Monthly Archives: April 2016

Skout’s Reliable And Enjoyable Social Media App

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Skout is the newest social media application that I have tried, and I must say that it is one of the easiest ways that I have found to bring people to my social circle. Skout is free to sign up with, and their application is free to download, of course. There is a great article about Skout that was written by Adweek, and it tells all about what this app is capable of doing for your social circle. The article also gives a great run down of how this popular social media application functions in real time.

This platform is capable of bringing people together from different parts of the world. You can meet new friends for online chatting only, or you can make real friends that you meet up with in real life. Skout is also a great way to meet romantic partners. In addition to finding new people to meet, mingle and chat with on the web or in real life that live in your area, you can also find folks to network with or date in other places in the world. Skout has a fun little feature that is called Passport.

Skout is an all around reliable and enjoyable social media experience. The features that are on their platform are designed to help users get more attention on the application, so you can use Wink Bomb, for instance, to send a bunch of winks to multiple people at once. This will ultimately and likely get you more positive attention within the social media application. If you are looking for new friends and a great way to make them, Skout is the best way to do these things. You can try it out for free, so get to it!

Amazon Makes Inroads into the Fashion Design Industry

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Giant online retailer, Amazon recently launched its own clothing line. The launch was a low-key affair and is seen to be an expansion strategy by the firm. For a long time, there has been speculation that the company was on the verge of coming up with a fashion line. These rumors were substantiated when the e-commerce giant announced job vacancies on its website related to clothes design. The launch on crunchbase.com however caught many people by surprise since it was kept out of newsmen’s prying eyes.

Amazon has introduced more than 1800 fashion accessories on its website. These are patented under seven dissimilar names. The items include ladies’ clothes and bags and men’s clothes. In addition, children’s clothes are also on sale. These have been trademarked under brand names such as Society New York, Lark & Ro, Scout plus Ro, Franklin & Freeman, Franklin Tailored, James & Erin and North Eleven.

The e-commerce firm has possession of trademarks to the brand names. In what many fashion analysts think is a bid to gain a foothold, some of the items are targeting lower segment customers. A Society New York turtleneck outfit for instance retails at 39.97 dollars. One of the most expensive items on sale is Franklin & Freeman’s cap-toe oxford, which is retailing at 53.97 dollars. According to Reddit, this is Amazon’s way of attracting consumers who are after affordable but stylish designs.

The retailer has been trying to gain a footing in the fashion industry for over a decade. Since it started retailing fashion accessories ten years ago, it has continually partnered with clothing brands and other retailers.

A Synopsis of JustFab

JustFab is a California based online subscription retailer, which mostly specialized in women’s fashion items and accessories like clothes, shoes purses and jewels. The products sold are tailor made to suit the needs of each customer. With a curated and custom-made shopping experience, clients are assured that their ideal items will be promptly delivered and the cost subtracted from their credit cards automatically. Since its formation five years ago, it has achieved great success and currently has over 2.5 million subscribers.

Legal News in New York: Minimum Wages Increase; Abelow Finds New Source for Community Project

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New York Governor Cuomo signed a law creating a two-tier minimum wage increase, setting minimum wage at $15 per hour for New York City and its environs and $12.50 per hour minimum for less-costly areas. Cuomo believes this change will help the middle class and working families, more than doubling the federal minimum wage, which has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009. The minimum wage is New York is currently $9 per hour. The change will occur by the end of 2015 for most businesses in New York City, by 2021 in commuter counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, and $12.50 for the rest of the state by the end of 2020. After 2020, any raise in the minimum will be indexed to inflation and wage growth. A built in “safety valve” has state budget officials looking at the effects of the wage increases on regional economies and determining whether they should continue or be suspended. Read more at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-minimumwage-idUSKCN0X11Y1

As part of a community project, Abelow launched a Go Fund Me campaign with a goal of $5000 to benefit homeless animals, who are particularly at risk due to record cold temperatures this winter. Campaign funds are earmarked to pay for medical care, vaccines, blankets and food the shelters’s budget cannot cover. Any residual funds will be donated to the New York City animal shelters. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/31286766/launch-of-gofundme-campaign-by-ross-abelow-benefits-strays

