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While members of Congress make an annual salary $174,000, many members of Congress are fabulously wealthy. See the link below for the 50 Richest Members of Congress (Updated).
In the fall of 2001, the Senate pushed aside an effort to block lawmakers’ annual pay raise, just as the House had done a few months before. The move wasn’t surprising — both chambers regularly consented to getting an automatic salary bump with little controversy.
A lot has changed in a decade.
Congress hasn’t accepted a pay increase since 2008, leaving rank-and-file members’ salary at $174,000. And with the economy stalled, the unemployment rate high and public opinion of the legislative branch historically low, lawmakers probably won’t see an increase anytime soon.
But how far has the pendulum really swung? Beyond simply forgoing an annual raise, several members have proposed bills that actually would cut their paychecks. So far, leaders haven’t shown much interest in scheduling any of those bills for the floor.
Reid’s (D-Nev.) office declined to comment.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) has found it difficult to drum up interest in her bill to cut the pay of members, the president and the vice president by 10 percent. The measure has just one co-sponsor.
“It’s more uphill than I expected,” she said. “To me it seemed like a no-brainer idea.”
For many years, the belief that members deserved an annual raise prevailed on Capitol Hill. For roughly a decade beginning in the mid-1990s, Republican and Democratic leaders observed an informal truce on the issue, with the result that pay increases went through nearly every year.
“There was an unspoken agreement among the leadership that we would not attack each other and the [party campaign] committees would not attack each other” over the raises, recalled Steve Elmendorf, who served as top aide to former House minority leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.).While members of Congress make an annual salary $174,000, many members of Congress are... more
Billionaire Warren Buffett may not seem to have much in common with angry laborers at town hall meetings or armies of California nurses protesting in the streets. But these days, the executive celebrity in his boardroom and working folks on the front lines have found a common mantra as the economy continues to sputter and the 2012 election approaches: "Tax the rich."Billionaire Warren Buffett may not seem to have much in common with angry laborers at... more
The Daily Blender: Billionaire Sheikh Carves His Name in Desert So Big It Can Be Seen From Space (VIDEO)Billionaire Arab Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, 63, carved his name into the desert SO BIG that it can be seen from space. His name 'HAMAD' is sketched on an island, using his limitless fortune, he hired a crew to dig his name into the sand on an island he owns called Al Futaisi. The name is two miles across and the carved letters are a kilometer high. The name is so big that it can be seen from space and the "H", first "A" and a bit of the "M" have been turned into waterways. The letters are dug so deep, they form waterways.Billionaire Arab Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, 63, carved his name into the... more
Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
'Too Big to Fail or Too Big to Change' — The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial RegulationEditor’s Note: Chad Johnson is a partner in the litigation practice at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP. This post is based on an article by Ross Shikowitz in the Spring 2011 edition of the BLB&G publication Advocate for Institutional Investors.
Two and half years removed from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the investing public has grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of criminal prosecutions of, and absence of truly significant fines levied against, the senior executives and companies responsible for igniting the subprime meltdown. Pundits have criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) as capitulating to the interests of “big finance,” citing SEC settlements that have been characterized as mere “slaps on the wrist” and the DOJ’s failure to convict a single executive responsible for creating the “great recession” despite significant evidence of intentional misconduct.
For decades, the public’s trust in the integrity of U.S. capital markets was a source of economic stability and unparalleled prosperity. To maintain this trust, investors must believe that they compete on a relatively equal playing field and that the laws governing the markets will be strictly enforced. In furtherance of these goals, violators of federal rules face civil penalties from the SEC or criminal prosecution by the DOJ. In connection with previous corporate scandals, the government held a significant number of the principal wrongdoers civilly and criminally accountable for their misconduct. In the wake of the current financial crisis, however, many argue that the lack of such accountability has eroded the public’s faith in U.S. capital markets.
