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Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg are the Co-CEO of TechStyle, the company doing things the uncommon way.

The path of these serial entrepreneurs crossed when they sold their companies to Intermix Media. Don Ressler is one of the pioneers of the e-commerce space; he sold his firm to Intermix Media in 1997. At almost the same age of 17, Adam Goldberg was selling his company Gamer’s Alliance to the same Intermix Media. Before starting TechStyle, the two highly motivated serial entrepreneurs founded Intelligent Beauty, which went on to inspire the now blossoming TechStyle.

Don Ressler is an established entrepreneur on the web with start-ups that have not only been profitable, but have also become major hits amongst the global online population. He started out with the healthy living website, He later co-founded the online performance advertising firm, Alena Media, alongside Adam Goldenberg, the COO of Intermix Media.

The successful platform was eventually purchased by News Corp in 2005, after which the two started Brand Ideas (now known as Intelligent Beauty), a firm focused on building other people’s brands. Under Intelligent Beauty, Ressler was able to successfully launch the weight loss program, Sensa, alongside the one-stop online shop for all things skincare, Dermstore. The third company Intelligent Beauty aided with its brand-building expertise was JustFab, a fashion retailer that runs via customer subscription, which has turned out to be one of Ressler’s greatest successes thus far.

TechStyle Fashion Group is not like other companies. The company has a creative and innovative edge with membership-based clothing, beauty and accessory companies under it. The first company under TechStyle was JustFab. JustFab is a clothing company that enables its members to get athletic clothing and accessories personalized for each member every month. It was JustFab that eventually became TechStyle reflecting the way the co-founders tend to blend technology and fashion. Its headquarters typically depicts the Silicon Valley style with modern, colorful and playful workspaces.

However, the company is not just committed to seamlessly combine fashion and technology they show a consistent commitment to social responsibility as well. As much as the company cares about its members (with clothing that make people feel happy about themselves and their looks), it shows almost equal care for improving lives in the community. The company has hosted some charity projects and events, and have been involved in community gardens and other projects that improve lives. The Cinderella Project is an example of an event that they hosted for a charity group. The group donates accessories and gowns to students who want to attend prom but are handicapped because of finances.

Adam Goldberg as Co-CEO specializes in data, margins, internal systems, and marketing for the company while the other Co-CEO Don Ressler specializes in grooming the company’s talents, the vision, and the customer experience. Their roles are pivotal as TechStyle claims more ground in the future.

The creative industry of fashion has a lot of room for new ways of designing clothes. It also explores some different business models to profit from. The reason that Don Ressler’s TechStyle company has been such a hit with people is because of all of the creativity that has gone into bringing the company to life. While the products are more than worth bragging about, the bigger selling feature is the method of marketing and selling. One of the ways that it reaches out to customers is by having them sign up and pay for membership while it collects all of the information it needs to give the customer the type of items they want.

The marketing is probably one of the best aspects of the company. The way they approach marketing does not involve leaving it in the hands of the ad agency. As a matter of fact, they take the time to do all of the marketing on their own so that they can personally reach out to the customers and connect with them. They take on many different platforms for marketing. There is the television commercial marketing. They also upload videos to Linkedin and other social media platforms.

The best way to market a company these days is by actually connecting with the audience. One thing a fashion designer and business owner like Don Ressler can do is get involved in discussions on topics related to the industry that they are getting involved in. For instance, Don Ressler can talk about the different aspects of fashion. He can share his insights on style with others who have taken an interest in style. For one thing, people are going to be asking a lot of questions about what they should wear.

Given that Don Ressler and his company TechStyle believe in freedom of fashion, he is going to encourage people of all sizes and shapes to dress in the way they want. The only thing he encourages is that they wear something that will help them feel confident and valuable so that they will be able to take on their lives in a much better fashion.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who are co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media were arrested from their homes in October, 2007 in the night and they were jailed by the then Maricopa County Sheriff.

It was later held that both journalists were wrongfully arrested. They were both compensated with a total of $3.75 million which they gladly donated to fund the activities of human and migrant rights organizations in Arizona. Both of them are being celebrated for the singular act of selfless contribution to humanity.

There are so many organizations that fight against abuse of migrant rights in the United States that you can join either join or support. These organizations are doing a great job and they need volunteers and donations to fund their activities.

If you do not have the time to become a volunteer, you can contribute your quota by giving voluntary donations.

