Colorful Yet Uncruel

Surprisingly many individuals are not aware that many cosmetic still use animal testing. Unfortunately this practice exists and animals continue to be put through painful (even fatal) procedures using various types of animals. There are cosmetic brands out there that are cruelty free (and vegan) that can assist in eventually putting an end to the testing of voiceless animals for cosmetics.

Perhaps there is no crueler exercise than that of animal testing. Without sedation, animals of every type go through procedures that are often horrific. Another issue is that testing on animals does not guarantee that cosmetics are safer for human use. This practice is extremely harsh and not accurate, that more companies are stopping this practice for their cosmetic manufacturing, instead opting to go cruelty-free.

To be certain a cosmetic product lacks animal ingredients and avoids animal testing, be sure the label states “vegan” or derives from a brand that is vegan. If you doubt the label ingredients, attempt to research the company or even call the company and ask questions. Thankfully there are cosmetic companies whose goal at inception was to not harm animals in any way. One of these companies is Lime Crime whose products look as they stepped directly out of the whimsical Lalaloopsy dolls playset on, however they have taken the lead on battling against testing on animals. From its start in 2008 they have made it known that they respect all animals and their goal has been to create incredible cosmetic colors, while being kind to animals.

Even though Lime Crime is totally cruelty free and vegan (lacks any ingredients deriving from animals), their colors, particularly their opaque lipsticks which are known as Unicorn Lipsticks offer brilliant colors that range from Styletto, New York City (an incredibly pretty yellow) to Babette (a soft pink). In 2010 Lime Crime founder Doe Deere made sure that these opaque colors stopped its use of beeswax, replacing it with synthetic wax. Also its Velvetines lipstick collection also replaced its method for petrolatum use, switching to a process that implemented an active charcoal method for filtration that is vegan and cruelty safe (some companies use filtration done through the use of animal bone char). However now the company has omitted Petrolatum as an ingredient but it has not altered the products as the Velvetines are similar to a gloss but provides a good matte lipstick.

Like Lime Crime, many cosmetic companies continue to urge other brands to stop its animal testing and they refuse to stop their battle. When you buy cruelty free/vegan you can feel good knowing that your lipstick or eye shadow did not hurt a defenseless animal and you are doing your part to ensure this.

Sell Your House With The 990 Company

Selling a house can take a long time even in a good market. People find that they need to go through many steps in order to be able to sell their house. The initial steps will typically include making sure that the house is as clean as possible as well as making any minor repairs that may need to be done on the house such as fixing a roof that is leaking or addressing any cracks in the foundation that may exist. A homeowner may not even be aware of all that needs to be done in order to sell the house. They may also not know local area conditions such as how fast houses are selling and how hard it is to get a mortgage to buy a property.

In that case, it often makes sense to work with a specialist in the field of real estate marketing and selling. Professionals such as those who work for the The 990 Company can make the difference between a house that sells quickly for the best possible price and one that may linger on the market for a long time. Working with an agent from the 990 sells homes program can also help the seller in many other ways such as providing them with access to area buyers who have been vetted closely in order to make sure that the buyers really can qualify for a mortgage to buy the seller’s property. A skilled real estate professional agent can also help sellers in other ways such identifying problems that may have prevented other houses from selling and helping the buyer make sure that they do not have the same issues when they put their house on the market in the future. This can also be an ideal way to help create an effective marketing plan for any house.

The seller who works with such professionals is a seller who will also benefit from knowing how to fix any problems that may exist with their house. Some sellers may not know how to transform their house into a house that is clean and right for buyers. They may also need guidance when deciding on the kind of price to begin selling the house. A house that is properly priced initially is a house that will sell faster and more quickly as well as a house that will not typically need to have multiple open houses in order for buyers to notice it. In many cases, buyers are immediately drawn to houses that are on the market and priced correctly. This can help the seller avoid the stress that can come from having a house on the market that is taking a long tine to sell.


Smartphone and tablet applications, or apps, are relatively new tools that are used multiple times a day. They can help users with anything from finding their keys in the morning to tracking their calories throughout the day. Apps aren’t just meant to help people organize their daily lives. Social media apps like Flipora are designed to help users connect, discover, and share with others.

Flipora, formerly called InfoAxe, started out as a tool that let its users find websites that they had already visited; a simple yet extremely helpful idea. Now, at first glance, this rebranded company looks similar to StumbleUpon, a website and mobile app that provides personalized web surfing based off its users interests, however there are differences that set these social media tools. Instead of ‘stumbling’ surfers ‘flip’ through web pages. More importantly Flipora is essentially a part of the user’s browser, allowing it to see the user’s surfing habits and use the data that it has gathered to make accurate suggestions of what user would like to view next. The company has switched from reminding users of where they have been to telling users where they should go next. Flipora is able to do this because it has shifted from keeping the users’ information specifically for each individual user to gathering all its users’ surfing information to make suggestions based off of similar searches. This is similar to the ‘other shoppers who purchased this item also purchased item’ sections you find on retail websites after you put something in your cart.

