Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden Talks Correcting Man Boobs

A manicured beard, a muscled physique, chiseled abs, and man boobs are surprisingly common attributes for about 15 percent of adult men. According to Dr. Jennifer Walden, a top-rated plastic surgeon in Texas, this disorder can be corrected.

A large percentage of men feel their breasts are too large, and thus unmanly. This breast growth is often perceived as embarrassing, and affects the quality of life. Recreational activities such as going to swimming pools, and tanning at the beach are usually avoided, and of course the impact of this appearance often burdens men with strong psychological stress.

Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Jennifer Walden specializes in body contouring techniques. The 10-year veteran is one of Texas most admired doctors, and has ascended to the top of her field. “The subject of male breasts often takes a back seat to female augmentation,” says Dr. Jennifer Walden. “Magazine articles and advertisements are typically female oriented, so the conversation about this condition is often lost, however surgery for this male disorder is very common,” adds Dr. Walden.

The Causes of Male Breasts

Gynecomastia is an atypical development of the mammary gland that results in the appearance of feminine breast. However, there are two-types of the condition that are similar in appearance, but the causes are different. Other than the abnormality of the mammary gland, it can also be attributed to a hormonal disorder. An imbalance among male testosterone hormones and female estrogen hormones can confuse the mammary glands, causing the breast tissue to enlarge. Various medications can also causes male breasts to enlarge. Frequently, males in puberty also have gynecomastia for a short period. In fact, as many as 60 percent experience this abnormality. This is due to the ‘hormonal explosion’ that occurs during that age, and the problem simply regresses after a few months.

Gynecomastia is sometimes confused with pseudo-gynecomastia, which is only an excess of fat. In this case the male breast is formed from the accumulation of fat in the pectoral area, and is typically linked to being overweight, and the genetic makeup of the adipose tissue. “Overall, the causes for the development of male breasts are diverse, but both gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia can be surgically corrected,” says Dr. Walden.

The surgery is short, it takes place under local anesthesia, and the patient can go home a few hours after surgery. The procedure is done by making a tiny incision, which is thin and barely visible, thanks to the use of lasers, and removing the disc of the mammary gland, along with the excess fatty tissue.

A detailed consultation will address these issues, and just about every case has favorable results.

Global Warming Bears Its Teeth, Tahoe Skiers Take the Heat

Extreme risks and extreme weather are nothing new for those passionate about winter sports. Certainly neither is the thirst for snow. As mother nature swings her fists, however, California is taking the blow. And with drought in full swing, skiers are parched.

Like many Californians being forced to cut down on water consumption, the fickle climate, for many California ski resorts, has also become one of fiscal concern.

Many mountain locals are forecasting frowns on the perilous future. And while yes, you could say that the entire region is in a bit of a pickle…sour is not the adjective I would use to describe the guy I heard interviewed recently on KCRWs Press Play With Madeleine Brand.

In fact, this meteorologically competent, carbon footprint cognizant, ex-ranger, extreme sportster and all around thrill seeker, who also happens to be the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski holdings near Lake Tahoe, goes by the name of Andy Wirth. And on the contrary, he is quite optimistic and not unlike the weather, definitely extreme. From business to fundraising to losing one of his own extremities, recuperating and continuing to thrive, Wirth is a living example of what it means to take calculated risks, face the heat, and beat the odds.

While the interview touches on general concerns regarding drought, global warming and Californias future, principally the water shortage, its primary focus shifts more specifically to the winter sports community and how ski resorts such as Squaw Valley could be negatively impacted.

Brand poses questions such as, How [does one] ski without snow? to which Wirth gleefully responds by elaborating on the hard science of snow-making.

As Brand continues to question the economic feasibility of operating a ski resort with the impending weather conditions, Wirth maintains his optimism and delivers a well-reasoned and rather articulate argument backed in research and personal experience in the business.

