Jul 2 2015
For most of us, summer is filled with many outdoor activities. Whether you’re spending the day on the boat with family, or having a backyard BBQ with friends, it’s important to have fun—but it’s also important to keep your skin protected from the bright summer sun.
Ultraviolet radiation is no joke. Its effects on your skin can cause damage for years. So, here are a few tips from the American Cancer Society to keep your skin safe, glowing and beautiful.
Jul 1 2015
Ahhhh, Independence Day. What better way to celebrate America’s Birthday than with fireworks, sparklers, a cookout and beer? If you’re a beer lover like me, you are always on the lookout for new flavors, unique ingredients and one-of-a kind tastes. And great food pairings, of course. (Don’t know where to start? Check out my last blog post and infographic on Craft Beer and Food Pairings … guaranteed to help you out!) So here’s a fun idea for your holiday cookout: serve red, white and blueberry ales paired with grilled deliciousness for a festive 4th of July gathering. Check out these pairing ideas to be the coolest host on the block.
Characteristics: Red ales (also amber ales) are known for their notes of caramel and toffee malt, slightly roasted grains and low hop presence. The roasted barley gives the beer a reddish hue. With a low level of bitterness, red ales are smooth with a dry roasted finish.
Grilling Suggestions: Meats, lamb, game birds, venison, sausage, pork, chicken, vegetables
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Several years ago I wrote a blog post when the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law. At that time we thought it was a desirable piece of legislation that would give the public equity markets a much-needed shot in the arm. That is, we hoped that by making the initial public offering (IPO) process both less costly and less burdensome, the JOBS Act would encourage more company management teams to file for an IPO. That generally means employment gains at the newly minted public companies, as well as at the service providers who count them as clients.
So three years into it, where do we stand? All in all, the JOBS Act has been a good thing! In 2014, nearly 300 companies went public – the largest class since 2000. Anyone who was in any way, shape or form associated with the public company marketplace in the years surrounding the Great Recession knows how little activity there was. New offerings were a rarity. No one expected a return to 1999 – the year of the story stock with nothing to back it up – but the dearth of new companies was an…