Lime Crime Cosmetics Sweeps Social Media

Los Angeles based cosmetics company Lime Crime continues to pull market share away from the “traditional” makeup brands. Although they are not a name you will often hear in your local pharmacy or grocery store isles, their unique product, savvy social media presence, and innovative leadership has allowed them to create an impressive online presence.

The first thing one will notice browsing Lime Crime products is that they are not a typical cosmetics retailer. Examples abound; eschewing 100 shades of the same red lipsticks, Lime Crime markets colors like Alien, a soft velvety green, and Zenon, a reflective gold. Liners and shadows are similar, providing not only the standard colors, but also vibrant blues, greens, and beyond. The products are designed to professional standards, and manage to be bold and different without falling into the realm of costume.

The company markets itself as “Makeup for Unicorns,” and the emphasis on the unique customers who use their wares is on full display. Lime Crime engages its customers on social media by encouraging posts from the women (and men) who are enjoying their products. They showcase the creativity of their customers across multiple social media platforms, and have turned Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram @limecrimemakeup into a multi-platform showcase of their customers and product. Company founder Doe Deere explains the attitude, saying, “We are always amazed by the looks our unicorns create with our products, and we love showcasing them, we are always excited to see what they come up with next, and hope they inspire our other fans as much as they inspire us.”

The inspiration seems to have caught on, as Lime Crime recently passed two million twitter followers, and seems poised to continue its record online growth. As summer approaches and people prepare for a season out of doors, Lime Crime has put itself in a position to show its fans and followers, and be shown in turn, new ways to stand out in a crowd. Follow alongside Doe Deere on her personal blog,, where new updates about Lime Crime are posted frequently.

George Soros Shares Economic Prediction

George Soros is no stranger to the media spotlight for his economic analysis and predictions. As an incredibly successful investor and philanthropist, George Soros has had more than his fair share of success in analyzing trends in currency markets and hedging his bets against anticipated currency market fluctuations. As of 2014, Forbes listed Soros as the richest hedge fund manager and as the seventh richest American individual. As the founder and chair of Soros Fund Management, Soros has made quite the mark by making sound investments and having an in-depth understanding of international markets. In reaction to the economic crisis in the U.S. of 2007 and 2008, Soros established the Institute for New Economic Thinking in 2009 as an economic think tank with the goal of analyzing international markets and proposing cutting-edge solutions for reorganizing the international economic system.

Given that Soros is so highly regarded for his take on international markets, his recent prediction about the economy of China is causing the international community to reconsider its position on the Chinese markets. At the beginning of this year at an economic forum in Sri Lanka, George Soros explained that the current status of the Chinese economy is serious cause for concern about its stability and potential for total collapse very soon. In a very troubling announcement, Soros says that he is seeing the same indicators of a major collapse in China that were present for the U.S. economy before the crisis of 2008. Bloomberg reported on Soros’ predictions, which he explains are based on various factors, including the fact that the Chinese economy is struggling to adjust to a new growth model. In the past, the economy of China was heavily based on manufacturing and investment. The country was previously viewed as a haven for cheap labor and very attractive to investors who valued the economic potential in manufacturing. Now, China has become more of a consumer-driven and services economy, which is a much different path than it had previously embraced. The transition has not been smooth in general for China and continues to encourage instability in Chinese markets. As a result of increasing uncertainty surrounding the future of the Chinese economy, measures of volatility are on a steady incline for the country.
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According to Soros, the measures from the Chinese government to bring stability to the Chinese economy are not amounting to much so far. Interest rates have already been cut to record lows, and the Chinese government has pumped an incredible amount of money in the economy to try and save it from collapse. While Soros generally thinks government intervention is necessary to correct major market upsets like this, the influx of government money may not be the best policy, especially in light of the country’s mounting debt problem. Soros and other global investors are expressing some concern that the country does not have a sound strategy to pay down debts and decrease spending in order to get the economy back on track to a normal, steady growth model.

