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Woodstock was a rock festival that took place in New York from August 15th to August 18th, 1969. It became the most famous music festival in history both for the legendary bands that performed and for the people that attended the festival in the spirit of love, peace, fun and awesome music.
These stunning photographs offer a glimpse into the lives of some of the most recognizable people and moments throughout history. Few people have seen these rare photographs that offer more than just publicity shots of famous figures but rather give an in-depth look into the way they lived and the things that mattered to them.
Grace Kelly was one of the most beautiful women who ever lived and when she was first photographed by Howard Conant it was clear that she would be a star. The photographer followed her while on vacation in Jamaica and many of his photos have been featured in magazines. But this rare image gives the stunning Grace Kelly a peaceful look in a beautiful backdrop.
When someone you know is retiring it can be really hard to find just the right gift. Is it better to get something sentimental? Something fun? Something they can use? It really depends on the person and your budget. The following are a few great gifts that will fit nearly any budget and personality.
This can be either a pocket watch to do something more as a memento or a wristwatch for something a little more practical. For an added touch get it engraved.
Something for their Hobby
Are they a cook? A golfer? A Fisher? Perhaps a chess player? Whatever they are into get them something that goes with their hobby because they are going to have a lot more time to do it now.
Some people who retire do so because they want more time to travel and take vacations. A map is a great way for them to document where they’ve been and where they want to go.
Whether it is for coffee or beer a mug can be a great gift. Pick one that is funny, sentimental or appropriate and it can be the perfect gift for anyone.
A Gift Basket
It might not be the most sentimental gift, but it might be the most practical for someone that has everything (or too much stuff). This is something they can eat or use and not have more clutter.
A plaque is a great way to show someone how much they were appreciated at their job and it is something they can always look at on the wall and remember the good times at work and how they did make a difference.
A Photo Album
This can either be filled with photos of everyone at work or great times had at work or it can be left blank. If giving a blank photo album add a note that tells them to fill it with photos of all their adventures.
Something for Their Travels
If you know they are planning a big trip for their retirement or there is someplace they’ve always wanted to go, give them something they can use on their trip. Or you can give them something that reminds them of the place they are hoping to go.
A Night Out
They’ve got time, give them a gift certificate to dinner or an event or a concert. Get them started enjoying their retirement.
Something from Their Job
If they loved their job give them something to remember it by. Either something as a joke or a sweet memento whichever you think they will appreciate more.
When it comes to presidents it is no secret that many of them have entered the office quite wealthy. Several had established their fortunes well before getting the stress and the salary of the highest office in the land. For many of these presidents they had a quite a nest egg built up by the time they retired, but for some it was not enough to supply their extravagant lifestyles and they ended up deep in debt by the time they died.
All of the net worths of these presidents have been adjusted to the 2010 US dollar.
Thomas Jefferson $212 million
Thomas Jefferson had a substantial fortune to his name by the end of his presidency. He inherited 5,000 acres of land from his father and became a lawyer. Through his wife’s family he inherited 11,000 acres and 135 slaves. When he ended his presidency, he founded the University of Virginia and lived an extravagant lifestyle. His spending put him in debt by the time of his death and his daughter was forced to rely on charity.
No matter how many anti-aging lotions and potions I rub into my skin, it’s unlikely that I’m going to wake up one day soon, glance in the mirror, and see my 30-old- face staring back at me. But the burgeoning nutritional supplement market, estimated at a whopping $20+ billion, consistently promises it can help me live healthier– and feel younger. Although I’d be willing to keep my crow’s feet and laugh lines, in exchange for feeling as tip-top as I did decades ago, so many supplement claims seem downright absurd, even if Dr.
Oz is making them!
It got my attention, however, when I heard that a Stanford-educated PhD, with his advanced degree in cancer biology, had discovered a vitamin that actually could reduce the effects of aging and prompt our cells to act like they did when we were younger. Was this for real?
I wanted to learn more, so I arranged for an interview with Dr. Charles Brenner, the scientist, and asked him to explain his discovery in non-scientific terms. If a highly educated scientist hoped to teach me anything, he had to make it simple. Biology was my worst subject in high school!
Discovering The Pathway To Cell Longevity
Dr. Brenner is the polar opposite of Dr. Oz when it comes to publicity; that’s why you’ve likely never heard his name. The brilliant scientist discovered the pathway between nicotinamide riboside (NR), a miracle molecule with exciting ‘anti-aging’ abilities, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which is the single most important molecule in every single cell of our bodies. Now Dr. Brenner is speaking out about his discovery, because many companies misleadingly claim that their supplements can do the same thing as supplements with NR. That’s simply not true, he asserts!
