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A few years ago, most people relied on brands like Chapstick or Burt’s Bees when it came to lip balm. But these days, Evolution of Smooth, or EOS has virtually taken over the market. The spherical lip balms come in a variety of appealing flavors and are full of natural ingredients that soothe and protect the lips.

About seven years ago, the founders of EOS convinced a Walgreens buyer to feature their products. Soon after, popular stores like Costco, Walmart, Target and Amazon started to sell EOS as Well. Now, EOS is the second best-selling lip balm in the United States.

Sanjiv Mehra, the`cofounder of EOS,, states that the company is now ready to share more of its business philosophy with the public. One of the things EOS is focused on is making getting ready in the mornings enjoyable. While lip balm was previously marketing with unisex appeal, EOS makes lip balms with flavors and packaging that is specifically geared toward women. Mehra says that adding little delightful moments to a woman’s beauty routine can make the rest of the day just a little sweeter.

In addition to its attention-getting shape, EOS lip balms are also filled with beneficial ingredients like vitamin E and shea butter to make lips smooth and healthy. For more information, visit

Felipe Montoro Jens is the Chief Executive Officer at Odebrecht Properties. He is also Energipa Captação S.A CEO. Felipe was the CEO and President at the Odebrecht Participações e Investimentos S.A. Felipe Montoro Jens played the role of Senior Finance Officer and Senior Investments officer at Odebrecht S.A. Felipe is the Chairman and board member of several other companies on Between April 2010 and August 2013, Felipe Montoro Jens served as the director at Braskem SA. He held the same position at Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A. Felipe has held executive positions for many years now.

Odebrecht elected Felipe Montoro Jens as its alternate board member, being its sole nominee. While working at the Odebrecht Group, his roles include setting up, scheming, and treasury in the finance and corporate divisions in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Singapore.

His role as a member of the board of directors allows him to control and make important decisions for companies such as Odebrecht Latinvest (infrastructure concessions in latam), Odebrecht Leo & Gs (oil and gas) and Odebrecht Transport (infrastructure concessions in Brazil).Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens also had the privilege of serving Odebrecht Agroindustrial (sugar and ethanol), and Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia (defense and technology) among others. These companies have helped him gain a lot of industry experience and skills. The companies have all been market and industry leaders, thanks to the strict leadership of Felipe Montoro Jens.

He served Terna S.P.A. as the project in the field of project management and structured finance on Felipe Montoro Jens worked in the finance division at Enron where he brought the company’s financial position at a higher level. PricewaterhouseCoopers had him work in its consulting and auditing departments at Felipe Montoro Jens holds a business Administration degree from Fundao Getlio Vargas and an International Management Master’s degree from Thunderbird USA.


There are tons of great animes that take place in space, but there are three that really stand out to fans.


Trigun is an epic space western that revolves around the well-written character ‘Vash the Stampede‘. While initially, it seems as though Vash causes destruction and chaos wherever he goes, it is quickly realized that trouble just follows him wherever he goes.

Though Vash tries to portray himself as a dumb but lucky pervert, he is actually a very capable, deep and troubled hero.

With plenty of jokes, moments that tug at your heartstrings (and even some that would bring tears to grown men’s eyes), and tons of action, it’s no wonder Trigun stands a cut above the rest.


Cowboy Bebop is another space western, with huge neo-noir overtones. In it, we follow Spike and Jet as they collect bounties from across space. Their team grows as they pick up misfits from across the universe.

Though Spike is often portrayed as an unfeeling, money hungry pessimist, he is actually just a man trying to both escape his past and make it right.

With a varied and likable cast, compelling storylines, and interesting twists, Cowboy Bebop is definitely an anime you should rush to watch (if you haven’t already!)


Blue Gender is a post-apocalyptic, mecha anime with a romantic twist. It takes place in the 2030s, with Earth overrun by giant, mutated insects called ‘the Blue’. Yuji Kaido, the lead character, has awoken after being cryogenically frozen to find the Earth uninhabitable for humans. Marlene and her team of anime girls collect Yuji and return to their home, second Earth, which is a space station that orbits Earth. The 26 episode anime depicts their journey to both destroy the Blue and return to second Earth. A must watch for anyone who’s looking for a more unique twist to post-apocalyptia.

