Nathaniel Ru taking healthy living across the country

Nathaniel Ru has gained a reputation as top American businessman from Pasadena, California. Nathaniel Ru co-founded Sweetgreen restaurants along with with his Georgetown classmates Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet. Nathaniel Ru earned his bachelor’s from Georgetown University’s School of Business.

He was named as one of “30 Under 30” and was listed as one of “40 Big Food Thinkers 40 and Under.” Working in the company, they have managed to have a variety of roles from janitor to CEO. Nathaniel Ru is responsible for the branding and marketing of the company, including the store design.

The three classmates met in a entrepreneurship class and launched Sweetgreen in 2007 near their school’s campus. The three friends acknowledged in an interview that their brand would survive during the winter break because they felt that the Georgetown community did not have any healthy eating options.

Sweetgreen focused on using local produce, offer affordable pricing and great taste. Sweetgreen’s business motto is food that satisfies your values, tastes, imagination, budget and community. Nathaniel Ru believes communities need delicious, healthy and eco-friendly eating options. The company has expanded to more than 40 locations around the country including New York, California, Boston and Chicago.

Sweetgreen prides itself on making all of their own products from scratch each and every day including their dressings. Sweetgreen is tackling each of the latest trends in the food industry including healthy, fresh, organic and local. Nathaniel Ru decided to close its headquarters five times a year so everyone can work in the restaurants.

Nathaniel Ru says he admires Under Armour’s CEO Kevin Plank and his work to create a company that stands for something greater than just their product. Nathaniel Ru also enjoys northern that cuisine which he has found in DC at Little Serow.

Nathaniel Ru and his buddies did every role in the company but learned that they needed to build a team around them sooner than what they felt comfortable. They have admitted it is hard letting go of some of the jobs in the company.

Nathaniel Ru has been featured in several influential magazines, discussing his team and his company. Nathaniel Ru and his partners launched sweetlife, which has become the area’s largest music and food festival.

Sweetlife attracts more than 20,000 people and features high profile musicians and food from elite chefs, food trucks and farmers. Sweetlife is all about good health and well-being, community and sustainability.

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Dick DeVos’s Achievements With The Windquest Group And $139 Million In Charity

Dick DeVos began The Windquest Group back in 1989 and aside from buying up Michigan startups and promoting non-fossil fuel energy, it’s also been a company that has done a lot for Grand Rapids’ downtown development. It began back in 1991 when the city was planning a new arena to be built in the outskirts of its limits, but Dick DeVos wanted to change the plan to move the construction to the downtown in order to spur business there. After many heavy grassroots campaigns and support from councilmen, the area was moved to the downtown, and after forming the Grand Action committee, Dick and his wife Betsy began a series of developments that greatly impacted Michigan.


It was in the early part of 2017 not long after Betsy was chosen to become US Secretary of Education that Dick DeVos decided to release information on a long-held mystery. He revealed after many years of inquiries from local Grand Rapids media outlets just how much the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation had given to charity over the years. The figure released showed around $139 million in total lifetime giving from the two business leaders, only a fraction of the philanthropy totaled over $1 billion from the DeVos family at large.


Dick DeVos started out at Amway Corporation before he founded The Windquest Group. His full name is Richard Marvin DeVos Jr., the son of Richard DeVos Sr. who currently owns the Orlando Magic and was a big contributor to former President Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 campaign. Dick DeVos served 16 years at the company before leaving for 4 years to pursue other interests, but then returned to take over as CEO and head of foreign sales. He formed Alticor during this time and Amway’s multilevel marketing services grew into 50 different countries. He retired in 2002, but his charity work has made the biggest impact to date.


Driven by his wife Betsy, an education reform activist, Dick DeVos helped start scholarship funding for private schools back in the 1990s and at one time attempted to pass a ballot measure to make private school vouchers in the state’s constitution. He also has been active at historical and traditional American value organizations such as Heritage Foundation and Action Institute. In 2006 he donated over $20 million to complete the children’s hospital in Grand Rapids for which he received the Art of Giving Award.


