Monthly Archives: June 2016

Be Beautiful With Butter: The Benefits Of Shea Butter For Aging Skin

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As we age, our skin begins to lose its luster. Exposure to the sun, pollution, free radicals in chemical products and the environment, and the loss of fatty tissue can all lead to dry, wrinkled skin. But we need only look to nature to keep ourselves looking radiant.

Shea butter is a superfood for the skin. Naturally rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and A, this butter obtained from the nuts of the Shea tree provides incredible nourishment to aging skin. The nutrients this dense butter supplies is necessary for collagen production.

Our body’s production of collagen naturally slows as we get older. Adding Shea butter to your skin care regimen will help boost your body’s natural production of collagen, an essential fibrous protein that gives skin its elasticity and helps the turnover of dead skin cells.

In addition, Oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids in Shea butter protect the skin and prevent it from drying out. It also contains the natural chemical compound allantoin, a skin protectant that increases the water content of skin and promotes cell replication.

Along with its incredible moisturizing abilities, Shea butter also aids in reducing inflammation. Studies on lupeol cinnamate or cinnamic acid in Shea butter was found to have significant anti-inflammatory activity. This allows the butter to promote the healing of wounds, burns, scars, and acne.

African women have been using Shea butter for generations and the Global Shea Alliance helps companies like Eu’Genia Shea share the amazing healing properties of this butter with the world. As well as providing opportunities and training in business finance and organics, Eu’Genia partners with sustainable farmers to produce top quality Shea butter for their products.

This family run company provides female workers in Ghana fair wages by providing them training in the ethical manufacturing of Shea butter along with 15% of the profits to help cover educational costs for their children. This partnership benefits the workers and the customers who use their products.

We don’t just deal with natural aging. Our skin is also affected by our environment. The foods we eat, how much sleep we get, exposure to stress and pollution, and that beautiful wrinkle-producing sun are all contributing factors in how our skin ages. Moisturizing with pure Shea butter can help slow the process of aging and bring back beautiful skin.

Stephan Murray Left his Mark on the World

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Stephen Murray CCMP Capital was a mover and shaker in the private equity industry, passed away in 2015 at the age of 52. He was also a philanthropist who thought giving back to the community and the world was just as important as working for a living. He was the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the private equity firm of CCMP Capital. Mr. Murray’s guidance led CCMP’s focus on growth and buyout transactions.

Mr. Stephen Murray’s educational background included earning a degree in Economics from Boston College in 1984 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 1989. His philanthropic efforts included serving his alma maters for the benefit of others. You can click the link below to learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/realestate/west-village-townhouse-for-17-million.html?_r=0

Mr. Murray began his career in the financial field in 1984 when he accepted an appointment to the credit analyst program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation (MHC). In 1989, he made the switch to MH Equity Corporation which was a combination of MHC private equity group and its finance unit.

MHC was purchased by Chemical Bank in 1991 and MH Equity merged with Chemical Venture Partners. Further mergers included Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Corporation in 1996. Chemical Venture Partners became Chase Capital Partners in 2005.

Stephen Murray took over the JP Morgan Partners buyout business division and then in 2006 became a co-founder of a spinoff of the Chase division of JP Morgan named CCMP Capital. When the merger, acquisition and founding dust settled, Murray was named CEO of CCMP. He guided CCMP with a steady hand developing solutions for clients.

In addition to CCMP, Murray served on the boards of several major corporations including Legacy Hospital Partners, Pinnacle Foods, The Vitamin Shoppe, AMC Entertainment and Generac Power Systems.

His philanthropy side included efforts to make others lives better. It was important for Murray to give back some of the good fortune he experienced throughout his life. He supported the Food bank of Lower Fairfield County and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, where he served on the chairman’s council. He was the chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College and the Columbia Business School.

Through his philanthropic efforts he inspired others to offer a helping hand up and not just a hand out to those less fortunate. His work helped others make a better life for themselves and their families thereby strengthening the neighborhoods and communities.

Strong families lead to stronger neighborhoods and communities and provide an uptick to the economic engine that helps to make a better world go around.

