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Save the Redwoods League Buys Lost Coast Redwoods, the Longest Stretch of Privately Owned Shoreline in the Coast Redwood Range

Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League today announced that it has purchased the 3,181-acre Lost Coast Redwoods property in Mendocino County from timberland owner Soper Company for $36.9 million. After negotiating the rare opportunity to protect 5 miles of privately owned coastline in November 2021, the League raised $19 million in private donations from 4,884 individuals and foundations from across the United States and 10 other countries. Raising this much funding in less than two months is a record for the nonprofit organization. Loans and other financing enabled the League to finalize the purchase in the seller’s required timeframe. The League will continue fundraising in 2022, seeking public and private funding to repay the loans and support the permanent protection, restoration and stewardship of the property. Leading that effort is a new challenge grant from the Goodman Family Foundation that will match new donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million through March 31. “Adding 5 miles of spectacular shoreline and thousands of acres of redwood forest to California’s protected coast is an extraordinary investment in our future,” said Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League. “With people from around the world offering their generous support, it’s clear that the public cares deeply about the beauty and wildness of California’s coastline and redwood forests.” “Now that we have removed the immediate threat of timber harvesting and development,” Hodder continued, “the work begins to complete the conservation vision, secure full funding and work with our tribal, state and federal partners to add this land to the protected mosaic of California’s Lost Coast.” With the purchase of the property, the League can now begin to restore the former timberland, explore opportunities to expand public access to the famed Lost Coast and identify a permanent steward. About Lost Coast Redwoods The 3,181-acre Lost Coast Redwoods property includes 5 miles of shoreline and an expansive 2,250-acre forest. Though most of the property had been aggressively logged in prior decades, second-growth coast redwoods, Douglas-fir and grand fir ranging in age from 80 to 100 years, make up a significant portion of the forest, with large old-growth trees scattered throughout. The property supports abundant habitat for coho salmon and steelhead trout, culturally and ecologically important species that are protected under the Endangered Species Act. This property is also home to Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer and mountain lions. Offshore, the recently designated Double Cone Rock State Marine Conservation Area buffers this sensitive coastline and protects sea lions and other marine life along the undeveloped shoreline. The islands offshore, including Vizcaino Rock, support more than 11,500 nesting seabirds. Potential Future Public Access Along the Lost Coast Protection of Lost Coast Redwoods and its 5 miles of iconic California coastline at the southern gateway to the 57-mile-long undeveloped Lost Coast is a critical investment in California’s biodiversity, climate resilience and equitable access to nature. Lost Coast Redwoods is adjacent to the League’s Shady Dell property and within a quarter-mile of its Cape Vizcaino property. This connectivity offers the potential for the League and its partners to expand public access in the area and extend the famed Lost Coast Trail southward from Shady Dell. *** The public can learn more about Lost Coast Redwoods and donate to support its protection and stewardship on the Save the Redwoods League website. To access hi-res images, b-roll or drone footage of the Lost Coast Redwoods property, please visit the League’s online newsroom. To schedule an interview, contact Robin Carr at (415) 971-3991 or redwoods@landispr.com. Save the Redwoods League One of the nation’s longest-running conservation organizations, Save the Redwoods League has been protecting and restoring redwood forests since 1918. The League has connected generations of visitors with the beauty and serenity of the redwood forest. The nonprofit’s 29,000 members have enabled the organization to protect more than 216,000 acres of irreplaceable forest in 66 state, national and local parks and reserves. For information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org. ### Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 redwoods@landispr.com Company Website https://www.savetheredwoods.org/

January 05, 2022 12:17 AM Pacific Standard Time

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation US receives $50,000 from Bearbottom Clothing for Midday Meal Program

