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Tiny Homes and Airbnb: Why It Pay$ to Be Unique: An Up-Close Look at One-of-A-Kind Stays on Airbnb

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Hosts around the world have been sharing their unique spaces on Airbnb for well over a decade, and guests have fallen for their one-of-a-kind stays, from domes and windmills to lighthouses and trains. Recently, Ellis Nanney, host of a tiny home in Boise, Idaho, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about his experience being the host of a tiny house and the financial benefits of listing a unique space on Airbnb. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/7lxB2RasYxU In the past two years alone, from 2019 to 2021, nights booked at unique properties have increased globally by nearly 50 percent. With more guests booking unique stays, Hosts are also earning real income, with unique listings earning nearly $1 billion just in 2021. In fact, globally, earnings by night and by traveler were higher for unique than for non-unique listings in 2021. Through Airbnb Categories, launched this past May, it is also easier for guests to search unique listing types, from Treehouses to Caves, Campers to Barns, and connect with unique homes and Hosts they may have otherwise overlooked. A brand new OMG! Category, which has been clicked on over 2.5 million times since launch, also showcases the zaniest of all unique homes on the platform. The OMG! Category even inspired a first-of-its-size $10,000,000 OMG! Fund, which will award 100 of the craziest listing ideas with $100,000 each, turning over-the-top architectural musings into real-life homes, bookable on Airbnb. Tiny but Mighty: Tiny Homes Most Booked Listing Types in the World While treehouses and barns abound on Airbnb — and are among the top 10 most booked unique listing types in the world, it’s tiny homes that take top spot, proving that a little creativity can go a long way. In 2021, more than 2.5 million nights were booked in tiny homes. Tiny homes come in all shapes, but relatively the same small size. And their Hosts know that there’s nothing tiny about their income: Tiny homes around the world earned their Hosts a total of more than $195 million in 2021 – the top grossing unique space type. Take it from tiny home Host Ellis, who purchased a property in the heart of Idaho and spent the next five years building his own tiny house. He finally listed it on Airbnb in 2019, and the property quickly paid for itself— along with even earning Ellis enough money to put toward his travels and investments too. Treetops at the Top: Most Wishlisted Unique Homes in the World When they are not booking, guests are daydreaming about unique getaways, adding countless inspired stays to their wishlists. In 2021, unique listings were added to almost 20 million wishlists worldwide. Tucked away in a serene and leafy neighborhood in East Point, Georgia, USA sits the most wishlisted unique listing in the world, a beautifully appointed treehouse, with all the rustic trimmings but plenty of modern considerations, from a hot tub to indoor heated spaces, for the most cozy stay. It’s no surprise that Lawrene – a successful actress and sparetime weaver (and lighthouse keeper!) in Florence, Canada – has found accidental success from this treehouse craze. After enjoying her own Airbnb stay in Brooklyn, Lawrene wondered what it would be like to try hosting herself, sharing the off-the-grid space she built for herself ten years earlier, right in her backyard. While she convinced her husband to list the space by assuring him hardly anyone would be interested in staying in their rustic escape, to her husband’s surprise, they have welcomed a steady stream of outdoor enthusiasts and no-trace campers since 2012, who enjoy the peaceful escape – and the homemade waffles Lawrene prepares for breakfast. To find out more about the hosting or booking tiny homes and other unique spaces go to Airbnb.com About Ellis Nanney Ellis Nanney was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where his love for adventure and freedom was developed from an early age. After graduating from Boise State University, he decided to ditch the career path and live his life in a more entrepreneurial way. Coming hot off of a study abroad semester in Sevilla, Spain, the travel bug and an insatiable desire to explore the world took the reins and set him on an unconventional path for the next decade. His work life was filled with either seasonal or temporary jobs that had him marketing Idaho Potatoes as a self-proclaimed ‘Spud Stud’, promoting the Mexican Caribbean as the ‘Cancun Experience Officer’, hosting a travel show called the Fireball Run, and managing the world’s greatest travel experience, the TukTuk Tournament in Sri Lanka. In between these ‘jobs’ he filled the gaps with international trips that have taken him to nearly 40 countries across 6 continents. Along this journey he was always looking for a way to make this lifestyle sustainable while also providing security for his future. This led him to buy a piece of property and build a tiny house that he could both use as a home base and be a source of passive income to support his adventures. Thanks to the help of Airbnb’s platform and many friends and family members along the way, his unique property has had nothing but success. He’s been an Airbnb Superhost since he began in 2019 and now has much more freedom to choose among life’s opportunities. About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 29, 2022 02:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Swindon, England Reopens Doors After Flooding and Fire