WEN Shows Bustle Blogger That Sulfate-Free Means Shiny, Strong Hair

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Some of us are born with fine hair that tends to get oily quickly and offers little shape when styling. Bustle.com blogger Emily McClure is one of those unlucky souls and was looking to add major bounce and shine to her sad locks. So, she reached for the famous WEN system of no lather shampooing to see if she could transform her hair.
Well-known LA stylist Chaz Dean likes to live a healthy lifestyle, and he knew those sulfate-laden shampoos found at drugstores were actually damaging people’s hair. The harsh detergents give shampoos a lather, but weaken the hair itself. That’s why he developed the WEN system of sulfate-free shampooing. One bottle does it all in a gentle manner, delivering the vibrancy and gloss that every hair type dreams of. See; http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html.

Emily McClure kept a daily hair diary with hair selfies for her Bustle readers. She decided to use the sephora fig version WEN for a 7-day period with daily AM washes.

Emily McClure found that if she followed a WEN wash in the shower each morning, her hair would respond nicely, creating volume, shine and manageability. Even her girlfriends noticed her new hair right away, and her selfies are proof of her healthy hair.

The only problem Emily ran into, was when trying to adjust her hair care schedule. If she washed with WEN at night instead of morning, she felt her hair went flat early, and if she skipped a WEN wash for one day, her hair could not retain its bounce and got greasy.

Emily concluded that Wen delivers great results when you allow your hair to get into a routine of morning washes. If you tend to be a bit lazy about your hair care, then WEN is probably not for you. Otherwise, sulfate-free is a really good thing.

Helane Morrison Continues to Inspire the Emergence of Other Compliance Officers

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Past corporate failures such as those experienced by distinct entities such as Worldcom and Enron serve as reminders to what could happen when an organization lacks a strong compliance department. Although this profession or office is new to most individuals and organizations, it has instituted its relevance firmly with many people taking up the roles of compliance officers. They assist business or institution leaders to steer their companies into success.

The Functions of a Corporate Compliance Officer

Not many individuals are conversant with the duties of a compliance officer ought to play. Hence, Roy Snell, the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, shed some light on the area. To him, a corporate compliance officer’s job is to put in place a compliance program to avert, search and resolve regulatory as well as ethical issues. This is done through various tools including education, Investigation, risk assessment, and audits.

Since not many people understand the functions of officers in this line of work, their roles are often misunderstood. In most cases, their positions are associated with making rules, which are accompanied by punitive consequences, when not followed. Compliance officers ensure that employees do not engage in activities that could attract the attention of enforcement agencies.

Career Opportunity

The continuous adoption of more legal frameworks or laws, which concern enterprises, is expected to have a snowball effect on the demand for compliance officers by corporate entities. Consequently, this field has been regarded by various parties such as Cathy Mackenzie, the general counsel and vice president of Inland View Casino Resort, as a suitable career opportunity for growth.

Helane Morrison

Helane Morrison serves in different capacities such as the Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Director as well as the General Counsel of Hall Capital Partners LLC. She has served in various law firms such as the Howard, Rice, Canady, Nemerovski, Falk, and Rabkin. During her time in this firm, Morrison specialized in SEC matters, defense of private securities actions, as well as business litigation. Further, she also served under the US Securities and Exchange Commission office based in San Francisco since 1999 to 2007.

As the head of the SEC office in San Francisco, she represented Securities and Exchange Commission in financial, business, news media, government agencies, legal communities. Regarding academics, Morrison possesses a J.D from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a Journalism degree from Northwestern University. She is also a member of different bodies including the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation.

Avi Weisfogel Is Working To Bring Access To Dental Care Throughout The World

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Avi Weisfogel is a very well known dentist in the Old Bridge, New Jersey area. He has a very successful dental business, called Old Bridge Dental Care. He has provided excellent dental care to people in the Old Bridge, New Jersey area. However, he has now broadened his horizons. Rather than simply providing dental care to people in the Old Bridge, New Jersey area, he has plans to help those in third world countries as well. He has recently set up a fundraising campaign for Operation Smile. Operation Smile brings dentists to areas of the world that lack access to dental care.