The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (Akshaya Patra), one of the largest school lunch providers in the world, is pleased to announce that Bearbottom Clothing is pledging $50,000 to The Foundation’s flagship Mid-Day Meal program to offer hot, nutritious lunches to 2,500 children in government and government-aided schools in Bangalore. This contribution will address malnutrition among the most underserved children in India. By providing at least one nutritious meal per school day, the program seeks to increase enrollment & attendance rates, enhance energy levels, reduce attrition rates and improve socialization among castes. “I am so grateful to Bearbottom for their generosity as we kickstart our Midday Meal program - a program that reaches millions of hungry children, every day, across schools all over India.” Navin Goel, Chief Executive Officer of Akshaya Patra, stated. “Their continuing support reinforces the fact that we have a shared goal of ensuring that no child will ever have to choose between a meal and obtaining an education.” QUOTE FROM BEARBOTTOM. “Leveraging our buy-one-give-one model, our team is proud to be able to provide this donation to the amazing Mid-Day Meal program. We look forward to continuing to grow our support of this program and the positive impact it has on so many lives. We are grateful to be able to assist in the work that the team at The Akshaya Patra Foundation is doing.” - Robert Felder, Founder & CEO About Bearbottom Clothing Bearbottom Clothing aims to be the go-to online men’s apparel brand for everyday comfort. We make clothing emphasizing versatility, fit, and value while supporting the communities that help build our brand. Leveraging a buy-one-give-one model, we’ve been able to provide aid to those in need who are local to both our production facilities (India) and our HQ (Tampa Bay). These donations have included clothing, masks, and meals. Visit bearbottomclothing.com to find out more. Bearbottom Clothing Contact Robert Felder, Founder & CEO: robertfelder@bearbottomclothing.com Megan Simon, Director of Operations: megan.simon@bearbottomclothing.com About Akshaya Patra Established in 2000, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest NGO school meal program, providing hot, nutritious school lunches to over 1.8 million children in over 19,257 schools through 57 kitchens in 12 states and two Union Territories in India. It costs only $20 to feed a child for an entire school year. Since the COVID-19 lockdown began on March 24th, Akshaya Patra has served more than 118 million meals to migrant workers and our beneficiaries and their families. Contact Details Akshaya Patra Foundation USA +1 781-438-3090 contact@apusa.org Company Website https://wwww.foodforeducation.org

January 04, 2022 03:06 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Envision2bWell Kicks Off New Year with EnvisionWell 2.0 Health and Wellness App Release Featuring Face-Scan Tech

Envision2bWell Inc.

Envision2bWell ®, a digital health and wellness company whose mission is to empower people to live sustainably healthier, more joyful lives, has released an updated second version of its health and wellness app, EnvisionWell ®. Now available for both iOS and Android, EnvisionWell 2.0 sports a new user interface that improves the user’s overall experience. It also rolls out a revamp of one of its key features, “My Personal Body Blueprint,” (MPBB) with contactless face scanning technology. MPBB 2.0 provides users with important health biomarkers such as blood pressure, stress index, BMI and more, with just a smartphone — never needing to don a wearable device. The company also makes improvements to the “My Energy” module to better help users track their food, physical activity and water consumption. EnvisionWell syncs with more than 400 devices, bridging the gap created by the myriad separate apps that help users keep track of their fitness, their nutrition, their health, and more, but are unable to communicate with one another. It brings people’s data to life in one centralized location, eliminating the need for multiple apps. EnvisionWell empowers and enables sustainably healthy behaviors in all areas of wellness. “This is not your average health or fitness app,” says Envision2bWell CEO, Tammy Williams. “EnvisionWell provides information that communicates the true health of your body, mind and spirit, based on more than just your height, weight and BMI. It is data that allows you to decide for yourself how to best meet your personal health and wellness goals — whether it is reducing stress, improving or maintaining your physical fitness, practicing mindfulness, eating healthier or other aspirations.” In addition to being available for individual consumer use, the EnvisionWell platform serves up workplace wellness solutions for businesses. Because it is both digital and mobile, EnvisionWell can be utilized by virtually any company worldwide. “Our enterprise platform provides employers with a full portal of analytics that inform them of the overall health of their company, as well as engagement in the platform,” explains Williams. “EnvisionWell fully empowers people on their journey to 360 Well-Being ® and Social Health Empowerment ®.” Envision2bWell leverages the lens of social determinants of health and their proprietary engagement model based on the four foundational elements of the Social Health Empowerment Framework, “Knowledge, Support, Access and Autonomy” (KSAA ® ). “We are reimagining wellness, so everybody has an equal shot at being healthy and well.” Envision2bWell already has its next set of EnvisionWell updates in the works, including “B360 Score,” as well as new modules, “My TeleWellness” and “My Journal,” anticipated in mid-2022. About Envision2bWell Inc. Envision2bWell Inc. is a West Chester, Pennsylvania-based mission driven, for-profit social impact company committed to empowering, enabling, and inspiring health and well-being. The Black woman-owned business is MBE and WBE-certified with a diverse, multicultural team. Envision2bWell reimagines wellness through its signature product, EnvisionWell, a unified digital health and wellness platform that helps people live sustainably healthier lives with personalized engagement, robust data, and digital, social and human experiences to support them on their wellness journey. EnvisionWell is available for companies and individual consumers. To learn more, visit https://www.envision2bwell.io. Contact Details Helena Duzenski, VP Marketing & Communications 844-473-4748 Ext: 710 helena@envision2bwell.io Sherylle Linton Jones, Media Relations Consultant 844-473-4748 Ext: 718 sherylle@envision2bwell.io

