Mobile Dating Apps Like Skout Are Taking the World by Storm

In a recent article, the changing ways that people date was discussed at length. Not surprisingly, many people are now taking advantage of online dating. Perhaps some are surprised that there is even a new twist that exists with online dating, as some people still consider this to be the new era of dating, so to speak. In reality, people have been meeting others online for a number of years and they have been doing so quite effectively. Today, a lot of people choose to meet others by using these same websites, only they do it by using apps on their smartphones, tablets or other electronic devices.

According to the article, the largest percentage of individuals still rely on sitting at a desktop or laptop in order to fill out a profile with an online dating website. However, more and more people are taking advantage of apps that make their lives even more convenient and give them the opportunity to keep tabs on their dating potential when it is most convenient for them. The article chronicles the top mobile apps that can be downloaded and provides information about the 10 apps that are the most popular. Without a doubt, one of the most popular mobile apps is worth discussing at greater length, as you will see in the next paragraph.

Skout is a mobile dating app that has been around longer than practically any other app of its type. In fact, it was first developed for the iPhone in 2008, so it has a long history of use that far exceeds the expectations of just about anyone that has ever used an online dating app before. Today, the app is available to unite people in more than 100 countries and it has truly become a global development.

One of the best things about Skout is that it is unique. It is a mobile dating app, but it is really so much more than that. You don’t have to set out with the intention of finding someone to date if you decide to use Skout. In fact, a lot of people use it simply to meet other individuals that have similar interests and think in similar fashions as they do. While it can certainly be used to find a date, it can also be used to find and forge new friendships in virtually any walk of life. This is something that a traditional dating app simply does not offer.

Without a doubt, dating apps that can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet make everything easier. If you are simply not into sitting at your laptop late at night filling out tons of information that seems to take hours to complete, the mobile apps are definitely the way to go. As long as you are doing it, you might as well choose to go with one that has the expertise and experience to do things right.

Think investment, Think Brad Reifler

Brad Reifler has been an entrepreneur and an investor for over 30 years. With this kind of experience, he is best person to visit in case you want to make a living investing. Brad is the CEO of Forefront Advisory and Forefront Capital Management, an advisory board that provides guidance in the world of forex markets and commodities. This further proves his great qualification in the provision of advice to forex traders as well as commodity traders especially because forex exchanges are not very good and commodity markets highly volatile.

This was after he graduated with an Economics and Political Science degree from Bowdin College. His company specialized in in a number of things. Among them global derivative advisory, institutional research, execution services and information dissemination. This was a growth from a firm that managed cash in discretionary accounts. Brad Reifler sold the firm in 2000. By then, it was among the largest independent future operations. Selling out his firm was not the end of Brad as he had already expanded himself in the financial services as a professional that was to be trusted globally and had therefore started Pali Capital, a sell side broke dealer strictly focusing in the equity markets in 1995. He was a CEO in Pali for thirteen years and during the time, the company became huge with over three hundred employees, an excess of a billion dollars in commission and offices in not only the US but also Australia and the UK.

Brad Reifler started Forefront Capital, LLC in 2009. The firm currently has a number of subsidiaries including Forefront Advisory and Forefront Partners. As the CEO, Brad has worked towards differentiating the products offered at Forefront LLC.

Apart from running Forefront LLC, Brad is also a public speaker and offers free investment advice, who has done extensive speeches inviting everyone including the middle and lower classes in the investing world and how they can take part in it. To champion investment of the middle and lower classes, he came up with, together with Forefront Partners, with the Forefront Income Trust which allows the middle class to invest. His outspoken nature has helped people find alternative ways to plan for their future.