Now, more than ever, private lawsuits are needed to supplement the existing regulatory structure, both to ensure that shareholders are adequately compensated for their losses and to send a strong message that fraudulent conduct will not be tolerated. Indeed, institutional investors continue to vigorously prosecute suits against the companies and executives at the heart of the mortgage crisis, well after the SEC and DOJ have shuttered their civil and criminal investigations. While it remains to be seen whether government regulators will eventually force Wall Street executives to answer for their improprieties, it is clear that sophisticated public pension funds will continue to play an essential role in obtaining compensation for injured investors and deterring future wrongdoing by corporate executives.
Wrongdoers Have Largely Escaped Government Penalties
While the SEC has reached several settlements in connection with misconduct related to the financial meltdown, those settlements have been characterized as “cheap,” “hollow,” “bloodless,” and merely “cosmetic,” as noted by Columbia University law professor John C. Coffee in a recent article. Moreover, one of the SEC’s own Commissioners, Luis Aguilar, has recently admitted that the SEC’s penalty guidelines are “seriously flawed” and have “adversely impact[ed]” civil enforcement actions. “We continue to have in place…a misguided approach to how to weigh factors one considers when deciding whether to seek a corporate penalty…and the Commission fails to appropriately focus on deterrence,” Aguilar explained.
Perhaps the most cogent criticisms of the inadequacy of the SEC’s settlements with companies and their senior officers can be found in rulings from federal judges considering whether to approve such agreements. For example, Judge Jed Rakoff castigated the SEC for its attempted settlement of charges that Bank of America failed to disclose key information to investors in connection with its acquisition of Merrill Lynch (“Merrill”), including that Merrill was on the brink of insolvency (necessitating a massive taxpayer bailout), and that Bank of America had entered into a secret agreement to allow Merrill to pay its executives billions of dollars in bonuses prior to the close of the merger regardless of Merrill’s financial condition. The SEC agreed to settle its action against Bank of America for $33 million in August 2009, even though its acquisition of Merrill resulted in what The New York Times characterized as “one of the greatest destructions of shareholder value in financial history.” In rejecting the deal, Judge Rakoff declared that the proposed settlement was “misguided,” “inadequate” and failed to “comport with the most elementary notions of justice and morality.” Indeed, Judge Rakoff described the agreement as “[a] contrivance designed to provide the SEC with the façade of enforcement and the management of the Bank with a quick resolution of an embarrassing inquiry.” When the SEC later submitted a revised $150 million settlement for approval, Judge Rakoff reluctantly approved the agreement while “shaking [his] head,” explaining that it was “paltry” in nature and “[w]hile better than nothing, [was] half-baked justice at best.”
The SEC was also recently criticized for failing to tack fraud claims onto its “record” $550 million settlement with Goldman Sachs (“Goldman”) in July 2010, even though the company admitted that it failed to disclose critical information to investors relating to its ABACUS transaction, a deal that was “born-tolose,” according to Taibbi. Specifically, Goldman chose not to tell its clients that prominent hedge fund manager John Paulson had selected the securities included in the ABACUS vehicle, while at the same time betting against the value of those same securities. Indeed, because of the strength of the claims against Goldman and the concurrent criminal probe by the DOJ, many investors expected a settlement in excess of $1 billion. John Carney, a CNBC senior editor, noted that in light of the deal, “somewhere Goldman’s lawyers and executives are probably popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. This settlement was a win for them.”
Further, a review of the DOJ’s recently released statistics supporting Operation Broken Trust’s purported accomplishments reveals that the DOJ’s figures are, at best, unsupported. As columnists such as Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times and Jonathan Weil of Bloomberg have detailed, several of the criminal and civil cases touted by the DOJ were commenced before Operation Broken Trust was initiated, and certain of the criminal convictions that the DOJ highlighted did not lead to any criminal sanctions whatsoever.
