Young Couple Gifted Wedding Dress

Stories of generosity and people paying-it-forward have been in the news a lot lately. It is wonderful to see how many people wants to reach down and help others to lift them up. This story from Yahoo News has another paying-it-forward with a wedding gown.

Jimmy Gillespie has known for a while that his girlfriend, 21-year-old Liz Jensen, was the right person for him. With the help of Liz’s sister, Jimmy proposed marriage in an unforgettable way. The two spent January 25th ice skating and making snowmen together. Jimmy then showed Liz a short video he made that ended with him proposing marriage to her. Liz accepted.

A few weeks later Liz decided to go browsing alone for a wedding dress as she said on her AnastasiaDate profile. In one store she found the perfect gown for her big day. As Liz went to go pay for it, she was shocked to find that someone else bought it before she had a chance to- and the person bought it as a gift to Liz! The stranger was in the shop trying on dresses when she noticed Liz by herself. While the shop clerk says that the woman did not purchase anything for herself, she specifically picked Liz out and asked to pay the $465 for her dress.

Liz and her fiance were stunned. And they can’t wait for their chance to pay-it-forward to someone else deserving.

Wal-Mart to Pay All Employees At Least Ten Dollars an Hour

Retail giant Wal-Mart announced plans recently to start paying all their employees at least ten dollars an hour by February, 2016. There is an in depth article on the CNN Money website which explores this decision. Wal-Mart employs more people than any other company in the United States and for years has been the target of reformers and activists who say that they should pay their employees more. Wal-Mart says that they are not giving in to the demands of reformers but are rather increasing wages in order to increase employee retention. The decision is expected to cost Wal-Mart around one billion dollars the first year after it is implemented.

Personally, I think that this is a good thing, and the BizJournals and even people on Cipher Cloud seem to agree. While Wal-Mart is going to lose some money in the short term, they are going to make money in the long term though increased employee satisfaction. Giant companies like FedEx pay their low level package handlers decent money and also offer health benefits for part time work and doing so has worked for them. The same can be true for Wal-Mart. While Wal-Mart owes their success largely to their low prices, it can’t continue to dominate the retail world without a content workforce. Raises for employees at the bottom should help keep everyone happy and working hard.

Former Quadriplegic Surprise Those Attending Fashion Show

After years of being paralyzed from the neck down, Megan Silcott can now walk through the help of a walker, and she surprised the crowd attending a New York fashion show as PR Newswire reported. This young woman battled a rare disease and didn’t think she would ever walk again, but she has worked hard and she has walked – a very special kind of walk sponsored by Imaging Advantage.

Megan Silcott made her way slowly down the catwalk, walking carefully with the help of her walker, but she was an inspiration to all in attendance. She surprised those in the crowd, and she is an encouragement for them to never give up on life, to never give up on their dreams. This young woman didn’t know that she would be able to walk again, she could have spent the rest of her life in bed, but she worked hard and she is walking, and she received the chance to be a part of a very important event.

The Antique Wine Company: Treasure of London

Wine and wine services are one of the oldest and most prestigious goods on the planet. Many of the great ancient civilizations, the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians all saw wine as a form of power and prestige. Wine has only grown in popularity over the years, and as tens of millions of people enter the middle class of the world every year the demand for wine will only increase. Wine makers make money over time after growing and developing their wines. One of the most important aspects of a wine is the brand of the wine. A well known brand of wine will command a much higher price on the open market than a relatively non well known brand. Stephen Williams founded The Antique Wine Company in the 1980’s and has been committed to wine excellence ever since then.

The Antique Wine Company is based in London, England and is one of the most well known tourist attractions there. When anyone goes to visit The Antique Wine Company, you can tour the winery, see the wine services, and even get a great taste of their most famous bottle of wine. The Antique Wine Company is so well known that they have over 10,000 customers come through their doors every year. The Antique Wine Company also is known for making the most expensive bottle of white wine in history. This among other things helps The Antique Wine Company build its brand name recognition and stay atop some of the most well known wine companies in the world.

