Companies that are Empowering Women

The recent 2017 Women’s March while controversial once analyzed, nevertheless served to get the attention of many and empowered women. There are many businesses out there who are pushing the politically-correct concept of aggressively hiring a diverse staff. They are also recognizing the value of empowering women as well. Here are a few examples of companies that empower women.

Undercover Colors
Undercover Colors is a new company founded in 2014 by four student “engineers”. Noting that one in six women are reportedly sexually assaulted in her lifetime, they saw an opportunity. They decided that they could use their education and technology to empower women.

They invented special wearable nail technology that gives women “wearable protection” at their fingertips. The technology indicates the presence of known date rape drugs in drinks via a change of color. A woman just dips a finger into the drink and within a matter of seconds will know if there is a date rape drug in her beverage if the nail changes color thus allowing women to feel safer and more confident when they go to bars alone.

Famous for its feminine hygiene products, the Always company is a natural in terms of empowering women. They promote personal safety, being environmentally friendly and being concerned about the future of their current and future customer base–women and girls.

They empower women in a number of ways. Perhaps the most well-known contribution is their partnership with UN Women. They work to give women confidence from puberty forward. Since the summer of 2016 Always has supported the “One Win Leads to Another” program, which specifically strives to empower 10 to 18-year-old girls through sports. It started in brazil as a result of a partnership with the International Olympic Committee.

The Dove company is another natural for empowering women as females are a large part of their customer base. This company, while associated with promoting beauty, seeks also to promote confidence and pride in women.

The company’s famous Campaign for Real Beauty is actually a global marketing campaign that began two years ago. It includes ads, the publication of a book, production of a play, sleepover events, videos ad workshops. The marketing campaign specifically is meant to celebrate diversity.

These, of course, are but a few of the companies that are empowering women. There are many more out there across the globe. Indeed, all things considered, the classic cigarette commercial was right. “You’ve come a long way, baby.”

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K-Beauty: This Year’s New Skin Care Trend

Asian women are renowned around the world for their soft, dewy faces, their impeccable fashion sense – and their beauty secrets.

In 2016, “K-beauty,” or beauty and skincare products from South Korea, rose to enormous popularity in the United States. Sephora now has whole sections devoted to South Korean beauty, including brands like Too Cool for School and Son & Park. The Sephora in-house brand also now offers peel-off face, hand, and foot masks, a product line that’s inspired by the South Korean sheet mask trend.

What’s different about the South Korean approach to beauty? The key lies in the emphasis that Asian women, including South Koreans, place on skincare products rather than makeup. It’s all about keeping your skin fresh and hydrated, and protecting it from sun damage.

It used to be that Western beauty brands led the way in innovation, but according to Marie Claire, that tide is turning in the other direction. When it comes to ingenious product designs and cute packaging, South Korea is leading the way. Marie Claire believes that South Korea is actually seven years ahead of the rest of the world with its forward-thinking approach to skincare products. Snail-infused sleep masks are one of them – an idea that seems strange at first but is actually ingenious!

So what does it take to get that gorgeous, youthful glow? In a recent article in Vogue, three industry experts describe the process:

1. Use an oil cleanser – oil attracts oil like a magnet, making it easy to get a deep, thorough clean and remove every trace of dirt and makeup without pulling or tugging.

2. Foam cleanser – yep, you gotta cleanse twice.

3. Toner – reset your skin after deep cleaning.

4. Essence – helps with skin-cell turnover.

5. Serum – layer one or two to get a laser focus on skin issues, like acne, wrinkles, or sun damage.

You can also use things like an exfoliator, a sheet mask (check out Mannatech’s Uth Facemask), an eye cream, or a sleep mask if you want to get the full look. But if you feel overwhelmed by all the different things you feel like you can or should try, South Korean beauty expert Charlotte Cho, cofounder of SoKo Glam!, tells Vogue it’s important to ease yourself into it.

