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Sharp App Joins HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital Accelerator Program After Year of Significant Growth

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Sharp App, a sports betting app dedicated to the empowerment of bettors through AI-powered tools, analytics and educational programming, announced today its inclusion into the HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital Accelerator Program. The Accelerator Program has raised capital for Sharp App during the current 2022 NFL season to exponentially grow its subscriber base. Since its launch in August 2021, Sharp App has rapidly scaled its capabilities, expanded programming based on user demand and trends, and shown strong user growth, engagement and retention rates. Since 2021, Sharp App has: Held an 80% month-over-month premium subscriber retention rate Provided upgrades and scaled content for its Game Center, a centralized hub of news, trends, lines and betting information, and Sharp Academy, a multimedia masterclass that will teach all skill levels different aspects of sports betting, led by sports betting expert John Alessia Seen a 200% increase in daily and monthly active users in the first month of the 2022 NFL season Identified nearly half of all users engage on the Sharp App Discord add-on during NFL games “One of the most significant advances to our app is our extremely popular AI-powered props tool. In getting feedback from our users and understanding the data leveraged, we were able to quickly develop one of the most comprehensive prop tools to identify the value of player statistics across various markets,” said Sharp App co-founder and CEO Kevin Epstein. “With our inclusion into the Accelerator Program, we’ll be able to utilize the capabilities of both HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital to scale innovations, like our prop tool, faster and get our superior products and services in front of new investors, partners and potential users.” The vision behind the Accelerator Program is to help streamline a company’s access to essential tools needed for entrepreneurs to obtain capital, network in the right channels, effectively articulate their value proposition and get their products and services into the hands of the right audiences. “In today’s sports betting economy, capital is harder to raise. It’s more important than ever to not just have a vision, but a clear path for how the company will generate revenue and prove profitability,” said Ed Moed, CEO of HPL Digital Sport. “In a little over a year, Sharp App has shown its product provides exceptional service and value to its users through its stellar engagement and retention statistics. Sharp App is the exact type of company we built the company for and are looking forward to helping bring them to the next phase in their entrepreneurial journey.” For more information please visit: https://sharp.app/ To download the app: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sharp-app/id1557592668 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sharpapp ABOUT SHARP APP Founded in 2020, by sports betting and fantasy experts and executives from Win Daily and DFS Army, Sharp is a first-of-its-kind sports betting app. Sharp provides an all-in-one platform experience of multimedia content, tools and solutions developed specifically to educate and empower sports bettors to make smarter decisions and manage their actions. Follow Sharp on social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Contact Details Michael Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://sharp.app/

October 26, 2022 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Culinary Institute of America Elects John C. Metz Jr. Chairman of the Board

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Thirty-year restaurant and hospitality industry veteran and Culinary Institute of America (CIA) alumnus, John C. Metz Jr. has been elected the 22 nd chairman of the CIA’s board of trustees. He succeeds restaurateur Ralph Brennan in this role. “John Metz embodies the best of all worlds—a solid culinary and business foundation, combined with a warm and gracious personality,” said CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “He gives 110 percent to everything he does and as an alum, brings keen insight into the student experience. I look forward to continuing to work with him to help lead the Institute—and the industry—into the future.” Metz currently serves as CEO, executive chef and co-founder of the newly opened the Woodall, in Atlanta, as well as Marlow’s Tavern, and the upscale contract foodservice company Sterling Culinary Management. Through Sterling, he reimagined corporate dining through chef-driven, upscale restaurant concepts including Bistro del sol, The Grove, Market Street Café, Bistro 191, Social Kitchen, and Central Provisions as well as 55+ luxury communities. In addition, in 2018, he and his partner opened The Spinning Room in Dalton, GA, an upscale wine and beer bar, offering small plates and live music. From an early age, Metz nurtured his passion for the industry, moving up the ranks from dishwasher to running the kitchen in one of his father’s restaurants. His formal education began with The Pennsylvania State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program. From there, he went on to Switzerland—where he staged at two Michelin -starred restaurants—prior to enrolling at the CIA, from which he graduated at the top of his class in 1992. In 2020, Metz was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle ’s “Atlanta 2020 Most Admired CEO” list. An active community member and philanthropist, he serves on the boards of both national and local organizations, including The National Restaurant Association’s and Georgia Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors, The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s board. He was appointed vice chairman of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNa) in 2005 and served as their board chairman in 2007 and 2008. In addition, he is a fervent supporter of Special Olympics Georgia and Share Our Strength, and Sterling Hospitality, the parent company of the Woodall, Marlow’s Tavern, and Sterling Culinary Management, has raised more than $1.7 million for these and other community organizations. “I am humbled & honored to serve as chairman of The Culinary Institute of America,” said Metz, who joined the college’s Board of Trustees in 2014. “Today’s CIA students are truly poised to lead our industry into the future and redefine the restaurant and hospitality industries. I can’t think of a more rewarding position than to help shepherd that process.” The CIA Board of Trustees consists of 22 highly respected leaders in the foodservice industry and business world. They provide expert governance and guidance for the not-for-profit college and are not compensated for their services. About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.ciachef.edu. Contact Details Culinary Institute of America Amanda Secor +1 845-451-1457 Amanda.Secor@culinary.edu Company Website http://www.ciachef.edu/

