Get Out of the City with Samuel Strauch’s List of the Hottest 10 Suburban Locales in the US

Thinking about ditching the big city and leaving your apartment or loft behind for a home in the suburbs? There are still some great suburban areas in America whether you are looking for better schools, less crime, or simply more affordable housing.

The 3 most important aspects of a house for sale are location, location, and location. Does the house access to shopping? Is the rest of the neighborhood in good condition? Does it have a steep driveway that could be a hazard in the winter? Are there nearby amenities for kids and pets? After location comes the actual homes size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a fenced yard etc. These factors are important, but can usually be found within any given neighborhood, so let’s look at some excellent suburban locations suggested by Real Estate Agent Samuel Strauch.

While his article ‘Samuel Strauch Reveals The Hottest Suburban Neighborhoods’ reveals more detailed information about each location, here is a quick list of the neighborhoods mentioned:

  • Northeast Denver (Denver, Colorado)
  • Wylie (Dallas, Texas)
  • Dublin (San Francisco, California)
  • Daffan (Austin, Texas)
  • Palm River-Clair Mel (Tampa, Florida)
  • Vista East (Orlando, Florida)
  • Cutler Bay (Miami, Florida)
  • Milpitas (San Jose, California)
  • Williamsburg in Murfreesboro (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Apex (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Samuel Strauch is a top Miami Beach real estate agent ranking in the top 13% of 5737 agents in the area. He has served the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area for over 15 years as a principal with Metrik real estate. Besides his interest in real estate, Samuel Strauch also is an investor in several restaurant and internet businesses and is the founder of a website sharehappiness.com. As far as Samuel Strauch’s educational background, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in International Business at Hofstra University in New York and also studied at Harvard University and Erasmus University. Instagram photos.

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Standing up for the Oppressed

If there is one thing that is common about people who live under some kind of oppression or tyranny, it is that they either don’t know how to stand up for themselves or believe that the situation is hopeless. The oppressor is often elevated to some kind of godlike status. He is either seen as infallible, invincible, or just overall superior. For bullies, the victims often endure it because of the perceived godlike status of the bully. Countries under tyrannical rule are similar, but it is done on a much larger scale than mere bullying. In both bullying and tyranny, it often takes an outside party to help the oppressed realize that they have a choice.

Fortunately, there are people that are trying to help the oppressed realize that there is something better. Thor Halvorssen is one of them. Thor is a human rights activist. He is the president of the Human Rights Foundation. He is also not afraid to get his hands dirty. He doesn’t just talk about issues. He also takes action. He is also one of the people that are changing the face of human rights activism. For a while, human rights activists have been seen as sad people who love humanity and yet hate people. Thor Halvorssen works differently. Click here to watch video.

Thor himself says that he loves people. This is one of the reasons that he stands up for the rights of others. He wants people to experience the freedom and equality that they were meant for. Thor works with an intensity that can match the tyrants that he deals with. Among the tyrants that he is taking on is North Korea’s Kim Dynasty. The stories of North Korean defectors are enough to sicken people. There are plenty of other countries that are filled with horrors and inhumane treatment of people.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thorhalvorssen/

Korean Skin Care Tips

There are some people who wonder how Asian women have such beautiful and clear skin. Wengie offers a few tips that viewers can use to get the same clear complexion while having the soft skin that is desirable to touch.

 

When Wengie would go to Korea, she would notice that women didn’t have pimples or blemishes on the skin. She has always made it a point to find out how they have such beautiful skin. An important thing to remember is that skin is hereditary. You will have similar skin as your parents. Those who live in colder climates have smaller pores, which can make the skin clearer and lighter. Living in a warmer climate means larger pores and a darker complexion.

 

Korea is about 3 years ahead of the western world when it comes to beauty products. One of the first things to talk about is the standard of skin care. Koreans have a high standard for skin. They care about the size of the pores and the moisture content of the skin. Many women carry a small bottle with water so that they can refresh the skin during the day. The routines of Koreans are very long when it comes to skincare. They usually double cleanse to get the pores as clear as possible. They exfoliate and tone. On top of toning, Koreans use moisturizing creams and face masks. They also work a facial massage into the day so that the skin stays as refreshed and youthful as possible.

