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The range of cruelty free cosmetics created for the Lime Crime brand by founder Doe Deere have become some of the must have items on the market because of the bold colors that dominate the range produced by the brand. Founder Doe Deere has always stated the Lime Crime company and its products have been created in her own image, which also reflects the fact the initial cosmetics produced by Deere were developed because the entrepreneur could not find makeup that she herself wished to wear. The Russian born and New York educated Lime Crime founder still spends as much time as possible each day looking to create new products for the brand she feels reflect her own personality and those of her dedicated followers.

Just how does an individual go about creating a cosmetics line that has become a challenger to the traditional leaders in the industry? This is a question Doe Deere has been faced with answering on a number of occasions since the 2008 launch of the Lime Crime cosmetics line that was born out of her own successful clothing line sold via Online marketplaces; Doe Deere still discusses the many times she was told her ambition to create a successful cosmetics company would not work, but ignored the naysayers to develop a brand that has become one of the most sought after makeup lines of the last decade.

Success has not been easy to come by for the Lime Crime brand or Doe Deere, who followed up her fashion education in New York with a move to Los Angeles where she formed a band with her now husband; Deere did not leave her fashion background behind when she left school, but instead began selling clothes through Online marketplaces and sought to develop a new way of creating and selling products Online.

The Online world is one Doe Deere has taken to her heart and believes the success of Lime Crime is linked to the millions of followers the company has on various social media platforms. One of the main reasons Doe Deere and Lime Crime have become so successful is the innovative nature of the marketing completed by the company, which often takes place on social media where new products are launched and experimented with by Deere and her followers. A modern, caring, and innovative approach is something Doe Deere sees as being important in every aspect of her personal and business life; Doe Deere not only produces cruelty free and ethically made products, but she has embarked upon a business model that sees employees valued as human beings as well as integral parts of the mechanism of the Lime Crime brand.

Back To Leaving His Footprint On American Politics
Longtime financial supporter of the Democratic Party George Soros has broken his hiatus on political donations in the United States to give Hillary Clinton $26 million. The world’s most successful hedge fund manager is no stranger to the world of politics. He has supported democracy around the world and can even boast about bringing about the peaceful conversion of his birthplace Hungary. His return to political philanthropy comes at a special time in American politics on Forbes. Fellow billionaire Donald Trump is running for office on a platform perpendicular to the ideals of Soros.

Apples And Oranges
George Soros is generally a strong supporter of immigration reform, asylum for refugees, and free trade between nations, but Donald Trump has made staunch opposition to all of these an important part of his campaign. A sort of rivalry has emerged between the two billionaires with exceptionally virulent rhetoric dominating conversations. George Soros sees the inflammatory words, especially his statements on Islam, as helpful for groups such as ISIS that seek to demonize the West.

Read more: Here’s How George Soros’s Latest Predictions Have Played Out

Close Soros advisor Michael Vachon confirms the special importance George Soros sees in this election. While Soros has a long history of supporting Democrats Vachon maintains that the possibility of a Trump presidency has stuck with the billionaire. The dangers of a Trump presidency have startled Soros in a special way.

A Catalyst For Other Donors
The investment George Soros has placed in Clinton is seen as a good omen by Democrats. Many believe that Soros will motivate other big name liberal donors to pitch in. Although Soros has given Hillary Clinton her largest donation he was not the first to donate to the presidential nominee. Environmentalist Tom Steyer has donated $31 million to pro-Clinton super PACs while others such as hedge fund manager Don Sussman or media tycoon Haim Saban have also chipped in millions to support Clinton. While these donations have certainly helped the Clinton campaign none have the impact George Soros often displays.

The Relentless Fighter
The efforts of George Soros to advocate for Democrats has often made him a target of vitriol from the right. His opposition to George Bush in 2004 was often used to describe him as a communist, a self-hating Jew, or Machiavellian manipulator. Despite these criticism Soros sees Clinton’s presidency as a chance to pursue progressive causes. In the past Soros has expressed regret over supporting Obama over Clinton during the 2008 election. His support for Clinton may give him a second chance.

Wengie, popular YouTuber, has a penchant for hacks and DIY videos, and in this back-to-school video, she combines both with twelve ideas to make back-to-school both more fun and more practical.


