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Chaz Dean’s WEN Works Wonders for Blogger’s Frizzy Fine Hair

The no-poo method has become quite popular these days, especially for women who are tired of using regular shampoos and conditioners laden with harmful detergents. These no-poo methods are all not the same, however. The true pioneer of the no-lather shampoo is Chaz Dean, the famous LA stylist with a celebrity clientele.
Chaz Dean’s Wen hair cleansing conditioners leave out the sulfates or nasty chemicals that create the shampoo lather. Instead, his WEN formulas are made with natural ingredients and select botanicals that restore the shine, strength and manageability to any hair type. Chaz Dean believes so much in the WEN system, that he hasn’t used a lather shampoo on himself or his clientele since 1993. blogger Emily McClure was hoping that WEN could transform her fine, greasy hair, so she embarked on a 7-day WEN hair challenge.

Emily decided on a simple routine of a daily morning WEN wash, followed with blow-drying and styling. She posted hair selfies to show how her hair was responding.

As her hair got used to the new routine and no-lather cleansing conditioner, Emily discovered hair with gloss, softness and volume, and her selfies clearly display these features. Even her girlfriends noted the wonderful change in Emily’s shoulder length locks, and she loved the compliments.

Emily admits she’s lazy about her hair care, and by the end of the challenge, decided that WEN wasn’t for her. Emily liked skipping a wash or switching up the routine and felt her results were not as amazing when she veered off the schedule.

Otherwise, Emily found the WEN system to be a great one for hair disciplined ladies who had the extra time to blow-dry and style their mane every morning.

She would reach for WEN again, if she had the proper time to use it. Wen hair is sold on Ebay.

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Shea Butter Is Great For Skin

Shea butter is made from fruit of the African karite tree. Some call the karite tree the tree of live. Once the fruit is picked it is compressed and boiled to make the natural oil known as shea butter.

In Africa people use shea butter when they cook. In other countries people mainly use shea butter in beauty products like lotions and moisturizers. Shea butter skin products are known for healing or improving certain skin ailments. Besides helping with dry skin, shea butter has helped improve skin conditions such as blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, and wrinkles. It has helped with these conditions since it has vitamins A and E.

Shea butter can help reduce itching when it comes to rashes and allergies. If you get a tan or get burned from the sun, putting shea butter on the skin will help prevent peeling. For softer feet you can put shea butter on them. Another use for shea butter is to help heal small wounds by dabbing the wound with it before putting the bandage on.

One place to buy natural shea butter is from EuGenia Shea. EuGenia is a greek word meaning origin of goodness. EuGenia Shea company was started by Eugenia Akuete. She started her shea company with raw, unrefined Ghanaian shea butter.

EuGenia Shea is an online company. They offer everyday shea butter, pregnancy shea butter, and dermatological strength shea butter. They offer subscriptions, which means the customer would not have to always login to their site to order. When a customer starts a subscription to one of the company’s products, the customer will receive that product every month and would get free shipping.

Polly Morton Hired As New Board Advisor At Digital Crisis Management Firm

Growing company Status Labs just announced the induction of Gerson Lehrman Group’s Vice President Polly Morton to their Board Of Advisors. Status Labs is a digital reputation management and public relations firm that has assisted many clients over the years in the repair of their digital profiles, and their president and CEO Darius Fisher is happy to have Morton’s years of experience on board with his company. Morton has done extensive work in the field as a director for, and has tremendous knowledge of the corporate world from her time working in the private equity sector at Gerson Lehrman Group.


Status Labs has been in operation since about 2010 when it was founded by Darius Fisher. Fisher was once a victim of an attack on his reputation due to an incident that happened while he was working for a political campaign. Fisher was not at fault for the incident, but his guilt by association took a hit on his reputation and stories began to surface about him on the internet. It was this that brought about his company Status Labs, a digital reputation repair company that operates with the belief that good people deserve a second chance when life hasn’t been fair to them.


Status Labs has had quite an array of clients from average joes and businessmen, to even politicians and celebrities. The problems they resolve range from cleaning up controversies surrounding family matters or civil personal matters, to social media pages that have been subject to hacks or smear campaigns. Status Labs has delivered quality results and helped to overcome false stories with factual accounts and get to the bottom of things. They do place limits on the kind of clients they work for and do not accept clients who have committed real crimes or who engage in illegal activities. Fisher has published articles and given interviews on how people can check to make sure their digital reputation is intact, or if it needs a cleaning.

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Who Is Behind Solo Capital?

Sanjay Shah is the man who founded Solo Capital in September of 2011. Mr. Shah is a banker who has worked with notable financial companies in the past. His previous employers include mega financial firms such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Merril Lynch. He worked as an accountant at these large financial banks and companies.

Mr. Shah’s beginnings were far removed from finances however. He began studying medicine after completing school, with his family hoping that he would become a doctor. Sanjay did not find the idea of being a doctor very interesting or appealing to him. So he instead decided to switch majors in college and began studying accounting and finances. The move it turned out was the right one. Shah found employment at major financial institutions and he quickly moved up through the ranks.