South Korean HealthCare Fund Expands Highland Capital’s Expertise

Highland Capital Management continues to expand its coverage of the healthcare industry. Healtcare is in the news; therefore, a wise investment firm takes advantage of that free press coverage. Highland worked with the South Korean National Pension Service (NPS) to raise $147 million for investment in North American and South Korean firms.

 

“South Korea Medical Devices”

 

No one can change economic realities. Cheaper labor costs make it easier for South Korea manufacturing firms to compete on the world stage. Mature American medical device firms can take their intellectual property to Asia and have the lower wage workers assemble new products. This new Highland Capital healthcare fund can invest in those healthcare firms.

 

This fund has a higher chance of success because of the connection to the NPS. Also, the local South Korean investment firm, Stonebridge Capital is co-manager of the fund. The foundation has been laid for success.

 

“Less Addictive Pain Relievers”

 

What are some of the other Highland Capital Management developments in the healthcare field? Highland Capital Mr. Michael D. Gregory is the Head of Healthcare Credit. When asked about healthcare stocks that Highland Capital was covering, Mr. Gregory discussed the dangers of opioid addiction in the U.S. – companies are turning to “new, less-addictive pain relievers.” Highland Capital HealthCare fund managers are suggesting investment in the firms with these less addictive pain relievers.

 

Once again, there are numerous synergies between North America and South Korea. Of course, pain relief knows no boundaries and the development of better drugs would be beneficial to both nations. The United States has an aging population with more seniors who might need non-addictive drugs.

 

The US Food & Drug Administration and South Korea Ministry of Food & Drug Safety might compare notes on pain relief applications. Dallas based Highland Capital manages about $15.4 billion and continues to be at the forefront of world-changing developments. Now, it has expanded its healthcare expertise to South Korea.

A Brief Look At Eric Pulier’s Background, Charitable Giving And Business Career

A Brief Look On Eric Pulier’s Background

 

Eric Pulier grew up in the suburban community of Teaneck, New Jersey outside of New York City. He graduated from Teaneck High School in 1984 and went on to study at Harvard University. Eric Pulier was a student journalist during his time at Harvard University. He had his own column at the Harvard Crimson student newspaper and wrote about things such as technology, terrorism and politics. Pulier graduated from Harvard University in 1988 with the the highest possible honors of magna cum laude. While studying at Harvard University, Eric Pulier also expanded his knowledge of computer science and programming by taking a few supplemental courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

A Brief Look On Eric Pulier’s Career

 

One of the companies that Eric Pulier first created was called People Doing Things. It was formed in 1991 and based out of Los Angeles, California. People Doing Things was a tech company that offered software and technology solutions for the healthcare and education sector.

 

The second company that Eric Pulier has created was called Digital Evolution. It formed in 1994 and was an interactive digital media company. Digital Evolution would eventually be merged together with another company called US Interactive.

 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Pulier has been credited with creating, investing in or co-founding over 15 different technology and software companies. Some of the more notable examples of companies that he played a key role in as an investor or founder are MediaPlatform, US Media Interactive, Akana, ServiceMesh, SOA Software and Desktone.

 

A Brief Look At Eric Pulier’s Philanthrophy

 

Eric Pulier has always had a soft spot and big heart when it comes to helping children who are suffering from chronic illnesses. One of the earliest forays of Eric Pulier into the world of philanthropy involved him creating a digital educational platform for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pulier’s digital forum helped to educate people who were diagnosed with this chronic illness. Another early charitable project of Eric Pulier was with the Starbright World (Read This). This was a private social media network designed especially for young children with fatal and chronic diseases.

