The World of Crystals

Crystals have a long tradition of being used for crystal healing in every culture and religious tradition from the beginning of time. Each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to vibrate at a certain frequency. It is this vibration that is said to give crystals their healing abilities. These Ancient healing tools can be used for cleansing, stimulating, balancing, bringing clarity and positive energy, assisting with spiritual connection, and so much more.

Our Ancestors wore jewelry made of crystals and gemstones for the power and energy they hold.  Each stone is created with some of the same elements that is within our own body temple and therefore can affect our energy, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies.

Crystals can be placed on certain parts of the body to bring relief or can be swept over the body using a crystal pendulum or crystal wand. Carrying or wearing crystals​ that resonates with a physical condition can also gently​improve​ the condition.

Here are some examples of conditions and the crystals that can be used to help alleviate them. ​

Headache: Amethyst, Turquoise, Amber, & Lapis Lazuli 

Difficulty Sleeping: Rose Quartz, Citrine, Amethyst, Tourmaline, & Smoky Quartz

Difficulty with Concentration and Study: Clear Quartz, Carnelian Citrine, Amber, Fluorite, Sodalite, & Lapis Lazuli 

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

More to come….

 

 

 

 

Facebook plans to roll out video advertising

Face Book video advertisement will help small businesses says Mobile Regime, LLC

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday said it soon plans to begin video advertising within members’ News Feeds, a move that takes aim at massive spending budgets for television ads.

The social-networking giant says in a “short amount of time” marketers will be able to tap into video ads. Facebook is testing out an ad for the film Divergent with a small number of people this week.

Shares of Facebook, which touched a new all-time high, rose 1.6% to $54.67 in morning trading action following the news.

Facebook’s video advertising foray squares off against Google’s increased efforts to attract billions of dollars to its massive video-sharing audience at YouTube.

“Now, Facebook will rival YouTube as a source of online video ad reach,” says Forrester analyst Nate Elliott.

Yet Facebook faces a difficult task in finding the line between not outraging its users with abrasive ads and pleasing Wall Street. Underscoring the distinction, Facebook member Jason Damata said, while “I hate auto-play video ads” and would be compelled to not use the site, it will make me want to “buy FB stock because the money this will generate could be considerable and may help them formulate a viable alternative or supplement to TV ad dollars.”

Facebook’s new video ad units could fetch between $1 million and $2.5 million per day to reach the social network’s entire audience, according to an ad industry source not authorized to speak on behalf of Facebook.

Spending on television ads in the United States is expected to reach $68.5 billion next year, according to eMarketer, up from $66.4 billion this year. U.S. digital video ad spending is expected to soar 39.5% to $5.79 billion in 2014.

“Big brands are eagerly awaiting to increase their FB spending through video,” says Brian Nowak, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group, who increased his price target to $68 from $52 ahead of the announcement.

Facebook’s video ads will begin running automatically across its News Feed but will remain muted unless people turn on the audio of the ads. The new ad forms will begin on both desktop and mobile.

The social network will need to be mindful of not blasting its 1.2 billion members with too many ads. Facebook executives noted on its third-quarter earnings that it had reached its capacity for the number of ads it can serve its audience.

“The company hasn’t always been smart about testing new ad formats and rolling them out slowly, but that’ll be important here to avoid compromising both the user experience and the video ads’ effectiveness,” says Elliott.

Still, Facebook’s effort to limit the number of ads in its News Feed could boost ad prices. With restricted supply coming to its ad marketplace that faces improved clicks from advertisement advances, including such video ads sold at a premium, prices are poised to climb in Facebook’s auction-buying format, say analysts.

Companies to benefit from Facebook’s strategy are video production companies like Mobile Regime in Scottsdale Arizona that creates High definition content for high profile to small companies. “We are excited of the possibilities of being able to help small businesses grow in local and national markets with strategic video placement,” says Mobile Regime CEO Queen Muhammad Ali

Credit cards for tech ballers:

Coin, Kicking Credit Cards To The Curb, Answers A Few Questions

by Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook) (for educational purposes only)

YC-backed Coin, the electronic credit card that stores multiple cards on one Bluetooth device, made a big splash last week blowing past its $50,000 pre-order in less than 40 minutes.

Turns out, people not only want to buy more Coins but they want to know more about Coin, too. That said, the company is responding to consumer feedback, announcing a number of features that will be available in the first release.

Most importantly, Coin will be equipped with an alarm that learns how many times your Coin is being swiped and alerts you if it believes there is fraudulent activity going on.

For example, your card may be swiped once by a merchant or waiter to pay for the transaction, and again to steal the information on your card. Traditionally, your bank or credit card company wouldn’t notify you of the fraudulent activity until a transaction was completed in another city or in an odd way using your information.

Coin actually notifies you the moment the information might be stolen, allowing you to make an inquiry about the activity.

You can also lock down one particular card so that friends, waiters, or strangers can’t swap to a different card on their own. The team has also revealed that Coin can work without being tied to a phone.

“When we released Coin we wanted to have a succinct message,” said founder Kanishk Parashar. “We just wanted to let our users know that yes, we understand your feedback and we have been designing these features all along, and that they will be available in the first release.”

Q. Can someone accidentally change which card is selected on my Coin?
A. We’ve designed the button to toggle cards in a way that makes it difficult to trigger a “press” unintentionally. Dropping a Coin, holding a Coin, sitting on a Coin, or putting the Coin in a check presenter at a restaurant will not inadvertently toggle the card that is selected.

Q. What if my phone runs out of power or is in airplane mode? Will my Coin be useable?
A. Yes, but you may need to unlock it if the Coin becomes deactivated due to being out of contact with your phone for too long.

Q. How secure is Coin?
A. Maintaining the integrity of your Coin’s data is critical to your peace of mind. That’s why our servers, mobile apps and the Coin itself use 128-bit or 256-bit encryption for all storage and communication (http and bluetooth). Additionally Coin can alert you in the event that you leave it somewhere.

Parashar also assured us that the Coin will be available throughout the rest of the campaign, for the next 24 days, with no cap on the amount of pre-orders made.

“It actually helps when we have more orders,” said Parashar. “It means that larger manufacturers will be willing to prioritize us and work with us.”

Interestingly, this is Parashar’s first time running a hardware business, previously founding a software payments company called SmartMarket. It asked for both merchants and consumers to change behavior entirely by using a mobile only payments product. This is what led to Coin.

After realizing that the app was getting plenty of downloads, but not very frequent use as a payment method, Parashar decided to build a payment solution for consumer side only.

When asked if Coin would eventually morph into his grander scheme for payments, all digital on consumer and merchant side, Parashar simply said that Coin is currently focused on delivering the first version to consumers.

If you want to get some more information on Coin, head over here.