Monthly Archives: February 2016

Doe Deere Makes Headlines While Breaking Fashion & Beauty Rules

Doe Deere, founder and CEO of Lime Crime makeup line, was recently featured in an article for Bustle in which she encourages beauty and fashion enthusiasts to consider breaking the traditional rules in favor of expressing their own unique style. This strategy has certainly proven effective for Deere, who has experience wide success as an online fashion and beauty personality as well as through the rapid expansion of her brand. While Deere is a human encyclopedia of fashion and beauty ideas to try, in the article for Bustle, Deere focuses on seven often touted beauty and fashion rules just begging to be broken by those bold enough to express their inner creativity and love for life.

Among many other restrictive trends, Deere encourages fashionistas to wear as many patterns and colors as they feel express their zest for life. Praising her personal fashion, Betsy Johnson, Deere states that there is no specific age for being forced to squash your fashion creativity. Wearing bold colors and prints and embracing what you love about a current fashion trend is not limited to a certain age bracket, according to Deere. Never one to conceal her authentic self, Deere adheres to these fashion concepts in her daily life by breathing a breath of fresh air and vibrant colors in all of her fashion choices.

As a widely recognized fashion and beauty inspiration, Deere has been trying her hand at the fashion and beauty industry for over a decade. Deere struck out on her own, relying on her personal fashion instincts and personal drive, to offer women a wide range of options for fashion, and most recently cosmetics, which do not adhere to any particular beauty or fashion rules.

Deere’s success does much more than inspire women to think creatively about beauty and fashion. She also stands as an example of a successful self-driven female entrepreneur, who took risks and invested in herself to make her own success. Deere will be making her mark on the fashion and beauty industry for years to come, and will continue to inspire countless women in the process.

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Sam Tabar is Making a Difference In Many Lives

Sam Tabar is a is a investment advisor, who specializes in hedge funds. He is a attorney by trade,but his business is in the world of investments and money management. He is a well known and respected legal professional. He was employed at the law firm Schulte Roth and Zabel as a senior associate.

His strengths are in international finance regulation,hedge funds and finance markets. He earned his masters degree in law from the Columbia Law School. Mr. Tabar has worked in financial markets around the world and is fluent in many languages. Tabar managed a $2 billion hedge fund while with the Sparx Group He also helped the company raise 1.2 billion in capital. He works diligently and is able to excel at any endeavor he puts his mind to. He is the type of person that if he doesn’t know the answer to a question he will tell you that he doesn’t know,but will get the answer to your question.

He loves to learn and is constently learning new languages. Mr. Tabar loves spending time with his friends and family and going on vacations. Tabar is strong on family values and believes that he wouldn’t be where he is today with out the love and support of his wonderful family. He contributes his success to hard work and dedication. He works feverishly on hoaning his craft,which allows him to reach new heights in his career. Tabar also believes in giving back. He believes in helping those less fortunate than himself,which is why people love to be around him,because he cares so much about others. Sam Tabar is a fine example of the American dream. Plus he’s always trying to give back too, by contributing to charitable causes, and starting his own GoFundMe initiatives.

James Dondero: A Leader In The CLO World

In 1996, Highland Capital Management started creating the market for non-bank collateralized loan obligations. The fund has created 32 billion dollars of assets through structuring and monitoring more than 39 collateralized loan obligations and CDOs alone. This makes Highland Capital the biggest CLO manager in the world. This claim to fame is because of the leadership of James Dondero. Jim founded Highland Capital Management in 1993 after converting it from the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life.

In 2000, Jim helped Highland Capital to start a commingled bank loan fund and launch an investment 40 Act platform that was an alternative to what was already on the market. In 2004, Jim moved Highland Capital Management into the mutual fund business when they acquired 2 floating rate funds. After these big moves, the fund was ready for expansion and Jim opened an office in Singapore in 2008 and then another office in Seoul in 2011.