Chris Burch: A Reputable and All-Rounded Entrepreneur

Chris is renowned for his talent in creating several brands worldwide such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch. Also, he is famous for making worthwhile investments, and lately, he is in the limelight for venturing into the hospitality industry. In the year 2012, both Mr. Burch and renowned hotelier McBride engaged in the purchase of a beach hostel located in Sumba. In the year 2015, the hotel was then refurbished and led to the birth of a five-star hotel known as Nihiwatu.

Nihiwatu resort emerged the best hotel in the world in 2016 according to Travel + Leisure. Nihiwatu comes as the latest entrepreneurial venture by Chris Burch who has founded other numerous globally recognized brands. When asked about it by Business Jet Traveler, he said that he purchased the property for his little ones and hopes that one day, he will be able to give back to the community.

Interesting to note, Nihiwatu has 27 private cabins, including Mr. Burch’s private home. The great Raja Mendaka consists of the main house and four cabins, each with a plunge pool. For the lovers of nature, there are tree houses at your disposal. During your getaway, you will be exposed to various Sumbanese antiques used for decoration.

There is a beach spa available, but guests are also given an option of having the service in their rooms and villas. Yoga sessions are offered daily at a common wellness center. However, guests can request for private yoga lessons with the instructors. Also, excursions, surfing, riding stables and many other facilities are offered at the resort all at a fair price.

About Chris Burch

Christopher Burch was born on March 28th, 1953. He is a renowned entrepreneur who has had an admirable passion and eye for business since he was a young man. He had a breakthrough with his career in college where he and his brother developed the Eagles Eye apparel. It later blossomed, and they sold it for $165 million.  Click on fashionista.com for an interesting article.

Mr. Chris Burch brings to the table over 40 years of entrepreneurial experience. He is the founder and President of Burch Creative Capital. Chris also co-founded the renowned Tory Burch fashion brand. He is renowned for being actively involved in the rising of more than 50 entities, where he served in various capacities. More importantly, he is the co-founder of the Nihiwatu beach resort in Indonesia. Chris Burch holds a business degree from Ithaca College. Additional article on bjtonline.com.

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Success Academy Stays True to its Name with Stellar Academic Performance

Success Academy operates charter schools in New York City. The school network was founded in 2006 by the CEO Eva Moskowitz and has the biggest number of charter schools in the city. There are more that forty schools with over fourteen thousand pupils. Success Academy has recently become famous for producing scholars with high-performance scores on state tests. The school network is focused on minority learners from low-income families.

The school’s ingenious strategies are turning their scholars into academic superstars despite the disadvantaged backgrounds of the bulk of the students. This paradox is shocking fans and critics of the school network alike. Admission application wait lists are growing by the day, and Success Academy cannot seem to expand fast enough. For a good reason.

First, the leadership ensures strong collaboration between the scholars, teachers, school leadership and the parents. This synergy results in motivated scholars who excel. The school network has to perform to stay in operation. It goes through an evaluation system every five years to retain their license. This forms part of the strong drive to succeed.

Second, the scholars are scheduled for just over two hours of direct instruction time. The rest of the day is spent on practical learning activities to foster creativity. Third, there has been an immense commitment to creating awareness about the school network through a strategic marketing plan. Success Academy has a much bigger marketing budget that any public school in New York City.

It is not a single unit but numerous schools distributed across the city. This also expands the spread of the marketing budget, as they can target more localities with the same materials.

Additionally, the schools offer better learning facilities than the average public school such as computer and science labs, music rooms and libraries. The schools business model enjoys capital funding, and numerous fund managers serve on the board as financial advisors.

A big network also means that Success Academy can be able to adapt its management systems and learn from the more successful ones. A diverse range of learning activities and teaching aids keeps the scholars engaged and focused. Looking at the success points, there is no comparison to the operational models with public schools and this is a guarantee that the scholar success will only get better.

