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NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND FOUNDER JEFFREY BERI RETURNS TO WAR-TORN UKRAINE, ENTERS KHERSON

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Jeffrey Beri, founder of No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB), the US-based international non-profit foundation, returned to Ukraine on December 10 th to assess the current conditions in Ukraine and modify its critical plan based on the ongoing air attacks that has been crippling electricity and water supplies across Ukraine. The NDLB Ukraine team also wanted to get food supplies to the volunteers and activists in the active war zones where the supply chain of food sources for dogs and cats were unavailable. “With the changing conditions, it was so important to get volunteers and families supplies for a few weeks to feed their dogs and cats as well as the strays,” explained NDLB Founder Jeffrey Beri. The team handed out over 6 tons of dog and cat food to families with pets and to shelters. This required that the team travel through some of the most dangerous areas of Ukraine. The last location on its mission included Kherson, on December 17 th, where the team worked to distribute over 2 tons of dog and cat food to families and shelters and strays, saving three dogs, two that were discovered injured in bombed out buildings. This happened while the city was being bombed - more than 16 shells were dropped in Kherson on this day – and the team, under military escort, were ordered to exit. Earlier last week, the No Dogs Left Behind Ukraine team along with team members from Gostomel Animal Shelter visited a military compound to spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip dogs and cats, the pets of Ukranian military families. No Dogs Left Behind, a leader in global emergency response, began its work in Ukraine in August, 2022, first establishing a critical plan, a multi-tier sterilization, vaccination and ID tagging campaign for dogs and cats aims to reduce the growing population of dogs and cats displaced by war AND protect the health, safety and well-being of all animals and humans. The program, which is continual, includes critically needed vaccinations, including for rabies, which is extremely important in Ukraine, a country where rabies is endemic, as well as distemper, canine parvovirus and leptospirosis vaccines. ID tagging is also utilized. This allows the public to easily identify the stray animals treated by this campaign. The No Dogs Left Behind Gostomel Animal Shelter team continues to work with local authorities to encourage families and villagers to participate in the campaign. Beri has spent the last 7 years of his life fighting to save lives in East Asia. He has also travelled to Afghanistan in January 2022 to strategize and implement the transport of 300 dogs and cats from Afghanistan to Canada. Beri personally accompanied and cared for all 300 animals on the transport from Afghanistan to Turkey to Iceland and to its final destination, Canada. We risk our lives fighting the good fight on the front lines. Please donate now to help support our continuing efforts in Ukraine which will help provide much needed assistance! https://bit.ly/NDLB_Ukraine About No Dogs Left Behind: No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB) operates boots on the ground in East Asia, fighting on the frontlines to rescue dogs from the illegal dogmeat trade. No Dogs Left Behind works hands-on with local activists through emergency response, pulling dogs directly from slaughterhouses, dogmeat trucks, wet markets and traffickers. The foundation’s mission extends beyond borders, advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws, and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial goods or profit. With nearly 500 survivors in its care, No Dogs Left Behind operates sanctuaries in Dayi and Gongyi in East Asia and Toronto, Canada. Follow NDLB on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok. Contact Details No Dogs Left Behind Sherry Sung +1 855-665-0888 sherry@nodogsleftbehind.com Company Website http://www.nodogsleftbehind.com

December 21, 2022 09:06 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Astraverse: Reinventing Fashion Retail Through Gaming

