For most wireless service providers, the companies tend to charge a large amount of money for data. In fact, most people now spend more money on their data consumption than anything else with their smartphones. This can be a bit of a drag for someone who is on a budget, which is exactly why FreedomPop is hoping to offer some of the cheapest Wi-Fi options for people to connect to. For a total of $5 a month, users who take advantage of the services can receive access to over 10 million hotspots throughout the United States, most of which are located along the northeastern United States, throughout the Midwest (such as Milwaukee, Chicago and through Detroit) and up the California coast. Now, it is up to a person to determine if this can replace their data carrier, but it might prove worth it if there are Wi-Fi locations nearby they can use.

The company, which is based out of Los Angeles and is only a few years old now, believe the available number of hotspots is going to be up to 25 million by the end of the first quarter in 2015, which is coming up quickly. In order to offer the Wi-Fi hot spots, the company signs agreements with a large number of current businesses and retailers that offer wireless Internet to their clients, such as Burger King, McDonald's, Best Buy and others. It really comes down to what someone is looking to pay and what sort of services they need. With a person's smart phone, if they are connected to the FreedomPop service, they just need to log onto the application they have on the mobile phone and they instantly receive notification of if there are any FreedomPop supported hotspots in the area.

Now, It really is designed to cover data usage when there is no other option available. FreedomPop believes users will be able to cut their current data consumption bills through their current mobile service provider down to around 300 MB, as everything else will be essential covered through their own service, plus the mobile phone users can also take advantage of the Wi-Fi they probably have installed inside of their own home. With all of these services and benefits, it is possible for someone to potentially save money, so if they are near Wi-Fi hot spots and consume data, this might be a desirable option. Be sure to check out some of FreedomPop's reviews and give them a try!

France, is once again encountering a piece of fashion's dark side: the beautification of rail-thin models.

The French parliament is considering plans to penalize advertising that includes anorexic models.

Veran Olivier, a socialist lawmaker, and also a doctor, is seeking changes to a bill that would make it illegal to hire models with eating disorders. Modeling agencies would be required to produce a medical report showing that their models have maintained a healthy weight to height ratio.

Sultan Alhokair says that a second change in the law would also punish the glorification of "thinness," which could also include internet sites that promote anorexia.

Sanctions could include up to one year in prison and 10,000 euros ($ 10,575) in fines.

If France passes legislation, that almost certainly will raise the debate to a new level, particularly in Paris, the spiritual capital of the world of fashion.

An estimated 40,000 people suffer from anorexia in France, 90% of them women, according to the Ministry of Health.

The struggle over the appearance and health of fashion models is hardly new. In 2007 Spain banned anorexic models from the catwalks.

eBay and Sotheby’s are joining forces for some new high-end auctions. Sotheby’s has long been the king of the traditional auction, however, it hasn’t really had much of a digital presence. Now, through its partnership with eBay, it will be taking some of its high-end auctions online, allowing people around the world to place their bids instead of relying just on people who have managed to come to the auction house at a specific date and time for a regular auction stated Alexei Beltyukov.

Unlike your average eBay auction, the auctions will take place live in a physical location and will be available only for a small window of time rather than for an entire day or week. The first auctions from the partnership are expected to take place on April 1st and 2nd this year. The catalogs for both auctions are already available for potential shoppers perusal and include things like the original sign from Yankee Stadium that was taken down in 1976. That sign is expected to be sold for over a half million dollars.

There’s currently no specific word on how much of a cut eBay is taking from all those sales, but you can bet it’s not netting the same 10% is receives for traditional auctions.

Wine has been a well-sought after drink of choice from as far back as I can remember learning in history class and it is often mentioned in the Bible as well. With wine being well in demand, it is common knowledge that businesses that sell wine and products that go along with wine, will be very popular. The Antique Wine Company is a company with a great history that has taken selling wine and items necessary for serious wine connoisseurs to own.

The Antique Wine Company is a wine dealer that specializes in top-of-the-line wines that are hard to find. In 1982, Stephen Williams founded this company that got its start in London, and, as of 2014, has 20,000 clients in seventy countries. Since the company opened for business, their focus has been on particularly great wines, and also as of last year, owns more than ten-thousand of the world's best vintages in their cellars. This business is also well-known for record breaking wine collections and fine wine events. They offer their customers these services: sourcing hard to find wines, personal wine master instruction, and planning out a wine cellar. They also own the most valuable bottle of wine on the market with the price tag of £75,000, an 1811 Chateau d'Yquem. In 2010, they had twenty staff members and hoped to make more than £20m that year. Along with the over ten-thousand bottles of wine, they now have more than seventy-thousand clients. The wines that they sell and host special events for would go very well with certain food items and they may very well serve these foods at their special wine events.

