Socializing With Skout

Skout, an iOS app, is now available as a free download in the App Store. The app has been available for a while now, but just recently it began a promotional campaign with Facebook’s own official app.

Skout is a social network for your mobile device that allows its users to meet new people, make friends and exchange pictures. Now users can sign in using their Facebook account or their email address. They must also include other basic information like whether you are interested in men or women. This is so they can customize your experience by matching you up with people who share in your same interests.

When you first sign in, you are greeted with a grid of people who are online at the time. Tapping their picture opens their profile and from there you can ‘wink’, start a chat and even block them if need be among other things. Users use points that they earn to bid on feature spots where they will gain better visibility. Other activities cost ‘points’ also which you can earn doing various things on the site, like interacting with advertisements, or they can be purchased. Points act like the app’s currency.

Skout has very little that hasn’t been seen for free before with other apps. Many of the complaints that are found in the App Store are how many fake accounts there are and how many points needed to do various activities. It also doesn’t encourage people to actually meet and most posts are from pouting teenagers or comments about a person’s appearance.

While Skout is a well put together social networking app, it focuses more on the monetary side of things rather than the socializing that is negatively affecting the experience. Skout is currently ranked No. 381 in the Top Free Apps, No. 319 in the Top Grossing Apps, No. 31 with the Free Social Networking apps and No. 16 in the Top Grossing Social Networking Apps.

Adweek recently posted information regarding Skout. For more information about the app you can follow this link: http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/meet-new-friends-with-skout/537910

Fabletics Is One of the Leaders In Athleisure Wear

If you’ve been following recent fashion trends lately, you know that athleisure wear is very popular these days. Athleisure clothing includes outfits that are comfortable and easy to wear. These clothing pieces are also stylish and refined enough to wear to formal events, but they have the feel of workout clothing. More and more women are incorporating athleisure into their wardrobes by wearing dress pants, dresses and tops made from spandex or other fabrics that are usually associated with casual or workout wear.

Fabletics is one of the brands that is brining more attention to athleisure wear. Actress Kate Hudson is the co-creator of Fabletics, and she’s recently come out with a line of swimwear that will make you feel as comfortable as if you were wearing your favorite leggings. Their Pinterest page reveals that Fabletics also has a line of tops and dresses that are chic and stylish, and created just for active women who want to add more sophisticated items to their wardrobes.

The materials used for the swimwear, as well as the other pieces in the Fabletics line, are the same fabrics that are used in the company’s activewear. So, while you probably don’t want to go hiking in a Fabletics dress, you’ll likely feel more comfortable walking a block or two to catch a cab if you need to.

According to an article from The Coupon Lady, Fabletics is available through the JustFab website, where you can get a monthly subscription so that the wardrobe pieces of your choice are delivered to your door each month.

Venezuela “Most Miserable Country in World?”

Say it isn’t so, but according to highly-regarded The Cato Institute, Venezuela has found itself at the top of their Misery Index list.
The information was reported by BusinessAustralia.com, citing a sky-rocketing inflation rate, interest rates and unemployment.

For many years, the South American country was known as a “socialist paradise” says Danilo Diaz Granados but appears to be quickly eroding, as Venezuela is crumbling before the world’s eyes, unable to keep steady production and competition alive. The experts blame that on the country’s bloated currency. Venezuelans are so fraught with despair and desperation, that violence is on the uprise and people are dying, especially in the capital of Caracas. Murder has become a reality in the country, as hundreds of thousands of citizens are living in poverty.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has tried to fashion himself as a Hugo Chavez twin, but most say he lacks the Chavez charisma and has failed his people immensely. “The long, long lines aren’t helping”, either according to Diaz Granados. For two years now, Venezuelans claim they must wait several days in lines to enter government grocery stores for basic essentials. By the time they get into the stores, the food has run out, and there’s little left on the shelves. Communications service and electricity are also now being cut back due to rising problems.

If that isn’t a miserable country, then we don’t know what is.

GEORGE SOROS, VISIONARY AND PHILOSOPHER

George Soros is a man well known in political and social circles on http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/ as a person of deep philosophical ideals which are always of the progressive and liberal inclination and he is also one of the wealthiest people on the planet. He earned his fortune with a particular brilliance that comprehends market trends and understands how to invest with shrewdness and knowledge. George Soros uses his fortune in an attempt to make the world a better, saner, more compassionate place for the human species to thrive.

George Soros was no doubt influenced by his early experiences as a Hungarian Jew who survived Nazi occupation in Hungary by great luck and help from non Jewish adults who sheltered him at their own risk. Nonetheless he witnessed the inhumanity to others including his own family. George Soros was an intelligent and ambitious child and by sheer good fortune was able to immigrate to England and begin his study of both economics and philosophy, which is still the foundation for his life’s work today. His devotion to assisting and creating programs on http://www.marketwatch.com/story/george-soros-heres-my-plan-to-solve-the-asylum-chaos-2015-09-29 to aid the most vulnerable people in the world is evident in how his work and philosophy has shaped his own children, who carry on his work in foundations that are designed to protect and enrich the lives of many people and cultures.

George Soros has also been an insightful voice regarding financial and social choices made by countries to their own detriment. In an article in the New York Review of Books, he states that unless large amounts of capital is devoted to the current emigration crisis in Europe is provided now, the result will be catastrophic to Europe in the future. He advises an immediate plan to create a European Union asylum agency and security force to deal with the current emergency situation will ultimately collapse EuropeÕs Schengen system of open borders which will in turn create a dangerous xenophobia throughout Europe. He postulates that if a practical solution, funded by taxes and debt issuance implemented now, it will avert the worst outcome for the future.

George Soros is person with a great heart and mind who has never been afraid to identify himself with progressive values, and who could well be described as a visionary, a promoter of peace and equanimity, and someone who exemplifies the concept of the better angels of our human nature.