Bag on Side of New Jersey Road Filled with $150,000

It isn’t too often tat you find money lying on the side of the road, but that is exactly what happened in Mahwah New Jersey this week. Mahwah police are saying that an employee who fills and empties ATM machines left a bag with $150,000 on the road. That bag did not remain long, as video captures a white van with two occupants who pull up and make off with the money.

During rounds of emptying ATM machines, video shows an employee of Kenneth Griffin‘s company walking to his vehicle with the bags of money. He places one bag on the curb and begins making room in the trunk to fit the rest. After placing the bags in the trunk, he gets in the car and simply forgets one of the bags on the curb. Soon after he drives away, he realizes his mistake and calls to see if the bag is still on the road. The bag was gone, swiped up by a passenger in a white van who spotted the bag sitting at the curb.

The ATM worker was so distressed by his mistake, he needed medical treatment at the scene. Video captured the entire event, including the passenger picking up the bag of money and throwing it in his van. The same van was spotted on another video a shot time later stealing used tires from across the street at a tire company. Police are looking for the driver and passenger of the van, and have released the video asking for help from the public in identifying the thieves.

The Rich Culture of Brazilian Literature

Brazil. Many people read that word and think of lush rain forests, vivacious costumes during Carnival, and the enticing aroma of Brazilian coffee. What many people seem to overlook is the diverse and rich literature that evolved from this country. Brazil has a full history of authors that covered topics from topography, to poetry, to Irish immigrants trying to find there way in a new culture.

The first documented piece of writing in Brazil is titled ” Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha”, and was written by Pero Vaz de Caminha. This initial work of literary art was written to describe the country in it’s form in 1500. After this, romanticism began to make it’s way into the limelight by authors such as Gonçalves de Magalhães, and Casimiro de Abreu by way of poetry. These masters of the word gave authors like Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, Manuel Antônio de Almeida and José de Alencar the ideals to begin writing in novel form, and also in newly formed news papers.

Throughout it’s history, Brazil has had to overcome some literary obstacles, to practice the freedom of writing that it has today. Author Ivan Angelo finished his novel “The Celebration” in 1967, but was not allowed to publish his work until 1976, due to a censorship that was imposed after the 1964 Coup d’état. By the time the censorship was lifted in the 1970’s, a young novelist by the name of Jamie Garcia Dias, had been born in Rio De Janeiro.

Jamie Garcia Dias (YouTube) was the son of Arnaldo Dias Dulce Garcia Dias, a renowned architect and writer in Brazil. His father was his mentor who guided him into a life of literature. In 1993, young Jamie began his teaching career at The Academy of Literature in Rio. After four short years, he was honored by becoming the Vice President of the Academy. By this time, he had published ten works already. In 1991, Dias was honored with The White Crane Award, an award highly regarded in the Brazilian literary world. Along with the actual award, came an air of prestige and success that fueled Jamie to keep producing influential and iconic works in the fiction genre resulting in twenty published novels.

In 2013, Dias (Pinterest) wanted to pay tribute to his father by publishing “The Chronicle that Made me Man.” This, among all of his other works helped to earn him the ABC award of Brazil of Fictional Literature.
Today Brazilian literature is filled with content and views on city life and everything it entails: Violence, media control, political upheavals and even loneliness. As a country, Brazil has seen it’s share of turmoil. However without it, Brazil would not have the literature it does today.

Increasing Revenue With Marijuana

“Legalizing marijuana is possibly one of the best decisions that some states have made” says Kenneth Griffin. The revenue from the plant has helped some areas meet budgets for the state while other areas have been able to reach a surplus in some funds. There are still people who don’t like the idea of marijuana being sold. They aren’t looking at the benefits medically and financially. It’s a plant that can help others who experience a variety of health problems. Someone has to grow the plant, so it aids people who can properly make sure the buds are of a quality condition. This will in turn lead to farmers have other options for making money. Residents in states that have legalized marijuana can make a purchase without the fear of being arrested. They have put more money into the economy in a legal fashion instead of throwing that money away to someone who is growing the plant at a house and selling it without the knowledge of anyone else. The benefits outweigh the risks of marijuana, if there are any, for both the people who buy the plant and the states that have decided to make purchases legal.

