Yeonmi Park recently released her book on Amazon titled In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom which is currently Amazon’s number one best seller on North Korean history. Yeonmi gives an account of her life growing up under the brutal North Korean regime where she goes into detail about the severe government repression and her arduous escape from the country. She was brain washed into believing North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Il could read her mind, and her family would frequently go without food. When her dad was punished for trying to provide for his family through trading on the black market, he was imprisoned and tortured while his wife and two daughters were branded as criminals and marginalized by the government and society. Yeonmi was born in Hyesan, North Korea in October of 1993 to a civil servant father who worked for the ruling Workers’ Party and a mother who was a nurse for the North Korean Army. By North Korean standard, the family was considered wealthy until Yeonmi’s father was caught trading on the black market. Yeonmi’s older sister, Eunmi, had already escaped North Korea without letting her family know. When Yeonmi’s father returned to his family, he encouraged his wife and Yeonmi to escape as well. With the help of human traffickers, 13 year old Yeonmi and her mom were smuggled into China where they eventually met up with Chinese and Korean Christian missionaries who helped them move to Mongolia. From there, South Korean diplomats helped move Yeonmi Park and her mom to Seoul where they eventually reunited with Eunmi. Growing up in North Korea and spending time on the run cost Yeonmi her childhood, but she refuses to be broken by this experience. She doesn’t want the past to represent who she is now. Today, Yeonmi is an outspoken human rights activist against the North Korean regime and has made a number of public speeches about her life in North Korea and her escape. In Order To Live shows that anybody can overcome the most difficult of situations.
Getting doxxed seems to be happening more and more often. Basically, it means that a troll finds an individual’s personal information and posts it online. Other trolls can then use that information to harass the individual on and off-line. This has led many individuals to start thinking about digital hygiene. This means that they need to think about what should and shouldn’t be posted online and do regular checkups to ensure their privacy.
Darius Fisher is the president of the company Status Labs. The purpose of his company is to help individuals to handle online crisis and improve their digital reputation. He has provided some tips for individuals who are interested in improving their digital hygiene.
The first step Darius Fisher recommends is to remove personal data from the Internet. This would include removing personal information from the Whitepages, PeopleSmart, Intelius, Pipl and other data brokers. Their databases repopulate frequently, and so this information will need to be removed on a regular basis, at least a couple of times a year. Additionally, if a website can be linked to an individual’s personal name, they want to be sure they register their domain privately. He reminds individuals that privacy isn’t free, so they should expect to pay for this service.
The next step is changing social media privacy settings. They should be set so as to ensure that private information will not be shared with unknown individuals. Fisher highly recommends that individuals not post anything on social media that they are not comfortable with other people seeing. An individual can never be sure if their friends will repost something for everyone else to see. It is important for individuals to think about the potential and long-term ramifications of the things they post. The bottom line is that if a person does not want the world to see a picture or a post, they should not put it online.
The third step in digital hygiene is to change passwords frequently. Individuals should do this for online banking accounts, social media pages, and any other page they use that requires a login and password.
The fourth thing to do is to google yourself. This is where a person goes from taking preventative steps to becoming proactive. Once a person sees what is posted online about them, they can take steps to protect their personal information.
And fifth, if a person finds that they have been doxxed or hacked, they need to remain calm. From there, they can take steps to protect themselves by changing their telephone number, changing passwords, and other things like this.
Dr. Jennifer Lee Walden was born in Austin, Texas on November 17, 1971, upon graduating from Anderson High School, she achieved her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Texas. Walden attended the University of Texas Medical Branch applied for medical school and successfully graduated as salutatorian of her class.
She began her career at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and was mentored by Dr. Sherrell Aston. Walden worked at the hospital until the end of her aesthetic surgery fellowship. After which, she worked on New York City’s Upper East Side for seven and a half years building a successful practice before returning to her hometown in 2011. This is where Walden focused her studies on cosmetic surgery, getting involved in clinical trials leading to the reintroduction of silicone breast implants. Her other studies included face-lifts, eyelid lifts and rhinoplasties; also known as nose jobs.
In addition to Dr. Jennifer Walden’s return to Austin, Texas in December 2011, she gave birth to twin boys and opened a private practice in Westlake Hills. In 2014 Walden opened up a satellite office in Marble Falls, Texas along with being listed as one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 24 Best Beauty Surgeons.
