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Laurenne Powell Jobs Advocates for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurs

March 10, 2015 - Author: steph

At a talk she gave at Stanford University, Laurene Powell recently discussed the benefits of getting involved in start-ups that focus on doing social good, rather than on making profit as the core motivation. While she said that this often comes at a price to one’s income, this opportunity cost is superseded by the sense of satisfaction one gets from helping others.

Asked about the possibility of financial support, Powell recommended that wages be supplemented by private venture funds that are interested in ramping up their social responsibility by setting aside a small portion of their income for this purpose. Investors, in general, are increasingly becoming more interested in values-related investing, meaning that their criteria for social responsibility is becoming more stringent. This development is expected to have a positive impact on corporate behavior over the long term.

Powell also mentioned her post-graduate experience working at Goldman Sachs, which was somewhat difficult for a woman at the time given that it was largely a male dominated environment. Gender equality was another topic, addressed as a particularly big challenge in the tech world where women are typically paid less and have more difficulty getting hired. For Powell Jobs, this was less of a problem given her strong education and a family with three brothers. Ultimately, the allocation of capital for the absolving of such social problems will have a positive impact on the world.

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Chick-Fil-A In New York City?

- Author: steph

Chick-Fil-A fans in New York City are finally going to get their wish this year, as the chain promises to open up there late this summer or early this fall. The restaurant had mentioned opening up there last year but that had fallen through, so hopefully, for New York City residents, this time it is for real. The residents deserve to have access to this tasty restaurant, and the chain better follow through with what they say this time and actually open up in the city. Chick-Fil-A fans like Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG ( to have the restaurant around, and the place is sure to be popular in such a busy city.
I wonder why they didn’t open up sooner, why last year’s promise of opening a restaurant fell through? There have to be many fans of Chick-Fil-A in New York City eagerly waiting for the restaurant to open up so that they can finally purchase their favorites whenever they feel the urge to do so. Here’s to hoping that their wish is finally granted this year.

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Vertical Farms Could Be Our Future

March 4, 2015 - Author: steph

The gardens of the future might be vertical. A new initiative called Vertical Harvest has a created a multiple story greenhouse on the side of a parking garage. The vertical solution can grow an astounding 44,000 pounds of tomatoes without taking up a huge amount of space.

As the earth’s population increases, we have to look for new solutions to how we will get out food, and more important how we will grow it. By using vertical space rather than horizontal, the gardens are able to grow substantially more food in a much smaller footprint. The 30-foot by 150-foot greenhouse produces the same amount of food as 23 acres of a traditional farm. Even better, it does it with 99% less water use and no pesticides.

The Vertical Harvest project has put plants on a carousel, Imaging advantage said a move that ensures that all of the plants are able to receive the same amount of natural light. The setup also gives workers easy access to the plants when they need to harvest food.

The green house is expected to officially open in Jackson Wyoming later this year.

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The Real Cindy Crawford

March 3, 2015 - Author: steph

John Russo, the photographer of the natural image that circulated the Web last week of Cindy Crawford featuring wrinkles anyone would expect a 49-year-old mother of two to have on her body, now claims that the photo doesn’t represent Crawford’s true form. Rande Gerber, Crawford’s husband, has also posted a poolside photo of the supermodel on Instagram showing her with a slim body and perfect tummy.

Which is the real Cindy Crawford?

A search for undoctored images of Crawford’s body reveals one undoctored photo of Crawford at the beach with tummy wrinkles that look very much like the ones in the now supposedly Photoshopped image said Forefront Capital. A lot of people have claimed that last week’s image looks fake because of the sun damage on Crawford’s legs. Yet, many of the doctored photos online do show that same pattern of sun damage although lighter. This revelation makes it seem like the image last week was real but darkened to emphasize Crawford’s imperfections.

As for Gerber’s supposedly candid shot: It has obviously been doctored. It doesn’t show any sun damage that already appears in other photos. It’s apparent Gerber has smoothed out Crawford’s skin in his supposedly candid poolside Valentine’s Day photo. It’s well known that anyone can ask Google to remove their images from search results. It appears that Crawford’s people have removed any images that show her as anything other than a perfect bodied supermodel.

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March 2, 2015 - Author: steph

Beneful is looking for new representation these days. For the past few years it’s been handled by Fallon. Make no mistake, Fallon has been doing a good job; however, Beneful is looking to take their company in a new direction.

This is not the first time it’s happened with Fallon. Fallon did handle Purina for a while. After a while, the company moved to corporate sibling Leo Burnett. Why? It’s the same story as with Beneful. The company was looking to expand and move forward. Fallon also handled Purina One. They went to someone new too.

Beneful is the last in this long line. Finally, they are getting a makeover, the makeover they have been wanting. Who is going to take over? It all depends. It’s down to a few finalists. When asked for comment, the finalist and the company itself refused to comment.

According to inside sources, this is only natural. It’s normal for things to happen behind closed doors right now. Even when Beneful finds new representation, it’s not going to be announced right away. The announcement will come slowly in the media rooms and then right out to the public.

Why is Beneful changing representation? Any number of reasons, really. There is usually no direct reason, unless the company has some sort of issue with a firm. In this case, those issues are not relevant.

It’s normal for companies like Beneful to look to someone new after a while. It just comes with the territory. There is only so far a company can take you before you need to cut the ties. It’s business, plain and simple. Beneful needs someone who can take their game to the next level. Fallon has helped out for as much as they could. Now it’s time to move on.

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Jason Halpern – Expertise and Uniqueness is a Requirement in Real Estate Development

- Author: steph

JMH Development, a real estate development company founded by Jason Halpern, is where expertise, uniqueness and professionalism are a requirement in every project and in every JMH Development member.

JMH Development is made up of a team of professionals that eat, drink and sleep real estate. They do not rest until all aspects of the real estate they develop meets and exceed the expectations of all involved in the process. Their expertise shines through from the very beginning of a project at the strategy meeting, design construction, branding and seamlessly continues with marketing.

JMH Development is a developer of both major residential and commercial properties. They have a strong philosophy of historic preservation, which is evident in their adaptive reuse projects and restoration of historic properties. There innovative approach is evident in the luxury properties they create. They have properties in highly desirable markets such as Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami Beach. Cobble Hill Townhouses in New York are a great example of historic preservation done by JMH Development along with a partner.

Another example of this is the launch is described in this article where Halpern reveals plans  of a new project in South Florida. This project is a 19-residence luxury condominium building. The units will range from one to four bedroom units, four two-story duplex condominiums and three penthouses. Their prices range in the millions. The unique amenities available make this development stand apart from the rest. All condos will be column free, giving them a unique spacious look and feel. They will also have private parking and nothing but top-notch appliances throughout, just to name a few perks. Like other JMH Development properties the South Florida project is exemplary. Founder, Jason Halpern, wouldn’t have it any other way.

People who have a passion for historic preservation and also enjoy the luxuries of living in beautiful, amenity filled townhouses and condominiums should look no further than the properties developed by JMH Development. Their professionalism and commitment to excellence from the beginning of a project to its marketing makes choosing a development company easy. The only choice is JMH Development

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