The Antique Wine Company specializes in serving Chateau d’Yquem, red wine, and white wine. Foods that will be paired well with Chateau d’Yquem are: Foie Gras, Roquefort Cheese, Frisee Salad with Lemon Juice and Olive Oil and Crisp Multi-Grain Toasts. Food products that go well with red wine are: beef, cheese, chocolate, pasta, and roast turkey. White wine goes well with chicken, fish, light pasta salads, pasta Alfredo sauce, pork, and salads. Wine from the Antique Wine Company, and all or some these foods will make a great combination for a dinner, luncheon, reception, small party, or any other event that you are hosting. The price is quite high, but the cost is well worth for a hard-to-find wines that are so great, and all the other services that Antique Wine Company has to offer.

Paris Fashion Week has come and gone for yet another season. Stand out designer shows like Chanel and Louis Vuitton will always make the headlines. However, there is an up and coming designer called Anrealage who is sure to be the next big thing. The Japanese brand has lately staged incredible shows that combines fashion and technology into one ready-to-wear package. A designer has never showcased fashion laced with technology that is accessible and market ready like Anrealage.

In short, the show left many in speechless. It was held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Paris on the second day of events. Editors and fashion lovers filed into the building with high expectations given Anrealage's last show where models wore garments that transformed before everyone's eyes. This year was no different if not just as incredible. Models walked onto the runway dressed head to toe in black. It was easy to see that the dresses had different textures, but they all were cut similar. Of course, the audience knew there was more than what meets the eye.

A black-light waved over the models as they walked underneath them, and the clothes suddenly came to life. Ricardo Guimaraes BMG ( knows that the black was just a facade for the bight and colorful patterns revealed in the light. It was as if magic transformed the clothes, and the concept was anything but extraordinary. Anrealage has a bright future ahead of itself.

The world of fashion is often filled with beautiful people. Leaving us, normal people, feeling underrated and ugly. Some people feel they have to turn to cosmetic surgery to fill this void. If you're considering plastic surgery, I recently spoke with Dr. Rod Rohrich.


Who is Dr. Rod Rohrich?


It’s hard to describe Dr. Rod Rohrich without using such adjectives as "accomplished" and "amazing." Not only is he a well renowned plastic surgeon who has made exceptional advancements in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he is an educator, author and innovator who commands quality and excellence in everything he does. He is recognized worldwide for his significant contributions to education, research and safety in the field of plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include facelifts, rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. He has appeared on CNN, The View, and Oprah, and he’s been written about in news publications like The New York Times, Newsweek and Dallas Morning News.




Dr. Rohrich grew up on a ranch in North Dakota, where he also completed his undergraduate and postgraduate work. He obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He was trained in general and plastic surgery in Michigan and in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford in England. He eventually returned to Texas and, in 1986, became an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he currently serves as Professor and Chairman. He has earned the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor. He led to the establishment of the Department of Plastic Surgery, one of the first such departments in the U.S.


Global influence


Although based in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Rohrich receives international recognition for his work. The multi-lingual surgeon is a sought-after international speaker and visiting professor, providing insight and training to established and aspiring plastic surgeons. He has given lectures and seminars, taught over 6000 plastic surgeons and was a major force behind the development of a top residential program for plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United States. Accordingly to both Doximity and U.S. News and World Report, the heavily pursued program is the best of its kind.


Facial rejuvenation


Dr. Rohrich has been instrumental in creating new approaches and techniques to plastic surgery that improve safety and accuracy. In his study of the aging process, for example, he has, with another doctor, discovered fat components in the face that changed the way facelifts are performed. Rather than merely lifting and tightening saggy skin, he uses fat from a person’s own body to fill in areas of the face that suffered fat loss with age. He uses photos from when individuals were younger to rejuvenate their face while maintaining a natural look. Individuals still look like themselves, just restored to their younger versions and without evidence of surgery.


Dr. Rohrich combines his extraordinary skill with equal parts compassion. Despite his demanding professional schedule, he is involved in charity work and remains available to his patients.

For anyone who is on the go and uses their wireless device a good amount of the time, they probably know the pain of paying all of those high data bills that seem to hit their phone. However, there is now a way out of this. With the help of FreedomPop, it is possible to save a considerable amount of money, as the service allows individuals to access millions of wireless Internet hotspots around the country. 

FreedomPop is a startup company based out of Los Angeles. The mobile service the company provides, which it has been doing so since 2013, provides customers with access to around nine million hotspots and growing around the country. All of this only costs $5 a month. With the subscription, a user just needs to log onto their application and the mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet, can search for one of the local hotspots. 

Now, there are different services this hotspot feature is able to provide. First, someone who is on the hot spot is able to surf the Internet without worrying about how much data they use. Beyond this, with most mobile phones, it is now possible to make phone calls over a Wi-Fi connection. So, with this in mind, it is now possible for someone to actually back out of their extremely expensive mobile phone contract and use the $5 a month service. 

Of course, there are going to be times where someone might want to call another person but they are nowhere near a current hotspot (there are more and more hotspots being added all the time). Due to this, the company also offers a pay as you go contract, which is inexpensive and allows customers to send and receive text messages while also talk on the phone for around $40 a month. FreedomPop has gone on record to say the average customer who switches to their mobile service is able to save $40 a month, or nearly $500 annually, all without losing much in terms of quality of service. Plus, FreedomPop is signing contracts with companies such as McDonalds, Starbucks and others in order to connect to the store's wireless Internet service across the country. All of this is going to help expand the reach of a mobile user. 

