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POCONO ORGANICS INTRODUCES NEW CBD GOURMET GUM DROP LINE

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Pocono Organics’ CBD product line continues to grow as the woman-owned company introduced two new flavorful gourmet attractions, Lemon Chamomile and Vanilla Lavender CBD Gum Drops today. From hemp growing in the nutrient rich fields; transformed into new life as gourmet gum drops formulated by their scientists and Chopped Champion Chef, the pair puts Pocono Organics on the map with the number one form of CBD consumption. “Growing the first and only Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) hemp in the world and being the largest ROC farm in the U.S.; we tend to set the bar kind of high for our CBD team to excel in creating a premium, wellness product line dedicated to providing convenience and taste-appeal,” smiles Ashley Walsh, Pocono Organics Founder/President. Formulated in-house, each Gourmet Gum Drop tin includes 25 servings and fits right in with Pocono Organics’ small batch, artisanal CBD product line featuring Bath Bombs, Nano-Particle Tincture, Hemp Extract Tincture, Creams, Salve Sticks, and Lip Balms. There’s even a pet-friendly Furry Friends Tincture! Learn more Pocono Organics CBD facts and focus on the future, including its water-soluble nano-particle technology, at PoconoOrganics.com/cbd. Pocono Organics – Inspiring People. Healing the Earth. 1015 Long Pond Road, Long Pond, PA – PoconoOrganics.com About Pocono Organics Pocono Organics is a health and wellness organization with a mission to inspire people and heal the earth. The Global Center for Research, Education, and Innovation grows the world’s first and only Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) hemp and is one of the largest ROC farms in North America. Located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, Pocono Organics has more than 380 acres of farmland and, at full build out, will have 120,000 square feet of greenhouse. Pocono Organics has a strategic partnership with Rodale Institute, the global leaders in Regenerative Organic Agriculture science and research and is their largest research satellite facility. Awarded the 2019 Environmental Innovator of the Year by the Green Sports Alliance, sustainability is a hallmark of Pocono Organics. The farm draws power from a 3MW, 25-acre solar farm and reclaims rainwater from 70,000 square feet of roofs for irrigation. Pocono Organics also serves the local community through its Clean Food, Dirty Hands school education program and veterans in transition through a Veteran Farmer Training Program. In addition, the property includes an organic farmer’s market and café featuring a Chopped Champion Chef, and with a 56-room adjoining hotel, is an agritourism destination, and host location for annual festivals. Please visit www.PoconoOrganics.com to learn more about Pocono Organics’ mission and work. Contact Details Pocono Organics Jeanine Hofbauer, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications +1 570-517-1792 Jeanine@PoconoOrganics.com Company Website https://www.poconoorganics.com/

November 15, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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DOM PÉRIGNON ANNOUNCES DONATION OF OVER HALF A MILLION TO LADY GAGA’S BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION AT WORLD KINDNESS DAY DINNER IN NEW YORK CITY

