Are you the first to get your hands on the latest technology? What about smartphone technology? If yes, get excited for HTC’s new squeezable flagship smartphone. You can learn all about it on May 16th. The big event will happen in Taipei but we know that’s a bit far — so we’re bringing the event to you. Fromgirltogirl will join HTC America President André Lönne and Global Vice President of Product Darren Sng at a special, intimate event in midtown NYC. We will see a short product presentation and have access to HTC executives for interviews and conversation. We do this to let you truly learn about the newest HTC flagship smartphone. Until then, learn more about the squeezable HTC smartphone in this video:
About HTC Squeeze the Brilliant U: The Squeezable Smartphone
Let us know what you think about the squeezable smartphone on May 16th.
In today’s challenging world of dating, matchmaking has become increasingly popular among millennials and older generations. And there are even matchmaking agency readily available to help singles navigate the hostile modern dating atmosphere. A popular matchmaking agency ready to help is Ivy International, an international matchmaking agency which takes a holistic approach that is uniquely tailored to each client after getting to know them face to face. The head of Ivy International is relationship expert Inga Verbeeck, who has some pretty strong opinions about dating modern men.
About Relationship Expert Inga Verbeeck and her Team
Inga and her team of skilled professionals have helped countless men and women find the love of their life, and have found themselves encountering the same problems time after time. Because she works with some of the most successful people in the world, Inga has found that modern men are often intimidated byindependent women. “A lot of men think that because a woman is successful, she must be a bitch,” says Inga, “I get the feeling that men these days lack balls. Just like with men, the way women behave in their professional and personal lives can be worlds apart.”
Is Romance Dead?
When it comes to women being attracted ( including the most successful women), they look for someone to be assertive. Verbeeck says
“Although we’ve evolved towards being more equal, there is still a lot of work to be done towards true gender equality. Nonetheless, we must embrace that men and women are different, in the same way we embrace that each of us is different on an personal level. In order to pursue true equality, women do not need to “become masculine”. Instead, we must embrace our differences and our natural state of being, whether that be feminine, transgender or something else – and own it. We cannot and should not defer from who we are at our core and our genetic predisposition. I notice nearly all the women I work with are looking for someone who will take charge. Someone who she can look up to.”
Women look for men that are stronger than she is in some aspect, whether it be physically, professionally, or in something else entirely.
Inga Verbeeck’s Tip to Modern Men
Verbeeck’s tip to modern men: “Be a gentleman. Learn how to court a woman in a romantic situation, and not just for sex. At the same time, while women don’t want to be dominated or disrespected, be a bit more of an alpha. Be assertive but be respectful. Don’t be afraid to take charge in any situation, and of course we’re always looking for men to make the first move.” As with all things in life, balance is key. In a world of ying and yang, men and women have always balanced each other out. I think it’s time we return to this truth and celebrate it.” Learn more about relationship Inga Verbeeck and how she can help you meet your match by visiting her website.
A Russia expert with 50 years’ experience writing for Forbes stated the “dossier” reads like it was written by “a Russian trained in the KGB tradition.” However the company Accuracy in Media’s exposes the falsehoods and absurdities of this alleged dossier.
Exposing Falsehoods of The Trump Dossier
In a special three-part series, “The Final Truth about the Trump Dossier,” Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism sets the record straight about the partisan and dubious sources behind the FBI’s investigation of the Trump-Russian connection. The series is being published in advance of what The Daily Caller terms “a highly anticipated Senate hearing” this week featuring FBI director James Comey.
The Wednesday hearing was held by the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and concerns oversight of the FBI. Grassley sent another letter to Comey on April 28 examining how the FBI director has failed to comply with many requests for documents and information. “Comey seems not to grasp the nature of the damage he’s inflicting on the Bureau and its reputation for efficient information-gathering and law enforcement,” the first part of the AIM series declares. “He is lost in a ‘wilderness of mirrors,’ to use intelligence jargon popularized by the CIA’s legendary anti-communist mole-hunter James Jesus Angleton.”
The series begins by noting that the “Trump Dossier” of scurrilous allegations against President Trump and his associates was designed to “prove” that Trump is a Russian agent, but it originated with a group working on behalf of Russian interests and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Cliff Kincaid, director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, is available for interviews about the “Trump Dossier” and the mounting calls for FBI director Comey to resign.
About Accuracy Media
Accuracy in Media is a non-profit citizens’ media watchdog organization whose mission is to promote fairness, balance and accuracy in news
reporting. For more information, go to AIM.org.