October 26, 2022 08:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Lisa Frank and ORLY Expands Collaboration with a Brand NEW Holiday 2022 Collection

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A match made in rainbow heaven, iconic brand Lisa Frank and legacy nail care line ORLY are expanding their magical pairing this holiday season for a new collection aimed to delight fans and inspire creativity. Launching October 24, 2022, the vibrant collection features four new toppers and gel nail strips–a new nail category for ORLY. The gel nail strips feature characters like Kitten Bubbles™ and Spotty & Dotty™ for fans to immerse themselves in Lisa Frank’s colorful and vibrant world. Each topper and gel nail strip retails for $11.99 at Ulta Beauty Stores, Ulta.com, and ORLYBeauty.com. After seeing the demand of last year’s collection where products sold out repeatedly, it was clear that fans wanted more. Specifically, they want more toppers that allow for bright, easy-to-DIY nail art. By incorporating creative direction from the Lisa Frank team and feedback from ORLY fans, ORLY sought to create more innovative, more fun toppers and nail strips than before. The new nail strips feature a gel-like finish with long-lasting wear, easy application and removal, without the need of an LED/UV lamp or special tools. Meanwhile, the toppers go beyond basic glitter—they feature bright, vibrant heart and star-shaped confetti die cuts suspended in clear lacquer. “In teaming up with Lisa Frank for a second collection that hits just in time for the holidays, all of us challenged ourselves to outdo ourselves in product development, design, and quality,” said Tal Pink, Vice President of Business Development at ORLY. “We’re thrilled to offer fans new nail products to fully explore their creativity and imagination, inspired by Lisa Frank.” “Lisa Frank nail art continues to take over our world,” says Forrest Green, Head of Brand at Lisa Frank, Inc. “We’re excited to introduce our second collection with ORLY, packed with fun glittery toppers and iconic character nail wraps. Our strong expressive community fully embraces the bold Lisa Frank lifestyle and chooses to stand out and sparkle every day.” The full collection launches at the end of October at Ulta Beauty stores nationwide, Ulta.com, and ORLYBeauty.com. About ORLY: It all starts with innovation. From the conception of the iconic Original French Manicure® to revolutionary, patented Gripper Cap, ORLY® has been solidified as the global nail leader trusted by nail professionals and salons around the world, thanks to cutting-edge formulations, pigment-rich color collections, and award-winning nail treatments. Through the extensive range of formulas, trend-forward effects, dynamic finishes, and an inclusive shade range ORLY aims to spark creativity and empower both professionals and novices alike to channel their inner artist. The brand’s expansive portfolio includes the Pro Lacquer line, GELFX Gel Color, Builder in a Bottle, Breathable 1-Step Color, and essentials for salons and professionals. Aside from bringing the bold and beautiful effects, all products have serious purpose, with vegan formulations made without harmful chemicals, each bearing the Leaping Bunny certification and created by ORLY’s team of talented color experts in Los Angeles. For more, visit us at ORLYBeauty.com and @orly on social media. About Lisa Frank: Lisa Frank® is beloved around the world for its whimsical character world and colorful aesthetic. For over four decades, Lisa Frank® has spread happiness and joy with millions of Fantastic products! For more, visit LisaFrank.com and @lisafrank on social media. Contact Details Glow Yang PR Gloria Yang +1 310-381-9964 gloria@glowyangpr.com Company Website https://www.orlybeauty.com

