5 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook Live

Facebook recently released the ability to film video in real-time called Facebook Live. Depending on how great your content is, videos have the potential to reach over a millions views.

Yes, this new feature is exactly what Periscope is, a live video platform. But here’s the difference — Facebook has over a billion monthly users.

Here are five reasons why I believe adding Facebook Live to your business strategy is worth it:

1. You can reach new viewers.

When you are setting up Facebook Live, you can share the video chat with your friends OR you can make it public. By choosing public, your video has the opportunity to reach more than your current friends/followers.

Facebook Live opening screen

2. Users will receive notifications when you host a Facebook Live.

Friends and followers will receive a notification alert when you are currently hosting a Facebook Live video and 8 times out of 10, people check them often. If they don’t receive a notification, there is a ‘follow’ button they can click on within your live video to receive a notification next time.

3. Viewers can react and comment in real-time.

People will be able to comment and like or “react” to your video as it’s happening, making it the ultimate engagement tool. Answer viewers’ questions and comments as soon as they come in, it will help keep the conversation going.

4. Live video helps your brand/business achieve authenticity.

People are more likely to pay attention to a brand or business if it’s authentic and approachable. Using Facebook Live gives you that benefit — it allows you to be more personal with users than a fully edited video would be.

5. Video will stay on your Facebook page or profile.

When you finish the live video, it will automatically stay on your profile or page and give you the option to save the video to your camera roll.

Facebook Live Content Ideas:

1. Conduct interviews or Q&A’s.

By not having the option to edit the video, your interview will come off authentic and “in the moment.” It’s helpful to have a loose plan or script, but don’t over-do it. Personally, I would tune in to a Facebook Live interview before a fully edited one on YouTube.

2. Share your talents!

Whether your talent is creating music, tattooing a client, showing off your soccer skills on the field or sharing tips on closing a real estate deal, Facebook Live can grab new and interested users that haven’t heard of you yet.

3. Releasing a new product or announcing an upcoming event.

Think of this as the new and improved press release! Facebook Live gives you the option to capture excitement from users and answer their questions at the same time. You may even attract media with your video.

4. Are you a fashion or travel blogger?

Share a live video of a trip to your favorite boutique and tell viewers how to find the best deals. If you’re traveling, share a live video of that epic deep sea fishing excursion you’re currently enjoying.

If you still don’t believe how powerful Facebook Live videos can be, take a moment and watch Candace Payne try out her new Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s on Facebook Live. 2.8 MILLION views. https://www.facebook.com/candaceSpayne/videos/10209653193067040/

WHY SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN’ STORIES: Divya Sood

LadyDrinks presents one female professional’s story each day in the lead up to the DEVI STORY LAB Thursday, June 23rd. Buy tix here.

Today, we feature Divya Sood, General Manager and Licensed Optician, Visionworks and author of “Nights Like This.”

June 23rd, LadyDrinks is hosting its marquee event for 2016, in conjunction with Paprika Productions. Six everyday South Asian professional women have agreed to undergo a 10-week workshop intensive to tell their stories live on stage at the PIT Theater in New York City Thursday, June 23rd. Each day, we have featured one South Asian woman’s story from the community. Today, Divya Sood, one of the DEVI STORY LAB participants, shares WHY ITS IMPORTANT FOR US AS SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN to be sharing our stories.

“We laud our daughters for their accomplishments, but we never delve into their personal struggles. We, as South Asian women, weren’t endowed with some magic gene for success. We weren’t endowed with some magic teflon so that failure or disappointment don’t touch us. Beautiful, capable South Asian women waste their lives because they are not allowed to fail. This is the perception that I wish change. I want young South Asian women to embrace their differences — -and their failures. Being fallible is not only acceptable, but it is character-building.

Storytellers are change makers. By sharing our truth, we are saying ‘no’ to the old repressed ways of living — and ‘yes’ to a liberated honest expression of our humanity. “

10 Things Speaker Ryan Could Do to Address Poverty Right Now

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice welcomes anyone, any time, to the conversation about how to make sure no one in the United States lives in poverty. But we strongly dispute the claim that this is a deeply complicated problem requiring a brand new agenda, such as the one likely to be presented by Speaker Paul Ryan in the coming days. The fact is Congress knows, and has always known, how to end poverty. It is simply not that difficult, in the richest country the world has ever known, to create an inclusive economy where everyone has the resources to live with dignity.

In fact, we could do much of it as early as tomorrow.

Toward that end, we offer Speaker Ryan, the driving force behind the Republican “anti-poverty” agenda, 10 things he could bring to the House Floor tomorrow that would actually work. This is not everything that has to be done to mend the gaps in the fabric of our society, but it’s a darn good start.

