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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

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I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

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In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

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There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

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Pressure Mounts on the US Fed as Inflation Worsens

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Pressure Mounts on the US Fed as Inflation Worsens

The cost of housing and other essentials increased pressure on American households in September, erasing wage gains and ensuring the Federal Reserve will continue to rapidly raise interest rates.

Excluding volatile food and energy expenses, consumer prices rose 6.6% in September compared to the same month a year prior – the quickest rate in four decades. And on a month-to-month basis, these “core” prices rose 0.6% for the second consecutive month, confounding forecasts for a decrease and indicating that the Fed’s many rate hikes have yet to alleviate inflationary pressures. Typically, core prices provide a more accurate depiction of underlying price patterns.

The government announced Thursday in its monthly inflation report that prices grew 8.2% year-over-year in September, a modest decrease from August.

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However, prices grew 0.4% from August to September, which was greater than the increase from July to August. Although lower gasoline contributed to a decline in the broadest measure of inflation, higher prices for food, medical care, and housing indicate widespread price pressures throughout the economy.

“We still see no evidence that inflation is decelerating,” Deutsche Bank analyst Matthew Luzzetti said. To say nothing of the clear and persuasive evidence that the Fed is seeking.

In early trade, the stock market suffered a severe decline but recovered and went higher. The Dow Jones increased 560 points, or 1.9%, by midday.

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The report released on Thursday represents the penultimate U.S. inflation figures before the midterm elections on November 8, following a campaign season in which rising prices increased public worry, with many Republicans blaming President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats.

In a Thursday speech in Los Angeles, President Biden acknowledged the pain inflation is causing many people, but he also said that the most recent figures indicate “some progress.”

“The cost of living is squeezing Americans,” the president stated. “It’s been the case for years, so people don’t need a report to inform them they’re being squeezed. This daily struggle was crucial to my decision to run for president.”

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Despite significant price increases, September statistics revealed that prices fell last month for various tangible products, including clothing, used automobiles, furniture, and appliances.

A crucial factor is that supply chain bottlenecks have alleviated, and many large retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target, have discounted some items to clear out surplus inventory.

However, the price declines were not as dramatic as many economists had predicted, and they were more than offset by substantial price rises in services, such as health care, vehicle repair, and housing.

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In September, housing costs increased by 0.8%, the highest increase in 32 years. The Fed’s rate hikes have resulted in significantly higher mortgage rates — an average of about 7% for a 30-year fixed mortgage — which has prompted a decline in home sales and prices.

However, it will take time for falling home prices to influence the government’s measure.

The cost of health insurance increased by 2.1% between August and September and more than 28% over the last year — a record annual increase. In September, the cost of auto repairs increased by 15% year-over-year, also a record high. Many automobile component supply lines are still interrupted.

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According to Eric Winograd, U.S. economist at AB, the fundamental driver of inflation has shifted from goods prices to services. “Since wages primarily impact services inflation, taming inflation will need a significant contraction of the labour market.”

Inflation in the services sector is also being driven by consistent consumer demand. Even if there are indications that lower-income Americans are reducing their spending, higher-income households continue to be prepared to spend on travel, restaurant meals, and services such as veterinary care.

This week, for example, Delta and American Airlines reported good revenue increases due to rising traveller demand. From August to September, airfare increased by 0.8%.

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Service companies are rapidly increasing wages to recruit the labour force they require. These increased labour costs are frequently passed on to customers through higher prices.

Inflation has increased grocery bills, rentals, and utility rates, among other family expenses, generating challenges for many and spreading pessimism about the economy despite good job growth and record-low unemployment.

Kasondra Mathews is one of those experiencing pressure. Near Denver, 50-year-old Mathews has been working overtime as a nursing assistant to pay her rent and grocery expenditures. Over the past several years, her rent has climbed approximately 5% annually, reducing her budget for other purchases.

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Mathews has found means for her daughter, a senior in high school who will soon be attending college, to apply to her selected institutions for free. She is also avoiding college visits to save money on transportation.

“We were unable to do college trips due to financial constraints,” she explained. “I could not do the things you may like to do for your elderly loved one.”

According to a recent study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Americans’ financial outlook is becoming increasingly negative as the midterm elections approach. Up from 37% in March, almost 46% of Americans now regard their personal financial status as poor. This significant decline contrasts with the generally stable results throughout the pandemic.

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The September inflation data ensure that the Fed will raise its main short-term rate by three-quarters of a percentage point for the fourth consecutive time when it meets in early November.

Since March, the Fed has already increased its benchmark short-term rate by three percentage points, the quickest pace of increases since the early 1980s. These hikes aim to increase the cost of borrowing for mortgages, auto loans, and business loans and reduce inflation by slowing the economy.

At their last meeting in late September, Fed officials estimated they would raise their benchmark rate to approximately 4.5% by the beginning of the next year, which would be the highest level in 14 years.

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To combat what appears to be an entrenched bout of inflation, several economists believe that the Fed will need to raise interest rates even further. There is a risk that such increased borrowing costs might cause a recession.

According to the minutes of the Fed’s most recent meeting, policymakers stated at the September meeting that inflation showed “no sign so far of abating.”

The price of used automobiles decreased by 1.1% from August to September, the third consecutive dip. However, dealers have avoided passing on these losses to consumers, significantly increasing profits.

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The vice chair of the Federal Reserve, Lael Brainard, remarked this week that merchants have likewise reported excellent profit margins, having hiked prices more than salaries.

“The recovery of retail (profit) margins to more typical levels could significantly aid in reducing inflationary pressures in certain consumer items,” said Brainard.

Several major retailers have begun to reduce prices. However, it is unclear what impact this will have on inflation in the coming months. Walmart has announced that it will give hefty discounts on toys, home goods, electronics, and beauty products. This month, Target began promoting Christmas sales.

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However, after increasing rates over the past 18 months, businesses are reluctant to change direction. Economists predict that prices for many goods will likely remain high until consumer demand slows more and forces more businesses to compete on price.

According to Eric Swanson, a former Fed economist who is now a professor at the University of California, Irvine, “there is a saying in economics that prices rise like rockets and fall like feathers.” You’re beginning to see this somewhat.

The Associated Press

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Now Is the Time to Think About Your Small-Business Success

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

p1

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

Advertisement

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

Advertisement

p2

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

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Kansas City Has a Massive Array of Big National Companies

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

p1

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

Advertisement

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

Advertisement

p2

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

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