The lack of meaningful government sanctions raises legitimate questions as to whether corporate executives will continue to evade responsibility for their actions. Many have described the financial crisis as “unexpected” or “unforeseeable.” In contrast, the recent report from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (“FCIC”) makes clear that the mortgage meltdown was an avoidable event born of fraud, as well as of failures in corporate governance and risk management. Significantly, the FCIC explicitly concluded that banks selling mortgage products failed to disclose critical information to investors. Indeed, a former president of one of the top mortgage research companies testified before the FCIC that, even though approximately 28 percent of the loans issued to homeowners with poor credit examined by his company failed to meet even basic underwriting standards, nearly half of those loans were nevertheless packaged and unloaded onto unsuspecting investors. According to publicly released emails, “vomit” and “crap” were the terms of art used by UBS employees in 2007 to describe the company’s assetbacked securities; a Bear Stearns Deal Manager wrote in 2006 that investors were being sold a “SACK OF S**T.”Editor’s Note: Chad Johnson is a partner in the litigation practice at Bernstein... more
A FORMER Nazi doctor grew rich promoting the drug that caused the world's worst medical disaster, a British thalidomide expert says.
Research by Dr Martin Johnson, chief executive of Britain's Thalidomide Trust, shows Heinrich Muckter was paid huge bonuses before thalidomide was exposed in 1961 as the cause of thousands of deaths and terrible birth defects.
Dr Johnson's information, seen by the Herald Sun and shared by lawyers in several countries, is likely to generate compensation claims by hundreds of surviving victims, many with missing limbs and other catastrophic injuries.
Melbourne lawyer Peter Gordon, his former firm Slater & Gordon, and UK and US lawyers will, in a global class action, ask courts in at least four countries to examine the past of Grunenthal, the company that developed thalidomide in post-war Germany.
Courts will hear that in one year, it paid Muckter 22 times his annual executive salary, after thalidomide was rushed on to the market without proper testing in the 1950s.
Among other Nazis linked with Grunenthal was convicted war criminal Otto Ambros - later retained as an adviser by the British firm that sold the drug here in Australia.
Lawyers for hundreds of alleged victims, never compensated, will lead evidence suggesting Grunenthal wrongly assured distributors, doctors and the public its new sedative, patented in 1954, was safe for pregnant women.
This was despite its chemical similarity to drugs known to harm embryos and the absence of any testing on pregnant mammals. It also ignored the birth - on Christmas Day, 1956, well before thalidomide's official release - of a baby without ears, to the wife of a Grunenthal worker given samples of the drug.
Also, an eminent German scientist refused to test the drug on pregnant women, telling the company it was too dangerous.
The drug was subsequently sold in 46 countries under dozens of brand names, and used in medicines to treat headaches, colds and asthma, as well as morning sickness. The most common brand in Australia and the UK was Distaval, distributed by Distillers, later taken over by Diageo.
Thousands of babies were stillborn, died soon after birth, or suffered deformities - including missing limbs and internal defects that often proved fatal before adulthood. Thousands more survived to endure lives of misery and now face old age without any support.
A dossier of documents collected from Australian and European archives suggests federal and state governments and medical authorities were apathetic if not negligent, and this allowed Grunenthal and its distributors not to be blamed for the tragedy. It shows:
THE Commonwealth failed to recall thalidomide and discouraged the media from warning the public.
SIX months after Dr William McBride revealed, in November 1961, the drug was causing a birth defect epidemic, the Commonwealth health department knew almost nothing about it.
TEN months after Dr McBride warned the world, no Australian state had withdrawn it and the Commonwealth health minister said he would not order them to do so.
A YEAR after Dr McBride's warning, Victoria's health minister said he would not ban it, because the medical profession had urged him "to use my influence to allay this alarm rather than increase it".
In January 1963, MP Jim Cairns and Opposition leader Arthur Caldwell wrote to the Commonwealth health minister to warn that the public had no idea that other drugs also contained thalidomide.
Publicity was so limited the drug was still for sale in Melbourne suburban chemists in mid-1962.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAndrew Rule- A FORMER Nazi doctor grew rich promoting the drug that caused the... more
This morning, I received a set of photos of Gamal Mubarak's palace in Sharm-el-Sheikh from my good friend and Arabic specialist, Dr. Elie Mangoubi. I hesitated, but then decided the world had to see how corruption and money brought this man to where he is today. The palace is only one of several properties owned by the Mubaraks. To think that some have suggested that a public apology and the renouncement to wealth will appease an impoverished nation that has suffered the excesses of its 'first family' is beyond imagination. There was strong denial by the ruling military council that 'an apology' might serve as freedom for the Mubaraks.
