Eric Lefkofsky Treats a Hole in the Healthcare Industry

In 2014, approximately 14.5 million people in the US living with cancer and that number is predicted to reach around 19 million by 2024. While cancer is something we would prefer not to think about, approximately 40 percent of adults in the United States will receive a diagnosis. Eric Lefkofsky is looking to change how we view and treat cancer and other diseases with his technology driven company Tempus. Tempus looks to revolutionize the healthcare industry to making the piles of data related to healthcare not only accessible but understandable.

While the healthcare industry may appear to be ahead of the times when it comes to technology and data, that is woefully untrue. Eric Lefkofsky quickly learned this after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He realized despite all the tests and information collected about her condition, the information was ineffectively stored even with the aid of electronic health records and this needed to be changed.

Tempus views its product as an operating system for cancer treatment, not only collecting the traditional data in an easier to understand manner but also pushing for less commonly collected information to be utilized and stored such as genetic sequencing. By accessing an individual patient’s genome, doctors can essentially have instructions as to what treatments could work best for their particular disease and also what risks this patient could be facing in the future according to their own DNA.

Before focusing on the healthcare industry, Eric Lefkofsky was already a juggernaut in the field of technology. He left his position of CEO at Groupon to focus on his passion project Tempus. Along with Groupon, he also co-founded the company Lightbank, a technology investor based out of Chicago instead of Silicon Valley that focuses on “disruptive” companies and technologies that change the business dynamic of previously existing industries.

Along with his entrepreneurial skills, Lefkofsky and his wife are dedicated philanthropists. The two are so dedicated that in 2013 they pledged to donate at least half of their accumulated wealth in their lifetimes. The pair have already donated millions to the advancement of cancer treatment.


Betsy DeVos Finds Success in Education, Seeks to Reform Department of Education.

Betsy DeVos is a reformer and she has been one her entire life. So, it only stands to reason that she will be a reformer at the highest levels of political office. President Donald J. Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to the position of Secretary of Education in order to overlook the entire Department of Education. The nomination was largely met with silence as DeVos was not on the national radar. Yet, in nominating Betsy DeVos, President Trump made good on one of his core campaign promises: to give a voice to outsiders who would have otherwise been left behind in the dust. Betsy DeVos got off to a rocky start during her confirmation hearing, but those unwilling to look past that hearing to the greater work of the new Secretary of Education are falling into a trap that few can afford to in this political climate. Rest assured, Betsy DeVos is a political pugilist, a bulldog, and a fighter. Let’s learn more about DeVos’ rise to the highest rungs of the political ladder.


Betsy DeVos comes from Michigan and she was born in a town named Holland. In Michigan (, DeVos was raised to follow three important things: family, faith, and her conservative values. Betsy DeVos would take these three traits and focus on them as she grew up which eventually led her to pursue higher education at Calvin College. At Calvin College, Betsy DeVos would first fall in love with politics as she became involved throughout campus. From there, Betsy would go on to lead a political action committee while spending six years as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Betsy DeVos was getting experience and she was using it to engineer her rise to the top, all while becoming one of the most prominent and powerful voice for conservative educational reform known as school choice.


Betsy DeVos says of the future of school choice, made initially popular by Milton Friedman, “I’ve never been more optimistic.” DeVos goes on to point out that there are 33 publicly-funded institutions that follow the school choice program through 17 states. More than a quarter of a million students are enrolled in the aforementioned programs and with DeVos in the Department of Education, those numbers could jump in a large way. DeVos has been effective on the state level and now she is going to be handed the keys to the national program and we expect great changes in the future.

Securus Technologies develops crucial tools in the fight against illegal cell phones

Securus Technologies, one of the nation’s leading providers of prison security systems, has been slowly deploying the first iterations of its Wireless Containment System, a hi-tech solution that enables corrections officers to block unauthorized cellular calls within the nation’s prisons. The system has been years in the making, with Securus having to receive special waivers from the Federal Communications Commission in order to allow the system to operate, on a trial basis, in a few of the nation’s more remote carceral facilities.



