IG Sleep Intro

Though wine is a favorite drink for our afternoons and evenings, many people turn to coffee to get themselves started in the morning. If you’re worried about this as a dietary habit, rest easy! A cup of coffee (300 to 400 milligrams) is associated with health benefits like improved concentration even a longer life span. But much like wine, you’ve got to be careful not to overdo it. Too much caffeine can cause anxiety, insomnia, and weight gain, and it’s associated with higher mortality rates. With some dietary management, though, you can enjoy caffeine without damaging your quality of life.

We love coffee, but we also love sleep. If you want to be a healthy coffee drinker, start with a “last call” for caffeine at least six hours before bed. Note that this includes coffee and foods with caffeine, like candy bars and ice cream. Also do your best to stick to 8-ounce servings of coffee in the morning.

In addition to using coffee to wake up in the morning, try getting some natural sunlight as soon as possible. Your body balances its sleep cycle based on the patterns of the sun rising and falling, and you can help set your own internal clock by getting some sun after you wake up. You should also be mindful of your indoor air quality. Clogged filters can increase indoor air pollution and cause problems like restlessness and apnea. Take care of your HVAC system to manage your indoor air quality, and follow the other tips listed above to enjoy better sleep. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more.

Online Businesses For Investors

We’ve seen lots of shake-ups in the global worlds of business and industry over the past few years. Among others, the sudden crash of crude oil prices has really left the international business world reeling. People feel, and rightly so, that there is no certainty anymore, no security. Maybe there never really was and we are just waking up to that realization.

One positive aspect to all of this mayhem has been that many of us have done some soul-searching and are now more open than ever to possible new opportunities. As a matter of fact, all of this disruption is in many ways a blessing in disguise, because it destroys the image of some business as “safe” investments, and promotes a much more open-minded mentality among investors as to taking a chance on the new and less proven. If not even oil is a sure thing, and nothing is a sure thing anymore, one may as well invest in something that has real potential to transform the world in a positive way.

We’re going to take a look at 4 different industries that we consider to be up and coming, and have great potential for an investor to get in relatively early and capitalize on their relative newness:

Online Casinos:

Investing in an Online Casino is first on our list for a big reason: This is actually a great investment, with huge potential returns for relatively little risk. Online casinos consistently come in among the highest growth industries worldwide, and the trend is likely to not only continue, but very possibly even accelerate some more.

The trend is so strong for many reasons. First off, gambling is something people do worldwide, and they do it even in places where it is highly illegal. The demand is never going to go away. But brick-and-mortar casinos have their drawbacks. Let’s face it: nobody wants an actual brick-and-mortar casino in their backyard! Also, brick-and-mortar casinos are often beholden to legal regulations on local, regional and national levels, sometimes even conflicting regulations. Online casinos don’t have either of the above problems.

The only caveat here is that this is a very competitive industry, so you have to do your homework before taking the plunge.


E-learning sites such as Skillshare, Udemy, etc. comprise what is still a fledgling industry, and one with massive potential.

The panorama is actually very simple. Decades ago, colleges and universities were the sole gatekeepers of higher learning. For better or for worse, they controlled who had the credentials and therefore qualified for the positions in the vast majority of all industries. Folks who had legit degrees made up a minority of the total population, and the degree was seen, once again for better or worse, as a legit barrier to entry.

In today’s world, this has somewhat deteriorated. A much higher percentage of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree, but the value of that degree has lessened considerably, both because of simple supply and demand, but also because the quality of the education behind that degree has visibly gone way down in terms of quality.

Many post-secondary educations are de facto extensions of adolescence, at a hefty price tag, providing very little value for the investment. Does this sound like too harsh of a judgement? Consider that the Harvard debate team recently surprisingly lost a debate to a prison debate team. Granted, these were some smart people on the winning team, but keep in mind that, decades ago, Harvard’s debate team would go years on end without a defeat! Remember that one of Harvard’s stated goals is to collect the best minds on Earth.

This type of deterioration is obviously not a good thing, but it does represent a catalyst for a whole new industry, the e-learning industry.As the trend of dumbing-down and self-devaluing of the education system continues, it is inevitable that more and more people will take to e-learning as a cheaper and possibly much better quality alternative. This has enormous potential for the human race in general, and specifically as a business venture.

If the current trend continues, e-learning will steadily rise in prominence as a new and better alternative that will start to even threaten other more formal institutions of learning. At the very least, we will start to see e-learning certificates appearing more and more on CVs as time goes on, and that makes this very much a massive growth industry.


E-commerce is sort of the “old faithful” of this list, but we feel it needs to be included all the same, because, although it’s been around in some from or other for more than two decades, it has yet to really hit its stride.