Wirth explains that despite a 20% decrease in ski visits this past year, the resort was able to survive and profit even, with 4,000 of Squaw Valleys 6,000 acres still accessible to skiers which he exclaims, is pretty darn good. His confidence in Squaw Valleys potential for self-sustenance in even the dryest of circumstances is made evident throughout the interview as he obliges Brand by expounding upon his evolving business model which includes snow making, improved snow management, an increase in summer events and so forth.

What he continues to reiterate throughout the interview, though occasionally derailed by economic inquiries, are the impacts of global warming and conserving the environment–for example, by reducing our carbon footprint and transitioning to renewable energy. Wirth says, Its not just about the business side of things, its about reducing our contribution to climate.

To some, Wirths views may seem extreme, but he says its about ignoring the hype
and focusing on hard data; its about volatility, or, taking the heat and bringing the rain; its about conscious consumerism, community, legacy. Changing with the seasons, if you will.

Plus, in Wirths words,Theres [still] quite a bit of skiing to be had!

Squaw Valley resorts are scheduled to open for the upcoming ski season on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving.

An Eye for Investment

Banking is a strange and amazing world. It’s been around a long time and has amassed a variety of forms and traditions. One of those forms is investment banking. Investment Banking can be a rewarding field that can provide amazing returns for investors. But how do you get those amazing returns? You have to have a keen eye either personally or you need to engage the services of a firm that has a solid eye.

Is solid eye enough? That’s a relevant question. You can have a solid eye once and that’s great but what about the next time? That’s why you need to look for track record of solid investment and return. If you can’t find that then you might as well sit around and give money to people you think look trustworthy and see what happens. The truth of the matter is that an investment banker is doing something similar. The difference is that the right banker and the right firm have analyzed the data repeatedly and have a pretty solid idea of who is and isn’t a safe bet when it comes to handing out your money. The great ones are getting more back than an apologetic shrug.

Let’s look at an example of a good investment banker. What if you could weather a major fiscal down turn by making sure you had real time market data because of you had a satellite up link pulling that data? What if your first major investment activity was capitalized by friends and family? What if one of them was your grandmother and the down turn hit while you were in this early process and you saved and grew that capital? That’s what Ken Griffin did, and he did it in his dorm room at Harvard during his sophomore year. The down turn was in 1987 and Griffin had only begun his investment practices the previous year after reading an article in Forbes. That early success let him start a second fund and by the time he graduated in 89 he was managing over a million dollars. He went on to receive an additional million from Frank Meyer of Glenwood Capital LLC and manage a seventy percent return on that money. This all happened before Ken Griffin founded Citadel his own investment firm.

This is what a great investment banker looks like. One who makes sure he has data ready and knows how the market works in order to leverage that data and keep the capital trusted to them safe. Not only do they keep that capital safe they can grown and provide return on it. Now not every investment is going to be a seventy percent return and not every investor is going to be a sophomore wonder. Every investor should be willing to go to the lengths Mr. Griffin did to protect the investment that they were trusted with.

If your investment banker isn’t doing that for you, if they aren’t willing to fight for your investment and defend it like was their own money they were tossing around, you should find a new investment banker. I hear Citadel is pretty good.

Lime Crime Your Makeup Solution

Would you want to look unapologetic? Do you love doing anything in excess? Lime crime is your solution to making a bold statement with your physical appearance. They care about how much you would love to bring out your personality through makeup and show the world who you are without having to be asked and without explaining to anyone.

Doe Deere is a fashion designer and the founder of Lime Crime. She is also known as Xenia, Dough, Doh or Xenu. Doe Deere is from Russia. She moved in to the United States in 1999 and got married there. Doe is a hardworking lady that one would admire and when she speaks you will not resist but fall in love with her sweet Russian accent. You will definitely like to converse with Xenia as she is soft spoken as well as polite.

Lime Crime is a makeup brand that has its products being produced in bright and bold colors that are easily visible from a distance. They sell products such as lipsticks, eyeliners, nail polish, and eye shadows. They all come in a variety of bright colors such as red, blue, orange, green, yellow, and pink just to mention a few. If colors can make you go crazy or wild, they are at your doorstep with all those lovely colors and you will love the varieties they have. Their colors are unusual but the beauty of it is that they are wearable and your look will surely get the crowd staring.