A powerful and innovative weapon in the fight against prison gangs


The Wireless Containment System’s strength has turned out to be one of its weaknesses. The system is a straightforwards adaptation of military-grade technology that was used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. First developed to intercept insurgent communications over cellular networks, the system quickly proved itself in battle, helping U.S. troops to intercept enemy communications and pinpoint their locations in ways that were never before possible.


But the system had some serious drawbacks for any attempt at creating a civilian application based on it. It operated by spoofing the signals from network relay towers, tricking all cellular devices within its range of operation into thinking that they were communicating with the nearest tower when, in fact, their calls were being routed through the interception system. The problem was with how effective the system was. Within a radius of up to five miles, the system would attract the signals of all cellular devices, causing them to automatically route their calls through it.


In creating the civilian version, Securus needed to demonstrate that its Wireless Containment System would not interfere with legitimate phone calls taking place outside of the prisons where it is deployed. The company has been able to do this, at least to some extent. With a few kinks left to work out, the system has only been approved for deployment at some of the more remote prison locations. However, Securus believes that all of the problems with interference will be worked out by the middle of next year, opening the way for nationwide deployment of the WCS.


Where it has been installed, the Wireless Containment System has proven to be nearly 100-percent effective in blocking all unauthorized cellular calls. It has also enabled officers to detect the location of all contraband cellular devices within the prisons where it is operational, allowing for the near total confiscation of unauthorized cell phones.


These are very good initial results for a system that has only been in existence for a couple years. Securus had expedited the development of it due to the ongoing threat posed by the ever-increasing number of cell phones in prisons. So far, things are looking quite good for the future of the WCS.


Brazilian Butt Lift Dallas: All The Rage

The Brazilian butt lifts and many of their other cosmetic methods are considered to be some of the most visually appealing looks for people who look most accentuate their overall appearance.

So it is no wonder, which as it regards to person posterior, that the Brazilian Butt Lift would be an operation that would be highly desired. If you are looking to get the Brazilian Butt Lift in Dallas and would like to learn more about the operation, then we highly recommend that you visit our clinic today.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Dallas

Brazilian Butt Lift operations are very complicated procedures that require that the patient is in tip-top condition to get the operation. Our team of expert surgeons will be able to assess if you are a good candidate for the operation and they will be able to inform you of what steps you may need to take to undergo the operation as well as provide you with alternative options.

Because our surgeons all have years of experience, they will be better able to prepare you for the operation and explain to you what to expect after you have undergone the operation.

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Visit our clinic today and speak with a surgeon. The operation is very affordable, extremely safe as you are in the hand of experts and the results are always what was promised upon the operation.

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Plastic Surgery Extraordinaire Dr. Sameer Jejurikar

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, otherwise known as Dr. J, is an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon based in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Jejurikar is board-certified and boasts membership to the widely celebrated Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. His expertise is in the cosmetic enhancement of the face and its features, breasts, as well as other parts of the body.

Dr. Jejurikar’s training extends beyond plastic surgery and, because of this, he has participated in initiatives to help those in need all over the world. He not only serves as a helping hand on these medical missions but also cooperates with the organization Smile Bangladesh on a yearly trip to Bangladesh to aid in the care of impoverished children. For his outstanding performance, caring demeanor, and commitment to helping the less fortunate, Dr. Jejurikar was awarded the 2012 Patients’ Choice Compassionate Doctor Certification, as reported by US Newswire on April 10th, 2013. He was among 3% of the 870,000 other competing physician’s to achieve this accomplishment. His modest response to this honor was, “This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews.”

His career reflects his true passion for helping others and his patients often compliment his incredible attention to detail and personalized approach to care. He offers both invasive and non-invasive procedures, depending on the patient. Some of these procedures include tummy-tucking, liposuction, breast augmentation, and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Jejurikar keeps an open line of communication with his patients and the public, who can read more about his procedures and approach to his practice on his blog, Dr. J’s Blog. Interested parties may visit to learn more.