What goes around comes around. You never can tell whose right will be abused next. It could be yours or that of someone very close to you. One of such organizations is Border Angels. This organization offers free immigration consultations and services in both English and Spanish. It was founded by Enrique Morones. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Border Angels distinguishes itself among other human right organizations by offering additional services like prevention of avoidable deaths and reduction of harm through day laborer outreach, border rescue stations and desert water drops.

This organization also raises awareness of issues bordering on immigrations, border issues and undocumented migrants.

In 1986, there was a trip to the Canyons in North County , where Enrique saw children, women and families living in a disturbing manner in even a more disturbing environment. This was the spark that started the voluntary works and it snowballed into the establishment of Border Angels.

The organization is headquartered in San Diego, California. With tremendous donations and volunteers from well-meaning Americans, the organization has been living up to its motto of “Saving people’s lives and making a difference”. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

Over the years, Border Angels have been able to reduce the number of deaths along Californian border by providing well maintained water stations in the desert and in several other ways. This became necessary since 1994 when the implementation of Operation Gatekeeper began. It led to increase in military presence in the United States/Mexico border.

Many years of hardship push thousands of people from Latin America and Mexico to risk their lives coming into the United States through the border without any form of documentation in search of a better life.

A lot of these immigrants see the United States as a land of opportunities. Indeed, America is a land of opportunities but America is not as receptive as it used to be.

Every year, more policies are put in place to make it difficult for immigrants to get into America. It is rather unfortunate that since the inception of operation Gatekeeper, over 10,000 people have lost their lives during the journey because it is fraught with inadequate water, inadequate food and even extreme weather condition.

This situation is what the organization is trying to change. You can also volunteer or donate to support Border Angels and to save lives. For more information visit

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Amicus Therapeutics is a global biopharmaceutical company that deals mainly with rare disorders such as Fabry disease, Lysosomal Storage Disorder, and Connective Skin Disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa. These are rare kind of illnesses found in human body. The company’s primary role is to provide the necessary digital technologies that help patients with the rare disorders to get the required treatment. Amicus therapeutic company has the required clinical programs which include mainly therapy sessions that aid in the treatment of the patients with the rare disorders. View the market summary of Amicus Therapeutics at

Amicus therapeutic is the most significant company in the industry that has the extensive portfolio that deals with this kind of rare disorders found in human body. The company has however partnered with other pharmaceuticals companies to help in growth and advancing of the company. These organizations include JCR Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, and much more. Following Amicus therapeutics growth and establishments, the company has also received several donations from different agencies to boost its operations and ensure quality treatment is administered to the patients. These organizations include Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, the Michael J fix foundation and much more.

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Amicus therapeutic company is significantly managed by Mr. Bradley l Campbell who is the company’s chairman, president and also the chief operating officer. His exceptional managerial skills and ideological skills have led the Amicus therapeutic company to its massive growth and global recognition. Moreover, he has led the company to find new and better therapies, educational research that helps the individual patients together with their families fight the rare diseases affecting the human genetics.

The Amicus Therapeutic Company moreover supports the community to promote outreaches for individuals with rare diseases to come out and get the necessary treatments. It advocates treatments for people suffering from addiction, mental illness, poverty, and homelessness. They promote and improve quality of life. Know more about Amicus Therapeutics on

Whitney Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer and founder of the dating app Bumble, weds Texas oil heir Michael Herd. The bride and groom united in marriage at Villa Tre Ville in Positano, Italy. Positano, by the Amalfi Coast, stuns with views of Mediterranean seascape, sharp cliffs, and thick forest. For an armchair sneak peek of this romantic getaway and its surrounding beauty watch the film, Under the Tuscan Sun in which Positano is distinctly featured.

Wolfe, born in Salt Lake City was transplanted to Paris when 11 years old, but went on to higher education at Southern Methodist University, majoring in International Studies. While still in college and working with Patrick Aufdenkam, together they created the nonprofit organization “Help Us Project” selling organic bamboo bags with the proceeds going to the Ocean Futures Society. Continuing to work with Aufdenkam, the two also created a line of clothing to raise funds for the fight against human trafficking.

Bumble, Wolfe’s very successful date-networking app, has grown wildly popular having over 11 millions users at the beginning of 2017 and now is reporting over 21 million users.

