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The Top 4 Credit Cards for Everyone’s Wallet

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Finding the best credit cards for your lifestyle isn’t always easy. Fortunately, these four make a great place to start. Secured Credit Card A secured credit card is a type of credit card backed by a cash deposit. The deposit acts as collateral to protect the lender if you default and don’t make repayments. Secured credit cards are simple: After you deposit cash, the lender issues a credit line often equal to your security deposit. Then, you use the card and pay it off like any other card. When you close the account or graduate to an unsecured card, you receive your deposit back. Secured credit cards make great options for credit card beginners and anyone with a poor or no credit history. Because the issuer reports the card to credit bureaus, secured cards can boost your score quickly. As you try to improve your credit, the cash-backed credit limit helps to build responsible credit habits. Cashback Card Cashback credit cards offer cash rewards on everyday purchases. Most rewards take the form of dollars or points and operate on a percentage basis. (For instance, earning 2% cashback or 2x points on every dollar spent.) You can usually redeem your rewards for a check, bank transfer, or credit statement. Cashback cards come in three main flavors: Flat-rate cards offer the same cash back on every purchase (usually 1-2%), making them ideal if you want cashback without complicated reward programs. Bonus category or tiered cards offer “tiers” of rewards depending on where or what you buy. (For example, 2% on dining out, 3% on groceries, etc.) You may prefer a tiered card if you tend to shop at specific retailers. Rotating rewards cards change their bonus categories quarterly or yearly. You may like rotating rewards cards if you’re highly organized and want to earn more cashback on seasonal purchases. Cashback cards make it easy to earn money on the money you’d spend anyway – helping you “save” through shopping. Gas Card Gas stations may issue gas credit cards that offer discounts, rewards and perks for filling up. Many, like those offered by Shell or ExxonMobil, offer 5-10 cents off per gallon. Gas cards tend to operate more like store cards in that you can only use them at particular stations or brands. Gas station credit cards can help you earn cashback on gas while curbing your credit use. Due to their limited acceptance, you can also use them to establish or rebuild your credit without worrying that you’ll overspend. Travel Points Card Travel points cards make some of the best rewards cards for frequent travelers. As the name suggests, they help you earn travel-specific rewards and discounts. Depending on the card, you may receive points or miles on every dollar spent that can help you score free or discounted: Airline tickets Airport lounge stays Hotel stays Car rentals Meals Or upgrades For many people, travel rewards cards make it easy to save up for that much-needed vacation. Some travel points cards also offer redemption options for non-travel expenses, though your points may not go as far. How Do Credit Cards Help You Achieve Your Financial Goals? Your credit cards can work for or against your financial goals. It all depends on how you manage your spending. Build Your Credit Score You can use credit cards (especially secured cards) to build your credit score and responsible credit habits at the same time. In time, you may qualify for better interest rates or larger loans, such as a car or home loan. Boost Your Savings with Everyday Spending Rewards cards make it easy to earn cashback and travel points on everyday purchases. The key is finding cards that align with your spending habits and advance your financial goals. You can use the cash or points saved to cover your holiday shopping, save for your future, enjoy a free vacation, or reduce your grocery bill. And if you pay off your bill monthly, you’ll enjoy all these perks without paying interest or fees. Safeguard Against Fraud Most credit cards now offer built-in fraud protection, too. Aside from letting you off the hook for fraudulent purchases, they may also provide identity theft protection. Defending your financial status from scammers helps you stay on track with your financial goals. Track Spending More Easily Credit cards also make it easier to tally up your monthly budget. When you pay for purchases with cards, it’s difficult to keep track of all your receipts. But with a credit card, you can use the online or mobile app to break down your spending by category, simplifying the budgeting process. Compare the best credit cards for you Finding the best credit card can be a hassle – but not with Benzinga. We make it easy to shop and compare credit cards that fit your lifestyle. Frequently Asked Questions What type of credit card is most widely accepted? Visa and Mastercard tie for the most widely-accepted credit card by global merchant acceptance at 52.9 million apiece. Discover comes in second with 44 million merchants. What is the best option for credit cards? The best credit card is the one that meets your needs. For instance, while cashback cards can help your savings goals, secured credit cards make it easy to control spending and build credit. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

