August 15, 2017

Things about Australia I Never Knew

I have always been fascinated by Australia. When I was 12 my neighbors grandchildren from Australia visited her for the summer. Not only was he adorable but his accent had me falling in love! 

I have wanted to travel there since but I became a US Homebody and never got the opportunity to go. Recently I have done some research and investigating on the vacation of my dreams and that makes me want to visit Australia even more now than I wanted when I was a kid. 

Here are some of the things I have discovered:

 If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it could take you up to 27 years to see and visit them all. I could think of worse ways to spend 27 years!
There are 60 designated wine regions in Australia. Your bound to find a wine you love with those type odds!

Australia has 3.3x more sheep, baaa, than people. WOW! All I'm going to say!

There have been no deaths in Australia from an icky spider bite since 1979. Which is good since I hate spiders! Australia does however have sharks, snakes and massive salt water crocodiles. And those have been known to have an impact on life expectancy in some instances. 
The world's largest sand island can be found in Australia - Fraser Island!

Australia has the world’s longest golf course measuring more than 850 miles long. I'm not a golf fan but if you want a vacation with your man and he loves golf, he can golf while you hit up one of those many gorgeous beaches!

The Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s largest living structure

Australia is the 6th largest country by size, a massive 2.9 million square miles. And even though its size is massive the population is only 22.6 million.

The Australian coat of arms features 2 endemic animals; an emu and a kangaroo. Both of which can only move forward, which is widely considered a symbol of progress and represents the notion that the country is never going backwards.

Australia has 516 national parks.

Most people are Protestant or Roman Catholic.

Kargoorlie, a remote town in the state of Western Australia is currently the worlds largest producer of gold.

Now you know more about the beautiful island! 

Here is an interview with someone from Australia! He has served as Australia’s senior government official to the G20 economic summits and has represented the prime minister at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. His name is Andrew Charlton. Read the interview HERE.

You can read another wonderful article on Andrew Charlton HERE. This article was posted on Quarterly Essay, Australia's leading journal on politics, culture and debate.

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August 6, 2017

Free Sample of SASMAR Personal Lubricant

Free Sample of SASMAR Personal Lubricant 
Chicago, 2 August 2017: Personal lubricant brand SASMAR, announced today that it has launched a global lube sample campaign allowing consumers to try one of their long lasting formulations that will be mailed to them free of charge and no purchase is required.

SASMAR aims to enhance the quality of consumers lives with its personal lubricants that are designed to replenish moisture, feel silky and soft on the skin and actually help to increase the pleasure of lovemaking for both partners. The free sample campaign is designed to encourage consumers to experience the high quality of SASMAR personal lubricant formulations and also for consumers who have never used a lube to try personal lubricant for the first time.

The stigma associated with personal lubricant being only for those that experience vaginal dryness or couples “not doing it right” is a myth and our goal with this free sample offering is to communicate the message that SASMAR lube adds fun and excitement for all couples says Laurent Joly, Assistant Brand Manager. “The number of requests received in the past days is incredible and we are looking forward to getting the samples out for people to try!”he further added.

SASMAR was founded in 2005 due to increasing demand from consumers wanting to buy high quality intimate lubricant that did not give them thrush, dry out quickly or get sticky from a supermarket or pharmacy without needing to order it online and wait days for delivery. True to its promise the company now has its range of water-based, silicone based, warming and flavored lubes in more than 60 countries globally, is a major supplier of lubricant to the United Nations and other non-profit governmental organizations working on the prevention of HIV/Aids and reduction of unwanted pregnancies around the world. SASMAR lubricants are FDA cleared and tested compatible with natural rubber latex, polyisoprene and polyurethane condoms providing assurance to consumers of quality that can be trusted to enhance their love life instead of complicating it.
This isn’t the first time SASMAR has run a free lube sample offer, in 2006 the company launched its silicone lubricant with a huge sample giveaway within Australia that lasted many months and resulted in more than 200,000 samples being distributed across the country from their then headquarters in Sydney.
The SASMAR free lube sample offer is available to consumers in United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Australia and most of Europe and being over the age of eighteen is a requirement.

Sample offer page page:

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June 16, 2017

Let Dad Know You’re Concerned About His Health

With Father’s Day Coming Up – Is It Time
To Let Dad Know You’re Concerned About His Health?

June brings both Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month, making the timing perfect for adult children to have a talk with their aging dads to make sure they’re taking care of themselves and will be around for many more Father’s Days to come.

“Men are notorious for skipping their annual checkups and sometimes need a little nudging to set up a doctor’s appointment,” saysPawan Grover, M.D., ( a surgeon and patient advocate.

“But those checkups are very important because so many serious health problems can be headed off with a little preventive care.”

Screenings and yearly physicals help to detect prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular problems or other conditions that can be treated if discovered early enough.