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Minuteman Press in Swindon, England has reopened its physical location at 19-21 Newport Street (Ground Floor – Newport House). After suffering water damage from flooding in July of 2021 and electrical fire damage in October of 2021, owner James Beckwith and his team continued to operate and serve clients as repairs were being made. James shares, “The community has been fantastic, we officially remained open the whole time taking orders from the website and emails, as well as keeping our phone lines open. We have had nothing but positive comments and folks telling us they are so happy we are back open. Some customers have commented that though they had to go elsewhere for a time, the quality of the print and the quality of the service just didn’t compare to what they received when working with us.” During this critical time and leading to the reopening of their facility, James was grateful to be part of the Minuteman Press franchise family, who stepped in and provided crucial support in many areas. James says, “Mark Jones (UK South Regional VP) and Richard Myers (local field rep) and Duncan Diesel (at MPIHQ) have been invaluable to us. I routinely spoke with Duncan on equipment decisions when ours was being replaced as well as marketing ideas and technical help with Minuteman Press FLEX software and the new website. Richard has been out to see us during the time we had no premises to work up a plan once we were back open and he has been out since opening to assist with production processes and marketing ideas. Mark Jones was always at the end of the phone if we needed advice on anything. He was very key in us making the decision to stay in our current premises when we were investigating moving locations.” Being part of the Minuteman Press system also enabled James to receive vital support from choice vendors like Xerox. James states, “I want to particularly give a shout out to Xerox. They were amazing throughout the entire process. The Xerox kit was always the most expensive shop item and there were lots of negotiations on price to replace the two Versants that were damaged. They ultimately gave us the opportunity to acquire the Xerox Iridesse and offline booklet maker to match the requirements from the two previous Versants while keeping the insurance company happy on cost. Xerox also gave me near free reign of their Uxbridge HQ where I was allowed to run one particular job on their presses every month for six or seven months.” Today, with the repairs finished, new equipment in place and new signage installed, James is excited about the upgrades that have been made to the business. He says, “Our offices and production area have been refurbished, and we can now provide more services than before.” James continues, “We now have totally new kit, and because it is so versatile, we can offer more options than before, with an even faster turnaround. The new Xerox Iridesse is a full production press allowing us more and faster capabilities as well as improved image quality over our previous presses.” He adds, “Even our booklet-making capacity has improved. Whereas before, making a large number of booklets could take several hours, we can now produce up to 3,000 booklets in an hour.” James further explains the benefits of the new equipment installed at Minuteman Press in Swindon: “The Iridesse is absolutely amazing. The image quality is second to none. The job that I would run at Xerox HQ was a monthly magazine run for a local village. 1050 copies, ranging from 20 – 32 pages each month. On our Versants, the job would take 6 – 8 hours. Now the entire job takes us about 2 hours!” We were able to update our Duplo 615 to the 618 and that piece of kit is a dream. Touch screen, easy to configure and very dependable. We replaced our SureColour T5200 with the same model, however now we have the large format scanner which was one area we were sorely lacking. Customers would routinely come in with paper plans looking to get copies or scans and we would have to turn them away, now we can handle the full job for them. We replaced our HP Latex 330 with the Latex 335 that has the Print & Cut feature. We couldn’t be happier with the decision. We are still getting our feet wet with the Print & Cut, but so far we are producing work on all the new kit.” Minuteman Press in Swindon also plans to re-add dye sublimation and add a self-service area for walk-in customers who need a simple print job. James says, “This is really ideal if someone wants a return label printed, for example. We always offered this kind of service for customers, but soon they will be able to do it on a DIY basis.” James concludes, “We are happy to be back in our new and improved facility, and we are excited to continue to welcome back our clients. We are so thankful for them and all of the help we’ve received from our community and MPIHQ, and now we are ready to serve our clients better than ever before.” For more information about Minuteman Press in Swindon, visit https://minuteman.com/uk/locations/england/swindon/ To learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and to see Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.co.uk or https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

August 26, 2022 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Giving Metabolism A Boost? BioRestorative Uses Science Surrounding Brown Fat Cells To Provide A Possible Breakthrough In Metabolic Disorders