Ross Abelow is a New York City attorney who specializes in matrimonial, commercial, family, and litigation law. He is a graduate of New York University and the Brooklyn College of Law, registered to practice law in the state of New York, and has been licensed to practice for over 20 years. Ross Abelow also works in entertainment and divorce law.  Divorce law requires a light touch, and the attorney involved much often be a counselor, helping the divorcing parties come to an agreement. Abelow uses his 20 years experience as an attorney to help resolve conflicts and help both sides receive what they deserve. http://www.slideshare.net/Ross_Abelow/how-ross-abelow-helps-divorcees-and-entertainers

Can A Woman With Thin Hair Actually Be Happy After She Shampoos?

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There are millions of women who want to be able to shampoo their hair without making it shed, but these women have hair that is so thin that they have to deal with it. Wen is supposed to help with this problem, and it can help women feel free to shampoo their hair without any fear. This is a really big problem for women who are scared that their hair will fall out in clumps.
Bustle ran an article with a woman showing her shampooing her won thin hair with the Wen by Chaz product. This is a really helpful thing for most women because that is the only way they will know if the shampoo works or not. The shampoo looks like it works when the article is over, and women who are ready to give WEN a try will find that they can enjoy it when they try it on their own. Changing shampoos with thin hair is scary, but women can finally have confidence in a new shampoo.

Wen by Chaz Dean is a really cost effective and simple shampoo because it takes almost no product to wash ones hair. The best part of all this is that the article ends with a picture of the woman smiling and a picture showing that her hair did not shed. Women who want proof that WEN works should just look at this article for help. They can change over to Wen by Chaz, and they will be able to start using Wen by Chaz as soon as they buy on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/wen-hair-care) their first bottle.

Dick DeVos Wins More than Just Business

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Dick DeVos and his sailing team pulled out yet another victory a few days ago on April 3rd in Ft Luaderdale, Florida. DeVos led his team of eight to a well fought first place at the Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup held at the local Lauderdale Yacht Club. The winds were rough during the race as they approached a whopping 15 knots. After the awards ceremony, Dick DeVos attributed the victory to his sailing team and acknowledged all of the great competition that was present during the event.

Another great feat that came out of this race was the success of Team Hydra whose goal was to give some younger sailors an opportunity to develop their own sailing skills. The team ended up coming in 3rd and still becoming the 2016 Lauderdale Cup Corinthian Champions.

Dick DeVos is an American business man, the son of Richard DeVos who is the co founder of Amway. Amway is a distribution company of consumer goods on which Dick DeVos served as CEO for a few years between 1993 to 2002. In fact, DeVos helped to increase the company’s international influence exponentially and proved his business sense and intuitions. Interestingly, the DeVos family came into ownership of the Orlando Magic Basketball team and Dick DeVos found himself operating as the President and CEO of the organization. DeVos is also very active politically in his home state of Michigan. In fact, he ran for office as governor in 2006 for Michigan but ended up losing the race. This didn’t stop DeVos’ political influence as he still works within the Grand Rapids area.

Being one of the wealthiest men in the United States, Dick DeVos spends much of his time and energy giving back to the local community. He and his wife have started their very own non for profit foundation called The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. This philanthropic organization shares the wealth and passions of the DeVos family by making positive changes where they see it as necessary. For example, much of their investments go to religiously affiliated programs. The foundation is also very closely involved in education within the Michigan area. They strive to increase opportunities as well as choices when it comes to education and schooling in general.

Doe Deere Has a Unique Take on the Beauty Industry

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One of the great ironies of the makeup industry is that it tends to drift toward uniformity. On the surface, makeup is usually seen as something which promotes individual self expression. This might make one imagine an industry which is filled with unique views and wild voices. But for the most part the industry tends to have a very conservative focus. This is in terms of both product and business plan. But every now and then someone rises up within the industry who brings a refreshingly innovative view of things. One of the most notable examples of this is a businesswoman by the name of Doe Deere.