The recession hit the banking and financial industry especially hard. Shah was fired from his job in 2008. Not wanting to experience the same lack of job security, Shah decided to start his hedge fund firm which he named Solo Capital. It was a fitting name, since it started out as essentially a one man job. Shah quickly turned Solo Capital into a leading boutique hedge fund firm.

Solo Capital now has over 67 million British pounds of assets under its helm. This is equivalent to about $100 million US dollars. Sanjay Shah, has now hired several people to look after Solo Capital and he admits that the firm now operates almost independently without his intervention. He does remain the CEO of Solo Capital and is responsible for making corporate decisions for the firm.

With a large amount of money under his belt and not having to worry about earning a living for himself as he did before, Sanjay Shah has shifted his gear to philanthropy instead. His charity Autism Rocks, is focused on helping autistic children. The charity attracts superstars from the music world to perform at concerts where the proceeds will go to Autism Rocks. The charity takes all the money it raises and endows it to a research unit of Cambridge University in London that studies autism and how it can be managed more effectively.


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Thor Halvorssen Makes Trouble For All Oppressive Governments

Thor Halvorssen has been making trouble for tyrants around the world for some time as he runs the Human Rights Foundation, and he is someone to be reckoned with when dealing with information. He likes to talk to the media to make sure they have all the stories that he wants to share, and he also makes sure that he is very current with the stories he shares. There is always something going on in the world that hurts people, and he makes sure that all human right violations are reported at least once.

Thor Halvorssen has a lot of offices around the world, and he wants to make sure that people are in place to help his cause. There are people around the world who can come to offices of the Human Rights Foundation for help, and the people who work in the offices are out in the public trying to help anyone who needs it. They help send out information to educate the public, and they do missions to help those who are most in need. there are human rights problems around the world that can be addressed with help Human Rights Foundation employees, and Thor Halvorssen tries to address as many of these problems as possible. He believes in helping anyone who is in need, and he wants to keep helping for as long as he ca.

The goal for Thor Halvorssen is to make sure that the public knows what is going on in the world. There are a lot of stories that go stale because people are not reporting them, and it makes sense for Thor Halvorssen to keep addressing the problems. Everyone who hears about these stories will have a better chance of being educated on the issues in the future, and they might even share that information with their friends. As mentioned in The Atlantic,Thor Halvorssen wants to make sure that there is not a single human right violation that goes unnoticed, and he even takes audiences with leaders who want to help. He will continue to attack every problem until he has rid the world of gross human rights violations.

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Michael Zomber: Making & Preserving History

Michael R. Zomber has been a historian and an avid collector of antique arms and armor for over four decades. Zomber has worked as a guest historian on the History Channel’s Tales of the Gun, is an internationally recognized authority on Japanese samurai swords and is a prolific storyteller with works including screenplays, the historic novels Sweet Betsy That’s Me A Child of the Civil War, Shogun Iemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. Also to his credit is a critically acclaimed documentary film, Soul of the Samurai. With this extensive cache of works, he has established himself as an authority of excellence in his field.

As his website makes evident, Michael Zomber is a husband, father, cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in Psychology and English and the recipient of a Masters in English Literature from UCLA. As one peruses the many accomplishments of this dedicated and gifted individual, it may seem strange to add to his life’s timeline a false accusation that lead to a conviction and imprisonment. Yet, true to his work ethic and character, Zomber used his time away from the people and work he loves in reflective, creative and constructive ways. While enduring this injustice, he tutored other prisoners in preparation for their GED exams, wrote legal documents for those incapable of doing so for themselves, wrote novels and nonfiction books. His wrongful conviction was reversed by the U.S.

Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008, and his case was remanded to a new trial. The Appellate Court, appalled by the injustice he suffered, reversed the verdict and he was once again a free man. Regardless of his personal challenges, Facebook indicates Zomber continues to be a proponent of peace, and a man keen to see that history is told with authenticity. His own life, a triumphant example of a warrior’s soul in action, is as noteworthy as the lives he tells of and the characters he creates. It will be fascinating to learn of the history and stories he has yet to share.  Find all of Michael’s books on Amazon.

FreedomPop is on the Move Again

That Californian born company FreedomPop is on the move, again. After expanding to the U.K. not even a full year ago, recently this mobile carrier or MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) continued that expansion in their quest to conquer the world by bringing their service to Spain. There is more. VentureBeat released a report not too long ago announcing that FreedomPop and the messaging app WhatsApp have shaken hands.

FreedomPop is offering zero-rated access to this application and despite only offering the completely free service of WhatsApp in Spain at the present time, it appears to only be a matter of time before this becomes available on a much larger scale.

For those unfamiliar with FreedomPop, they offer their free roaming in 31 countries and show no signs of slowing this quest for global expansion. The core of their model is to offer free minutes, texting and data with the intention of having customers pay for bigger and better packages once their service is experienced.