She starts off with four DIY hacks relating to writing utensils. Her first hack describes how to turn a highlighter into a rainbow, ombre or watercolor highlighter through a simple process of dabbing the darker colors onto the lighter highlighter. She also shows how to decorate pencils with washi tape, how to turn the inside of a clear pen into glittery goodness, and how to make your very own feather quill.


Next up, she colors staples with a set of sharpies to turn boring old silver staples into playful ones. This is one of the most simple hacks. The only thing easier that she demonstrates is turning regular paperclips into heart-shaped ones simply by bending them into shape.


A few hacks are a little more complex, such as creating a pencil shaving holder for those little pencil sharpeners that don’t contain the shavings. She shows two methods, one with an empty Tic-Tac container and a second using a small condiments container that she turns into a cute Starbucks cup.


Her hacks also include one practical, money-saving idea that doubles as a method to add some extra cuteness to a binder. By taking washi tape (a favorite in this video) and covering the the tabs on the binder separators, Wengie both decorates and makes the tabs re-usable. Simply peel the tape off and re-decorate when it’s time to re-label them!


Another practical yet fun hack makes a DIY sticky note section for the front of a binder. By taking a piece of cardboard, punching holes in it, and hot-gluing different pads of sticky notes to it, a simple and effective addition for note-taking and reminders is also at your fingertips.


To round out her list, she also demonstrates how to turn a pencil tin into a paperclip holder, how to chalkboard paint a binder, and how to make an adorable USB holder using erasers.



According to The Guardian, Billy McFarland is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the companies Spling and Magnises. The young entrepreneur was born in New York City, but grew up in Essex County, New Jersey. He briefly attended college at Bucknell University however he left his computer engineering program there during his freshman year in order to start up Spling.

Although it may seem young for a college freshman to start a company, Billy McFarland was an entrepreneur long before he attended college. At just 13-years-old he created his first business which was an online company that helped to match designers and clients.

At the end of his freshman year of college, Spling was created. Spling is an online platform that is designed to allow the users to create new appearances for their URLs. Spling has several high-profile clients including Universal and Discovery. The company is still in business and McFarland still serves as their Chief Executive Officer.

In August of 2013, then 22-year-old Billy McFarland founded Magnises. Magnises is the up-and-coming exclusive social club for millennials with events and deals that can only be accessed by a members-only black card. The card, currently only available in New York and Washington DC, will get the holder discounts in participating bars, restaurants, clubs, or even give them exclusive experiences at concerts or getaways.

McFarland is hoping that Magnises will soon be expanded to other cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Atlanta. As of 2015, Magnises has over 10,000 members and is still growing stong.

Andy Wirth, the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the parent company of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Resorts was recently elected chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Wirth was born in Neubrucke, West Germany on July 25, 1963 and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and also studied at Edinburgh University in Scotland. His career began with Steamboat Springs Resort in 1986, and when Intrawest acquired the company 21 years later, in 2007, he was made the chief marketing officer and executive vice president. It wasn’t until 2010 that he moved on to replace Nancy Cushing as President and CEO of Sqaw Valley ski resort.

Wirth has 25 years of experience in the mountain resort and hotel industry and uses that acumen to continue the success of Sqaw Valley. When he first took over, the resort spent $70 million on upgrades which improved the mountains infrastructure and design, its culinary offerings, and its base area facilities. Customer service at Sqaw Valley has been drastically improved since Wirth arrived and customer satisfaction has notably risen. Being one of Lake Tahoe’s premier ski resorts, Sqaw Valley, boasts 6,000 ski-able acres and has 42 ski lifts. CNN named it one of the best places to ski on earth, and Trekaroo gave it the title of best ski resort for families with preschoolers and toddlers. Men’s Journal voted it as the #1 ski resort in North America, and Forbes Magazine placed Sqaw Valley as the 5th best ski resort.

Wirth is a notable philanthropist and is a major contributor and supporter of The McConkey Foundation, Girls on the Run Sierra Chapter, the Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee, the Truckee River Watershed Council, and The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Community House. He has served as a volunteer fireman, sat on the board of directors for multiple foundations that support the arts, education, youth development, health and human services, and the environment.

He currently enjoys a life with his wife, Karen, in Truckee, California.