Wanting to create something fresh and new that makes women feel beautiful was the reason behind this makeup line. It was created from Doe Deere’s passion for having makeup that she loved to wear available. This line is definitely a trend setter when it comes to standing out from the crowd. This makeup is for every type of woman to wear and feel good about herself.

When you look good, you feel confident about yourself and thanks to the modern world of cosmetics you can look good and be confident at all times of the day. The modern technology has ensured that every person can look stunning just by the use of makeup. Lime Crime is at the front line to ensure that you look elegant by applying their assorted color varieties. It will make you look outstanding as well. Technology is on the rise everywhere and it has become part of our daily lives and we should all embrace it.

Bring out the real you by the use of Lime Crime products and you will have no regrets. Even if you aren’t a girly-girl like Doe Deere you can still come to appreciate some of the different appealing makeup from this particular line. With makeup a little bit goes a very long way and you can still shine bright.

Is Your Dog Eating a Healthy Dog Food?

A healthy dog is a happy dog, and one of the most important contributing factors to a healthy best friend is the food that you place in his bowl. Dogs tend to eat the same food for every meal, so it is extremely important that pet owners conduct some careful research before choosing from the plethora of dog grub options. Next time you are faced with this important decision, make sure that you thoroughly read the ingredients list before making a selection.
There are several important things you should keep in mind when cruising down the pet food aisle at the market. Modern dogs are omnivorous animals, which means that they should eat a balanced diet blending meat, grains, and vegetables. In order to fill vital nutritional needs, dogs should consume omega fatty acids, lean animal proteins, wholesome grains, calcium, and other key nutrients. It is preferable to find a food that lists an animal-source protein (such as beef, chicken, or lamb meat) as one of the first few ingredients so that you can be sure your pup is consuming the lean protein necessary for optimal health. Try to avoid processed grains and artificial flavor or coloring. As a general rule of thumb, the fewer processed ingredients the better. An over-processed dog food can lead to unpleasant health issues such as weight gain and digestive problems. Keep you and your dog happy by finding a food with real proteins, veggies, and wholesome grains from trustworthy companies such as Beneful on Amazon.
When it comes to naturally beneficial dog food, Beneful has Fido covered. The dog food powerhouse offers eight kinds of dry food and twenty wet foods, with a diversity sure to please even the pickiest pup palate. Dogs are sure to love the pleasing textures of their foods, from the moist wet foods to the crunchy dry options, and owners will enjoy knowing that their dog is getting a healthy meal made up of lean protein, wholesome grains, and vitamin-rich vegetables. Beneful has extremely strict quality standards and uses unprocessed ingredients in their dog foods, which are all produced here in the USA.
The dog food aisle at your local pet store can be intimidating, but it’s a pet owner’s responsibility to select a healthy and balanced food for a canine pal. Remember that your best friend’s health is in your hands and choose wisely!

Stephen Murray, A Private Equity Expert Passes Away

Private equity and venture capital are two driving forces in the US economy that give businesses that may be finding the going tough, a chance to thrive and build with the funding they’re given. Investment banks or privately owned firms can fund businesses through private equity and sometimes conduct what is known as a leveraged buyout, where they buy a business or a majority holding of one using debt funds and seek to get a solid return on the buyout. One company that has made successful leveraged buyouts over the years has been Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, a private equity firm founded in 2007.

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital first got into the private equity markets back in the 1980s when he worked as a credit analyst for Manufacturers Hanover Bank in New York City, managing client assets and becoming introduced to leveraged buyouts. Murray seemed to know just where the right investments in the private equities markets were as he became vice president of operations in the middle market lending division. He became head of the leveraged-finance business in the bank as it passed through three mergers, finally to be bought by JP Morgan where it conducted business in a joint venture with the bank.

