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I’m Nate Houstman

Welcome to my site. I’m a web designer, entrepreneur, author, and advocate for everyone wanting to succeed on their own terms. Here you’ll find news, knowledge, and resources to thrive in the 21st Century.

 

Crypto Newbies’ First Dip: It’s Not A Crash, This Is Normal

This YouTube video by Crypto Zombie discusses the current value drop in almost all cryptocurrencies. The month of February saw all time highs, new investors, and Elon Musk joining the movement. The drop from this past week probably seems scary for everyone who is new. To anyone who has held these assets for 6 months or longer, this is normal. Throughout 2020, holders wondered if Bitcoin would every break to above $20,000. Today it’s over $43,000, although it almost reached $60K this month.

Animation News: Japanese Animators’ Low Wages, And Quality Compared To The West

This YouTube video by Clownfish TV reports on the scandalously low earnings of animators in Japan, despite the explosion in anime’s popularity. Not only is Japanese animation high quality compared to that from the U.S., there’s an abundance of it. There is also an abundance of young and eager animators in Japan, and the huge labor pool keeps wages down. The creators of comics, or manga, tend to be better off because they can be more individualistic in their art and storytelling styles.

Cryptocurrency News: Cardano Is Breaking Out. Why?

This week has seen a price drop in most cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin. The previous 2 to 3 weeks saw cosmic growth of most crypto assets, therefore we’re seeing a correction and sideways consolidation this week. In contrast, the Cardano project and its native currency ADA are breaking out, possibly to new all time highs. This is because of some announcements by its developers and moves by large investment firms. The following YouTube video by Altcoin Daily provides us with a report.

How To Persuade People And Detect Narcissists: The Socratic Method

In this YouTube video by Personal Power, the host Benjamin explains the Socratic Method of reasoning. The Socratic Method is based on asking questions, rather than presenting information to counter the opponent. It does no good to start arguing at the outset, because both sides will dig in and not move from their positions. To ask questions is more inviting and hospitable; it makes you and your conversation partner more open to new ideas.

Working Out With Pain: Get Back The Right Way

In your fitness journey, pain in muscles and joints is inevitable. I’m currently experiencing it in my Achilles tendon. Should you continue working out while you have these problems? Not without addressing the pain and recovering from the underlying issues.

Disaster Relief: Ways To Help

In this post, I present a list charities and disaster relief organizations. I plan to republish this report whenever there is a major disaster, and people need supplies, medical treatment, and funds.

Disney And Lucasfilm Fire Gina Carano: Why Cancel Culture Affects Everyone

After months of controversy, Disney and Lucasfilm have fired Gina Carano from her role in the Disney+ program “The Mandalorian.” Carano’s character, Cara Dune, is a fan favorite and a great example of a strong female overcoming adversity. However, far left mobs on social media harassed Carano for not towing the leftist line. What started as a spat over gender pronouns became a frenzy to de-platform her and remove her from the entertainment industry. Now that Carano is officially gone from “The Mandalorian,” an even bigger movement has ignited in her support. This is part of the wider populist movement against the Hollywood/Wall Street/Government/Corporate power nexus.

How To Buy Cryptocurrency For Beginners: Coinbase Tutorial

This YouTube video by Brian Jung explains what Bitcoin is, and how to buy it on Coinbase. Coinbase is one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, and it’s a good starting place for beginners. It has a Pro version for making advanced trades, when one has experience and is ready to upgrade. All versions can link to your bank account or credit card for simple purchases.

Self Defense For Beginners: 6 Taekwondo Techniques

In this YouTube video by Martial Arts Books And Videos From Turtle Press, Master Sang H. Kim presents 6 scenarios and the self defense techniques to use in each of them. There are counters for hair grabs, frontal choking, collar grabs, belt grabs, front shoulder grabs, and rear shoulder grabs.

Elon Musk And Bitcoin: NOW Cryptocurrency Is Mainstream

Undoubtedly the biggest economic news yesterday was Elon Musk and Tesla pumping $1.5 billion into Bitcoin, and announcing you can buy Tesla products with it. 2 weeks after the WallStreetBets subreddit exposed Wall Street’s corruption through Gamestop stock, there is less trust than ever in financial institutions and the U.S. dollar. Musk is the richest person in the world, an advocate for free markets, and recently a populist hero. This move is a turning point in mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrency. Other large companies and organizations now have the go ahead to invest as well.

“It’s okay to stand up for yourself” Full Zip Hoodie

“It’s okay to stand up for yourself” Full Zip Hoodie

This unisex full zip hoodie keeps a promise of being comfortable with style. Small hidden opening for earphone cord feed and hidden earphone loops make it perfect for listening favorite tracks on the run.   .: Loose fit.: 80% Soft cotton; 20% Polyester (fibre...

“It’s okay to stand up for yourself” Hat

“It’s okay to stand up for yourself” Hat

The Unisex 6-panel Twill Cap is one of our most popular options—it’s perfect for the great outdoors, sporting events, and everyday use. This solid design is 100% cotton twill and will become your go-to hat for years to come. Buckram lining not only...