Flipora’s recent move into the mobile app market has been proven to rival big names like Facebook and Twitter, according to a Forbes article from January of this year. Forbes noted that Flipora’s ability to make the aforementioned suggestions on what users should check out next with no help from the users themselves is something that most social media sites can’t do. Big name social media sites often ask for feedback from users to see if they were correct about their suggestions. Also their suggestions are less accurate because companies pay for the privilege of being suggested more frequently. Instead Flipora is basing their suggestions off of collected data from users’ peers. Flipora is a relatively new social media app that is proving to be completion for longer running, more established social media sites and apps.

Why I Like Handy Home Cleaning Services

I am a stay-at-home, but I am also a work-at-home mom. This means that I need help when it comes to cleaning the home. Yes, I have a husband, but that doesn’t always mean that he is going to help me clean. My husband works full-time, and this means that rather than arguing, it’s helpful to be able to rely on a home cleaning service. This is where using a site like Handy comes in.

If you are a mom too, consider that my day runs like this. I get up at 5 AM in hopes to get work done for clients by the time my daughter when she wakes up at 8 AM. Once she awakens, it’s time for me to put her into the highchair and start making her breakfast. This usually takes about an hour, because she is nearly 18 months and the self-feeding journey is still in process. The messes ensue, and then I have to clean up. (Trust me, there is always more on the floor than in her belly!)

Once I clean up, it’s time for her to watch a few cartoons while I clean up the mess on the floor and clean her highchair. Then it’s time to go for a stroll, and most likely we end up at the park. By noon or 1 PM we return and then it’s time for lunch. Hopefully a nap is to follow, but it all depends on what kind of mood she’s in for the day. If she does take a nap, then I get to work for a few hours, but if not we play. Then, it’s time to pick up daddy from work. Once we are home, I make dinner. So, when does the cleaning get done?

Enter Handy, Home Cleaning Services. This is the beauty of a website where I can book a service like cleaning my house. I have so little time for myself let alone to clean. Most of the time I’m playing with my little one to keep her entertained, or I am doing my work. Working from home with a little one is challenging but not impossible. Handy, Home Cleaning Services makes it easy to book a provider for cleaning your home at the click of a button, and it’s easy to find someone to help you at an affordable rate.

I like that I don’t have to sit and call maid services, and I also don’t have to leave cash lying around when I am not home. I want things done on my terms, and if someone isn’t comfortable with that then they won’t be cleaning my home. I am forever grateful for a service like Handybook that helps me get what I need without me manning the house when I have so little time. My priority is caring for my daughter, and I’m sure it is for you too.

If you are a full-time mom or a single parent, look to Handybook.

Challenges faced by businesswomen and How to Overcome Them

Never in history have there been so many women in business. This can be attributed to many factors including women getting more education, creative and political space and women empowerment going on all over the world. This can be attributed to more favorable policies instituted by governments and businesses but mostly due to the hard work women have put in to ensure their place in the business world.

However, despite the many strides that women have made in business, they still face challenges that are unique to them mostly due to their gender. One of the most prevalent problems faced by businesswomen is gender discrimination and stereotyping. Most of the top positions in businesses are held by men. Gender discrimination is therefore to be expected especially by chauvinistic and among the older generation in business.

Ironically, women can be their own worst enemies in business too. Some of the women in top position discriminate against their subordinates. This reduces the chances of more women entering, succeeding and reaching the top echelon in the business world.

When it comes to discrimination, there is not much one can do about it. The best revenge however is to do one’s best and succeeding in one’s undertaking. Ultimately, one will prove their worth and earn respect even though grudgingly given. Legal action is also an option in case it becomes a major workplace problem.

Balancing personal, family and career time is tricky for businesspeople in general and more so for women. This can result in one or more of these aforementioned areas suffering. Women typically have to do more than a man for the same recognition yet at the same time take care of their families as they are the backbone of their families.

It is important for an ambitious woman to ensure that they have a supportive spouse and family. This will enable the woman to pursue her career knowing her family is fully behind her. It is also important to strike a balance between the different spheres of life. A businesswoman should clearly schedule their time to the different responsibilities she has to handle.