Prior to starting Highland Capital Management, Dondero first got his degree in finance and accounting from the University of Virginia. He then went to work as an analyst for the Morgan Guaranty training program. After a year at Morgan Guaranty, Dondero went to work for American Express, first as a corporate bond analyst and then overseeing a portfolio of 1 billion dollars as a portfolio manager. It was after this that James Dondero went to work as the Chief Investment Officer at the Protective Life GIC subsidiary.

James Dondero’s work at Highland Capital Management was recently analyzed by the online newspaper, Octa Finance. One of the biggest finds was the fund’s sector movement. The fund was previously highly invested in health care and finance. The fund changed its investment sectors significantly. They are still highly invested in health care with 20 percent of their portfolio in this sector. The fund is now also heavily invested in information technology, at 18 percent. They have 18 percent in finance, 12 percent in energy and 10 percent in consumer discretionary. The fund now also has investments in utilities and telecommunications, services, transport and materials. The firm also made 69 new stock purchases.

For those who would like to read further, please click here: http://www.octafinance.com/highland-capital-management-top-10-holdings-in-q3-2015/352793/

Some Information About The Zika Virus From Dr. Cortes

 

Sergio Cortes is a very well known and loved doctor in the country of Brazil. He is not only the Secretary of health in the country, but he is also a trusted health counselor. Cortes has his own website where he gives up-to-date information about health issues that are concerning south Americans. Cortes can be followed on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Recently there has been much worry about the Zika Virus. There are many people that may not know about the disease, and that can cause unneeded fear.

As far as the history of the disease goes, Zika is a disease that was first discovered in certain countries in Africa. After the disease hit Africa, it later moved on to Asia. In the past years the disease has also been found in many countries in Latin America. Brazil has been one of the countries that has received a huge influx of Zika cases. Even though Zika is not a disease that is contagious, it is a disease that could possibly have adverse effects. These adverse effects include microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Guillain-Barré syndrome is a very serious disease that affects the nervous system and the autoimmune system.

There is really no treatment for the Zika virus, and all that a person can really do is let the disease run its course. It is generally a virus that last from 3 to 12 days. Symptoms of the disease include the following: rash, body aches, fatigue, fever, and headaches. The virus is not contagious and it can only be transmitted from the Zika carrying mosquito to the individual that it bites. An individual that is diagnosed with the Zika virus can take inflammatory medications, or they can take pain killers if they would like. Individuals that are diagnosed with Zika should avoid aspirin or any medications that contain aspirin, because these contain anticoagulant that can cause bleeding.

The best things that an individual can do to try to prevent the Zika virus is to try to avoid mosquito bites. Mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus are attracted to standing water, so it is best to not have any pooled water anywhere in the home.

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How many of your online friends have you actually met in person?

The Internet has evolved and grown drastically over just the past two decades. It has become easier and easier to connect with others using social media sites such as Facebook and the use of instant messaging, etc. With so many relationships being formed online, how many of these have actually been brought to fruition in the real physical world? According to a recent survey by SKOUT which is known to be the largest platform for meeting new people, 3 out of every 4 people have online friends that they haven’t actually met in real life.

Almost half of those surveyed indicated that they had at least 10 online friends. This is no surprise as the booming of mobile devices such as cellphones makes it easier to nurture online friendships. Of those online friends, most surveyed said that at one point or another they would like to actually meet these friends in person one day. Meeting new people and having/making friendships is a desire that will never go away as it is an integral part to the essence of human nature. More and more people are using the power of the Internet to connect with others all over the globe.

SKOUT alone helped foster almost 700 million connections last year. In a society where online and electronic communication is the norm, SKOUT helps so many meet new people and find friends online. The SKOUT community services almost 200 countries and is available in more than a dozen languages. With a staggering 92% of those surveyed indicating that they communicate with their online friends using a mobile phone versus a desktop computer, the presence of the SKOUT mobile app is prominent. The amount of downloads via Google Play and the App Store is just one indication of its growing popularity.

This recent survey by SKOUT validates the growth of online friendships. It is easier to meet new people online as this can be done from anywhere and at anytime. With the use of its app, SKOUT has been able to see the current trends and continue to further tailor its app to its thousands of users. Many of these friendships that have been formed online remain virtual but this is not to say that these friendships are meaningless.