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Finding Real Relief from Back Pain

Finding Real Relief from Back Pain

Back pain is something of that most people will experience at some point in their lifetime. This is an unfortunate fact. While many individuals will only experience pain for a relatively short amount of time and they will be able to find relief through conventional methods, others are not so lucky. For these individuals, debilitating back pain can become so severe that it is virtually impossible to keep a job or even participate in daily family activities. As a result, this type of back pain has a negative impact on both the individuals who suffer from it and on their loved ones. This can place an additional strain on the entire family, further exacerbating the problem.

Back pain can happen for a number of different reasons. Most of the time, there is a relatively short list when it comes to the reasons that a person is experiencing debilitating back pain. For most people, it comes from lifting heavy objects without using the proper lifting techniques or working at a job that requires them to use repetitive motion to the point that they suffer from wear and tear in their back. For some individuals, it is the direct result of some type of traumatic injury that they were never completely able to recover from. For many others, it comes from sitting at a desk too long or sleeping on a bed that does not provide the proper type of support. When all of these things are combined and they go virtually ignored for a number of years, what starts out as slight pain that comes and goes can easily turn into pain that is so severe that a person is scarcely able to stand up and walk across a room.

Obviously, an effective solution has to be found when the pain gets to this point. It is simply not feasible for an individual to continue on in this fashion because it is virtually impossible for them to do anything that makes life worth living. Back surgery may be the only option, especially when other types of treatment have already been utilized with little or no relief. Fortunately, not all back surgery is as invasive as it used to be. In fact, certain procedures can now be done with lasers that involve only a very small incision. This is good news for many back pain sufferers.

For people that are suffering from this type of back pain, getting medical treatment from a place like North American Spine is one of the best choices that they could ever make. This is an innovative facility that uses equally innovative practices. In fact, this is virtually the only location in the country where patients can get the type of help they need from some of the worst causes of back pain and emerge completely changed. Because of the very small incision and the fact that lasers are utilized throughout the procedure, less tissue is damaged. This reduces the risk of potential complications and also means that there is far less time required to heal completely. In many cases, patients can go home either the day the surgery is completed or the day after. In some cases, surgery can even be performed as an outpatient procedure. For anyone that has been dealing with severe back pain for years, this is some of the best news that has come along in quite some time.

Fersen Lambranho, A Model Businessman and More

Fersen Lambranho, A Model Businessman and More

Fersen Lambranho is an engineer and entrepreneur from Brazil. Lambranho received his bachelor’s degree at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he studied civil engineering. He also studied business administration at the Instituto de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração, a Brazilian Institution. In addition to his time studying in Brazil, he studied at the Harvard Business School.

Fersen Lambranho

Lambranho began his career at GP Investments. He would later go on to take primary control over the firm. With Lambranho’s acquisition of GP Investments he made his capabilities and superb business acumen easily noticeable. Under his leadership the GP Investments firm became more successful than it had been under its previous leadership. The firm managed to greatly increase private equity funds and grew to become involved in real estate and infrastructure investments. Lambranho has also gained a plethora of experience serving as a board member for a myriad of businesses. He has been an active chairman for Oi, Contax, Gafisa and ABC Supermercados. Currently he is serving as a board member for Centauro, BHG, BRZ Investimentos and GP Advisors. In the past he has served as a board member for BRMalls, San Antonio, Estácio, Allis, Tele Norte Leste Participações, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações and many more companies. Lambranho is as greatly devoted to his philanthropic work as he is to his business dealings.

Fersen Lambranho

Even though Lambranho has garnered grate success he still retains his philanthropic endeavors. One of his main contributions is his participation with the Endeavor, a non-profit organization. Within the organization, Lambranho serves as a mentor to new entrepreneurs who are looking to get in to high-impact entrepreneurship. Lambranho also serves as a board member for numerous organizations. He acts as a board member for both Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and COPPEAD-UFRJ. He has also played an integral part as founder for the Patronos da Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo organization. Lambranho is also a member on the committee of Prêmio IP Capital Partners de Arte.