Success Through Hardship
According to Dr Jennifer Walden, there are few female doctors that specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. Out of the 8,100 more or less board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, only 851 are women. From that amount of female plastic surgeons, only 180, including Walden herself, are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
One of the reasons Walden believes plastic surgery and all surgery in general is so male-dominated, is because of having to go through at least five years of post-medical school training. Also sometimes including another year or two years of a fellowship to become a surgeon. For a woman, this means you have to delay bearing children and as well as the culture of surgery overall is a bit harsh. In the past, this field of work has not been specifically welcoming to women until recently.
Providing Passionate Care
Being a female plastic surgeon has its advantages, the majority of patients are females and Walden has been able to relate while showing empathy towards her patients’ concerns. Her perseverance through school years has payed off as Walden is able to provide a boost of self confidence to her patients by treating asymmetric or saggy parts of their bodies. Or after giving birth, many of these women have significant body changes. Walden is able to provide complete reassurance of procedures, her passionate care is very apparent and she has had many satisfied customers with five star reviews.
Jay watched as he feverishly absorbed all he could understand on his test papers. His first perception was he could never make big in the literature world although his major in college was this subject. He had to admit to his friends that he spent so much time reading about literature that he decided to write the exam meant for aspiring writers in Brazil. He had never taken this test before, never been in any of the writers seminars, never had any interest in writing a book before. But Jay had spent a lot of time reading the work of Jaime Garcia Dias that his interest in this field, as he attributed on Crunchbase, led to the proclamation that he wanted to become a writer in the future. He decided later there was nothing to stop him from getting a better look and understanding of this field. When he first met Jaime Garcia Dias at a talk show, he quickly realized how anyone could become popular. The potential in the literature field could be beyond anything anyone can imagine.
Because being in this field takes an understanding of what interests people and because many writers around the world have been responsible for building an amazing platform for future writers, there has to be intelligent life out there using creativity and new techniques as tools. This individual in Brazil is Jaime Garcia Dias. His work on literature is popular in Carioca Literature Academy, an institution he worked for more than a decade. He then went on to become a writer and has contributed to many publications, newspapers and magazines, including Jornal Do Brazil. He has written his childhood stories and many articles honoring his family members as well. Many groups were formed under his leadership and many teachers and students have been benefited from his work. He has established simple rules in writing and built a traditional style of writing as well. Word caught on across the globe and Jaime Garcia Dias is now a well-known public speaker.
Many aspiring writers have felt at home due to his advice, especially those he communicates with on Twitter. People have begun writing and choosing it as a career managing it at all hours from the convenience of their own places. Because people in Brazil love to read, being a writer has proved to be a boon for Jaime Garcia Dias. “If something shows it has an audience, it has to get the look. Publishers looking for fresh writing and creativity take notice. The whole thing is wonderfully demanding”, he says. When Jaime first started writing, for him it was largely an underestimated career. He took his writing to a new level by giving it a touch of creativity. His contribution in this field is priceless.
The 990 Company is an innovative real estate company that offers a home selling commission plan to experienced Realtors. The company asserts that “even a second grader” could sell homes with their innovative program. This fast growing network of listing specialists’ help buyers sell their homes with a commission as low as $990. The program offers massive savings and is available in every state.
Greg Hague is an American entrepreneur, lawyer, and real estate expert based in Arizona. Hague has revolutionized the real estate business by bringing non-traditional approaches to the real estate business.
Hague’s father started in the real estate business with no connections, little money, or education. Through hard work and creativity, Hague’s father developed one of the biggest real estate companies in Ohio. Because of his father’s influence, Hague began his real estate career at the age of 12. He started assisting in the janitorial department at his father’s firm. During college, Hague began his career in real estate.
After graduating from law school, Hague co-founded a real estate company with a friend. By 1980, the company had become one of the largest firms in Ohio with over 300 agents. The firm had received numerous recognitions for its innovation in real estate.
Hague lost everything due to the increasing interest rates in the 1980’s. He once had to sell his son’s coat for $6 to pay bills. It was through this experience, he learned the importance of not giving up. Hague moved to Arizona after the financial crash of the 1980’s. Here, he went door to door to sell houses.
In a short time, Hague had sailed to the top, receiving multiple industry awards.
