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Learn All About Fukubukuro With Kim Dao

It’s a custom in Japan for merchants to sell “lucky bags” after the Japanese New Year. These grab bags, called “fukubukuro” (Japanese: 福袋), are filled with random items from various stores and are sold at a steep discount.

If you want to find out more about this retail tradition, just watch the video “Shopping in Shibuya for Fukubukuro | Lucky Bags!” put out by YouTuber Kim Dao. In this video, Kim Dao visits Shibuya with her friend Rachel to purchase some of these magical bags.

Both Kim Dao and Rachel first head into the 109 Mall in Shibuya to check out the fukubukuro. They see a bunch of Japanese people exchanging clothes they didn’t like from their mystery bags outside the mall.

Immediately Kim Dao decides to purchase a Cecil McBee fukubukuro. Rachel and Kim are then almost forced to buy fukubukuros from the store WeGo after a couple of employees energetically encourage them to buy the bags.

After purchasing these fukubukuros, Kim Dao and her friend visit the mall’s front desk to pick up a special prize. The 109 Mall gave out handkerchiefs to anyone who purchased fukubukuros this year.

The stress of shopping at the 109 Mall gets on Kim Dao’s nerves very quickly. Kim and Rachel agree to take a break from shopping and grab a refreshing hot pot meal at a restaurant Nabezo.

When Kim Dao gets home, she opens her fukubukuros. However, you can’t see the opening of the fukubukuros on her vlog channel. Instead, Kim Dao decided to put the fukubukuro opening on her main YouTube page.

The rest of this particular vlog shows Kim Dao going out for groceries and putting those groceries away.

Read more about her at http://myinterviews.com.au/kim-dao/

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Don Ressler’s Involvement and Contributions in the Success of JustFab

 

Don Ressler is one of the two founders of the company that has taken the fashion industry by storm, TechStyle Fashion Group. Previously, the company was popularly known by the name JustFab. Currently, TechStyle Fashion Group serves as the parent company of the brands that were under JustFab including, FabKids, ShoeDazzle, FL2 and Fabletics.

 

Background

 

The story behind the creation of JustFab began after News Corp acquired Intermix Media back in 2005. This propelled both Don and Adam to come up with ideas on how to create their company. As a result, an e-commerce brand building company was formed, Intelligent Beauty. Through Intelligent Beauty, they created two brands, which became beauty and health market leaders. Later, the creation of JustFab as the third brand marked a significant milestone for both Don and Adam. JustFab grew into a brand with other successful subsidiaries catering to the needs of different customers such as kids, women and men.

 

Funding

 

For nearly two years after its inception, TechStyle (formerly known as JustFab) was bootstrapping a considerable portion of its financing. In 2011, the situation changed after Matrix Partners, a venture capital firm, gave the company a donation of $33 million. Later in 2012, TechStyle was given an additional $76 million from several venture capital firms including Technology Crossover Ventures, Matrix Partners, Rho Ventures and its parent company, Intelligent Beauty. This funding allowed the company to expand its operations in other nations including the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

 

Both Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg unveiled in September 2013 the close of a third round of funding whereby TechStyle received $40 million. The funds were meant to boost its already-rapid international growth and venture into new product categories. Later in August 2014, the company held another round of funding whereby it received $85 million. Passport Special Opportunity Fund headed this particular round, which hosted various investors including Technology Crossover Ventures, Shining Capital and Matrix Partners. As a result, TechStyle ‘s market capitalization skyrocketed to $250 million.

 

Throughout the progress made by TechStyle, Don Ressler has remained an important part of the company. His decisions combined with those of his partner and co-founder Adam Ressler, have steered TechStyle into a successful company it is today.

Easy Ways To Lose Weight With Wengie

There are a few life hacks that make it easy for lazy people to lose weight. One of the simple things to do to lose weight is to turn down the thermostat by a few degrees. This is ideal for those who want to reap the rewards without moving a muscle. The body burns more calories in the cold than in warm weather.

 

Instead of wearing pajamas, wear gym clothes around the house. When you’re in gym gear, it can make you feel like you want to exercise more often. It can psychologically make you feel more active during the day. Wear a pedometer to keep track of the steps that you take during the day. This can help you reach your exercise goals without even trying. Try eating your food even slower as this will help the body realize when it’s full instead of eating a lot of food that you’re going to regret later in the evening or the next day.

 

According to Wengie, Eat more often and in smaller portions. This causes fewer blood glucose spikes, which can lead to more fat being burned. Exercises for short periods of time is better than exercising for long periods of time. Find a hobby that keeps you in shape, and you won’t see it as exercising, such as dancing. Spicy foods help to boost the metabolism. All you have to do is add a few chilies to the foods that you prepare. A small amount of peanut butter before bed can actually keep the metabolism up during the night.