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In 2017, 41.9% of Americans experienced some level of obesity. Adults experiencing obesity in 2019 spent an average of $1,861 more on medical expenses than people with a healthy weight. For people who experience obesity, the presence of excess fat is a legitimate concern that can cost money, cause additional health problems and be associated with psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Some of the health concerns associated with obesity include high blood pressure, high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease and osteoarthritis. Research has found that extreme obesity is associated with suicidal behavior and suicide attempts in adults. With growing data on the impacts of obesity, researchers at organizations like the National Institute of Health and Harvard Medical School have devoted resources to understanding new methods for combatting metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Both the National Institute of Health and Harvard Medical School reportedly made an exciting discovery. While fat has often been villainized, what many people may not know is that there are two types of fat cells — brown fat cells and white fat cells. Excessive amounts of white fat can be concerning and may lead to an increased risk for health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and numerous other metabolic diseases. On the other hand, brown fat cells have been found to potentially be an important tool for combating different metabolic diseases. When people with high brown fat activity are exposed to a relatively cold temperature, a protein (SLC25A44) is produced and used as energy in cells to generate heat, which results in burned calories and increased metabolism. When researchers blocked the production of this protein in mice, it was found to increase levels of obesity and signs of diabetes. Researchers found that boosting SLC25A44 activity is a promising strategy for potentially treating conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Companies such as Ember Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EMBT), Adipo Therapeutics LLC and BioRestorative Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: BRTX) are actively working to use these scientific studies to combat metabolic diseases. Promising New Treatments One of the treatments developed by BioRestorative Therapies designed to potentially target obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders is ThermoStem. BioRestorative says that the ThermoStem program uses brown adipose-derived (otherwise known as brown fat) stem cells to help increase metabolic activity. Previously published studies by BioRestorative have demonstrated that transplanting brown fat can increase metabolic activity and regulate metabolic dysfunction in diet-induced obese mice. BioRestorative Therapies reports it is working on Investigational New Drug Application (IND)-enabling studies to enter into first-in-man clinical studies. Using a cell-based approach to target metabolic disorders may potentially provide a disruptive solution to address a multi-billion market opportunity. While the fight against metabolic disorders such as obesity is far from over, it is hopeful that therapies based on the findings surrounding brown fat, such as ThermoStem may provide relief for many currently struggling. BioRestorative Therapies was founded by scientists and researchers committed to developing stem cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with highly prevalent conditions.Our advances in stem cell biology and delivery protocols harbor great promise in conditioning our bodies’ own regenerative potential to treat major diseases more effectively than current interventions.Today, BioRestorative is actively developing programs that aim to dramatically increase quality of care for both (i) chronic back pain caused by disc degeneration, as well as (ii) metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Investor Relations ir@biorestorative.com Company Website https://www.biorestorative.com/

August 25, 2022 03:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Splash Beverage Group’s Pulpoloco Sangria Chosen By 7-Eleven’s Brands With Heart Campaign

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Learn More about Splash Beverage Group by gaining access to the latest research report 7-Eleven Inc.'s Brands with Heart event is returning for the fourth time. The program is designed to give brands the opportunity to enter one of the leading retail channels in the country and introduce their products to 7-Eleven®, Speedway® and Stripes® customers throughout the U.S. Competition is stiff, and only a few emerging brands are selected. Splash Beverage Group Inc. (NYSE: SBEV) was proud to announce that its sangria beverage brand Pulpoloco was selected for 7-Eleven’s Brands with Heart event. The company reports that Pulpoloco is made in Spain using the freshest, most authentic ingredients and recipes — also with a modern, sustainable twist on a traditional sangria through earth-friendly innovation like its low-carbon footprint paper can. Splash Beverage Group looks to be an innovator in the beverage industry that manages and presents a variety of natural and healthy beverages. It owns a growing portfolio of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage brands, including Copa di Vino wine by the glass, SALT tequilas, and TapouT performance hydration and recovery drink. Very similar to Celsius Holdings(NASDAQ: CELH) in its early stages. Splash’s latest focus is on Qplash, a new brand that it says provides beverages and coffee to businesses that are underserved by the traditional beverage distribution model. According to Splash Beverage Group, “As the premier leader in convenience, 7-Eleven is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in our communities and for the planet. Our philosophy to lead through service fuels our commitment to create positive change both in our stores and in our communities. 7-Eleven is proud to set the standard for sustainable retailing in the convenience industry." Other brands that have been selected include Kellogg Co. ’s (NYSE: K) RXBAR, Hershey Co. ’s (NYSE: HSY) SkinnyPop, Chunk Nibbles, wildwonder, Better Bites Bakery, BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery, and Agua Bonita. About Splash Beverage Group Splash says its strategy is concentrated on rapidly developing early-stage brands already in its portfolio and acquiring and accelerating brands that have high visibility or innovators within their respective categories. Splash is also rapidly expanding its brand portfolio and global distribution. The company says it leverages operational efficiencies to manage potential risks arising from its numerous beverage brands. Splash reports being led by a management team that has built and managed some of the top brands in the beverage industry and is driving sales from product launch into the billions. Other top players in the specialty food and beverage market include giants such as Ambev S.A. (NYSE: ABEV), Monster Beverage ( NASDAQ: MNST ), Amtech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) Vita Coco (NASDAQ: COCO). Splash Beverage Group, an innovator in the beverage industry, owns a growing portfolio of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage brands including Copa di Vino wine by the glass, SALT flavored tequilas, Pulpoloco sangria, and TapouT performance hydration and recovery drink. Splash’s strategy is to rapidly develop early-stage brands already in its portfolio as well as acquire and then accelerate brands that have high visibility or are innovators in their categories. Led by a management team that has built and managed some of the top brands in the beverage industry and led sales from product launch into the billions, Splash is rapidly expanding its brand portfolio and global distribution. For more information visit: www.SplashBeverageGroup.com www.copadivino.com www.drinksalttequila.com www.pulpo-loco.com www.tapoutdrinks.com This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details TraDigital IR- John C. McNamara +1 954-745-5815 john@tradigitalir.com Company Website https://splashbeveragegroup.com/

