Monthly Archives: November 2016

Wen To Lose The Ponytail

Wen To Lose The Ponytail

I had the fortunate experience of reconnecting with a friend I had not seen in years. The first thing I noticed was how amazing her hair looked. After catching up over lunch, I mentioned her hair and she told me about Wen by Chaz. It was a drizzly day, and my fine hair was uncontrollable. My solution was a ponytail, not quite the look for a woman my age, but it was better than frizz. I went home to learn more about Wen by Chaz and found this article that seemed to be a genuine depiction of the transition from regular shampoo to Wen.

Emily McClure’s article invites the reader into her busy life with a day-by-day recap of her hair adventures. She explains her skepticism on days when her thin hair felt greasy or her curls didn’t hold, and her elation on good hair days. Emily learned that the routine that put her best hair forward was when she showered and styled in the morning. She could avoid any negative effects and reap the benefits of clean, shiny hair. What I found most fascinating was the pictures. I could see the improvement in Emily’s hair from day one on. Even on the days she indicated her hair wasn’t at its best, I thought it looked better than it did when she started.

I can also vouch for the author’s experience. After a regular regiment of using the Sephora endorsed Wen Cleansing Conditioner, my thin hair (and my hair is older than hers) seemed to come to life. I was complimented on my hair’s shine and bounce, and frequently asked the question, “what did you do to your hair?” I added other Wen products by Chaz Dean to my daily ritual and do not see myself going back to regular shampoo anytime in the near future.

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Dara Interviews Markus Rothkranz

Dara Interviews Markus Rothkranz

Dara has her own YouTube channel dedicated to raw foods, beauty, weight loss, the prevention of disease and health. She’s won numerous awards from the Best of Raw, including for Sexiest Raw Woman and Best Raw TV Show. She’s certified in the the Science of Raw Food Nutrition. She starts off this video by saying Markus Rothkranz represents the next step in her raw food career.

Rothkranz discusses the time, still sick, he spent forty days in the dessert, nude, fasting, to find his purpose in life. He started off with a big backpack full of everything he thought he might need. However, in time, he learned to let go, and not spend his life chasing after material possessions instead of his dreams. The people society look up to, such as Gandhi, go through life with just a loincloth, looking for the truth, not satisfied with anything less, and he had more power than the people in charge. According to Rothkranz, the stuff you get rid of is even more important than what you take in. That includes getting rid of unhealthy, cooked and processed foods, and the toxins that are accumulated in your body. However, it also means getting rid of a codependent relationship you’re in, financial burdens and the clutter in your house. Also, get rid of the clinging people in your life who suck your life.

That makes room in your life for the things and people you are meant to have. The world is infinite. He shows his book The Prosperity Secret and says you have to get rid of the programming that rich people are evil. They are not. Success frees you up to be who you really are. You’re not happy because you’re not free.

Dara clearly thinks highly of Rothkranz. They actually spend a lot more time discussing Rothkranz’s philosophies and views on life and prosperity than on raw foods, and she is in tune with him. She points out you never know when you’re going to have a ah-ha moment that changes your life. Life is about being inspired, and inspiring others.

Equities First Holding Offers an Alternative Financing Solution Through the Use of Stock-based Loans

Equities First Holding Offers an Alternative Financing Solution Through the Use of Stock-based Loans

Equities First Holdings, LLC is one of the leading providers of alternative solutions to financial problems facing individuals, businesses, and companies. For those companies dealing in financial services and the high-net-worth individuals, you can get a non-purpose loan with the Equities First Holdings, LLC. Equities First Holdings, LLC’s headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana. It also has regional offices in more than 10 countries in the world including Singapore, London, Perth, Sydney, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.

Equities First Holdings, LLC is mainly specialized in the provision of alternative financing solutions, providing financial services, and allocation of working non-recourse capital. Equities First Holdings, LLC was incepted in 2002. The company has completed more than 2,000 transactions of more than $2 billion. For the company, these operations mean daily businesses. The President and Founder of Equities First Holdings, LLC, Al Christy, has more than 50 employees working under his governance.