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This past weekend, on November 13, 2021, Dom Pérignon came together with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, to reveal a total donation of $570,000 to the organization. For the occasion, guests from all walks of life came together to celebrate kindness at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, including: Amanda Seyfried, Billy Porter, Pom Klementieff, Evan Mock, Tommy Dorfman, Indya Moore, Cindy Bruna, Ella Hunt, Antoni Porowski, Helena Christensen, Joshua Jackson, Brandon Blackwood, Sophie Auster, Derek Lam & Jan Schlottman, Jill & Harry Kargman, Char de Francesco, Stella Maxwell, Thomas Hayo, and Stephanie Goto, among other personalities from music, fashion, film, television, and design. Dom Pérignon x Lady Gaga: a collaboration that gives back Earlier in 2021, the paths of Dom Pérignon and Lady Gaga crossed in an inspired collaboration, sparked by a shared belief in creative freedom. Beyond creation, Dom Pérignon has long been drawn to Lady Gaga’s generosity, as she has been at the forefront of empowerment and well-being issues for 10 years. Generosity forges an essential foundation of their collaboration today. Through artistic collaborations, Dom Pérignon stands with creators to support their causes and foundations, including Lenny Kravitz and the Let Love Rule Foundation, which provides care and raises funds for communities in need. This year, as part of their collaboration with Lady Gaga, Dom Pérignon announced that it would support Born This Way Foundation. One limited-edition sculpture, two ways to embrace generosity The Dom Pérignon donation centered upon a series of limited-edition sculptures created by Lady Gaga for Dom Pérignon, in association with creative and fashion director Nicola Formichetti. From the very inception of the piece, Dom Pérignon pledged to donate the entirety of its profits from sales of the sculpture to Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, which aims to create a kinder and braver world. “What I love most about this sculpture is that it is made with a deep purpose. Generosity always makes a difference, and I’m honored that Dom Pérignon is kind enough to give back as part of our collaboration,” said Lady Gaga. Furthermore, Dom Pérignon widened the circle of giving back with a new way to support Lady Gaga’s cause. The Maison partnered with Born This Way Foundation to create a charitable sweepstakes offering participants around the world a chance to win the most exclusive limited-edition sculpture of them all: the N° 1 in the numbered series, hand-signed by Lady Gaga. The sweepstakes closed on World Kindness Day, and Dom Pérignon donated all funds raised to Born This Way Foundation. “An act of kindness is more important today than ever before. At Born This Way Foundation, we are very appreciative of the generous donation from Dom Pérignon and also Lady Gaga’s passionate fans around the world who participated in the charitable sweepstakes,” said Cynthia Germanotta, President and Co-Founder of Born This Way Foundation. “Moments like these help fuel our belief that we can and will build a kinder, braver world – together.” For more information, please visit www.domperignon.com and bornthisway.foundation. ------- About the Dom Pérignon x Lady Gaga Limited-Edition Sculpture Designed by Lady Gaga for Dom Pérignon in collaboration with Nicola Formichetti, the enthralling sculpture acts as a veil, enfolding a majestic jeroboam of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2005. The swathe of iridescence reflects the flow and movement of a magnetic dress. Produced in 110 exclusive and numbered pieces, the limited-edition sculpture is available upon request via private sales. About Born This Way Foundation: Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to create a kinder and braver world. Through high impact programming, youth led conversations and strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the emotions of young people, and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Learn how the Foundation encourages people to practice kindness towards themselves and their communities at bornthisway.foundation and learn more about their new book CHANNEL KINDNESS at channelkindness.org/book. About Dom Pérignon Rosé When Dom Pérignon chooses to be rosé, it is a radical declaration of freedom. Freedom to explore, to cast aside conventions and push the boundaries of creation. Dom Pérignon Rosé springs from this desire to dare, seizing the red of the Pinot Noir grape in its primal radiance, capturing its vital power in a bold, assertive assemblage. www.domperignon.com #DomPérignonXLadyGaga IG @DomPérignonOfficial FB @DomPérignonOffical ENJOY RESPONSIBLY Contact Details BPCM Sarah Pallack +1 310-850-7094 sarah@bpcm.com Company Website https://www.domperignon.com

November 15, 2021 01:48 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Spiceology Welcomes Renowned Chef Jet Tila to the Collab Team with New Line of Korean-Inspired Blends

