Thor Halvorssen Warns Against Authoritarian Socialism

Thor Halvorssen is the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation and speaks tirelessly on behalf of freedom, liberty and democracy. Halvorssen was recently interviewed by Fox News regarding his take on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ democratic socialist agenda, which Sanders has been promoting the whole time he has been campaigning for president. Halvorssen weighed in on his thoughts on the principles supported by Sanders and provided a cautionary tale of embracing democratic socialism with adequate protections against the government claiming too much power away from its citizens.

Halvorssen explains that the practical application of socialist principles is very different, typically, than what academics discuss. For instance, Halvorssen points to Venezuela as a troubling example at how socialism can lay the groundwork for massive human rights violations by a government against its own citizens. Halvorssen did not have to look far beyond his own personal experiences to speak truth to this statement. Halvorssen’s father was imprisoned under completely made up charges of terrorism while Halvorssen was studying at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. His father was investigating a powerful drug cartel for money laundering, and unfortunately suffered serious political consequences. Even more troubling, his mother was shot at a peaceful political protest in Venezuela. Even now, Halvorssen’s first cousin is being held as a political prisoner in Venezuela.

Halvorssen explains that while socialist principles may sound appealing to address the immediate needs of the poorer classes of society, they can often lead to a government taking more and more freedoms away from its citizens. This is why, Halvorssen warns, that if a society embraces socialism, it must be sure that there are sufficient safeguards in place to prevent the government from becoming too big and wielding too much power over its own citizens. Once citizens relinquish controls to government, it is almost impossible to reign the government back in to its previous place. Thor Halvorssen says that this is not necessarily a problem in every society, but it is certainly something to be mindful of before adopting socialist policies without enough checks and balances in place.

Conditioners For Every Hair

 

There are a lot of different conditioners that you may choose to use, but only a few will give you the hair you want. You might wonder how you can make your hair feel great again. It’s not hard, you just have to find the right one for you.

Choosing the right One

There are several different conditioners available on amazon that can help with your hair. You will need to look at reviews for each brand and formula so you can see how it worked out for others, but the ultimate trial will be when you use it on your own hair. This is what one woman did and documented her results. She discovered that WEN by Chaz was the best option for her. Her testing of WEN products can be seen here: http://www.bustle.com/articles/136320-i-used-cleansing-cleansing-conditioner-on-my-fine-hair-heres-what-happened

What Does Conditioner Do?

There are many reasons to use conditioner. The biggest one is that conditioners can help your hair to feel fuller than it did in the past. If you have thinner hair, you will notice it feeling fuller and thicker. This is because it fills up the spaces in the cuticle of the hair. This helps it to get larger and to be healthier. The conditioner is great to use when the hair has had a lot of damage due to heat or coloring and bleaching. this can make the hair brittle and conditioner can make it better in the long run. 

Hair can be hard to work with, but adding conditioners like Wen by Chaz can help to make the hair fuller and healthier than it has ever been. You can see results like this woman did with her hair. All you need to do is try it for yourself.

Darius Fisher Gives Advice on How to Minimize Employee Turnover

Darius Fisher emphasizes the impact of employee turnover on businesses and provides practical advice to avoid it. Employee turnover means the price, in monetary value, that costs the businesses for replacing an employee. For example, it can cost upto 400 percent of an annual salary to replace a highly specialized employee. A mid level employee is replaced with 150 percent of annual salary and an entry-level employee is replaced with 30-50 percent of annual salary. For higher posts, it can really add up.

There are many effective ways to increase employee satisfaction at job and minimize employee turnover. Creating incentivised goals is one way to do that. An incentive adds a friendly competition and motivation when the job gets dull. An incentive does not have to be expensive. It just needs to be something of value to the employees. For example, one month of free yoga classes can be popular among people who value fitness.

Along with providing good incentives, try to celebrate employees good work. This could be done in an email sent to everyone on the team highlighting the employee and what he/she did good. For example, shooting an email saying, ” Jamie is killing it in PR! She just got a hit for her client in the New York Times!” This will boost employee satisfaction and encourage better performance.

Another way to motivate employees is to keep them in the loop. Regularly share teams progress and any new news and events with employees. This will give them a sense of responsibility.

Along with keeping them in the loop, it is very important to give them raises whenever it is due because of their hard work.

Although you may want to give a raise, sometimes its just not feasable. Fisher provides some alternatives to pay raises.