  1. Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — Even as the economic recovery has brought lower unemployment, too many people working full-time jobs (or even two or three of them) don’t make enough to get by. A study by the National Employment Law Project found that $15/hour was the lowest wage that would still allow a single worker to meet the basic cost of living just about everywhere in the United States. Speaker Ryan could help lift thousands of workers out of poverty by passing H.R. 3164, the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act introduced in Congress last year.
  2. Guarantee paid sick leave — 49% of workers in America still lack paid sick leave and are forced to choose between losing the salary they desperately need and jeopardizing their health and the health of those around them. After passing a comprehensive paid sick leave policy New York City found not only that it improved the health and financial security of workers, but also that unemployment dropped and businesses grew. The Healthy Families Act (H.R. 932) was introduced in Congress more than a year ago. There’s no excuse not to pass this legislation today.
  3. Guarantee paid family leave — In addition to ensuring that everyone has the ability to take a sick day to care for themselves or their family, we must also guarantee paid leave for new parents and those who have to take extended time to care for a sick family member. Only 5% of workers in the lowest 25% wage category have access to paid family leave, compared to 22% of workers in the highest 10% wage category. The FAMILY Act (H.R. 1439), introduced in Congress last year, builds on successful legislation passed by cities and states around the country to create an insurance program that provides workers with the family leave they need.
  4. Expand and protect the Earned Income Tax Credit — The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of our most effective anti-poverty programs. It provides tax relief to low-income workers to ensure that no one who labors to earn a basic wage is taxed back into poverty. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the EITC helped lift 6.2 million people out of poverty in 2013. But the current law overlooks too many workers in need, including those low income workers without children and workers under 25 or over 65. Speaker Ryan himself discussed his support for addressing these gaps when he was Chairman of the House Budget Committee, now he has the means and the opportunity to make those changes today.
  5. Expand childcare subsidies — The high cost of quality childcare takes a dramatic toll on low-income families across the country. A report from the Economic Policy Institute found that in every state, quality childcare cost more than 30% of a minimum-wage worker’s earnings. Access to high quality childcare allows parents to support their families and better prepares children to learn and grow into healthy adults. We shouldn’t ask people to choose between their kids and their paychecks — H.R. 4524, the Child CARE Act, is one way that Speaker Ryan could solve that problem.
  6. Ban the box — It’s no secret that admitting to having a criminal record is the kiss of death for job applicants. Conviction records are likely to reduce the prospect of a job offer or interview by almost 50%. There are currently 70 million people in America with arrest or conviction records, we are only just beginning to realize the massive economic implications of discriminating against the people who are reentering society and the workforce. Passing the Fair Chance Act (H.R. 3470) would allow people seeking to reenter the workforce the opportunity to apply based on merit, without facing discrimination.
  7. Pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship — For the millions of people who live in the U.S. without documentation or with only temporary permission to work, finding stable employment can be nearly impossible. Many more immigrants are barred from accessing the social programs they need because of decades of anti-immigrant legislation. By allowing immigrants to come out of the shadows and fully participate in society, immigration reform would benefit individual families and our community; the CBO estimated that immigration reform would reduce our federal budget deficit by $200 billion over ten years. H.R. 13, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, had the votes to become law in 2014 and is a viable solution to fixing our broken immigration system. Speaker Ryan should work with his fellow members of Congress to pass real immigration reform now.
  8. Expand eligibility and opportunity for low-income housing units — There is a significant shortage of affordable housing units across the country. Bipartisan legislation in the Senate rumored to be introduced in the House of Representatives (The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act) would incentivize the building and preservation of almost 1.3 million homes. Speaker Ryan can move forward with his commitment to end poverty by developing a housing plan that focuses on ensuring that everyone has a home.
  9. Continue to make healthcare more affordable — The Affordable Care Act was a critical step toward making sure that all Americans can access the healthcare they need, but it stopped short of realizing the goal of universal healthcare. H.R.3241, the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2015, would allow states more flexibility and freedom to work toward universal healthcare. Speaker Ryan can move forward today to ensure that no one lives in the healthcare gap and take a powerful step toward alleviating the economic uncertainty and financial burden of families still left without health insurance.
  10. Reauthorize and improve the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act — The landmark legislation that helps feed children in schools across the country has been under attack by congressional Republicans. Congress has sought to cut the number of schools eligible to feed all of their students and increase the amount of time and effort schools must put into qualifying for the program. Beyond these initial changes that will kick thousands of students out of the program, Republicans in Congress want to replace the entire program with ‘block grants’ that will seriously jeopardize our ability to feed children in need. Congress has an opportunity to improve child nutrition programs to feed more children who are hungry. If Speaker Ryan wants to lead on poverty, he can start by leading his party away from policies that take food from children.

As NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus reminded Congressman Ryan in 2012, to implement programs that work to eliminate poverty, Congress must have the political will to raise reasonable revenue for these responsible programs. We can pay for these programs by closing tax loopholes and having the courage to fix our broken tax system. Right now, a loophole in tax law allows hedge fund managers to call a portion of their earnings a ‘capital gain’ instead of ‘income’ and that small difference costs the nation billions in tax revenue every year. The Carried Interest Fairness Act (H.R. 2889) is one such piece of legislation that promotes tax fairness in the United States.