August 05, 2022 09:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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This Is How Often You Should Change Your Insurance Plans

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As you move through life, your wants, needs and long-term goals will change with your lifestyle. Often, that means your insurance requirements evolve, too. Knowing when to change insurance carriers or plans ensures your coverage stays in line with your busy life. Here are a few important considerations when you need to shop for insurance. How Often Should You Change Your Insurance Plans? As a general rule, it’s wise to review your insurance plans: Every 6-12 months or once per coverage period Anytime your insurer hikes premium costs or slashes benefits When you experience a major event that impacts your coverage needs, like: Moving to a new house or region Making a major purchase (vehicles, fine jewelry) A birth or death in the immediate family Any of these reasons is enough to change insurance plans or carriers. Updating your coverage to match your needs (and your budget) ensures you protect the people and possessions you value most. But while cash is king, getting a good deal isn’t everything – the content of your policy matters, too. Sometimes, it’s worth paying a little more for your peace of mind. Benzinga explores a few potential reasons to change insurance carriers. You Can Find Cheaper Rates Elsewhere Regularly shopping for insurance helps you sniff out the carriers that offer better rates or discounts. Compare offers from at least three to five companies to ensure you’re getting the best deal on coverage. You’ve Recently Moved You may need to change insurance carriers when you move, especially if the move impacts your rates or coverage. Not all insurers operate in all regions – and even if yours does, your rates may rise based on location. For instance, you may pay higher auto insurance premiums in more populated areas. You Experience a Qualifying Event or Lifestyle Change Generally, you should reevaluate your coverage anytime you experience a “qualifying event” or major milestone like: Getting married or divorced Adding your teenager to your auto insurance Having or adopting a baby Retirement Whether you need more coverage, less coverage or a more affordable policy, consider such events an opportunity to evaluate and change insurance plans or carriers to fit your new lifestyle. Your Insurance Carrier Changes its Terms Maybe it’s not you who changes but your insurer. Carriers periodically update their geographic policies, prices, coverage offerings and accepted service providers. While the company may suggest alternatives, there’s no guarantee a replacement will suit your needs. You might as well take that opportunity to shop for insurance on your own. Your Provider Stops Accepting Insurance Health insurance is particularly finicky, with providers, insurers and in-network hospitals in flux. Maybe your doctor stops accepting Medicare insurance – or your Medicare plan stops paying for your doctor. Either way, you’ll have to switch insurance plans, doctors or both. Poor Customer Service or Claims Experiences When you’re paying your premiums, your insurance company is happy to take your money. But when you actually need to make a claim, you may find that it is reluctant to pay out. If you have to go through a major hassle to make a claim, receive your funds or just get a call back, it’s time to reconsider your carrier. Which Insurance Plans Should Change Regularly? You should review and compare insurance at least once a year, regardless of the type of policy. But some plans may need to change more – or less – frequently. Homeowners Shopping for homeowner’s insurance at least once a year ensures you don’t miss a better deal elsewhere. You may also change insurance carriers when your rates increase or you move to a new city. Making expensive renovations or purchases that require enhanced coverage also provides opportunities to change insurance plans. Auto Car insurance policies may not last a full year; some offer six-month plans. Either way, it’s wise to re-shop your auto insurance before every renewal, as car insurance rates famously fluctuate on a dime. Time, location, your driving history and even accidents that aren’t your fault can impact your individual premiums. Health Health insurance is a bit unique because many insurers limit plan switches or sign-ups to their annual open enrollment period. However, special exceptions exist for “qualifying life events” like marriage and divorce, having children, losing work coverage or moving to a new zip code. Life Life insurance pays out when the policyholder dies. Because it’s designed to pay for end-of-life expenses, lost income and housing costs, it’s crucial to buy enough coverage to secure your family’s future. On top of your annual evaluation, consider whether other life events impact your coverage needs, like: Your age and relationship status Having a baby Buying a home You might need to switch if your rates rise or you need higher coverage amounts. You may also want to switch to a different type of policy, such as moving from whole to permanent life insurance). Business Business insurance is a must for business owners to cover property damage, liability and business interruption costs. Because business needs are change, you may need to shop for insurance more than once a year. For instance, when you hire more employees, move to a new office or release new products, it’s probably time to increase your coverage or change insurance carriers. Compare Insurance Companies If you’re ready to shop for insurance plans, Benzinga has the insights you need to make an informed decision, from pet insurance to vision insurance. Frequently Asked Questions How frequently can you change car insurance? You can change car insurance as often as you need. You may have to pay a cancellation fee if you leave your current carrier in the middle of a policy. When should you switch insurance companies? You should consider switching insurance companies at least once a year to ensure you’re getting the best rates and coverage. You should actually make the switch when you can get better value elsewhere. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