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Spiceology, a leading spice and flavor company, today announced its partnership and new product line with celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Chef Jet Tila. This collaboration between Spiceology and Tila culminates with the launch of three new Korean-inspired spice blends, inviting chefs and consumers to experience Tila’s take on Korean flavors. Known for his diverse Asian cuisine expertise, Chef Jet’s new blends are his personal twist on the vibrant and savory flavors of classic Korean fare, including a bulgogi-inspired blend, ‘Fiery Sweet’, a kimchi-inspired blend, ‘Sour Power’, and a ssamjang-inspired blend, ‘Umami Punch’. Fiery Sweet ($13.95) - Translating to “Fire Meat,” traditional bulgogi is a thinly sliced beef dish that uses the flavors of soy sauce, brown sugar, Asian pears, garlic, ginger, ground black pepper, and sesame oil. This blend spotlights the slightly salty, mildly sweet and nutty-savory flavors of traditional bulgogi. Sour Power ($13.95) - Commonly mistaken as a food, Kimchi is actually a method of fermentation. This blend provides the perfect flavors to pickle any veggie, inspired by Korean culture’s adoration of Kimchi. Umami Punch ($13.95) - No Korean street food is complete without a smear of Ssamjang. With more umami than its spicy cousin Gochujang, Ssamjung is a thick chili paste made of doenjang, gochujang, sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, and sometimes brown sugar. This blend emulates these flavors in a wonderfully complex yet easy-to-use seasoning blend. “We believe in the power of collaboration, and our goal is to be a conduit to help chefs share their unique culinary perspectives and to share these flavors with consumers and chefs alike,” said Tony Reed, Senior Director of Innovation and Partnerships at Spiceology. “By combining our ‘Experiment with Flavor’ mantra with the credibility and knowledge of chefs, we can provide effortless deliciousness from many different cultures, including our most recent line of Korean-inspired flavors with Chef Jet Tila. This line opens the door to an entirely new world of flavors that most people have never had access to.” Tila is a celebrated author, a regular on The Today Show and the Food Network, and can be found educating and inspiring food magazines across the globe. Both Tila and Spiceology wanted to create a way for people to easily experiment with Korean-inspired flavors. “Meals provoke memories, and these blends are inspired by specific memories from my time growing up in Los Angeles and the stories that were passed down within our Asian community,” said Chef Jet Tila. “Though I come from Thai and Chinese roots, my dedication and passion for the Asian community as a whole is something I've always tried to express through my cooking. Spiceology is giving me the opportunity to shine more light on Korean cuisine and bring my memories of Koreatown to life for chefs and consumers to experience themselves. With the help of Spiceology, I’m inviting people to sample a world of new flavors with just a tablespoon or two of one of these new blends.” For more information on the partnership and recipe inspiration, visit https://spiceology.com/collaborations/jet-tila. 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 400 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, 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. Contact Details Spiceology Cassidy Levine +1 908-770-7880 cassidy@spiceology.com Company Website https://spiceology.com/