Women sometimes lack equal opportunities in certain industries. This can be due to lack of positions of all levels or hitting a glass ceiling after a certain level. To deal with this, women should invest in education and skills acquisition. We are living in a time where the economy is knowledge and skill-based thus investing in education will provide women with the skills they need to succeed in businesses and the workplace.

The best advice on how businesswomen should deal with the glass ceiling is from Susan McGalla. She advises women to concentrate on their work ethic and not interrupt when their work is speaking for itself, as it tends to reinforce stereotypes.

Susan McGalla on is a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and executive consultant. She founded P3 Executive Consulting. She believes women should view themselves and demand to be treated as professional and not based on their gender.

Ashley Madison Hack Leaves Status Labs Booming with Business

The internet is a digital world ruled by information. In order to accomplish anything of note on the internet you have to put yourself at some sort of risk by sharing your personal details. Whether you are signed up to a website or merely trying to make a purchase on the internet, your details will be out there. For the most part, websites work their hardest to keep your details secure. However, when a company fails to protect the information of their customers then a gigantic amount of fall out will occur. For users of the adultery based hook up website Ashley Madison, the outcome has been staggering.

Ashley Madison is a website that helps hook up married individuals so that they can have an affair. Though the website itself is reviled for its questionable moral content, the customers privacy should still be respected. However, this was not the case when a group hacked the customer’s database and released their private information for the world to see. With the Ashley Madison hack gaining rapid public exposure, those affected are quickly making a run to try and protect themselves. As you know, once something is on the internet it is likely there forever. So victims of the Ashley Madison hack know that their reputation is on the line and they have thus turned to the company Status Labs.

Status Labs is an online reputation management group that focuses on helping customers manage their web presence. Known as “fixers”, Status Labs utilizes social media, SEO article production, and public relations consultants in order to help their clients fix their brand. CEO Darius Fisher knows that people are reveling in the hack due to the controversial nature of the victims but he took a strong stance against the spectators. Fisher told reporters, “As our personal privacy continues to deteriorate, it’s only a matter of time before we’re all victims.”

In order to make a strong stance against the hackers we have seen Fisher and the rest of Status Labs offer up their services for free to the victims of the hack. Status Labs is offering free “crisis communications” to victims of the Ashley Madison hack.

New Colors To Shake Things Up

One of the most enticing things about exploring the modern world of cosmetics is the colors. Great makeup brands usually have a lot to boast about, from color palettes with vivid pinks, brown, blushes and reds for cheeks and overall skin tone, to color collections geared especially to the eyes.

Though many of the big brands today are realizing it’s not enough to just put out a line of pinks, reds, and neutrals and think they’re serving their customers adequately, the truth is that there is a seeming air of complacency in what’s being offered these days. Most of the big brands link their colors to personal skin tone, as in suggesting that fair skinned women can wear a choice of this and that, and darker toned women can go for a few different darker choices. What’s been missing is a feeling that somewhere out there is a cosmetics brand that is really willing to shake it up, and offer colors that dare to be really out there. That is, until Lime Crime hit the modern cosmetics scene.

Lime Crime on ilovelimecrime is the brainchild of a rock and roll Russian emigre named Doe Deere, who got the idea of mixing up her own line of makeup with quality ingredients she discovered on her own. With her outsider eye on the US cosmetics scene, she is bringing freshness to the sometimes staid world of makeup, with its ho hum selection of foundations and powders.

A quick look at the Lime Crime makeup line shows a view of color that’s truly a knockout. This brand isn’t about staying neutral and staying in the shadows. As Deere has commented, this is a brand that’s really about making a statement. that statement seems to be, in essence, “Look at me, I’m beautiful.” And yes, look we do.

The Lime Crime color palette, shown to such great effect in the brand’s wow! line of lip colors, is one that has verve to spare. It’s not just the colors, however, it’s the way the colors go on that’s also a big part of the impact. The hot pink and almost neon white pinks of these lipstick goes on big, matte and bold. The effect is just this side of stunning, and eminently kissable. With colors that range from deep purples to mushroomy brown grey neutrals to hotter than hot pink, there’s something here to jazz up just about any pout.

The Lime Crime brand seems to be saying, “it doesn’t matter your skin color or age. Just be beautiful, be glam or go home.” Now that’s a statement we really like hearing.

Economists Worry About The Situation In Singapore

Singapore has remained a nation with a very strong reputation in the global market. The economy of Singapore has repeatedly been noted for being quite strong and growing. The country, itself, has aggressively sought to attract foreign investment. These foreign investments are, of course, coupled with promises of earning huge returns thanks to the relocation to Singapore. Now, economists are starting to place the proverbial wet blanket on the bright images of Singapore’s fantastic economy. Economists are presenting very dim outlooks on growth projections.