January 04, 2022 02:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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AppYea completes acquisition of SleepX, entering a $6-9 billion sleep treatments market: expects to begin marketing during 2H2022

Appyea

AppYea (OTC: APYP), a medical device technology company, announced today the deemed completion of its previously announced acquisiiton of SleepX, an innovative medical device company focused on the development of SleepX’s flagship product DreamIT – an uncompetitively accurate wearable monitoring solution to treat sleep apnea and snoring and fundamentally improve quality of life. After the acquisiiton, SleepX will continue operating under its own brand name as a fully owned AppYea subsidiary. The merged company will focus on further development and commercialization of SleepX’s solution, including continued R&D investments and new initiatives in sales and marketing. Also, SleepX intends to begin a calibration trial with DreamIT. “I am delighted that we have completed the acquisition of SleepX. The company develops a wearble technology solution to treat snoring and sleep apnea, which is patent protected in the US, EU and Israel, and caters to two growing markets in high demand", said Boris (Bary) Molchadsky, AppYea’s Chairman. “This aqisition allows us to execute our growth strategy towards the beginning of DreamIT’s marketing during the second half of 2022, while continuing its development with the Biomedical Department at Ben Gurion University in Israel, and launching our first calibaration trial. Meanwhile, we are examining the acquisition of other synergetic activities that will complement the SleepX vision to improve sleep quality and quality of life globally.” According to the market intelligence company Fior Markets, the global anti-snoring treatment market is expected to grow at a 9.07% CAGR to USD 8.6 billion by 2028. The global sleep apnea devices market is expected to grow at a 6.2% CAGR to USD 6.1 billion by 2028, according to Grand View Research’s report. About SleepX SleepX, an AppYea (OTC: APYP) subsidiary, is a medical device company, focused on the development of uncompetitively accurate wearable monitoring solutions to treat sleep apnea and snoring and fundamentally improve quality of life. The company’s solutions are based on its proprietary IP portfolio of AI and sensing technologies for the tracking, analysis, and diagnosis of vital signs and other physical parameters during sleep time, offering extreme accuracy and resistance at affordable cost. SleepX’s flagship solution is DreamIT – a patented wristband communicating with its smartphone app to gently vibrate with every breathing interruption, and cause a shift from deep to lighter sleep, training the brain to breath properly. The app tracks sleep patterns and using the company’s machine learning technology to adapt the treatment and recommend improvements according to the user’s sleep and breathing patterns. In addition to reducing snoring and improving sleep quality, users will be able to access important statistics relating to their sleep patterns via the app to track and detect anomalies over time. DreamIT is being developed in collaboration with the Biomedical department of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and is patent protected in the US, EU and Israel. According to the market intelligence company Fior Markets, the Global Anti-Snoring Treatment Market is expected to grow to USD 8.6 billion by 2028, at a 9.07% CAGR during 2021-2028. The global sleep apnea devices market size was valued at USD 3.7 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a 6.2% CAGR from 2021 to 2028, reaching USD 6.1 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc SleepX was founded in 2019, and following the acquisition, its headquarters are in Boca Raton, Florida. Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Statements This release includes forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth herein. No statement herein should be considered an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities. Although APYP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements in this report are reasonable, we cannot assure stockholders and potential investors that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to our ability to raise capital needed to develop amd market our products, our ability to maange the business post acquisition, economic conditions, intense competition, entry of new competitors and products, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, inadequate capital, unexpected costs and operating deficits, increases in general and administrative costs, unanticipated losses, financial condition and stock price, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans and other specific risks. APYP does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement. Neither APYP nor SLEEPX are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact Details AppYea Inc. Asaf Porat info@appyea.com Company Website http://www.appyea.com

December 31, 2021 08:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Health and Wellness Tips