Dick DeVos has not only given to many Republican candidates including Former President George W. Bush and 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, but he’s also run for office himself. He ran a highly contested governor’s race in 2006 against then Governor Jennifer Granholm but came up short. 6 years later though he won a hard-fought battle to pass a right-to-work law through Republican legislator support in Lansing. That same year he and Betsy made a donation to the University of Maryland to complete their art institute building which was renamed the Dick & Betsy DeVos Institute of Arts Management.


Tinder Co-founder And Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Taking The World By Storm With A New App

Whitney Wolfe- born in 1990- is an American entrepreneur who is also listed in Forbes 30 under 30. Wolfe is the founder and owner of a dating app called Bumble which lets women be the hunters instead of being the hunted. When Whitney Wolfe started Tinder with her now ex-boyfriend- Justin Mateen, somewhere along the way they fell out in their partnership and relationship where he would call her a ‘whore’ in public and accused her of being a drama queen. He was even known to post some of their intimate messages on internet blogs.

He wanted her out of Tinder because it would be a ‘big embarrassment’ for a prestigious company like Tinder to have a female CEO. According to them having a female CEO would bring down the company’s rankings. Whitney Wolfe sued Justin Mateen for his treatment and abuse towards her and the courts awarded her $1 million plus a few other assets.

A history of Tinder to Bumble

Like most dating apps today, Tinder has been having a lot of men posting inappropriate pictures of their genitalia and talking dirty to women. They also post pictures which do not reveal their true identity. Women tend to be very vulnerable.

It is important to note that there are approximately 92 million people using dating apps worldwide and there needs to be a sense of privacy and protection, especially for the vulnerable woman. That is where Bumble and Whitney Wolfe come in. Bumble is for women and protects women. When a man over steps with vulgar language on Bumble he is told to ‘be nice.’ Another great thing about Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble is that profile pictures must be verified; therefore possibility that the person is a fake is almost nil.

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Bumble does not promise complete protection to women from men, but in the dating system, it organizes more protection for women than other apps. In fact, Bumble has the highest known protection to women that all its other competitors of dating apps. The security section also helps women get protection by revealing rogue men and blocking them. Whitney Wolfe’s app has also been named as the ‘feminist tinder.’


Everywhere around the world, human beings relate and co-exist in different terms and places that they call home. Some live in their native countries where they were born while others migrate to other nations to find asylum, look for work or study. Read more: Michael Larcey | Facebook

The diversity of various people in different parts of the world means that they have to tolerate each other’s temperaments, personalities, tastes and preferences, educational and legal backgrounds.

When it comes to the allocation of resources such as land,water,oil,money and many others, the existing government must be aware to distribute them equally and evenly among its citizens.

However, sometimes we have marginalized communities that are easily ignored and people being treated unfairly when trying to get justice at the courts for example. Criminals are allowed to walk scotfree, the rich keep getting richer and richer while some individuals remain homeless when their land is grabbed by unscrupulous leaders and businesses.

Lack of justice for the minority is precisely why we have several organizations that stand for civil, human and migrant rights. One organization doing so is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund founded by Michael and Jim who were the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.

The Fund’s inception was prompted by the arrest of these two by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for revealing that grand jury subpoenas targeted the paper’s writers and editors. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

The organization bargains for the freedom of speech and civil participation throughout Arizona. The fund is meant to directly represent immigrants in legal proceedings at the courts and train them in workshops through their Justice for Immigrants and Families Project (JIF).

Another organization is Amnesty International. Founded in 1961 in London, United Kingdom by British lawyer Peter Benenson, this organization has been advocating for the release of political prisoners all over the world, upholding of reproductive rights and fighting the discrimination of refugees and migrants. It has offices in Africa, Europe, Latin America and The Middle East.

Corruption, whether executed by the interim government or different individuals, denies people of vital resources like money, which could have helped them in various economic endeavors.

Bribery can be used to pervert the course of justice and this is where Transparency International comes in. Present in over 100 countries, the organization has been creating anti-corruption conventions, pushing for the prosecution of corrupt leaders and holding companies accountable for their undertakings worldwide.

Other societies advocating for human rights include: Human Rights Watch founded in 1978, Doctors Without Borders founded in December 20 1971 in Paris, France, UNICEF (December 11, 1946 New York City, United States), The International Committee Of The Red Cross (February 17, 1863 Geneva, Switzerland), World Vision International (1950) and the American Civil Liberties Union founded in January 19, 1920.