October 25, 2022 01:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Get Ready! The First Light Art Show of 2022, TAITUNG LIGHT FESTIVAL, Illuminates East Taiwan in Zhiben’s Hot Springs

Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach – 21 October 2022 - The Taitung County Government is holding the 2022 Taitung Light Festival at the century-old Zhiben hot spring area. From October 15, until November 13, using the most futuristic light, shadows and sound equipment, the public can experience the brand-new hot spring tourism and art show. On a moonlit night following a musical performance, the Keyframes show uses stage lighting and computer programming to illuminate each of its characters individually. The show emphasizes humanity is as one, and we stand together. The show evolved into a night dance. Among them, French group, Group Laps, will put their lightshow, known as Keyframes, on display during the light festival. The exhibit uses fluorescent lights placed onto a human body-like frames—which look like keyframes of a video—in combination with music and strobing light patterns that individually light up each “ keyframe, ” creating a dynamic image that transcending the limits of spoken language by telling a story full of personality and humor bring about a kind of warmth and delight. The inaugural TAITUNG LIGHT FESTIVAL invites 12 top-class art groups from France, Australia and Taiwan to collaborate using the theme of amassing energy to put on a show that brings the people a brand-new experience to the hot springs and art they already have come to enjoy. The show’s exhibits create an extreme futuristic vibe through the use of audio equipment, lights and shadows. Taitung County Magistrate April Yao has said this is the first ever light festival to be held in eastern Taiwan. Everyone is welcome to come to on down to hot springs and see the new artistic side of Zhiben now. TAITUNG LIGHT FESTIVAL Event Details Exhibition Time: October 15 to November 13, 2022 Where: The vicinity next to No. 18, Ln. 376, Wenquan Rd., Beinan Township, Official Website: https://www.taitunglightfestival.com/ | Google Maps: tinyurl.com/2022TAITUNGLIGHTFESTIVAL Contact Details Media Contact Jin Zh n4111@taitung.gov.tw

October 21, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CITY GEAR LAUNCHES ‘FRESH OFF THE BLOCK’ SERIES SPOTLIGHTING MEMPHIS SNEAKER CULTURE

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Hibbett, Inc., (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores nationwide, today announced the launch of City Gear’s Fresh Off The Block (FOTB), a digital lifestyle series created to celebrate the stories of sneaker enthusiasts from cities across America. The first FOTB project takes place in Memphis, Tennessee and spotlights two inspiring individuals who grew up in the historical and tight knit community of Memphis. The two talk candidly about how the Memphis vibe has shaped their hobbies, interests, musical taste and sneaker style. “Memphis is the birthplace of City Gear and it seems fitting to kick off Fresh Off The Block in this culturally-rich community that has so much to offer from fashion and style to music and basketball,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “We are grateful to our partners at Nike for helping us bring this project to life and look forward to seeing these stories gain momentum in more neighborhoods across the country.” The FOTB crew followed and filmed Kennedy Moore and PreauXX in and around Memphis and captured their perspectives and experiences with Memphis street culture. Viewers first hear from Kennedy Moore, @kmoorethegoat, a street baller, actor and comedian who’s love of basketball runs through his blood. He shows viewers around his hometown of Orange Mound, a cultural hub and storied part of Memphis built solely by and for African Americans in 1890. Cameras captured Moore on the court as he shared his true love of all things basketball and fashion. Moore recalls that growing up in Memphis, all the kids would wear all white Nike Air Force 1’s. “Everyone knew that you had to have all white Forces, it’s a rule, don’t come to school without them. In Memphis we’re gonna put a flavor on something. You can give us a basic outfit and we’ll make it feel like the best thing ever. If I have on a basic outfit, but I have on white Force’s, I’m good. And as far as basketball in Memphis, everyone wanted to play basketball and everyone wanted to be like Alan Iverson growing up. My favorite player that came from Memphis is Penny Hardaway. Probably the best player that ever played for Memphis and now we got Ja Morant, we just keep getting better.” Next, the crew meets up with PreauXX, @preauxx, a rapper and performing artist who has strong ties to his Memphis community. PreauXX says his favorite things about Memphis are the people and culture, the ease of navigating the city and the wings. The crew catches up with PreauXX in the studio where audiences hear his musical style, which is as unique as his fashion. “The Memphis music scene is indoctrinated in my sound, the bounce, the rawness of the people. I truly believe if you make it in Memphis you can make it anywhere. We don’t care how fly you are, how much money you have, it’s who you are and that stands the test of time.” Discussing the 40 th Anniversary of the Nike Air Force 1, PreauXX recalls how he was inspired by the Nelly era. “You had to have the Air Force 1 hightop with the tongue hanging out and they had to be crispy. If you step outside with dirty Forces there is something wrong with you.” PreauXX describes his personal style as eclectic, very colorful, very sly, very smooth and luxurious. “I love a shoe that tells a story and stands out in a way that only a few people can pull off. A cream shoe with some natural earth tones is so player to me. Memphis fashion has made me fearless, in your face as much as possible. Not in what I wear, but how I wear it.” FOTB debuts today with two episodes that can also be viewed across multiple platforms including; Hibbett | City Gear, Nice Kicks, and on social channels at @CityGear and @NiceKicks. About Hibbett, Inc.Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1,117 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

October 20, 2022 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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Adventure Together Industry Event Wraps with a Record Attendance and Inspiring Discussions from 37 International Speakers

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TourRadar, the Adventure Booking Platform that offers more than 50,000+ multi-day organized adventures across the globe from 2,500+ reputable and niche operators, hosted its second annual Adventure Together event which was a hybrid, held both online and in Vienna, Austria Oct. 18-19, 2022. Furthermore, the company announced increasing travel advisor commissions to up to 12 percent for bookings for the rest of 2022. With more than 2,100 people in attendance, the event brought together thought leaders and practitioners in multi-day touring including travel agents and agencies, tour operators and suppliers, influencers, OTA, and airlines, to provide inspiration, education, and insights into the technology and trends that shape the industry. Sessions covered subjects ranging from marketing, sustainability, distribution, and technology, to indigenous and inclusive tourism. The event theme ‘‘Now What?’ kept topics focused on what adventure travel and multi-day tours will look like in the future and how to plan for success. “Adventure Together gathered industry leaders together for much-needed discussions around the trends and opportunities for organized adventures and group travel in today’s global landscape,” said Travis Pittman, CEO, and Co-founder of TourRadar. “We recognized that there wasn’t a single global event or conference dedicated to the multi-day tour industry with a focus on technology, so we created one.” In his opening keynote, Pittman announced the company is raising commissions on its Agent Marketplace for both new and current travel advisors from up to 8 percent to up to 12 percent until the end of 2022. Agent Marketplace launched in November 2021, and now has more than 3,500 advisors. Pittman told attendees that since the company launched it has had 100 million travelers visit the platform, who have booked more than half a billion dollars in travel, experiencing 4 million days of adventures. Pittman revealed his three predictions for What’s Next; 1. trust, payments & financial technology products will be more critical and top of mind than ever, 2. data-driven storytelling will highlight and drive community impact and sustainability, and 3. digital distribution & tooling will come of age in the multi-day adventure market. In the session Targeting Net Zero – How Is the Multi-Day Tours Industry Responding to the Climate Crisis? Michael Edwards, CEO of Explore! shared insights on their comprehensive carbon-reducing strategy and Nadine Pino shared how The Travel Corporation is collaborating with destinations to build a shared agenda for climate action. Moderator Graeme Jackson, Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Travel Foundation, and one of the co-authors of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism reinforced the need for travel businesses and destinations to make a commitment publicly and set a deadline for action. The panel also addressed the need to move beyond measurement and offsetting and to start looking at all strategic business decisions through a climate lens. In the Adventuring through Data session, Sher Khan, Industry Lead at Google, and Lia Costa, Analytics Lead at TourRadar discussed how a post-pandemic world brought on different user behaviors and unveiled new travel trends. The two shared data about search terms and shorter booking windows. Costa indicated that 42 percent of TourRadar sales were booked less than 2 months in advance and that Google search volume for multi-day tour & adventure-specific terms increased 44 percent YoY. In addition, Costa reported that the top 10 destinations for summer 2022 TourRadar bookings were all in Europe with Italy, France, England, German, and Switzerland taking the top 5 slots. A panel on Responsible and Sustainable Indigenous Tourism included Anniina Sandberg, Founder of Visit Natives, Sebastien Desnoyers-Picard, Vice President of Operators of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), and Aurélie Debusschère a Europe agent for World Indigenous Tourism Alliance. Together, they discussed how the travel trade can make indigenous tourism more responsible by ensuring that businesses are working with majority-owned, operated, and/or managed indigenous people. The panel suggested operators directly engage indigenous people, their elders, and the community to ensure they share the right experiences and content. They also encouraged operators to ensure communities are benefiting from tourism. TourRadar also announced its new brand positioning ‘Adventure Begins Here’ which came from months of consumer and industry research and collaboration with agency partner Park & Battery. TourRadar, the Adventure Booking Platform, helps people seize and savor every opportunity global travel has to offer. “TourRadar has built considerable bonds with its customers but there is an opportunity to form a deeper connection, said Pittman. “The range of options TourRadar provides in the multi-day sector gives us a differentiator that no one else can own.” The announcement, film, and all sessions from the event were recorded and can be found here. About TourRadar TourRadar is the world’s first Adventure Booking Platform, where you can effortlessly book private, group, and tailor-made multi-day organized adventures from 160+ countries worldwide. Founded in 2010, TourRadar was the first to transition multi-day tours to an online marketplace, making them the global leader in the industry today. In 2021, TourRadar further revolutionized the industry by introducing the Adventure Booking Platform, connecting travelers, operators, and travel agents to organized tours through one, easy-to-use platform. www.tourradar.com Contact Details TourRadar Lisa Verbeck +1 310-254-0039 press@tourradar.com Company Website https://www.tourradar.com/

