Synchronicity: Axis of the Universe is Oriented to “Sextans” Constellation

TL;DR: The universe has an axis and the direction of that axis from Earth is toward a constellation named after a tool to find the orientation of stars.

According to this 1997 article, All Space is Not Equal: Physicists Find Axis that Gives the Universe Orientation, “From Earth, the axis of this orientation runs toward the constellation Sextans, roughly in the direction of Leo and Gemini and high in the southern evening sky,” around April of each year. “The other end of the axis points toward the constellations Aquila and Equuleus.”

From the Wikipedia article on Sextans, “Sextans is a minor equatorial constellation which was introduced in 1687 by Johannes Hevelius. Its name is Latin for the astronomical sextant, an instrument that (from Wikipedia article on Sextants, is “used primarily for measuring the positions of stars.”

Intro to Essential Oils: The Starter Kit

Are you interested in learning about essential oils?

My wife and I have found essential oils to be a great blessing in our house to keep people healthy and the house clean. The uses of essential oils in the house never cease to amaze me.

How to get started with essential oils?

I always recommend a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living because it comes with the Everyday Oils collection, a diffuser, and your own wholesale discount. Young Living is the leading manufacturer of essential oils.

What’s included in the kit?

The Everyday Oils collection includes 10 of the most popular oils and a diffuser. These versatile oils are a great starting point to use for yourself, children, pets, and around the house. It includes two of my personally favorite oils: Stress Away (to reduce stress) and Digize (to help with digestion).

What is a diffuser?

The diffuser is tool that diffuses essential oils into the air for inhalation and use on the skin. At home my wife and I run diffusers all day long to improve moods and help us get our work done. The Young Living diffuser is especially nice because it comes with a one-year, no-hassle warranty.

What is the wholesale membership discount thing?

That’s just what Young Living calls it so that you can get discounts on ordering any other products you may want. It’s like getting a membership to Costco. By becoming a wholesale member, you are able to get your oils at a 24% discount.

Do I have to sell anything?

No. When you become a wholesale member, there is no obligation to ever buy another oil or sell anything. However, if you or your wife ever wanted to make money selling essential oils like me and my wife do, we would be happy to talk to you about that.

What do I do once I have the kit?

You can always ask me or my wife anytime or join online teaching classes including “Essential Oils 101” classes. My wife hosts classes on Facebook and all new members get subscribed to a 4 week email training course to help them get started.

What if I have specific questions?

If you have any questions, I would love to answer them for you. My wife and I are always available to answer questions. If you would like to meet over Skype we can do that to answer any questions you have about using oils in your home.

Where can I find more information?

I’ve attached a graphic to the end of this post that talks a bit more about the Premium Starter Kit. You can also find out more information on the Young Living website (https://www.youngliving.com/en_US) and on our site (http://livinghappyoils.com/)

Why should I buy the kit now?

The starter kit is normally priced at $160, however it’s currently on sale for $150 to celebrate an upcoming convention that is just a few days away. The retail value of the kit is over $300, so buying the kit bundled together in this way is a significant savings.

How do I buy a kit?

Simply go to this link (http://livinghappyoils.com/suzanne) and choose “Wholesale Member” to get the discount. This PDF (link) briefly goes over the enrollment process. Again, there is no obligation with a membership. It’s simply a fabulous deal!

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The 10 Best Cities for Starting a Business in 2015

According to a Forbes slideshow, the 10 best cities for starting a business in the United States is based on:

  • Average revenue of businesses
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees
  • Number of businesses per 100 people
  • Unemployment rate

It’s unclear as to what order these cities are supposed to be in or what makes these metrics an indicator of the best place to start a business. I decided to analyze the data further to determine how each city ranked based on each metric.