Noteworthy is that FreedomPop is the first carrier to support WhatsApp minus the monster Facebook engine pushing it. If this model works (in Spain) then the possibilities for FreedomPop and the impact on WhatsApp could be limitless. Stay tuned, FreedomPop is on the move and more regarding this latest activity can be found here,

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Venezuela Officials Meet in Attempt to Discuss Venezuelan Economy

Venezuela’s government has restarted their efforts to end the political standoff. Venezuela’s economy has been in a deep recession for some time now, and political leaders are looking for solutions to improve the economy.
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, tweeted on Twitter that the government and opposition politicians held their first meetings to discuss the economically-distressed country. The Union of South America and other regional leaders had meetings with the opposition party. The goal was to ensure peace and well-being of the country.

According to a state-run television network named Telesur, Venezuela’s leaders of its Socialist Party and opposition leadership met in the Dominican Republic. Also involved in the meetings were former presidents of Venezuela, Spain, and Panama. The ultimate goal of the meetings according to analyst Jose Manuel Gonzalez is to end the political crisis that is taking place in Venezuela.

The opposition leadership Manuel Gonzalez has accused the Venezuelan government of trying to block various initiatives that have to do with stalling its recall efforts to avoid early elections.

George Soros – a Philanthropist on a Quest for Positive Change

George Soros is the definition of a Renaissance man—a philanthropist, banker, philosopher, author—a man with an international quest for positive change.

George Soros is the chairman and founder of the Open Society Foundations, an organization that awards grants to non-profits, and scholarships and fellowships to students who share the values of George Soros and his idea of the Open Society.

The ideals of an Open Society are democracy, human rights, and transparency in government. Some of the successes of the Open Society Foundations since its inception in 1979 have been awarding scholarships to black students in South Africa during the Apartheid, providing Xerox machines to copy banned texts in Eastern European countries under Communist rule on, providing scholarships and recognition to thousands of young Roma refugees, bringing the Roma people of Europe into the mainstream, supporting lawyers of people who are unlawfully held in countries, and working to bring transparency to natural resource extraction industries which have supported tyrants and fueled some of the world’s most hostile conflicts.

The main social issues that the Open Society Foundations work to improve around the world are education and youth, governance and accountability, health, media and information, and rights and justice. Through education, the Open Society Foundations hope to improve access to quality education to students from diverse backgrounds, while promoting critical thinking and open intellectual inquiry. Through governance and accountability, the Open Society Foundations want to ensure transparency, fairness, economic equality, and civic participation. The Open Society Foundations also work to promote healthcare that advocates for social inclusion and human rights for all, and press freedoms and freedom of information that helps defend international war criminals. The main regions impacted by the work of the Open Society Foundations are Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the United States.

George Soros has a strong tie to his homeland of Hungary, and has worked hard to help many Eastern European countries transition out of communism. George Soros was born a Jewish Hungarian, and survived World War Two by disguising himself as the godson of the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture. He was able to escape to England, and study at the London School of Economics. After unhappily working as a traveling salesmen and a goods wholesaler, George Soros wrote to every merchant bank in London with the desire to transition into the banking world. After years of dedication, he moved up the ladder in the world of London banking, and traveled to a new opportunity in the United States. Trading in stocks and creating investment funds made Soros a billionaire over the next few decades. Soros is currently one of the top thirty richest men in the world.

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Coworking Space Has Renaissance in New York City


As more and more individuals and companies of all sizes are discovering the tremendous benefits of working in a shared office space, most people think that this concept of the coworking space is innovative and brand new. Well, think again! The intermingling of people and ideas in a shared office space goes all the way back to the 15th Century in Florence, Italy.

Coworking actually began during the European Renaissance, in the “bottegas,” the workshops of the masters, like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, where artists, architects, writers, composers and scientists all came together to think, share, communicate and cooperate. These workshops were communities that spawned creativity and nurtured new ideas and inventions. It was in these bottegas that the great masterpieces of the Renaissance were conceived and brought to life.

Now, that same powerful synergistic community that stimulated creativity and success in the coworking spaces of the 15th century workshops has inspired the modern day renaissance of the shared office space. Affordable, fully furnished and equipped coworking spaces are popping up in all the major cities from Los Angeles to London. One company in New York City, Workville NYC, provides everything you need for your business in an atmosphere conducive to success.

Workville NYC is a shared office space where people and ideas can coexist and blossom into brilliant work. Located right in the heart of Manhattan, steps away from Times Square and Bryant Park, Workville provides a modern, light and airy space high up on the 21st floor of the prestige office building at 1412 Broadway.

This sun drenched office space combines the luxury of a 5-star hotel with the convenience and economy of a coworking space and even sports a spectacular terrace with views of the sunsets.

In the tradition of the Renaissance workshop, you’ll find whatever modern services you need to make your business successful, internet, phone, fax, mail and printing are all available to you at Workville NYC. Whether you need a desk, a suite or a conference room, you’ll find the space you need at a price you can afford. There is even an in-house café at your disposal. Have a cup of coffee with a potential client or host a major event, anything and everything is possible at Workville NYC, where brilliant work happens.

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