Leaders in Fashion

Athleisure Is Making Old Rules For Fashion Look Silly

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The athleisure movement is bringing about a new way of dressing that is freeing up women to wear anything they want to wear. These women will be able to wear anything they want including yoga pants, and that is going to be their new style for every day. The athleisure movement got a rundown in Vogue, and people who are watching the style are wondering how people are going to wear athleisure all day.

The idea behind athleisure is to make sure that people are able to be comfortable and wear something that is easy to adapt to the situation. Women will wear yoga pants or tights to the gym, and they also need to leave the gym to do other things during the day. They need to be able to change fast because they have no time. Kate Hudson started Fabletics on instagram because she did not have good clothes to take her kids to school in, and then she did not have clothes to wear to the gym that she could look presentable in when she got back to their school. She is a busy woman, and she needed help.

Fabletics on was made to make sure that all women are going to look their best when they are going to and from the gym. It spawned the whole athleisure movement that Vogue is talking about, and it helps women basically stay in their yoga pants all day. Women are changing around their yoga pants and tights using the tops, skirts and dresses that are a part of the athleisure movement.

The athleisure movement is also a place where women do not have to feel like they need to dress up too much. They do not have the time a lot of times, and that is why Fabletics makes tops and dresses that will go with their tights and yoga pants. A woman might not choose to stay in those clothes all day, but she could consider it because she has the other pieces to go with her pants or tights. Athleisure frees women up to be active without looking like they are out of style.

Fine Hair

Wen, Rinse, Repeat

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WEN Hair is a catch-all hair care product that leaves out all the harmful stuff that conventional hair care products tend to have. Like sulfates, those nasty buggers are basically dish soap in your shampoo. Wen lacks these guys, which can strip your hair of its natural oils and dry it out, leaving it dull and lifeless. Wen is a product that you can use daily, in place of your regular shampoo and conditioning regime. Your hair should come out feeling softer, shinier and more easily manageable.

In an article posted on, the adorable Emily McClure gives Wen hair a go with her fine, thin hair. Using the recommended amount of 10 pumps and following her typical bed time shower routine, after one day she notices her hair is a bit heavy, albeit very shiny and bouncy. She decides morning showering is necessary with this product to stave off some of the oil. Her results are fairly consistent the rest of the week, she needs to shower in the morning for oil control, but her hair is shinier, and bouncier.

The Wen hair website recommends 10 pumps of this Amazon available product minimum but, it states that is the recommendation if you follow the old bottle advice of “rinse, repeat”. If you aren’t a “rinse, repeat”-er, you only need to use half the recommended amount. Secondly, WEN Hair is loaded with compounds that are meant to make your hair smooth and shiny, like fats, if you are someone who already has well lubricated hair, you should use less of it, or use it less often.

Business Leaders

QNet Launches New CSR Program

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Companies motivated to do a lot of work in philanthropic endeavors deserve to be acknowledged. QNet is one such enterprise. The India Education Diary reveals some of the initiatives QNet has been involved with. Recently, the company’s corporate social responsibility ventures have focused on providing clean drinking water to schools in rural areas. The Government Primary School, Sriram Nagar, is going to benefit from a joint venture between QNet and Lions Clubs. The venture intends to financially support a new water storage facility at the school.

QNet is hardly a small company. Calling QNet a super-company in the direct selling industry would not be overstating anything. With representatives locating and operating in about 100 countries, QNet is clearly one of the biggest of all the direct sellers on the planet. 25 offices in 25 countries further attests to this fact.

A host of reasons exist why QNet has been so successful. QNet’s variety of products and services the company offers definitely helps improve the chances of success. A wide range of products and services helps attract great numbers of motivated entrepreneurs to QNet. Of course, the wide variety of products and services help attract a lot of customers. Since direct selling is not multilevel marketing and has no requirements in place to build a massive down-line, the items sold by the company have to be interesting to customers.

QNet has also done a wonderful job with its various corporate responsibility initiatives. In India, QNet (sometimes with the previously mentioned partner Lions Clubs) has done a lot of charity work and helped many people in need. The company has reaped significant benefits from its philanthropic endeavors. The company’s brand is one associated with positive pursuits.