November 15, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/84NvZOIljwI Almost a quarter of Americans worry holiday shopping will leave them in debt, but that’s not stopping consumers from spending at a fast and furious pace. Beauty and Lifestyle Expert, Alle Fister, has compiled a holiday shopping guide filled with a few gift ideas that won’t break the bank and one way to pay for it all before ringing in the New Year. SHOP & PAY OFF DEBT EARLY: Early shopping is a big trend this year with the added challenge of inventory concerns. Fister says consumers are combating the issue by being smart and savvy with their online or in-store shopping behaviors. She points to a new survey from Afterpay, the leading ‘buy now, pay later’ platform, that finds one-in-three people are setting a strict budget and plan to wrap up shopping before Thanksgiving. The lifestyle expert urges consumers to be wise and stay out of debt. She says one way to manage holiday finances is by paying off purchases early. Afterpay has declared November 19th ‘Done Day’—the official day to wrap up holiday shopping in order to complete buy now, pay later installments before 2022. Fister recommends turning to Afterpay, which partners with thousands of brands to offer interest-free installment payments, because it allows shoppers the ability to buy gifts and pay over time, without the worry of revolving debt posed by credit. She touts that, “Shopping early has never been easier.” Consumers can expect deals to be announced weekly throughout the season to help them shop early. For more information, go to the Afterpay app or Afterpay.com www.Afterpay.com Facebook: @afterpayusa Instagram: @afterpayusa Twitter: @ afterpayusa FAMILY-SIZED GIFTING: Fister’s holiday gifting guide also includes presents the entire family can enjoy together. She admits, “As a mom, I love bringing everyone together for those warm and cozy moments. One gift idea that instantly comes to my mind is Koolaburra by UGG slippers. The brand’s approachable price points make for a perfect gift the whole family, or financially focused fashionista, can appreciate.” According to the beauty and lifestyle expert, these slippers are made of high-quality materials that don’t sacrifice on style, quality, or comfort. She adds, “Personally, I’m in love with the Riley Shimmer Kid’s Slipper. Keeping those little feet warm this season never looked better.” She even thinks they’re perfect for the men in your life, “The Tipton Emboss Men’s Slipper is perfect for the guys, whether they’re making breakfast or settling in for a quiet night.” As for Fister, “I can’t get enough of the Batya and Lezly Perf Women’s Slippers. They’re so stylish and comfy! And you know, I am a Southern CA based gal—and I just really connect with Koolaburra by UGG as UGG’s little sister brand that offers a southern California cool vibe for the whole family. Effortless, easy, and exactly what I’ll be asking my husband for this holiday season!” For more information, go to Koolaburra.com. Koolaburra by UGG® Official Site | Koolaburra.com Instagram: @Koolaburra Facebook: Koolaburra by UGG - Home | Facebook GIFT GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK: These days conscious consumers are paying attention to more than price tags. Fister highlights how important it is to think of ways to pamper loved ones while using one’s purchasing power to give back to the world we live in. “One great gift idea comes from the female-founded beauty brand, Josie Maran, she is the pioneer of Argan-oil-powered beauty. They’ve partnered with the CORAL Reef Alliance to create a limited edition Pro-Retinol Body Butter in a naturally derived Grapefruit scent.” Fister says those who know “It’s cool to care,” can rest assured knowing 10% of all sales of the Body Butter will be donated to CORAL, which is focused on saving the world’s coral reefs. The Pro-Retinol Body Butter will be available in a grapefruit scent, while containing safe and healthy pro-retinol derived from pink algae to give the same benefits of a retinol with zero irritation. For more information, go Ulta.com. https://www.ulta.com/p/whipped-argan-pro-retinol-body-butter-coral-reef-alliance-collaboration-pimprod2028603 Instagram: @JosieMaran & Coral_Org Facebook: @ JosieMaran & CoralReefAlliance Hashtags: #JosieMaranxCORAL & #ItsCooltoCare THE GIFT OF RELAXATION: Given the state of the world over the past year-and-a-half, Fister suggests giving the budget-friendly gift of relaxation as we head into 2022. She says, “There has been too much stress for too long of a time,” while pointing to a few of her favorite self-care items from the brand This Works. The lifestyle expert says with This Works, shoppers can give the gift of sleep and less stress this holiday season with their holiday gift sets that contain award-winning and 100% natural, aromatherapeutic blends that truly “work.” One example is the large gift set called DREAM TO SLEEP. It is made up of a trio of sleep saviors including a shower gel, body lotion, and celebrity-favorite DEEP SLEEP PILLOW SPRAY. Fister says she’s such a fan of this product, “You just spray your pillow or mist your PJs before you retire to bed and the 100% natural essential oil fragrances of lavender, chamomile, vetiver help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling refreshed.” There are mini sets available with pocket-sized pillow sprays and items from their Stress Check line that help manage stress. For more information, go to Nordstrom.com. https://www.nordstrom.com/s/thisworks-soothe-sleep-set/6474152?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FBrands%2Fthisworks%C2%AE&color=000 Instagram: @ thisworks About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 12, 2021 05:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Rise of ‘Revenge Travel’

