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November 26, 2013

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 11/26/2013

Amsterdam Barters Beer To Street Cleaners

Here’s a new twist we haven’t seen before. In Amsterdam city officials are working with alcoholics under a special program (devised to keep them occupied and away from disruptive fighting and noise-making), wherein they clean streets and city parks. In exchange for a day’s work, they receive 10 euros (around US$13), a half-packet of rolling tobacco as well as five cans of beer — two to start the day, two at lunch and one after work.

Barter’s Value Will Be Discussed At Toronto’s TEDx

Swappreneur Marta Nowinska, the founder of Toronto’s swapping community, www.swapcity.ca, will be talking up the value of barter in Toronto on December 5. The venue for the TEDx gathering will be the Musk School for global affairs. Nowinska says her personal mission is raising the profile of the barter community, as well as pointing out the importance of today’s barter economy.

Shop Small This Holiday Season

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is encouraging Americans to spend this holiday season by walking Main Street and shopping small, in support of local and community small businesses.

AMA Says Aspirin At Night Is Best

The American Medical Association says the secret to lowering your heart attack risk is to take a low-dose aspirin before going to bed at night, as opposed to taking one in the morning.

Note: According to the Mayo Clinic you should take a daily aspirin only if your doctor recommends that you do so. You should never begin daily aspirin therapy on your own.

L.A. Company Aims To Offer “Poolside Workspace” For Workers

"Poolsidepreneurs" was founded recently in Los Angeles, and they want to invent a luxury workspace for entrepreneurs. For $99 a month the members-only club offers entrepreneurs access to private pools, lounges, and meeting rooms at hotels around the country as a place to work. The company expects to open up 14 markets next year. (It's expanding on Starbucks' stores being used as a popular workspace!)

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How To Keep More Cash

The most valuable commodity in the marketplace is cash. Because it’s liquid and universally accepted, one can virtually acquire anything the market has to offer with it. The other side of the coin, however, is that we can rarely get enough of it to either accomplish all of our goals or to satisfy all our aspirations.

That’s why business owners are increasingly utilizing another form of wealth — the power of reciprocity. In the years ahead we will continue to see the growth of barter, as well as the evolvement of a tighter relationship between the buyer and vendor/supplier. It will be more reciprocal in nature, not only because it’s good business, but also competition will demand it.

In other words, when you make a purchase from someone, shouldn’t they in turn “buy” from you? If not directly, then indirectly — by having them take payment in the form of trade dollars, which they can use through your trade exchange.

Business done in this manner is “win-win” where both parties benefit, rather than that of a single party benefiting under the typical sales scenario.

Wealth: All property that has a money value or an exchangeable value. (Source: Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.)


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There’s More Than One Type Of Boredom

The journal Motivation and Emotion says there are five types of boredom, varying from a calm and pleasant experience to something more like depression. And boredom is the most common human emotion.

Here’s a quick look at the five types of boredom:

Indifferent boredom:

This is considered a pleasant form of boredom. It’s like “zoning out” on the couch in front of a marathon of trashy reality TV shows.

Calibrating boredom:

It’s like daydreaming. Letting your thoughts wander, or you’re open to new ideas but don’t feel any motivation to actually get up and do something.

Searching boredom:

Ever responded to the question “why did you do it?” with “because I was bored”? Then you have probably experienced searching boredom. People who experience searching boredom are highly motivated to find a more interesting activity. And it can lead to innocuous behavior like texting a friend or may even prompt violent or risky actions. It can also result in highly creative and positive actions.

Reactant boredom:

Trapped in a boring lecture or a never-ending meeting? When you can’t change your circumstances — by getting up and leaving — your boredom may be accompanied by restlessness and aggression, along with the desire to do something else.

Apathetic boredom:

This a very unpleasant form of boredom, accompanied by a lack of motivation. It seems to be similar to depression, and it may have more negative consequences than the aforementioned other types. Apathetic boredom can be assumed to be detrimental for personal psychological health.


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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today’s New Age Of Possibility

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