The Antique Wine Company does a great job with its customers. It has a unique website where customers can sort by brand name, year, or price for a bottle of wine. The AWC even allows customers to ship wine anywhere in the world for a price. Because of this and many other reasons, many wine experts projects that The Antique Wine Company will continue to grow its business and its brand name recognition in the years to come.

Overall, The Antique Wine Company is one of the most iconic wine brand companies in the world today. Stephen Williams has done a great job of taking the company from obscurity to where it is today in less than thirty years. The Antique Wine Company wine and wine services offered on site give tourists and fans alike a taste of what The Antique Wine Company is all about, and because of this and many other things The Antique Wine Company should continue to grow in the future.

8 Healthy Shopping Tips for Women

Health tips are usually for both genders. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. However, since women are the primary food purchasers and prepares, these 8 healthy shopping tips are targeted towards the female gender. Flavio Maluf claims these tips will benefit men as well, so it’s worth the read.

* Eat less meat. You’ll not only be healthier, but save money too. Select alternative sources of protein for your daily diet, like beans, eggs and tofu.
* Buy fruit and vegetables when they are in season. Produce is cheaper and more flavorful when it’s in season.
* Stock up on favorites when they are in season or on sale and stash them in the freezer for later use.
* Buy in bulk and save time and money. Less money spent, fewer trips to the store when you purchase items in bulk-size quantities.
* Find a use for vegetables trimmings and fruits that are past their prime. Like make a stock from vegetable peels and banana bread from over-ripe bananas.
* Cook once, eat twice. Whenever possible, cook in large batches so save time and money.
* Make water your beverage of choice. It’s the healthiest and cheapest beverage around.
* Make a shopping list and stick to it. Shop the perimeter of the supermarket (that’s where the fresh food is displayed) and resist impulse buying.

Cache Files for Brankruptcy, Follows Other Teen Retail Stores

While 2015 Is bringing about some optimistic news in terms of unemployment and the creation of jobs, it is not off to a good start where the merchandise sector is concerned. Cache, a clothing and prom dress retailer, has officially filed for bankruptcy, following in the wake of Delia’s and Wet Seal.

Cache was a popular retailer In the 1990s and early 2000s, catering almost exclusively to teen and 20-something woman. The store had a similar demographic to Wet Seal, Delia’s, and Deb, all of which have gone under in recent months.

According to the statement, the company blamed a depressed retail market, and changing tastes for their demise. Haidar Barbouti has learned that the popularity of online shopping is also allegedly to blame for the retailer sinking into obscurity. Find  more on Barbouti on

Experts have long argued that such shops have failed miserably to meet the needs and demands of today’s shopper. Simply put, Cache’s clients grew up and into adult stores, and they simply failed to keep pace with what teenagers of today want and need from clothing retailers.

The official filings state the company will close all of its stores following liquidation sales. What will take its place in rented retail space remains to be seen.

Pot Vending Machines? Yes.

Marijuana Vending Machines. Not even George Orwell could have imagined a future like this. The ZaZZZ medical marijuana machine has just opened Tuesday morning at Seattle Caregivers, a medical marijuana dispenser. The machine is climate controlled and verifies the age and reads the medical marijuana card.

Paul Mathieson wonders: Can This be Abused? Check out more on Mathieson on 

The first question that will likely be brought up in everyone’s mind is ‘can this be exploited’? Well according to the president and COO of American Green Stephen Sherin “You never have access to the machine ever if there isn’t a human around to check your medical ID initially on your way in”. This quote: over protection by both medical marijuana machine check, and human check is completely understandable when new technologies come out.

Employees, entrepreneurs and consumers around the United States are almost guaranteed to watch this development as it takes place. This is the free market, and it is working as intended. Giving availability, versatility, and ease of use to consumers everywhere, at least where it is legal.

About Doctor Rod Rohrich – Brilliant Plastic Surgeon and a Great Academic Contributor

Fashion is moving to a more cohesive work focusing on natural beauty and many people want to enhance their natural beauty but it is important to first find a qualified surgeon.