August 04, 2022 02:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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What You Need to Know About This Rare Chronic Autoimmune Disease

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Less than 150,000 people in the US suffer from IgA Nephropathy, a rare chronic autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. The rarity of this disease leaves patients and their families feeling isolated and unsupported. Recently Andrew Udell, North America President at Calliditas Therapeutics and Judy Akin an IgA Nephropathy Patient and Advocate conducted a satellite media tour to talk about IgAN and available resources to diagnose it and treat. IgA nephropathy, sometimes referred to as IgAN, is a chronic autoimmune disease and is a leading cause of end-stage kidney disease with more than half of IgAN patients progressing to require dialysis or kidney transplant within 20 years of initial diagnosis. Although this disease affects kidneys and often results in kidney disease, it actually originates outside of the kidneys and it thought to start in the gut. Similar to other chronic autoimmune diseases, the burden of IgA nephropathy is significant. Only 130,000-150,000 people in the United States suffer from this disease, so patients and their families are often left feeling like they are living on an island with nowhere to turn to for support. Thankfully changes are happening. Both advocacy groups and biopharmaceutical companies are working towards providing support, education, and finding new treatments for this complicated disease. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) or you’ve been living with the disease for many years, there are available resources to support you. IgAN Connect can help you understand IgAN, approaches to management, and ways to help you live with this chronic autoimmune disease. IgAN Connect also provides helpful information and resources you may need today or in the future. For more information and resources related to IgAN go to iganconnect.com. It is also always recommended that individuals living with IgA nephropathy, or their loved ones, speak directly with their doctor and engage with the numerous advocacy groups that exist to provide support. --------------------------- About Andy Udell As President, North America at Calliditas Therapeutics, Andrew Udell has more than 20 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Before joining Calliditas, Andrew worked as Vice President of North America Commercial at NeuroDerm. Andrew began his career in the pharmaceutical industry in various sales and marketing positions, including being responsible for a multi-functional team for a multi-billion franchise. About Judy Judy is an IgA nephropathy advocate. After her diagnosis with the rare disease in 2019, she began to share about her experiences through a written blog and on the social media platform TikTok. Judy has around 4000 followers on her TikTok account. Most of them are people living with various forms of chronic illness. A lot of her videos focus on the chronic pain and kidney disease that so often results from IgA nephropathy as well as the lifestyle choices she makes to help manage her disease. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 04, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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It’s Time to Rethink Weight: What the Cultural Conversation Gets Wrong

