What you will find in this edition

  • Feature:
    How US Real Estate Might Completely Change
  • Business Psychology:
    Progress = Happiness
  • Business Tools:
    Benefits of Owning a Swiss Trust Company!
  • Executive Fitness:
    3 Tips to Overcome Everyday Aches & Pains!
  • International Spirits & Cuisine:
    Alcohol: Friend or Foe? The Answer is not Cut & Dry!
  • Living & Traveling Offshore:
    Everyday Dopp Kit
  • Corb7 International Services:
    Business Listings Currently for Sale

International Business


The US Real Estate Might Completely Change!

We just came across this article and thought it really important.  If you invest in US real estate this could change the entire landscape of how transactions are handled.  A new class action law suit targets real estate agents, their firms and the tools they use like Multiple Listing Services.  This really could change everything.

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Business Psychology

Progress = Happiness

Tony Robbins is an extremely popular motivational speaker who is not without his critics.  Personally, we have always found his videos and books to be full of good ideas.  This video above, however, really stands out.  The macro premise is that what we achieve or acquire does not make us fulfilled but happiness is progress and nothing more or less.  We think this presentation something that you will enjoy and find valuable.

International Business

  Business Tools

Understanding the Benefit of Ownership!

Owning a Swiss Trust Company can offer tremendous benefits for the right client.   In this brief video, we offer a comprehensive synopsis.


Executive Fitness

3 Tips to Overcome Everyday Aches & Pain

Pain is a significant concern for many people. Estimates from the International Association for the Study of Pain suggest that one in five adults across the globe suffer from pain.

Pain can affect anyone, even people who have not been in an accident or suffered an injury while playing a sport or performing another physical activity. For example, lower back pain, which can be caused by sitting at a desk for long stretches of time, is the most common type of chronic pain in the United States. Such pain may be unavoidable, but that does not mean it and other types of everyday aches and pains cannot be overcome.

1. Begin a well-rounded exercise regimen.

Regular exercise that includes both strength training and cardiovascular exercise increases blood flow and helps build a strong core. A strong core supports the spine and reduces the pressure on it, making it less likely people who sit for long stretches at a time will end their days with lower back pain. Routine exercise also helps other areas of the body by keeping muscles loose and flexible. Before beginning a new exercise regimen, men and women, especially those with existing aches and pains, should consult their physicians about which exercises they should do and which they might want to avoid.

2. Employ RICE.

RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation, can help men and women overcome the aches and pains that result as the body ages and tendons begin to lose some of their elasticity. RICE might be most helpful for people who have been diagnosed with tendinitis. Athletes over 40 who engage in activities that require repetitive motion might need to take more days off between rounds of golf or other competitive and/or repetitive activities. If tendinitis flares up, take some time away, icing any sore areas, wrapping them in bandages, and elevating them while resting. Athletes rarely want to sit on the sidelines, but a few days off can go a long way toward alleviating the pain associated with tendinitis.

3. Recognize your body may develop some limitations.

Age should not prevent you from being physically active, and numerous studies have touted the benefits of continuing to exercise into your golden years. However, as the body ages, muscle fibers become less dense, resulting in a loss of flexibility that increases the risk of injury and/or soreness. As men and women grow older, they shouldn’t abandon activities like gardening or strength training. But they may need to scale back on the intensity with which they perform such activities. Doing so can prevent the kinds of muscle strains associated with aging.

Pain affects more than one billion people across the globe. But some simple strategies can help people overcome pain and enjoy a rich quality of life


International Spirits & Cuisine

Alcohol: Friend or Foe? The Answer is Not Cut & Dry!

Alcohol can be both tonic and poison. Literature suggesting that light to moderate drinking presents a plethora of health benefits can be found if people go looking for it. However, alcohol also has its detractors, who say that the risks outweigh the benefits when it comes to drinking. This makes it even more complicated to decided if consuming alcohol is something that can safely be included in one’s lifestyle or if it’s something to be avoided.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that alcohol can affect every organ in the body. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. The Mayo Clinic advises that moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits. These can include reducing risk of developing and dying from heart disease. There’s a possible reduction in the risk of ischemic stroke, which occurs when the arteries to the brain narrow or become blocked, impacting blood flow. Some think that moderate alcohol consumption may reduce one’s risk of diabetes.

The Harvard Medical School indicates that moderate drinking protecting against cardiovascular disease and diabetes makes sense biologically and scientifically. Moderate amounts of alcohol raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good” cholesterol), and higher HDL levels are associated with greater protection against heart disease. Moderate alcohol consumption has also been linked with beneficial changes ranging from greater sensitivity to insulin to improvements in factors that influence blood clotting.

Alcohol has a dark side, too. Its most pronounced issue is the toll it can take on the liver. Heavy alcohol use can cause inflammation or scarring of the liver. The World Cancer Research Fund also ties alcohol to cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, breast, liver, colon, and rectum. People who cannot control their drinking can develop addictions that affect both their personal and professional lives.

Moderation is essential when consuming alcohol. Those who do not currently drink are not advised to do so just for the potential health benefits. However, people who have one to two drinks (12 ounces of beer, eight ounces of malt liquor, five ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of liquor) on a regular basis and are healthy overall should generally have few problems, according to the Mayo Clinic. Still, it is always best to consult with a physician about alcohol consumption and its potential effects on one’s overall health.


Living & Traveling Offshore

The Everyday Dopp Kit

International travel certainly requires being organized to maximize and enjoy your time.  We recently came across this toiletry bag which is also know as a Dopp Kit.  Dopp kit is a term particularly in use in the US for toiletry bags. The name derives from the early 20th century leather craftsman Charles Doppelt, whose company designed the case in 1926.  This bag is outstanding for its simple and functional design.

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