In conclusion, human rights to education, food, water, land, speech, religion and political governance have to be respected and upheld collectively for the benefit of all mankind. This means that governments from all over must be privy to the needs of the public and meet them accordingly.

Jim Tananbaum Administers High-Quality Health Care through Foresite Capital

The health care sector is vastly advancing into a modern platform that utilizes technology to provide health care services. With the advancing technology in the health care industry, accessing health care services has become expensive to patients. That is why Jim Tananbaum has taken it upon himself to develop modern health care systems to make treatment more affordable to patients. Jim Tananbaum explains that healthcare innovation has always consumed more time as well as capital. However expensive health care is a good platform that provides reliable and affordable health care will always have a long term impact with invaluable benefits.


In an interview with Idea Mensch, Jim Tananbaum highlighted his career experience and passion for investing in health care. Before establishing Foresite Capital, Jim was the founder of two well to do pharmaceutical companies. His experience in health care commenced twenty years ago. The first pharmaceutical company was GelTex Pharmaceuticals. This company manufactured a powerful drug called Renagel. The drug was worth $ 80 million. Consequently, Jim sold the company in 1998. At a selling price of $ 1.6 billion, the company Renzela was worth $1 billion. In addition to GelTex, he co-founded Theravance Inc. This company was in partnership with GSK under Jim’s leadership.


Jim Tananbaum’s career in investment began at an early age. He was an active partner at Prospect Venture Partners II, III as well as at Sierra Ventures. He was good at helping with establishing the health care investment services. Apart from working at Amira Pharmaceuticals, Jim has worked at Jazz Pharmaceuticals under NASQAD, Healtheon under NASQAD before settling on founding Foresite Capital. His vision while establishing Foresite Capital was combining all the experiences he has amassed from different fields to create an investment platform coupled with modern technology.

Foresite Capital

The alumnus of Yale, Harvard School, and Massachusetts is a visionary man who understands technology and how it can be applied to empower businesses. From high school, he was passionate about developing unique systems that marry science and business. He, therefore, formed Foresite Capital, his current success story. In this firm, Jim Tananbaum poaches experienced medical practitioners. He then uses capital and advanced technology resources to empower these health professionals in administering high-quality health care.


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Copa Star Hospital Delivers High End Medical Care to Copacabana

The Copa Star hospital brings five-star resort hospitality to the corner of Joseph Bloch and Figueiredo de Magalhães in Rio’s Copacabana district. For a long time, anyone wanting a luxury, high-tech hospital experience had to fly to Sao Paolo or out of Brazil altogether, but now it is available in Rio too.

The Copa Star focuses on providing an integrated, high-tech medical experience to all of its patients. It added a ‘Smart Hospital’ grid that an inpatients’ iPad (given them during their hospital stay) can utilize to access treatment information, move the automated bed up or down, communicate with doctors and nurses, and change the lighting and the curtains at need. That increases a patient’s independence even while recovering or ill in the hospital, and makes the entire stay much more comfortable.

The hospital opened in the later months of 2016, after a three year, R400 million investment. Inside, the walls are lined with Japanese artwork and an air freshening system to reduce the stereotypical hospital smell. In total, the hospital spans seven floors and 21 thousand square meters.

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Jorge Moll, the cardiologist, founder and president of the Rede D’Or São Luiz hospital which built the Copa Star, said that the new hospital was created as an alternative to leaving Rio for high end medical care. The Copa Star hospital will be able to handle specialized surgeries and bring a higher quality of care than is currently seen at many other Rio hospitals.

Among the amenities, patients will have surgeries done in smart surgical rooms, and have access to robotic medicine, MRI equipment, and new advances in telemedicine. The equipment used at the Hospital Copa Star will be up to international standards, and the goal is to see that benefiting patients, families, and doctors from day one.

In addition to the high end technology present for patients, the hospital also is bringing in top doctors and specialists. They trained for two months prior to the hospital opening, with actors brought in to play the roles of patients. That way, they could be prepared for almost any scenario they can think of, and be able to respond appropriately for the real patients. The training covered everything from the clothing that the doctors wore to their bedside manner and approach. Visit their profile page on

It was a very successful training session, and many of the doctors were pleased with what they learned. Rede D’Or São Luiz plans on bringing that same training system to other hospitals in their network.