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When it comes to weight, everyone’s journey is different. Recently, Actor, Curve Model, Podcaster and Body Positivity Advocate, Hayley Hasselhoff, teamed with Plenity on a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss her own health journey and some simple tips that can help people reach their goals. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/MCtSF-EOHYI As someone in the public eye since the age of 14, Hayley knows firsthand that weight does not define who you are. According to Hayley, “You can love your body just the way it is, and you can also love your body while working to achieve your goals.” Coming out of the pandemic, Hayley wanted to focus on being more health-minded and set personal goals, igniting a newfound health journey, and ultimately leading her to Plenity. Plenity is a prescription weight management product, made from naturally derived building blocks and designed to mimic the physical properties of vegetables to help you feel fuller so you can eat less. Plenity® is indicated to aid weight management in adults with excess weight or obesity, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–40 kg/m², when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Plenity helps you feel fuller so you can feel more satisfied with smaller portions. While size doesn’t define your worth and happiness doesn’t come from a specific size, the way we take care of our own personal health is of utter importance. Nobody should feel shame for having different or changing health goals throughout their lives. As Hayley enters her 30s, it has become clear that people evolve over time and their bodies evolve with them. Instead of allowing ourselves to live in a state of self-judgment, we should appreciate and shamelessly be able to say that our health goals will evolve with us over time as well. For more information visit MyPlenity.com Plenity® is indicated to aid weight management in adults with excess weight or obesity, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–40 kg/m², when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Patients who are pregnant or are allergic to cellulose, citric acid, sodium stearyl fumarate, gelatin, or titanium dioxide should not take Plenity. The overall incidence of side effects with Plenity was no different than placebo. The most common side effects were diarrhea, distended abdomen, infrequent bowel movements, and flatulence. Contact a doctor right away if problems occur. If you have a severe allergic reaction, severe stomach pain, or severe diarrhea, stop using Plenity until you can speak to your doctor. Rx Only. For the safe and proper use of Plenity or more information, talk to a healthcare professional, read the Patient Instructions for Use on MyPlenity.com, or call 1-844-PLENITY. About Hayley Hasselhoff HAYLEY HASSELHOFF is a multifaceted talent. She is an Actor, Curve Model, Designer, Host and Body Positivity and Mental Health Advocate. Hayley Hasselhoff is known for being one of the world’s leading Curve models. She has made an impact within fashion, committing to promote and celebrate inclusivity in the industry for all genders, races, shapes and sizes. At 14, she made her fashion debut by signing with world-renowned modeling agency Ford Models. She has headlined Paris Pulp Fashion Week, the Sheego show at Berlin Fashion Week, the UK Plus Size Fashion Week, and most recently she led the diverse swimwear show at Miami Swim Week 2022 for the beloved brand CUPSHE. Hayley has graced editorials with Marina Rinaldi, Luisa Via Roma and Simply Be. Hayley’s popularity and entrepreneurship in the modeling and fashion industry has garnered notice from a number of top outlets, most recently, Hayley graced the cover of Playboy Germany, making history as the first Curve Model to do so in a European edition of Playboy shot by world renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. After years of struggling to find quality pieces that fit her own curves, Hayley went on to design offerings that were tailored to perfection while still achieving that layered, accessible look. Hayley added “Fashion Designer” to her title and designed her first collection for UK plus size apparel brand Elvi for sizes 14 to 38. She’s released two collections thus far which have been sold online through Elvi.co.uk, Navabi, ASOS and in-store at Next and exclusively in the US at Nordstrom. Most recently, Hayley partnered with Plenity, an FDA-cleared clinically proven and nature-inspired approach to weight management. Through this partnership she continues to further the conversation that women can love their body just the way it is while working to achieve new overall wellness and health goals. On the small screen, Hayley most recently was featured as Patty Jenkins in fan favorite Paramount+ series “Why Women Kill” with Alexandra Daddario and Lucy Liu. Additionally, Hayley starred in the lead role of Amber on the ABC family drama series, “Huge”. She also appeared on Disney XD’s comedy series “Pair of Kings” as well as Nicole Byers hilarious comedy series, “Loosely Exactly Nicole” for Facebook Watch. Hayley also previously appeared on Good Morning America’s Strahan, Sara and Keke as the resident style and makeover host from beginning 2019 to end of 2020 and ITV’s This Morning as a Style Host since 2017. Since 2017 Hayley has been an avid writer, regularly contributing to Marie Claire UK as their Fashion and Wellbeing editor, alongside being their resident Curve Columnist where she lends her expertise in styling and creative direction. She has also been a Creative Director Consultant for brands such as Matalan and Navabi. Currently Hayley regularly contributes as Fashion Host for Good Morning America. In 2021 Hayley created the podcast, “Redefine You with Hayley Hasselhoff” housed by CBS and available on all streaming platforms. In this eye opening series, Hayley brings her listeners open and honest conversations focused on wellbeing and finding your own inner power. Each episode follows some of the top people in the entertainment world as they highlight their own journey to self and discuss their wellbeing challenges along the way. The podcast serves to guide listeners to live a life full of acceptance with the goal of understanding the true meaning behind how personal struggle can still lead to success. Hayley is dedicated to philanthropy and giving back. She is a passionate advocate, speaking up on issues that relate to women’s health, well-being and equality. Regularly contributing her voice on pointed topics of discussion on “Good Morning Britain''. She regularly travels across the globe to mentor and promote positive body image and confidence to young women and In 2015, she spoke in Parliament to petition for a law to protect the health of models working in the fashion industry. Hayley founded “Teens Helping Teens” which has raised over $100K for Children’s Hospital LA and is a supporter of Project Zero and Free A Girl. She regularly partners with leading nonprofits to destigmatize mental health conversations and launched her own mental health incentive called CheckInWithYou- the ongoing incentive encourages the continued conversation about coping skills in these unprecedented times and has seen participation from names such as Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Ricki Lake amongst others. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 03, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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“Place & Purpose,” Video Podcast Series With Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann, Explores How the Ancient Natural World Connects to Modern California