August 25, 2022 03:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dukkantek seals $10m funding round as it scales digital ecosystem for SMB retail sector in MENA

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Store management platform Dukkantek has quickly scaled across the MENA region as SMB retailers adopted their tech for customer services, business processes and faster growth. In supporting this growth, Dukkantek is today announcing an oversubscribed $10m pre-series A funding round as it powers the digital ecosystem for 13 million SMB retailers across the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as it looks for more opportunities in North Africa. The funding round was led by BECO with significant participation from Rocketship and Colle Capital. Other strategic investors in the round included Comma Capital, AMK Investment Office, Chaos Ventures, and Wamda Capital. The funding round follows their $5.2m seed round in October 2021, taking their total funds raised to $15.2m. Dukkantek was founded in January 2021 by Ali Al Sayegh, Sanad Yaghi and Shadi Joulani. Originally conceived as a service aimed at retailers in the grocery sector, the merchants on the platform now span 70 different verticals, with clothing and electricals particularly prominent alongside food and drink. It has already attracted more than thousands of customers for its suite of services empowering traditional merchants with end-to-end digital technology that improves all business processes. It enables these retailers to run their bricks and mortar stores more efficiently and productively and to make the leap into ecommerce. Dukkantek co-founder Sanad Yaghi commented: “For too long, the owners of small and medium-sized businesses have been left on the margins of the technology shift; now we are serving their unmet needs. We bring a technology platform consisting of three different value propositions that enable these merchants to compete in a digital world” “This includes a set of tools that enables merchants to run their businesses more effectively. Payments options ensure merchants can offer customers more choice about how to settle their bills. And an e-commerce offering which gives merchants everything they need to start selling online for the first time and to manage that operation in tandem with the brick-and-mortar business. Many merchants struggle to keep track of inventory when selling both online and in physical stores, so having one system that incorporates both parts of the business is very important”. The coronavirus pandemic hastened digital adoption in the MENA region, leading to an increase in online shopping, in particular. The region's e-commerce market is expected to reach $49 billion in 2025, up almost 55 per cent from 2021, a report by EZDubai, an e-commerce zone in Dubai, and Euromonitor International showed earlier this year. The UAE’s e-commerce market alone is forecast to grow 60 per cent to more than $8bn by 2025 from 2021. Community retailers in the UAE without a digital presence, who were unable to accept online payments during the pandemic, were severely affected due to the drop in customer footfall. Dukkantek believes that traditional merchants and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remain the backbone of the global economy, and their transactions should be digitized to keep pace with market developments. And to this end they platform provides: Cloud POS: The Cloud POS is a Point-of-Sales system that can be accessed online, from anywhere. It allows businesses to keep track of transactions & sales, calculate VAT, generate reports and calculate profit margin. Inventory Management: The Cloud IM is an online software that helps businesses track, manage & organize the inventory. It allows users to keep track of stock, measure stock value, manage fast-moving products and generate reports for analysis. Payment Options: The platform offers a variety of payment options including cash, card payments or credit payments. Reports can be generated to track payments. E-Commerce: The e-commerce functionality allows stores to sell their goods online or through an app. One of its features includes live inventory, as it’s linked to the IM & POS software. Another feature is that stores can choose what items to put online and their corresponding prices. Moreover, it sends push notifications to customers. Companion App: The companion app is a mobile application that helps manage the store online. Its features include: Automated Inventory Reconciliation, live store data, linked to IM & POS, ability to track daily sales on the dashboard, ability to review all transactions, and track cash movements and payment methods. "It's very rare to come across a business and team that have been able to execute the way in which Dukkantek has done so far. Launching 7 countries in 18 short months since founding is no easy feat, yet the Dukkantek team has managed to do it in such a seamless and capital efficient manner. We are very excited to partner with Sanad, Ali and the wider team as they look to build on their exciting traction and overall vision of digitizing merchants." said Abdulaziz Shikh Al Sagha from BECO Capital Having met its geographical expansion goals, Dukkantek’s focus will now turn to adding new services. In particular, exploring working capital solutions and building its data analytics capabilities for users. “We have seen an increase in users accessing analytics tools on the platform which, for example, help them understand which products will sell best. Three-quarters of the businesses on the platform are now trading in this way. Also, many merchants are keen to expand the number of stores they operate, but are held back by the lack of finance available in the region which we can look to explore” added Sanad Yaghi. About Dukkantek Founded in January 2021, Dukkantek is the UAE’s first and only revolutionary store management platform that enables traditional merchants to compete equally in an evolving digital world, and further empower their retail capacity. Redefining the conventional way of managing tasks and sales, the innovative platform aims to strengthen local community stores and power digital transformations with end-to-end technology that enhances and streamlines all business processes, enabling them to compete with dark stores and delivery players. Dukkantek is the technology partner for all local community stores in the region. For more information please visit https://www.dukkantek.com Contact Details Dukkantek Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.dukkantek.com/