Specifically, per MarketWatch, the Monetary Authority of Singapore has revised some of its outlooks and is suggesting the previously aggressive growth of the Singapore economy is actually going to slow. This is not to suggest that the nation is automatically going to go into a recession. Facts and figures do not support such an assessment at this time. Still, the notion that Singapore’s growth is declining should ring alarm bells in the eyes of people looking to put money into foreign investments. Apparently, no country is free of the collapse of the Chinese economy.

In terms of actual figures, the belief is Singapore’s economy is going to grow at about 2.2%. Previously, the growth figures were pegged at around 2.7%. The .5% decline might not seem like much, but we are talking about the economy of a nation that is measured in billions. Also, unless the downward trend is reversed, the country could go into a recession. Even if this is not the case, foreign and domestic investment could start to slow. Why would anyone want to put money into a nation in which the economy is flattening out? Where are the customers going to come from?

Not every business is going to falter in a nation with a weakening economy. Anyone wondering about how to understand how the decline of Singapore’s economy could affect his or her own holdings should stay on top of what economists are saying.

Christian Broda has written for and served in editorial capacities for many well-respected economic journals. Following his insights into domestic and global economic matters could provide much food for thought about how markets and economies grow or contract. Broda also does public speaking engagements and attending one of them could prove informative even if the topic is not directly related to the situation in Singapore.

As for Singapore, no one knows how the current economic situation is going to end. Hopefully, a rebound will occur but that does not seem eminent given the current economic landscape.

The App: Technology Simplified

Millions of people daily and nightly are accessing 1000’s of various
Applications (Apps) to make their online process more effective. Some of
these app are revolutionary in the field and we just can’t imagine life
before them. Others merely serve their purpose. Even so, the advent of the
Personal App has changed the way that we interact with the web of information
out there. Quite the web it is indeed. Stop and think for a second how many
times even just today that you have checked your Facebook or watched YouTube
for quick examples.

These are the types of things that we take for granted nowadays. There are
companies however that intend to revolutionize the way we think of the App.
You may have heard of them yourself. The name is “Flipora” a relatively new
player in the Mobile App arena. That does not make them a small fish in a big pond
however. They are quickly making a name as a company that stands on their own
creativity for growth. How it work is the content found in the Flipora App is
dependent on what you like. In this way it is always tailoring itself to the
user’s interests.

The App is available for Mobile, Android, iPad, iPad Touch, Social Media and much
more than this list here. The company’s aim here is to streamline and speed up the
way that the user (us people) experience our content. Which is a goal of many
if not all of these types of businesses. Flipora seems to be doing it a bit better though.
With it being the fastest growing company of it’s kind big things are
sure to keep on coming in the future. They are off to a great start to be certain.
If this is any indicator of their future success, things look bright indeed.

One thing is for sure here. Technology and the way we use it is changing rapidly.
We are constantly being introduced to newer (and sometimes better) properties that
make the internet seem fresh and new again. Flipora is one company to keep your
eye on for new and innovative ways to use the web. We are most certainly in for
more big surprises and cutting edge technology in the form of the App.

Who knows which new applications will be the ones that we simply must have.

Buying the Right Mobile Phone

There have been a lot of advancements in communication technologies. One type of communication technology that has experienced the most advancement is the telephone. While phones could only be used for talking in the beginning, the person had a choice of what type of service he could use for his phone. Phones were not locked to a mobile carrier. Meanwhile, advancements in the technology of the phone have led to phones being locked to a service interestingly enough. In order to use a certain phone, he has to sign up for a service with the mobile carrier that it is locked under. Fortunately, many mobile services offer great deals.

The best deals are offered by FreedomPop. FreedomPop has deals that are very affordable. Some of the services are even free. There is a catch. FreedomPop is no different from other mobile carriers in that they have designated phones. Also, the selection of phones is limited. The only devices being sold under FreedomPop are The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the original iPad Mini which is refurbished. Also, any tablet that one owns is going to have to be compatible. However, as FreedomPop grows, more devices will be available for this carrier.

FreedomPop’s apps ask for the user’s phone number when he signs up for a service. This is so that the user could be contacted. The free service does have a very low limit. Many people that sign up for FreedomPop also have another mobile phone service. They could use FreedomPop as a back up whenever they are close to the limit of their cellphone service. FreedomPop offers a lot of convenience for people that use their cellphones a lot without the WiFi feature. Their premium services are available at much lower prices than other carriers. FreedomPop is not only becoming the most popular service, but it is also causing other mobile carriers to bring out more affordable services.