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“Place & Purpose” debuts Thursday, August 4, live from the backcountry of Sonoma Mountain. The first in a series of monthly live events, hosts Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann will explore the passing seasons and reflect on whether or not so many patterns of the past are unraveling in wake of a fast-approaching future. Sarris and Kaufmann are storytellers for whom the chaos of the modern world is tempered by a deep connection to land, home and community. “We recognize that today’s society seems as challenged to remember the things it should, as it is to let go of the things that no longer serve,” stated Sarris. “We’re excited to explore the great opportunities for all of us to consider where our place and purpose fits into the larger natural world,” said Kaufmann. About the Series: “Place & Purpose” With Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann Length: 1 hour More info and link to the event: http://www.placeandpurpose.live About the Hosts: Greg Sarris is the author of “Becoming Story,” the anthology “Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts,” the novel “Watermelon Nights,” and scripts for screen and stage including HBO’s “Grand Avenue.” He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and is a Distinguished Chair Emeritus in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. Obi Kaufmann is an American naturalist, writer, and illustrator. He is the author of “The California Field Atlas,” a guide to the state's ecology and geography. The book features hundreds of his watercolor paintings of maps, wildlife and other aspects of nature. Other works include “The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource,” “The Forests of California,” “The Coasts of California” and “The Deserts of California.” ### Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Brianne Miller +1 650-575-7727 brianne@landispr.com Company Website https://www.placeandpurpose.live/

August 03, 2022 08:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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A SUMMER SNAPSHOT OF BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRENDS

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/9s0kNEPgHg4 The heat is on as parents prepare to help their kids get to the head of the class for the upcoming school year. With pandemic issues still top of mind, they continue to seek fun ways to engage with their children, including vacation time, playtime, and sweet treats. Back-to-school shopping also remains a top priority with eighty-four percent of consumers expecting to see an increase in prices for popular items like clothing, school supplies, and electronics. The National Retail Federation finds this will likely lead to a hyper-focused approach to spending, including comparative online shopping, scouting out deals, and using more coupons. Bethany Braun-Silva has a summer snapshot of back-to-school trends, including the latest way for students to take notes and retain information. SWEET REWARDS: The start of a new school year can be stressful — not only for parents but for kids, too. Braun-Silva has one special and sweet way to reward and keep kids motivated as they head back to school, and it’s with something everyone loves: chocolate. For the first time in the U.S., Cinnabon has swapped the cinnamon for chocolate with its new Chocolate BonBites. “They taste fantastic,” says the lifestyle expert, adding, “These bite-sized rolls — filled with ooey-gooey chocolate and topped with chocolate and cream cheese frosting — make the perfect after-school snack and are available for a limited-time either in Cinnabon bakeries or through delivery, which is super convenient for a parent on the go. Get them before they’re gone!” The brand is offering an exclusive offer: a FREE 4-count of Chocolate BonBites with any purchase of $15 or more by using the code CHOCOLATE in the Cinnabon app today. For more information, visit https://www.cinnabon.com/?utm_medium=pr Direct link: https://www.cinnabon.com/?utm_medium=pr Social media handles: Facebook.com/cinnabon Instagram.com/cinnabon TikTok.com/@cinnabon Twitter.com/cinnabon Hashtags: #ChocolateBonBites, #chocolate LEARN WHILE TRAVELING: With remote schooling still an option in a few regions, families are exploring new destinations with special travel deals and in-suite virtual learning essentials. Braun-Silva mentions that there are ways to incorporate hybrid schedules into late summer and early fall travel plans. Learning remotely is one educational trend expected to continue for the first part of the upcoming school year. The lifestyles expert says now is a great time for parents to blend vacation season and at-home schooling together. Braun-Silva highlights how family getaways are an opportunity for kids to catch up on early reading assignments at the pool or on the beach, adding, “In my family, we even play spelling games and go over the times table. It helps make learning fun.” Braun-Silva admits environment plays an important part when choosing a destination, accommodations, and family activities. She says, “Howard Johnson by Wyndham is perfect! They have hundreds of locations, really fun mid-century modern rooms that my kids adore—plus free Wi-Fi—perfect for working or learning remotely. They offer a free light breakfast and a great rewards program, Wyndham Rewards.” Travelers can book now and earn a free night after just two stays. For more information, go to HoJo.com. Direct Link: HoJo.com Social media handles: Facebook - www.facebook.com/hojo Instagram - @HoJo Hashtags: #GoHappyGoHoJo STEALS & DEALS: Twenty-five percent of back-to-school shoppers have already begun with an uptick projected over the next two months. Braun-Silva says the coming weeks are all about finding the steals and deals. One helpful way to save time and money is by using the PayPal Honey desktop extension—an online shopping tool that helps discover deals and cash back. She points out that it is trusted by millions, and automatically searches for available coupons and applies the best working ones at checkout. This extension also helps find offers featuring Cash Back. Customers are able to redeem points for cash and other rewards h on eligible purchases, so they can take their money further while shopping for all their back-to-school needs. “It’s fast and seamless to install the PayPal Honey extension on your desktop in just a few clicks,” says Braun-Silva, “You can start saving on many of your favorite sites from tech to fashion to school supplies. PayPal Honey gives you the confidence you’re shopping smart and it’s the perfect way to find great deals for back-to-school” For more information, visit joinhoney.com. Direct link: https://www.joinhoney.com/explore STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME: It has been found that writing notes by hand helps with focus, memory, and understanding information. That’s something Five Star® gets and has an innovative way to turn handwritten notes into a digital study tool. The lifestyles expert says the Five Star® Study App makes it easier for students to study anywhere, anytime. “It’s very user-friendly,” she points out, adding “The triangles on the left side of the paper allow the app to ‘flag’ important notes to turn them into digital flashcards, and the four corners enables scanning.” This is the evolution of how students consume and retain information. They get all the tried-and-true benefits of handwritten notes from compatible Five Star products and then turn them into a personal study aid. Find the Five Star study app in the Apple or Google Play app store and learn more at FiveStarBuiltStrong.com. For more information, visit fivestarbuiltstrong.com Direct link: https://www.fivestarbuiltstrong.com/notetaking-study-app/ Social media handles: Facebook: @FiveStar Instagram: @meadfivestar Twitter: @meadfivestar Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 03, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Intus Care Announces New PACE Program Partnerships with Five Organizations Across the Country, Catalyzing Data-Driven Change and High-Value Multidisciplinary Care

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Intus Care, developer of an innovative predictive analytics platform designed for geriatric health, announced today new partnerships with five PACE programs across the country. Programs are utilizing both the recently launched Technical Assistance Consulting (TAC) services and Intus Care’s software analytics platform to optimize the care provided to older adults. Intus Care’s new partners include: • Beacon of LIFE PACE in New Jersey • Neighborhood Healthcare PACE in California • Senior LIFE in Pennsylvania • The PACE Place in Florida • TRU Care PACE in Colorado Intus Care’s team of leading PACE experts take a hands-on approach with leadership teams and staff to both execute project work plans and create an organizational data driven culture. Intus Care helps PACE and geriatric care programs achieve program growth, streamline operations, improve clinical outcomes, reduce unnecessary service utilization costs, and support other functional strategies. “We believe strongly in the PACE mission of enabling seniors to age in place and are excited for the opportunity to work with new programs across the country.” said Laura Ferrara, Chief Strategy Officer, Intus Care. “We’re proud to be catalyzing data-driven organizational change to help our PACE partners across the country achieve high-value, multidisciplinary geriatric care and grow their operations effectively.” Intus Care’s TAC services include (but are not limited to): • CMS Audit Preparation, Mock Audit Proposals, and Remediation • Quality, Compliance, and Utilization Management Program Development • Operational Management and Growth PACE North of Michigan was one of the first programs to utilize Intus Care’s TAC services and decreased falls in a group of participants that were having recurrent incidents by 81% between March and April of 2022 based on updated processes. ( See case study ). In addition to its TAC services, Intus Care currently works with over 20 PACE Programs in 11 states who are utilizing its first-of-its-kind predictive analytics platform and entered a Letter of Understanding with the National Pace Association to pursue a strategic partnership. Contact us today to discuss what Intus Care can do for your PACE organization. About Intus Care Intus Care synthesizes data to improve care and reduce hospitalizations for some of the most socially vulnerable and clinically complex patients in today’s healthcare system – senior citizens. The company has created a unique data-driven predictive analytics platform designed for organizations such as PACE programs, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and home care agencies. It easily integrates with existing electronic health records, claims, and financial software to automatically extract and analyze data. By highlighting participant risk and care-focused information, the Intus Care software empowers clinicians, nurses, and other care providers by informing decisions that improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs. Learn more at intuscare.com. Contact Details SVM Public Relations Jordan Bouclin and Erika Harris +1 401-490-9700 intuscare@svmpr.com Company Website https://www.intuscare.com/

