The Amazing Musical Journey That is The Greyhound Diaries

There are many musical projects that are much deeper than mere entertainment. These musical projects are pieces of art that help us to understand more about ourselves and the world around us. The Greyhound Diaries is a collection of music that mirrors a great depression style journey around the United States on a Greyhound Bus. Doug Levitt is the mastermind behind this project that has turned into two EPs, a web series, and one-man show. The Greyhound Diaries have been featured on Billboard, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and many other large publications. This amazing look at America through the eyes of a musician allows us to see the charm and artistic spirit that still runs through America. Not only was there amazing music created from this project but great documentary footage has now been complied about the beauty of this country in which we live.

Levitt is an incredible musician who is very in touch with the message in which he is spreading throughout the world. Growing up in Washington D.C., Levitt found a great deal of inspiration for his art from a very early age. It was early on in Levitt’s life when he discovered some things that were very hard to deal with. At the age of 16, Levitt lost his father. This is one of the main events that Levitt links to his desire to express his emotions through music.

Levitt started his collegiate career at Cornell University where he earned his bachelors degree. Later, Levitt earned his master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics. While working as a foreign corespondent in London, Levitt realized that his true passion was music. He changed careers and decided to become a singer-songwriter. This is when he made the decision to move to Nashville in 2001. The start of his amazing career was off to a great start. Producer David Henry helped to launch Levitt’s career into what it is today. Henry has continued to be a long-time collaborator with Levitt on his Greyhound Diaries project. The future looks very bright for Levitt as he pushes forward with his amazing musical project.

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The Success of Dynamic Search Partners

Dynamic Search Partners is a business in New York. The company helps businesses all over the country with their staffing and recruiting needs. Keith Mann is the CEO of the company, and in just a few years he has done a great job of turning the company around. When he arrived, the company was in debt and growing slowly. He was able to transform the company with investments in technology.

Keith Mann

Keith Mann is a business owner who has a lot of experience in the industry. He runs a variety of companies of all sizes. At heart, Keith thinks of himself as a small business owner. This experience is great in learning how to run a business from the ground up. In addition to his work in business, he is also passionate about helping others in his community. He invests heavily in public education in the New York area. He believes education is one of the most important things to invest in.

Dynamic Search Partners

Over the past few years, Dynamic Search Partners has grown rapidly. The firm adds value to companies by taking the hassle out of staffing problems. Finding and recruiting the best talent takes a lot of hard work. Dynamic Search Partners has the experience needed to help other companies in this area. As the economy improves, more people look for new jobs to move to. This is a great time to be in the staffing industry, and Dynamic Search Partners is capitalizing on the strong economy.

Additional Links:

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Handy Makes Spring Cleaning A Breeze

Ordinary house chores are necessary to perform in the house for things to run regularly. It may be cleaning the house or utensils, arranging the furniture around the house, keeping the closet in an orderly fashion or even mounting the television on the stand. At times, work can prevent one from performing these duties resulting to them living in a mess. This is when home cleaning services come into the picture. Trained experts are paid, and then they make things happen in your house. Spring cleaning, on the other hand, refers to detailed cleaning conducted during cold seasons and is associated with the Passover in Jewish belief. Spring cleaning can also mean a cleanup organization that takes care of hectic cleaning procedures.

Handy is a home services company that serves several cities in the USA and Canada. Established in 2012 by Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, the company has grown greatly since its inception. Hanrahan and Dua are the company’s CEOs too. These two friends have quite a history together. They lived in the same room while they were studying at Harvard Business School. This is where they got to know each other. Umang was a graduate of Amherst College and had formed a company in India whose purpose was to assist students from high schools in the country to gain college admissions. Hanrahan, on the other hand, was of Irish descent and was a graduate of Trinity University in Dublin.

The idea of forming a cleaning company occurred due to the condition of the room they occupied at Harvard. According to them, the room was an absolute mess, and this is what led them to think what it would be if there were a company to take care of their cleaning needs. After the company was in place, it did not take them long to realize what a brilliant idea they had. The number of customers was increasing by the day and by an end of the second year, they had more than a million dollars every week from bookings. Run rate also increased from close to three million dollars to over $52 million.

Handy employs a lot of people to enable them to cover all the bookings. It is, therefore, important to ensure that they only have trustworthy employees. The company claims that it is easier to get enrolled at Harvard than to secure a job at Handy. Before one can get employed, a thorough background check is carried out to ensure they have nothing suspicious under their sleeve. Handy thereby continues to rise higher in the industry due to these measures. The company is also insured and therefore anything that may go wrong for the client is compensated by the enterprise. If cleaning is getting hectic for you, download the Handy app today.

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Reasons As To Why James Dondero Will Remain To Be The Top Notch Investor In The Financial Service Industry

James Dondero is the President and the Co-founder of the Highland Capital Management, lives in Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of B.S Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Virginia. James is also a certified to use the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and also a Managerial Accountant. He has a tremendous experience in the credit and equity market that adds up to 30 years where he is more focused on high yield and distressed investing.