How many apologies is this palace worth?
We all appreciate and love beauty. But when it is tied to corruption, embezzlement of funds, shady transactions, bribes, and enrichment on the backs of 80 million Egyptians, this beauty suddenly takes on very dark shades.
Continue reading on Examiner.com People of Egypt: you have paid for Gamal Mubarak’s palace - National Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/people-of-egypt-you-have-paid-for-gamal-mubarak-s-palace#ixzz1Nl9ya9UbThis morning, I received a set of photos of Gamal Mubarak's palace in... more
The Saudis are not happy. The democratic wind which is sweeping the Middle East is not permitted in the Royal House of Saud. And one of their very closest friends, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has fallen. How can this be? All the billions of black gold could not stop it. The entire paradigm for the region is now in question. Can aging despots keep their people in check while lavishing some bread crumbs upon them, and continuing their corrupt regimes? That is the very question at the heart of the 'Arab Spring', an idea whose time has come, and appears to be unstoppable.
If Egypt's revolution appears to be somewhat shaky at the moment, there are internal elements at work which cannot be ignored. Sectarian divisions exist and were nurtured by the Mubarak regime in accordance with the 'divide and conquer' rule. Now that Mubarak is being detained pending trial, the divisions have not vanished and seem to be more pronounced. The very latest incident in Imbaba is testament to the strife between Muslims and Coptic Christians where 15 people died and more than 250 were injured. Ironically, Saudi Arabia issued a statement condemning the church burning and the sectarian violence.
This is where Saudi Arabia's long arm can be found, and no care is being taken to be discreet about it.
http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/the-not-so-invisible-arm-of-saudi-arabia-egypt-s-counter-revolutionThe Saudis are not happy. The democratic wind which is sweeping the Middle East is not... more
Charles and David Koch both agree that President Obama is anti-business."He's the most radical president we’ve ever had as a nation,"… "And has done more damage to the free enterprise system and long-term prosperity than any president we’ve ever had.
Those poor little Rich boys.
Influencing our Politicians to further their billion dollar interests isn’t enough for them. Now they are the victims of a Marxist plot. We ordinary,(little) people should be kissing their filthy rich asses and thanking them for polluting the environment, not paying taxes and greatly contributing to making life miserable for the working-class.
Here’s a sample of what they think is so unfair.
Since Obama was inaugurated, the Dow Jones has increased more than 50% -- from 8,000 to more than 12,000; the wealthiest received a massive tax cut; the top marginal tax rate was three times less than during the Eisenhower years and substantially lower than during the Reagan years; income and wealth inequality are so vast and rising that it is easily at Third World levels; meanwhile, "the share of U.S. taxes paid by corporations has fallen from 30 percent of federal revenue in the 1950s to 6.6 percent in 2009." During this same time period, the unemployment rate has increased from 7.7% to 8.9%; millions of Americans have had their homes foreclosed; and the number of Americans living below the poverty line increased by many millions, the largest number since the statistic has been recorded. Can you smell Obama's radical egalitarianism and Marxist anti-business hatred yet?
Where would this Country be without super wealthy, delusional cretins whining about how unfair it all is? Oh, the inhumanity of it all!
If all of us little people pitch in our extra spending money maybe together we can afford buy them each a pair of socks for the Holidays this year. I suggest a note to go along with the packages stating, “Stuff these where the sun doesn’t shine”!
Read on… and don’t forget to bring a bucket and some tissues for all the tears you will shed.
http://www.salon.com/news/wall_street/index.html?story=/opinion/greenwald/2011/03/27/kochCharles and David Koch both agree that President Obama is... more
New Rule: Television Networks Have to Quit Trying to Put a Happy Ending on America's Wealth Disparity | Video CafeFunny stuff, but sometimes getting the truth out there via the humor is the only way people can wrap their collective heads around a glaring problem!