August 19, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Urban Health creates world’s smartest wellness assistant as it secures $3.4m funding round

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Digital wellness company Urban Health which helps people sleep better, relax and de-stress is today announcing a $3.4m seed funding round as they scale operations globally. Having grown quickly in the US with wide acclaim (4.8 star app rating) they will launch a more personalized service for users. The funding round was led by 3one4 Capital with participation from Venture Highway, Founder Bank Capital and Disney’s Ajay Arora. The Urban Health app smart wellness assistant tracks sleep, steps and mindful minutes while using psychology, personal text-based health coaching and premium recorded audio sessions, to create personalized wellness plans for users to de-stress, relax, improve sleep quality and overall well-being. Meditation and sleep sessions offer guided mindfulness, daily motivation, guided sleep meditations and coaching by world-renowned experts, personalized for the way users live their life. In 2020, Urban raised a $400K pre-seed led by Venture Highway, taking their total funds raised to $3.8M. Co-founders Kshitij Jaggi, Rishabh Sahu and Shivang were IIT Kanpur class fellows and established Urban in 2018 upon graduating. Kshitij was a keen user of fitness and wellness apps on his way to losing 20 kgs and Rishabh had been meditating since his teenage years. While Shivang was already coding tech for consumer products in less than a day, at record speeds. Their personal experiences led them to the problem of plenty: screen time, stress, information overdose, sugar, food, weight gain. The pandemic and customer feedback made them focus on stress, sleep and insomnia use cases and landed on wellness as a broader addressable market because it linked all the problems to each other. Urban operates in an estimated $1.5 Trillion wellness market. Addressing burning consumer wellness issues of anxiety, sleep and lack of mental health infrastructure. National Institutes of Health says nearly 1 in 3 of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder. Nearly half of the world’s population does not get enough sleep. In addition to the detrimental effect on health, sleep deprivation carries high economic costs, estimated at $680 billion a year in five OECD countries including $400 billion for the United States and $60 billion for Germany. Moreover, to better understand US mental health infrastructure: 40% of the US population live in a limited access area to such services and 60% of US counties have no psychiatrist. Demand outstrips supply by 25 times. Kshitij Jaggi, co-founder at Urban commented: “We made a deep dive into this space and realized every customer's journey is different and everyone needs different kinds of assistance. This is at the heart of what we’ve built until now and where we will continue to innovate. Addressing different customer wellness needs and assisting members based on goals is key to what we do. We assist with deep insights, nudging our members to take the right actions at the right time.” Urban Health analyzed user outcomes over a 4-week usage period and found 85% reported improvement in over well-being. Outcomes included better sleep, less stress and more relaxed state of mind in members. The company plans to further invest in efficacy and support clinical studies in this direction. “Just five minutes of mindfulness and meditation per day can improve your life through stress relief and improved sleep. By helping users stay calm and relaxed, it has increased self-awareness and their sense of perspective. Urban Health brings wellness to your pocket and on the go” added Kshitij Jaggi. Company became revenue generating in January 2021 having launched an annual membership service. Demand surged in the US and revenues have grown 20x since then. Urban will use the funds raised to scale its member base and to provide one-to-one professional help via audio and video calls from health coaches. In addition to this, the company plans to provide health and wellness plans for larger communities through partnerships with schools and companies globally. Anurag Ramdasan, Partner at 3one4 capital commented: “Urban health's adoption has taken off. Downloads are up and consumer spend is taking off. We're seeing a sentiment shift: globally people are prioritising their health and are open to invest in their personal wellness needs. Urban health has successfully scaled their reach globally and we are delighted to support the next phase of growth.” Neeraj Arora, Founding Partner at Venture Highway commented: “Proud to be associated with the team since day zero, true product builders at heart. We’re committed to solving the most urgent global health problem of our times with Urban Health.” About Urban Health Urban Health is the world's smartest wellness assistant. Members globally use it to stress less, relax more and sleep better. Platform offers personalized wellness plans for mind, body and sleep. It uses wellness tacking, psychology, personal text based health coaching and premium recorded sessions to help people lead a healthy life.For more information please visit https://urban.health/ Contact Details Urban Health Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://urban.health/