“Don’t feel overwhelmed. First, get to know your skin. Figure out what it needs,” she says. “Slowly add products to your routine and see if the consistency and ingredients are beneficial to your skin. The fun is in the discovery of new skincare products and finding the ones that work best for you.”

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Artists in Joplin Thank the United Arab Emirates

In 2011, the city of Joplin was rocked to its core by the intense power of a tornado that touched down and caused massive damage. The schools in Joplin were damaged by this tornado greatly. This is something that caused a major upset for teachers, parents, and students all over Joplin. The school district was at a loss for how they were going to repair the schools after this natural disaster happened. An unlikely call was received one afternoon at the Joplin school district offices. On the other end of the phone was a representative of the United Arab Emirates.

A representative of the UAE embassy had contacted the school district to reach out and lend a helping hand. Seeing as how 6 schools were destroyed during the tornado, the UAE were looking for ways to help the 2,200 students affected by this tragedy. The UAE asked the school district to dream big. This is just what the school district did. There was no way that they could afford to replace all of the laptops lost in this tragedy, so the school district asked for 2,200 hundred laptops from the UAE. They responded by supplying the school district with 2,200 brand new MacBooks for the students affected by this tragedy.

The UAE didn’t just stop there. They also donated $5 million dollars to help rebuild the destroyed hospital in Joplin. A neonatal care unit was crucial to this hospital which was not a part of the reconstruction plans. The $5 million that was donated by the UAE to help reconstruct the hospital was used for the addition of a neonatal care unit.

Artists Rebecca Perry and Jo Meuller have worked together to create two incredible sculptures as a thank you to the UAE. These sculptures have been taken to the UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba as a token of gratitude for the amazing help that was given to Joplin during its time of need. The largest of the two sculptures represents a tree and is 2 feet tall. With colors of both the UAE flag and US flag, this sculpture represents the unity between these two nations during this time of need.

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NC State Students Bring New Meaning to Date Rape Prevention

Statistics show that about one out of every four to five women who attend college are victims of a sexual assault. This is a very surprising statistic that also is very frightening for parents that are sending their young women off to college. The fact is that sexual assault on college campuses is on the rise. Still, colleges across the country try to cover up the rising statistic. Four North Carolina State University students were aware of this growing problem and decided to address this problem with their invention Undercover Colors.

Undercover Colors
Four engineering students from North Carolina State University got together and invented Undercover Colors (@UndercoverColor). This is a welcomed product that addresses, the date rate problem that is very prevalent at some college campuses across the country. More college age girls than you imagine complain that someone spiked their drink at a party or social gathering with a date rape drug. The drug is almost impossible to detect, after it is placed in their drink. Undercover color is a nail polish that changes color, if it detects the presence of drugs or more specifically the date rape drug. Ankesh Madan, is one of the college students that invented the Undercover Colors product. He stated that their goal was to empower women with a way to protect themselves.

The Solution
Madan and his fellow inventors were astounded at the amount of crimes that were against women. The young inventors started discussing a pressing problem on campuses across the country and their conversation turned to date rape drugs. They decided to come up with a solution to protect women from the drug. A solution that would easily fit in with the lifestyle of women. They decided on creating a nail polish that easily detected the date rape drug in drinks. The woman wearing the polish simply dips her fingernail with the polish into a drink. In a few seconds the polish will identify the presence of a date rape drug by changing color.

Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Tasso von Windheim are the inventors of Undercover Colors a wearable nail polish that quickly detects the presence of a date rape drug in a drink.

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Three Cosmetic Lines To Try In 2017

There are many new beauty product lines that will launch in 2017. All the way from makeup to skin care products but if you are not very familiar with the beauty industry then how do you which products to try out. Well I am going to share a few beauty lines that in my opinion are worth a try.