“OK, so what’s the big deal about NR?” I asked Dr. Brenner. “We all absolutely need it,” he quickly responded. “NR is a form of vitamin B3 that helps our cells to produce NAD. NAD performs a number of critical functions: It enables our cells to convert the fats, proteins and carbohydrates we eat into the energy we need to stay in top shape. It also activates our longevity genes, known in the scientific community as sirtuin genes, which regulate cellular aging and the chemical and biological processes that help us maintain healthy and fit lives. Those processes are called metabolism,” Dr. Brenner told me. Unfortunately, our level of NAD substantially declines as our bodies slow down with age, making us more susceptible to certain health issues, like hearing loss, rare muscle diseases, nerve damage, heart conditions, obesity, diabetes, and more. Aging is the biggest risk factor for many of the diseases that kill us. Doing cardio and weight-bearing exercises all week, consuming a diet of nutritious whole foods, getting adequate sleep, and staying away from smoking and drinking, WON’T stop the decline of NAD, Dr. Brenner emphasizes.
NAD gives our metabolism the extra push it needs to reduce the effects of aging, and make the cells function like they did when they were younger. That’s a big deal.
Here’s another way to think about NR: It’s like the fuel to keep an engine functioning in an energy-efficient car. “As the engine becomes older, it becomes less efficient, and requires more fuel to keep it maintained,” Dr. Brenner explains. “Cells damaged by the inevitable stresses of life, such as aging, exposure to sun, or alcohol, look for NR in order to replenish their NAD and repair the damage.” If they can’t get it, they die. Prior to Dr. Brenner’s discovery, our cells could produce NAD with the help of tryptophan, an amino acid which synthesises protein, or from niacin and nicotinamide, also forms of vitamin B3. “But each of them has limitations,” Dr. Brenner reports. “Tryptophan is just plain inefficient; niacin at high doses causes flushing, and nicotinamide inhibits sirtuins, those genes I was talking about before that lengthen life, and help treat age-related diseases like diabetes, neurodegeneration, and cancer. The other compounds have been available since the late 1930s, but they don’t provide the additional advantages of NR.”
NR increases NAD, but doesn’t inhibit sirtuins, won’t cause flushing, and is the vitamin that our stressed cells look for to regenerate their vital NAD. When the scientific community first looked at Dr. Brenner’s research, it was excited to see that he had discovered something that would help the aging population to maintain muscle mass and function, as well as heart, nerve and cognitive function. Soon to release the results of a clinical trial , Dr. Brenner expects it to show that the NAD levels of healthy humans increased, even when they took single doses of NR.
There’s more good news: Dr. Brenner is co-founder and the chief scientist of a company called ProHealthspan, which distributes an NR supplement under the brand name TruNIAGEN®. He wants to assure us that we’re getting the real benefits of his important discovery, and to be wary of other brands that claim to turn back the clock.
People who have started taking TruNIAGEN report subtle changes in their overall feelings of well-being; improved sleep quality; consistent energy; improved cognitive function, and skin health within four to 16 weeks of taking their first dose.
Dr. Brenner also looks forward to determining the role of TruNIAGEN® in improving cholesterol, and helping with weight management, diabetes and neuropathy. “We’re hoping to enroll patients this year in a breast cancer neuropathy trial,” he says.
“My educated guess is that the more stresses a person has, the more TruNIAGEN® will be helpful,” Dr. Brenner claims. “It will be beneficial even when you’re in your 70s and 80s!”
For a long time, New Zealand was thought of as a haven for billionaires. A beautiful country with plenty of ways to enjoy their seemingly limitless wealth. The release of the Panama Papers suggest New Zealand may also have an appeal as a tax haven for billionaires and millionaires but that has not protected them from recent downturns. Many of the wealthy in New Zealand have seen significant decreases in their net worth, but still the same names continue to top the list.
1. Graeme Hart
Net Worth: $7.3 Billion
Graeme Hart built up a massive net worth through slowly buying up underperforming businesses. He has created what is now known as his packaging empire with businesses that make things ranging from paper and foil to milk cartoons and water bottles. Graeme Hart has made a fortune for himself even though he dropped out of school at 16 and started his career working as a truck driver. However recently he has begun selling some companies to pay off his debt.
In 2015, Global Finance Magazine ranked the wealthiest countries in the world based upon their GDP per capita. The analysis also included the Purchasing Power Parity which takes into account the cost of living and the inflation rate within the countries in order to compare the living standards. All but the most smallest countries like Andorra and Monaco were included in the study.
GDP per capita $105,091.42
Qatar is currently considered to be the most advanced Arab state for human development. It has the highest per capita income in the world and is backed by the world’s third largest natural gas and oil reserves. The country is so wealthy that approximately 14% of households are dollar millionaires but it relies heavily on migrant workers to build its economy. Currently 84% of the population are migrant workers.