“Don’t force it” Hat

“Don’t force it” Hat

The Unisex 6-panel Twill Cap is one of our most popular options—it’s perfect for the great outdoors, sporting events, and everyday use. This solid design is 100% cotton twill and will become your go-to hat for years to come. Buckram lining not only...

Crypto Newbies’ First Dip: It’s Not A Crash, This Is Normal

Crypto Newbies’ First Dip: It’s Not A Crash, This Is Normal

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This YouTube video by Crypto Zombie discusses the current value drop in almost all cryptocurrencies. The month of February saw all time highs, new investors, and Elon Musk joining the movement. The drop from this past week probably seems scary for everyone who is new. To anyone who has held these assets for 6 months or longer, this is normal. Throughout 2020, holders wondered if Bitcoin would every break to above $20,000. Today it’s over $43,000, although it almost reached $60K this month.

Animation News: Japanese Animators’ Low Wages, And Quality Compared To The West

Animation News: Japanese Animators’ Low Wages, And Quality Compared To The West

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

This YouTube video by Clownfish TV reports on the scandalously low earnings of animators in Japan, despite the explosion in anime’s popularity. Not only is Japanese animation high quality compared to that from the U.S., there’s an abundance of it. There is also an abundance of young and eager animators in Japan, and the huge labor pool keeps wages down. The creators of comics, or manga, tend to be better off because they can be more individualistic in their art and storytelling styles.

Cryptocurrency News: Cardano Is Breaking Out. Why?

Cryptocurrency News: Cardano Is Breaking Out. Why?

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

This week has seen a price drop in most cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin. The previous 2 to 3 weeks saw cosmic growth of most crypto assets, therefore we’re seeing a correction and sideways consolidation this week. In contrast, the Cardano project and its native currency ADA are breaking out, possibly to new all time highs. This is because of some announcements by its developers and moves by large investment firms. The following YouTube video by Altcoin Daily provides us with a report.

How To Persuade People And Detect Narcissists: The Socratic Method

How To Persuade People And Detect Narcissists: The Socratic Method

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

In this YouTube video by Personal Power, the host Benjamin explains the Socratic Method of reasoning. The Socratic Method is based on asking questions, rather than presenting information to counter the opponent. It does no good to start arguing at the outset, because both sides will dig in and not move from their positions. To ask questions is more inviting and hospitable; it makes you and your conversation partner more open to new ideas.

Working Out With Pain: Get Back The Right Way

Working Out With Pain: Get Back The Right Way

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

In your fitness journey, pain in muscles and joints is inevitable. I’m currently experiencing it in my Achilles tendon. Should you continue working out while you have these problems? Not without addressing the pain and recovering from the underlying issues.

Disaster Relief: Ways To Help

Disaster Relief: Ways To Help

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

In this post, I present a list charities and disaster relief organizations. I plan to republish this report whenever there is a major disaster, and people need supplies, medical treatment, and funds.

Disney And Lucasfilm Fire Gina Carano: Why Cancel Culture Affects Everyone

Disney And Lucasfilm Fire Gina Carano: Why Cancel Culture Affects Everyone

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

After months of controversy, Disney and Lucasfilm have fired Gina Carano from her role in the Disney+ program “The Mandalorian.” Carano’s character, Cara Dune, is a fan favorite and a great example of a strong female overcoming adversity. However, far left mobs on social media harassed Carano for not towing the leftist line. What started as a spat over gender pronouns became a frenzy to de-platform her and remove her from the entertainment industry. Now that Carano is officially gone from “The Mandalorian,” an even bigger movement has ignited in her support. This is part of the wider populist movement against the Hollywood/Wall Street/Government/Corporate power nexus.

How To Buy Cryptocurrency For Beginners: Coinbase Tutorial

How To Buy Cryptocurrency For Beginners: Coinbase Tutorial

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

This YouTube video by Brian Jung explains what Bitcoin is, and how to buy it on Coinbase. Coinbase is one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, and it’s a good starting place for beginners. It has a Pro version for making advanced trades, when one has experience and is ready to upgrade. All versions can link to your bank account or credit card for simple purchases.

Self Defense For Beginners: 6 Taekwondo Techniques

Self Defense For Beginners: 6 Taekwondo Techniques

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

In this YouTube video by Martial Arts Books And Videos From Turtle Press, Master Sang H. Kim presents 6 scenarios and the self defense techniques to use in each of them. There are counters for hair grabs, frontal choking, collar grabs, belt grabs, front shoulder grabs, and rear shoulder grabs.

Elon Musk And Bitcoin: NOW Cryptocurrency Is Mainstream

Elon Musk And Bitcoin: NOW Cryptocurrency Is Mainstream

If You Find This Content Valuable, Share It!

Undoubtedly the biggest economic news yesterday was Elon Musk and Tesla pumping $1.5 billion into Bitcoin, and announcing you can buy Tesla products with it. 2 weeks after the WallStreetBets subreddit exposed Wall Street’s corruption through Gamestop stock, there is less trust than ever in financial institutions and the U.S. dollar. Musk is the richest person in the world, an advocate for free markets, and recently a populist hero. This move is a turning point in mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrency. Other large companies and organizations now have the go ahead to invest as well.

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