Fersen Lambranho

It is clear that Lambranho is a determined individual in the way that he was able to gain leadership over GP Investments. His competence as a businessman and as a leader are also illustrated in how he lead GP Investments in becoming the most profitable and well diversified it has ever been. Lambranho’s compassion is very evident in his numerous philanthropic efforts. With his greatest and most successful effort being Patronos da Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, an organization which he and his wife founded. Overall, through all of his determination, success and philanthropic endeavors it can be easily seen that Lambranho is an extraordinary individual who is a capable and knowledgeable businessman.

FreedomPop Expanding to the UK

FreedomPop Expanding to the UK

FreedomPop is the mobile service provider startup in the United States that has set its eyes on Europe and, namely, the UK. It wants to eventually provide inexpensive service to the world, but as it has only been around since 2012, it is just now laying out the foundation to do this. While the company has nearly one million users in the United States alone and has brought in nearly $50 million in fundraising to help purchase data for the free user accounts, FreedomPop now wants to attempt to provide mobile phone services to Europe as well.

The startup, when it officially opens its business doors in the UK, is planning on offering up 200 anytime minutes, 200 MB of data and 200 text messages for free. For customers who want to go over this (or who do go over it) are able to purchase additional services for an inexpensive amount. Even if customers do go over, they are able to save a considerable amount over what they pay in the UK. Plus, Wi-Fi service is provided, so users of the phones and tablets can still connect to local wireless Internet connections. This way, they can avoid requiring large amounts of data usage at home or the office. Plus, with the large number of Wi-Fi providers throughout the country, finding such a location shouldn’t prove to be all that difficult.

Now, this is just the first stage of moving to Europe for FreedomPop. The company wants to eventually move east through France, Germany and others. In order to do this, it right now is creating a roaming SIM card that can be inserted into a mobile phone. This SIM card can provide non-roaming text, data and calling access through several different countries with the ability to add more minutes, texting and data whenever necessary. For travelers who hit up the world and enjoy being always on the go, this can prove to be an extremely desirable service that should make staying connected to the world much more of a possibility.

FreedomPop again is only three years old, but it is already making a large dent in the way larger service providers are offing content to their customers. Other companies have even tried to buy out FreedomPop, but it has not proven successful. With the ability of FreedomPop to expand its coverage, it is able to potentially compete not just in the United States, but the rest of the world.

The Genius behind the Disco Diva from Brooklyn – Doe Deere

The Genius behind the Disco Diva from Brooklyn – Doe Deere

Doe Deere is a cosmetics entrepreneur born in Russia and grew up in the Big Apple. Currently, Doe lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who is also her business partner, and their three cats.
She is the founder of Lime Crime, a cosmetics company. Her inspiration to start this cosmetics company came when she lacked the kind of makeup she wanted to see. According to Doe, makeup should be cruelty-free, magical, and colorful.
Her dream is to change the way women perceive makeup. This dream is what keeps her on her feet every day. She is the product developer for her company.
Doe Deere is a full-time beauty entrepreneur. She has a firm belief that beauty should be what “feels right at the moment.” According to her, beauty is not what looks best or what is natural. Doe Deere has taken beauty to another level where women are encouraged to believe in themselves.
Doe believes that it is not a crime to have fun with makeup. According to her this is a way of life.
Self-Made Magazine named Doe Deere as one of the Top Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs. She is a supporter of women-owned businesses and other female entrepreneurs. The reason behind her philanthropy is her humble beginning. She started out small and on her own terms, she achieved success.
Doe Deere loves to disperse business advice and share her experiences. She is always ready to answer questions people post on her Facebook page.
She runs a blog by the name Doe Deere Blogazine where people get personal musings from Miss Deere, style and fashion tips, makeup tutorials, and tales of living in the Big Apple. In this time and age, people as down-to-earth as Doe Deere are hard to find. She has inspired many upcoming female entrepreneurs and has changed the way we look at makeup.
Doe Deere has given women a ticket to their most fabulous self, Lime Crime. To Doe, fashion should be a passion for all women.

