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I am a blogger from Lebanon ( a country beside the Mediterranean sea). I graduated from University in 2004 with a BS in Banking and Finance Major. Personally, I am interested in reading and analyzing economic and financial news.I love to know about spirituality and law of attraction as well. In our age, Information and news can be transmitted and exchanged on a global level easily and frequently, thanks to the internet. I hope that this website may assist or help all sort of people (whether investors, business men, students, teachers and academics) to acquire and gain new information from my articles and the data sources highlighted within the articles. I would love to interact with my readers, so please leave a comment.

Watch “Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way” on YouTube

Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way:

   The music band called backstreet boys is very famous. This is a very beautiful video song which is full of influential emotions,  love and joy showing you how much beautiful things in life can be present. If you are desire love and joy in music and songs , you can really find them to increase your happiness level and improve quality of life. We all want that way going in a progressive positive direction.

Blessings to all

Watch “Empowering Inspiring video message” on YouTube

Empowering Inspiring video message:

   In this video , you learn to be grateful for every aspect in you life and focus on good things in life that is meant to be abundant , joyful  and lovely. They are telling you to take life easily and do the things you love to do. There is a great power inside each person that is as great as the world. Let us enjoy life.The more we feel the joy and be thankful, the better we feel about life and the grearter shall we receive from univervse.

Advancing renewable resources ( from Wikipedia )

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight,wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.[2] Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas:electricity generation, hot water/space heating, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid)energy services. Direct geothermal for heating is also growing rapidly. Wind power is growing 30 % annually in the world. [3]Based on REN21’s 2014 report, renewables contributed 19 percent to our energy consumption and 22 percent to our electricity generation in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Some countries get most of their power from renewables, including Iceland (100%), Norway (98%), Brazil (86%), Austria (62%), New Zealand (65%), and Sweden (54%). Both, modern renewables, such as hydro, wind, solar and biofuels, as well as traditional biomass, contributed in about equal parts to the global energy supply. Worldwide investments in renewable technologies amounted to more than US$ 214 billion in 2013, with countries like China and the United States heavily investing in wind, hydro, solar and biofuels. Renewablebiofuels have contributed to a significant decline in oil consumption in the United States since 2006.[13] The 93 billion liters of biofuels produced worldwide in 2009 displaced the equivalent of an estimated 68 billion liters of gasoline, equal to about 5% of world gasoline production. [4]Renewable energy resources exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries. Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits.[5] In international public opinion surveys there is strong support for promoting renewable sources such as solar power and wind power.[6] At the national level, at least 30 nations around the world already have renewable energy contributing more than 20 percent of energy supply. National renewable energy markets are projected to continue to grow strongly in the coming decade and beyond.[7]While many renewable energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas and developing countries, where energy is often crucial in human development.[8] United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that renewable energy has the ability to lift the poorest nations to new levels of prosperity.

( This quotation is taken from Wikipedia . )

Watch “Positive Affirmations – Meditation Part 2” on YouTube

Positive Affirmations – Meditation Part 2:

As you view this enriching and beneficial video taken in these wonderful natural scenes, you notice that positive affirmations are statements said in self talking or meditation to affirm and ensure positive self image and confidence. Positive statements can be encouraging , uplifting, helpful and empowering. For sure , when you use the word repetitively I am getting better and better everyday ,for example ,and truely believe, it will help you become better each day and compel you to take better and more inspired action. Positive affirmations especially when accompanied by truthful, honest and continuous belief can make step by step improvement if God wills. It is a way to help you connect to divine truth and infinite intelligence.
If we repeat positive statements like I am happy , you are talking to your subconscious mind that you are always happy.It can help you have happy thoughts , feelings and can help you act in a manner that induces more joy. Off course , you should try to take actions that enhances inner feelings of contentment like helping other people and doing activities that you like such as sports or listening to music or whatever you wish. Positive Affirmations need to be persistent and in line with positive feelings and constructive good actions. It gives you a way of being more optimistic person unleashing your greater power of sustainable development and prosperity.