Just click on the link and play the Video, you'll laugh your ass off and just maybe after it has played you'll grab your baseball and go out looking for some CANDY!Funny stuff, but sometimes getting the truth out there via the humor is the only way... more
Carlos Slim has beaten Bill Gates to reach the top of 2011 Forbes billionaires list. Carlos Slim Helu has now become the world’s richest man. His wealth increased $20.5 billion during previous year. As a result to this, he has beaten 1,209 billionaires in the list. His total wealth’s cost is now $74 Billion. Mr Gates is the second in this list. He had given the third part of his total wealth to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Now his total wealth is $56 billion and he is second in the list.Carlos Slim has beaten Bill Gates to reach the top of 2011 Forbes billionaires list.... more
AND IT ISN'T EVEN A GOVERNMENT OWNED INSTITUTION!
Thanks to the resourcefulness of SparkyJP, he has afforded us wth sveral links to the explanation of how, and why, the Federal Reserve, a privtely owned institution, with most major banks being the shareholders, has led the institutional rape of our, and our nation's, wealth, for their exclusive benefit. Sparky has linked us to humorus explanations of this crime against the people, and clinical explanations of this rape and pillage of the people.
Before linking in, consider this ominously presaging comment by one who we can
believe and trust:
"The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe." --Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States
Is this, perhaps, the real reason he was assassinated, like JFK & bro?
And now, for a simple and amusing example, which is as adorable, as informational:
For a more clinical view:
http://current.com/news/93056118_banksters-raid-the-community-chest-and-utilities.htm (READ Mark701)
Then, if this concerns you, link in and see what you can do:
Your future, is in your hands!AND IT ISN'T EVEN A GOVERNMENT OWNED INSTITUTION! Thanks to the... more
Wealth can give all types of happiness to us. It makes us confident and wise. But wealth comes with hard work and success. People who get wealth do not like to lose it. Those people who get wealth in heritage from their parents, they also want to keep themselves wealthy.
Secret Millionaire is the new show of ABC. This show is featuring a strange type of story. In this show, people are leaving their wealthy life and going to work for very low-level jobs. It has shown some millionaires who leave their homes and apply for cheap jobs.Wealth can give all types of happiness to us. It makes us confident and wise. But... more
The situation in the Middle East has prompted others around the world to speak out against their governments' policies. And the US is no exception – with thousands in the state of Wisconsin protesting against benefit cuts.
Demonstrations there have entered a second week, with hundreds of thousands turning up to protest plans to weaken workers' unions.
This week, “The Resident” asks people in New York how they feel when they are asked to make sacrifices that the super-rich do not have to.
http://rt.com/news/taxes-rich-discusses-thousands/The situation in the Middle East has prompted others around the world to speak out... more
examines the current and past relationships between the media, the US government and corporations, analyzing the possible consequences of the concentration of media ownership. Making references to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the film argues that reality has met and in some ways exceeded Orwell's expectations about a society dominated by thought control, which is made possible by the media. According to the film, the mass media no longer report news, but manage it, deciding what makes the headlines and what is conveniently ignored, thus ultimately defining the framework upon which most other issues are discussed by the society. As an example, it is claimed that since the late 1980s there's been an agenda pursued by the major media corporations regarding the deregulation of the media market, by which news reports sell all its benefits while neglecting its disastrous results.
