Neurocore presents: Four Factoids to Note About Mental Illness and Depression

In honor of mental health awareness, a debilitating affliction that affects the population of the United States in striking numbers – almost 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness during a year – here is a breakdown of the most common mental health issue, depression.

A recent study by neurocore, a brain performance center, reveals fascinating things about depression, particularly major depression. These are statistics, facts, and insights, that are unknown to many.

Compare the following four depression factoids with your current depression knowledge:

1. The incidence of depression can grow and form, without external mitigating factors: nature vs. nurture…the debate goes on. A person could have a life that society defines as “depression-proof”, solid job, accomplished life, intelligence – stellar community standing perhaps. This is not so – there is a genetic link, depression runs in families.

2. Depressive disorders come in different shapes and sizes: some are longer lasting, such as Persistent Depressive Disorder.

3. The symptoms of depression can vary considerably are not always apparent: There are some people that show zero symptoms externally, these are High-Functioning Depressives

4. Depressed brains look different: Everything takes a toll on the body, including depression. The physical effects can take the form of loss of breath, anxiety, stomach upset and headaches. A depressed brain operates differently, the structure is even different.

Neurocore is a network of centers offering assessments and neurofeedback treatment and technology. Neurocore is proud to treat the following:

• ADHD
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Sleep
• Teen ADHD
• Adult ADHD
• Autism
• Migraines
• Stress

Neurocore offers center tours so interested consumers can visit the property and speak with a team of qualified professionals. Attend a complimentary lunch on site, learn about the cutting-edge technology behind neurocore, hosted exclusively by the Director of Clinic Operations.

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How perfect performance has led to the success of James Dondero

James as the CEO of Highland Capital Management
The growing demand for quality services has seen James Dondero receive a lot of endorsements for very lucrative positions. Currently, Dondero holds the prestigious position of the President of the Highland Capital Management. The company is currently one of the richest in Dallas. It helps investors to make good choices when it comes to real estate. It equally develops different structures and makes good sales to the interested clients.
The journey to entrepreneurship
As James was growing up, he had an idea that he wanted to be an entrepreneur someday. Like any other ambitious young man, Mr. Dondero did not have a particular business in mind. He kept the dream of owning a company to himself and proceeded with the normal race of life. After graduating from the University of Virginia, James got a job at the Protective Life where he realized his potential in business. Later, Dondero was appointed as the chief investment officer at the American Express where he made a lot of profits for the company. His outstanding performances provoked his thoughts for owning a business. Later, James Dondero with his partner Mark Okada proceeded with their plans to start the Highland Capital Management. Currently, the company has over $20 billion in assets.
Giving back to the community
The Highland Capital Management is currently based in Dallas. The company has over 165 employees who all work in the capital. As a moral duty, James Dondero and his co-founder Mark Okada have ensured that most of the employees reside in Dallas. The provision of employment has been an important step in empowering the people around so that they can be independent. As an individual, James takes part in the development activities in Dallas both in appearance and in financial aid.
The philanthropic work
Unlike most of the millionaires in the United States, James loves to do his charity work in private. He does not just support any activity unless there is a positive impact on the society. Currently, the CEO has his focus on the education sector where he has a strong desire to help students go through their education process successfully.

The excellent creation of lingerie products by Honey Birdette

One of the most enjoyed lingerie brands in Australia, Honey Birdette, has announced the introduction of the brand to the American market. The lingerie brand has equally developed plans to expand the services to the United Kingdom. In this plan, the number of stores is expected to rise from three to 40 in the two countries.
The move was advised after there was a potential of the online sales in the United States. Having started the company in Brisbane in 2006, the CEO Eloise Monaghan confirms that the US market registered an increment of 374% in the online sales. Most of the customers make their orders through the internet, and this takes time to reach them. The idea of having a potential market in the United States and the United Kingdom was the reason to support the move in opening stores in these countries. Since the clients have to wait for longer to receive their orders, having stores in those countries would make the process of sales to be faster and more effective. The company has equally announced attractive after sales services like delivery to the customers regardless of their locations. For the orders that cost above $50, the company has announced plans to offer free delivery
The operation principles of Honey Birdette
Currently, there are several lingerie products in the United States, Britain and in Australia. Most clients still opt to go for the online sales from this company. One of the reasons why Honey Birdette is a favorite to any clients is the quality of their products. The creativity of their creation increases the desire of the consumers. Equally, the company has a responsive policy where the satisfaction of the clients is the major focus.
The origin of the idea
One shocking fact is that Honey Birdette was started over a glass of champagne. Two friends were drinking, and they expressed their dissatisfaction with the current styles of lingerie. The existing styles did not give much pleasure to the eyes as they would desire. The dissatisfaction led to the creation of a new brand of product which has taken over the market today.