Brazil Literary Scene Is Hotter Than Ever

There has always been a worldwide following for Brazilian music, films, and sports, but Brazilian literature has never caught on outside the borders of South America. In the past, very few Brazilian works were translated into English, but that seems to be changing now. Thanks to literary events and festivals, the Brazilian literary scene is hotter than ever. There were almost 200 literary fairs in Brazil last year, and a number of authors at those fairs had works published in English. But there is another reason Brazilian literature is on fire outside of the country. That reason is the Carioca Literature Academy in Rio and the Academy’s president, Jaime Garcia Dias.

Jaime Garcia Dias is a writer’s writer. He not only writes novels, essays, and short stories, he is also a gifted teacher, and is known for talking writing on his YouTube channel. But another part that’s gaining attention are his paintings as well. In fact, Dias joined the Carioca Literature Academy as a teacher in 1995. Two years later he was named Vice President of the Academy because of the success he had teaching writing skills to teenagers. Ten years later, Dias was named President of the Academy, and that’s about the same time the popularity of Brazilian literature began to be recognized by a larger audience around the world. Brazilian authors that were trained by Dias broadened their literary talents and began writing for more than a Brazilian audience. Dias has always been a proponent of expanding writers’ imagination. The curriculum at the Academy forced young writers to push themselves.

Young writers started to attend the São Paulo Book Biennial has the largest number of Brazilian authors in attendance. It is a meeting point for Brazil’s major publishing houses. Almost 800,000 visitors attended the last 11-day Biennial, and Dias believes it is making a huge impact on the world’s mentality in terms of Brazilian literary interest.

But his career history shows Dias also likes to send his students to the smaller, independent literary events in order to get exposure. Brazilian writers that want their work to be recognized attend these smaller venues because the nation’s avid readers attend one or more of these events. Readers interact with authors at these events, and a wealth of knowledge is exchanged and used at some point in the writers’ career.

As far as Dias is concerned he is still teaching and writing, as well as maintaining his blog. In 2013, he was invited to write a weekly article for Jornal do Brasil. His latest novel is a collection of articles he wrote for that popular newspaper. Most of those articles focus on his childhood and his father, Arnaldo Dias.

Andy Wirth: Gondola and more


Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, which is one of the top tourist destinations in the world for people who enjoy skiing. Wirth also contributes to environmental and community organizations in and around Lake Tahoe. He is always looking for ways to better his community as well as his ski resort, since the community relies so much on tourists to his ski resort.
After nearly being killed in a skydiving accident, Andy Wirth co-founded the Wounded Warrior Support. The organization recognizes the Navy SEALS and contributes to the Navy SEALS foundation. The organization supports special operations team members and their families after they return home from duty.
It was recently announced by Squaw Valley that it would be connecting to another top ski resort, Alpine Meadows. Both of the resorts are two of the top skiing destinations in the world and now they will be connected by a gondola. The gondola will operate in three parts. It will start at the bottom of Squaw Valley than go up and over the ridge between the two mountains, than finally down to Alpine Meadows. The fantasy of many snowboarders and skiers is that these two resorts would somehow be connected one day, and now it has become a reality.
There has been a rumor of the two resorts connecting since the two resorts merged into one. There was a little bit of land between the two mountains that was owned by Troy Caldwell that stopped the connection temporarily. Andy Wirth and Caldwell got the deal done to make the gondola a reality for tourists.

Highland Capital’s Long/Short Healthcare Fund Receives The 2015 Hedge Fund Performance Award

Jim Dondero has always believed that Dallas-based Highland Capital Management would become one of the most powerful hedge fund firms in the world, and according to recent events his belief is becoming a reality. Dondero founder Highland Capital with financial expert Mark Okada and both men have surrounded themselves with talented financial people from the start. Jim Dondero said winning the 2015 HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Award was due to the excellent performance of healthcare expert Michael Gregory and his executive team. Gregory manages the Highland Long/Short Healthcare Fund, and that fund won the award in the “40 Act fund – equity” category.