Have a free lunch on Fridays

Greet them on their birthdays

Make room for fun during the day

Maintain a creative workplace

Have pet friendly environment

Darius Fisher is the co-founder and president of Status Labs, an online reputation management, public relations and digital marketing firm. They have offices in New York, Austin and Sao Paolo serving over 1500 clients from all over the world.

Fisher graduated from Vanderbilt University. He has worked as an copywriter and political consultant before joining Status Labs. He put forward the vision for Status labs and hired employees.

Doe Deere Discusses Fashion and Beauty Rules to Break

After interviewing Doe Deere, one of the things you quickly learn about her is that she is much more than just another pretty face with a makeup brush. As creator of the highly popular Lime Crime brand, Doe Deere is highly touted as an innovative businesswoman, inventor, and entrepreneur.

The center of Doe Deere’s business philosophy has always been one where she repudiates the idea of “ruling with an iron fist.” She simply doesn’t agree with that philosophy. “I don’t believe it inspires respect in a leader,” she said. “I strive to uplift and drive people to succeed through positive reinforcement instead.”

Doe Deere has also established herself as a bit of a maverick in this regard, because she regularly seeks to not only rebel from the traditional form but to thoroughly break the rules as well. A recent article expounded on her philosophy, and discussed the fact that she believes it isn’t necessarily a sin to break certain fashion rules from time to time. With that, Doe Deere shared a number of her favorite fashion rules that she sees absolutely no problem in breaking:

Breakable Rule #1: Don’t wear a bold eye with a bold lip.

One of the rules that Doe Deere loves to break on a daily basis would be the idea that people shouldn’t wear bold eyes with bold lips. She said there is simply no fun in that and sometimes a girl wants to play and wants to stand out. Doe Deere believes that life is simply too short not to enjoy yourself, so if you want to wear bold colors together then go for it!

Breakable Rule #2: Don’t mix too many colors

Another rule that Doe Deere just loves to break would be the one where you are not allowed to mix too many colors. Although she admits that color can sometimes be a dicey thing, she also said that sometimes a big, unapologetic splash of color can also be a good thing as well. Sometimes, she says, fashionistas have a tendency to second-guess themselves when it comes to color. The major question usually is, “just how much is too much?” She usually tells those people to just think of Prada’s new line, which is adept at pairing mints with bright yellows and cotton candy pinks with chartreuse coloring.

Breakable Rule #3: Don’t mix up too many patterns.

Finally, another rule that Miss Deere loves to break would be in not mixing too many patterns. Because Doe Deere loves to shatter boundaries, she tells her customers that patterns are fun. She feels that the more the merrier, and she prefers to keep them in the same color family.

As you can see, Doe Deere is a pioneer in the field of Women’s fashion. She is making a statement and will challenge the status quo!

The Dog Food Industry Is Embracing Change

 

Beneful is a Nestle Purina Petcare brand that was introduced to the market in 2001. Because of a combination of factors, Beneful is one of Nestle Purina’s most profitable brands. In 2006, the brand was bringing in 300 million dollars in revenues. 6 years later, the brand started pulling in 5 times that every year. Some of the credit for this success is due to impressive marketing campaigns. The brand is credited with having some of the most progressive and innovative advertising. One of their poster adds had a scent on it that would attract passing dogs. The company has also won awards for their packaging. In 2007, the Pack Expo Selects Award was given to Beneful for a dog food package that was resealable and could be used as a bowl. Beneful is also involved in the community. They have the Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest every year. In this competition, dog park renovations are submitted and Beneful will pick one and provide 500,000 dollars towards the renovation. Beneful has now built dog parks in Alabaster, Alabama, Johns Creek, Arkansas and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Beneful prides itself on the freshness and quality of the ingredients it uses in the production of food. They hold their suppliers to strict standards and guidelines and they monitor every ingredient from when it arrives at the factory to when it is siting on a shelf in a retail store.

Shifts in the dog food industry have recently occurred and the Daily Herald covered these shifts in a recent article. The article discussed how many new dog food companies were flooding the market with premium dog food. The concentration was on organic, nutritious and fresh. Consumers are loving it. Much of the money spent on dog food, roughly half in fact, is spent on premium food. The psychology behind this change is that people now treat their dog like family, so they want to feed it like family too. Because of this shift, many of the larger and better known companies are following the trends.

 

 

The Rising of Women in The Financial World

During the year 2007 the United States experienced one of the most devastating financial disasters since the Great Depression in the 1930’s. I personally believe that this recent disaster was far more terrifying and lengthy than what had occurred within the time period of the great depression. For me, it was because of the thousands of foreclosed houses and the extremely high rate of unemployment that lead me to believe that this could just possibly be the most negative impacting crisis to have ever occured in our country. When the financial world took a turn for the worst, it was people such as Helane Morrison that stood out and made an impact on the financial crisis that was taking place in America.

