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:

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, 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 is a man well known in political and social circles on 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 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.

Is It Dinner Or Dog Food? The Blurred Line Between K-9 And Human Cuisine

Health food has literally gone to the dogs lately in the dog food industry. As the steam and smoke roll from the chimney of the Freshpet factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, gourmet K-9 food is rolling off of the line and being prepared for distribution. The intimate level of dedication here is compelling. So much so, that the testers will literally eat their work to test it’s consistency. Richard Thompson, CEO of Freshpet, does this on a regular basis to assure quality standards. Talk about being dedicated. This type of trend is catching on so fast in the pet food industry that it’s difficult to call it a ‘trend’ at this point.

Less and less do you see preservatives being used which means the sales need to stay steady and flowing or food goes, well… to the dogs. This is good for pets and keeps owners like Thompson on their toes as well. For more on Freshpet from The Daily Herald, click the link here.

Another company arrow focused on quality and fresh flavor is Beneful. Purinastore Beneful brand’s new prepared meals for dogs are every bit as meaty and delicious as the real thing in most cases. With the cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb that add the taste and proteins that your furry companion craves. Beneful meals have the right balance of carbs, minerals, vitamins and nutrition that will keep you best pal running and playing strong for years to come. The Beneful company has come a very long way since it’s inception and is constantly focused on the best nutrition for the fairest prices.

Now it’s easier than ever to find the very best for your pooch on their website. Folks don’t even have to leave the house anymore to make sure their dogs are eating well. This is a trend on facebook that is sure to end up being much more than that. After all, people care deeply for their pets. To say they are family sounds cliche` at this point in time, but it’s no less true. We love our pets like family. Period. Beneful is a company that knows this and it shows in what they deliver.



Marcio Alaor BMG Recap

The Consumer Electronics Show is a yearly event which is usually hosted in the month of January in the city of Las Vegas. The show has managed to reveal the future and present of technology for the past 40 years. Everything current and advanced is in there.

It has also been reported, the CES 2016 didn’t transform the world; instead it showed how the world was changing.

According to the executive of BMG Mr. Marico Alaor, the event which is capable of having your name translated into the Fair Consumer Electronics was this year headlining to a drone having a space for the passenger, cameras and the electronic cars attached to the daily objects which are capable of transforming the way we relate to the house.

The 184 drone Ehang

The major attractions duing the CES 2016 were the drones that Completely Damaged fully forcasted. However none of the drones has been as acclaimed as the Ehang 184. This drone has been specifically designed to be occupied by a passenger.

It provides us with the impression that the flying vehicles have arrived at last. It is not necessary a must that you fly it since it is a drone, you can also prep program the path and sit back.

Marcio Alaor BMG revealed that the drone Ehang 184 currently had a flight capacity of only 23 minutes and is capable of reaching a height of 3.5 km.

Marcio Alaor also revealed that the drone was currently manufacturing the Ehang, a Chinese company which is still working on the invention. The Chinese firm is planning to set up a center which will take command of the drone whenever there is need.

The Electronic Cars

The electronic vehicles were also a major attraction during the electronics fair and are currently the trend of the automotive department. According to Marico Alaor, the GM firm is the one which introduced the Chevrolet Bolt back in 2017 and it is predicted that the car will only be available for sale until the end of this year.

The Smart Home

Cameras connected to objects were also new and are attached to almost everything. For example, when you are at the grocery and don’t have a clue if there is any milk inside the refrigerator, the refrigerator is able to send you a photo of what’s inside it and help you in solving the problem.

About Marcio Alaor BMG

Marcio Alaor BMG sits at the BMG executive team. BMG is popularly known to be one of the major sponsors of the Brazilian football. Currently, BMG is printing uniforms of more than 39 different clubs.

The BMG mark usually appears of the chest and back and at times on the shirt sleeves. It also sponsors three volleyball teams, three basketball teams and gymnast Jade Barbosa.

From the Red Carpet to the Gym


The fashion world has taken on all types of shapes and sizes. Many women that see actresses and other entertainers on the red carpet are often awestruck. They want to know where they can find a knockoff dress. They want to know what these entertainers are wearings. They love to gawk and see these actresses in their fancy attire.

There is one actress, however, that has made it known – in a humorous way – that getting into some of those red carpet garments can be quite overwhelming. Former ABC “Alias” star Jennifer Garner talked about this experiment on the “Tonight with Jimmy Fallon” show. She joked about how someone came in to redirect her ribs as they placed her in a thong undergarment before they even starting putting the dress on.

Jennifer talked how she had muscle spasms when she was in the dress. She mentioned how lengthy the process was when she had to go to the bathroom. All of these were things that made the audience – along with Jimmy Fallon – laugh out loud, but that is often the pain that many celebrities go through to become red carpet worthy.

There is another actress, Kate Hudson, that knows about all that has to be done to fit into a dress on the red carpet. She puts a lot of time into working out in order to get into many of those dresses that she has been seen in. She is giving working class women that do not have specialists to put them into a dress will need to consider the workout regiment. Kate knows this, and that is why she has helped women by presenting Fabletics.

The Fabletics brand is part of the JustFab connection. It gives shoppers the chance to set up for subscription services where they can receive a different item of clothing each month. These customers are automatically billed with a card that is on file. People that sign up can get discounts, and they also get the chance to take a quiz and get a personalized boutique. This is somewhat reminiscent of the way that celebrities acquire their clothes. They have someone that picks things out based on what they like. This is what JustFab can do for lots of shoppers that sign up for subscription services.

Lots of women are shopping on a regular basis, but many women don’t know what to wear. JustFab is great for these women because there is some assistance when they sign up for the subscription program. That is why there are so many people that are waiting for the chance to sign up. This company provides a great way for consumers to enhance the wardrobe. `

Life of Helane Morrison

With the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, 2008 left many Americans shuddering at the near mention of any financial term. Words like hedge fund, investment and banking perhaps now should only be said in a low whisper. However, there is a new sheriff in town and she’s lassoing confidence back into the hearts of Americans.

Helane Morrison is her name. Like many, I found her story inspiring. She was a girl from Brooklyn who set out on a journey that would lead her across the country. Morrison’s education began by putting a BS Journalism from Northwestern under her belt. She continued to add to her arsenal by studying at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. It was at Berkeley that Morrison became the Editor-in-Chief of the university’s law review. 

Passing the bar and becoming a law clerk for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was perhaps where this glass-ceiling breaking spirit began. At the 7th Circuit, Morrison worked with the esteemed Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Blackmun was no stranger for holding his ground even amid death threats and this perseverance and tenacity undoubtedly fed her fierce female fire.

Working at a law firm, Morrison defended private securities and worked with business litigation. After achieving full partner status, she supervised cases to include some of the most corrupt dealers and published a book format version of 3 cases where enforcement was necessary. These formatted books were available on Google as Morrison wanted the public to be aware. 

The next stop for Morrison was San Francisco where she worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and examined the world of financial fraud. Such cases included big names like Google, Nextcard Inc., Hewllet Packard, and HBO and Co. Helane Morriosn became the first woman to be named Head of Commission and Region Director. This was a detour and her path led on to Hall Capital.

As Chief Compliance Officer, Morrison worked her magic at Hall Capital by facilitating workplace success for women in the world of business. As part of a company who strives to build an environment suited for women to work, Hall Capital operates with an open concept office design. Communication and collaboration is highly encouraged with all employees and clients as to produce pure honesty. Flexible schedules are the norm as family time and community involvement is important. 

Helane Morrison has also been a member on numerous boards to include the Bar Association, Regional Parks Foundation and others. Said to be the “voice of change,” Morrison strives to live the life her strong convictions and high ethics demand in the most passionate manner she knows. Through her work, she has created a business world where women are now included in former men-only meetings and is a four time award-winner of the “Most Influential Woman in the Bay Area Business and Public Sector.” 

Dick DeVos Backs The Idea Of School Choices For Parents

The prominent DeVos family of Michigan is a big contributor to many philanthropic causes and organizations. The family contributes not only to local causes and institutions in their hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan but to state and national causes and organizations as well. A major focal point of the DeVos family philanthropy is education, particularly religious christian schools and colleges. 

Glad to see the Grand Rapids area make another “best of” list! Thank you all for your role in making our city great.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Friday, March 11, 2016

The DeVos family contributes money primarily through two foundations. The first is Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. Richard DeVos Sr. is the co-founder of direct marketing company giant Amway in 1959 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is he who is primarily responsible for building up the wealth of the family to the billions of dollars that the family currently has. Amway, which directly markets and sells products grew out of Richard DeVos Senior’s basement into a multinational firm that has revenues in the billions of dollars every year. Richard “Dick” DeVos Jr. is one of three sons of Richard Devos Sr. and has his own foundation called the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Betsy Prince DeVos is the wife of Dick Devos. In addition to the two DeVos family foundations, Doug and Dan DeVos, who are brothers of Dick Devos also contribute significant sums of money to conservative causes, and charitable organizations. 

Conservative policies and political candidates are strongly supported by the DeVos family. The family is a strong backer and donor to conservative think tank groups such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and Freedomworks. The Republican candidates also receive strong support from the Devoses because they embody the conservative principles that the Devoses promote themselves. 

Let’s take a look at Dick DeVos for a moment. Mr. Dick DeVos actually ran for governor of Michigan under the Republican ticket in 2006. He lost however. Dick was also heavily involved in the presidential campaign of George W. Bush Jr. that proved to be victorious. Most recently Dick Devos supported republican candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, both from Florida, who have now dropped out of the 2016 Republican primary race. 

Besides being heavily involved in state and national politics Dick DeVos and the DeVos family are very active in supporting school choices. To a large extent the DeVos family has helped push the idea of school choices to the forefront of elections on the local, state and national level. Dick DeVos’ wife Betsy has been a champion of the cause and airs several boards that promote school vouchers for low income students. The couple also gives out scholarships to families who cannot afford to send their children to private schools. For both Dick and Betsy school choice remains a forefront issue and the two are heavily involved in it.

Using the Chaz Dean WEN line of Hair Products

When it comes to the Wen line of Hair products it is very important to follow the instructions that are printed on the bottle. If customers fail to do so it will not give the desired results. The cleansing conditioner can be used in a simple 3 step process and provide the user with extreme volume and shine. The first step is to rinse the hair adequately before applying the WEN cleansing conditioner. Depending on the length of your hair it is necessary to apply a certain amount of product. For short hair use 10-16 pumps of the product, for medium hair use 16-24 pumps and for long hair length use 24-32 pumps. For hair that is extremely long use more product as required. Make sure to pump the Wen product directly into the palm of the hand in order to easily apply it to the hair. Step number 2 requires the user to apply the cleansing conditioner directly to both the hair and scalp making sure to add some water in order to evenly distribute it. The WEN line of products do not contain any sulphates that may have a harsh effect on the hair. it contains only natural beneficial products that do not allow it to lather. Massage the cleansing conditioner evenly and let it soak for several minutes. Step 3 is simply to rinse out the product making sure it is completely removed.

This is the same procedure that Emily McClure used in her trial run of the WEN cleansing conditioner. This complete article can be found on BUSTLE and Her experience was an overall positive one as it left her hair very shiny and provided the promised effect. She recommends it to her facebook friends looking for something new.