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A s borders begin to open and with holiday deals season right around the corner, travel is coming back in full force. Recently, travel and cruise expert and Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, Colleen McDaniel, teamed up with Norwegian Cruise Line on a satellite media tour to discuss “Revenge Travel” and how travelers can take advantage of some of the holiday season’s best deals. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/1h7yQHbpQgQ “Revenge Travel” has come to mean the strong desire to vacation and explore the world even more than before the onset of travel restrictions, resulting in pent-up consumer demand to travel freely again. As destinations get ready to welcome back tourists, cruising is a great way for consumers to travel and visit the destinations they’ve been dreaming about for the last year and a half. Cruising provides travelers the opportunity to visit multiple destinations in one trip. Norwegian Cruise Line’s 17-ship fleet sails to more than 300 destinations worldwide offering a wide variety of itineraries to buck-list destinations in addition to boasting world-class dining options, Broadway-caliber onboard entertainment and one-of-a-kind at sea attractions such as racetracks and laser tag experiences. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, it’s a great time to take advantage of the best holiday deal at sea before booking that highly anticipated vacation. Norwegian Cruise Line has opened for sale the most sailings in its history where consumers can book their dream cruise vacation now through 2024. Beginning Nov. 16, 2021, the Brand unveils its greatest deal ever providing travelers with exceptional value featuring 70 percent off the second guest fare as well as seven free offers including: Free Open Bar Free Specialty Dining Free Wifi Free Excursions Free Extra Guests Free Air for the 2nd Guest Free $250 onboard credit Giving avid and new cruisers the next generation in cruise travel experience, the Company also announced its newest ship – Norwegian Prima – will set sail summer 2022. The first of six vessels within NCL's all new Prima Class, will offer guests exciting itineraries, the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories. For those travelers who want to be the first on board, the ship’s new itineraries to Northern Europe, Caribbean and Bermuda are already on sale. Consumers can visit www.ncl.com to learn more about available itineraries and onboard attractions to begin planning their long-awaiting vacation at sea. About Colleen McDaniel: Colleen McDaniel is Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise resource. She considers cruising to be a true passion, having traveled the world by water – from Alaska, the Caribbean and Hawaii, to Europe’s rivers, Antarctica and Africa – on ships of all ships and sizes. She’s regularly quoted as a cruise expert in media outlets across the country, including outlets like The Associated Press, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX Business, CNBC, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure and Skift. About Cruise Critic: Cruise Critic is the world’s largest cruise reviews and information site, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers -- from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 50M+ opinions, reviews & photos and hosts the world's largest online cruise community. Cruise Critic is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc. About Norwegian Cruise Line: As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 55 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to over 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media center and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. 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November 12, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Airbnb Upgrades Platform to Serve a Revolution in How We Travel

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The world is undergoing a revolution in how we live and work. Technologies like Zoom make it possible to work from home. Airbnb makes it possible to work from any home. This newfound flexibility is bringing about a revolution in how we travel, allowing for more frequent trips, longer trips, travel to more locations, and even the ability to live on Airbnb. Recently, Communications Lead for North America at Airbnb, Liz DeBold Fusco, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss how Airbnb is supporting a revolution in how we travel. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/1-HhndqYOIQ Before the pandemic, millions of people used to live in one place (their home) and work in another (their office). But now, with technologies like Zoom, they can live and work in the same place, and that place can be anywhere. Living, working, and traveling are all blurring together. This newfound flexibility is creating a revolution in how people travel, giving them the flexibility to travel everywhere, go anytime, and stay for longer -- data and research from Airbnb suggests these trends are here to stay. People increasingly are living on Airbnb -- from July to September, 20% of nights booked were for stays of one month or longer -- and they are traveling at any time. Nearly half of nights booked on Airbnb were for at least one week, compared to 38% two years ago; and families are traveling more during the week, with the most growth in stays on Mondays and Tuesday nights globally. With the holidays ahead, many are excited to reunite with loved ones. As of the end of September, we had over 40% more nights booked for Thanksgiving week in the US than at the same time in 2019. The reopening of US borders this week is also revealing pent-up demand. In the US -- which historically is the largest inbound travel market in the world -- during the week following the October 15 announcement of the November 8 reopening date, nights booked by foreign guests for stays starting November 8 increased by 44%. In May, Airbnb introduced its 2021 Release, with over 100 upgrades to improve every aspect of the Airbnb service. Now, Airbnb has announced a number of new innovations that make it easier to host on Airbnb and support these changing needs of travelers. These include new features like AirCover, Translation Engine, Accessibility Review, Verified WiFi, and many more. For more information, visit Airbnb.com About Liz DeBold Fusco: Liz DeBold Fusco is a Communications Lead for North America for Airbnb. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker, a national public affairs firm, where she provided strategic communications guidance to organizations ranging from the NAACP and Demos to The Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T. Liz has also worked for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray as well as the New York State Attorney General. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 12, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Kids Who Move, Move the World: Nike’s New Footwear and Inclusive Line of Sports Apparel for Kids