The Hospital Copa Star will accept many types of patients. Cash payments can be made by some patients, but those who cannot pay cash will be able to use health insurance plans to pay for care.


Fabletics – Vast Collection of Quality Athleisure Products at Highly Reasonable Prices

The fashion world is changing at a rapid pace, and it is essential because of the new and evolving trends that are sweeping away the market. One of the latest trends is of the athleisure products, and while there are many companies out there that are offering fitness clothing and gear, there is none that offers quality at an affordable price such as Fabletics. Fabletics has grown to become one of the leading brands in the athleisure niche and is giving tough competition to even big companies like Amazon, who dominates the market with more than 20 percent market share.



Fabletics is the brand that is managed by TechStyle Fashion Group, which is co-owned by Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg, and famous Hollywood celebrity, Kate Hudson. The popularity of Kate Hudson and her being the brand ambassador of Fabletics also played a significant role in giving the marketing campaign of Fabletics the push it required to penetrate the market and win over the target audience.



Even though the fashion market online is highly competitive, Fabletics has been able to do the business of close to $300 million in the recent quarter and continues to show the signs of over 30 percent annual growth in the turnover year after year since its inception in 2012. In just four years, the company has grown in size manifolds, and now has a huge workforce of more than 1,400 employees, which includes a specialized customer service team of 1,000 employees. It shows the commitment of Fabletics to ensure its clients from across the globe, attentive and responsive customer service at all times.



Fabletics has grown seamlessly in the past five years since its launch in 2012, and it is primarily due to the innovative marketing and business strategies implemented by the company from time to time. One of the recent business strategies that have proved to be highly fruitful for the company is reverse showroom technique. In this technique, the brand aims to make it big online before moving on to physical stores.



It helps in creating the hype around the brand alive and also improves customer retention. Mostly, it is seen that the customers’ window shop in the showrooms, and go on to buy products similar to what they saw in the showroom online. However, with reverse showroom technique, such occurrence is minimized to a considerable extent. If you are looking to join Fabletics, make sure to check out the Lifestyle Quiz offered at Fabletics’ official website.

Betsy DeVos: The Woman Who Wants To Revolutionize The Education System

Betsy DeVos is a woman who cares immensely about the education system in America. She has worked extremely hard to give the children of America a strong educational background, as her way to help the society grow and develop. Currently, Betsy DeVos is the Education Minister of the country. She was elected to the position after a record-breaking vote had to be cast. Since DeVos and her opposition both received the same number of votes, a tie breaker vote had to be cast, which put DeVos in the position of Minister of Education. Since taking up the position, DeVos has attained a platform through which she can voice her opinions and make a difference. She is all set to put forth the plans that she has in mind, to improve the overall system of education in the country. Read more about their foundation at

DeVos started out working towards the development of education when she started working professionally and realized that she could make a difference. She was at the forefront of numerous movements which was catered to implement improvements in the system. She was an avid supporter of the charter school movement, which gained widespread recognition and support across the country. According to the movement, people wanted private owners to be able to have the power to start up their schools. DeVos was of the opinion that private owners would be able to give the children better infrastructure and facilities to offer them top tier education, which private schools otherwise cannot. In addition to this, Betsy DeVos also voiced her opinion numerous times on the importance of having a grading system for schools all over the country. Being a mother herself, she knew how difficult it was for parents all over to figure out which school is good for their children or not. By giving it a grading system like the one that they use for their students, parents can know what schools have good facilities and which one’s don’t.

Betsy’s love for helping the education system goes well beyond her job. She and her husband both share a love for helping people and making a difference and therefore decided to start up their organization to do so on a larger scale. The duo formed the DeVos Family Foundation, which was an organization that funded charities and people who needed help. One of the most important departments within the fund was the Education Fund. The Education Fund was mainly to provide scholarships to students who showed exemplary skill at their work in school, and outside that as well. These students are given these scholarships with the idea of sending them to private schools to get a better degree of education and improve their skills. Read more about her philanthropy at

Clokie Performs Medical Miracles

Sure, there are genius moguls and gurus who are super rich and live on the cutting edge of technology, financial institutions or social circles. They go viral and trend over the web, almost nebulously. Sometimes, they are even easy on the eye, socially responsible and polite people.