First off, I want to introduce you to a skincare line by Mannatech–a global health company–is called Uth. The skin care line has a cleansing brush, gentle cleanser, moisturizer, rejuvenating creme and more. The entire line is hypoallergenic and will not clog your pores. The great part about Mannatech is that with every product that is purchased from the company, a monetary donation is taken from the transaction and is used to help children in need worldwide. They also have a TruHealth line that is for weight loss and nutrition. Mannatech also offers a 6 month satisfaction guarantee on all their products, so if you decide you don’t like a product just send it back.

Next, i want to talk about Jane Iredale’s new line of hydration sprays. The line offers three sprays: D2O, Pommisst, and Balance. All the sprays are completely vegan and cruelty-free. The sprays are designed to relax and refresh you. Jane Iredale also offers other great products that are also vegan and cruelty free. One of the products is her popular PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, that is water resistant and has 24 different shades to match every skin shade.

Lastly, SkinCeuticals has many skin care lines. Their most popular product is C E Ferulic, which is a Vitamin C serum that helps brighten the skins appearance and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The “C E Ferulic” serum has won the Beauty Award 24 times and has over 100 positive reviews. At SkinCeuticals they are constantly searching new ways to improve skin health.

Each of these lines are great and have fantastic reviews. So if you are in search of a new product for your beauty routine then I recommend you take a look at one of these three makeup and skin care lines. The reviews speak for themselves.

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New York’s Chocolate Havens

If you’re in the Big Apple, there’s a lot you can take a bite out of. For a city that doesn’t sleep, the variety is an endless stream of triggers on your taste buds you could explore an entire lifetime before you have experienced it all.

Right now though, we’ll cover some of the best chocolatiers that compete with Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars in New York City.

Kee’s Chocolates

This chocolate outlet has a special variety. Their presentation is very similar to the Bonbon configuration we tend to know: small, round and bite size. The owner, Kee Ling Ton, is notorious for taking the tempered morsels of hand-dipped masterpieces that have a crunchy hard shell of cocoa and putting them on display in appeasing ways.

Expect the items to be filled with the best things on Earth. Imagine créme brulée, mousse, ganache and even blood orange or key lime fillings.

Liddabit Sweets

This shop is an all-out candy maker, so if you’re not just satisfied with a chocolate fix, you can find other options here. But then again, why not test their variety to expand your sense of New York chocolate?

At Liddatbit Sweets, you’ll find a few options that won’t disappoint. They consist of items dipped with chocolate like bacon, pretzels, corn, beer and caramels.

Madelaine Chocolate Company

The shop for this manufacturer can be found on Beach 95th Street, NYC., if you’re looking for the widest variety of odd chocolate treats.

Consider things like chocolate cigars, artistic butterflies and malt balls. But be sure to locate the 95th street access point because the bulk of the chocolatier operates as a pretty decent sized factory.

Hurricane Sandy even threatened the operation of Madelaine Chocolate Company and in a devastating way, but $13.2 million was raised to support its recovery and by none other than the beloved, Mayor de Blasio.

Aigner Chocolates

Aigner has been a around for over 80 years and hasn’t stopped pleasing the cocoa appetite of New Yorkers. It also continues to be operated by the family name, Aigner. The shop can be considered New York’s own German or Austrian boutique giving you choices from truffles to marzipan; dipped gummies to sugar-free flavors.

The next time you’re in the Big Apple, try taking a bite out of something sweet like the chocolate products we just mentioned above. Visit the shops and learn more about their owners. We’re sure they won’t stop you from a free sample here and there; and a great conversation.

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He Named Me Malala NY Premiere

In the fall of last year, New York City hosted a premiere for He Named Me Malala, a documentary film which chronicles the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. The movie title refers to the Afghani folk hero Malala Maiwand of after whom her father named her. Prominent figures attending the premiere included United Arab Emirates ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba, Scarlett Johanssen, Ivanka Trump, Zosia Mamet, Elizabeth and Andrew Shue, and Hope Solo.

This film enumerates how fortunate she was to have survived after being gunned down as she was on her way home in a school bus, by a Taliban gunman who belonged to the organization that violently opposes girls’ education. The film also depicts certain events that led to this senseless act of violence short of a tragedy, and expresses her poignant attitude in pursuance of her relentless crusade. The film further explores the close bond with her father who stimulated her and supported her devotion to education, and her ardent speeches at the United Nations stressing universal education.

Malala was born in Pakistan July 12,1997 and is the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate known for human rights activism and struggles against cruel oppression for young girls and women of all ages, in her innate Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa domain of northwest Pakistan, where regional Taliban continuously prohibited girls for going to school.
Her outrage and fervent cry against this injustice had elevated into an international awareness movement.

In 2009, she wrote a blog under an alias for the BBC describing in segments her livelihood under Taliban control and their implacable intent to seize the entire domain, as well as voicing her opinions and encouragement for education for girls in Swat Valley.
South African activist Desmond Tutu elected her for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Malala rose in eminence giving interviews to the press and the media. Later that year journalist Adam B. Ellick wrote a New York Times documentary regarding her life as a Pakistani when militants infiltrated that sector.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, issues of Time Magazine presented her as The 100 Most Influential People in The World. In 2013 she received Pakistan’s First National Youth Peace Prize along with the Sakharov prize. In 2014, she was bestowed the World Children’s Prize in Sweden, and later that year she acquired an Honorary Doctorate by the University of King’s College in Halifax. Malala is the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi for her struggle against suppression.

View photos from the New York premiere.

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6 Easy Tips for Getting Into the Entertainment Industry

Are you trying to get a job in the entertainment industry? It can be a struggle to seek employment as an actor, musician, producer, or find work for other entertainment related careers. For those that have had difficulty getting into show business, use the following 6 tips for breaking into the entertainment industry.

#1 – Check Your Contacts


C-Clown-Yedang-EntertainmentThe very first tip for making it in the entertainment industry is to know someone already involved in show business. If you do not know anyone working in entertainment, you need to get out and meet new people. If you are an actor, start with your acting classes. For musicians, get to know other musicians in the area. The more people you know, the more likely you are to gain a useful contact. Networking is a major part of the entertainment industry.


#2 –  Use a Personnel Agency


The next option is to use a personnel agency. These agencies already have working relationships with various production companies and studios. These agencies can help you find work, even if it is just a short project, small role, or photo call. Using a personnel agency is like having a contact that works in the entertainment industry.



#3 – Find a Temp Job


logo-entertainmentWorking for a temp agency is close to the same thing as working for a personnel agency, except you will likely have a wide variety of jobs and roles. It is a good way to witness various aspects of the entertainment industry before you actually find a full time job or recurring work. This can also help you meet new people and do some more networking.


#4 – Search for Jobs Online


There are quite a few quality websites that are regularly used by studios to seek small roles. If you are looking to get your name out there and get more exposure, then take it upon yourself to find work by searching online. A personnel agency or a talent agent could help you land roles and find jobs, but you should also be willing to put in the work and find jobs.


Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System_(PAL)#5 – Offer to Work For Free


Working for free is a good way to get your foot in the door. By joining a TV crew or working on a film for no pay, you increase your chances of getting experience. Similar to being an unpaid intern, you are taking the job to gain experience, meet new people, and learn more about how the entertainment industry works.


#6 – Take Classes


satellite-entertainmentWhether you want to be a musician or an actor, take classes. Even if you do not think you need them, a group class is a wonderful place to meet other people, some of whom may have job leads for you. The teachers of the class could also have some insight that will help you find work, or increase your chances of finding work. Along with these advantages, taking classes will also improve your skill – which, you should not forget, is the main factor that will determine your success.


Break into the entertainment industry, using these suggestions and tips. You need to meet new people, network, and make contacts. Stay in touch with people, so that you do not lose any of your contacts. Taking a class is a great way to meet more people or find job leads. You could also work for a personnel or temp agency. These are all easy steps that you can take to increase your chances of finding work in the entertainment industry.


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