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Get Fun Beauty Products From Lime Crime

Makeup has been used for many reasons. People like to have makeup on hand in the event of a special occasion of some kind or because makeup helps them feel more confident and grownup. They also like to have makeup on hand in order to help them feel more youthful and allow them to indicate that they are in touch with what is happening today in the world of fashion. The right makeup can help people express all kinds of emotions more easily even when they are mostly rather shy in nature and not inclined to speak up much or not always as socially outgoing as they would like to be.

Many people find that using beauty products can also help bring out a side of them that is very playful and likes to have fun. The user of bright green eyeshade or a splash of neon pink across their lips can help them feel more daring and bold as well as more outgoing and even happy. Many people also love to use makeup in order to express a side of them that is creative and devoted to both artistic expression and supporting the arts in some way that makes them feel really great.

Some beauty products retailers really understand that many of their users want to have such products on hand at all times. They also know that their customers like to experiment with new kinds of products in order to help them feel more artsy and allow them to show off the many facets of their personality even when they are wearing items that otherwise ordinary. They also know that users look for a beauty products company that allows them to have easy access to a company that offers people the ability to buy many varied products from a company that cares about their needs and shares their sense of inner fun that can be gained by using such products each day.

One such company is Lime Crime. Lime Crime is company that is entirely dedicated to the understanding that using beauty products can be fun. Staffers here know that their buyers love items that are devoted to the notion that beauty is something that can expressed in many varied ways. They also know that their fans want to have access to items that they can use in order to help add that sense of fun to their daily lives and makeup routine.

Those who work with such kinds of beauty products will find that doing so can help them feel more in touch with today’s fashions as well as having the confidence to recreate them on their own. They also know that working with a company of this kind allows them to get the confidence to create looks that entirely new and just their own. This kind of understanding is vital for someone who wants to use beauty products in a way that will help them look better express their ownr inner sense of beauty each day.

Kenneth Griffin steers Citadel out of the storm

The hedge fund industry is well known for the roller coaster rides of the companies that constitute it as well as the mercurial and dynamic individuals that lead it. And amongst the extreme highs and the very lows of that industry, there are a select group that are able to withstand the storms and still come through. Amongst them are Citadel headed by the intense, focused and dynamic Kenneth Griffin. From being able to steer the ship through the dark and record breaking financial storms of 2008, when citadel lost about $8 billion, to now having $26 billion assets under management, as reported in the recent profile of the company and its owner in the Wall Street Journal, it has been a carefully managed and orchestrated rise that takes note and considers the volatility inherent in the market, but does not shy away from it.
During those dark days of 2008, where other companies folded, restructured their operations, minimized risks by lowering the expected rates of returns, or, focused on improving their image, Citadel’s approach was more focused on staying confident in its strengths, recovering from the losses and winning the long game that it knew so well. Learning from the crisis, the firm now carefully monitors and evaluates risks and leverages technology in making sure it stays on message. This includes warning and alerts sent out firm-wide when market changes increase the risk in their portfolios beyond acceptable limits, to making sure the firm is overall equally balanced between rising and falling markets. But then focusing on the opportunities available, and always maintaining an aggressive approach has been Ken’s forte since he started trading stocks at 19 in his dorm at Harvard. Reducing risks only would and could not be the only reason for the stellar performance, and would, of course, not fit with the owner’s philosophy of making the most of market opportunities. The firm has expanded aggressively in areas where it has seen other firms exiting a market. Market making now contributes 10% of Citadel’s revenue with about a third of US stock orders from individual investors now routed through its systems, with plans of doing the same with options in China. Its commodities operations, by itself, is the biggest commodities funds in the world. The quantitative trading, arm with about $3 billion under management, could be turned into a separate fund.
It hasn’t though been all plain sailing for Ken. There is the very public divorce and the high turnover in some of the divisions due to the exacting and intense management style. But these too has been used as learning lessons. Though hurt by the public disclosures, he has decided to go for private settlement discussions with his ex-wife. At work too, he has recognized the struggle between micro-management and delegation leading him to redefine his involvement in the day-today and minute details of company operations.

The article can be found at http://www.wsj.com/articles/citadels-ken-griffin-leaves-2008-tumble-far-behind-1438655887

Corinthian College’s Collapse Leave Students in a Bind

Corinthian College, a for profit university, may be closing their doors soon and leaving more than 20,000 students in California without a university to attend. The college is one of the nation’s largest for profit universities and currently has over 70,000 students enrolled across the nation. If Corinthian College fails it would close over twenty three campuses in California alone and leave their student body scrambling to find other for profit or community colleges that will accept the credits they have earned so far. My friend’s dad who works with John Textor, said that everyone, including Textor thinks this unfortunate event is going to be a media frenzy.

Corinthian College is a publicly traded company valued at over $4 billion in 2003. Like most other for profit universities Corinthian College fought allegations for years that they preyed on their students and extracted most of their money in the form of government backed student loans. The college’s woes began following a Department of Education investigation into job placement numbers.

In light of the school’s sudden collapse the government is trying to find a buyer for the school or it may have to forgive millions of dollars in student loans. The fate of the students currently attending remains in the balance as there may not be enough room in other colleges for them.

Students Face Uncertainty About Their Future

 

The for profit Corinthian Colleges school system which includes Wyotech, Everest, and Heald Colleges will soon be forced to close down. They have been slapped with a lawsuit that argues they misled students into debt. Students were led to believe they would be able to land jobs based on false information. Corinthian Colleges have expressed financial trouble, and argue they do not have money left to continue operating. There are two options that may occur, either the campuses will be sold or they will be closed down in California. About 70,000 students would be impacted nationwide and the federal government would also be affected negatively. Students will not be held liable for their federal loans.

College is already stressful enough without having to stress about the future of a college campus. Laurene Powell Jobs reminds us that in California and in America, college students face a large amount of debt upon graduation. There is some federal help such as the Cal Grant covers tuition for public state universities, including the University of California campuses. Students who chose to attend alternative colleges must pay tuition. In this case, if the college campuses are sold the students would have to pay their loans back.