Fortunately, the majority of American men do touch base with health professionals, even if not at the rate women do. 

A 2014 survey by the Centers for Disease Control showed that 61.5 percent of men said they had been in contact with a physician or other health professional within the last six months, although that could just be a phone call. That compares to 74 percent of women.
But 13.7 percent of men hadn’t had any contact in more than two years, as opposed to just 5.7 percent of women.

That’s where adult children can step in, Grover says.

“They should let dad know about their concerns and that they want the best for him,” he says. “Tell him you want him to still be around to play with the grandkids and you want all of you to be able to enjoy life together for as long as possible.”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers guidelines on what should be checked and when, including:
• Blood pressure. Have your blood pressure checked once every two years. High blood pressure, if not brought under control, can cause strokes, heart attacks, kidney problems, and heart failure.
• Cholesterol. Starting at age 35, have your cholesterol checked every five years. You might want to start even younger, though, if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, if heart disease runs in your family, or if you smoke.
• Diabetes. Get screened for diabetes if you have high blood pressure or if you take medication for high blood pressure. Diabetes can cause problems with your heart, brain, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, and other body parts.
• Colorectal cancer. Testing for colorectal cancer needs to begin at age 50 and even earlier if there’s a family history of the disease. 
“Men who put off doctor’s visits need to realize they may be causing themselves long-term harm,” Grover says. “They probably think, ‘Nothing is wrong so why should I go to the doctor?’ But it’s not a good idea to wait until those underlying health problems start showing themselves.”

About Pawan Grover, M.D.

Dr. Pawan Grover ( is a graduate of the UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Rutgers Medical School). He did his residency at the Texas Medical Center and spine interventional Fellowship with world-renowned specialist, Professor Michael Cousins in Sydney, Australia, who is widely considered as the father of interventional pain management. Dr. Grover has also worked as a television medical correspondent with Fox news, CNN and has been featured on the Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS.  In response to his work in medicine and humanitarian efforts, he was given a national award at the White House from President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.

June 15, 2017

Cannabis Industry Legitimized Through Digital Currency

Cannabis Industry Legitimized
Through Digital Currency

There is an old saying that “cash is king.” But when it comes to forming a legitimate business or industry in the United States, digital currency has dethroned cash.

Those in the cannabis industry, which operates mainly in cash, know this all too well, as their industry is having trouble legitimizing itself, raising money laundering and monitoring fears from the U.S. government. Banks, which are federally regulated, are hesitant to work with cannabis companies because marijuana is still illegal under federal law, and that’s why it’s forced to be a cash-only business.

But Steve Janjic, CEO of Amercanex (, the first fully electronic cannabis marketplace, is changing that through an electronic wallet known as ACE Pay.
“The only legal way for the industry to do what it is doing is because of our system,” Janjic says. “We had to build a real payment system for it to survive. Without a regulatory system, we would never get the buy-in of the federal government, which now has everything it needs to regulate the industry, collect taxes, etc.”

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, nearly 20 percent of Americans do not have access to electronic banking, a bank card or a credit card. Because of this, they deal in cash.

ACE Pay provides a bank account for those who utilize the system, forcing money to change hands electronically, much like PayPal.

Janjic says that those on the system can obtain a physical card if they desire, and that the ACE Pay system is fully automated so banks do not have to add extra staff. Thanks to a proprietary algorithm, those who are on the system will only be allowed to purchase cannabis once a day and minors will not be allowed to make purchases.

Currently, 37 states and the District of Columbia have either legalized some form of marijuana use or possession, or are in the process of doing so. Colorado has been the most successful, fully legalizing marijuana in 2012. Despite its success, Janjic says that 30-35 percent of the state’s marijuana is still purchased on the black market because of its cash-based nature.

“There are many states that could gain from fully legalizing marijuana,” Janjic says. 

“Struggling states could start growing cannabis, which could help turn their economies around.”

If other states in the union choose to follow Colorado’s model, it could be a windfall in new revenue for those states. According to Fortune, Colorado collected more than $150 million in taxes from the legal sale of marijuana in 2016. The first $40 million annually collected from taxes on marijuana sales is earmarked for public school projects. Not only is the cannabis market in Colorado generating tax revenue for the state, it is also creating more than 18,000 jobs annually.  

About Steve Janjic

Steve Janjic is CEO of Amercanex (, founded to provide a transparent, neutral and non-manipulated marketplace for institutional cannabis-industry participants, including growers and retailers. The company, a commodities exchange for the rapidly growing industry, strictly adheres to the centralizing regulatory and reporting requirements to local and regional regulatory authorities. 
Janjic is also the former global head of eFX Sales and Distribution at Tullett Prebon, one of the world’s largest institutional brokerage firms, with 168 years in the marketplace. While with Tullett Prebon, he has established a global sales force focusing on institutional e-commerce and prime brokerage sales/distribution teams.