August 17, 2022 11:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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USA Bitcoin Casino 2022 Betbeard

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Bitcoin online casinos, therefore, are following more relaxed laws and can offer a higher number of live dealer games, slots, and better sports betting odds for sports bettors. Provably fair online casino Betbeard focuses on video poker, and jackpot slots, and unlike many online casinos in the gambling industry, it allows fiat currency deposits. What are the Best Crypto Wallets for Gambling There are many different crypto wallets available, but we recommend choosing one that is easy to use and offers good security features. Some of the best wallets for gambling include Coinbase, Blockchain.com, and Trezor. With these simple tips, you can start playing bitcoin poker and winning on popular bitcoin casino sites in no time. Bitcoin Gambling Site with Progressive Jackpots Although the best bitcoin casino sites offer huge crypto bonuses, for poker games, and live dealer games, they focus predominantly on jackpot slots as players are interested in the big wins offered by them. You can find list of bitcoin sites where you can get other opinions about what are the best crypto casinos. The best bitcoin slots are Netent, Pragmatic Play, and Belatra which all offer a wide variety of games with different themes. Bitcoin Casino Bonuses What are your favorite casino games without good crypto bonuses? Most bitcoin casinos have bonus cash offers, including a first deposit bonus on bitcoin transactions and reload bonuses for return customers. Instead of reload bonuses, Betbeard offers no wagering free spins for every crypto deposit. Playing classic casino games in betbeard is fun with the massive welcome bonus available for slots. Crypto Sports Betting Sites If you're looking for a crypto sportsbook, then there are a few things to look out for. The first is that the site should be licensed and regulated by a reputable authority. This will ensure that the site is safe and secure to use. You don't want your winnings to be voided, or to be losing on low odds and high spreads. The second is to look for a site that offers a wide range of markets. This will ensure that you can bet on the sports and events that you're interested in. Bitcoin bookies vary in size so you have to be vigilant when choosing a betting site. To find good crypto betting sites, first, compare the odds, if the odds are low, then don't bother. Next look at the crypto gambling platform the site is based on, if it's easy to navigate and play then you may try it. Some of the best crypto casino sites offer fiat currencies as well so be sure to check that. Online Gambling Sites Customer Support Customer support is very important for any online casino, bitcoin or not. If you have a problem with a deposit or withdrawal, then you want to be able to contact the casino and have your issue resolved as quickly as possible. The best bitcoin casinos will have a live chat support team available 24/ hours a day. When choosing a bitcoin casino site, be sure to check the customer support options available. Live chat is the best option as you can get a quick response to your query. Email and telephone support are also available, but live chat is the quickest way to get a response. Crypto Gambling Site with Provably Fair Games Provably fair casinos use cryptographic algorithms to generate random numbers, which means that the results of each game can be verified by the player. This provides a level of fairness and transparency that is not possible with traditional online casinos. If you're looking for a USA bitcoin casino with provably fair games, then Betbeard is a good option. Provably fair gaming means that the casino can't cheat you out of your winnings. The games are fair and square, and you can check the results to see for yourself. RTP stands for return to player and is a percentage that shows how much of your money you can expect to win back from a game. For example, a game with an RTP of 96% will return $96 for every $100 you bet. The higher the RTP, the better the chances of winning. When choosing a provably fair game, look for one with a high RTP. This will give you the best chance of winning. Betbeard offers a range of provably fair games with high RTPs, so you're sure to find a game you'll enjoy. How to Play Online Casino in the USA So, you want to know how to play online casinos in the USA? There are a few things you need to know before you start playing. The first thing you need to do is choose a reputable and licensed casino site. This will ensure that your personal and financial information is safe and secure. You also want to make sure that the site offers a wide range of games and bonuses. Once you've found a casino site you're happy with, you need to create an account. This is usually a quick and easy process, and you'll be asked to provide some personal information. Once your account is created, you can deposit funds and start playing. When playing online casino games, it's important to remember to gamble responsibly. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and always set limits on how much you're willing to spend. Remember that bitcoin casino games are fun and they might lead to addiction, therefore always plan your gambling sessions and don't play more than you can afford. If you follow these simple tips, you'll be sure to have a safe and enjoyable experience when playing online casino games in the USA. Bitcoin casinos are a relatively new phenomenon, but they are growing in popularity. If you want to try one, be sure to do your research and choose a reputable site. And remember, always gamble responsibly! Online Gambling Sites with Fiat Currency Traditional gambling sites that offer only fiat currencies are still popular as they offer similar games, bonuses, free spins, and promotions as bitcoin casinos. You don't need crypto to win progressive jackpots or to take advantage of the first deposit bonus some casinos offer. So how do online casinos differ from bitcoin casinos? The main difference is the payment methods, which allow greater flexibility and anonymity in crypto casinos. Some of the best crypto casino sites offer an anonymous gambling experience, with no need for verification and submitting documents. Although US bitcoin gambling sites are growing in popularity, some people find cryptocurrencies hard to adopt, and hence prefer to play at traditional online casino sites, with fiat currency deposits. What is an MGA casino MGA stands for Malta Gaming Authority. The MGA is a regulatory body that licenses and regulates online casinos. MGA casinos are some of the safest and most reputable casinos in the industry. This is because they are subject to strict regulation, which ensures that they operate fair games and protect their players' money. MGA forbids bitcoin gambling sites, hence all online casinos registered in Malta are offering only fiat currencies. There is no way for a bitcoin casino site to obtain a Maltese license. If you want to play crypto casino games, you will have to find a Curacao online gambling site with bitcoin slots. What is a Curacao Casino A Curacao casino is an online casino that is licensed by the Curacao Gaming Authority. The CGA is a regulatory body that licenses and regulates online casinos. Curacao casinos are considered to be safe and reputable and offer a fair gambling experience. Curacao is the only reliable jurisdiction allowing casinos to accept crypto as a payment method. All the best crypto casino sites hold a Curacao license, and as expected all 3 sites in the above comparison are licensed by the Curacao gambling authorities. Best Crypto Slots As crypto becomes more popular, more crypto casinos are emerging. These casinos offer a wide range of casino slot games, including Gonzo's Quest, Africa Gold 2, Mega Moolah, and Starburst. If you're looking for the best crypto slots, then have a look at Belatra, Netent, Microgaming, Platipus, Spinomenal, Mascot, and No Limit. These are just a few of the best crypto slots providers, and they all offer a great selection of slots games. When choosing a crypto casino, it's important to make sure that it offers a good selection of games from different providers. This will ensure that you have plenty of choices when it comes to the type of slots you want to play. It's also worth checking out the bonuses and promotions offered by the casino, as this can give you a good way to boost your bankroll. Betbeard crypto gambling site offers various slots available for BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, and USDt. When playing crypto slots, it's important to remember that the odds of winning are usually quite low. However, the potential payout is usually worth the risk, making crypto slots an exciting option for bitcoin casino players. Betbeard is a great bitcoin casino, striving to satisfy its players by offering thousands of slot games, and massive bonuses. Contact Details Betbeard Michael +44 7828 710102 affiliate@betbeard.com Company Website https://betbeard.com/en/sport