5 Reasons Lower Oil Prices won’t Stop Solar, Wind and Electric Cars

I was reading an article talking about five reasons why lower oil prices won’t stop solar and wind renewable energy resources in addition to electric or hybrid cars.

Developing technologies are making power plants that produce electricity from sunlight and wind much cheaper in the medium and long run and so the economic return on them will be quite promising. As to storage capacity of electricity from renewable alternative resources, gradual advancement is being achieved. Electricity for example, in Arizona can be stored from solar power and can generate electricity 6 hours after sunset. Rising economies of Asia, Africa, Latin America and growing advanced economies of US and Europe will likely push-up the demand for power and electricity especially from cheap sources like renewable abundant resources such as Solar, Wind, hydro-electric, geothermal and bio-fuels that are getting better and better year after year.

In the long run thriving renewable energy resources are going to make our world environmentally more friendly and economically more prosperous. Scientific research and development are going to bring more peace prosperity and sustainable economic growth.

Watch “7 Steps to Help You Recover During Difficult Fina…” on YouTube

7 Steps to Help You Recover During Difficult Fina…:

Life goes on no matter what happens. Life is abundant and generous , but to go on when faced with some rough times we need to stay positive , open minded and optimistic when unexpected changes take place. We need to always regain hope that we can turn things around. For example , when we lose a job , we can still make changes in our lives in a positive way to find a better job or even create our own business. Let us move on. Maybe , we can learn new skills or sort out new constructive and progressive ideas that can make us more productive and successful no matter how our situation seems like. You can overcome whatever difficulties you face.

I agree with Sonia Ricotti that in good and easy situations , we might not take action or even think of making changes for the better hopefully. But if we face little difficulties , we look forward to make beneficial changes. Sometimes we might not like something that can be a blessing in disguise. There are verses in the Holy Qoraan and the Holy Bible that says that we may dislike things being good for us and God knows but we do not recognise. Out of some life experiences, I find it really true.
You can always prosper and learn anything from new experiences and challenges that face us. Always be thankful and optimistic. Live your life and keep on doing the things that you like such as sports or any other hobby if possible. If you seek happiness , joy and prosperity , you can find it. Try to move on in a positive attitude and in a persistent manner to find the goodness and joy in life.

Watch “Manifest Anything You Want – The Secret Law Of At…” on YouTube

Manifest Anything You Want – The Secret Law Of At…:

The way you think, believe , visualise and act , you shape your life in the future. If you are truly optimistic in life, grateful for what you have , loving and looking forward for abundance and success, you will be really blessed with more than enough love , joy , financial abundance and facilities. You can increase your connection with infinite intelligence or the creator of this world through prayers, meditation , love and help to others. If you give , you shall receive back. The generous will flourish and prosper. Those who help others, will themselves be helped and refreshed. What you intend for yourself and others , you receive. Of course, to give more you have to vecome more.
For you to be better in terms of wisdom , health and wealth, you have to really believe and act as if great things are going to happen to you. You can use a superior power of your mind and spirit to attract all goodness and blessings into your life. You will have unlimited capacity to evolve and draw awesome things to your life ;
All you have to do is to continously believe in yourself , take some inspired and disciplined action towards your goals because we live in a genuinely loving and generous world. Life is meant to be abundant.Seek and you will find. Hope that our dreams will come try in God’s will.