Design’s Cutting Edge: Academy of Art University

New York Fashion Week always brings new names into the spotlight in the fashion industry. New designers of all backgrounds find their designs flaunted by some of the industry’s favorite models. This year’s New York Fashion Week featured several graduates of the Academy of Art University.
The Academy of Art University, founded in San Francisco in 1929, is an educational institute for people looking to work in design, communications, and the arts. Graduates from the Academy of Art University often go on to work on high profile events like the New York Fashion Week.
The Academy of Art University places importance on the diversity of its student body. Among the graduates present at New York Fashion Week was Saya Shen, a designer from Beijing, China. Her designs were shown off alongside those of Carlos Rodriguez, a fashion designer hailing from Mexico City.
The Academy is a popular choice for design hopefuls for many reasons, not the least of which is its unique creative environment. The teachers at the university are experienced and well-regarded in their fields and love imparting their wisdom to the next generation of designers. Most importantly, the employees of the university focus on inclusivity and do not care about the backgrounds of the people they are teaching. This environment allows for the perfect cultivation of another generation of design.
This particular fashion week featured several especially bold designs from Academy graduates. Joanna Jodallah, born in Chicago, IL, designed a lightweight tan shirt inspired by generations of her Palestinian ancestors. Ryan Yu, another designer coming all the way from China, brought a stunning black and white dress designed as an exercise in contrast. Dina Marie Lam of Los Angeles, inspired by the death of her aunt, create modest designs filled with emotion.
All in all, 10 graduates of the Academy of Art University had designs featured in this year’s fashion week. They came from all different kinds of backgrounds to make their names and designs known.

The Difference Between The Tensile Trabuco And The Hybrid Trabuco

The Trabuco was a war weapon that was commonly used in the medieval period. It was some sort of catapult that was used to throw projectiles over walls to cause damage or to injure people. The first recorded use of the Trabuco was in China, but it eventually made its way to Europe, America and several other places around the world.

Trabucos were popular because of their simple mechanism of operation and also because they could be used to fling much heavier projectiles than other similar weapons at the time. It was also easy to manufacture and maintain.While the Trabuco was considered among the most efficient weapons at the time, a lot of energy was lost in form of sound and heat.

The Tensile Trabuco

The first type of Trabuco to be used was the tensile Trabuco. This type of Trabuco required many people to operate. One of the largest Trabucos ever made needed about 250 people to operate. This made it difficult to operate because coordinating such a big team of people was not easy. It could make about four shots in one minute and this was quite impressive at the time.

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The Hybrid Trabuco

To overcome some of the limitations of the tensile Trabuco, the Arabs in the Middle East came up with the hybrid Trabuco. This type of Trabuco had extra weight on one of the ends of the arm of the weapon. This enabled it to fling projectiles that were much heavier to even greater distances. It also required less people to operate. Europeans on were impressed with this new design and started making them as well. They kept making improvements to it to make it more efficient. With the introduction of gun powder, Trabucos started becoming less popular, and that is how they stopped being used as a weapon of war.


The Trabuco is a very important part of war history according to Today, much smaller versions of the weapon are used in schools to demonstrate some concepts in physics. They are also found in various museum around the world. There are videos online that show how to make a simple Trabuco at home.

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Michael Lacey-The mathematical mastermind

On 26th September 1959, a mathematical intellect Michael was born. Michael is an outstanding American Mathematician; he received his B.S in 1981 from the University of Texas, Austin. Later on, he received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

His career and achievements.

In 1987, he started his career journey and worked as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. In 1988 he worked as the Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

In 1989 Michael Lacey was the Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1996 Michael worked with Christoph Thiele, the two examined bilinear Hilbert transformation and managed to solve the transformation in 1996. This achievement won them an award the Salem Prize. In 1998 he became the Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and in 2001 Full Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology. Read more: Michael Lacey | Mathalliance

Due to his exceptional work and commitment Michael Lacey has received several grants, in 2015 he received an Australian Research Council grant, in 2012 he received an NSF individual grant worth $312 000.

More awards that Michael has received are; in 2004 he received the Guggenheim Fellow award, in 2008 Fulbright Fellowship, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Four years later in 2012, he received the Georgia Tech Mentoring Award, the most recent award was in 2013, where he was honored and made a member of the American Mathematical Society.