Wedding season is approaching and it is time to select the perfect gift for new couples. No matter the time of year, a high-tech gadget that keeps loved ones closer is always a favorite and highly memorable wedding gift. Nucleus , an Alexa-enabled home intercom device, is a tech gadget that brings loved ones closer together, whether they’re downstairs or across the country. Its full-touchscreen intercom can be mounted or propped anywhere to create instant points of audio and video communication between rooms, homes, or mobile-to-home with its smartphone app. This is the reason why it’s on our list of favorite wedding gifts to give.
About the Nucleus Design
Nucleus is designed to be simple and intuitive so that anyone, at any age, can use it – from grandparents to kids – just tap the device you want to connect with and you’re there instantly. It is also voice-enabled with Alexa Voice technology so you can stream music, add items to a grocery list, check the weather and much more. All you have to do is ask. And that in itself makes it a perfect gift for busy couples that travel often, have out-of-state relatives, or are planning to expand the family soon. Yes, the Nucleus is a perfect baby monitor.
Product Highlights of Nucleus
Nucleus connects to other devices over Wi-Fi or via an Ethernet cable.
Nucleus pairs with a smartphone app for iOS and Android, so that users can access their device from any location from anywhere in the world.
Users can take control over their privacy with features for do not call (turns off ringer) do not disturb (ring to answer) as well as a physical camera shutter for added privacy. You can also toggle Alexa on/off.
Where to Buy Nucleus
Nucleus retails at $199 and can be purchased in Lowe’s stores across the country, on Amazon.com, or Nucleuslife.com.
Love listening to Swedish music and looking for fresh songs or music to add to your Spotify or Apple playlist? Adding ‘It Ain’t Me’ by music artist Kaiak may be just want you are looking for. This Swedish duo releases locally grown, organic music from the Swedish countryside every Friday – 52 weeks a year. That is one new song every week and definitely worth the listen. This song is an Acoustic, Indie cover. You can hear ‘It Ain’t Me’ by Kaiak on Spotify now. You may also be interested in checking out the music video below:
Looking for unique summer clothes? Want to stand out in the crowd? You should explore international clothing lines. One that caught our eyes recently is the House of Bella Fashions, which offers buyers custom designs for women, men and children. Female entrepreneur and new mom, Carolynah Gich gave us a look at some of her beautiful designs . And she it did for the culture. To place an order with House of Bella Fashions, contact Gich through her WhatsApp number 0720409894 or through her Facebook page House of Bella Fashions.
Faith and Passion with Carolynah Gich
As head designer of House Bella Fashions and Nairobi, Kenya resident, Gich shares wisdom to never give up on your dreams because you will always have the opportunity to see the light at the end of the tunnel. What we love about buying custom design is knowing more likely than not, we will always look different in all the right ways at a social networking event. If you have a particular custom designer on hand, you can request special touches here and there to get a look and feel to truly call your own. We love custom skirts, dresses and blazers for women’s fashion as they are comfortable, professional and accommodating for any occasion – date night, career day, weddings, and more.
Scandal Gladiators have always dreamed of a Liv-Fitz wedding and Shonda Rhimes finally delivered on ABC Scandal’s 100TH an alternate reality special where Olivia Pope ( played by Kerry Washington) weds President Fitzgerald Grant (played by Tony Goldwyn) but the conversation was more about the beautiful wedding gown Olivia Pope had on for the wedding, which was designed by fashion designer Anne Barge.
The Anne Barge ‘Berkeley’ ball gown is made of Kalika silk with a chiffon bodice and off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. Costume designer Lyn Paolo selected the gown for Olivia Pope’s fantasy wedding with iconic style in mind, “Anne Barge was an amazing find for Olivia. We looked for a dream gown and Anne delivered. Olivia looked stunning in the gown and I could not be more thrilled” says Paolo.
The Atlanta-based designer was ecstatic to see Washington’s character in the dress, “Berkeley is one of my most special gowns. It is both timeless and chic, perfect for a modern, classic bride” says Barge.
About Anne Barge Bridal Collection
Founded in 1999, the Anne Barge Bridal collection is renowned for timeless gowns with a contemporary twist. Inspired by vintage couture, the Anne Barge collection combines the best of classic design and modern trends, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. Anne Barge offers an abundance of elegant options for the discerning bride in two collections, Anne Barge Couture and Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge. With profound expertise in creating special occasion gowns, Anne Barge Eveningwear is made with Anne’s trademark attention to detail, from fabric to fit.
The Anne Barge philosophy is simple, “Good design is timeless”.