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This month, Nike is launching a new footwear and inclusive sports apparel based on insights from girl basketball players: Nike Air Zoom Crossover and Inclusive Basketball Apparel Collection. It’s Nike Kid’s first collection of inclusive sports footwear and apparel, helping all kids, however they identify, bring their full and authentic selves to the game! During the nationwide media tour, Lisa Leslie, All-Star Basketball Player, Olympic Gold Medalist, 3X WNBA MVP and Karie Conner, Vice President of North America Nike Kids, discussed the importance of listening to kids - especially girls - to build products and programs that make sport more inclusive. Highlights include: By listening to the voice of kids, Nike created the Nike Air Zoom Crossover shoe to give all kids the best fit possible for any possible movements they make while still providing space for growing toes to move and spread during play. All-inclusive sizing so that any kid (him, her, they) can wear anything, increasing easy on and off solutions for athletes of all abilities so that Nike Kids product is the go-to item they grab and want to wear. Focus on style and gender expression through a full spectrum of choice so every kid can express themselves authentically. Parents and caregivers also know that active kids do better in school and in life. That’s why Nike invests in programs and initiatives that educate kids about the power of play and how they can inspire play within their own communities: Nike Game Growers: A program, in collaboration with the WNBA and NBA, that gives eighth-grade girls the tools and resources they need to increase girls' participation in sports in their local communities. Throughout the program, girls will attend online workshops and connect directly with their participating WNBA or NBA team to develop their idea. In 2022, the program will launch its third season with more than 40 participating WNBA and NBA teams. Girls can apply for Game Growers online at gamegrowers.com/apply before the competition closes on November 15, 2021. Nike PLAYlist: A sport-inspired series where kids and pro athletes come together to do what they do best: PLAY. The interactive content series is filled with creative activities for kids to do at home or outside. From creative games to challenges and awesome athlete interviews, kids are welcome to freely explore and interact with sports however they see fit. The next season of PLAYlist launches on October 23 and new episodes air every Saturday on YouTube. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 12, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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EVERIST NAMED AS ONE OF TIME’S BEST INVENTIONS OF 2021

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Everist Inc. (Everist), an acclaimed clean beauty start-up built for ‘eco-optimists’, is pleased to reveal that its patent-pending waterless shampoo and conditioner concentrates were selected by TIME as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021 internationally. The revolutionary hair care duo - 3x concentrated, water-activated pastes made with clean and biodegradable ingredients - was featured on the prestigious list in the beauty category among only three other brands. “We are honored to be recognized by TIME and humbled to see Everist’s hair care concentrates listed among the most innovative and groundbreaking inventions of 2021,” said Jayme Jenkins, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Everist. “From day one we’ve set out to rethink the way things are done, with the intention of building the beauty brand of the future. For the sake of our planet, we need to embrace change and our goal at Everist is to make that change an upgrade from the status quo versus a compromise. This award is a testament to the impact we wanted to create with Everist, and we are grateful to the teams at TIME for this acknowledgement.” After launching Everist in February 2021 alongside its award-winning, patent-pending waterless hair care concentrates packaged in infinitely recyclable aluminum, Everist has since been hard at work to bring forth clean, sustainable and performance-driven innovation that changes personal care routines and people’s perception of eco beauty. In October, the female-led company extended its line with the introduction of a waterless body wash concentrate, offering its consumers the perfect trio of shower essentials, all while propelling the brand’s expansion. “Everist was built on the premise of revolutionizing the beauty category that has traditionally been dependent on single-use plastic packaging and products that can be up to 90% water. The carbon and waste impact of going waterless is significant,” shared Jessica Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer of Everist. “We are dedicated to delivering innovative eco-upgrades for the mainstream beauty customer that wants it all - high-performance, clean ingredients, sustainable packaging and impeccable design. We believe people want to make more sustainable choices and we’re here to make those choices even easier.” Rooted in its mission to democratize low-waste, sustainable beauty, the start-up plans to continue bringing positive and lasting change in an oversaturated industry. Part of its long-term growth strategy is the expansion of its retail presence and its new product pipeline, as well as the cultivation of its blossoming ‘eco-optimist’ community. TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions celebrates products, brands and companies that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. To assemble its annual list, TIME solicited nominations from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. The media evaluated each contender on a number of key factors, including originality, creativity, efficacy, ambition and impact. The result: a list composed of 26 categories, from beauty to design, education and entertainment, and artificial intelligence among others. About Everist Launched in 2021 by beauty industry veterans Jayme Jenkins and Jessica Stevenson, Everist is a beauty company driven by innovation and the mission to prove that eco products can be for everyone. Built with the goal of creating as little waste as possible, Everist waterless products are plant-based, single-use plastic-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and are packaged in infinitely recyclable toothpaste-like aluminum tubes. Everist is a brand built for eco-optimists and welcomes everyone to embrace small changes that add up to big impact. Contact Details Katie Green - Canada katie@auguststrategy.com Amanda Smeal - United States amanda@amandasmeal.com Company Website https://helloeverist.com/