James founded Highland in 1993 before which he served as chief investment officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary where he helped the business to grow to over $2 billion from 1989 to 1993.He has an experience in mortgage-backed securities, investment grade corporates, leveraged bank loans, high-yield bonds and many other skills. James appointed as the new president of institutional products for Highland.

Highland Capital Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser who is a global alternative credit manager. It has a 20 years’ experience in broad range of products and $18 billion assets under management. It specializes in credit strategies like hedge funds, long-only funds and separate accounts, collateralized loan obligations and special situations private equity. It also offers alternative investments like emerging markets, long/short equities, and natural resources. The clients based on public pension plans, foundations, endowments, corporations and high net worth. It is located in Dallas Texas and maintains offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Seoul.

Under the leadership of James Dondero and Mark Okada Highland has been able to launch a bank loan fund and establishing 40 Act platforms which are an alternative investment. In 2004, it expanded its product lines by entering the mutual fund business where it acquired two floating rate funds from Columbia Asset Management.

Highland has had a huge focus on the health care sector and has been able to manage approximately $2.3 billion in medical assets in the form of institutional funds and mutual funds. The company has been able to monitor over 39 CLOs totaling $32 billion in asset value making it the largest CLO manager in the world by USD assets under management.

Additional Links on James Dondero:

https://about.me/james.dondero

Highland Capital Powerhouse President, James Dondero

Charles Koch and the Constitution

Charles Koch is one of the most influential individuals in the world as he is well known and well respected in both the business world as well as within politics. Mr. Koch and his brother David are owners of Koch Industries, a family owned business. Koch Industries has been expanded by the Koch brothers and is now a oil refining business that is responsible for making billions of consumable products all around the world. Charles Koch and David Koch have used their success of the business to their advantage by creating a network of politically motivated families all with a common interest of spreading more support and information of the free market and how beneficial it is to society.

Charles Koch, with the success of his privately owned company, has become involved in the United States politics. Mr. Koch is a strong advocate for the GOP which is most notable in the 2012 election when The Koch brothers network donated around $400 million to the campaign of Mitt Romney who like the Koch brothers, was an influential businessman. Though Mitt Romney was not elected to be president, the Koch brothers have since then been able to raise close to $1 billion in donations to be given to a new potential candidate of their choosing. Though there power within the GOP has been influential, the Koch brothers only have the goal for preventing government intervention within the economy through price controls and other forms of intervention.

In recent news, Charles and New York City Mayor have come together to fight for a new issue. This new issue is free speech which is often covered up or silenced by university members and officials. Charles Koch and Michael Bloomberg are in agreement that opinions must be allowed to be shared or it is unconstitutional. Mr. Koch and Mr. Bloomberg make a compelling argument during their speeches to college graduates that opinions will never be accepted by everyone, yet they are opinions none the less that must be stated. Mr. Koch and Mr. Bloomberg state that it is never the University’s job to cover opinions up.

Additional Links on Charles Koch:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/charles-koch-hillary-clinton-2016/

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/10/21/business/corner-office/full-interview-charles-koch

From Sky Salt to Lime Crime, Doe Deere Maintains Her Originality

 

If you are a fan of a particular brand, it is crucial that you educate yourself on the creator of that company. Gaining insight into the life of the founder can determine your general feelings towards the company. Some CEOs truly possess positive characteristics that make their companies appear that much more wonderful. Doe Deere, for example, is a makeup designer with a history as thrilling as her fashion choices. A unicorn queen at heart, this CEO is undoubtedly a sweetheart.

In an article originally published by BCE, they gave the reader some insight into the colorful fashionista. Hinting that she is sort of a cat enthusiast and lives with her husband and three cats, the reader also learned that makeup was not Deere’s first choice. In fact, the queen of vibrancy was originally a fashion designer that focused on Japanese Lolli dresses. Selling her creations on eBay under the coincidental company name, Lime Crime, she left the fashion design industry to start a fairytale rock band with her husband, Mark.

Sky Salt’s magical sounds consumed audiences until 2007, and that is when the Doe so popularly known today came to be. Developing her famous makeup line in 2008, Lime Crime, Deere creates outrageous makeup colors consisting of vibrant hues that demand wearers to be themselves. From the packaging to the palette, the unicorn queen’s makeup is not for the modest. The makeup line regularly releases new shades that are not for the faint of heart, and recently released Squash and Vixen lip shades this past fall.

Without a doubt, the woman takes an interesting approach to not only the makeup industry but also to life. Never dulling her shine for anyone, the radiant color goddess demonstrates a power of expression that is anything but discouraging to her followers. Heavily followed on Instagram and Twitter, she also is the inspiration for the fan club, Team Candyfuture. The Russian-born designer has a passion for music, being original, her husband, and surely her cats.

“Beauty isn’t what’s natural or even what looks best. It’s what feels right at the moment,” stated Deere on her popular personal blog, DoeDeereBlogazine.com. An inspirational force to be reckoned with, this woman continues her strong presence in the makeup industry. Though endorsed by many, this woman refuses to stop marching to the beat of her own drum, and that is truly admirable.

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.