People use Bumble as a platform to begin friendships, make contacts, and exchanging safe connections for personal empowerment where women always makes the first contact, the company’s feminist tradition. Bumble creates additional value by providing advice on topics such as campus safety, depression, finances, alcohol and drugs along with modern dating and power networking tips.

Bumble officially opened its new headquarters in Austin, Texas this year where plans to continue growth by furthering social media expansion and creating more collaborative technologies, such as BumbleBizz, are well under way.

BumbleBizz is driven towards developing connections purely for the purpose of networking. A chance to connect with people on a professional level versus Bumble BFF, which is used to search for a best friend forever, a pal, a buddy. Bizz is geared toward changing the course of careers and employment. Networking has been studied and shown to be the best way to find a new job. It really is, who you know. BumbleBizz plus BumbleBFF works to dominate in all areas of connecting, from work to play.

Wolfe continues strong with her values and now adds marriage to her successful mix of business and life.

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One of the most difficult things to decide for the people these days is to where to invest their money. There are so many investment options available today that it has become highly difficult for the people to choose the right place to invest safely. The volatility of the financial market is also one of the reasons why so many people are confused about investments as they fear of losing out their hard earned money or not achieving their financial goals. Agora Financial has the answers to these investment woes as it helps the people to understand different financing options available and provide unbiased views on various investment choices.

Agora Financial provides newsletters, books, financial publications even videos to educate people about financial markets and trends. It helps the people to understand how to protect as well as invest their money safely. There are many different investment choices available, but Agora Financial lets its subscribers know where they should put their money, and where they should not. Such unbiased reporting by Agora Financial helps in long-term wealth creation and has over the years, helped hundreds and thousands of its subscribers achieve their financial goals and attain financial security they long wished for.

Agora Financial provides credible statistics and news from the world of finance, and its reports and experts are not compromised in the sense that they do not accept money from the financial organizations to put their investment tools above others. Agora Financial helps the people to understand accurately where they should be putting their money. Agora Financial is a subsidiary of Agora Inc, which was established in the year 1979 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The company is known for its unbiased reporting from the world of finance. It has over a million subscribers, a count that is rapidly increasing.

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Making considerable returns from the investments in stock markets from across the globe is not an easy task. It is risky and needs a lot of strategic planning to make significant returns out of it. However, it is also important to note that stock markets have a lot of potential as an investment tool and people continue to make big money out of it.

Igor Cornelsen, who has served in the banking industry of Brazil for long is now a stock market and investment consultant. He is hopeful about the stock market investments in Brazil as it is a fast-growing economy and has a lot of potential.

Even as the country witnessed some hustle in the last few years under the previous government of Dilma Rousseff, it has now stabilized, and the political, as well as financial situation in the country, is getting better. Read more: Igor Cornelsen gives you the basics on Brazilian banking

According to iCrowdNewsWire, Igor has some advice for the investors who are considering adding Brazilian stocks to their portfolio. Igor says that it is essential for the people to know that the Brazilian economy is highly reliant on its banks, and the moves made by the bank must be followed to understand which way the market would move.

He says that the investors must acquaint themselves with the banking basics of Brazil to make smart investments that help them get considerable returns in the future. Igor currently stays in the United States in South Carolina and heads a firm by the name of Bainbridge Inc, which provides investment and financial consultancy, primarily focusing on damaged stocks investment.

Igor Cornelsen also added to his advisory about investment in Brazil that the investors should strictly follow what the trading partners of Brazil are doing and how their economies are faring.

China is highly relevant in this context as it is the most significant trading partner of Brazil, and its growth would automatically trickle down on Brazil as well.

Igor says that once the currency of Brazil can get out of its overvalued mode and attain its real value, the world market would become a level playing field for the exporters and manufacturers in Brazil.

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The Game of Thrones has not just been an entertaining film to watch but also a big lesson when it comes to cyber security. As its seven season draws to an end, the last showdown between the dead and the living also draws closer. As you keenly watch Jon Snow together with his allies as they prepare their forces for the coming war, it is clear that there is similarities that exist between the nights watch defenses and cyber security teams when it comes to the real world. Night’s Watch comprises of a family of unsung heroes who have sworn to safeguard the Seven Kingdoms safe from the northern border of Westeros. It is particularly their duty to defend the Wall against the invading forces of wildings, white walkers and wights. This can be compared to the responsibilities of the cyber security teams of today when it comes to keeping the corporate data safe from cruel cyber attackers.