Helane Morrison graduated from not only Journalism school at Northwestern University, but also the University of California Berkley School of law. To me, that makes for an amazing woman and an even better financial advocate. After Helane had proven herself worthy with her hands on experience as a clerk for the US Court of Appeals, she moved onto private practices, business ligations, internal cooperate investigations, SEC matters and many other suits that I believe helped Helane bring out her professional natural abilities. In some of these practices Helane was even given full partnership with the firm.

Currently, Helane volunteers for the American Bar Association where she sits on the hedge fund committee. Helane’s position at the Association is to ensure that the managers of hedge fund are providing all the necessary information as all other investment managers would for their practices. A lot of managers used to take advantage of the laid back rules of the hedge fund, which I find to be rather appalling as anyone should want to protect their practice, not put it at risk for selfish decisions. Helane currently works at Hall Capital as their Chief Compliance Officer.

Learn more about Helane’s background on LinkedIn or check out her Bloomberg page here: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38982933&privcapId=1746886&previousCapId=1746886&previousTitle=Hall%20Capital%20Partners%20LLC

Genetic Analysis Confirmed The Presence Of The Zika Virus In Women With Microcephaly Babies According To Dr. Sergio Cortes

The Zika virus has been getting a lot of attention lately. Brazil has put up a red flag and countries around the world are reacting to it. The issue, according to the top medical doctor in Brazil, is the relationship between the Zika virus and microcephaly. Microcephaly is a serious disease that damages brain functions, and the disease has an unusual impact on the appearance of babies with the condition. Dr. Cortes thinks there is a direct link between the two disorders, but the doctor also said that more research is needed to prove that theory scientifically.

Dr. Cortes and his medical team on Linked In have been dealing with an outbreak of the Zika virus since April 2015. There were a few cases reported on sergiocortesoficial in previous years, but the virus spread at an accelerated rate in the Northeast region of Brazil in 2015. The rapid spread of the virus prompted the Brazilian government to increase their Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding ground eradication program in that area. Brazil uses a chemical developed by a Japanese firm to alter the genetic process in the mosquitoes. The chemical, Pyriproxyfen, is a lethal mixture that is harmful to humans.

The extent of the damage Pyriproxyfen can do to humans in unknown, but some medical professionals in Brazil and Argentina believe that larvicide is responsible for the microcephaly cases. There is no evidence that Pyriproxyfen is the cause, but the doctors say, of the more than 400 cases of microcephaly reported, only 17 of the mothers had symptoms of the Zika virus. It is true that the virus did turn up in the amniotic fluid of two women during pregnancy, but that is not enough proof to list the Zika virus as the main cause of the condition.

Dr. Cortes has more information about the relationship between the Zika virus and microcephaly on his official website. Cortes thinks that more information is needed to link the two disorders scientifically, because scientists don’t understand the biological link between the virus and the deadly baby disease.

Professor Jim Whitworth, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that although the current research cannot prove the link, the study does strengthen the body of evidence that the Zika virus is responsible for the microcephaly outbreak.

Dr. Cortes has more information on his LinkedIn page. His Facebook page also has Zika virus information. And on Twitter, there are tweets by Cortes about the virus.

George Soros’ Predictions That The EU Will Fail

The European Union has done wonders for Europe’s economy and global economic system. However, this groundbreaking organization might become defunct very soon. There are currently problems with this organization, due to economic problems in Europe. There have been a series of events that have strained the EU. Greece’s economy has struggled, and this is causing problems with the economy of the Union as a whole. The Ukrainian economy also is floundering. This is putting a further strain on everything. England has an economy that is doing very well, but they may not be part of the EU any longer. Also, there’s a war that’s taking place in Syria. This war is causing massive droves of individuals to have to flee the country. All of these people are looking for a safe place to land, and that safe place is often in Europe. Due to this, Europe has seen an unprecedented surge of immigrants from Syria. This surge of people flooding in is beyond what Europe is able to handle economically. George Soros has recently been speaking about what he thinks is going to happen. It is not a good forecast for the stability of the EU. He feels strongly that the European Union could easily not survive these crises. The European Union simply has no experience in dealing with multiple crises of this severity at the same time.
Angela Merkel first began working on legislation to get the Syrian immigrants into the European Union. She holds an extremely lofty position as the Chancellor of Germany. She has a lot of influence in the politics of the European Union. Her lofty position enabled her to have a large impact on the political process of changing the laws to bring in the immigrants. George Soros and Angela Merkel both believe that she has to get legislation through to slow the flow of refugees. George Soros and Angela Merkel both are in agreement that this could save the EU from the fate Soros has forecasted.