August 03, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Mountain Collective™ adds Marmot Basin, Alberta bringing total to 24 dream destinations for the 2022-23 season

Mountain Collective and Marmot Basin

After welcoming Sun Valley and Snowbasin back to The Mountain Collective Pass in March and Le Massif de Charlevoix in June, the Mountain Collective has continued to make strategic acquisitions adding Marmot Basin, Alberta for the 2022-23 season bringing the total number of Canadian resorts to seven and the total number of resort partners to 24 worldwide. Marmot Basin is nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site and is just a twenty-minute drive from the authentic Canadian mountain town of Jasper, Alberta. Beginners and experts alike will love the seven lifts and uncrowded slopes spread over five mountain faces. The 91 varied runs provide ample terrain for friends, families, and solo visitors of any ability. Marmot Basin is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, superb variety of terrain, all around affordability, first class service, and the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. “Joining the Mountain Collective allows us an incredible opportunity to once more showcase Jasper and Marmot Basin to the world,” said Jason Paterson, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring our paradise in the Canadian Rockies to such an esteemed product and grow in the company of such world class resorts.” “We are very excited to welcome Marmot Basin to the Mountain Collective family,” said Todd Burnette, Chief Executive Officer for the Mountain Collective. “Marmot is truly a gem in the Canadian Rockies and will nicely complement our other long standing Western Canadian partners. Now with seven terrific options in Canada along with our bucket list US resorts, the Mountain Collective Pass continues to be a great option for discerning skiers and riders around the world.” The 2022-23 edition of the Mountain Collective is currently on sale and is available exclusively online at www.mountaincollective.com. The current price is $559 USD for adults, $459 USD for Young Adults (ages 13-18 at time of purchase) and $169 USD for kids (12 and under at time of purchase.) The Pass includes two days of skiing or riding with no blackout dates at each of the 24 partners (48 total days), a 50% discount on all additional days and lodging discount offers and for a limited time, new pass purchasers can receive a third bonus day at Marmot Basin – just enter the promo code MARMOT at checkout. For more information, please visit www.MountainCollective.com, call 877.328.2257, or follow the Mountain Collective on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. About Marmot Basin Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin (Jasper, AB) offers 3,000 vertical feet (914m) of skiing and snowboarding on 1,720 acres (696 hectares) of varied terrain. With 7 lifts including 4 quad chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair and a Magic Carpet, Marmot Basin provides an awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain adventure for all abilities. Consisting of groomed runs, trees, moguls, alpine bowls, chutes, and terrain parks, 91 runs cover 30% novice, 30% intermediate, 20% advanced and 20% expert terrain. Known for short lift lines, uncrowded terrain, and a relaxed mountain atmosphere, Marmot Basin is a pristine wilderness awaiting discovery. Enjoy abundant snow in the northernmost Rocky Mountain ski area, from mid-November to early May. About Mountain Collective The Mountain Collective™ is an international alliance of premier ski destinations providing the Mountain Collective™ Pass, which includes two days of riding at all partner resorts and 50% off all additional days at each destination, with no blackout dates. For the 2022-23 season, The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Chamonix (France) Coronet Peak/The Remarkables (New Zealand), Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Marmot Basin, Mt Buller (Australia), Niseko United (Japan), Panorama, Revelstoke, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Sugarloaf, Sun Peaks, Sun Valley, Taos, Thredbo (Australia) and Valle Nevado (Chile.) Contact Details Mountain Collective Todd Burnette +1 435-640-6233 Todd@TDBMarketing.org Marmot Basin Brian Rode +1 780-852-3816 Brrode@skimarmot.com