In 1988, Hague founded a national real estate franchise and international real estate referral company. In 1998 his company, located in Arizona was praised as one of the United States top firms.
As an attorney, Hague is an expert negotiator, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and a previous Dale Carnegie instructor.
Hague writes a newspaper column of life strategies. He has lectured at numerous estate events all over the United States, acted as a real estate expert for The Wall Street Journal. Hague was voted Law Professor of the Year, named a Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney, and was nominated as a Super Lawyer in 2014. He has been published in the Real Property Journal, featured in Attorney magazine.
While many are intrigued by Bruce Levenson the businessman, I am more intrigued by Bruce Levenson the philanthropist. For close to 40 years Bruce and his wife Karen have funded several different educational programs in an effort to help disadvantaged youth.
Many of the programs they helped fund still exist today. However, there are just as many that have fallen by the wayside.
Seeing that many non profits tend to go under due to a lack of professional management, Bruce, UCG founder, and Karen decided they should step up and do something about it. They came up with The Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management.
Located at the University of Maryland, The Center has two primary goals. First and foremost is to educate and empower the non profit leaders of the future. They do this by providing students with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive as leaders of not for profit organizations.
The second goal is to ensure every student who goes through the program graduates not only well informed, but highly motivated to go out and make a difference in the world.
Students in the program will experience first hand what it means to give and help those who are truly in need. They will learn about informed giving as well as have the opportunity to participate in the Do Good Challenge which attracts thousands of students every year.
Both graduates and undergraduates can take courses in philanthropy and non-profit management. Many of the classes will feature guest lectures from prominent non profit leaders and philanthropists. There are also several courses throughout the program that focus on writing grant requests.
All proposals will be thoroughly assessed and $10,000 will be awarded to the most worthy non profits. Since the program first started in 2011 close to $40,000 in grant money has been awarded each year.
In addition, students in the program will have the opportunity to go overseas to places such as India and Israel to put their skills to the test. In 2016 the program will expand to China and students will have the option to go there as well.
Freshman coming into the program can apply to stay in a special dorm where the main focus is philanthropy and non-profit management. This 60 student living arrangement makes it easier for students to immerse themselves in the culture and learn the true meaning of being a philanthropist.
To help encourage students to become philanthropists there is currently an in resident program in the works. There are also a variety of other incentives in the works that will incentive students to be givers on the highest possible level.
I expect this program to continue to grow at a rapid pace and touch the lives of men and women from all over the world.
It can be argued that there is no better feeling than being able to come home to a clean house that was not cleaned by the owner. Hiring people to clean a home is usually pretty expensive, though. It is typically difficult to even find someone to clean a home in the first place because in the past there have not been too many places that home cleaners can get together and list their cleaning services. Thankfully, there is a smartphone application called Handy that allows its users to browse many listings in their area for home cleaners. This also helps make it cheaper for the people in need of cleaning and provides tons of more jobs for the cleaners themselves. The lack of connectivity between home cleaning professionals and have been one of the biggest obstacles in getting most homeowners ok to the idea of paying someone to clean their home when they could do it themselves.
Handy is a free app that can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, phone subscription, and a mobile device that can access app stores. Handy is very easy to use. All one has to do is enter one’s location, budget, and what they are willing to spend. One can either browse from the given list of servicers or perform a refined search of possible cleaners for one’s home.
Itunes app Handy is very popular, and arranges in excess of one million worth of cleaning appointments every week since its inception. One of the reasons explaining its popularity is the idea behind the application process: it is very lengthy, and very hard to get listed on the app for people to look at. Less than 3% of the 200,000 applicants have actually gotten in the app, which proves Handy as a very selective mobile phone application.
Another one of the things that makes Handy stick out compared to the crowd is the sheer number of cleaners that are available to be booked. Most cleaners have been difficult to find listings for, as people have had to search high and low in all sorts of places just to find a handful of cleaners. Handy aggregates all these listings in one place so people can easily compare different home cleaners. If any service providers do not adhere to the guidelines that Handy has set forth in its home cleaner codes of conduct, then the cleaner is automatically removed from the site.
James Dondero knew what he was doing many years ago when he first started up Highland Capital Management. He believed in himself and the things that he would be able to do for the company, and he has not let himself or anyone who has come to trust the company down. Instead, he has done many amazing things in his career, and many people have come to love him for that. People have come to hold a great deal of respect for him because of the way that he has handled this company since first co-founding it until now, many years later as he serves as the president of it.
