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Money and the World Order

The systems that run the world are all based on money and exchange of goods for a benefit. This is easy to see when one goes to a shop and purchases goods and pays for them with the method of exchange in that area. It is not so easy to see, however, when one pays for something and the return is invisible. That happens in religion, for instance, whereby promises are made that after-death one will receive the entitlement.

It is at that point that magic enters the equation and in today’s world more things are based on promises than on reality. Arguments persuading one to part with their money are now covered by tertiary studies and economic degrees. The goal is making money circulate and that can be at any cost to either an individual or society in general.

What does one achieve when paying for a ride on a Merry-go-round at a local Fair? Or when taking a plunge over a cliff in a Bungy type experience? The only thing returned is a small rush of adrenalin that becomes addictive and makes the partaker want more of the same. These things are, however, counted as business enterprises and they are incorporated in the World Order.

Anything that gives a moments pleasure, or adds a little to the entertainment of the brain is good business. People will often pay more, therefore, for these things than for food for their body. Drugs, alcohol, and gambling are high on this list and they are all supported as they take money from pockets and savings and spin it out through the community.

The bottom line is the World Order is constructed on money and unless it flows throughout the communities it becomes stagnant and the structure it supports will fail. Governments are forever vigilant and they must ensure that their policies focus on helping the business sector over those that would stagnate the economy.

In countries where this is not the case the state can fail and this is happening now in some areas where the business sector is at a standstill or almost so. Recent examples include Venezuela, where the economy is almost non-existent and now Rio, the city that will soon host the Olympics Games, that has declared itself bankrupt.

It is obvious that many countries are fighting to stave off similar collapses as the World Order is rocked by an uncertain economic outlook. World-wide jittery nerves are watching with interest as the value in shares topple and financial systems struggle to overcome over-value in their currency and over-spending on things that may not save them, such as defense and wars.

Do You Know When to Get an Oil Change?

If you fall into the category of drivers who allow a windshield reminder sticker to dictate when they get an oil change, current expertise recommends you drop that habit. Conversely, it is advised you heed the automobile maker’s advised service intervals. For those driving modern cars, it is advised that you rely upon the car’s oil life monitoring system to alert you when it is time for a change.

The Manual Is Your Guide

In the maintenance section of your owner’s manual, there is an oil change information section customized for your vehicle. Commonly, the manual will list two service schedules, based on what they deem “normal” and “special” driving conditions. Decide which description best fits you and follow the advised schedule. If you are unable to locate your owner’s manual, chances are you can find one online or even refer to Edmund’s Maintenance Schedules, whose database includes makes as far back as 1980.

Trust Your Monitor

Recently, manufacturers have been installing oil life monitors, which are based on mileage and alert the driver via a maintenance light when the vehicle reaches that predetermined mileage range. In more advanced versions, the monitors are continuously tracking information via sensors located throughout the car and then utilize an algorithm to predict your oil life. Depending on your driving conditions and behaviors, the frequency of your car’s lubricant can vary daily. All guesswork is eliminated about when your next tune up is and you are free to just drive until the maintenance light alerts you. It is important to remember that these systems are created to work with the factory-recommended brands. As high-tech as they may seem, they are not advanced enough to distinguish if you choose to upgrade to a higher brand. So, it actually pays to save your money and rely on the factory fill.

Obtain an Oil Analysis

Every mechanic and dealership service crew may seem to have their own rationales for their recommendations. The most reliable way to determine the life of your vehicle is to obtain an oil analysis. This will spell out the conditions of your fluids, as well as unveil any issues your engine may be having. Once your results come back from the lab, you will receive recommendations on just how far you can go between service appointments.

Make the Switch to Extended-Life Oils

Companies are now making extended-life oils available, guaranteed to last until the mileage notated on the bottles, with some as high as 15,000 miles. However, it should be noted that these are recommended for automobiles that are beyond their warranty limits. In fact, most manufacturers will deem your warranty void if you fail to adhere to their recommended service schedules.