The Night’s Watch has taught people a lot about being aware of zombie accounts. For one, it has shown that once an employee has left your organization, their digital account can still be a threat to security. According to research, more than half of ex-employees have zombie accounts. These accounts can be therefore used to access corporate data and apps. Cyber security teams should therefore ensure there are no active accounts of ex-employees in order to mitigate this increasing risk. The Game of Thrones has also taught us to take potential threats seriously. It is important for the leadership of any organization to make the appropriate investments so as to fight the increasing security immediately.

OneLogin is a company that is focused on offering the highest transparency level. The company understands that transparency is an important element when it comes to creating trust between a company and its customers. OneLogin manages access of web applications of more than 2000 companies in over 44 countries. The companies range from small businesses to large enterprises. OneLogin was founded by Thomas and Christian Pedersen who are also behind the success of Zendesk, the best on-demand help desk application in the world.

There are two categories of people in the world; the first one is of those who perceive life as a beautiful bed of roses that’s worth spending every moment on while the second category is of those who take life as a bad and long stormy night full of tosses and turns. One of the main reasons why people in the second category perceive life that way is depression. The problem has always been subject to scrutiny and a whole lot of misconceptions. Whenever there is mention, the society tends to think that it’s a problem which exists in fiction only, but the truth is that it’s real and millions of people across the world struggle it. According to a recent report by ADAA, 6.7 % of the total population in the US is of people who go through depression. However, it’s not that obvious to everyone as some people tend to create and hide behind masks of happy people. Therefore, it is a disease and not a disability which means if people change their attitude towards it; it’s possible for people with depression to get well. Another condition which is commonly misunderstood is borderline personality disorder. Victims of the disease tend to inflict pain on themselves to deal with emotional pain. They also think that everyone wants to hurt them. It commonly comes as a result of past traumatic experiences. Instead of judging them, the best way to help them cope is to accept that it is a sickness and offer them support during therapies. There are many platforms which provide support for people with depression, BPD and other mental conditions such as Talk Space.

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When it comes to mental and emotional therapies, most people preferred traditional methods over online platforms until Talk space came. It is a virtual messaging app which links individuals to certified therapists. It comes in handy especially for people going through tough times in their marriages or general life but are afraid to seek help because they want privacy. Through Talk Space, such people can let it all out at the touch of a button without feeling restrained, and the therapists are always available to respond to their texts. Users are asked a few personal questions and are invited to fill a form which is then used to link them with therapists who suits them best. Hence they can get help from wherever they are through texts, video and voice calls at very affordable rates.

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of the Chairman and CEO of Osi Group LLC. He has an academic background in Accounting. Sheldon began his career in the banking industry and later his own financial consulting firm. He had a shift in the industry to the meat industry in 1970 during the financing of Otto and Sons as he was part of the assisting in organizing the deal. He also serves in other and is the President of Osi International foods Limited; he is the trustee of Rush university medical center. Lavin also serves as the director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Osi Group is a global supplier of custom value-added food to leading food service and retail brands. It’s a privately held company which offer premier services and products. The company develops custom-made food products from sourcing to distribution. The group has its presence in 17 countries with 65 facilities and over 200,000 employees. The firm offers foods including meat, vegetables, fruits and proteins which include beef meat, poultry, seafood, pizza and baked goods. The company staff ensures the products are made uniquely and precise to the specifications. The company has different products made from beef including burgers, meatballs, steak and metal loafs. Pork is also used to make various products including sausage patties, roasted port, and ribbies. Poultry is used to make strips, nuggets, patties and turkey products. Apart from meat products they also make vegetables such as lettuce, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, corn, and fruits.

The company strives to ensure the sustainable relationship with the community around them ensuring social, economic, and environmental positive impact. Under the stewardship of Lavin, Osi group has several awards including health management, safety and risk and environmental management awards. The British Safety Council gave the company the 2016 Globe of honor due to its risk management policies. In 2016 Sheldon was given a global visionary award. The global visionary awards those who persistently achieve their dreams something which Lavin has done. For more info about us: click here.

Through the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the company has acquired international acquisitions, enhanced growth, and increasing revenues. Lavin who manages the day to day organization operations has made the company move to a higher height, and in 2016 it was worth 6billion dollars.Lavin has managed to build one of the most influential brands in the meat industry providing consistently good and healthy food products.