Changing the Clocks for Conservation in Venezuela

In regards to saving energy, many complicated strategies have been put forth by so-called experts to conserve electricity. In Venezuela, a very simple plan is being instituted. The clock is going to be changed. President Nicolas Maduro has decreed the clocks in his country will be moved ahead 30 minutes.
When the clocks are changed, people talk about the “sun going down earlier or later” says expert Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa. Of course, the sun doesn’t change its path. The star travels on its axis in the same manner as it has for millions of years. In a snap, an entire population tweaks the numbers on a clock, and things change in a particular part of the world. By changing the clock, a bit more daylight may be accessed during peak times of the day. If there is more natural light during peak work hours, the need to flip a light switch is delayed. After all, the sun is shining in through the windows.

This might seem like a very minimalist approach to saving electricity says Adrian Jose, but Venezuela is currently caught up in a massive energy crisis. Every single bit of electricity that can be saved must be saved. Due to a massive drought, the country is not able to generate the hydro-electric power necessary the country is heavily reliant upon.

Whether or not changing the clock will have any measurable effect will be quickly revealed. Until the drought is over, however, do not look for the energy situation in the country to change.

George Soros Plays Center Role in 2016 Election

George Soros is a famous businessman, investor and philanthropist, who is frequently the center of media attention for his involvement in American politics and open support of various liberal causes. Bloomberg’s Billionaires on recently named Soros one of the 30 richest people in the world, which explains how Soros is able to finance a wide range of progressive political causes as well as political candidates. In his professional life, Soros serves as the chairman of Soros Fund Management, which he founded in 1970. According to Inside Philanthropy in a 2015 article, in his philanthropic endeavors, George Soros has contributed almost $12 billion to a variety of causes since he began delving into charitable organizations decades ago in 1979.

Soros has received a great deal of media attention on for his political contributions in the 2016 presidential campaign. The New York Times recently ran a story on Soros’ role in helping to bankroll the mobilization of as many Latino and other immigrant voters as possible for the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The total amount of the immigrant voter mobilization campaign on is now at a whopping $15 million, which represents a serious effort to empower the voice of one of the segments of society that Soros thinks stands the most to lose if the wrong presidential candidate is elected this fall. The organization through which George Soros on theatlantic and other wealthy donors and political activists are contributing is Immigrant Voters Win PAC. The stated goal of the organization is to attract an additional 400,000 million Latino voters to the polls this November.

For Soros, the efforts of the Immigrant Voters Win PAC on are particularly important, especially in light of what he characterizes as dangerous rhetoric on immigration issues from Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Trump has been anything but quiet about his stance on immigration, including his insistence that we must build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, which he claims that he will force the Mexican government to pay for, and Soros says it is time to stand up to this kind of dangerous political nonsense. Soros also says that he thinks there should be some sort of accountability for the hurtful and often scary rhetoric from Trump, which he describes as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant. Because Soros thinks that this type of hate-fueled speech is not in the best interest of the country as a whole and certainly not conducive to democratic principles, he is very vocal about his support of immigrants’ participation in the voting process this presidential race.

Soros has always been willing to take a serious stands for his belief and literally puts his money where his political mouth is. Even as far back as the 1970s, Soros helped to raise and invest funds so that black students could attend the University of Cape Town in apartheid South Africa. Through his leadership of the Open Society Foundations in more than 60 countries around the world, Soros consistently takes a stand to protect human rights and defend democratic ideals in all corners of the globe.

Celebrating Slyce’s Online Shopping App

Have you ever tried finding shoes online? It can take a while to find the exact kind of shoes that you are looking for if you are doing your searching the old fashioned way. We have this lovely technology in front of us, but we have to learn how to use it. Did you know that you can actually use the camera on your smart phone or other device to find the product that you are looking for? You can actually search for those shoes that your friend is wearing, or any other product that is in your environment, without having to type a single keyword into a big, white search box.

Introducing Visual Search Recognition Shopping

The newest trend in online shopping takes the pain and frustration out of finding the right product that you are looking for. In fact, you can use the camera on your smart phone to do the entire image recognition, so you can save your fingers for tying your new shoe laces. I was so excited when I found out about Slyce and their visual search application that I just had to share the news with everyone. I feel like Slyce has reintroduced me to online shopping in a whole new way. I am so excited about this new found technology.