James Dondero is the kind of man who is not afraid of doing something different in his career, and he is the kind of man who will do anything that he has to do in order to get things done right. Mr. Dondero on twitter cares about his career and the work that he has done in it, and he is a man that everyone should be looking up to as a hero because of that. He’s someone who has given a great example of what people should be doing when they want to have success. The way that he has worked hard through his 30 plus year career has proved that that is necessary for everyone to be doing. No one can get to good places in their career without a lot of hard work, but all of the pain that one puts into their career will be worth it to them one day when they get to places like James Dondero has gone to.
Having a good career might not be something that is easy to come by, but it is something that is always worth it. Any kind of struggles that it takes to get to a good place will be forgotten once one has gotten there. James Dondero put in a lot of hard work toward his career, but there is no way that he regrets any of that now. There is no way that he regrets the choices that he has made as he looks back on the years that have led him to success.
James Dondero started up his company many years ago with a dream of making it into something big, and it was his hard work that has helped that to happen. Without his dedication for the company it would not be what it is today.
Growing up we always had big dogs in my house, so I am used to lugging around large bags of dog food and taking runs through the yard. However, now as an adult I live in the city and the idea of a big dog is pretty unrealistic. Therefore, I decided to buy a much smaller dog that I could walk occasionally but would overall be content to be a house dog. I picked out a wonderful terrier mix, but when I got to the store to buy her some supplies I realized I had no idea where to start with food. After all, a small dog has much different feeding needs then a large dog.
Suddenly I had to consider this world of canned dog food, wet dog food variety packs, and tiny kibble. As I stood in the aisle I thought back to what my parents fed my dogs to help guide my choice of a brand that I could trust. My parents always used Beneful with our large dogs and they were all healthy and fit so I was sure that Beneful would be a great choice for my new baby. Now I just had to see what they had to offer for small dogs.
I was delighted to find that Beneful on purinastore had a great selection of items for small dogs. Their range of choices was highly varied and gave me plenty of things to try while I searched for a taste my dog would love. They offer Chopped blends for dogs that like a bit of texture in their food, prepared meals with rich ingredients such as carrots, wild rice, barley, and spinach, and wonderful medleys that almost looked like something I would eat on my own. They also promised to be great for mixing and I found that they truly were.
My dog loved all of the flavors that Beneful had to offer, but she clearly loved the chopped variety the best so those are the ones that I stuck with. They are affordably priced and I love that because I know that I am feeding my dog a high quality food and it doesn’t hurt my budget to do so. Both my dog and I are very happy that I decided to go with Beneful because I can rest easy that she is getting the nutrients she needs to live a long and happy life.
I am happy that the brand has so many great choices so as my dog continues to grow I can feed her food that meets her needs. She repays me with licks and kisses every single time I come home from work and meet her at the door.
Before choosing a hotel, one must decide how much they are willing to dish out. If a tourist is traveling with a family and staying on a budget, they have to be very careful with their choice.
First let us look at the Airbnbs. It’s true, a tourist may be a little leery to be renting from total strangers but rest assure, these people have to go through a lot of red tape before they are selected. All dwellings must be up to code.
In Notting Hill a tourist can get an entire home, which consist of one bedroom for a nightly rate of $109. Even if they have a small family, they can use sleeping bags, that way every one can be comfortable. A flat on Portobello Road will run someone around $151. The prices for these places range from $70.00 to $469. A tourist just has to do some research, and come up with the best price for their budget.
Let’s not forget places like the Holiday Inn, where a tourist can book a room from $98/night. Here they will get two single beds, and the room also sleeps an additional two guests. There is a 24 hour front desk staff, and they speak many different languages. Best Western Maitrise may even offer a better rate.
Places like the Clarendon, The Z Piccadilly and Premier Inn London Country Hall, is just a little on the high side but if this suits the tourist it can certainly be something to look into. Don’t forget to ask for any specials that they may be offering at the time of booking.
Sites like WorldEscape make it real easy for travelers to find London vacation rentals. With so much rentals to choose from all over the UK, they offer a lot of alternatives to vacation rentals to fit every budget. With WorldEscape, travelers can eliminate the work of booking a room in London.