October 20, 2022 12:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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What are Americans’ Favorite Halloween Treats?

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/SXzlPzJXjZc Spooky, ooky, creepy and crawly? It must be Halloween – and this year, 93% of Americans intend to celebrate in a big way with plans to enjoy their favorite chocolate and candy treats, according to a recent survey from the National Confectioners Association. Whether consumers are enjoying new and innovative offerings or classic candy corn, confectionery is an iconic part of the season’s celebrations. No matter how you plan to celebrate the Halloween season, there’s no doubt that chocolate and candy play a major role in the holiday celebrations. Whether you’re going to a Halloween party, welcoming trick-or-treaters or even just enjoying a little treat for yourself, Halloween treats are a key piece of the season. This Halloween season is even sweeter because America’s chocolate and candy companies delivered on their commitment to help consumers manage their sugar intake by providing more transparency, choice and portion guidance options. 85% of chocolate and candy sold today comes in packaging that contains 200 calories or less per pack. That number includes individually wrapped products or multipacks that contain smaller packages inside – the perfect size for the 97% of Americans who say they welcome trick-or-treaters with chocolate and candy. The Halloween season brings people together. Sharing treats is a perfect way to connect with others – especially as people are looking for more moments of celebration than ever before. To help Americans navigate the Halloween season while enjoying their favorite treats, NCA has a robust set of resources available at AlwaysATreat.com/Halloween, where consumers can find tricks for treating in 2022, including safety tips, history lessons and fun facts about the season. To join the conversation on social media, use #HalloweenTreats, and follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Happy Halloween! About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates more than $37 billion in retail sales each year. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, the industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and work to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 20, 2022 11:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tips for Finding Friends as an Adult

