I had a dog a couple of decades ago, and I used to feed him Puppy Chow. I am not sure what happened to the brand because my dog died. After I mourned the loss I really didn’t want to get another dog for quite some time. I had a friend that was moving into an apartment recently that gave me a dog. She couldn’t move the dog into the apartment so somehow I ended up with a dog to feed again. It was like getting acquainted with the dog food world all over again. I found myself researching the best brands on the market. I had to get reacquainted with what was out there.

I saw a lot of brands, but I thought that Purina‘s Beneful was among the best in all that I saw. There is a company that made a lot of people realize the need to healthy dog food. I saw this company putting together things like vegetable blends and all types of meats. I was sold from that point on.

The Beneful brand on Purinastore has worked quite well for me and the dogs that I have. This is a company that has variety for pets of all sizes and breeds. That is why I was so interested in this company. It was like I was seeing a new line of food that wasn’t available when I was younger. I think that this is showing that companies like Beneful are more concerned about dog health than ever before. The dog food industry is embracing a healthier line of dog food, and it appears that I got a dog right before all that this started.

I see even more brands that are hitting the market with things like organic food for pets. There are foods for both cats and dogs that are quite noteworthy. I have made a decision to get acquainted with some of these other brands, but I always go back to Beneful. This is the one that I have had the most success with. It is a brand that is recognized as one of better brands.


Flooding can cause all kinds of problems. A prolonged period of rain can cause problems that may include destroyed homes, contaminated water and other problems that may include the possibility of exposure to diseases of all kinds. In the last few weeks, many people in Brazil have been exposed to such problems as a result of heavy flooding. Weeks of rains have caused serious problems in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Xerem have caused a great deal of hardship for many people living here.

Those in Xerem have seen such flooding lead to problems such as water that is not drinkable and homes where they can’t live because the water levels are far too high. Officials in the region have rushed to make sure that those living here are able to have access to shelters that can provide them with basic necessities such as clean water and a comfortable place to sleep that isn’t waterlogged. State Secretary of Health Sergio Cortes toured the region in recent days in an effort to help learn what local area residents need. In a report by Extra, Cortes’s efforts to help assist regional officials here are detailed by reporters who had access to his efforts.

Cortes is a highly skilled doctor with an extensive background in medicine. Sergio Cortes speaks on Linked In about the need to make sure that those living here have the kind of help they need. In his opinion, it is best to help area residents by bringing them supplies such as bottled water that allows residents to drink water that has not been contaminated by the regional floods. Their aim here is also to prevent possible disease outbreaks of all kinds that may result in problems such as hepatitis and other illnesses that can cause all kinds of both long-term and short-term problems. Cortes and other officials on twitter want to do what it is possible to head off the possible spread of such problems. To this end, they have helped bring measured intended to head off such problems before they start such as antibiotics that can be given to those with possible symptoms as a result of exposure to water in the area. Officials here are hopeful they can head off such problems as much as possible.

To learn more about how Cortes is coping with this problem and what he intends to do in the future, follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Doe Deere is the social media savvy artist and designer behind the makeup brand Lime Crime. Noted for its vibrant hues and bold color combinations. Doe launched Lime Crime in 2008 to fulfill her own need for bright and unusual makeup colors to accompany her DIY fashion line she was selling on eBay. The name comes from her favorite color, bright green, and breaking the rules, encouraging us not to take ourselves too seriously.

In a December 1, 2015 interview with Bustle.com, Doe shares with us her favorite fashion rules to break. Reminding us that makeup and fashion are suppose to be fun not confining. Doe is well known in the beauty industry for the audacious fashion and makeup choices she shares on social media. She breaks down 7 of the most steadfast fashion don’ts and shows us how she turns them into fashion do’s.

Combining a bold eye with a bold lip is a rule Doe tells us she breaks daily. Pairing a smokey eye with deep intense shades of red lipstick or rusty-red shadows with vibrant blue lipstick. Doe blows this long standing fashion rule out of the water, making an energizing and eye-catching combination.

Bring together striking color combinations fearlessly, referencing Prada’s new line that pairs mints with bright yellows and cotton candy pinks with chartreuse. Doe’s favorite combinations are pink and green, peach and periwinkle, hot pink and lavender. Mixing vibrant colors for a magical effect.