For more information follow Honey Birdette on Twitter @honeybirdette

Market Wizard: Agora Financial

The video starts off by introducing a dentist named Bob. Bob is reaching the age of retirement and is worried about having enough assets to last him through the years. He has zero experience when it comes to investments and the financial world. He is willing to invest some money, but does not know where to start. He does, however, know that the last thing he wants is to give all of the decision-making to a broker.

Where does he start? Who can he trust? These are just a couple of the questions running through his head. Bob knows that he needs to find a reputable source that can provide him the valuable advice he needs. Here is where Agora Financial comes in to save the day.

Agora Financial is a company that specializes in sound financial advice geared towards increasing income and managing your money. Agora is completely independent and does not depend on money from a third-party and their interests. They travel the world, searching for new opportunities to best serve their readers and listeners. One of the main goals is to find ideas to invest in before they hit the mainstream spotlight.

Equipped with an extremely talented team, Agora Financial has gained a massive amount of recognition, mainly for the spot-on observations made before big events took place. For example, they predicted the rapid increase in gold valuation per ounce back in 1999, the speedy growth of oil prices in 2007, behavior in real-estate market dramatically changing before the recession and much more. Agora Financial provides readers with so much value, proving to the world that they can be trusted to offer the right advice when it counts most.

Highland Capital Management, L.P. is on the Forefront of the Investment Industry

Highland Capital Management, L. P., an independently owned investment firm has more than 20 years of investment experience. The company has grown to employ more than 180 employees that are based around the globe. The company is based in Dallas, Texas with offices in Seoul, Singapore, Sao Paulo, as well as New York City. Highland’s client base includes high net individuals, governments, financial institutions, Corporations, Endowments and foundations and pension plans. The focus of Highland is to provide products that offer clients added value with unique products often designed with the client in mind. The company works to maximize returns while minimizing risk.

The company, which is a registered Security Exchange Commission (SEC) entity, manages more than $15 billion in assets. Highland offers alternative investments such as emerging markets, natural resources and long and short equities. Highland continues to expand their product line and did so by taking on several floating rate funds from CAM (Columbia Asset Management.)

Highland was also one of the first investment entities launching CLO’s (collateralized loan obligation). The company structures and monitors the CLO’s totaling more than $30 billion in assets. This makes Highland the largest CLO manager worldwide.

Highland got its start when Mark Okada and James Dondero implemented a partnership with a company named Protective Life Insurance Company. The partnership focused on fixed income markets, especially senior secured bank loans. Three years after forming the initial partnership, the entity morphed into PAMCO (Protective Asset Management Company ). It was an investment advisor, registered with the SEC, owned by Dondero and Okada and Protective Life.

As success spurred Highland growth, Dondero and Okada bought the stake Protective Life had in PAMCO and established Ranger Asset Management (RAM). The next year Ram changed its name to Highland Capital Management, L.P. The company has often led the industry in innovative investment products for its clients and continues to pursue new avenues of opportunities while protecting clients assets.

Despite its success, Highland is still growing and staying at the forefront of the industry. The team at Highland is always pursing excellence in investments and customer service. Highland truly puts its clients first and foremost.

The Untold Story of Honey Birdette’s disputations

In the recent past, Honey Birdette has been making headlines for bad reasons. In the modern world, with the improvements in technology and changes in the market, businesses heavily rely on advertising to reach their existing customers and grab the attention of new clients. On an expert’s point of view, an advert is supposed to bring more benefits to the business. However, when relayed improperly, a single advert may ruin a reputation hardly earned by the company of interest.