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Two Relatives of President Maduro are Arrested for Drug-Trafficking

More Venezuelan authorities have been discovered in the trafficking and distribution of drugs than ever before. In the past five years according to My Space, over 100 military and police officials have been found and accused of drug trafficking between their country and the United States, states the prosecutor’s office of Venezuelan. In 2011, America arrested four Venezuelan officials and accused them of being supportive of Colombian rebels dealing narcotics and guns. They were added to the U.S. “kingpin” list.
In November 2015, the arrests got closer to the top of the Venezuela pyramid of power as two relatives of the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, were arrested by U.S. officials for drug trafficking. The two relatives, Franqui Francisco Flores-de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo-Flores are the nephew and stepson of the President’s wife. Expert Diaz Granaos thinks that President Maduro has led a violent pathway to the presidency, and this arrest is one more bullet in his opposer’s gun.

The arrest couldn’t have come at a more strategic point in the President’s attempt to calm the country. The following day, Mr. Maduro was scheduled to make a controversial speech in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council. The subject of his speech was the hotly-contested local elections, which ignited much anger and political frustration in Caracas.

SKOUT Turns Its Users Into Superheroes


The social media app SKOUT has turned many of its users into superheroes recently. In honor of National Superhero Day (April 28) SKOUT encourages its users to give their friends virtual superhero-themed gift. In return, SKOUT would them make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation. And they would continue to do this until a wish was fully funded.

In addition to the virtual gifts, SKOUT also celebrated the day by conducting a survey of its users focused on superheroes. Fully 80 of the app’s users said they wanted to be real life superheroes.

And who were their favorite superheroes? Women preferred Batman while men chose Superman. When asked what superpower they wished they had one-third of respondents said immortality. When asked what it takes to be a superhero in real life 44% said selflessness.

SKOUT has a history of leveraging its virtual gift-giving feature in order to give back to the community. More than 400,000 virtual gifts have been designated for charity use. Throughout its history, SKOUT has made financial contributions to the SF-Marin Food Bank, Muttville and Cat Town.

While many social media platforms allow users to connect and make friends with others it is refreshing to see a tech company harness the power and scale of its users to make a change in real life. SKOUT is an example of how technology can be used for positive change.

But beyond the financial contributions SKOUT has raised national awareness for these and other social issues. Through its efforts, the company has served more than 30,000 people who are food insecure and has facilitated medical care and the adoption of pets in the Bay Area.

SKOUT takes pride in not only bringing new people together but also uniting them in a force for positive change. The app is the largest global platform used for meeting new people and increasing users’ social network. Currently, the community of SKOUT users spans 180 countries and the app is available in 16 languages. Based in San Francisco, the company was started in 2007 and has experienced rapid growth from the outset.

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FreedomPop Boldly Goes Where No Company Has Before

FreedomPop has always tried to be the company that is going to give people the best options possible for getting a cell phone, but they are able to make it even better. They are going to offer people a chance to use WhatsApp for no charge. Venture Beat is saying that customers who are using WhatsApp are not going to be charged for data usage on FreedomPop, and that is going to be amazing considering that FreedomPop is already so cheap.

FreedomPop is the amazing company that is trying to make prices for cell phones as cheap as possible, and they even have a free plan that will work for everyone. They are trying to help people make the most of their plans, and they are going to use WhatsApp to make that possible. Someone who is running WhatsApp is going to be able to use that with using their data, and they will still have their data left over from their regular plan.

It is very important that people who need more options for using their phones go to FreedomPop because this is by far the best option possible. It is surely interesting to remember that people at FreedomPop could already be on a free plan, but now they can use their plans more because they can just go to WhatsApp to talk and text.

The WhatsApp application is going to help anyone who just wants to sign in and keep going, or people can sign up for a new account when they get their phones. These people can use the number that they are given by WhatsApp, and they can start talking right now without a problem. WhatsApp will help people save data, and it will keep the price of their graduated phone plans down over time.

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How Using A Shared Office Space Helps New York Companies Thrive


Starting any business is not without its share of growing pains. In the past, an office consisted of phones, desks, a copier, and with any luck a fax machine. In more modern times internet capable computers would also be on the list. Let’s not forget the long hours stuck plugging away, trying to make it happen. Well, now there is better, more exciting solution.

What kind of company are you running? What are your goals? What do you think helps in productivity? Some companies thrive on that close-knit environment. That’s all well and good. This allows the boss to have a great amount of control over their business, how it’s run, and they can steer the course of their companies destiny. If they are starting off with plenty of capital, this is great. But what happens if you are not in the best position to do that? A new company being cash strapped is not unheard of.