Things went well for the first 6 years in Murray’s division, but after making a major purchase of Warner Chilcott, JP Morgan had to part ways with the business due to some resentment by a client company that had also been interested in purchasing Warner Chilcott. But Murray had said that this move may have been the best thing that happened between CCMP, the new name for the leveraged-finance business, and JP Morgan as now they could each do business but look out for their own interests. CCMP took off quickly in the private equities markets, having no trouble attracting investors and investing in a wide variety of companies in the retail, energy, healthcare and industrial sectors. Their initial fundraiser was $3.4 billion in 2007, but that was topped by $3.6 billion just last year, making CCMP Capital one of the largest private equity firms in the world.

Tragically, Murray had to resign from his position as CEO of CCMP after he suffered some health problems this last spring, and shortly thereafter he passed away. CCMP has appointed his friend and fellow entrepreneur Greg Brenneman to succeed him, along with Chief Operating Officer Tim Walsh. CCMP will look to continue in the vision that Murray had for the company.

North Korean Refugee Yeonmi Park to Speak Ahead of Book Release

Human rights worker and activist Yeonmi Park will be speaking on her amazing story of courage and survival at a lecture on October 5th at DePauw University.

Park’s work in human rights has been noted by BBC broadcasting, who has placed her name in their list of their “Top 100 Global Women.” Her book, published by Penguin Press “In Order to Live: A North Korean’s Girl Journey To Freedom”, goes on sale later this month.

Yeonmi Park was moved to action when she viewed a bootleg copy of “Titanic”. She was inspired by the concept of a person dying for the love of another person, and not giving her life for the good of the state. It opened her eyes to a new way of thinking and human dignity.

The escape of Park from the oppressive police state was fraught with peril. Unbeknownst to Park, her sister defected before them, and snuck out of the country by herself, leaving Park and her mother to escape by themselves. When they reached South Korea, she could not find her sister and surmised that she perished in her attempt.

While escaping, the mother of Park was forcibly raped by one of the underground smugglers who they had utilized in their escape attempt. He blackmailed Park’s mother and threatened to expose them both if she didn’t comply. Park had to witness her mother being raped by the very people who were assisting her escape.

Although Park, her mother and her sister successfully escaped, her father shared a different fate. A former high ranking government employee, he was arrested and convicted by North Korean officials for illegally dealing in precious metals in an attempt to raise money to feed his family. Park’s father was given a sentence of 17 years of hard labor for his crimes, and tortured during his incarceration. During his prison sentence, he became seriously ill, and was allowed a early release from jail on medical grounds. He quickly surmised that if his family continued in this manner, they would all die of starvation. It was the stark reality of death that led him to decide to get his family out of North Korea. Too sick to travel the journey himself, he stayed behind, and died of colon cancer a few years later.

The story of Park, and her quest for a free life is an amazing story, and I highly recommend her book and reading more about it if you have a chance. You can find more about it, her book and her lecture at the DePauw website.

FreedomPop Has A Great Unlimited Cell Phone Service Plan

I’m always looking for ways to save money, and I think I found the best way of all. I was with a service provider that was charging me over $200 for the cell phone service that me and my husband were using. I couldn’t believe the cost, but we had great Internet service, and we had unlimited talk time. The only problem with the service is that it was costing too much money, and we were looking to cut back on our expenses. I had no idea how we were going to cut back and save money, but I knew that the cell phones would have to go.

The first thing I did was to check with other service providers to see if I could cut the cost of our cell phone bill. Although I saw other carriers that were charging around $50 a month, I still didn’t think that was enough of a savings. I searched even more, and I finally came across FreedomPop, which I wish I had learned about a long time ago. Not only does FreedomPop have free services, but if I want to get unlimited services, the cost is only $20.

I looked into the free services from FreedomPop on, and it turns out that I can get a couple hundred minutes of talk time, 500 text messages, and I’ll also get 500 MB of data. Everything else seemed like it would be okay, but once I came across the data allotment, that’s what made me change my mind. I knew I would need a lot more data than that, especially since I live on the Internet on my phone. I came across their unlimited plan, and that is what changed my mind back towards FreedomPop. The unlimited plan is amazing, and I let my husband know that we were going to switch over to FreedomPop.