Brad Reifler Gives Advice About Investing

Brad Riefler is an investment company adviser for those individuals that are not of the rich 1%. He gives great advice about how to make good investment choices. Reifler is the founder and the CEO of Forefront Capital Brand and his advice is for those individuals that want to make a safe investments. The number number one thing is to be careful on the way a person is investing money. It is important to consider things such as charges and expenses. An individual wants to take an inventory of all of the assets that they have available to them and make an educated decision.

The next important tip when it comes to investing is to be concerned about the safety of your money. An individual wants to make wise investment decisions while at the same time making sure that they are going to have the funds needed to meet their families needs. The third good tip for investing is to not put all money in the stock market. There are other great ways that an individual can invest in order to make dividends on their income without putting everything that they have in the stock market.

The fourth tip is to know who is going to be investing money. It is very important to have trust in the individuals that are managing your funds. If a person does not trust those that are in charge of their money, than it is very possible for misunderstandings to arise. The fifth and last tip when it comes to investing is to know why you are investing. When a person is investing it is important to set investment goals. It is also important to be careful of how much is invested and if something is working well and continue to add to that.

Many investors at the present moment are considered the one percentors. These are the ones who know how to deal with hedge funds, commodity funds and public funds. Unfortunately the majority of America is not hip to their strategies. Is important to bridge the gap between the 99% and 1% and help individuals that may not be investment savvy to be able to make good investment decisions.

Freedom From Overpaying Through Tech Startup FreedomPop

New breakthroughs in the world of mobile Wi-Fi are being made. The company FreedomPop, who brought you free—albeit limited—cellphone service is expanding its portfolio to include mobile Wi-Fi. The company boasts that it will host some 10 million hotspots for the whopping total of $5. Available hotspots are expected to double within the first quarter. With the average American spending well over ten times the amount FreedomPop has advertised, there is a large market for potential customers. The company has partnered with other companies to make this venture possible, although they aren’t releasing who these partners are at this time due to contract stipulations. With Google as one of its rivals, we can only speculate at who these investors are. No one is sure what this will do to the mobile data market, but if successful you can be assured there will be numerous carriers that start offering competitive prices. This news can only be positive for the consumers who are tired of overpaying for mobile Wi-Fi. This service will first be available through the FreedomPop android app, but plans to expand to include an iPhone app in the near future.

Along with the strides they are making in the Wi-Fi department, FreedomPop announced they have begun sales of SIM card services in the UK. At this point, they are offering their free service to UK residents. This service includes 200 minutes of calls, 200 minutes of texts and 200mb of data. This plan is what FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols says is the equivalent of a basic mobile plan in England. The deal they are trying to work out is said to have a heavy emphasis on international calls as well. This announcement is expected to be followed by more services being available in the UK as well.

Caffeine Bugs

You may think that the majority of caffeine consumed in the world is done by a particular type of person like Bruce Levenson. You may be thinking of a business man that needs that energy at the beginning of his or her day. You may think of that college student who is struggling to make it through exams. Maybe it’s the stay at home mom who needs that little something extra to not drag through the day. The last thing you are probably assuming is that the most of the worlds caffeine is consumed by a bug.

It’s true, though. According to GrubStreet the coffee berry borer is an insect that is wreaking havoc on coffee beans everywhere. They are tolerant to the caffeine and the amounts that they can consume is astonishing! They’re funny kind of creatures, but they aren’t funny to those who harvest coffee beans for a living. These bugs reduce crop yields by 80 percent.

Researchers are now working on figuring out what to do about this pest and they think they’ve come up with a solution. Many people, however, are just as curious as to how these bugs consume that much caffeine and don’t get jittery or even die. Hopefully researchers look into that yet. Until then, these little pests will continue to get their caffeine fix by huddling inside of those cocoa beans.