That new and exciting solution mentioned earlier is called coworking spaces. What’s this all about? First off it’s a great way for a business to save money. What do coworking spaces have to offer? Plenty.

Instead of putting money towards renting an entire office space, rent out some desks. Instead of constantly getting office supplies and coffee, it’s all in the rental fee. Not to mention by using a coworking space, all of the maintenance will be taken care of. This is also a great way to inject some energy into your workplace. For those companies that don’t mind sharing space, they may even generate some great dynamic energy with other companies. The possibilities are endless. Can you even imagine the great creative collaborations two companies could have together?

One such coworking space is called Workville, they’re based in New York City. It’s in a luxury office building, and being in that type of environment is sure to help productivity levels soar. There’s great views, fast internet, daily cleaning, and 24-hour access to the office space. All of this for the cost of renting the space your company needs, in whichever configuration works best, sounds great.

Unnessasary Deaths in Top Children’s Unit in Venezuela


JM de Los Rios Children’s Hospital in Caracas is known for being the Top Children’s Unit for Pediatric Healthcare in Venezuela, but these days that name is being sabotaged by Venezuela’s socialist government. Inside this hospital that should be well-supplied with everything needed patients are dying due to shortages in common medical supplies and drugs. Many patients are also not receiving the proper care according to a report from Open Corporaters for their disease or condition and therefore are suffering or even dying due to poor treatment. One doctor named Dr Huniades Urbina is doing his best to stand up for what’s right and in doing so he has been fired from his position as Director of Intensive Care at the hospital. All of these shortages are due to the recent economic catastrophe in Venezuela who is known for it’s more than decade long contingency upon oil to raise foreign currency levels. Venezula is predicted by Adrian Jose to possibly have the fastest declining economy excluding Syria. Doctors and healthcare workers alike are pushing and looking for the government to announce a State of Medical Emergency. But, at the moment nothing seems to be happening. The healthcare industry is suffering but, it’s not alone as many people cannot even afford food at local grocery stores. Sadly, this crisis in the healthcare field and food suppply is likely to continue until someone within the government is willing to take a stand against it.

Sanjay Shah’s Success as a Business Executive

Sanjay Shah is British business person that was born in September 1970. Shah is the Chief Executive Officer of Solo Capital Partners, and he is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Autism Rocks Organization. Shah founded the Autism Rocks organization in the year 2014. The idea behind establishing the organization was motivated by his youngest son, Nikhil, who was diagnosed with autism. His son’s condition drove him to create awareness on autism through the use of music. The philanthropist partnered with the music industry enabling him to raise awareness on the neurological disorder. He has also established an outlet that funds the research conducted on autism.

Autism Rocks is an invitation-only event that takes place in London. It is a live concert and a charity that raises awareness and donations for autism research. Famous artists have performed in the Autism Rocks live concert among them Drake, Michael Buble, and Lenny Kravitz among many others. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the normal development of the body leading to difficulties in establishing social relationships and communication skills. Reports indicate that the neurological disorder affects one in every 68 children annually. There has been reported 12 percent increase in those affected since the year 2012.

Solo Capital Markets is a globally recognized company dealing in financial matters. The company is headquartered in London, England. The firm was established in September 2011, and it is known as Solo Capital Limited and Solo Capital UK. The company specializes in proprietary trading, professional sports investment and consulting services. The company’s partners had a net worth of 15.45 million Euros as of the end of March 2015. The assets of the company were announced to be amounting to 67.45 million Euros and a cash flow of 30.26 million Euros. The company is controlled by Solo Group Holdings. It is also being controlled by Aesa S.a.r.l, which is also owned by Sanjay Shah. Shah is also reported to own other companies located in other places around London. The companies are in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Luxembourg, the Cayman Island, and Malta. The founder used to earn 19 million Euros before the incorporation of Solo Capital Limited in the year ending March 2011.

Novation, Kyle Bass, and Bear Stearns

Bear Stearns, until March of 2008, was one of the top five big investment banks on Wall Street. They failed in a matter of days, and many point to Kyle Bass as the responsible party. Bass let leak some information about an e-mail in which Bear Stearns went to conduct a regular novation with Goldman-Sachs. The novation was denied, but then very quickly afterward was approved. In the space between the denial and approval, CSPAN did an interview with Alan Schwartz, one of the leading forces behind Bear Stearns. David Faber, the journalist conducting the interview, asked a question that implied Goldman Sachs had lost confidence in Bear Stearns, as per Kyle Bass’ earlier advisement. Even though at about the same time, Sachs was issuing a release indicating they did, in fact, still have a working relationship with Bear-Stearns, the damage was done.