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Anne Barge is based out of Atlanta, GA with retailers worldwide. A favorite among celebrity brides and red carpet icons alike, Anne has created custom designs for Laura Benanti, Johanna Braddy, Kristen Cavallari, Taraji P. Henson, Lauren Alaina, Yvonne Orji, Violett Beane, Amirah Vann, Amber Riley, Leah Pipes, and Eva Longoria. Follow online @AnneBarge@AnneBargeBride
At the start of the New Year, I made a promise to myself to eat healthier by buying fresh foods, organic foods and making more homemade meals. In addition to making healthier choices, I also self-promised to workout daily for 15-30 minutes. Some days I feel less motivated to workout but I try to be physically active in some shape or form – walking, running, yoga or dancing. Since keeping up with this habit my body feels lighter and I have more energy. Now I am searching for healthier beverages.
One of my favorite beverages to drink is wine – Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. But what if I could get a healthier, more refreshing option of my favorite wines? This started my journey to natural wine, vegan wine.
What is Vegan Wine?
Vegan wine is wine that doesn’t include animal products. You may be asking “Don’t all wines not have meat?” That depends on the wine filtration process. Tiny particles , traces of meat are found in wine when filtered through animal products. With vegan wine you can avoid animal products altogether without sacrificing the delicious taste of wine. Some common animal products you can find in traditional wines are:
Albumin, the protein in eggs
Casein, an animal protein found in dairy products
Gelatin which from animal skin, bone and cartilage
Isinglass which is the gelatin from fish bladders
Chitosan carb found in shrimp, crab, and crustacean shells
Older wines may also have dried blood powder. If this sounds gross to you, wine lovers have drunk wines with some if not these particles inside. But why are these ingredients in wine? The animal products help clarify, filter, and refine wines and beers. Inevitably small traces of those animal products are found in the final beer and wine products. The wonderful thing about vegan wine is that it doesn’t have to use animal products to clarify, filter and refine. Instead, bentonite clay can refine wines to make them 100% vegan.
If you are wondering whether you can easily spot vegan wines when shopping for wine, you may find it challenging because the refining ingredients are not actually in the wine and not required to be listed on the wine bottle. I recommend going directly to a wine maker or wine retailer to confirm which wines are vegan wines – a high quality vendor will always keep track of wines that are vegetarian-friendly. This is how I discovered Proud Pour , a vegan wine provider committed to pairing wines with solutions to local environmental problems.
Environmentally friendly products are very important to me because I want to be mindful of how my habits and behaviors impact the world around. Doing research on Instagram about vegan wines, I discovered the hashtag#CheersToChange – a tagline Proud Pour uses on their Instagram page @ProudPour. They have two wines available now.
The first wine is The Oyster, a Sauvignon Blanc that restores 100 wild oysters per bottle. It also happens to be the perfect pair for oyster or seafood plates. This is appealing to me because I’m on a chicken and seafood diet now while also enjoying vegan food here and there.
The second wine is Oregon Pinot Noir that saves bees by planting 875 wildflowers. Pinot Noir goes well with salmon, roasted chicken, pasta dishes, casseroles, stews and game birds like duck or quail. It can also go well with chocolate desserts and those with caramel.
No matter your preference of wine type, both are sustainably grown, vegan wines (and soon beer come this summer or summer 2018) to save the environment. Between the Sauvignon Blanc and the Oregon Pinot Noir, I decided to go for the wine that saves the bees. Regardless you cannot go wrong with either because you are making a difference.
I look at the back of the Oregon Pinot Noir wine bottle and read the facts about the importance of wildflowers to bees. Bees pollinate one-third of the food we eat. Native bees are disappearing because of pesticide use, disease and lack of wildflowers and habitat. By buying this vegan wine from Proud Pour, I help ( and you can support too) the bees survive because Proud Pour plants 875 wildflowers when wine lovers buy. That amount of wildflowers is the equivalent of 90 sq ft of bee habitat. Where? Local farms. The project is called Xerces Society.
Wine Tasting of the Oregon Pinot Noir
The Oregon Pinot Noir is not only sustainably grown and vegan, it is delicious with supple tannins, earthy tones, and rich notes of red plum, rhubarb, and vanilla. What I absolutely love about Proud Pour is their attention to detail. The wine bottle is beautiful. It has an illustration of a bee with the description “This wine saves bee species.” It also comes with a lovely sack that has seeds to plant wildflowers which I cannot wait to use when I get my first home. This wine has no eggs, casein or isinglass. I love it – cannot wait for my family and friends to try. Moreover, I am proud that a woman entrepreneur, Berlin Kelly, founder of Proud Pour produce this excellent wine for us to enjoy on date night, at weddings, corporate events and our favorite nights of TV.