Normally this wouldn’t be such a good thing to say about a business opportunity, but for one simple and undeniable fact: this is absolutely and undoubtedly the future, and everybody knows it will take over the world; it’s just a question of when.

Honestly, it’s not like e-commerce is not a growth field either. It has been supporting some pretty significant growth numbers as of lately; we just feel that it has so much further to go, which is exactly what makes it still a great opportunity, and there is still a lot of “ground floor” left in it.


This one has been saved for last, but it’s definitely not least on the list. Dropshipping is very potentially powerful, and among all of these industries, this type of company, while having a high degree of risk behind it, has the most potential to exponentially multiply your profits quickly on this list.

Dropshipping companies are simply companies that partner with online retail giants, and buy products and resell them using these same partner companies’ platforms. Properly set up, a dropshipping business has almost no overhead, and simply consists of acquisition of products, and them marketing said products. The partner company receives the product, stores it, processes the transaction, and then sends the sold products out to the buyer for a nominal fee.

Care must be taken to ensure that the products the company deals with have good enough margins and will sell quickly enough, and that the people involved with the marketing know what they are doing. If you can be sure of those two points, you have yourself a winner.

October Means New Wines

October is always an exciting time of the year not just for Halloween aficionados, but also for those of us who are wine aficionados as well. This is prime time for the year’s new wines to be released, in tandem with the harvest.

Here are some items that are making it into our hearts and our menus for the fall eating (and drinking) season:

White Wines

This year we’d like to focus on the white wines first, as we are finding the Albariños from Gallego country (located politically in the northwest of Spain) to be shockingly good this year. Albariño has went in recent years from a niche wine to something that’s been more and more dominating restaurant menus, and with very good reason. It pairs amazingly well with so many seafoods.

For meals that require something with a little more punch and depth to keep up with the complex dishes, South Africa has been putting forth a real nice little Sauvignon Blanc as of late that works wonderfully with those heavy-sauced fowl dishes, and indeed would be great for families who do the turkey or even more traditional goose thing during the holidays.

Red Wines

The Mendoza region of Argentina is famous for its production of fine wines and fine liquors, and this year has not disappointed. Our favorite for the season is a full-bodied little Malbec number called El Salvaje, and indeed, if you’re lucky enough to get some game meat on your table this fall, this would be an excellent choice to pair with it.

For the times when a lighter, fruitier red is called for, why not try this wonderful German offering. It’s called Dornfelder in their language, and is extremely similar to the Pinot Noirs we all know and love. This would go well with something like a filet mignon and is also an excellent choice for drinking solo at the after party.


Honestly this hasn’t been the best year for this type of fine, but there are still some very notable offerings that don’t have to break the bank. Bila-Haute Rose 2016 is a house favorite this year, combining the best of both worlds, which is what a quality rosé should entail always.

Have we missed out on anything you think stands out this year? Be sure to drop us a line in the comments below and let us know if you can think of anything.

New Trends In Vaping

Vaping is still very much a new trend, and very much changing almost by the day. Our friends at tell us that there are tons of new things happening in the industry by the day, and it’s a welcome challenge for them to stay on top of them. Here are some things to look for:

Cloud Chasing Goes Worldwide:

Cloud chasing started in the USA a while back, but it’s starting to go global now. Competitions with prize money are even starting to pop up all over this wide world of ours. Vape tricks are reportedly also on the rise everywhere.

For those of you who are potentially interested in taking up cloud chasing, here is a good place to start.

Custom Vape Kits On The Rise:

This ties right in with the rising popularity of cloud chasing. To really do well as a cloud chaser, you need to get the right gear for it. The most important factor considered for building a vape kit for competitive vaping is getting the coils to give the least resistance feasibly possible.

Of couse, in general, you can customize your vape kit for other things than trying to compete with it. There are tons of possibilities out there.

Increased Regulation:

This is one of the more unfortunate trends, although naturally your mileage may widely vary depending on exactly where on the Earth you happen to be at the moment of your vaping.

The good news is vaping is completely legal almost everywhere in the world still, and there may well be a backlash in some countries, because a lot of those laws were implemented in a very hasty and haphazard way without analyzing the data.

We here can’t fathom why regular cigarettes, which really are noxious and have the potential to degrade the quality of life for people around them, would be legal in not most but ALL of the jurisdictions where vaping has been banned. Between cigarettes and newer cleaner safer less obtrusive technology, the answer should be clear.

Do you have any experience with a custom vaping kit? Are you a competitive vapor, or plan to become one in the near future? Do you live anywhere where there are legal issues affecting your ability to vape? We would love to hear from you below in the comments section. Feel free to drop us a line and speak your mind.