Dondero and Okada continue to strengthen their management team, and the winning the HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Award shows the dedication the founders have to outperform their peers in several quantitative and qualitative factors. Reputation with investors is one of those factors, and the pedigree of the management is another. Healthcare is Highland Capital’s largest investment sector with over $3 billion in assets under management. Michael Gregory and his team have more than 130 years of experience in healthcare. Gregory was named CIO and Global Head of Highland Alternative Investors recently, and Terry Jones was recently hired as the President of Institutional Products.

Jim graduated from the University of Virginia and McIntire School of Commerce. He started hs career as an analyst for Morgan Guaranty in 1984, and while he was CIO Protective Life he instrumental in helping the company achieve more than $2 billion in assets under management before he started Highland Capital Management. Mr. Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant, and he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Winning the winning the 2015 HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Award was first announced in a article, and ever since then Highland Capital Management and Jim Dondero have been getting a lot of exposure around the world. In fact, Highland Capital offices in Seoul, New York, Singapore and Sao Paulo have been busy with new client activity.

The Questionable Kyle Bass

There are a great number of things that a person can look at to determine the financial and economic status of a company or country. One of the more contraversial ways to figure out whether or not someone is in financial trouble is to ask a man named Kyle Bass.

Kyle bass is the head of a hedge fund called Hayman Capital Management based out of Dallas, Texas. While the hedge fund is how he initial made his fortune, he capitalized on and gained notoriety for his early prediction of the American recession in 2007. Because he saw it coming early he was able to cash in on it by going against mortgages that were subprime. He has now made a prediction that China is next for economic collapse. He makes a number of comparisons to the seuence of financial events leading up to America’s financial crisis.

Though Kyle Bass was surprisingly accurate in his predictions about the economic recession in the United States, there are many who are skeptical about his ability to successfully determine the accurate outcome of financial matters. Many claim that he is out of touch with the financial market completely based on his support and praise of Agentinian President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner despite that the fact that her country has defaulted on its soveriegn debt not once, but twice in the last 13 years. He is also roundly criticized for his defense of his investment in GM (General Motors) following the revelation that GM had taken saftey shortcuts that had caused fatalities. He stated that GM was not in the wrong and that the victims of the accidents were either intoxicated or not wearing their seatbelts.

Despite the wide controversy about whether or not Kyle Bass is qualified enough to comment on tthinggs as complex as the economy and financial status of a foreign country, he has had a tremendous amount of time in front of the camera. He has been invited to comment on a myriad of various financial matters, sometimes making accurate predictions, but also making a lot of wrong ones.

Kyle Bass is certainly financially savvy enough to have made and maintained a fortune. Whether or not he is qualified to comment on extremely intricate financial matters such as foreign economics is debatable, for certain. Whether or not his predictions about the Chinese economic state is also hazy.

Handy Recently Received More Than $50 Million In Funding

Handy is by far the largest application or other media through which people providing home cleaning services can list their business or services to other people. There have been other competitors ever since Handy has become popular, but most all of the competitors have crashed or been acquired by Handy. Handy only takes around a twenty percent cut of the listing price of the services being offered, which is low considering that Handy already has low prices for its customers.

Handy has got funding from a variety of companies in the form of fifty million dollars. Some of the companies involved in funding this company include Fidelity, Highland Capital Management, TPG Growth, and Revolution Growth. The money received will go to fund the implementation and control of Handy in new markets around the world, as Handy currently runs in only 28 markets around the globe.

Handy was founded by two college roommates from Harvard College. Handy has turned out to be the best business of its kind, which was started up in 2012. Overall, there have been eleven million cleaning jobs or other types of jobs that have been completed since the inception of Handy. There are an estimated one hundred thousand jobs booked every single month on Handy, which 10,000 cleaners are responsible for.

Many people are actually able to make a living on Handy, while some cleaners do it for just a little extra money. Handy encourages everyone that provides cleaning services to use their app. Historically, it has been hard to find people that would clean homes for a low price because there hasn’t been any single place where cleaners would go to list their services for clients.