Nationwide Title Clearing has reacted to grievances regarding title defects by availing property reports in their online platform. In recent years, defects have increasingly become a cause for a major concern in the real estate industry. Those involved have complained that the defects cause wrongful foreclosures and stagnation of the usually smooth transition of properties on the secondary market.


According to the executives of Nationwide Title Clearing, asset records is the only way of ensuring that there are a flawless title conveyance and reduction of buyback risk or foreclose inability. Nationwide Title Clearing is a principle document and research processing provider for the financial and mortgage industry. They have taken advancing steps in making the procedure of securing reports short and simple. They recently launched a modern website that will avail reports online.


Issues that lead to title defects include;

  • When an individual, institution or a co-operation claims an asset that is actually owned by another person.
  • Small issues like wrong spelling in the reports hence do not comply with standards of the real estate area.
  • Lack of important person’s signature in the transaction. These include close associates like a spouse or witness.
  • Previous liens or any other encumbrances are still attached. The title deed needs to be free.
  • Failure to file procedures or follow recordings when compiling the real estate documents.


According to the Nationwide Title Clearing Chief Executive Officer John Hillman, he explains that from the above reasons, through addressing of title defects before the assets are sold is the only solution. With the aim of improving the ever-changing mortgage industry, Nationwide Title Clearing has made several reports available online, these includes;

  • Assignment verification report services
  • Current owner report
  • Tax status report


Hillman continues that their aim is to offer fast, simple and step-by-step process hence stress-free acquisition of property reports. Their property report service is based on thorough research done from land records and can be accessed by any individual.


Nationwide Title Clearing was founded in late 1991 and has its headquarters in Palm Harbor, Florida. They are a privately owned entity and provide services to mortgage lenders and investors. They are well known for availing highly accurate research services and modern document processing. This has revolutionized the industry by assisting mortgage banking, protecting homeowners and preserving the countries land records. They specialize in offering land records research, assignment services, document retrieval, lien release services and other custom business solutions.



USHEALTH Group has many subsidiaries. Over the years, the company has been designing affordable health insurance covers for its clients. Together with its family of companies, USHEALTH provides a complete range of services, which allows customers to choose the covers that addresses their individual needs. USHEALTH Group has been in operation for over 50 years. Their specialists are true innovators of different affordable, secure, and flexible plans for individuals and their families.

USHEALTH Group operates from Fort Worth, Texas. The firm aspires to be America’s Trusted Choice for Healthcare. To achieve this mission, the entity has continued to work closely with the Freedom Life Insurance Company of America and the National Foundation Life Insurance Company. USHEALTH and its family of firms offer innovative specified disease, accident and disability, and life insurance solutions to clients. Their consumers include individuals, small business owners, employees, and families. Through its family of companies, USHEALTH Group has provided tailored plans to over 15 million individuals.

USHEALTH Group offers a wide range of products. The firm understands that customers have diverse needs. To this end, they have designed different covers that address the various concerns raised by consumers. USHEALTH Group ensures that customers get value for their money. The company has enlisted the services of professionals that are conversant with market needs. This way, they create consumer-oriented plans that seek to protect clients from different risks. When designing their products, USHEALTH ensures that they incorporate the crucial elements of reliability, affordability and flexibility.

In addition, USHEALTH Group provides products that offer first dollar benefits for various services. Moreover, they provide network discounts to different providers. Individuals, families, or small businesses that operate on a limited budget can afford these covers. The Better Business Bureau has given USHEALTH Group an A+ rating for its outstanding customer care services. This success has been brought about by the excellent claim processing and payment phases adopted by the company. The firm has managed to create long-term relationships with their clients by virtue of consistently delivering on its promises. Over the years, the company has developed many products, including MedGuard, PPO Networks, Life Protector, Income Protector, Secure Advantage, Essential Health Protector, SecureDental and PremierVision.