Not long ago, some Honey Birdette employees joined models and took to the streets of Sydney, CBD. The move was staged ahead of the federal government’s vote about marriage equality. A couple of individuals across the streets felt that by the brand supporting the marriage equality, it stood a chance of dividing its clientele hence losing the sweet part of the business. According to the brand’s founder and MD, the ‘flash mob’ wasn’t intended to support the marriage equality. instead, it was to appear as a campaign supposed to promote the brand.

The crowd of lingerie-clad ladies walked on the stage area street which was between Pitt Street Mall and Martin place holding signs with messages. From an expert’s point of view, the ‘flash mob’ was way different from a group of protestors as no chanting, and no messages were appearing to support the marriage equality.

According to Eloise Monaghan, the Honey Birdette founder and MD said in an interview that she was amazed that the ‘flash mob’ had generated a good attention in the market. On a different case, Honey Birdette has been in the limelight due to its raunchy ad in Rundle Mall that has brought in controversies from various individuals who view it as offensive. The lingerie store has two posters which have women dressed in a new variety of underwear. To some, the two posters are much offensive for those with kids. However, for the likes of Tracey Henley and her daughter Stacey, the ad is offensive and should be placed inside a closed door, and this has seen Peter Lee work in close collaboration with the store’s management to see the ads removed.

Dr. Villanueva’s Change in Dentistry

In an interview with Idea Mensch, they talked about the founder of MB2 Dental, Dr. Chris Villanueva. His idea of a combination between a sole practitioner and a corporate dentistry is changing the lives of dentists and patients. Dr. Villanueva came up with his corporate idea after he graduated dental school. He didn’t only want two option for graduates, he wanted the combination of two worlds in one. Putting doctors and their patients first are his top goal. Dr. Chris Villanueva believes if you hired the best person for a position you should not have to micro manage or look over their shoulder to make sure they are doing their job correctly. Doing it this way gives him more time to improve his ideas and himself.
The future of dentistry interview has some of the same points as his interview with Idea Mansch. Dr. Villanueva talks about his main principle, when he founded MB2, of doctors working with each other to provide for patients than they could by themselves. MB2 Dental has changed the way dental practice is done. What makes Dr. Villanueva different from any other practice is his main focus of success is not profit. His main focus is support, fun environment, independence, and self-growth or improvements. When surrounding your self with smart people you tend to come up with smart ideas together. MB2 Dental combined of modern technology, an expert team, learning from one another, and having dentists taking full control of their own practice has made Dr. Villanueva’s company quite successful. To top it off, MB2 takes a vacation every other year with others who are like themselves to discuss experiences and offer advice to each other.
Dr. Villanueva brought modern vision and a wider range of help into the dentistry world, and this change is changing the lives of many people. Putting youth and a new environment into the dentistry world is going to improve the relationship between doctors and patients. Learning from like minded people with different experiences will improve one another’s skills and future advancements towards a common goal. To be successful one has to follow their dreams and not be distracted by the shiny object in the distance.

The Surprise of Highland Capital Management

When it comes to the perspective of consumers, many of them remain concerned about delving into the investment industry. With that being said, the investment industry poses several risks. To begin, investing remains a ball of confusion to novice investors. This remains attributed to the instability of the industry. At any moment, an investor’s finances can tumble. Another reason why novice investors fear investing includes raising capital. For many investors, they lack the funds necessary to make an investment. Therefore, they choose to opt out of the investment industry. Another reason why consumers do not stick around to invest includes dealing with shady investment companies. To expound further, countless investment companies exist that exploit their clients.

However, Highland Capital Management remains the total opposite. With that being said, Highland Capital Management remains known for its superior customer service and trustworthy staff. To expound further, Highland Capital Management remains an industry leader. For over 20 years, the company has ushered in a new era of investing. In addition, the company remains an SEC-registered investment company. As a result, the company remains responsible for $15.4 billion of assets. Moreover, James Dondero and Mark Okada remain responsible for the company’s conception. Due to their efforts, the company became one of the largest alternative credit managers in the world. In addition, the company also remains one of the most experienced alternative credit managers in the world. In particular, the company remains adept in formulating credit strategies.