While other people within the industry have lists of makeup rules to stick to, she recently came out with a list of rules to break. One of the most important things she stressed was that people shouldn’t be afraid of making more than one part of themselves dynamic and noticeable. One of the big rules of makeup is that people shouldn’t try to make more than one feature bold. Doe Deere herself is often found to wow crowds with bright hair, brightly colored lips, and eyes that will catch the attention of anyone in the room. She is herself a clear example of just how great an effect can be had by breaking that simple rule. She’s also quick to throw away the rule of simplicity in design. Most makeup guides argue that one shouldn’t mix too many patterns and colors. Doe Deere has always loved playing around with dynamic mixes of multiple bright and interesting components.

As one learns more about her advice it’s easy to see how she came into a position to argue for it. In fact, it’s this willingness to experiment which launched her into the makeup industry in the first place. She started her career by studying fashion. And this led to an interest in performing on stage as well. Her background quickly led her into the idea of melding various aspects of beauty into a unified whole. It wasn’t at all uncommon for her to work to include music, fashion and makeup into a single on stage presence.

However, there was one aspect of this combination which she often struggled with. None of the existing brands of makeup could work with the fantastical designs she’d come up with. She had to start from scratch and actually learn how to make high quality makeup all on her own. After a great deal of experimentation she had a creation that was ready to test on stage. And it held up in a way that none of the existing brands had been able to. She’d created what would later be known as Lime Crime. And this launched her into a whole new career.

New York Sees Changes in Luxury Condo Market

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There’s never been another city like New York, “The Big Apple.” This is the city everyone wants to take a big bite out of, because it’s so exciting and so dynamic. It’s not wonder that the real estate market here has defied the odds for years, booming in a major comeback after the national economy crashed in 2008. Can this boom continue, however? The signs are that things in at least some aspects of the luxury condo market here are slowing.

Those deals were signed over a year ago, when the market was hotter, but the big numbers involved make it look as though business is still booming in a big way overall. The fact is that the market is slowing, especially in sales of condos in newly constructed buildings. That’s not the whole story, however.

Another facet of New York real estate is the resale market, which is still going very well, especially in sales in the $500,000 to $1 million range. This actually accounts for 3/4 of the marketplace in New York, so it’s a sign of stability and good news for those involved in real estate sales.

One of the companies that has made a name for itself here is TOWN Residential. Since its launch in 2010, the real estate experts at TOWN have used a combination of client service and real knowledge of the complex New York market to deliver big sales for top clients.

When its time to get involved in the New York luxury real estate market, it’s time to call TOWN Residential.

How is Helane Morrison Causing a Stir in the Business World?

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Not everyone can become a corporate giant, yet still maintain integrity, in the business world. However, that is exactly what Helane Morrison is doing? How is this possible? What is she doing? To find out, please keep reading.

Only special people can accomplish what Helane Morrison has done throughout her lifetime in the cut-throat world of big corporations. In a world where many a person insists on breaking the rules, she has earned her place in society by following them. For more than 30 years, Ms. Morrison has revitalized the financial work place environment, all the while daring to expose corrupt brokers. She may not be loved by everyone she is involved with professionally, but she definitely IS respected.

Perhaps the biggest example of how she makes a difference is now, with the upcoming 2016 United States’ Presidential election. Along with the uncertainty of what will happen politically in this country comes the question of how the financial markets will react. Will the economy and financial world resemble that of the same ilk as in the crash of 2007-2008? Will the financial wolves still be waiting to gouge investors where it hurts the most? What should investors do?

So many questions are now arising in the minds of investors, yet, there is hope! That hope is in the form of Ms. Helane Morrison, with her attitude of refusing to be intimidated by anyone, no matter who they are. It is a combination of this attitude, and her experience in the financial law niche of the business world, that has earned her a significant position at the US Securities and Exchange. 

In her role, which she accomplishes extraordinarily well from their San Francisco office, she exercises her power to protect ordinary people from fraud. Needless to say, she has made a huge difference in the lives of the people she protects. Ms. Morrison is currently that SEC office’s head of enforcement and continues to be vigilant in her efforts. 

One thing is certain as we move forward in 2016. As long as investors have Helane Morrison in their corner, they can proceed to invest with confidence. If there are any wolves in waiting, they will never get away with it while she is in office.

Learn more about Helane Morrison on her Crunchbase profile.