Jim Hunt VTA Publications is a very studious person who enjoys investing and finding out all there is to know about it, while at the same time sharing the secrets he’s discovered with anyone who wants to become an investor. Hunt specifically studies the stock market and has figured out ways to buy good value stocks and sell them at the right time. Hunt decided to sit down with Ideamensch to tell them a little about his background and why he started his investment advisory company on

Hunt said he started his company, VTA Publications because he had previously worked at a large bank in the UK and felt the bank was only interested in making profits instead of helping customers on So he decided to start a company that could show customers how to invest by going around the banks and putting their money in their own hands. Hunt says he finds his days most productive by starting out in the mornings with a workout, making all his major trades and business operations before lunch, and then slowing things down a little in the afternoon and spending time with family in the evening. He believes having this balance is what makes his business successful at Hunt is an avid reader who recommends that people starting out with investing and stock trading should read Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

VTA Publications has been the cornerstone of most of Hunt’s work. This company has put together distance learning packages that cover financial subjects of various kinds including retirement planning guided by the bible, learning how to read stock charts, and executing your trades through little-known strategies. They also have seminars about business and investing where businessmen from around the world come to speak, and they’ve been recorded to DVD.

Jim Hunt also started “Wealth Wave” and “Making Mum a Millionaire” along with the company, and through YouTube videos he has shown the steps to these projects. “Wealth Wave” is about an investment strategy to use when a bear market is about to come, and “Making Mum a Millionaire” is about how you can make ten trades that could make you millions and help you become tax exempt.

The Lip Balm industry has been controlled by a few major players for most of the last decade. It is no secret that companies like Chapstick and Blistex had a hold on the industry. This is not a surprise. Chapstick is owned by the mega giant Pfizer and Blistex is owned by parent company Clorox. With this it would become quite difficult for other companies to break into the business of selling lip balm products. This did not deter the Evolution of Smooth though. Fast Company describes EOS as a company that saw a clear void in the industry, and the leaders behind the EOS lip balm saw a great opportunity to get into this market.

What EOS founders would do to make name stand out is get with companies like Disney and Keds to promote the EOS lip balm products. This is what has driven the demand for these products. When EOS made a special Alice in Wonderland collection of lip balm in connection with Disney this lip balm sold out in a day. Some of this lip balm even showed up on eBay,, and people were buying it for hundreds of dollars after it sold out from other people that were reselling it.

This is something that was a portion of the successful for EOS, but this clearly proved one thing: consumers were interested in what was going on with EOS. They saw things like this connection with Keds and the connection with Disney, and consumers knew that this lip balm was something different. The Evolution of Smooth has made people really look at what is happening in the lip balm industry. It is a company with founders that pushed their way into this environment. They had to find a way to get beyond the competition and pave a new path.


In 1955, Richard Marvin “Dick” DeVos Jr. was born into a family that believed in hard work and entrepreneurship. It began with his father, Rick DeVos, co-founder of Amway. A native of Michigan, DeVos has strong civic ties to the state. In 1990, he won his election for a seat on the Michigan State Board of Education. A short six years later, then-governor John Engler appointed DeVos to the Grand Valley State University Board of Control. In 1993, Devos and his wife, Betsy, were co-chairs of the Education Freedom Fund, which provides private scholarships to families of low income. It seems this was the beginning of the Devos spirit of giving.


DeVos was co-chairman of the “Kids First! Yes!” campaign committee. This committee sponsored an initiative that would amend the Michigan constitution to accept vouchers and tuition tax credits for private K-12 education. The Devoses also created the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which has given monetary donations to such groups as the American Education Reform Council, Choices for Children and Children First America. They also fund Christian schools in the West Michigan area. But, their greatest money gifts are those that go to charitable contributions. These will add up to nearly $139 million over their lifespans. And because of the sheer amount of their contributions, they have several vocal critics. Thus, the DeVoses are disclosing the truth of their giving.


In 2015, the DeVoses handed out $11.6 million in contributions. It is believed that the DeVos family lifetime giving should be assessed at about 1.33 billion. This amounts to approximately one quarter of the DeVos estimated $5.2 billion fortune. Just over $3 million of these donations were to educational causes. A second award of their foundation was $357,000 toward groups that support education reform. Other foundation donations went to various universities and academies in the state of Michigan, but also donated to Potter’s House in Wyoming and Rehoboth Christian School in New Mexico. Devos says that their donations reflect their main concern of improving education, and not just in their home state.