Slyce Partners With Retailers

The more retailers that Slyce partners with, the better product offerings they have on their application. Their application is already packed with an arsenal of product offerings from clothing to shoes to household products. It is refreshing to see that Slyce is here to help us figure out exactly how to get our products without having to go to the shopping mall or stand in lines at stores. They have partnered with Home Depot, Tilly’s and many other major retailers to bring consumers closer to their purchases.

The newest partnership that I am excited about is between Slyce and Shoe Carnival. This partnership is making it easier to find the shoes that you really want. You can take a picture of the shoes that your friend is wearing when you meet him, and you will likely find them on Slyce’s application. Shoe Carnival sells all kinds of shoes, including major brands and new styles that hit the market.

Universities Are Making Wikipedia Their New Exams

In Sydney, Australia The University of Sydney has decided to take away written exams and essays. Instead, they offer their students the option of sharing what they know on the popular site Wikipedia. This may seem backwards from most universities, as Wikipedia has been labeled as unreliable. This stigma is quickly being tossed out of the window by The University of Sydney. It is likely to be a stigma tossed by many universities after the great results from this institution.
The University of Sydney noticed a decline in students that would pick up their essays from professors. It was a lot of wasted time and effort being put into feedback by professors when students were very uninterested in reading it. The university found that students put in less effort in academic papers verses an article written and viewed online. Wikipedia offered an online resource to help students write and post articles that were of interest to them. Not only that, but they also were able to receive feedback online from professors and other students. 

This turned out to be a great assignment for many students across many different majors. There were some students taking academic writing courses. Other students were taking a course on magazine literature. While other students were taking biology courses. All of these different backgrounds are able to give their students an interesting assignment to create or update a Wiki page. Academic institutions also think it is a great idea because students must be familiar with online literature in today’s workforce. It appears to be a win, win for both students and professors. 
So how easy is it for college students to design the articles that they are being graded on? Quite easy as it turns out. Get Your Wiki helps everyone that uses their Wiki writing services have a great experience. They offer three promises before signing on. The first promise is that your page will be approved or your money back. This means that your page will have what it takes to be the number 1,2,or 3 search result on Google or you get your money back. This means that your site will have major traffic and therefore, great results in that department. 

The second promise is that your page will be protected when you hire Wiki writers from this company. Anyone can edit a Wikipedia page. This is a good thing in terms of community but some people do things to hurt your business. The Wikipedia experts for hire from Get Your Wiki promise to keep a watchful eye over your page. The final promise they make is that anything you write can be professionally translated by their translators into any language you want. Wikipedia is said to be the largest public resource online. It is great that universities are giving their students the opportunity to be a part of it. 

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Salon Hairstylist Tests Wen by Chaz

Hairstylist, Emily McClure was featured in an online magazine, Bustle describing a one-week experience using WEN by Chaz product, Cleansing Conditioner. Her experience as a hairstylist was the motivation behind trying Wen’s cleansing conditioner product for seven days. During the seven-day trial, she made daily observation and journalized the results.

According to McClure, the texture of her hair is fine with long strands. The first thing she observed was the amount of cleansing conditioner by Wen needed for one wash. The amount Emily normally uses on her hair of other brand products was much less compared to Wen. She said that Day-One was wonderful after using the product. When she finished rinsing, there was no hair breakage of any of the hair strands.

As the days of testing proceeded, Emily realized Wen Cleansing Conditioner product was needed daily to maintain hair texture and receive a natural shine. On days she didn’t wash the hair, she experienced flat and greasy texture. By Day-Four of the test and no hair wash, she noticed fizziness and greasiness.

The conditioning product doesn’t maintain curly styles whether the hair is washed or not. McClure observed that and said her curls would fall quickly. Her overall assessment of the seven-day test is the product is needed every day to maintain shine, thicker texture, and clean looking hair.

Years ago, a young man, Chaz Dean had goals to reach for the stars. He attended cosmetology school and built a strategic reputation as one of the top celebrity hairstylists in Los Angeles. He purchased a salon and named it Chaz Dean Salon and later moved, changing the name to Chaz Dean Studio.

Chaz Wen, founder of Chaz Dean Studio in Hollywood is the creator of Wen Hair Care Product Line on Sephora. The line includes cleansing conditioner, nourishing mousse, anti-frizz styling crème, and re-moisture intensive hair treatment. These products are special formulated with agents to thoroughly cleanse and hydrate hair.