Here’s how the cities rank when compared by Average Revenue of Businesses:

Average Revenue of Businesses in 2015

In this category, Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas is #1:

City Average Revenue of Businesses
Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas $   2,778,973.00
Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Connecticut $   2,145,214.00
Fort Wayne, Indiana $   1,965,562.00
Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky $   1,844,834.00
Peoria, Illinois $   1,698,149.00
Green Bay, Wisconsin $   1,594,448.00
Cedar Rapids, Iowa $   1,514,835.00
Boulder, Colorado $       721,489.00
Portland – South Portland – Biddleford, Maine $       716,382.00
Wilmington, North Carolina $       665,548.00

Here’s how the cities rank when compared by Percentage of Businesses with Paid Employees:

Percentage of Businesses with Paid Employees

In this category, Green Bay, Wisconsin is #1:

City Percentage of Businesses with Paid Employees
Green Bay, Wisconsin 31.1%
Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky 27.5%
Portland – South Portland – Biddleford, Maine 27.5%
Peoria, Illinois 27.2%
Fort Wayne, Indiana 26.5%
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 26.1%
Boulder, Colorado 23.8%
Wilmington, North Carolina 23.6%
Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas 22.9%
Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Connecticut 22.4%

Here’s how the cities rank when compared by Number of Businesses per 100 People:

Number of Businesses per 100 People

In this category, Wilmington, North Carolina is #1:

City Number of Businesses per 100 People
Wilmington, North Carolina 15.1
Boulder, Colorado 14.1
Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Connecticut 11.8
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8.3
Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky 8.2
Portland – South Portland – Biddleford, Maine 8.2
Fort Wayne, Indiana 7.7
Green Bay, Wisconsin 7.2
Peoria, Illinois 7.1
Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas 6.9

Here’s how the cities rank when compared by their Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate

In this category, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is #1.

City Unemployment Rate
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 3.8%
Portland – South Portland – Biddleford, Maine 4.5%
Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky 4.8%
Green Bay, Wisconsin 5.1%
Boulder, Colorado 5.2%
Peoria, Illinois 5.3%
Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas 5.8%
Fort Wayne, Indiana 6.3%
Wilmington, North Carolina 6.8%
Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Connecticut 6.8%

Here is the full list, by city, for the best cities for starting a business in America in 2015:

If you take the ‘best’ of each of the 4 categories, Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky is actually the best city for starting a business in 2015 (the lower the score, the better the rank):

City Score
Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky 14
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 18
Green Bay, Wisconsin 19
Portland – South Portland – Biddleford, Maine 20
Boulder, Colorado 22
Fort Wayne, Indiana 23
Peoria, Illinois 24
Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Conneticut 25
Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas 26
Wilmington, North Carolina 28

1. Boulder, Colorado

  • Average revenue of businesses: $721,489
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 23.8%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 14.1
  • Unemployment rate: 5.2%

2. Wilmington, North Carolina

  • Average revenue of businesses: $665,548
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 23.6%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 15.1
  • Unemployment rate: 6.8%

3. Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Connecticut

  • Average revenue of businesses: $2,145,214
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 22.4%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 11.8
  • Unemployment rate: 6.8%

4. Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky

  • Average revenue of businesses: $1,844,834
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 27.5%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 8.2
  • Unemployment rate: 4.8%

5. Portland – South Portland – Biddleford, Maine

  • Average revenue of businesses: $716,382
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 27.5%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 8.2
  • Unemployment rate: 4.5%

6. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Average revenue of businesses: $1,514,835
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 26.1%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 8.3
  • Unemployment rate: 3.8%

7. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas

  • Average revenue of businesses: $2,778,973
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 22.9%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 6.9
  • Unemployment rate: 5.8%

8. Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Average revenue of businesses: $1,594,448
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 31.1%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 7.2
  • Unemployment rate: 5.1%

9. Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Average revenue of businesses: $1,965,562
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 26.5%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 7.7
  • Unemployment rate: 6.3%

10. Peoria, Illinois

  • Average revenue of businesses: $1,698,149
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees: 27.2%
  • Number of businesses per 100 people: 7.1
  • Unemployment rate: 5.3%