August 17, 2022 09:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Spiceology Named Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Spice Company for Fourth Year in a Row

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This week, Inc. Magazine announced that Spiceology was named to its Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row; the list recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America. Since first being recognized by Inc. 5000 in 2018, the company has grown annually by an average of 72 percent. The chef-owned and -operated spice and flavor company provides ground fresh ingredients and innovative spice blends to make it easier for chefs and home cooks to experiment with flavor. “Being recognized by the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row is a true testament to the innovation we bring to the spice category,” said Darby McLean, President of Spiceology. “From professional chefs to home cooks, we’re changing the way people cook and the way they think about the role of spice blends in their cooking.” In the past year, Spiceology has grown through a relentless focus on raising awareness of its signature spice blends while also launching collaborations with chefs Alvin Cailan, Jet Tila and Kwame Onwuachi and global brands Maker’s Mark 46, Marley Kitchen and Hell’s Kitchen. In addition to new spice lines, Spiceology launched its second e-commerce website dedicated to chefs and foodservice customers: chefs.spiceology.com. The site also announced the creation of Spiceology’s “Fresh Network” of distribution partners, providing more ways for chefs to order its grind-fresh, ship-fresh products.. “The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor in chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.” To learn more about Spiceology, visit spiceology.com, chefs.spiceology.com, and connect on social at @spiceology. ABOUT SPICEOLOGY Founded in 2013, Spiceology is the fastest-growing spice company in America and is on a mission to bring the magic back to spices, the world’s first currency. The chef-owned and operated, one-stop spice shop develops innovative blends and offers over 300 ingredients that are ground fresh in small-batches and shipped fresh to consumers and chefs. Spiceology’s “experiment with flavor” ethos is not only embraced through excellent ingredients and unique combinations, but also through responsible business practices designed to create a better world with diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of the workforce. Spiceology products can be found on spiceology.com, chef.spiceology.com, in specialty retailers and grocers, in restaurants around the US, and as far away as Australia and Dubai. Visit spiceology.com for more information or to place an order, or follow Spiceology on Facebook and Instagram. For recipe inspiration, visit here. ABOUT INC. The world’s most trusted business media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com. For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala, visit http://conference.inc.com/ Methodology Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S. based, privately held, for profit, and independent not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. Contact Details Spiceology Cassidy Levine +1 908-770-7880 cassidy@spiceology.com Company Website https://spiceology.com/