Equities First Holdings (EFH) has recently publicized that it has acquired Meridian Equity Partners, a London-based financial lending institution. Meridian Equity Partners will now operate as a subsidiary of EFH.

Equities First Holdings is a world-class provider of alternative financing with agencies in London, Indianapolis, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, and Hong Kong. EFH’s CEO, Al Christy noted that the acquisition of Meridian Equity Partners elevates the company’s brand and services to a new, international level. With operations in Asia, the UK, Australia, and the US, EFH will now offer attractive liquidity against openly traded shares.

Since its establishment in 2002, EFH’s closed loans transactions experiences a growth of 30% annually for the past three years, and the trend will continue in 2014. Furthermore, EFH’s overall labor force has increased by more than half since 2012. Interestingly, Equities First Holding’s loan transactions are non-recourse; therefore, borrows retain all the initial loan proceeds. Al Christy added that EFH continues to consolidate and expand to provide excellent liquidation, coupled with favorable credit terms. EFH continuous to invest in advanced technology and expertise as it experiences ongoing growth. EFH’s workforce comprises of highly qualified personnel that adheres to the company’s principles of providing custom-tailored services to the clients. Equities First Holdings maintains a longtime strategic partnership with the world’s leading asset banks, custodian banks, and top law firms.

Background of Equities First Holdings

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, EFH is the world’s leader specializing in securities-based financing to corporations and high-net-worth individuals requiring prompt funding. Through EFH’s direct lending options, borrowers have access to excellent liquidity at lower rates using bonds and stocks as their collateral. Since its launch in 2002, Equities First Holdings has had over 650 transactions totaling to $1.4 billion.

Within 14 years in operation, Equities First Holdings is fortunate to have an incredible workforce comprising of financial industry veterans. EFH’s personnel leverages their ability to observe oncoming market trends to evaluate the expected performance and risk associated with publicly traded stocks. Equity First Holdings serves as an alternative source of capital for borrowers not qualified for conventional bank loans and those wishing to raise quick capital.

A $1 million dollar challenge grant has been set up by James Dondero and the Highland Capital Management Firm in an effort to help the Family Place finish out their Legacy Campaign with a strong push. The Family Place is a philanthropic organization with a mission to support those who suffer from family violence.

The aim of their Legacy Campaign is to raise $16.5 million which will go towards the completion and functioning of a Counseling Center in Central Dallas that will focus on aiding those victims afflicted by domestic violence.

The challenge grant made by Highland Capital Management will match 50% of any donations made to the Legacy Campaign up until April 4, 2017. It was at the Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer’s Award Luncheon during which the announcement was made. Since then, Highland Capital Management has matched $100,000 of the $200,000 that has been raised.

In a PR Newswire article, James Dondero, president and co founder of Highland Capital Management, said that a call-to-action from the Dallas Police Chief and Mayor to help support the project was the impetus for making the challenge grant.

This donation is not out of character for James Dondero who has always been actively involved in philanthropic endeavors alongside with his successful career in business.

More specifically, Dondero donates much time and resources to affair’s affecting veterans, education initiatives as well as local, public projects like the Family Place. In fact, through his company, Dondero has established Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. which is the philanthropic branch of Highland Capital.

Before James Dandero very successful career in credit markets and the creation of Highland Capital, Dondero studied at the University of Virginia from which he graduated with high honors. He furthered his education at the McIntire School of Commerce with a dual major of Finance and Accounting.

Dondero actually began his professional career working for American Express as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analysis. Through the rest of his career, Dondero gained years of experience and expertise that would eventually qualify him to open up the doors of his very own firm by the name of Highland Capital Management.

David J. Osio is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Davos Financial Group, Venezuela. He is a graduate of the Catholic University, Andres Bello, Venezuela and a specialized degree in International Banking Law from Estudios Superiores (an Advanced Management Program). The Company was established in 1993 and has been committed to serving its exclusive group of customers with financial advice. Osio has propelled the company to profitability and strategically built numerous independent companies around the world including the cities of Geneva, Panama, New York and Miami.

Osio’s career began in 1981 when he worked as the president and CEO of OPED Enterprise managing the coffee export program. He moved on to Letco Commercial Companies where he structured radical marketing programs for several industrial products in the U.S.