Doe is a big fan of print-on-print looks, telling us there is no wrong way to pull patterns together. The more the merrier. Keeping them within the same color scheme or complimentary colors can keep things from looking messy. Brightly colored socks with open toed shoes extend your shoe wardrobe through the seasons beautifully and offer another opportunity to showcase a love of pattern mixing.

Vibrant clothing with brightly colored hair, no need to dress drab simply for a love of vivid hair color. Just pay attention to the intensity of color. Pastel hair with light airy shades, deeper hair colors go beautifully with more saturated hues.

Dressing for your age and dressing for the occasion. Doe insists “Do YOU, at any age”. Age is no excuse to be afraid of bold color or tutu’s, wear what you love. Why tuck your special occasion clothes away? Wear them to unexpected places. That evening gown gathering dust in the back of your closet can look smashing paired with a sweater for a day of shopping. Wear what makes you feel like your best self.

Calling the fans of her brand Unicorns, Doe describes them as brave people who defy expectations. She thinks of them as the inspiration behind everything she does. Insisting on trying everything out herself before allowing it to go into production. She makes sure its authentic to Lime Crime and to her customers. Frequently speaking on the subject of women-owned business and entrepreneurship, she loves mentoring other female entrepreneurs and encourages them to contact her through Instagram for advice.

New York’s leading luxury real estate firm, TOWN Residential, released the firm’s quarterly residential market report on NYC apartments for sale, which reveals escalation of prices. Manhattan average sales prices gained 5.2%, recording $1,976,660 while median sales registered a sales price growth of 16%, recording $1,150,000, year-over-year.

Coming in 6.2% higher than 2014, the price per square foot by median trends came in at $1,365, which indicated 8.4% increase on an average. Posting almost 20%, the median sales price of Manhattan condominiums were the highest year-over-year gains recording $1,736,250 while median price per square foot went up by 11% as from 2014.

Manhattan co-ops posted $1,217,017 averagely; 4.6% increase from the third quarter and 6.4% year-over-year. The average prices per square foot in this section were $1,087, a 6.3% increase from a year ago.

Reviewing properties by size, there was a steady increase of prices in all segments. Median prices of a one, two, and three-plus bedroom condominiums were $1,080,000, $2,056,865 and $4,421,300 respectively. A three-plus co-op surpassed the last quarter price of $3,000,000 by 15%.

The founder and CEO of TOWN Residential, Andrew Heiberger, posited that there has been an increasing gap between new development sales and trends within the resale marketplace of Manhattan. Andrew Heiberger sheds light on existing resale market by pointing out a forthcoming stability. This, he said, will be brought about by the sellers’ adjustments to their price expectations from the highest levels hit earlier in 2015.

Wendy Maitland said they are still seeing some transactions at record prices, which are accountable for year-over-year gains in average prices per square foot. On 30th, December, there were 7,963 units priced at $2-5 million, 601 units selling at between $5-10 million and 493 luxury units costing over $10 million. The president in charge of sales at TOWN Residential, Wendy Maitland, concluded that this inventory is a sign of a more balanced 2016 market, which will offer buyers great opportunities.

Itzy Garay, executive vice president of sales and leasing at TOWN Residential, said the cost-conscious approach of buyers is responsible for the solid increase in median days. He added that the informed buyers are ready and able but no longer willing to buy at any price.

The analysis is an intensive study of residential sale transactions in all categories from October to December, 2015. The compared data is sourced from the rolling sales data of Manhattan market and the live ACRIS feed from the New York City Department of Finance. This information was originally reported on Virtual Strategy Marketing.

In an age when social media and blogging have become an essential part of everyday life the people of the world are looking to the use of video to provide a glimpse into their lives. Jon Urbana has entered this area of life to show us the activities he loves, and his Facebook biography provides a glimpse into what makes up his personality. The humorous side of Jon Urbana’s personality is given on Twitter, and in an outing in videos that include two giraffes butting heads.

Alongside the humor and excitement of the active lifestyle Urbana leads he has also looked to provide a glimpse into the community projects that push him to help others. One important video provides details of a fund raising effort Urbana has headed to provide funds for the Earth Force nonprofit group concerned with protecting the environment of the state of Colorado.