DeVos critics accuse the family of such extreme charitable giving to create a “smokescreen” to hide their donations to political interests. In 2006, DeVos had a failed run for governor of Michigan. He never put his hat in the ring again. A spokesman for the couple, John Truscott, states that the DeVos report of charitable giving is transparent, and the bulk of the donations given are aimed at giving direct help to the recipients. Although the DeVoses believe in strengthening the institution of education, they also donate to civic and community causes, leadership and development, Health & Human Services and churches.


The Devoses tend to donate without any strings attached. It seems they don’t need to know how the money is spent. However, they earmark donations when the cause is somewhere that they can make a difference. One example of this is their investment in physicians and a researcher in childhood cancers. They feel that this connection has helped raise the survival rate of patients with deadly childhood cancers at the local Helen DeVos’ Children’s Hospital.


These days, the DeVos children are also involved in the foundation. Dick and Betsy said that the fresh perspectives of their children help find places that they could be investing further. Thus, the foundation added the word “family” to its name.



Many women don’t take stock of their hair care products. They may have many different shampoos and conditioners from various brands. However, hair care manufacturers design their products as a comprehensive solution for hair care needs. People who don’t use a particular brand’s entire product line are not getting the value of any given brand.

Wen Hair Care Products Complement Each Other

Wen by Chaz Dean is a very popular hair care line for many women. The product line offers cleansing conditioners, mousses, intensive hair treatments, and a host of other products for women to maintain their hair. The product line is based on years of research that couple products and ingredients together to achieve a holistic solution for any given problem.

Eliminate the Challenges Associated with Finding A Hair Care Routine

With many women, finding the perfect hair care routine is a matter of trial and error. They choose a product and use it until it proves that it doesn’t work with their hair. Ultimately, this process is dangerous. Trying a variety of products can damage a woman’s glory. Without knowing the combination of chemicals working together, women are setting themselves up to have damaged hair.

Fortunately, Wen by Chaz Dean eliminates guesswork when it comes to hair care. Women will no longer have to try hair care products to achieve the ultimate look after they choose Wen. Within the line of hair care products,, Wen offers women solutions that will solve their hair problems.

If you are tired of using a hair care regimen that isn’t giving you the results you need, then you should try Wen by Chaz Dean. By offering you a comprehensive solution to your hair woes, you’ll never have to approach hair care using the trial and error method.

More product information available on theWen website. Follow Wen onTwitter to get your daily dose of proper hair care tips!

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Jeffry Schneider is a businessman and an investment banker with many years of experience in the financial sector. Schneider attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has worked at some of the top financial firms such as Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, and Alex Brown since he graduated. Jeffry started Axiom Capital Management in 2002 where he stayed for two years. He then founded Paradigm Global Advisors in 2004 and worked there for four years. Schneider founded Ascendant Capital in 2008. It is his most successful company to date.

Ascendant Capital is a boutique investment firm based in Austin, Texas. The company raises funds for alternative investments through innovative financial structuring. The company provides an array of services including sales, operations, and marketing for its clients. Ascendant has raised close to a billion dollars for the several managers under its wing. This is evidence of the faith that investors have in the team. Ascendant has become an international company and offers these options to investors around the world today. The company maintains partnerships with several brokers and more than 200 investment advisors. Ascendant collaborates with all of these parties to choose the best investments and to deliver the best results for their investors.

The firm has become very successful and expects to raise close to fifty million dollars each month. Schneider has stated in the past that alternative investments are an excellent choice for investors who are looking to diversify their portfolio and are looking for low-risk investments. The firm invests in various sectors including technology companies, real estate, and auto dealerships.

His long career in the financial industry helped him to acquire vast knowledge in the alternative investments sector. This is what has made him an exceptional leader. Schneider has been instrumental in developing the company into a mature and global organization. He has grown the company from just two employees to more than thirty since it was started. He has developed an incredible culture at the company which encourages transparency and dialogue. This has been the reason why many of the employees have been satisfied at the enterprise.

Schneider is involved in several outdoor and fitness activities besides work. He has competed in some marathons. Schneider is also a philanthropist and has supported some charities over the years. Charities that he has supported include the Gazelle Foundation, Cherokee Home for Children, and God Loves We Deliver. Schneider is an avid traveler and has traveled to various destinations in Asia, Europe, and South America. He regularly posts on his personal blog. His posts cover topics such as fitness, leadership, and business. Schneider is a role model to many people.


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