Got a Double Chin? There’s a Drug For That

Got a Double Chin? There’s a Drug For That

A new drug was approved earlier this week that will reduce a double chin back down to its original single-chin state. The drug is DCA, Deoxycholic acid, and it’s injected directly into the double chin. The drug then goes to work destroying the fat cell membranes to reduce the size of the double chin.

The FDA approved DCA by a 17-0 vote and we will soon begin seeing less of our chins in the very near future. Lynn Drake, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital says that we sometimes underestimate how important these little things are to self-esteem and self-worth.
A study of the new drug has been conducted in three separate trial in the United States and Canada and involved over 1,000 patients. Chin fat was graded from 0-4, 4 being the extreme end of submental convexity (chin fat) and 0 being no chin fat at all. Most test subjects who started out with chin fat saw at least a two-grade reduction in their double chin.
Experts including Daniel Amen have expressed skepticism saying that healthy lifestyle choices like diet and exercise are far safer ways to battle the double chin without the risk of side effects. So far, the only side effect the chin-reducing drugs has is pain, swelling and bruising at the injection site.

Do Athletes Need Carbs Or Fats?

Do Athletes Need Carbs Or Fats?

It has been believed for decades now that carbohydrates are needed for optimal athletic performance. It was also always recommended that a diet that is rich in fats was not optimal. The conceptual belief was that fatty foods would not be a proper source of energy or fuel and would really just cause an increase in weight gain. Recently however, scientists are beginning to conclude that more and more athletes are using a high fat diet to increase their performance levels.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the Amen Clinic just recently suggested that cutting back on starchy carbs and increasing fat rich foods like nuts might actually help improve a person’s metabolic health. While this might not be a big priority for athletes performance is. It obviously is not very smart to increase fat intake without properly burning this fat and as with any diet, a diet high in fat content should be followed with the help of a medical professional who can determine if this is a wise and beneficial lifestyle choice.

If dissected it does seem probable that a high fat diet could help performance. Even the best athlete is pristine shape often consumes a large amount of calories in order to gain more muscle mass. Carbohydrates alone cannot always accomplish this. Dietary fat is not as immediately available to the body as carbs are but this does not mean that over time the consumption of fattier foods might not lead to increased performance levels.

Recognition for Bernardo Chua

Recognition for Bernardo Chua

Bernardo Chua was recently called to Manila to receive honors as People’s Choice winner. This was first reported by PR Newswire, and it sheds light on his lifestyle company that brings coffees and healthy foods to the masses.

Bernardo founded his company long ago to offer products to the masses that he could sell in bulk. Over time, he expanded from an original lineup of coffees and supplements to a whole host of food and nutrition items that people can use every day. His company reaches the homes of millions in the islands, and he has been able to give people cheap products that they can afford.

This Bayan honor was one of many awards handed out at the ceremony, and two of his team accompanied Chua to the ceremony. He founded Organo Gold to reach the people, and now he has been recognized by the people of his great nation. He was barely able to make it to the ceremony, but he was thankful for the chance to be honored among many others who have come before him. This shines a light on a company that is doing great things in this large island nation of millions and millions.

Tom Rothman May Take the Reigns at Sony

Tom Rothman May Take the Reigns at Sony

The LA Times reports that Tom Rothman may be taking over as Chairperson of the Motion Pictures Group of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The position has been held by Amy Pascal for almost thirty years. In that time she’s become a fixture of the industry. She’s overseen the development and success of such movies as “Groundhog Day”, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Men in Black”. However, perhaps most notable is the connections she’s made in that time. Pascal has a reputation as someone who both loves the movie industry and who can really get a project in motion.