There is no absolute answer to the question of how often a driver should obtain an oil change. Although the average suggestion is every three to five thousand miles, there are many factors that can affect that estimate. If you happen to schedule your maintenance too early, you are only aiding in the health of your engine. The older the lubrication is, the harder your engine has to work to perform properly. Thus, your car burns more fuel. So, going in early only equates to you saving on gas mileage.

Will You Be Alone on Mother’s Day?

There are certain times of the year when being alone, perhaps without your children, can feel especially raw. Mother’s Day, long Bank Holiday weekends, Valentine’s Day, holidays and key social events can be a real struggle if we are by ourselves, separated from our children. It matters little that we usually spend lots of time with them.Tips for being alone on Mother’s Day;- Remind yourself that it’s just one day. If you miss out on a Christmas or Mother’s Day it can be all too easy to run with the emotion and get caught up in a cycle of gloom and despondency. Try to detach from the feelings and make sure the next time you see them you have a lovely time together. Focus on making your together times special.- Yes, by all means, acknowledge that some of your alone time can be a great opportunity to get chores done and catch up on jobs, but also determine to dedicate some time for yourself to enjoy a few treats. Have a leisurely bath, light those lovely scented candles you’ve been saving for a special occasion, read a book, watch a film, listen to some good music, prepare your favourite food. Relish having the place to yourself. Relax, de-stress and treat yourself well on Mother’s Day.

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- Avoid guilt-tripping your children or regaling them with details of your distress. Children are not stupid, they’re good at sensing how you’re feeling and will usually be far more aware of what’s going on than you credit. Yes, they’ll allow Dad to bribe them with holidays and expensive gifts – why wouldn’t they! But they’ll also appreciate your daily efforts to feed and care for them, the things you suspect go largely unnoticed.- Maintain an involvement in other areas of life. Keep your identity and establish some interests away from the home. Keep up to date with the news, popular TV, what’s happening in your locale, so you’re confident enough to participate in conversations, build new social connections and attract new friends.- Would you be interested in accepting an offer from friends or colleagues to meet someone they know? Might it be time to meet someone new and do something different? Mixing and talking to new people, particularly potential dates, is a great way to improve your confidence and self-esteem, motivate you to dress up, look after yourself and remind yourself that you’re more than ‘just’ a Mum! Plus conversing with new people is an important skill, quickly lost if we’re out of practice and haven’t socialised independently in a while.- Are you ready to consider dipping a tentative toe into the official dating scene again? Online dating sites are an increasingly popular way to meet new people and offer great practical advice. For example, be careful how much personal information you disclose, limit a first meeting to an hour and in a public place, and trust your gut instincts if you start to feel uneasy.- Manage your expectations and don’t invest everything in a new friendship/relationship from the outset. Enjoy meeting someone new, practicing your conversational skills, maybe flirting a little and making a new friend even if it doesn’t result in them becoming a lover.- Make invitations. Take charge of the parts of your life you have some control over, like your social life. Be proactive and join mailing lists. Source free exhibitions, two for the price of one offers and early doors specials on meals. Become the go-to guy for fun and also accept when others reciprocate and invite you along. Keep in touch with what’s happening around you.

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- Provide reasonable options. Your friends and inner circle may wish to socialise but may need to be careful about their expenditure. You could suggest a pamper evening at each other’s homes, or supper parties where everyone contributes a dish and/or bottle. Or retrieve your board games and have competition evenings; I know of several people who started games evenings over the winter months and enjoyed them so much that they became a regular part of their calendar.- Also, make time for some of the things that interest you, if you are able. Volunteer, join a class, walking group or activity you enjoy. Maybe alternate child care with other mums and dedicate some free time to mixing and meeting people with similar interests to yourself. Enjoy sharing conversations, becoming friends and, who knows, maybe meeting someone new too.Remind yourself that each situation has pros and cons. Being single isn’t the end of the world! Alone doesn’t have to mean lonely. In fact many people in unhappy relationships will envy you your freedom and the fact that you’re now starting out afresh. Have a great Mother’s Day!