Equities First Holdings, LLC is one of the bets options for borrowers who want necessary capital with the no-recourse features. It utilizes stocks as the main collateral associated with these loans. For those who are not qualified for the strict credit-based loans provided by banks and other financial institutions, they can opt for Equities First Holdings, LLC’s solutions. Because banks and other lending institutions have tightened the lending criteria, it results from the 2008 mortgage crisis. For this reason, they have minimized their lending options. Qualifying for the credit-based loans is harder than ever. The stock-based loans provide a higher loan-to-value ratio. Therefore, their adoption is increasing every day.


For most people, they don’t understand the difference between stock-based loans and margin loans. In the margin loans, the borrowed money comes with many restrictions. You should also state the use of the money as a qualification factor for the loans. Their loan-to-value ratio is between 11 percent to 50 percent. In the occurrence of a margin call, you will not get a notice when the lenders liquidate the collateral. There are also associated interest rates. On the other hand, there is a variation in the stock-based loans interests between three percent and four percent. There are also no restrictions.

FlockU CEO Josh Verne

FlockU CEO Josh Verne

The co founder and CEO of FlockU Josh Verne recently sat down to talk about his tips for success. During a recent podcast, Josh talked about the importance of having certain personal characteristics as well as actions a person must do in order to become more successful. By following Josh tips, many people will likely be able to improve their lives both in business and in their private lifestyles. Verne believes that one of the fundamental qualities you need to be successful is to be a good leader. He also believes that it is important to find out what you have a true passion for as well as becoming a very good listener. Josh Verne also says that you will want to always seek a situation that is win win for everyone as well as have a more balanced lifestyle.


For those looking to become more successful, it is very important to put others before you when leading them. This allows people to use their abilities to contribute to achieving a common goal. By adopting this philosophy, you will use the leadership skills required to achieve your goals. You will also need to ensure that whenever you seek to resolve a dispute, all involved parties get what they are looking for and come to a compromise. Anyone looking to be more successful will also need to listen more carefully so when they talk themselves, their feedback will be more effective. People who seek more success will want to achieve good health, a satisfactory home life and financial security. Lastly, it is very important that you choose a career that suits your interests, abilities and is something that you have a sincere passion for.


In April of 2015 Josh Verne co founded a company called FlockU. With this company, a number of college students will be able to make their experience more convenient in terms of consumption and getting information. FlockU offers students access to a number of name brand merchandise companies as well as marketing partners. This will help them purchase quality items as well as market more effectively. As well as offering access to merchandise and more effective marketing, FlockU also provides lots of media outlets for students to get the latest news on college campus life.


Josh Verne was the founder of another company called Workpays before starting up FlockU. Before he started up his companies, Josh worked for various retail companies and helped them improve their sales results. In fact, he helped generate revenues of up to $200 million during his stint at the retail companies. At the very beginning of his career, Verne worked at a furniture distribution business that was owned and operated by his family.

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Keith Mann: Supporter Of All That is Good

Keith Mann: Supporter Of All That is Good

Keith Mann of Dynamics Search Partners is the type of individual that believes in everything that is good in the world. Sometimes it can be hard to find the good things in the world, but if anyone can find them, it is Keith Mann. He sees the good in people and he knows that people have good intentions. This is an individual that has an uncle as a detective and he is very thankful for what he has done for him and the world around us. It can be a job that requires a lot of time, danger, and energy. However, his Uncle has never backed down from it and has embraced it.


It is the same with the police. Right now, people are quick to point their fingers at them and blame them for things. In reality, they are just looking out for the best interests of the people. No matter what line of work there is or anywhere you go, you are going to run into a few people that don’t do their job the right way. However, they are the minority and not the majority. Keith Mann knows cops are good people. He has seen it first hand and he believes in it.


That is why he was more than happy to treat them to lunch not once but twice for the NYPD 54th Precinct. He knows they need a pick-me-up during these tough times they are facing, times he feels as though are unfair. Every day they leave the house and go out and do their job, it is a big risk and they are taking their lives in their hands. It is not easy and it is not for everyone. It takes a special kind of person to do that. Keith Mann is well aware of that.


That is why he knew he wanted to do something, no matter how big or how small, to give back to them. Surprises are great and they remind people of all the good people that see the truth and are not blinded by what they are told or fed by the media.