In 1984, Osio moved into banking law under the Caracas law firm MGO. He was in charge of corporate clients like Consolidated Bank and Ferro Corporation. His vast experience in Legal Advisory and expertise in the banking industry made him rise through the ranks to become the Vice President of Banking Commercial at Banco Latino.

He helped the Bank increase its customer portfolio and position itself as an international player. In 1993, Osio ventured out to begin his Davos Financial Group of Companies which is now a household name in financial advisory and social responsibility activities.

The strategy to develop each of the group’s companies as an independent financial boutique offering tailor-made services that meet the exclusive client’s needs and expectations has made the Group thrive in every sector. This is attributed to Osio’s advanced training with the American Banking Corporation and the Swiss Bank Corporation.

David Osio’s Philanthropy

Through the stewardship of David Osio, Davos Group of companies has established collaborations with non-profits making organizations in supporting arts and culture. Among the beneficiaries are MISO (Miami Symphony Orchestra), UMA Foundation, Children’s Orthopedic Foundation, and Fundana Foundation. David Osio has notably indicated that as his business grows, the company will establish more support to the communities he operates in and the world as a whole.

The charitable contributions and massive economic opportunities created by David Osio and Davos Group have received numerous international recognition and awards. These include the Medal of Honor by the US Congress, Movers and Shakers 2009, South Florida Business Leaders 2009, New Europe magazine’s “Best Offshore Corporate Service Provider”, and Miami award winner, 2014( a program that honors positive contributions and achievements by Miami-based companies.

Follow Osio on Twitter – @davidosio1

Securus Technologies does an excellent job of securing inmate calls. Their families will receive every minute that is available to them under their agreement. Inmates and their families can now say goodbye to inmate calling with Securus Technologies. For over 30 years Securus has been successfully processing inmate calls throughout the nation and looking to expand globally. Securus Technologies started out as an inmate calling regulator and now they offer cost effective features to their clients.They have proudly concluded a fourth quarter audit of Global Tel-Link. A PRN Newswire article has named Securus Technologies one of the leading inmate monitoring networks.


They offer services that limit your commute to a correctional facility. Securus is securing inmate calling by partnering with Vimeo to offer superior calling features. JPay Service also shares a partnership with Securus. Thousands of inmates and their families can trust the Securus network as they continue to process over 56.7 billion calls annually. No other provider is equipped to handle the amount of calls they’ve helped inmates and their families. Inmates and their families never have to miss a moment of staying connected. Inmates depend on the telephone to transition out of a facility.


Securus Technology Programs


Video Chat Visitation


If you’re on an inmates visiting list you can get your visitation over the internet by video chatting. This reduces the need to commute to a correctional facility and eliminates traditional operator assistance. Visit your loved ones in a correctional facility from the privacy of your home or from anywhere you choose.


Prepaid Calling


Prepaid calling from Securus allows you to pay for inmate calling credits in advance. Say goodbye to the hassle of locating an authorized agent. This feature is available to inmates from inside the institution and their families through the official Securus Technologies website.


There are so many different hair care products to choose from. Some are worth having and others you can skip. Here are some great products that you should buy to keep your hair looking healthy.
One great type of product that you should buy to keep your hair looking healthy are heat protecting gels. These gels will ensure that your hair is not damaged if you apply heat to your hair. People that use the blow dryer, curling iron, or straightening iron should invest in this great product to protect their hair.

Another good type of product you should buy is a great shampoo free of harsh chemicals. You should check the ingredients of every shampoo that you buy. If you want your hair to remain healthy then you should stay clear of shampoos that have sulfates in them, since this can really damage your hair.

Lastly, if you have frizzy hair then you should check out anti frizz cremes or oils. There are a lot of different products that can control frizz. A lot of these products offer over eight hours of protection from frizz and leave your hair looking great.

If you are looking for great hair care products then you should check out WEN hair by Chaz. They offer a lot of different products. They offer mousse, styling gel, conditioner, and more.

What is great about Wen by Chaz is they do not add harsh ingredients in their products. Their products are free of Sulfates. If you want to buy quality hair care products check out Wen by Chaz. They offer their products on QVC in kits and have a wide variety of different scents including lavender, sweet almond mint, and pomegranate. You will be very happy you purchased products from Wen by Chaz because your hair will look incredible. Learn more about Wen, visit their Wikipedia page.

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