You can read the book called “The Secret” written by Rhonda Byrne or watch her movie ” The Secret “

What makes a happy society? – Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

https://forumblog.org/2014/11/makes-happy-society/?utm_content=buffer849e1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

If you read this article , they are right that money and materialistic things alone do not not guarantee social happiness.  There are other factors like social welfare and social cohesion that make people happier. Social welfare like health insurance whether private or public , unemployment insurance and retirement transfers when people retire can increase level of happiness and trust in their countries  , so that employees will feel , happier, more productive and more secure. SOCIAL COHESION is the feeling of belonging to one’s country or
community. A person feeling love and cared about in his country or community will be happier and more profuctive in his social life and work as well.
     With respect to social welfare , Scandinavian countries like Sweden , Finland,  Denmark and Norway rank first in the world in terms of social welfare. They are right that health care and education give people more freedom and happiness , as they can help improve financial situation and quality of life. Educated and healthy people will have a better way of living including more freedom to choose to live the way they want. Many factors can contribute to happiness socially. Maybe we can achieve more happiness in the world due to improved standards of living worldwide even in developing countries in Africa, Latin America ,South and East Asia. We hope and wait to see a happier world to live in as time passes by.

Watch “ENIGMA | MMX Social Song / First version Official” on YouTube

ENIGMA | MMX Social Song / First version Official:

Enigma is a very popular, famous and successful music band. This videa music has really wonderful scenes and views of nature and people from all the world. The music is really awesome and influential. It takes you into a world of beautiful dreams and wonders just like heaven. It can really touch your feelings because it has awesome melodies and tunes, so I advise everyone to watch and enjoy.
God bless our universe

The dawn of the 21st century

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      Some   oil and gas exporting countries , especially in this scientifically and technologically progressing world, should make economic and structural reforms  if they are to continue with a healthy and prosperous economy.
Hope that necessary steps of gradual reforms can be taken in these countries that can diminish reliance on Petroleum to generate income and make economic prosperity.  It is better for some countries that spend on subsidies much to reduce subsidies step by step and spend instead more on education and research and development to stimulate sustainable development. These countries should also invest in infrastructure to improve industry , agriculture, services and commerce. They ought to reform their educational systems .To diversify  and boost their economies , reseach and development ought to be more spent on and given more attention . For sure , they should watch out and suprvise how funds are used and how projects are implemented to get the best return out of them .All countries have certain potential capabilities whether used or not yet to further develop and evolve.

Because of the continuous development in technology used in both extracting oil and generating energy from renewable resources, prices of oil are dropping.  In USA , for example , due to scientific , technological and technical improvement , the production of shale oil and gas has increased a lot per day from 4 million barrels per day in 2005 to 8.7 million barrels per day in 2014. Figures of shale oil production can be further developed and raised. Consumption of oil in US has fallen since that time due to electricity that can be more cheaply generated from shale gas that can be increasingly extracted, produced and  reserved. Moreover, energy is being increasingly more produced from renewable  resources like hydroelectric,  wind, geothermal and solar energy in the US and the whole world which might push prices of oil down in the future.   Cost of production from renewable green resources of energy is being lowered year after year according to Wikipedia. Countries like USA, China and Germany are undergoing termendous development in terms of technology of renewable alternative energy. Moreover, 214 billion $ have been spent on research and development of green renewable energy resources in the world in 2013. In 2012 and 2013 , an estimated 19 % of energy consumed worldwide has come from renewable resources according to some sources from Wikipedia and are projected to steadily take off and multiply in the future. Hope that all countries in the world would benefit from such green technologies and other forms of technology.
Falling prices of oil in the 1980s was one primary reason why the Soviet Union has collapsed in the end of the 20th century.
However, lowering the prices of oil maybe has also political reasons that some countries want other oil exporting Countries like Russia and Iran to change their political directions , but technology can make a great shift in the consumption and production factors of oil and gas. We are in an era where technology and science is developing faster than before…   In the long run , we are going to have sustainable development, abundance of resources and greener economy improving our environment on earth partly due to alternative green energy which reduces a lot the use of oil just the way the discovery of vast resources of petroleum in the 20th century reduced consumption of coal a lot . Hope that the world would be more dependent on green energy resources giving sustainable development and clean environment in the coming years.

Blessings to our world…