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Making new friends as an adult can be challenging, and with more people working remotely, socializing and meeting new people organically can be difficult. Recently, Bumble BFF’s Friendship Expert, Danielle Bayard Jackson, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to highlight the importance of friendships, especially as 90% of women say friends are the family you get to choose in life.* A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/RjBw9kGkR3M Unlike when you were younger and had a built-in community or network through school or social clubs, adulthood seems to offer fewer opportunities to meet others organically. The increasing number of people working remotely has also impacted many people’s ability to socialize, which may explain why many adults report feeling lonelier than ever before. Here are Danielle’s top tips for finding friends as an adult: Have the courage to initiate – Those who are intentional about making connections tend to have the most meaningful relationships. If you’d rather not approach someone in public, group activities are a great option, as they can unite people over a common interest and organically lead to friendships. You can also use an app like Bumble BFF, the friendship-finding mode on the Bumble app, to potentially meet others! Gradually enter into more meaningful conversations - Be sure to engage someone with safe ‘small talk’ and then gradually reveal more about who you are and what you value. This creates the trust necessary to cultivate something deeper. That trust can become the basis for a friendship where you both feel comfortable sharing and asking each other questions that deepen the relationship. Staying in touch - After meeting up with a new friend for the first time, it’s important to be consistent about staying in touch, especially if there isn’t a scheduled time when you both see one another, such as through a class or planned group activity. These short interactions can go a long way in building and maintaining a new friendship. Give it time - According to studies, it can take 40-60 hours of talking and hanging out for an acquaintance to become a casual friend. This might look different from friendship to friendship, but the general takeaway is that it takes time to build trust, vulnerability, and platonic intimacy. To start connecting with friends in your area, visit Bumble.com/BFF. For more tips, check out The Buzz, where you can learn more strategies to help you make (and keep!) meaningful friendships. About Danielle Bayard Jackson: As a certified women’s coach, Danielle Bayard Jackson emphasizes that friendship is a wellness imperative, ultimately teaching women the power and importance of social connections. She is the Friendship Expert for Bumble BFF, the friendship-finding mode on the social networking app Bumble, and has been called TikTok’s resident friendship coach. A former high school teacher, Danielle now uses her teaching skills as an educator to coach women on ways to navigate common friendship conflicts. As a member of the American Sociological Association, she uses the latest research to create practical, tangible strategies to help women create more depth in their platonic relationships. About Bumble: Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble BFF) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Bumble is built on the importance of equitable relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. They've built their platform around kindness, respect, and equality – and their community plays an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and strives to provide them with an experience free from hate, aggression, or bullying. Bumble is free and widely available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the web. * Based on data that was commissioned by Bumble between November 4-18, 2021 with a US sample size of 5,081 Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 20, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Stuttering Foundation Marks 75th Anniversary, International Stuttering Awareness Day with New Resources

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October 22 nd is International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), observed worldwide with a focus on stuttering--a speech disorder characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech known as blocks. This year also marks the 75 th Anniversary of the Stuttering Foundation, founded by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Malcolm Fraser in 1947, making it the first and largest nonprofit charitable organization in the world working toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering. The Foundation is renowned globally for its trusted and timely resources--many available free on its website: StutteringHelp.org. To mark its 75 th anniversary and in observance of International Stuttering Awareness Day, the Stuttering Foundation officially raised its estimate of people who stutter to 80 million people --representing one percent (1%) of the global population. “When my father Malcolm founded the Stuttering Foundation back in 1947, there were an estimated 25 million people who stutter across the globe,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation and Malcolm’s daughter. “Today, we raise our estimate to 80 million people who stutter worldwide, more than three times the number from when we began. Over the decades, we’ve expanded our outreach and added many resources for people in more than 137 countries around the world.” The Stuttering Foundation marked the auspicious occasions with the release of: Ask the Stuttering Foundation --This new YouTube channel addresses the dozens of inquiries received by the Foundation daily by telephone, email, and generated on our website. Some of the queries are more common such as parents who are concerned when their preschoolers begin to stutter, or people who stutter of any age reaching out to learn from others who also stutter. Some requests are less common such as pediatricians or speech-language pathologists looking for help for patients with specific needs. Whatever the content, we respond to meet the needs of people who stutter around the globe. For Kids By Kids 2.0 --This lively and engaging 10-minute video features interviews with real students who stutter, speaking opening about their stutter, dealing with teasing, sharing what helps them, and showing how to teach others about stuttering. An animated skateboarder named Kyle narrates the film. The ABCs of Stuttering --This 10-minute video helps parents and teachers understand how stuttering can affect children of all ages in the classroom and is now available for free on the Stuttering Foundation’s YouTube channel. The highlight of the video is the students--Umberto, Kate and Martin--talking openly about their stutter and what helps make them feel more comfortable talking in the classroom. “For more than seven decades, the Stuttering Foundation has served as a trusted resource for the stuttering community, offering brochures, e-books, podcasts, videos, a magazine, virtual learning sessions and multiple social media channels to spread timely and accurate information about stuttering,” added Fraser. About the Stuttering Foundation Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman who struggled with stuttering, established the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947 and endowed it throughout his lifetime. The Foundation provides free online resources at StutteringHelp.org for people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. Visit www.StutteringHelp.org. Contact Details The Stuttering Foundation Greg Wilson +1 571-239-7474 greg@curleycompany.com

October 19, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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