And, most of the time, at least on first sight, they all have the same thing in common. Whatever, they do is pretty much helping them more than anyone else on the planet. However, every once in a while, there is someone you might actually benefit from meeting in person. Most likely, Dr. Cameron Clokie is that someone.

The background information on Dr. Clokie is that his higher education starts in 1974 with a Secondary Diploma from St. George’s College in Toronto, Ontario and ends in 1992 with a Doctor of Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. His certifications range from 1985 through 2002. And, his the teaching and research runs from 1991 all the way through 2010.

And, on the surface that might seem like a really long time to devote to medical research and academics. Although, those numbers are about spot on, for getting reliable and repeatable results. The results Dr. Clokie has to present are most impressive and add life-changing benefits to those patients receiving them. In a name, tissue-regeneration is what he does and his grateful patients say the man does it well. Learn more about Cameron Clokie:

One of the key differences in the way Dr. Clokie practices medicine to help patients and the traditional method is the use of proteins. He uses these to get results instead of “pooling” or “graphing” tissue from other areas of the body to place them somewhere else. That process is no tickle. Read more: Cameron Clokie DDS, Ph.D.: Executive Profile & Biography

Another noticeably more pleasant difference between Dr. Clokie’s methods and more traditional alternatives is the invasiveness of his surgery procedure. When similar cases are compared to the operating time and ease of recovery, the contrasts are like night and day.

There is no need to throw around words like obsolete and barbaric when talking abound traditional medical practices compared to Dr. Clokie’s techniques, for the sake of patients worldwide. However, there is no need to delay on the progress of this science either.

Dr. Shinto and Penelope Skills behind Successful Innovacare Solutions

InnovaCare Solution is a firm that spotlights on giving arranged heath mind administrations to its customers. The medicinal specialist organization offers its clients cost-accommodating administrations, and they utilize the most recent innovation to convey the best administrations. Among the systems in medicinal services benefit arrangement that InnovaCare works with are Medicaid and Medicare Advantage among others. The organization’s central goal is to understand every one of the difficulties that numerous wellbeing frameworks have and offer the best wellbeing answers for customers. InnovaCare Health Solutions central station are in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The firm has been exceptionally effective in giving clients extraordinary administrations under the authority of the organization CEO Dr. Richard A. Shinto and the Chief Administrative Officer Ms. Penelope Kokkinides. See her infographic continue at

Rick A. Shinto is a prepared therapeutic professional. Dr. Rick went to the State University of New York-Stony Brook where he procured a therapeutic degree he additionally holds an MBA from Redlands University. Dr. Rick additionally got a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California. Rick Shinto has been extremely instrumental in composing diaries that teach surgeons and natives on fluctuating clinical issues. He has been in the human services industry for more than 20 years, and the experience he has procured has helped him in running InnovaCare effectively. Before joining InnovaCare Health Solutions, he was the CEO for Aveta Inc. what’s more, left in 2012 after the firm was sold. He had likewise worked in California restorative administrations giving firm NAMM as a Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Rick A. Shinto started his vocation in wellbeing as a Pulmonologist, yet he was filling in as an understudy in a Southern California therapeutic office. At Cal Optima Health Plan, Dr. Rick filled in as a main medicinal officer the office at Orange County. He has served in a senior position at Medical Pathways Management Company as a Chief Operating Officer.

Penelope went to the Columbia University School of Public Health where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Health. She additionally holds another Master’s degree in social work from the New York University. She has a four-year college education majoring in natural sciences and an extra Classical dialects degree from Binghamton University. Penelope Kokkinides began working for InnovaCare in 2015, and her colossal commitment to the organization administration has been exceptionally basic for the organization development. Her involvement in the social insurance division is broad having worked for the Medicare program and Medicaid. Her two decades encounter has been exceptionally essential in helping her in the running of InnovaCare Health Solutions. Visit Penelope’s website at