The initiative in Sriram Nagar could help upwards of 800 students receive access to drinking water. The program also strives to improve sanitation and hygiene which, in turn, produces healthier and safer living environments. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Network, QNet is always working on developing new and helping corporate responsibility programs.

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Luxury Listings

Real Estate In New York On The Rise

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In the suburbs of New York City real estate market in the first quarter of the year remained robust although the luxury real estate sector has cooled down. This was based off of various reports released, written in an article on Crain’s New York Business online.

The prestigious Douglas Elliman Real Estate firm recorded the median price of real estate at $1.1 million which is a 17 percent increase over the previous year as well as being the second highest median ever recorded. This was apparently artificially inflated due to development contracts closing in the first 3 months of the year. Most of these deals took place 12 months earlier and are the reason the average price was pushed up.

Jonothan Miller who works for Miller Samuel, the same company that prepared the report for Douglas Elliman believes that the real estate market is 3 separate areas that all function in different ways. He also mentioned that when the price drops the demand goes up.

Jonothan Miller said that the luxury sector of the market also accounts for the top 10 percent of all sales has slowed down in momentum. Sales increased by only 8 percent even though there were a number of new projects hitting the market in the recent year.

The firm Town Residential will be very interested in the report that was released by Douglas Elliman Real Estate as they are New York’s go to luxury real estate service provider. They have established themselves in a very short time, in less than 5 years, which shows that they are indeed leading the way when it comes to real estate in New York.

Town Residential focuses mostly on luxury residential sales, sales and leasing of property developments as well as leasing and marketing for both commercial and retail space.

Business Leaders

Greater Quality Education From DeVos

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I believe the best type of education is one where people are taught how to think as opposed to what to think. I believe people do not learn as much when their thought is controlled. This is where alternative education and school choice comes in. Dick DeVos believes in that in particular. Not only is the DeVos family really big on education, but they are also big on giving. They definitely fight against the stereotype of the stingy wealthy person. In fact, the DeVos family is one of the most generous families when it comes to giving. I am impressed with how much they give. The DeVos family is especially looking for ways to bring about education reform for people to decide what type of education they want to receive. 

Dick DeVos himself is no stranger to hard work which I admire. He has worked many different jobs. DeVos also owns and runs a business called Amway. Dick has gone beyond his business pursuits and has even led quite a few community initiations. Among the community activities and campaigns that he has started was the Education Freedom Fund. This has been a progressive movement because underprivileged students were able to gain scholarships in order to continue their education and continue to make changes to their lives for their better.

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

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Dick DeVos’s experience in education shows that he is very passionate about making sure that students get a fair chance to make positive steps towards a successful career. He has also been very influential in the improvements in the health care industry in his community. Dick DeVos has also run for Governor of Michigan as a Republican candidate in 2006. He has also published a best-selling book under the title of Rediscovering American Values back in 1997. The book itself has been translated into seven different languages. Other activities that Dick has participated in is sailing. He is a two time National Champion at sailing. He also can pilot a helicopter and a jet aircraft. I believe he is a highly accomplished person.

Public Relations/Digital Marketing

Missouri Professor Melissa Click On The Right Side Of Student Rights Fight

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Although all the film footage shows Professor Melissa Click in the trenches screaming like a mad man, what see is screaming to the press and media was in defense of protesting students. She is facing very strong disapproval and may lose her job at Missouri State for defending students’ right to protest and preventing the press film their decision making process after learning that the president and chancellor had resigned. In an article in USA Today, she said she can defend her actions of asking for muscle to remove an unauthorized ESPN student reporter from recording the students but if you ask those stalked by paparrizzi, her reaction was mild and as she also points out should be taken in context. When she says that one incident should not prevent her from ever working again, another video pops up with her cursing, using defamatory language after being pushed by a police officer asking protesters to move to the sidewalk during a parade.

Rather than a smudge on the reputation of a career educator, this incident should be a recommendation for someone willing to fight in the trenches and defend the protesters. While the interim Chancellor and Board of Curators investigate and decide Professor Click’s fate, her resume and support letter signed by more than 100 faculty members should be helping her receive job offers from other colleges and universities who appreciate her passion and support of the student protesters.