Jon Urbana has recently been playing an increasingly large role in the Villanova community, and the wider lacrosse community of the U.S. The former Villanova lacrosse star has been running his own Next Level Lacrosse Camps each summer to provide the best possible start in the sport for young people entering the college ranks of lacrosse.

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The love of the natural environment is easy for all to see in the Vimeo work of Jon Urbana, which includes a number of stunning nature scenes captured during his trips to areas including Alaska. The chance to get up close with native animals, including the moose was taken by Urbana and video uploaded for his Medium followers to enjoy.


The world of nature obviously enthralls Jon Urbana (website), but his love of excitement is also shown by a video of the Las Vegas Strip shot from the Planet Hollywood attraction. These are just a few examples of the way Jon Urbana shows his hard work and activities to the public through his many entertaining videos.

For those who like track and field, Oscar Pistorius was a stunning figure. Pistorius is a South African native who was born with deformed lower limbs. As he grew, his limbs were not able to support his weight. This led to the decision to amputate them to help him ambulate. While his family was delighted to watch him grow up and learn to use his prosthetic legs well, even they may not have expected that Pistorius would one day grow up and represent the nation of South Africa in a track and field event at the Olympics.

After his triumph at the Olympics, Pistorius was nearly instantly a hero to millions of people around the world. They saw him as a role model for the disabled and their ability to overcome obstacles in the world and function just as well as well as those who do not have such disabilities. Many looked up him and and admired his clear determination and dedication to the sport. They also admired his seeming grace under the face of pressure and his will to succeed in a world that did not look open to him at first glance.

This is one of many reasons why people were even more stunned when Pistorius returned to South Africa and was accused of murdering his girlfriend. observers such as Brenda Wardle were shocked when they realized that he was being charged formally by authorities with murdering someone he intended to marry. Wardle is one of the foremost commentators on trial. She is a native of this region with an extensive background in the field of law. Her background allowed to provide others with the kind of insights they needed to fully understand the kind of charges that Pistorius was facing and what this meant to him.

Wardle has an extensive grounding in the field of law and knows how to explain this to outside viewers. She has a master’s of law degree she earned with honors. Since the end of her legal training, she has been heavily involved in many aspects of law. She has published many articles in various legal journals as well as spoken out on various aspects of law to local area reporters and all those who wish to know more about the field of law. Her work has helped others understand this trial far better and the motivations all those involved in it.

Brenda Wardle Discusses the Pistorius Trial

The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland is a leading philanthropic study center that provides courses and programs that accumulate $10.000 in gifts each semester. PR Newswire recently reported that thousands of students will partake in the fourth year of the center’s Do Good Challenge. The Do Good Challenge sparks a campus-wide competition, prompting students to make the largest social impacts possible for whatever charity they choose to select. $20,000 is given to the winners and their causes. Bruce Levenson stated on time that the program gives students the chance to gain the skills they will utilize as the next generation of leaders among the non-profit sector. Bruce Levenson launched the center in 2012. He is a board member and philanthropist, as well as a longtime contributor to the Washington DC community. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum receives donations from Levenson that lead fundraising for the Jewish Federation.

Yes, the US economy took a nosedive in a major way back in 2008, as the real estate bubble burst and major companies like Lehman Brothers disintegrated. The Great Recession that followed was profound, yet somehow the US economy and the real estate sector managed to recover, and then some. In 2015 New York luxury real estate came roaring back after several years of positive growth, with sales heading into the stratosphere for some major properties.

Major Sales in the Luxury Market

One of the biggest sales in New York City Luxury real estate in 2015 was the $100.47 million deal that was brokered for the penthouse of the luxurious One57 midtown skyscraper in Manhattan. Other pending sales are equally eye-popping, as the condominium at 147 E. 57th Street is expecting to see sales in 2016 in the nine digit range. These high-end properties are becoming a major lure for billionaires worldwide who are looking for a solid investment that will keep their cash safe. Experts in this luxurious market expect more sales to come at even higher levels in 2016, with no end in sight.

What all this means is that people looking for luxury properties in Manhattan and the ever more high end Brooklyn should seek guidance from real estate brokers who know this market cold. The TOWN real estate firm is known for its expertise in the highly competitive New York market, and they bring in solid results for clients.