If the collapse does happen, George Soros believes this could have severely negative impacts on the global economy. He believes that it would undermine trade between European countries. Of course, this would have disastrous impacts. Furthermore, it is likely that these disastrous impacts would spread even beyond Europe. This combined with the struggles the EU is already dealing with could cause very severe economic turmoil in Europe.

Soap Stars Team up for “Queen of Drama” TV Reality Series

The new show Queen of Drama premiered on April 26, 2015, and follows a few of daytime and primetime well known soap stars who have teamed up to form a new production company. The company was created to help these actors to take control of their careers by producing and developing a new pilot for television.

The five principal actors are Vanessa Marcil, who is best recognized for her roles on General Hospital and Vegas. Hunter Tylo from the Guiding Light. Lindsay Hartley from Passions, All my Children, and Days of Our Lives. Chrystee Pharris from General Hospital and Passons, and Crystal Hunt from Guiding Light and One Life to Live.

After the first three episodes aired, reviewers agreed the show offered plenty of drama and was very entertaining. To round off the cast of characters, they have also brought in an actress that can pull the cast together and lead. This is where Donna Mills comes in acting as a slightly similar version of her role on Knots Landing.

In Episode one, Instagram superstar Crystal Hunt, who is playing herself asks Donna Mills to assist the actors with creating a new primetime TV drama series. It is clear by the conclusion of episode one that not all the casts can agree on the same visual sense for what they want out of the show. By episode three, Crystal seems to have taken over the spotlight of the show as the cast attends the Sue Wong’s Fashion Show. Both Vaness and Hunter have to rein in their anger during the show.

Overall the first three episodes, Queen of Drama seems to live up to its title. The cast including Crystal Hunt really provides an entertaining reality show where they portray themselves as they struggle to find a niche for the show. Although the actors do play themselves, there is an air of togetherness among the cast, and a well soft style script that is easy for viewers to follow .

IMDb makes it pretty clear Crystal first became noted as a formidable actress when she was on Guiding light as a 17 year old troubled teen. She then went on to play a devious stripper on daytime soap One Life to Live. Hunt’s career started when she was only 2 years old where she participated in pageants and her talent of course was acting. Over her childhood years, she appeared in many commercials, anti drug promotional commercials until landing the role of Lizzie Spaulding on the Guiding Light.  Crystal’s body of work on Metacritic continues to grow, and she continues to be a stand out superstar of the industry at large.  Crystal Hunt’s facebook page, which she opened for fans, has more information about this popular actress.  Otherwise you can see acting reels, and even a cool interview with Crystal, on YouTube.

Friends In Real Life From Talking On Skout

It is truly amazing how much one learns about oneself while trying to meet people through social media and other applications. I use this one application to meet people, and I must admit that I have met some extraordinary people through it. It has some interesting features about it. Also, you can make all kinds of relationships through using it. Do you want to know what application I’m referring to? It’s called Skout, and it’s the newest secret in online dating and social media. It’s a fun way to meet people, and you don’t have to meet them in person or have a romantic relationship, but that option is always there for you if you choose to go through with it.

Learning About Yourself While Meeting Other People

When I first set up my profile on Skout, I made it quickly, and I didn’t put much thought towards what it was saying. I started reading other peoples’ profiles almost immediately, and I formed my own opinion of what should be written in a profile, what information is most interesting to me will be interesting to other people. I started writing my Skout profile to fit my personality. I put emoticons in it sometimes if I am feeling a certain way. I update my Skout profile frequently. Sometimes I’ll use lyrics of a favorite song or poem. It’s a great way to attract friends, which is what Skout is about for me.

Different Reasons To Use Skout

Everyone who uses Skout might have their own reason for using it because people are looking for different people to enter their lives. Some people on Skout are looking for romantic relationships, so if you are looking for friends, then you should make that clear immediately. I tend to talk to people who live near me because I like to think that we will one day meet. If that is for you, then you can change that in the search option in Skout.

Skout conducted a survey recently that was published in PR Newswire that showed some compelling statistics about what types of people use Skout. It was astonishing to read that 75 percent of people already have friends on the internet. Even more shocking was that a high percentage of people wanted to meet their friends in real life. To read the article on Skout’s survey, follow this link.