Creative solutions to solving poverty are necessary, but we don’t need to look far to find the answers. What if — instead of giving the billionaires another break — we took that money and used it to expand Section 8, the federal program that helps low-income families find affordable housing? NETWORK Lobby judges all legislation by how it would affect people experiencing poverty. If Speaker Ryan is serious about this issue, we encourage him to use the same criteria.

Hidden WiFi CCTV Cameras for Home Security – EU Spy Shop – Medium

Hidden WiFi CCTV Cameras for Home Security

Wireless 15M IR CCTV Camera With Mini DVR SD Recording

The primary thing that you ought to consider is whether you require advanced or simple CCTV Surveillance cameras. Which of the CCTV do you require? These two have diverse courses in recording recordings. Advanced CCTV reconnaissance cameras are equipped for making documents and after that putting away it to an inner memory card or hard plate while simple cameras utilizes VHS recorder, which implies that you will require heaps of clear tapes. Simple cameras are restricted with regards to recording recordings, so on the off chance that you are worried about boundless recording, and then you ought to pick advanced CCTV security cameras.

Concealed security cameras, which are otherwise called shrouded observation cameras, Hidden CCTV Cameras for Home, and undercover cameras, are regularly the best kind of camera when the objective is to screen individuals and property furtively. As found in the item decisions on this page, shrouded observation cameras are covered in lodgings to look like smoke locators, PIR caution movement sensors, fire sprinklers, and different unnoticeable articles.

The most well-known of these sorts of camera shape is The Covert 3g Cameras and Latest Covert WiFi Cameras which are frequently utilized as a result of its handy shape, as well as in light of the fact that it is anything but difficult to camouflage. This is most importantly something that ought to be kept in the back of your psyche when arranging a secretive reconnaissance bundle. Every state has its own particular controls concerning incognito reconnaissance, and the national government additionally has its very own couple.

Knowing this you ought to do some examination in your general vicinity to discover what the diverse laws may be. A Covert camera is anything but difficult to manufacture and tweak. You can without much of a stretch incorporate them into just about anything. Actually, there are such a large number of spy cameras that fit consistently into any home thing. You can then cover such thing without anybody knowing there is a mystery camera shrouded somebody.

Sustainable Development: Post 2015 Agenda (Implications for Africa)

Sustainable Development: Post 2015 Agenda (Implications for Africa)

Sustainable Development is not just about setting long goals but it is about looking back S at due time and counting achievements. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been afrmed to be action-oriented and universally applicable, taking into consideration different national realities, capacities and levels of development. When the SDGs were to be set to replace the MDGs, the United Nations called on all countries to formulate regional positions to reect regional stands.

African countries met and came up with an African common position on the Post 2015 Development Agenda according to the needs of the region, their position as well as those of other regions were taken into consideration when the goals were nally reeled out.

To this end, African countries have a stake in ensuring the success of the goals on the continent however, the questions are, how prepared are African countries in achieving these goals? And more importantly, what do these goals mean for the continent?

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Do You Have A Leaky Gut? – Dr. Peyton P. Berookim, MD – Medium

Do You Have A Leaky Gut?

Do you have leaky gut syndrome? Some may ask, what is leaky gut syndrome? Or, what are the symptoms associated with leaky gut syndrome? Well, leaky gut syndrome is when the contents in the intestines are exposed into the blood stream. The result is having inflammation throughout various parts of the body or being at risk to developing various diseases. 
Some of the most obvious signs of leaky gut syndrome include the following:

1. When a person reacts negatively to certain foods it can be a result of leaky gut syndrome.

The reason that the person is reacting negatively to those foods is because the toxins from the foods enter the bloodstream the body releases a plethora of antibodies which can make certain people more sensitive to antigens from certain food products.

2. Deficiencies with vitamins, enzymes, or other nutrients.

This can oftentimes lead to malnutrition. People with leaky gut syndrome are suggested to eat foods based on the amount of vitamins that they need; oftentimes the food that they are recommended to eat are probiotic.

3. Mood Issues

Leaky gut syndrome has been proven to cause neurocognitve disorders such as depression. This is caused because inflammation causes cytokines to be released in the body and that induces depression. 
Oftentimes leaky gut syndrome can lead to other problems such as headaches, skin problems, digestive issues and easy weight gaining. The best ways to combat leaky gut syndrome are listed below:

4. Reduce daily stress as much as possible

Though life can be difficult and stressful at times, it is best to let go of some stress by taking a few minutes each day to do something you enjoy.

5. Make a doctor’s appointment

See what they recommend, but it is best to not take medications that are prescribed it is best to try and change your diet and lifestyle.

6. Begin eating foods that contain high levels of collagen.

Some of these include chia seeds, flaxseeds, salmon or any other fishes that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, and guava.

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