About the Proud Pour Team
Berlin and business partner Brian Thurber launched Proud Pour because they wanted to drink to make a difference. How many beverages can you really say make a difference when you go to the bar? Not many. They partner with local environmental group to do just that – and it’s awesome. Check out the list of non-profits Proud Pour supports today. The Proud Pour team encourages their fans to attend the non-profits’ events or reach out to see how they can help. Learn more on how they got started by reading ‘ Paired with Oysters, This Wine is Cleaning Up the New York Harbor.’
Where to Buy
The great thing about Proud Pour is that it gives wine lovers (and soon-to-be beer lovers) options on how to get their drink on. If you click Where to Buy at ProudPour.com you can find a Proud and Pour wine distributor near you or order right online. I love the buy online option because it allows me to buy in advance of special occasions and comes right to my door. Once it’s a habit, it’s easy.
Let me know what you think about Proud Pour by using the hashtag #CheersToChange
Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S, with nearly 16 million U.S. adults suffering from a major depressive episode a year. But there is a lack of understanding around one of the more challenging aspects of depression – cognitive impairment. While patients and clinicians are aware that depression affects mood, self-worth and energy, it can also affect reasoning, organization, attention and memory (ROAM). With resources including a symptom tracking chart that caregivers can use as a discussion guide to help describe the difficult-to-verbalize symptoms of ROAM to healthcare providers, as well as videos of two families – both a patient and caregiver – sharing their personal stories. FFDA is working to raise awareness and empower patients and caregivers with the right tools to seek effective treatment. Check out the complete Depression Symptoms Toolkit for Families and Caregivers available online.
The complete “More than Mood: A Depression Symptoms Toolkit” on the FFDA website includes a range of materials:
Downloadable fact sheets for patients and caregivers that describe ROAM and the role of the family caregiver in treatment, as well as a discussion guide and symptom tracking chart to help interact with clinicians
An online “Depression Wellness Analyzer” to assess symptoms including those related to ROAM
Videos featuring patients and their family caregivers sharing their experiences of managing ROAM symptoms
A video that demonstrates cognitive impairment in real-life situations;
A recorded webinar with a leading researcher about cognitive impairment; and
A handbook about cognitive impairment symptoms occurring with mental health conditions.
About Families for Depression Awareness
Families for Depression Awareness is a national nonprofit organization that helps families recognize, address, and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. FFDA’s programs provide education, tools, and strategies that equip family caregivers to help those affected by mood disorders. FFDA’s staff, board of directors, and volunteers have professional or personal experience with depression, bipolar disorder, or suicide loss that both motivates and informs their work. Learn more about FFDA at familyaware.org.
Spring is in the air; summer is around the corner. That means news music is ready for your consumption, including indie pop artist Belle Vex with his new music video ‘Make It Good for Her.’ After the release and excellent reception of his EP, ’15 Minutes of Fame,’ this track will please fans and pop fanatics as it enraptured listeners with an appealing vocal hook and flawlessly matches the percussive, and heavy bass-oriented arrangement (compliments of Ryan Kienle from Matchbook Romance), to seamlessly evolve into an all-out dance anthem set to infiltrate radio waves and dance floors worldwide.
What we like about Belle Vex is his boy next door all grown up appeal combined with his beguiling electronic rock-pop – a perfect anecdote to his palpable cynicism. He sings with his heart-on-his-sleeve, making music fans feel content and feet moving to the beat.
Belle Vex also recently voiced a video game character for an upcoming release. With over 9,000 combined followers on Twitter and Instagram, Belle Vex has the hooks and the looks to break through within Indie Nation. Imagine a combination of the bouncy 90′s style of pop vocals with a touch of a punk rock attitude and combine them with contemporary EDM grooves. That’s the sort of ambiance listeners get when listening to Belle Vex’s much anticipated hit, “Make It Good For Her.” He also showed off his acting abilities as a TV Host on a show called, “How the World Works,” this video teaches viewers how to get the woman you want and how to mutually benefit from each other’s presence.
Dripping with irony and a bit of reticent cynicism, this video imparts wisdom on the ironies and double standards in society, portraying a man changing his appearance and attitude that magically gets him the girl. This artfully crafted, fully realized, high quality video will have viewers tapping their feet, charmed by this sinister beat and Belle Vex’s starlit performance. Learn more BelleVex.com.