As a result, these include credit hedge funds, separate accounts, and so forth. In addition, the company also provides its clients with alternative investments. These include long equities, short equities, and natural resources. Furthermore, the company’s client base includes public pension plans, foundations, endowments, corporations, governments, and so forth. With that being said, the company remains headquartered in Dallas, Texas. However, it has operations around the world. These include the United States and Asia. Aside from the company’s business endeavors, it also has a softer side. To expound further, the company remains involved in the community. Since 2005, the company has donated millions of dollars to non-profit organizations.

Avaaz Reaches Out To Help The Areas Suffering From Natural Disasters

Avaaz is a global organization that never stops fighting for what they believe in and what they know is right. They have made donations to incredibly worthwhile causes totaling tens of millions of dollars. More than half of this amount has been given after catastrophic humanitarian disasters so lives could be saved and rebuilt. Avaaz is able to send money where it is desperately needed quickly because of their agility and reach across the globe.

When Burma was decimated by a devastating cyclone and more than 100,000 people were killed Avaaz was there. Almost every single NGO was banned from Burma due to suspicious rulings from the generals. They allowed very little aid to enter and this aid was sent far from the areas that had received the most damage. Avaaz managed to bypass the restrictions in just 48 hours and began to work with the networks of monks. In many areas the only structures left were the monasteries. The most badly damaged area was the river delta and this is where Avaaz sent help. The money they sent exceeded most of the governments and arrived quickly through their local networks. Avaaz was incredibly proud and they should have been applauded for their efforts.

When the worst floods in history covered Pakistan in 2010 Avaaz was there. In only a few days they managed to raise $1 million and used local groups to get the money on the ground at top speed. When Haiti was left in ruins by a severe earthquake Avaaz came to the rescue. Thousands of their members made contributions totaling over $1.3 million so recovery and relief could begin. The funds were sent to exceptional local groups who used the money to buy food kits, medicine, and provide desperately needed shelter.

In 2015 Nepal was suffering the effects of a terrible earthquake and Avaaz teamed up with numerous efforts for local relief. Devastated villagers were supplied with medical supplies, food, and shelter because of Avaaz. Once again Avaaz was there.

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Mr. Omar Yunes Scoops Yet Another Award in Florence Italy

December 5th must have been a memorable day to Mr.Omar Yunes as he scooped the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) award which was held in Florence Italy. He won the award due to his contribution to the brand that he represents. Omar Yunes, a franchisee from Sushi Itto, started his endeavor of a franchisee of the Japanese food chain at the tender age of 21. Currently, his 13 franchises units situated in Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla represents up to 10% of the entire company’s units.
While taking the prize, Omar expressed his gratitude saying that he was only a representative of the 400 employees employed by the 13 franchise units, and the management and the brand which allowed them to innovate. The BFW edition of 2015 was graced by representatives from 34 other nations, such as Hungary, Brazil, Portugal, France, Argentina, Mexico and also Italy.
Earlier on, Mr. Omar had already scooped the first place in the national qualifier. Diego Elizarrarrás who is the organizer of the BFW Mexico attributed the highest win by Omar to acting as a significant change factor in the franchising-franchisee relationship. Also, he has achieved better management of the information and has implemented the control boards. This helps in acquiring clearer measurements of every unit.
The CEO of CEO of Sushi Itto Mr. Benjamin Cancelmo on his part said that they considered the awards as an expression of the joint effort to offer their customers top notch service, coupled with an outstanding flavor and unique hospitality. The second place still in the Mexican chapter was taken by Iván Tame, a franchisee of Prendamex.
About Omar Yunes
Mr. Yunes is a Mexican investor who represents Sushi Itto. With over 13 franchises in Mexico, Mr. Omar Yunes specializes more in the food business. He is a job creator, having created about 400 jobs for all the employees’ working on the 13 franchises across Mexico, and he retains and motivates them by remunerating them well.