August 17, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Is BioLife Sciences (OTCPK: BLFE) An OTC Company Primed For Growth?

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BioLife Sciences Inc. (BioLife), a commercialization accelerator, licensor and developer of technologies, has reportedly provided investors with a significant company update throughout the course of a two-year transformation. Over the course of the last two years, BioLife has gone through a number of changes evolving into a revamped corporate entity focused on disrupting various consumer verticals, with a specific focus on health and wellness. Let’s take a look at some of what the company has been up to over the last two years. BioLife Sciences is Born: In June of 2020, the OTC Markets public entity formerly known as Rhino Novi Inc. (RNOV) underwent a reverse merger transaction – changing its name and ticker symbol to BioLife Sciences Inc. (BLFE). While Rhino Novi originally focused on VOIP products, the newly formed BioLife would focus on developing and marketing disruptive technologies to a variety of consumer verticals. Harnessing the Antimicrobial Power of Copper? BioLife has reported it focused on the utilization of the natural antimicrobial power of copper and harnessing its innate benefits into everyday textiles. This dynamic elemental metal has a wide variety of beneficial traits, including being required by all plants and animals as a key mineral and nutrient necessary for survival. In the case of humans specifically, copper reportedly helps to boost red blood cell production, provides support to the immune system, and helps to keep nerve cells healthy. For plants, copper is a fundamental micronutrient that is a critical element of plant enzymes, it is essential for plants’ respiration, plays a key role in plant cell wall strength and contributes to the overall strength of the plant. More recently, copper has been shown to provide antimicrobial efficacy associated with copper alloy touch surfaces. Some hospital studies have shown copper’s effectiveness in lowering E.coli counts on brass doorknobs, as well as SARS-CoV-2, Rhinovirus Type 37, Rotavirus Strain WA, and Human Coronavirus 229E. BioLife says it has focused its attention on incorporating the power of copper into everyday products which are fabric-based and disruptive, in contrast to the market’s current offering. Some of these products in development include copper-infused fabric gardening pots, copper-infused gardening gloves, copper-infused microfiber towels and copper-infused air filters. What is MFusion? The company states that traditional copper-infused products that consumers will find on the market today provide limited-to-partial copper coverage. This means that there could are often gaps in the copper coverage, resulting in less-than-optimal results. BioLife addresses this problem with the introduction of their unique copper infusion process: MFusion. MFusion infuses copper into every sub-bundle of the fabric, providing more complete coverage. When copper is infused into textiles via MFusion, the resulting fabrics benefit from 100% evenly distributed copper coverage. MFusion can be applied to any textile – from t-shirts to air filters – with the result being total copper infusion. The 2022 Acquisition of Health Box LLC – What’s Next? In February of 2022, BioLife completed the acquisition of Health Box LLC – an Arizona-based orthomolecular medicine and natural health products company. By completing this acquisition - and appointing Nika Jaksic, Health Box’s founder, as the new COO, the company believes it has positioned itself to enter the orthomolecular and natural health products space. In order to facilitate the Company’s aggressive expansion plans, the Company filed for a Regulation A+ Tier 1 Offering. The SEC qualified BioLife and the Company is eligible to raise up to $20 million. If successful in its capital raise, BioLife states that they intend to pursue rapid expansion of its existing and contemplated product offerings, audits, and the potential of filling towards uplisting to the OTC Venture Market (OTCQB). This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. BioLife Sciences Inc. specializes in moving innovative products from the lab or small-scale production into wider market adoption. Its core business develops, licenses and distributes antimicrobial products and disruptive technology. One of BioLife Sciences’ core building block strategies is to develop, partner and assist innovative companies with the commercialization of leading-edge technologies. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. © 2022 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved. Contact Details BioLife Sciences ir@biolifesciences.com Company Website https://www.biolifesciences.com

August 16, 2022 01:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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