YourUpdateTV

With the holiday season in full effect, it’s a great time to take account of your health and wellness routine. While finding the time to focus on your health during the busy holiday months can be difficult, there are some simple things you can do to help navigate the season. Recently, Meghan Sowa, Health and Wellness Expert for The Bountiful Company (a Nestlé Health Science Company), participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss health and wellness tips, along with vitamin and supplement recommendations. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/wNsp3oeyWuI Besides considering a well-balanced diet, staying active, getting rest, and drinking enough water, vitamins and supplements are a great way to fill those nutrient gaps this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for immune support, a restful sleep, a multivitamin or vitamins for your kids, the new Nature’s Bounty ® Jelly Bean Line addresses top wellness needs in a delicious (and convenient) form.* Each product is vegetarian, contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and is gelatin-free.* Another way to support immune system health is with the new Sundown ® Elderberry Gummies. Each serving contains Vitamins A, C, D, and E, plus Zinc for immune support and 100mg of Elderberry.* Known for their healthy properties, elderberries have a long history of traditional use for wellness. Daily life can sometimes feel stressful – let alone adding in the holiday shuffle. The new Solgar® Daily Stress Support helps your ability to deal with mental and physical stress.* One capsule per day helps support stress-related mental fatigue and the ability to stay calm while building the body’s resistance to stress.* The new Solgar ® Sleep & Stress Support is a melatonin-free way to fall asleep quickly, feel relaxed and get a restful night’s sleep, especially when experiencing occasional sleeplessness.* Everyone wants to look and feel our best all year-round and one way to pamper yourself is with the Nature’s Bounty ® Advanced Hair, Skin & Nails Jelly Beans and Gummies. From the #1 brand for hair, skin and nails◊, these items include twice the amount of biotin as the brand’s original gummy formula to support beautiful hair, glowing skin and healthy nails.* To nourish your skin from within, try the Solgar® Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex.* It helps boost skin collagen in just 12 weeks and increases skin elasticity and softens the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles.* Shoppers can go to Amazon.com now to learn more. 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. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ◊Source: IRI Total US - Multi Outlet: Latest 52 weeks ending 9/26/21 Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 27, 2021 02:04 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press International Inc

Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

December 27, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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MEDIA ALERT: More than $15 Million Raised Toward Permanent Protection of Lost Coast Redwoods Property

Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League has raised more than $15 million since it announced plans to purchase Lost Coast Redwoods. The 3,181-acre property spans 5 miles of rugged, undeveloped Northern California coastline in Mendocino County, and it has an expansive coast redwood forest of more than 2,250 acres. “We are inspired by the outpouring of generosity and enthusiasm for protecting Lost Coast Redwoods, a place that will be an iconic part of California’s landscape for generations to come,” said Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League. “Raising $15 million from supporters from across the country in a matter of weeks is a record for our organization. But we can’t rest on our laurels just yet. I invite everyone who shares our commitment to a healthy future for the redwoods and the California coast to help us reach this ambitious goal by December 31st.” Save the Redwoods League secured an agreement to purchase the Lost Coast Redwoods property for $36.9 million, and it is seeking to raise a total of $43.4 million in public and private funding in support of the acquisition, restoration and stewardship of the property. News of this rare opportunity has inspired thousands of individuals across the U.S. and from six different countries, including New Zealand, Ecuador, Canada, Great Britain and Australia to make contributions towards the purchase. Several supporters have made commitments of $1 million or more. Fundraising will continue through and beyond December 31. The property supports abundant habitat for coho salmon and steelhead trout, culturally and ecologically important species that are protected under the Endangered Species Act. This property is also home to Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer and mountain lions. Offshore, the recently designated Double Cone Rock State Marine Conservation Area buffers this sensitive coastline and protects sea lions and other marine life along the 5 miles of undeveloped beach. The islands offshore, including Vizcaino Rock, support more than 11,500 nesting sea birds. To donate and learn more about the Lost Coast Redwoods property, please visit the League’s website. * * * About Save the Redwoods League One of the nation’s longest-running conservation organizations, Save the Redwoods League has been protecting and restoring redwood forests since 1918. The League has connected generations of visitors with the beauty and serenity of the redwood forest. The nonprofit’s 29,000 supporters have enabled the organization to protect more than 216,000 acres of irreplaceable forest in 66 state, national and local parks and reserves. For information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org. # # # Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 redwoods@landispr.com Save the Redwoods League Jennifer Benito +1 415-602-1037 jbenito@savetheredwoods.org Company Website https://www.savetheredwoods.org/