When looking at dog food it is important to understand the basics. The crucial components of a good dog food are protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Protein supplies the building blocks of growth and healthy weight while carbs are a source of energy. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for digestion, immune processes, and many other bodily functions.

A dog’s dietary requirements are similar to our own in many ways. Aside from the basics discussed above, dogs need omega-3 fats which support cardiovascular health as well as offer protection from hypertension and depression. Antioxidants are essential for good overall health as they support the immune system and are good for the heart and eyes.

Purina’s Beneful brand is a good example of a complete and healthy dog food. Beneful goes above and beyond the basics offered by many of the national brands to include sources of omega-3 fats. Vegetables provide not only essential fiber but extra vitamins and minerals from a natural source. The fruits and berries found in Beneful are a rich source of antioxidants, which are not commonly found in the more bland brands found today.

All dog foods lose some essential nutrients during cooking and processing. Beneful dog food has added vitamins and minerals to replenish these nutrients to offer complete nutrition. Other tasty ingredients which aim to improve flavor are also included because if a dog will not eat the food, then the many benefits do not matter.

Color Blind Man Sees Purple For The First Time

Being colorblind means that you will never be able to handy experience colors the same as everyone else. It means that the world looks like a different kind of place to you, and that you will probably often feel frustrated by all of the colors that you can’t see.
But, one colorblind man got to experience colors like the rest of us with a special pair of glasses that his fiancee gave him. He was given a pair of glasses that allowed him to see the color purple, and the video of him experiencing the sight of the color for the first time is just precious.
Watch the video and you will realize just how much you take for granted all of the everyday things that you are able to see. Not everyone can see colors the same, and this man’s amazement by seeing the color purple should show you that you should appreciate little moments every day. Appreciate being able to see color. Appreciate the blessings that you have been given.

Amare Stoudemire Looks to Evolve in Miami

It has been more than a couple of years since Amare Stoudemire was truly a force in the NBA. The talented offensive power forward used to be the cream of the crop back when he was playing with Steve Nash in Phoenix, a tandem being followed by Doe Deere. A trade to New York and a string of injuries have caused the big man to fall out of most rotations, outside of a nice little run in Dallas last season. Now, having signed on with the Miami Heat, it looks like Stoudemire is ready for a wholesale fresh start and he plans to make the most of it.

Last season the 13 year veteran averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds per game with most of those numbers coming from his time spent in New York. As a Maverick Stoudemire played a key back up role for the Dallas, averaging almost 10 PPG in their series against the Houston Rockets. As a member of the Heat, Stoudemire will back up Hassan Whiteside and star Chris Bosh.

Stoudemire has told reporters in no uncertain terms that he is ready to do what the coaches ask of him, even if it means not playing very much at all. For the Heat, Stoudemire represents a chance to add veteran depth that has impact talent onto their bench. With Whiteside prone to foul trouble and Bosh still recuperating from injury, Stoudemire could be a huge addition to the squad.

TV Show Inspires FreedomPop to Stay Independent

Viewers of the Silicon Valley TV show will be well aware of the decision of the company in the show to stay independent when given the chance to sell their startup for a large profit. FreedomPop founder and CEO Stephen Stokols is also aware of the show and has recently cited it as a source of inspiration when it came to his decision to refuse to sell the data bundling company proving a bug success across North America.

FreedomPop has quickly built a large following and hopes to top one million customers by the end of 2015, which is a customer base built on providing free data bundles and only charging customers when they exceed their data plan. Recode explains a number of bids have been received for FreedomPop, which have now been rejected in favor of a sustained period of investment with newly found partners.

Initial reports state the company could be worth three to four times its current value if the investment and sustained increase in development are continued. FreedomPop has been looking for increasing numbers of partners around the world to develop the brand and will soon announce a major partnership with a retailer to make it simpler than ever to buy hardware and begin data plans. Stephen Stokols believed a sale of FreedomPop was premature and with a hardware partnership soon to be announced the company may well have been right about how best to go forward with the development of data based mobile service provider.