So, for individuals who are looking to save money with their mobile device, this is a nice option. If you don't believe me, check out these Amazon reviews or try it out yourself. You can find FreedomPop on iTunes or the Google Play store.

The history of the midi skirt has been a turbulent one. People have hated it and loved it. While for some, the midi symbolizes effortless femininity and class, others see it as oppressive and matronly. Whether you love it or hate it, fashion designers are braving the cold once again when they welcome a new season and before you know it, the midi skirt back to the trend charts. So, Fersen Lambranho wonders, how do you assimilate the midi skirt in your wardrobe? The following pointers will help you out –

• Classy Winter – The colder months haven’t gone but the midi is already here. This is why you can pair a nice pastel colored, pleated midi with a chain link sweater. Add some flats to this look and you are all set for a lunch with friends or a business meeting.

• Midi In Heels – If you are looking to add some oomph to your midi, all you need to do is change your shoes. Wearing sneakers gives you a different and sporty look, heels add charm and magnetism, and flats make it formal. Color blocking is another way to amp up the fun factor.

• Crop Topped – Crop tops were all the rage last summer and you don’t have to throw them out next season. Just team them with a high waist midi and you are done. If you are shorter, don’t forget to wear some classic strappy heels.

Show off your legs in those midi skirts and don’t let anyone tell you it’s not feminist. Feminism is all about wearing what you want, not listening to “feminists”.

As it turns out, capital investment strategists and trendy shoppers are not all that different. We more or less have the same goals-increased ROI with minimum risk potential. Finding a balance between return and risk is important to the investor's diversified portfolio and the chic shopper's closet. I recently had lunch with a good friend of mine who is now one of New York's most established capital strategists, Sam Tabar and we had a good laugh comparing our insights. And of course, we traded savings pointers for style pointers. CNBC recently did an article on Sam talking investment and commodities selection strategies. Yeah. He's kind of a big deal.

 Sam Tabar is highly knowledgeable about investment strategies and, it just so happens that he holds a law degree from Columbia, so, if you check out his site, you'll see that he's kind of a rockstar.  Sam has worked for several notable firms, and his experience in the legal arena includes working with hedge funds and other types of investments.

The Importance of Properly Managed Funds

When you are making an investment decision about commodities, Tabar recommends that you take a closer look at who is managing the fund. It is not enough to simply know what commodities are included in the fund. You need to know who is making the decisions about the investments. Consider researching the track record of the manager, his experience, his education level and other important factors. Having a properly allocated fund now is great, but the manager will need to have the education and experience to know when to make trades so that the fund continues to perform well for you in the months and years to come.

 Conducting Research Before Making an Investment

It can be nearly impossible to fully predict how well an investment will perform going forward into the future, but when it comes to commodities funds, the fact is that history can be a great predictor. There are many factors that can drive the value of an investment upward or downward, and monitoring each of the factors can be burdensome. But if anybody knows how to make a good solid assessment, its Sam Tabar. He knows how to research and dig up all kinds of stuff on a particular fund so you will have a better idea about what to expect with the performance of the fund going forward.

 Sam Tabar has been thoroughly educated at some of the top educational institutions in the world, and he also has worked in both a financial and legal capacity at some of the leading legal firms in the world. He understands the risks and rewards associated with different types of investment opportunities. If you are thinking about investing in commodities in the near future, you may consider following some of his words of wisdom.

Back pain can be debilitating and frustrating from the smallest movements such as sitting up in bed and reading a book to playing basketball and other sports. 4 to 5 adults will experience back pain at least once in their lives. From a numbing pain that reaches into arms and legs to a persistent twinge in the lower back, chronic back pain is a major interruption to everyday life. For those who have already tried physical therapy, hot and cold therapy and medication to no avail may feel nothing can be done.

North American Spine has the answer.  Their mission is simply to help as many people as possible, and they can change lives by helping to eliminate back pain. They use a holistic approach with each patient and review each situation on a case-by-case basis to see which procedure will be the best option. Located in Dallas, Texas, North American Spine focuses on Interventional Pain Management, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery.

The spine care options offered by North American Spine are minimally invasive, which is in contrast to traditional spinal surgery. They use AccuraScope, which enters the spine utilizing a natural opening that’s already available instead of cutting into the spine. AccuraScope has been available for 6 years, and it was designed specifically for those suffering from chronic pain.

There are multiple benefits to the AccuraScope procedure. There are less risks of damaging nerves and muscles as well as less scar tissue.  There is a shorter recovery time as well as less chance of recurring pain. But what makes the AccuraScope truly unique is the ability to treat many lumbar spine levels with only one small incision. The entire procedure takes less than 45 minutes.

As of January 2015 over 6,000 patients have been helped using AccuraScope. It saves patients thousands of dollars by preventing future expenses on doctor visits, medication and therapy, and it boasts an 82% success rate.