December 23, 2021 12:15 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Holiday Gifting & Preparation

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/JR9Mz8XHr4g The countdown is on as holiday shoppers continue to spend in record numbers. According to the latest stats, online sales have reached close to 110-billion dollars since November 1 st. That’s a lot of searching, finding, and buying. Beauty & Lifestyle Expert, Anna De Souza has come up with a few of her favorite finds for the favorite people in your life. FITNESS: The National Retail Federation finds the average consumer will spend close to $1,000 on gifts and other purchases. De Souza says there’s no need to stress. As a mom of twin toddlers, she’s done all the heavy lifting, stating, “It’s hard to get a workout in other than muscling them up three flights of stairs.” The Lifestyle expert has found one gift that she deems “smart and compact.” The Tempo Move helps give the experience and results of working with a personal trainer by offering real-time feedback, weight recommendations, and a training plan, and this full gym takes up only a tiny footprint as a sleek cabinet. De Souza continues, “As you work out, Tempo Move tracks your reps, form, weight – even the speed of your reps – and the artificial intelligence customizes a workout smarter than any human ever could.” Tempo Move comes with 50 pounds of smart weights and connects through your phone and TV for a fully immersive workout experience that favors effort over time. For more information, visit https://www.tempo.fit/shop/move. Facebook: @GetTempo Instagram: @tempo Twitter: @TrainWithTempo COOKING: Reports show that a few retailers have gotten a lift from cooking trends. De Souza points out that so much time is spent with family and friends in the kitchen. She asks, “Why not make some new memories while making some delicious meals?” The Lifestyle expert recommends picking up an air fryer, because now consumers are finally able to cook two dishes that can be synchronized to serve at the exact same time. The CRUXGG TriZone 9 Quart Air Fryer was voted Best Air Fryer of 2021 by Esquire. It’s engineered with patent-pending technology that features one extra-large cooking area that can be divided into two – so chicken fingers for the kids and salmon for you, or an entrée and a side – served hot and crispy together so you don’t need to microwave the straggler dish! CRUXGG just launched 8 products exclusively at Target which will be 30% off through the holidays. De Souza also highlights the brand’s Rotating Ceramic Nonstick Waffle Maker, that makes 5 one-inch Belgian waffles in under 10 minutes. She says it’s perfect for holiday mornings. “CRUXGG is also a purchase you can feel good about,” De souza adds, because 5% of proceeds go to a collective of nonprofits working to end food insecurity. For more information, go to https://www.target.com/p/cruxgg-6-in-1-9qt-air-fryer-with-trizone-technology/-/A-85017063?preselect=82541621#lnk=sametab. Social Media Channels: @crux.kitchen @ghettogastro Hashtags: #createwithcrux #targetstyle BEAUTY: As a beauty expert, De Souza has a few ideas for consumers that want to look and feel their best this holiday season and into the new year. She starts off with a holiday gift set from OLEHENRIKSEN. “You’ve probably heard of banana powder as a celebrity makeup artist secret to brighten that dark undereye area,” De Souza says, “The Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum with 15% Vitamin C is clinically proven to give you brighter, bouncier skin in 7 days without makeup. With other brands, shoppers usually get 3% vitamin C in topicals if you’re lucky. You’re also getting C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème, which gives you a full 24-hours of moisture and a color-correcting Banana Bright Eye Crème.” As a beauty expert, De Souza has been covering beauty for many years. She says if there is one product to horde, it’s Vitamin C. For more information, go to https://www.olehenriksen.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olehenriksen/ Instagram: @olehenriksen Another gift idea De Souza recommends became this year’s viral foundation launch and sold out multiple times when TikTokers showed off the texture and coverage after just one swipe on the cheek. De Souza says, “The KVD Beauty’s Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm is unlike any texture I’ve felt before, it glides on like a buttery balm, but it’s surprising when you see it apply as full coverage with a velvety finish that doesn’t crease!” It’s formulated with hydrating apple extract and available in 40 inclusive shades. Holiday shoppers can use code ANNA20 at KVDVeganBeauty.com for 20% off or pick it up at Ulta or Sephora. For more information, visit http://kvdveganbeauty.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KVDBeauty/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kvdbeauty/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kvdbeauty? 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

December 21, 2021 02:02 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifting

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/pc75McGSy5Q The holiday scramble is something many consumers know all too well. Whether they’ve procrastinated on shopping or are crossing off the final names on their lists, Emmy-Award Winning Television Host and Lifestyle Expert, Marisa Brahney has compiled a last-minute gift list to help those looking for presents ahead of the big day. DELIVERED GIFTS: As of December 1 st, consumers have completed less than 45% of their holiday shopping. Brahney says now is not the time to worry. Whether you’re looking to send something locally or across the country, it can be done via DoorDash’s Gifting Feature in a flash, or pre-scheduled for a drop on a special day. The lifestyle expert points out that there are many gifts to choose from, like floral bouquets, homegoods, self-care, desserts, and wine, to name a few. Brahney recommends DoorDash’s new Nationwide Shipping, where holiday shoppers can also order from iconic restaurants and retailers across the country. To gift someone, she says, “Simply open up your DoorDash or Caviar app and enter their address. Browse the list of stores — find the perfect gift — then, on the checkout page, click “send as a gift” to turn any order into a gift. Finally, share the link with your loved one so they can track the delivery.” For more information, go to doordash.com or trycaviar.com or download the apps to a mobile device. GIFT OF KNOWING EACH OTHER BETTER: Empty shelves can spell trouble for many last-minute gifters. That’s why Brahney says her list is perfect for those searching for something special for loved ones. The lifestyle expert says this time of year is perfect for reconnecting and spending time with friends and family, adding, “Now’s the time to really get to know one another.” She highlights Ancestry on her last-minute shopping list. “They are helping families learn more about each other by connecting them to family history, and billions of historical records, so they can build more meaningful connections to each other and their heritage.” AncestryDNA is a best-selling kit that makes it possible for people to find their unique story — from precise geographic regions to the most connections to living relatives. For more information, go to ancestry.com/dna to learn more. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancestry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ancestry Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ancestry CASH GIFTS & MONEY MANAGEMENT: Brahney says now is the time to really think about less traditional gifts, along with keeping track of your payments. “Managing spending and payments is very important this time of year, especially if you’re going in on a gift with others,” says the lifestyle expert. With PayPal and Venmo, consumers can manage group expenses with digital payments — be it brunches with friends or chipping in for a group gift. PayPal also allows shoppers to send a free digital greeting and attach a gift of money so recipients can spend however they’d like, which is perfect for that last minute gift. Additionally, new PayPal customers can earn five dollars just by downloading the app, signing up, and adding a payment method, and new Venmo customers can also earn ten dollars when they sign up for a new account. Sign up online or download the PayPal or Venmo apps through the Apple or Google Play app stores. For more information, visit https://www.paypal.com/ or https://venmo.com/. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paypal/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/venmo/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/PayPal https://twitter.com/Venmo GIFT OF POWER: At this point, most consumers are aware of supply chain issues, however, there is another top concern Brahney says many often forget about each year. “In the rush to get the perfect present, many of us forget the batteries. Duracell Optimum batteries are my go-to.” The lifestyle expert says battery-operated gifts are likely on a holiday list, adding, more than 1 of 5 toys on major retailer gift guides are battery operated! “When that ever-important gifting moment comes, you’re going to want to include the batteries that let those gifts truly shine.” A recent survey finds the majority of parents agree that the most important battery-operated toys and gifts should always be given with the best, longest-lasting batteries. “For me, if a gift is worth giving, it's worth giving what I think are the best batteries – Duracell,” advises Brahney. For more information, visit Duracell.com. Shoppers can find Duracell’s family of batteries at their favorite retailer. Facebook: @duracell Instagram: @duracell Twitter: @duracell GIFT OF FLAVOR: The last gift idea on Brahney’s list is chocolate. She says, “It’s perfect for loved ones or colleagues.” Lindt, the world-renowned Swiss chocolatier, has an extensive holiday collection, including chocolate figures perfect for stocking stuffers and seasonal chocolate gift sets. However, the lifestyle expert recommends the brand’s holiday classic, LINDOR truffles. These iconic truffles with a smooth center surrounded by a delicate chocolate shell were developed more than 50 years ago, and the round shape was originally designed for people to use as holiday decorations. She points out that they’re available in classic milk chocolate and other seasonal flavors, in festive bags or gift boxes. For more information, go to www.lindtusa.com, or find them at retailers nationwide. Facebook: @ lindtchocolateusa Instagram: @lindt_usa 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

December 21, 2021 01:34 PM Eastern Standard Time

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