What was the contested business item? A novation. Novations usually simplify transactions. Say you owe Nick fifty dollars, and Luke owes you fifty dollars. A novation would be having Luke pay Nick. In the banking world, substitute securities, bonds, or sub-prime loans for stock, holdings; what-have-you. The idea is transferring mutual value and decreasing the complications involved. Novations are common practice in law and finance, and there should have been no problem between Sachs and Stearns. The thing is, Kyle Bass had recently worked for Stearns, and no longer did. It seems as though the information he gave CSPAN was a parting salvo against his old job.

It’s not something that Bass would be unfamiliar with. He’s got a long history of using backhanded techniques to turn a profit. Bass became prominent in 2008 when he predicted the sub-prime lending crisis would lead to an implosion, and invested accordingly. But as concerns Bear-Stearns, it seems as though Bass acted in some small part as an economic assassin. Since he’s closely tied to socialist presidential despot of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and socialism has a global aim, it would be entirely consistent with Bass’ history for him to function in capacity as an economic assassin. Currently he works as a hedge fund manager in Dallas, which seems like a location for a hedge fund designed to defray suspicion. Bass uses his assets to conduct operations which force stock fluctuations. For example he developed CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, and uses this organization to diminish the cost on big-ticket pharmaceuticals’ drugs, short-selling his holdings with them when the drop hits Wall Street. Bass’ successes seem to primarily come from undermining established financial institutions.  The WSJ blog did a great job of exposing what Kyle Bass has done.

More Than Money: George Soros’ Background and Philanthropic Work

George Soros is well-known around the world for being one of the richest billionaires ever. Born in Budapest in the 1930, Soros (of Jewish descent) survived the Nazi occupied country during the years of World War II on and later fled to England after the war. When in England, he attended the London School of Economics and graduated in 1954.

However, it wasn’t until George Soros moved to America that he founded what he is most famous for today Ð the Soros Fund Management, which has helped him to become the billionaire that he is today. Founded in 1969 in New York, Soros Fund Management invests in public equity and fixed income markets all around the world. The firm also invests in growth equity transactions, start-ups, build-ups, and buyouts. In addition, they focus their attention on investing in resources such as coal, copper, gold, and coke. The Soros Fund Management has been rebranded into the Quantum Fund, which made such an impressive profit in 1992 that it shorted the British pound. George Soros on latino.foxnews has since been known as ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’.

Though George Soros has certainly done well for himself in the business world, he has also been a very active philanthropist. Of his philanthropic work, Soros is best known for providing African students with the funds to attend Cape Town University in apartheid Africa. This work began in 1979 and has since been birthed into the Open Society Foundation, a foundation founded by Soros himself with a personal mission to replace authoritarian forms of government with open societies. Soros says, “Open society is based on the recognition on that our understanding of the world is inherently imperfect. What is imperfect can be improved.” Today, the Open Society Foundation operates in over 100 countries and is constantly working to promote Soros’ values of human rights and open society. Through the Open Society Foundation on, George Soros has given away more than $11 billion throughout his lifetime.

In 1984, Soros worked hard in Hungary to break the Communist party’s control on information by distributing photo copiers to libraries, universities, and civil service groups all across the country. He would continue work similar to this in other countries such as Poland and Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This type of philanthropic work on Soros’ part definitely contributed to more democratic governments and open societies in countries that were previously dominated by the Soviet Empire. This work has led to Soros founding the Central European University in 1991, to serve as a center for research and policies that advocate his beliefs in open societies.

Today, George Soros continues to be very influential in economics, politics, and philanthropy. He has authored over a dozen books including The Tragedy of the European Union, and The New Paradigm for Financial Markets. He continues to write articles and essays that appear in the nation’s most popular newspapers and magazines. Soros is happily married to his wife, Tamiko Bolton, and has 5 children. He currently resides in New York, and maintains dual citizenship in the United States and Hungary.