With the unlimited plan from FreedomPop we both get unlimited phone calls, text messages, and we get unlimited Internet as well. I know that it’s only 1 GB of 4G speed, but 3G speed is just fine with me because I don’t sit and watch videos on my phone, I only surf the Internet. I can’t believe that such a plan exists, and now instead of spending $200 a month for both of our plans, we’ll only spend $40 a month. I never knew we could ever save so much money on our cell phone service. With the FreedomPop cell phone service, anyone can save a lot of money, especially if they choose to get the free services from FreedomPop. The free services are money savers, and they are convenient for those who need them.

Purina PetCare Believes that Pets are Important

There are many who love the pets that are in their lives and who seek to honor those pets in every way that they can, and Purina News PetCare supports that. There are some who would spend every minute of every day with their pets if they could, and Purina PetCare believes that that is a good idea. This brand has supported the opportunity that has come up for some individuals to take their pets to work with them, and the brand believes that pets are truly an important part of the lives of those who own them. This brand believes that pets are special, important, and to be appreciated.

Purina PetCare knows that all dogs and cats are special animals, and that they all deserve the kind of love and attention that the best pet owners give to them. This brand believes that pet owners should spend as much time with their pets as they possibly can, and they believe that the time that the two spend together is beneficial to both of them. When it comes to the love and attention that is due an animal, Purina PetCare believes that pet owners should give their all and then some.

There are pet food brands out there that don’t really care about the pets that they are making food for and that fail to understand the power of pets, but Purina PetCare is not one of those brands. This brand believes that pets are important and that pet owners should appreciate their pets. This brand believes that all pets are deserving of the best care and all of the time and attention that pet owners can give to them. This brand understands the power that animals possess, and it appreciates those animals for all that they are and all that they can do.

The Favorite Brazilian Writers’ Contribution

Brazilians pride themselves in the number of their talented writers. In 2012, the well-known literary magazine Granta selected 20 authors during the International Literary Festival of Paraty for their “The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists” issue. During the selection, the magazine revealed that they were amazed by the number of talented writers that the country had nurtured. Brazil has a vibrant and diverse team of passionate young writers. Many of them have been published both locally and abroad and won major literary awards.

One of the 20 writers is Laura Erber. On Facebook, users say this youthful author was born in Rio de Janeiro, and is a writer of short stories, poetry, and essays and is a visual artist. One of her major poetry books is Os corps e os dias (2008). It was shortlisted for the Jabuti Award. Miguel Del Castillo was also selected. Castillo was also born in Rio de Janeiro. He currently lives in Sao Paulo, where he works as an editor at the publishing house Cosac Naify. This young Brazilian has also been an architecture and culture editor of Noz Magazine and has received the Prose for his short story Carta para Ana and the Paulo Britto Award for Poetry. Granta also featured J.P.Cuenca as a talented Brazilian writer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he has contributed to numerous anthologies in Brazil and across international boundaries. Cuenca has authored three novels and has had them published in Germany, Spain, and Portugal.

While the contribution of the writers in advancing the interest of the society is unquestionable, there are some writers who deserve appreciation for their exemplary work but did not feature among the 20. Jaime Garcia Dias is one of them. He is a youthful writer who has published over ten books, won many literary awards, and mentored many young professionals and students to become like him. Dias was born in Rio de Janeiro to Garcia Dulce Dias, who was an architect, and Arnaldo Dias, who was a prominent journalist and writer. He started writing short stories before going to school. By the age of 15, Dias had written and published his first book himself. In 2001, he had published ten books, and it is in this year that his most famous book, “Fell from Heaven”, won the White Crane Award.

Another remarkable new voice in Brazilian literature is Adriana Lisboa, born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro and resides in Colorado. Her literature works focus on Brazilian characters moving in languages and cultures other than Portuguese and Brazil. Losboa documents her experiences of traveling and interacting with other cultures. Her interests to explore the attachment to Brazil and understand the country’s history and politics come out clearly in the insightful novels. Crow Blue (2014) is Lisboa’s most recent literary work to appear in English.

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