When Pascal leaves the position in May to begin her own production company, there will be some big shoes to fill. As such, speculation has focused on people with a similar background. It’s not enough to simply have a good record, it has to be a great one. And it needs to come with a reputation as someone who’s easy to work with. This is why so much attention is now focused on Tom Rothman. He has a positive reputation within the industry. And it’s hard to argue with his record, given that he headed the production of both “Titanic” and “Avatar”. Going by sale numbers, a case can be argued that he’s been the most successful person to hold that position.

However, he left Fox in 2012. The impact he made was still enough that his 18 years with the company are easily recalled by people within the industry. Additionally, in 2013 he was brought in to help boost the Sony’s TriStar film label. The combination of all these factors make him an obvious choice to replace Pascal when she steps down in May.

However, one should keep in mind that this is still heavily based on speculation. Other people have compatible records which might bring them a fair amount of attention from Sony.

Skout Releases Information On Global Friendship Trends

Skout Releases Information On Global Friendship Trends

With Valentine’s Day coming up, February 4, 2015 was International Online Friendship Day, and Skout celebrated by releasing a survey that was conducted with over 54,000 of its members, about friendship trends online. Skout, who is a major player when it comes to online friendships in social media; did a survey with many of its members, in order to find out what type of people are making friends in their online network. Skout allows those from other countries to interact with each other, and many people are taking advantage of the network. PR Newswire reports that Skout released information about who is using its social media network to communicate with others.

When it comes to global friendships, more women, compared to men, are making close friendships online. About 56% of women create friendships online, as opposed to only 44% of men who do the same. It’s also noted that the women have never met these friends in real life, but only have become close with them in an online platform. Furthermore, it’s surveyed that adults under age 30, are more likely to create friendships online, as opposed to those who are over the age of 40. The survey was close with 52% of those under the age of 30, creating friendships online, as opposed to 47% of those over the age of 40.

Funny enough, things have obviously changed, because many used to say that everyone should be aware of people online, because they are not honest. The surveys show that 60% of those who participate in online social media trends, tell the truth about their lives, compared to when they are in person with their friends. Many like to also discuss their sex life online, and this may be because it’s easier to discuss it with someone who will give their honest opinion.

Source: PR Newswire

FreedomPop Makes Debut in Mobile World

FreedomPop Makes Debut in Mobile World

FreedomPop has entered the Mobile World offering data, voice, and text through popular providers Clearwire and Sprint. This one of a kind, revolutionary wireless internet and mobile phone service provider fresh out of Los Angeles, California is proving to be a threat to other mobile providers with its bargain prices.

FreedomPop has recently increased its visibility on the cell phone service map by introducing a WiFi plan available to smart phone and tablet users for the low price of only $5 a month. Users who buy this plan will be able to enjoy as much text, data, and calls as they please without worrying about going over each month.

FreedomPop began its attempts to take over the mobile carrier scene by offering basic cellular data and voice plans free to its users. This alone has caused many people to notice FreedomPop and look into its services. However, the company has recently added a much more enticing deal – their $5 a month WiFi service. This plan allows users unlimited access to WiFi through over 10 million hot spots through out the U.S. This recent offer by FreedomPop could put them on the map in a big way, and could also cause a blow to other carriers that make their users pay premiums to get WiFi. FreedomPop’s strategy is based around the idea that users spend most of their time on their phones using the internet, so offering them an extremely cheap way to access the internet may be the best way to attract mobile users to their company.

The WiFi service will be available to users in the Android app store, with an iPhone option coming shortly. Users will be able to gain access to WiFi at many popular locations such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Best Buy, and Starbucks. This service is an enticing offer for users who are not currently with a cell phone carrier or are looking to switch carriers, as switching to FreedomPop can be significantly cheaper for them. This $5 per month WiFi offer from FreedomPop can also be a no brainer choice for people who own cell phones that they no longer use. By purchasing a $5 monthly WiFi plan for an unused cell phone, they can add at least a little value to that old phone that they don’t want to shell out extra money each month to add to their carrier.

For more information about FreedomPop, be sure to check out their official website. If you’re an Apple user, you can download their free app here.