Patty Rocklage; Therapist, Philanthropist, and Home Renovation

Patty Rocklage has over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, having gotten her degree from USC in 1981, and became licensed in Massachusetts as a Psychotherapist. Patty Rocklage is a warm person with a comfortable communication style necessary for patients to be comfortable about opening up in regards to their issues. She is married to Dr. Scott Rocklage, a graduate of MIT in Chemistry. In 2016, both Patty and Dr. Rocklage made a charitable donation to the chemistry department at MIT, to help with the costs and renovations of Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, Moungi Bawendi’s nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space located in Building B.

There is a nice article on the Rocklage home and how it was in need of a renovation. The Sudbury Companies took the job, with Ed Freelander at the helm, coming up with ways to improve the Rocklage residence. The first issue that Patty and Scott wanted to address was the front entrance, as visitors to the home often could not find the front door and instead came to the back door or wandered to the barn area looking for a doorbell. Patty and Scott’s house now has a wrap-around porch and a three season porch in addition to visitors now knowing where the front door is. Landscaping was done with recycled materials from the area, and then the inside of the house was addressed. Click here to know more.

Patty and Scott did not like how their kitchen area was disconnected from the house and the two family spaces. Not only was this going to be a major job knocking down walls, but matching colors to the kitchen cupboards made out of Southern Yellow Pine, and dealing with the mess of electrical wiring going on. Looking at the before and after pictures of the house is breathtaking and the work makes use of some of the existing materials already part of the house and blended it with the new.

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Keeping Criminals in Jail Using the Securus Technologies Phone System

One of the hardest parts of my job in law enforcement is keeping the bad guys in jail. When a suspect can walk that fine line of avoiding being convicted because he has a great lawyer or mistakes in the courtroom, my job is that much harder trying to prove he should be in jail. When an inmate is let out of the jail on a technicality or they are being held with little evidence and may skate free, I have to work fast to produce results.

 

The biggest issue that I have is time is working against me. If the courts only allow a few weeks to produce solid evidence or the suspect is going to walk, I have to make use of some key resources to close this case and keep this person from getting back on the streets where they can hurt another.

 

I used to have amazing results in gathering evidence from informants, but the rise in violence in gangs has scared many of these people into going deep under and not talking anymore with law enforcement for fear of retaliation. I used to be able to use the inmate phone monitoring system in the jail, but these clever inmates talk in code so we can not understand what they are really saying.

 

Securus Technologies recently installed a new phone system, complete with the LBS software that was about to change the game. CEO Rick Smith says his thousand employees at the Dallas based company have one objective, making the world safer for everyone. We used the new system to monitor chatter between gang members, and we discovered our suspect had ordered soldiers to a location to find, hide, or eliminate evidence that could incriminate him. He had no idea I was able to decipher his code, get there first, and keep him from ever getting out of jail.

 

Time to investment with your future in mind

Investment genius Warren Buffett has put wagered $1 million that he can make better investment returns than a group of hedge fund managers. Buffett will only be investing in an S&P 500 passive index fund. The bet will be decided this year and its expected Mr. Buffett will be the winner. Buffett’s winnings will be given to charity.

Buffett is a strong advocate for simple and low cost investments that are bought for a long term hold. Buffett is one who follows bottom-up-investing. Buffett has been successful at investing because of his rigorous analysis of companies and having a strong portfolio. Buffett has been delivering a message to the American people saying that they need to save more for retirement and to start investing and stay invested.

Buffett does not believe in passive index returns. He believes they do not provide any cushion against down markets. High management fees and excessive trading have caused mutual funds to have poor long-run returns. Buffett highlights the two ways investors can identify exceptional fund managers which include low expenses and high manager ownership. Warren Buffett believes it is key to find fund managers who outpace indexes on average.

Buffett points out that investors who put $10,000 in the S&P 500 40 years ago would bring in more than $500,000 today but the same amount put into five mutual funds from American Funds would bring in increasingly more wealth.

Tim Armour is the CEO of Capital Group. He has over 30 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. He previously served as an equity investment analyst at Capital, where he covered global communications and American companies.

Armour received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College and currently resides in Los Angeles. Armour says the post-Trump change in the markets is real and an era of faster economic growth and higher inflation is coming.