November 12, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Adore Stories announces Closed Beta for Adore Romance Stories in the hot Interactive Story Games Mobile Gaming Category

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Adore Stories, a woman-owned business focused on strengthening women’s voices at the intersection of literature and gaming, is pleased to announce the imminent launch of Adore Romance Stories, in Closed Beta. Sign up here to take part in this exclusive mobile gaming experience! In our competitive research, we have found that gaming companies are largely run by men, while the readership and audience for these story games is primarily women. The lack of gender equity in the gaming industry has long been established by articles in Forbes, The Guardian and many others, and we are here to help balance the scales. We also find that this genre calls for higher quality writing and so we are adopting best practices long-since established in the screenwriting industry that create better emotional engagement with our audience to craft captivating interactive stories. Similarly, we are focused on greater diversity in our characters, stories, and character customization, to provide important representation for the diverse gaming community that plays these games. With a background in literature and a passion for interactive experiences, it only made sense to take our abilities to the mobile gaming world, and create a better literary experience for all readers, whether male or female. Our stories contain a more diverse mix of characters, and are written to higher standards, with award-winning authors signed on and a 100% female editing staff ensuring that women’s voices are heard and supported, and that our stories feel as authentic as possible to lived experience, while retaining a fun, fantasy feel. About Interactive Story Games: Interactive story games allow you, the player, to step into the shoes of the protagonist in a story, choosing how you look, what your name is, and what actions you choose to take in the story. In our stories, you can choose who you want to date, what activities you take part in, and experience the life of a character in a story, whose actions and reactions are written to exacting literary standards. We feel that interactive story games are fundamentally a new category of media consumption, located somewhere between a book, a traditional gaming experience and a movie. The ability to have a choose-your-own-adventure type experience while having additional music, audio cues, and visual experiences create something that’s not quite a book, not quite a movie, and a fundamentally different experience from other mobile, console or desktop gaming experiences. About Adore Stories: Adore Stories has found acclaim for its writing tools like our Character Template, which helps aspiring and established authors provide more color and meaning behind their written characters. Adore Stories is building a writer community, starting with online writing contests, coming soon! The Adore Stories blog also reviews popular books and authors, and features writing tips and tricks to help you write the stories of your dreams, and the next bestseller! If you would like to learn more about Adore Stories or the mobile experience that we are crafting, please reach out to hello@adorestories.com - we will be happy to talk! Contact Details Adore Stories Media Contact hello@adorestories.com Company Website https://adorestories.com/

November 11, 2021 09:03 AM Pacific Standard Time

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