The Legal Protection of Traditional Knowledge. For century pharmaceutical companies attempted to patent turmeric and curcumin. But was denied in 2001 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the ground that its medicinal properties were not patentable. Curcumin being used medicinally for centuries was the reason the USPTO rejected and revoked the rights for Turmeric patent 5401504. This case was a huge victory for India, but there were more battles ahead. London's Observer reported that there were more than 100 Indian plants awaiting grant at the US patent office. Bio-piracy !
Whether you shake on dried Tumeric powder, drink Tumeric milk, or apply Tumeric as an anti-aging cosmetic, there is very little denial that this spice can do wonders for minimalist wellness!
Traveling the world with no agenda and no plan for coming home used to be something only the independently wealthy could pull off. But, the 21st Century is the time of the Digital Entrepreneur. No idea where to begin? No problem, join Jon Hunter and his Six Figure Mentors Program for a step-by-step guide and support during your journey.
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The power of the Internet makes it possible for anyone with enough drive to make a living from their laptop. Digital Entrepreneurs work in their pajamas or from the balcony of their hotel overlooking the ocean. All they need is a WiFi connection and they can fund themselves abroad for as long as they like. If you want to live the life of the Digital Entrepreneur, here are three ways the Six Figure Mentors program can get you started:
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So you want to publish your first novel, have you been picked up by a publishing company? Yeah, not so easy to do, is it? Do you know what is incredibly easy these days? Self publishing your own novel and marketing it for an affordable price.
Working differently, that is what minimalist living enthusiasts love. Avoid the bloated publishing machine altogether and circulate your work to the world through technology. Disruption is exciting and innovation is the key! Here are five top websites that are disrupting publishing as we once knew it:
Today, I highlight self-published author, Marla Madison, and her novel Relative Malice as an excellent example of self publishing.
"I'm a new independent author who loves to read and write suspense. Relative Malice is my very favorite of all my suspense "babies" because its star, Detective Kendall Halsrud, represents today's real woman with all of her flaws and all of her strengths. A sequel, also featuring Kendall, will be published in April. To introduce new readers to Kendall, Relative Malice will be free in its ebook form from February 21 to 25. Enjoy!"
- Marla Madison http://marlamadison.blogspot.com
Marla skipped the costly middle men and simply created, edited, proofed, and marketed her novel into the hands of millions worldwide. Readers are proclaiming how exciting and thrilling Relative Malice is and are clamoring for the next installment. If you want to get your own copy of Relative Malice, click the picture above and see what a high-quality self-published novel looks like!
I was recently told about a new social media platform developed with the intention of connecting Christians of all types to each other. I was intrigued and decided others may be as well. While one might want to align 1Branch as a Facebook for Christians, they would be mistaken. 1Branch was created to give controversial Christian views a place to be shared without criticism. People can gather together in a neutral religious zone to discover the ultimate truth together. Founder and Project Manager, Paul Etienne, struggled in the past to convey his own religious views with the people around him which fueled him to bring 1Branch to life. The site gets its name from John 15:5, in which Jesus said, “I am the Vine. You are the branches”
“The spirit of 1Branch is to embrace the totality of the religious experience. I want to enable people to talk about issues that really matter to them, even if they are considered off limits. I created a platform where people can feel free to express themselves and to find their true purpose. I realize that our approach might be controversial, but if it’s important, it’s worth doing.”
1Branch offers users much of the same experience as other social media platforms including:
Where it differs is that the topics explored on the site cater to a spiritual, Christian point-of-view. As users register they are asked to disclose their religious denomination and are then invited to "branch." Branching allows discussions to be both positive and negative. Opinions are shared within the same Christian branch but the separation allows for a more customized and anonymous social experience.
Branching offers two streams - "Dirty Laundry” and “General" - which are specific to the chosen denomination. Dirty Laundry allows posters to post freely and anonymously about things they don’t like, understand, or that confuse, and even about secrets a denomination may have.
An interesting website catering to a specific niche that I felt was highly minimalist in nature. Minimalist living enthusiasts favor beautiful free experiences. The ability to gather together virtually, discuss feelings, opinions, and spirituality, most definitely fits into that lifestyle.