Currently 61 years old, Doctor Rod Rohrich is a well known doctor in the field of plastic surgery specializing in the sub fields of plastic reconstruction surgery and plastic cosmetic surgery. Although the field that he has chosen for himself is quiet selective in itself, yet he is a much down to earth person with great regard to the patients that he has had during his career and those that are being treated by him presently. He has been appointed as the chairman in the department of plastic surgery in the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he is still performing his duties as the chairman and as a teacher at the rank of a professor. He is the master known across the world when it comes to wound healing sciences.

He was born and brought up on a ranch and he got his early education in North Dakota and got his medical degree from the University of the North Dakota. He also went to the Baylor College of Medicine and for that matter he also attended Oxford University to receive his degree in pediatric plastic surgery. He has chaired at least 100 symposia and during his career and has presented 900 lectures on diverse platforms through his career across the world. His students depict quality and rightly so, since he is known to take keen interest in the teaching of his pupils. He has more than 300 publications of the highest of academic standards that are either written by him or have been supervised by him.

Apart from his personal achievements he has been busy in making the world of plastic surgery whole lot better through contributing in the regulation and safety of plastic surgeries. He has also contributed in the text that is widely taught to the students of plastic surgery world over by writing four books as whole and another thirty chapters written in several other books authored by others. A great thing about him is that even though there is a lot of fame and popularity that follows him everywhere he goes, he still does not find it right to cash it, rather he is very lenient when it comes to monetizing through his profession and shows great affection and responsibility towards his patients that are now no less than thousands. He has treated hundreds of patients who received facial injuries resulting from accidents and saved them from lifelong facial scars.

Do We Still Care About What’s In Vogue?

Thanks to Instagram and your favorite fashion bloggers on YouTube, there is nothing called “trending” anymore.Fashion trends are nearing extinction and have been going on this path for some time. However, for people who need some help with fashion, this news doesn’t help much. What do you do when fashion trends are actually out of fashion? Read on to know more –

• Stop Body Typing Yourself – The media is full of articles about fat shaming and body shaming. You don’t need a pep talk to love your body type. Whether you have a thigh gap or love handles, all that matters is your comfort. So, stop obsessing about how fat or skinny your legs look and wear what catches your eye. If it makes you happy, it would definitely look good on you.

• Don’t Dress For Others –Fersen Lambranho understands this goes for both men and women. Men who utter things like “I don’t like women wearing short skirts” and women who say things like “men in sandals turn me off” would soon be as extinct as fashion trends. Dress what works for you and not because you want a special someone to notice you.

• Instagram Your Way to Victory – The search feature of Instagram is pretty neat and you can easily find something to inspire you. Don’t ignore discount stores when you shop. You can find the most unexpected things there.

Keep a list of colors and styles you think you look good in and ignore the haters.

Smartwatches: Comparisons and Highlights

The smartwatches are beginning to draw much attention. Some feel the need to complement their smartphones and choose the same manufacturer in order to have easier access to phone calls. I’m thinking buying Igor Cornelsen one of these.

Others, quite to the contrary, give a try to some less complicated items from less popular manufacturers and aim at the simplicity. Many of these devices opt to pay more attention to such factors as aesthetic quality, where smartphones can become more of a fashion statement.

A researcher in the field said that he went around trying on and comparing wearables in one day, highlighting the ones that left the strongest impressions.

Fitbit Charge impressed with the natural feeling band, and that can be a great advantage being given that the smartwatches are to be worn for hours. Samsung, LG and Sony focus mostly on very intricate designs with a good number of apps. The strength of these devices come from the range of quality products in the app store.

It is like you are wearing your smartphone on the wrist, but the researcher is not sure that he wants to be that available. The business people who simply cannot miss a text message or a call, will enjoy the invention.

Apple beats everyone with style and features integrated in a smartwatch. There is a seizure detector integrated in it too. The question is, will it share the popularity of the Apple phones?