The dental practice that Avi Weisfogel operates is a dental practice that focuses on sleep. Originally, he had a general dentistry office. However, he transitioned into working on dentistry related to sleep. This transition was difficult to make. However, he was ultimately able to run a successful dentistry practice that works with sleep related concerns. Now, this practice successfully fits 250-300 dental appliances for sleep concerns each month! His practice has been very profitable, and it has assisted many people in dealing with their sleep concerns. As time goes on, we can expect that his practice will continue to grow and expand.

Operation Smile helps children that have dental related issues, such as cleft palate. However, the services are also available to young adults, in areas that lack access to dental care. There also are quite a few professionals that are part of Operation Smile. In fact, there are thousands of dental professionals working for them. Additionally, they have done work in more than 80 countries. The organization also has been around for quite some time. Operation Smile has been around since the early 1980s, and they have done more than 200,000 operations during this time period. In addition to having their own professionals, Operation Smile collaborates with the healthcare facilities that are already in the region. Avi Weisfogel is attempting to bring 2000 dollars to this organization, through his fundraising campaign. The fundraising is taking place through a very well known website for fundraising, called Go Fund Me.

Attorneys Seek To Assist In SEC Whistleblower Program

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The Labaton Sucharow legal practice has recently been looking to develop its range of assistance and advice available to those seeking to take part in the SEC whistleblower program; in a bid to develop the program at the legal practice Jordan A. Thomas, an author of the successful Dodd-Frank Act has been brought into head the newly developed SEC whistleblower program at the practice. Alongside Jordan A. Thomas a group of experienced financial experts, including forensic lawyers and accountants have been assembled to make sure any individual or group with concerns over the U.S. financial industry.

There are a number of benefits that can be obtained from contacting this group of specialized attorneys and financial experts who have the skills and experience to make sure every protection provided by the Dodd-Frank Act is available to any whistleblower. The program at Labaton Sucharow has been developed in a bid to ensure every person entering the SEC whistleblower program enjoys the employment protection that is afforded by the SEC to those who bring forward their concerns to the financial regulatory body.

The benefits for those in the financial industry with concerns about the actions of a company or individual also need to know what form of financial reward they can expect for the information they provide. Under the Dodd-Frank Act created by Jordan A. Thomas in 2010 a whistleblower has the chance to enjoy a financial reward if the information they provide leads to fines or penalties levied to above $1 million; in a bid to make sure the individual has a reason to provide information on financial issues in the industry a monetary reward of between 10 and 30 percent of penalties above $1 million. An experienced legal team, such as the SEC whistleblower lawyers at Labaton Sucharow has the skills to fight for the highest possible financial reward for any whistleblower.

The initial step any potential whistleblower should look to undertake is to contact the experts at Labaton Sucharow to discuss their concerns with an experienced legal specialist who can evaluate their case and provide an evaluation of what can be expected in the future.

Talk Fusion’s Explosive Expansion In The World Of Business Continues

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If there are two paramount things in business that cannot be done away with, they are communication and customers. Without these two things there quite literally is no business to be had. Talk Fusion is looking to bring an evolution to both communications and the way businesses function at a core level.

In a recent You Tube video from Bob Reina, Talk Fusion’s CEO, he discusses the newest things happening with the company and the recent launch of products and services. How often have you opted to read the newspaper over watching a newscast with the exact same information? Chances are, never. With this technology being able to deliver video embedded right into your emails, the choice is even more simple now. Whether you’re company is home based or a huge conglomerate, you get the best service in the business. It functions on any mobile device as well as desk and laptops, so no worries there. It’s also available in over 20 languages, with more than 1,000 templates ready made for you.

The man at the foundation of the company is Bob Reina. He’s an ex policeman who had a strong enough background in marketing to know this idea was huge. When he presented the concept to America Online, (AOL) it was dismissed as ‘not possible.’ Reina wanted to embed a 5-10 second video to some friend’s emails to see how it might work. After his rejection, he was even more determined to make it happen without the help of AOL. Being a graduate from Florida State University, he was no slouch in the smarts department. But, to make this happen he’d enlist the help of his far tech-superior and close friend.

Together they made a working model that could embed far more than 5-10 seconds. These things were capable of holding 5-10 minutes of video information. This was great news for Reina and his partner. The way that we use emailing is changed now. If trends show to be true, this will be the default way we email soon enough. Thanks to Bob Reina and his friend.

To discover more, watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/3yZRtZ3IqrU