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Wengie’s YouTube Journey

Wengie’s YouTube Journey

Youtube has become a platform for many people to share their lives and knowledge. Beauty guru Wengie, has personally used youtube to share videos about beauty, fun, and life. Wengie has done very well on youtube as she has created over 3 hundred videos and has over 4 million followers.

One video Wengie posted was a “Draw My Life” video

This video gives the viewers some background information on her life. In 1986, Wengie was born in china, soon after that, her parents moved to Australia leaving Wengie behind. She was raised by her grandparents and her nanny; at the age of four, she flew to Australia to live with her parents. She remembers crying when she met her parents because she didn’t remember them.

Growing up, Wengie’s family was quite poor as they were trying to establish themselves in Australia. At the age of seven, Wengie’s parents got new jobs and the family moved to Sydney Australia. Elementary School was very hard for Wengie because she was so shy. During her final year of high school, her mom gave birth to her younger brother Jim. Money was still tight for Wengie’s parents so they couldn’t afford to send her to college. She applied for an accounting scholarship so she could go to university. She received the scholarship and proceeded to go to university. After university, Wengie got an accounting job at a big business; however, her heart was not in her work and after four years she resigned. She then became a social media consultant and soon had 12 clients. She loved her job and decided to start a blog because it gave her more insight into her social media consulting. Her blog became very popular which prompted her to start a youtube channel. In August 2014 she quit her job, as a social media consultant, and became a full-time youTuber.

Wengie has put a lot of work into becoming who she is today. She brings her viewers so much joy with her positive, honest, upbeat videos. She gives thanks and love to all her viewers as they have been so beneficial in her YouTube journey.


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Ressler Continues to Help Build TechStyle Brand into a Clothing Industry Force

Ressler Continues to Help Build TechStyle Brand into a Clothing Industry Force

Over the years, Don Ressler has developed a strong reputation for building successful start-ups in the business world.

Now he and his frequent business partner Adam Goldenberg have joined forces with Hollywood star Kate Hudson with the Fabletics firm started in 2013.

Fabletics started as an online subscription for women’s athletic apparel as the latest endeavor by Ressler’s TechStyle Fashion Group, formerly known as JustFab. What stands out as the clothing brand is that it is designed both for gym workouts and for everyday wear. This cuts down on having to change clothes during the day just to get in a workout.

Fabletics is the fastest-growing brand in the TechStyle firm and is transitioning from online to being a brick-and-mortar franchise with the goal of adding 75-100 stores within the next five years.

The brand has been so successful that Fabletics is launching F2, a men’s line for both everyday use and sportswear. Even Kate’s brother, Oliver Hudson, has helped develop the new men’s brand.

The brand’s success is only the latest from Ressler who has made a name for himself many times over. He first began with before teaming with Goldenberg at Intermix Media to form the offshoot Alena Media. After NewsCorp bought out Alena’s parent company, Ressler and Goldenberg left in order to attain more autonomous control of their ideas.

Eventually, after some strategy sessions at Goldenberg’s house along with several former Alena Media employees, Intelligent Beauty was formed with Ressler as the company CEO. Under that company banner, many successful brands were formed. Chief among them were DERMSTORE, an online cosmetics market, and SENSA, a weight-loss system.

Eventually, JustFab came along to make its presence felt in the clothing industry. The current clothing business TechStyle started out as JustFab in 2010 and has steadily been built up. However, the quick success of Fabletics have further racheted up the company’s presence in today’s clothing industry.

Within a little over a year, then JustFab raised $85 million to pursue larger business goals within the clothing market. By 2015, over 5,000 new clothing items were being made and plans for a men’s sportswear were underway.

Now it appears that Ressler and his company are ready to take on the likes of Nike and Under Armour when it comes to men’s sportswear.

History suggests that they can’t be discounted even against these giants.