This documentary is a critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, director Robert Kane Pappas explores what the media doesn't like to talk about: itself. Meticulously tracing the process by which media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, 'Orwell Rolls in His Grave' moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the mainstream mediaexamines the current and past relationships between the media, the US government and... more
The surging stock market and metals market has given the wealthy the liquidity it takes to buy lots of bling - but a the cost of giving the money to police, firemen, and teachers to keep them employed or helping families keep their homes from being taken by the bank. If anyone's keeping score, the greedy rich have declared war on the rest of us and right now are winning.The surging stock market and metals market has given the wealthy the liquidity it... more
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. On the eve of the centennial, economist Yves Smith talked Reaganomics on the Real News Network. Smith argues that Reagan’s real legacy is the deregulation of the U.S. economy that set the stage for the economic meltdown of the late 2000s:
But [with] financial services, you have companies that have state guarantees. That’s the bottom line with the banking system. Ever since the 1930s, we in advanced economies have made the decision we’re not going to let the banking system fail. So if you don’t regulate banks, you have set up the situation that we have now, which is that you have socialized losses and privatized gains. And what have we seen come out of that? Financial crises. When we had a heavily regulated financial system, we had nearly 40 years of hardly any financial crises. When we started deregulating the banks, you saw increasing in frequency and increasing in significance financial crises directly resulting from that.
Spot of Tea?
Ordinary Britons are rallying to the defense of the welfare state. Faced with the deepest public spending cuts in living memory, citizens are taking to the streets to force deadbeat companies to pay their taxes, Johann Hari reports in The Nation. Their federal government has pledged to slash £7 billion in public spending. Cuts to subsidized housing alone will force 200,000 people out of their homes.
A group of friends in a local pub were galvanized by the news that Vodafone, one of the UK’s leading mobile phone companies, owed an astonishing £6 billion in back taxes. Calling themselves UK Uncut, the friends staged a protest outside Vodafone headquarters in London. The meme went viral. In the following days, several Vodafone stores were temporarily paralyzed by peaceful sit-ins.
Hari argues that the success of UK Uncut can teach American progressives a lot about how to build a grassroots counterpart to the Tea Party.
Persistent vegetative states
Big or small, liberal or conservative, state governments are screwed. That’s the upshot of Paul Starr’s latest essay in The American Prospect. Unemployment remains at recession levels and there is little political will to raise taxes. States can’t deficit spend like the feds do. So, the only option is public service cuts, which means firing teachers, doctors, firefighters, and other public workers.
Starr argues that the economic stimulus was a good start, but one that didn’t go far enough. As part of the stimulus, the federal government picked up a larger share of the states’ Medicaid costs. This was a good thing, in Starr’s view, because the extra federal dollars saved jobs while providing health care for the poor. Starr argues that state budget woes during recessions are so predictable, and the consequences so dire, that the Medicaid subsidy should kick in automatically whenever unemployment rises past a predetermined threshold.
Anti-union bill dead in CO
A bill to end collective bargaining for public employees in Colorado died in committee this week, according to Joseph Boven of the Colorado Independent. The bill would have abolished an executive order signed by former Gov. Bill Ritter, which gave state employees the right to organize. If the bill had been enacted, this kind of organizing would become illegal. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Shawn Mitchell (R-Broomfield), was just one of many attempts by Republicans to scapegoat public sector unions for what Mitchell calls the “financial Armageddon” facing state governments.
Smurfs rob Moms
“Smurfing” is money laundering slang for recruiting a lot of low-level accomplices to move money in untraceably small increments. But the word may soon have a new derogatory connotation.
Kevin Drum of Mother Jones reports that a kids’ video game, Smurfs’ Village, is depleting parents’ bank accounts, one wagon of Smurfberries at a time. Capcom’s game offers kids the chance to build the village from scratch. Along the way, they can pay real money for in-game resources. One mother was shocked to receive a $1,400 bill from Apple because her daughter bought innumerable imaginary props, such as $19 “buckets of snowflakes,” and a $100 “wagon of Smufberries.” The purchases require a password, but critics say it’s too easy for clever kids to circumvent the security. As Drum says, if adults want to waste their real dollars on virtual Farmville paraphernalia, that’s fine, but such a racket has no place in kids’ games.
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They don't say health is wealth just like that. If you're among those who take their health for granted, it's time you change your outlook. There are very few things in life that are as important as your health — so look after it well. Adopting good habits right now will make you thank yourself in the long run. And these rules will help you do just that...
link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Rules-for-a-happy-and-healthy-life-/articleshow/6028196.cmsThey don't say health is wealth just like that. If you're among those who... more