Status Labs, an online reputation management firm who specializes in crisis management, is now involved and its president, Darius Maxwell Fisher, points out that she is on the right side and is being unfairly portrayed in the media and by public figures. Status Labs list of services include reputation management, search engine optimization, social media monitoring, content automation, public relations and crisis response. Reputation management should be a constant with individuals, businesses and companies who may be unfairly targeted, reviewed or accused in this time when the first place someone look to find information is on the internet.

Investment Advice

Important Tips on Smart Investing

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There are important considerations that a potential investor ought to consider when joining the Bourse. Due to the volatility and sometimes unpredictable nature of the stock market, it is necessary that one notes these considerations before going for a particular investment.

According to, is important to consider the state of the public company that you have an intention of investing in. These is done by looking at the financial books of the company to ascertain its financial worth as well as the management of the company and ensure that any woes do not attract negative publicity to the company.

It is also important for an investor to diversify his or her stock portfolio. This is particularly important as it significantly reduces the risk of incurring loss that would arise in investing in one stock whose price may plummet. When one is new in stock investing, it is essential to look for an investment banker who may advice on the promising stocks to buy and help an investor in diversifying his or her portfolio.

Another essential consideration that many investment magnets advice on is getting in the stock market with a view of investing for the long term also check the company on SEC. It is improper to join the market with a goal of making money out of short term stock investing. This is premised on the fact that the stock market is often volatile and doesn’t guarantee a short term investor on getting his money back when he needs it. One would likely get more financial benefits by investing in the long term like earning dividends and a high increase in the price of the stocks.

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North Korean Defector

Human Activist Yeonmi Park

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In a world where humanity faces all sorts of issues and struggles, it should be known that there are plenty of human rights activists out there to speak on such issues. Yeonmi Park, a North Korean native, is one example of these people.

Yeonmi Park was born on October 4, 1993 in the Hyesan district in North Korea. Her mother worked as a nurse for the North Korean Army and her father was a civil servant for the North Korean Worker’s Party. For most of her youth, her family was considered privileged and wealthy by most standards. However things changed as she got older, specifically after her father was accused of illegal activities such as insider trading and was imprisoned at one of the notorious prison camps. Between this and getting her hands on a pirated movie,Yeonmi Park eventually saw just how oppressive and brutal the government run by dictator Kim Jong-Il was, and thus prompted her and her family to escape the country.

Upon meeting up with her father at a later date, the first move the family made was to escape North Korea and flee into China. The family was able to successfully do this, while enlisting help from human traffickers who specialized in moving people. Her father did not make the journey, due to falling ill and later being diagnosed with colon cancer. Despite his sickness, the family pressed forward and eventually crossed into Mongolia, with Christian missionaries and other human rights activists aiding them. From there the family decided to take a risk and made their way to South Korea, where they were able to eventually start a new life.


Bringing The Drama

Queens of Drama Continue To Shine

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Daytimes favorite darlings team together put together their creativity to produce a new show. Queens of Drama follows the lives of Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo, Lindsay Hartley, and Donna Mills as they work to produce a show for network executives. The cameras capture the women as they brainstorm ideas and deal with the drama that comes with TV production.

One of the stars of the show is Crystal Hunt, who is no stranger to daytime. In 2003, she made her acting debut on the beloved soap opera Guiding Light. Hunt took over the role of Lizzie Spaulding, one of the central characters in the Spaulding family. Her tenure at Guiding Light lasted only 3 years, but during that time Hunt was praised by critics for her work and she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2005.

After leaving the show in 2006, Hunt took a break from daytime to concentrate on other ventures. In 2007, she was cast alongside Amanda Bynes in the movie, Sydney White. By 2009, she made a return to daytime by landing the role of Stacy Morasco on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Although, Hunt’s bad girl character was a hit with fans, her time on the show didn’t last long. After 3 years, Hunt left One Life to Live. Since her soap opera days, Hunt has turned businesswoman by running a pet boutique in Florida called My Pets Dream Boutique. She also started working behind the camera by producing an indie film called Talbot County, which was released in 2015. Hunt also continues to be active in front of the camera. Crystal had a small role in Magic Mike XXL and she’s currently starring on the reality show, Queens of Drama, where she hopes to further her producing skills along with her fellow daytime pals.