His works

Michael Lacey has made considerable steps in his career and has published over 100 research papers. He is a mentor to many undergraduate students, and his work has continued to assist other students globally.

Michael also takes up short-term positions in other universities like the University of Minnesota where he mentors more students as well as sharpen his skills.

Michael has also worked as an editor of the Journal of Geometric Analysis and is a teacher ready to propel mathematics to another level and ensure more students enjoy and understand the subject.

Work-At-Home Jobs by the Travelling Vineyards

The family business is an important aspect of the lives of many moms. The common format of job life that is from 9 am to 5 pm can fail to work well with them as it will have to keep them away from their loved ones. This is the reason why many mothers nowadays are opting out of the traditional work systems to adopt the new way that allows them to work on their businesses. There are readily available job opportunities that can allow them to work while still tending to the home chores and maintain closeness to their loved ones. Travelling vineyard comes in to play in giving the moms their choice of interest-work at home.

On the internet, you are likely to find more than enough freelancing opportunity including mystery shops and companies that promise online money. There is some genuineness in the information, and it is right. However, most of them are kind of oppressive as they offer little about the time that you use to invest. They moreover don’t offer the users the opportunity to grow and in the end, receive a long-term reward for their labor.

If you are a fun of making parties and you are a wine lover, then you would find yourselves interested in the traveling vineyard. All people that are above the age of 21 can become members of the traveling vineyard business, but most importantly it benefits those moms that are longing to work while still at home. Travel vineyard allows you to manage your own time and in addition to that, you get in touch with other women in the travel vineyard. If you may not be with any information about wine and yet interested in the business, you need not worry. Travel vineyard always provides the new wine guides with a kit that contains all information about wine basics, travel vineyard and about how to pair wine with other foods.

Different from the other wine dealers, travel vineyard is unique in its culture and its model. The company works to provide high balanced wine at a lower price, and in addition to that, all moms or people willing to join vineyard are exposed to a very little initial capital. With as little as $189, you are good to start up a hosting event and have no hidden fees in place.

The person joining the traveling vineyard is given a full kit parked with the testing set that is comprised of five bottles of wine, two tasting glasses, a batch of an order form, wine career together with training materials. After this, they are then provided with websites for them to run free for the first three months where they can place orders. After the three months are over, then they start paying a fee of $15.95.


The Queen of Unicorns

Doe Deere the founder and CEO of Lime Crime is known for her love of all things bright and colorful. Some even refer to her as the “Queen of Unicorns”. Her successful business did not just fall into her lap. Doe Deere has always been an imaginative and entrepreneurial spirit. When she was 13 she started her own temporary tattoo business. She moved from Russia to New York at the age of 17 and spent her young adult years in New York. She was a musician for the duration of her time in New York. She also had a DIY fashion line on eBay that renamed to be “Lime Crime” which is where she got the name for her makeup brand. Doe believes that it is very important to be yourself and embrace which is strongly advocated in her brand name. There are a variety of colors to cater to everyone’s different and bright personality. Not only does she believe in originality but she also thinks it is best to follow your heart when making important decisions in life. She has always gravitated to bright colors but in the year of 2008 makeup trends were more neutral. Doe noticed that others like herself also liked bright colors so she decided to base her makeup brand based upon the colors that were then hard to find. It’s very important for people to be able to express themselves and feel comfortable and accepted in their own skin. Lime Crime gives people the ability to do that. Lime Crime is a company that is solely based upon e-commerce and hugely successful. There are many benefits to have an e-commerce based company one being that feedback usually comes swiftly. One of Doe’s secrets to having a successful business is believing in her vision and consumers. She is always sure to have a clear vision of what she wants to accomplish and who her customers are. This helps her to make even more concrete decisions. Doe works very diverse and busy days. Each day she does different things that contribute to her business as a whole. Some days she may work on making new products and others she may focus on coming up with ways to promote her new products. Doe has been an inspiration for many women not just as a businesswoman but she has given women the inspiration and willpower to be themselves no matter how different they are from their counterparts. She has also empowered people to follow their heart and trust their instincts. Doe Deere has for sure left a colorful mark in the Beauty World with her optimistic and unique demeanor. Learn more: