Monthly Archives: March 2018

Lime Crime Vegan Products And Great Colors.

Many people in the vegan community and beyond might be unaware of what the company LimeCrime is doing. For anyone who doesn’t know, they have made a line of cosmetic products that are vegan friendly. The company just launched a new line called the Venus XL Palette. This palette is one that just so happens to be the biggest one they have developed so far. We already filled you in that this product, just like all the rest are made with that strong committment to the vegan community. The palette is one that a Goddess herself would have chosen. It features eighteen shades of eye shadows with four finishes and one swipe coverage. This is a brand new stellar product that was developed to compliment the product that started it all for LimeCrime.

This one has all the colors of the rainbow. You have the reds that are rustic and the berries and pinks that are easy on the eyes and bold at the same time. Golden roses and all the bronze and neutrals that a girl could ask for. Any simple girl who uses this palette quickly becomes a Goddess who is worthy of an amazing look created from make up that is still vegan friendly. Doe Deere, the CEO and Founder of LimeCrime cosmetics has gone out of her way to make sure that the product line lives up to all of their claims and goes way beyond that. When Doe started Lime Crime she started with a dream and a hundred dollars. She knew that people wanted a make up that was bold and beautiful and colorful. She also knew that she wanted her product line to offer feel good, vegan friendly cosmetics.

With LimeCrime and Doe Deere the vegan commitment goes beyond what so many other companies offer. The company wants to make sure that everything they offer live up to their expectations and the expectations of their customers and so far, that is a system that is working great.

Quality vs. Quantity: Key to Weight Loss

In a newly published article in the New York Times by Anahad O’conor,(The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds) she discusses the importance of diet quality, not quantity! When trying to lose weight, many people are always counting calories and trying to lose weight by eating less food while forgetting to pay attention to what types of foods they need to be eating. As O’Connor mentions, what we knew about losing weight maybe wrong. “Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume. But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.”

What to Avoid
Perhaps it’s time to tell people who want to lose weight to avoid certain foods because of their lack of quality. For example, foods such as white breads, bakeries filled with sugar, highly processed foods from fastfood restaurants and deep fried foods that are too oily are what we need to avoid in order to lose weight. When these types of foods are avoided or significantly decreased, we will be able to see positive changes to our overall health. When we consume nutritious foods such as eggs, fruits and vegetables and home cooked meals with very little sugar and salt and cut out all the other junk foods, the weight will effortlessly come off.

Lose weight and gain good health
There are so many benefits to avoiding processed and unhealthy foods. So instead of counting calories, just eat healthy variety of foods and forget the calorie count. That way, you’ll lose the weight without stressing over how many calories you consumed or didn’t consume, and you’ll be healthier as well.

Early Casting for “It” Sequel Begins, Jessica Chastain Tapped

The 2017 film It was the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Based on the first half of Stephen King’s 1986 book of the same name, It is set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. The story follows the so-called “Losers Club,” who must defeat Pennywise the Dancing Clown, as well as their own personal traumas. 27 years later, the group must return to Derry when Pennywise reappears in order to vanquish the monster once and for all.

The It sequel is expected to premiere on September 6, 2019. The film, or “Chapter Two,” will cover the last half of the novel and will feature the Losers Club as adults. Production on the sequel is now in the beginning stages after the first film’s success. Gary Dauberman is slated to write the script. Bill Skarsgard is expected to reprise his star-making role as Pennywise.

Beverly Marsh is the only female member of the Losers Club. In the 2017 film, she was played by Sophia Lillis. According to various sources, Molly’s Game star Jessica Chastain may appear in the sequel as her adult counterpart. There was speculation that Chastain would make a cameo in the original film during a post-credits sequence. While that never happened, rumors of her casting have continued.

Andy Muschietti will return to direct the sequel. Chastain has collaborated with Muschietti previously. She starred in his critically acclaimed film Mama.

Despite the news, sources have emphasized that nothing is set in stone. No other stars have been attached to the project yet. Further production on the It sequel will likely begin this summer.

In the meantime, Chastain has kept herself quite busy: she’s been attached to two different projects. One is the next installment of the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix. The other is a comedy that will also feature the Shape of Water star Octavia Spencer.

Nick Vertucci Shows People How They Can Use Real Estate To Build Their Own Wealth

You might think that if you’re going to make a lot of money buying and selling commercial and residential properties, you’ll need a 4-year university degree in the field or a long path into the field to do it. But Nick Vertucci, the founder of NV Real Estate Academy has proven that’s not the case and that you could start seeing profits roll in in a fairly short period. The main obstacle is likely financing a property purchase, but Vertucci goes in-depth at the seminar on how to increase property value, lease it and sell it and hiring contractors and covering legal issues along the way. Usually once the academy’s session is over, attendees know more than they ever thought possible.

Nick Vertucci had no real estate background and didn’t even come from a business family. He came from a poorer blue collar family in southern California that had to work extra hours to feed Vertucci and his siblings, and he went through several personal struggles including losing his father at age 10 and being forced to live out of a vehicle by age 18. Vertucci appeared to have found the answer to escaping poverty when he started a computer parts sales business, and he earned enough money during this time to buy a home, and he even married and started a family. But things took a turn for the worse for Nick Vertucci when the dot-com bubble crashed and he found himself in debt and about to lose his home.

Nick Vertucci looked for a new way to solve his problems, and it came in 2001 when he found out about a new conference in town about how he could buy property and resell it. He was skeptical about it since he had no background in this area, but as he listened to the speaker, he found out that it was actually much simpler than he had thought. Before long, Vertucci found himself buying homes and turning them into rental units, and as the cash flow came in he soon saw his strangling debt disappear. He decided to start the NV Real Estate Academy in 2014 because he knew if this could change his life, it could do wonders for others. People from all over the US travel to this academy and so far the response to it has been overwhelmingly positive.

The Black Panther Movie is Worth the Hype and the Wait

On Friday February 16, 2018 the Black Panther movie hit theaters all over the nation. This highly anticipated film about a Marvel superhero turned out to be a huge success. There was much hype surrounding this release. People waited for years for it to come to theaters. Once it finally arrived, audiences knew this gem was worth the wait. This film has set Marvel up to have a really great year in 2018. Chadwick Boseman performance as the Black Panther is truly outstanding.

The film also features other famous stars such as Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett. Crowds all over the nation who came out to view the event, had their own unique ways of watching the show. Some people in New York donned African gear and people in various theaters came to this event wearing Black Panther masks and other gear. This movie was a big hit with movie goers and critics alike.

The story is about an African prince named T’Challa. After he lost his father during the events of Avengers: Civil War, he was thrust into the role of king. Since he has taken the throne he has to deal with old enemies and new threats. Without giving away too much of the plot, T’Challa overcomes various challenges and encounters situations that he never expected.

The film is a thrill ride from beginning to end. There is a lot of action, special effects and fantastic dialogue between characters. Critics such as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 96% rating and Richard Roeper gives the film 4 stars. Film reviewer Brian Truitt of USA Today called the Black Panther a spectacular superhero. Most film critics agreed that the Black Panther is one of the best superhero flicks ever made.

Keep in mind that people Tweeted about this film so much that it broken records for the most tweets for a given film. It seems as if everyone agrees that the Black Panther film is one of the best flicks of 2018. A lot of African American groups and supporters endorsed this movie. They see it a cultural expression of black people in America. The Black Panther movie was more than just another superhero movie it was a major event that quite possibly have changed the way people will see superhero movies in the future.

The Black Panther is more than Just another Standard Superhero Flick

The Black Panther might not have been one of Marvel’s most recognized heroes in the comic books. However, that is about to change after his debut on the big screen. The Black Panther was released on February 16, 2018 and box office receipts proved that it was a huge success. It literally grossed over $426 million dollars in 4 days over the President’s Day weekend. Even the movie critics at the Huffington Post said this film has taken superhero films to new heights.

What made the Black Panther movie such a great film? It was a lot of factors. First, the star performer Chadwick Boseman delivered as the story’s leading character. He was charming, witty and very believable as a struggling prince trying to find his way as king. Boseman also had a powerful supporting cast that helped to put the film over the edge.

Michael B. Jordan played the role of Killmonger his nemesis and Danai Gurira (Michone from the Walking Dead series) co-starred as Okoye, who is the leader of Wankanda’s special forces. Wakanda is T’Challas kingdom that many consider a third-world nation, but it secretly has technology and a society that is well beyond any first world country. This is a huge conflict in the movie because some members of Wakanda wants the nation to ally with other countries but T’Challa wants them to maintain their isolationists mentality.

Forest Whittaker appears in the film as Zuri and Angela Bassets lends her talent to this film as Romanda. The film is loaded with lots of great performers and it has many action-packed scenes that are mind blowing. There is lots of humor and the film moves at a steady pace that keeps a person’s attention from start to finish. The characters are interesting, and the storyline does not get repetitive, boring or predictable. Movie goers liked the scene stealers when they showed up in film since they were an added treat to the overall theatrical experience.

There is a lot going on in the film, but movie goers can keep up with everything. As a matter of fact, movie goers were able to keep up with the plot, the action and they truly loved the characters. The Black Panther film has it all and is highly recommended for anyone who wants to a superhero movie that exceeds all expectations. In the words of former movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert: “This film receives two very enthusiastic thumbs up”.

Michael Hagele Has Some Thoughts on Technology Investing

Michael Hagele works with a consortium of technology companies as an outside general counsel. He provides legal services for enterprises in various technology sectors, including biotechnology, aerospace, defense, and internet. Besides working as general counsel, he is a founder and investor of several tech companies. He has ventured into the hospitality industry as well with a few restaurants under his name. With a J.D from Berkley and a B.A from the University of Iowa, Michael worked as an in-house and outside counsel for various enterprises, dealing with matters of corporate governance, stock option plan administration, and intellectual property strategy, among others. Follow Michael Hagele on Twitter.

Earlier in his career, he was at Fenwick & West LLP where he handled the licensing and online commerce division of the Silicon Valley offices. This experience introduced him to different areas of technology. It also showed him the role that sole practitioners play in tech businesses, which is why he started his outside general counsel services. Artificial intelligence is one of the trends in the industry that Hagele keeps an eye on. He is currently an investor in a company that has developed a tool that uses machine learning to help nonprofits analyze their funding.

Michael Hagele believes that tenacity is a trait that every entrepreneur must possess to enjoy success. When it comes to improving productivity as a professional, Hagele recommends prioritizing the customer at all time. As a lawyer, all his efforts are about meeting the client’s best interests. On a personal level, Michael is passionate about exercise. According to him, working out helps clear the mind and rejuvenate it, which makes an individual more effective. He tries to make time for mountain or bike rides that help him tap into his creativity. This activity is usually scheduled for early afternoons as part of his break. His mornings are occupied by legal matters that relate to general or intellectual property issues. He also deals with contract drafting and reviews. Evening time is set aside for communicating with overseas investment partners to keep up with the company’s progress.

One challenge that Hagele encountered was when his restaurant partner did not want to get compensation in equity, which Michael advises should be a warning sign. Michael recommends reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.



Star Wars: The Last Jedi To Be Released With Tons of Bonus Footage Including Deleted Scenes

One thing that many people will say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi is that it was disappointing. This is far removed from the phenomenon that was released back in the late 70s and early 80s. The Last Jedi has turned out to be a mess that has shown a lot of disrespect to the characters. It was as if The Last Jedi was trying to be unexpected for the sake of being unexpected. Kinda like a dark age Shaymalan movie with all of the twists. Given that there are plenty of deleted scenes being released, it is possible that this might’ve been a good movie that has cut all of the wrong scenes out.

The Blu-ray is going to of course have tons of features that will enhance the experience. Therefore, people will not only be able to enjoy the film, but they will also be able to get some insights on the making of the film. As a matter of fact, the Blu-ray is going to have features that are similar to what DVDs used to have in the golden age. Among the features is a commentary from the director that will go into all of the things that went into making the movie.

Given that there are a lot of deleted scenes, there are probably tons of good bits that will probably make the movie better. As for the movies, the best to hope for is to get a great follow up to The Last Jedi. The next movie that is in the Star Wars franchise is called Solo. This one will feature that adventures of a Young Han Solo as he goes on with his daily life. It will also feature another famous Star Wars character named Lando Calrissian, who Han Solo has had a history with.

While The Last Jedi has had its critics, even this movie has its fans. While a lot of stuff that has been set up in The Force Awakens has taken a disappointing turn, there is still a chance that everything could be corrected in the next film.

Avaaz: Bringing Attention To Corruption, Human Rights And More Worldwide

Since 2007, Avaaz has been encouraging people to become involved in activism by making it as easy as possible. While Avaaz stages sit ins and other in-person protests, they focus on getting people to sign online petitions. The petitions are then sent to people in power, who can see that millions of global citizens are protesting an action, such as climate change or corruption.Unlike traditional advocacy groups that stand for one cause, Avaaz, tackle many different progressive causes in countries throughout the world, all at the same time.

With more than 46 million members in over 190 countries, Avaaz is powerful. When an organization delivers a petition that millions have signed, politicians’s have to pay attention.Ricken Patel is currently Avaaz’s CEO. His background includes earning a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, a stint with the International Crisis Group and he worked as a volunteer for and Res Publica are the organizational co-founders of Avaaz, along with numerous individual founders, including Patel.

The organization’s success if due partly to how easy it is for people to add their voice. In the Farsi language, Avaaz means voice and the word has a similar meaning in other European and Asian languages. Individuals can go to the Avaaz website and find a cause that they are interested in and add their name to a petition and share with their Facebook friends. Avaaz gets out as well, protesting in person, although the ability to have one’s voice heard online is ideal for the people who care about a cause, but they cannot attend a protest in person.

Companies Moving Forward With Black Panther Blu-ray

Black Panther has had a successful opening in the United States. It has not only been one of the largest openings in the box office, but has also had some of the best reviews. However, there is something else that is interesting. The companies in charge of the Blu-ray have already released box art for the upcoming Blu-ray. The Blu-ray is going to have a steelbook package. One of the factors that plays into the film’s success is the repeat viewings. There have been tons of people who have seen the movie over and over in the weekend. Many have enjoyed it on the premium screens and are looking forward to another premium screening.

There are also some people who are still trying to see the movie for the first time. After all, not everyone is going to be able to see the movies they want to see on opening weekend. Either way, many people are seeing Black Panther as a one of a kind experience that is hopefully going to make way for similar films in the future. While there have been quite a few black films released in the history of Hollywood, they have not depicted black people in the way that they were shown in Black Panther.

There is a chance that the Blu-ray is not going to make it to video before Avengers: Infinity War is released. However, there is a high likelihood of Black Panther playing in theaters at the time of Avengers release. Therefore, people are going to have a lot of opportunity to get their Black Panther fix before the showing of Avengers Infinity War.

One thing that can be said about the MCU is that it has been releasing a lot of good films lately. They have been thinking a lot about the characters and the stories they want to tell. This is one of the reasons that they are shining. Another good reason is that the MCU is in the hands of people that care about the comics.