August 02, 2022 09:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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A Million Dollars Will ‘Level Up’ Thousands of Houston Area Residents Out of Digital Divide

Comcast Houston

If you’ve ever played a popular 80’s video game, then you know about the disadvantages your character has right out of the gate. You can’t jump as high or as far, and it’s easier to lose the level and have to start all over again. But in the first few seconds, there’s usually always a chance to ‘level up’ your character. Instantly, you can jump higher and farther, run faster and if you encounter an enemy, you still have another chance at winning the level. There are thousands of Houston area residents who — from a digital perspective — aren’t ‘leveled up” and therefore struggle to participate in the digital economy. Some Houstonians still don’t know how to surf the web, write emails or create a resume. Others don’t even have a reliable and fast internet connection in their homes. The digital divide is still big. According to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Communities Survey, one in ten households, or 687,086 households, in the greater Houston area do not have an internet subscription or do not have a computer. They want to ‘level up’, and they are about to get it. Comcast, the Houston area’s largest internet service provider, is giving more than one million dollars this year to local organizations that help students, adults and people with disabilities ‘level up’ their computer, career development and tech education skills. The million-dollar investment will also support ongoing efforts to build awareness about low-cost or no-cost connectivity programs like Internet Essentials and the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). “These investments are a part of Comcast’s ongoing efforts to make a real difference in southeast Texas by giving families an opportunity to thrive in this digital age,” Ralph Martinez, Comcast Houston’s Regional Senior Vice President, said. “The Internet is where life happens. It allows students to expand their educational aspirations and it empowers parents to explore better job openings so they can ultimately deliver a better quality of life for their families.” So far, Comcast has given grants to eight Houston area organizations. More announcements will be made later this year. United Way | Funding will be used to provide tech experts (Digital Navigators) to help people in need of digital skills training. BakerRipley | Funding will support computer skills, software, email and internet safety training for low-income adults in the Houston area. Comp-U-Dopt | Funding will support students participating in Early Adopters, STEAM Team and Learn2Earn, which brings technology education to area youth. Comp-U-Dopt will also use the funding to provide tech experts (Digital Navigators) to help people in need of digital skills training. Easter Seals of Greater Houston | Funding will support the development of a curriculum for people with disabilities to help them successfully learn to use digital technology to gain and maintain employment. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston | Funding will help high school students gain technical and leadership skills through the Workforce Readiness Program. AAMA | Funding will be used to purchase technology and equipment to support students through the training program at the Work and Learn Center, with an emphasis on digital literacy and design. Dress for Success | Funding will be used to provide Houston-area women with the resources needed to obtain long-term employment through access to job readiness training, digital skills workshops, computers and mobile labs. AVANCE-Houston | Funding will support adult literacy program and continue to build pathways to economic mobility for families in the community. “We are passionate about doing our part to help close the digital divide and committed to helping establish a more equitable foundation for learning, working and succeeding,” Martinez said. Comcast remains steadfast in its efforts to connect people to moments that matter, to connect families to opportunities in Southeast Texas. For more than a decade, the company has offered Internet Essentials to help low-income Americans access reliable, high-speed internet. Comcast is now a proud champion of the federal government’s new Affordable Connectivity Program. ACP gives qualifying households up to $30 towards their monthly internet bill. With ACP, Comcast’s Internet Essentials internet service is free. As more Houston area residents get the ‘level up’ they need, just like in their gameplay, they will have more chances to keep advancing—better jobs, better education, innovation, opportunities and yes, more fun and better gaming. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Houston Steve Campion +1 832-920-2001 Steve_Campion@comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

August 02, 2022 08:40 AM Central Daylight Time

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