TOWN was launched in 2010 and in the last five years this firm has become a major name in New York real estate. TOWN’s expertise and best-in-class customer service has made them the go to firm for Manhattan’s hottest real estate properties.

When it’s time to find the right luxury real estate in New York, it’s time to talk to TOWN.

When it comes to selecting dog treats, they must be safe and healthy. Yet a dog must like them. Treats, like those for humans consists of fruity, sweet, salty, savory, crunchy and more. With so many varieties it can be hard to choose simply one or two. Of course just as you do for your loved ones and yourself on twitter by offering them an occasional scoop of ice-cream or cookies, you may also give your cherished dog their own particular favorite like ice-cream or even spaghetti every now and then. However, it is your job to ensure that snacks that you offer to your dog regularly (particularly treats used for training purposes) do not harm then during the long term. A dog owner must only provide treats such as those from Beneful brand foods. For instance consider Beneful Baked Delights snacks in the Heartfuls, Stars and Hugs variety. Heartfuls flavor are a shortbread treat with a real apple-flavor center inside the cookie shell with real bacon. Very often Baked Delights are the only snacks that some dogs will eat. If this is the case, do not worry as these are healthy and make for a happy dog! The Stars also are sure to excite as these are another shortbread winner with bacon, plus cheese and as your dog eats these, they will quickly disappear. When your dog watches you remove the Hugs Baked Delights, see how excited they become for these little cookies are packed with beef and cheese! Dogs also are eager to munch on Beneful Healthy Smile Mini Dental Twists. Even though these are so yummy, dogs will not suspect that these are a “healthy” food for their teeth! These snacks limit tarter and plaque plus freshen the breath. You may try other treats intended to maintain a healthy mouth but you will always come back to Beneful’s. While snacks are always needed, be sure to also provide your dog with a basic meal time food that is fully balanced such as IncrediBites. Made with real beef, this is a mixture of chewy and crunchy kibble. If your furry little pal prefers wet food, consider Beneful Chopped Blends that includes lamb, chicken, beef mixed with vegetables. Despite the good selection of dog treats from Amazon that can be found, they should offer no risk of harming a dog and they must be appealing to your dog, just like Beneful does.

People would describe me as different in the aspect that I have my own style. I have always liked bright colored makeup with glitter in it. Unfortunately I have had trouble finding makeup that is Cruelty- free and vegan but still bright and glittery. Luckily I have came across what I believe to be the best Cruelty-free and vegan makeup for “I have my own style” personality’s. The brand is called Lime Crime and they have a variety of different products that are Cruelty-free and vegan. The founder and CEO of Lime Crime is none other than businesswoman, Doe Deere. Doe Deere has a mission to make wild makeup more accessible to women around the world.

First thing’s first they have what I believe to be glitter eye-shadow basically and it is called Zodiac Glitter. Since I am obsessed with glitter this is now my new favorite. Not only is it glittery but there is a glitter color for each zodiac sign. I am a Sagittarius so my glitter color would be a pinkish glitter that I absolutely love but I am not only going to buy my zodiac sign color because I love all of the Zodiac Glitter colors. There is one downside to glitter eye-shadow and that could be that the glitter gets everywhere. Fortunately this isn’t the case with Lime Crime’s Zodiac Glitter because they sell a product called Glitter Helper that keeps your Zodiac Glitter in place. Not only does Lime Crime have Zodiac Glitter but for people who don’t like glitter or need a more job friendly eye-shadow can try Venus: the grunge palette. If eye-shadow isn’t enough for you they also sell different colors of liquid eyeliner.

I personally love eyeliner and need a good liquid eyeliner specifically to complete my winged eyeliner look. Lime Crime products don’t end in eye makeup though they also go on to Lip products. They have Carousel Gloss which is basically lip gloss but it is very glittery and bright just how I like it to be. If you like to put lipstick under your lip gloss like I do Lime Crime also has a variety of Unicorn Lipsticks that are also of bright colors. Also if you cant wear glittery lip gloss to work than Unicorn Lipsticks would be perfect on their own. After trying Lime Crime makeup I have fallen in love with it. I will be ordering more Lime Crime makeup as soon as I run out what I already have of theirs. I will probably end up trying every product and every color of each product because I love it so much. My best friend is constantly using my Lime Crime because she loves it also so It looks like I know what I’m getting her for Christmas this year.