Adam Milstein : Making a Difference

Adam Milstein : Making a Difference

More than ever today we need role models. Role models that are making a positive difference in our world. Role models that are giving their lives to help promote peace and harmony around our world. Role models like Adam Milstein of Encino, California. Recently, the Jerusalem Post recognized Adam Milstein as one of the 50 most influential Jewish figures in our world today. Listed at number 39, Milstein was recognized for his tireless work as a philanthropist, activist and national leader in such organizations as StandWithUS and the Israel on Campus Coalition. Adam is also active in other organizations such as Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, and the AIPAC National Council. Milstein’s life goal is to strengthen the Jewish people, the State of Israel and its relationship with the United States of America. He is involved in raising funds to further Jewish education, the betterment of the Jewish community and in promoting a Pro-Israel stance both here in the US and all over the world.

Adam was born in Haifa, Israel, the son of Eva and Hillel Milstein in 1951. His father was active in Israel’s independence war as a combat soldier. In 1971, Adam joined the Israeli Defense Forces and served during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Following the War, Adam married Gilla and in 1981 moved to the United States where he obtained his MBA degree from the University of Southern California. Since that time Adam has been a successful real estate developer and he and his family reside in Encino, California.

When Adam was notified of his recognition he had this to say:

“I am humbled and honored to be selected by the Jerusalem Post for this list, alongside so many remarkable leaders of the Jewish people. I am grateful to my wife, Gila, to the IAC and the many organizations in the Jewish world that we are privileged to partner with to make a difference. This award is a testament to the historic accomplishments of the Israeli-American community in recent years.”

Today, we need positive role models. We need Adam Milstein.


An Introduction to Investment Banking

An Introduction to Investment Banking

Investment banking is a branch of banking where the primary focus is to generate a profit through the investment of existing capital or money. Another way of saying this is that investment banks focus on growing existing wealth and providing returns for their investors and shareholders. Here are some of the ways that investment banks can generate profits.

Investment banks can purchase and sell stocks. In this case, they are known as institutional buyers and sellers. With stocks, the investment bank aims to purchase stock that is hot or has growth potential. When that stock has increased in price, the bank may sell it for a profit. Institutional investors such as investment banks often have millions of dollars at their disposal to invest in. They can easily purchase all of a company’s share and thus become the primary or majority owners. Investment banks can not only invest in stocks but also in actual companies.

Trading commodities are another way that investment banks can generate a profit. As with stocks, the investment bank aims to buy when prices are low and sell at a higher price. They may also buy commodities if the future price of a commodity is expected to increase significantly in the future even if prices are not favorable right now. The trade of commodities includes foodstuffs, raw materials and precious metals such as wheat, zinc and silver.

How Martin Lustgarten Made A Name For Himself

Born in Austria, Martin Lustgarten made a name for himself as an investment banker working in Venezuela. He was made a citizen of Venezuela after residing there and working there for many years. Currently Martin lives and works out of the United States in the state of Florida. He is married, has two kids and enjoys collecting and trading vintage goods such as watches and other personal accessories.

Martin Lustgarten has even created his very own firm, which he named after himself. It is called Lustgarten Martin and it uses Martin’s deep insight into South American markets to create returns for investors. Martin is fluent in Spanish and well versed in the Latin American culture. He has the insider knowledge needed to be successful in investing in the Latin American market.


Bruce Levenson Has Reached A Settlement With AIG

Bruce Levenson Has Reached A Settlement With AIG

New Hampshire Insurance Company is being sued by The Atlanta Basketball and Entertainent LLC because of a claim that they breached a contract for a claims settlement that involved Danny Ferry. Danny Ferry was the general manager of the company. Bruce Levenson was the controlling partner of AHBE and is included in the lawsuit but does not include the current principal owner Toney Ressler.

AIG was supposed to cover a termination claim that was believed to be legitimate based on the contract that was in place. There eventually was an agreement for a settlement amount that was not publicly disclosed. The buyout agreement was struck on June 22, 2015.

Bruce Levenson is not only a well-known businessman but a well-known philanthropist. He is the co-owner of the company that owns Philips Arena and the Atlanta Hawks team. He also is the co-founder of the NBA Board of Governors and the United Communications Group. Tech Target and IT industry media are other prolific companies for which he serves in an executive capacity.

The Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson was born in Washington D.C. and was raised in Chevy Chase, MD. He graduated college from Washington University and attended American University law school. His first job during college was writing for the Washington Star.