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Exclusive interview with Astraverse.xyz Executive Team by G2M Digital The team at Astraverse.xyz is on a mission to change how fashion retail works. By building the first virtual world for gamified retail, Astraverse is here to reinvent the way we shop fashion in a more environmentally-friendly and engaging manner. “We now have a large population that understands how to create an avatar, explore virtual worlds to find rare items and work within teams towards achieving social goals. This gives us a possibility to reinvent the fashion shopping experience for the next generation, and the Astraverse team is banking on making this a reality,” Luke Jeffers, Co-founder and Blockchain Game Development Lead of the Astraverse.xyz team remarked. The team is now on a mission to build the first virtual world for gamified retail which allows people to interact with the brands close to their heart on a metaverse. Or as what the team had coined it, the “metacommerce” experience. Building since 2020 before the metaverse hype cycle began, the Astraverse.xyz team have received grants from Epic Games & Meta and had 1000+ demo testers of 3 iterations at conferences like Decentral Austin, Zebu Live London & NFT London. They also managed to attract a 100+ brand waitlist and have grown their community to 20k members, while being accelerated by University of Cambridge I4SF, Nvidia Inception Programme, DeFine, Technation, KPMG. You may be thinking - how would this work? Now, Imagine a scenario where shopping is done through a 3D gaming experience, and everything happens by jumping into a virtual world with your avatar. "It’s the perfect time to things different, almost 10 years since Amazon came online and introduced a new way of shopping; the stars have aligned to reinvent fashion retail and gaming gives us the tools to achieve this," mentioned Niyi Okeowo, Art Direction Lead and Co-founder of Astraverse.xyz. In this universe that the team has created, the possibilities are endless. You can participate in weekly raffles or promotional events held by your favourite brands, or simply try out the latest Fall collection of the most luxurious brands with your avatar. Because all this happens in 3D, participating brands can manufacture and ship on demand to improve the environmental sustainability of the fashion industry. “We are adding an e-commerce system to the gaming front to create a new platform for a global, sustainable and gamified fashion retail solution. Just like how Amazon started with books, we plan to expand out of fashion into other retail categories over the next few years,” commented Delz Erinle, Founder of Astraverse.xyz. He currently leads the diverse team of 20+ employees ranging from design, web3 product, full-stack development and gaming backgrounds. The team believes strongly in a common goal - to add “metacommerce” in a futuristic-yet-familiar way that brings a level of physicality to the e-commerce experience. Some may question how much potential does the future of digital fashion hold, but they must understand that in the next 10 years, nearly 3 in 4 Gen-Z users are expected to spend money on digital fashion, with over 25% already spending from $20 to $100 or more on a single virtual item today. Having reached product market fit, the Astraverse.xyz team has planned for a lot of partnerships in the upcoming years, including a launch with a global retailer that has everyone excited on how gaming and web3 to create a new experience that makes fashion retail more gamified and sustainable. Tune in to the exclusive executive interview with the core team at Astraverse.xyz with G2M Digital and find out more on what they are building. Stay updated with the upcoming news from Astraverse.xyz by following their Twitter or Instagram. Contact Details Astraverse.xyz Delz Erinle +44 7423 506633 team@thrill.digital Company Website https://www.astraverse.xyz/

December 21, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Don’t Let RSV, Flu, and Covid-19 Hijack Your Holidays

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/v8cdWdNaAkM RSV, covid and flu are keeping kids out of school—parents out of work and unable to gather with their families. We are in the height of the Holiday travel season with sick children and now, older adults filling hospitals nationwide Flu and RSV usually circulates from late December to mid-February. But this year, an early spike in cases is resulting in markedly higher numbers of infections and hospitalizations. More importantly, RSV infections among young children and now older adults are filling many U.S. hospitals to capacity. On average, RSV leads to 58,000 hospitalizations among children under age 5 and 177,000 hospitalizations among adults 65 and older each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To raise awareness about these significant concerns, Dr Emily Volk, President of the College of American Pathologists, conducted a nationwide media tour. Topics that Dr. Volk addressed included: What exactly RSV is and how it spread Why we are seeing a surge in RSV cases How someone can tell the difference between RSV, Flu, and Covid symptoms If families want to travel and be with their families, this holiday season what precautions are needed to do that safely If you want more information on testing, please visit: cdc.gov/rsv cdc.gov/flu/weekly Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2022 10:09 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Keeping the Focus on Kidney Health

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The holiday season is underway, and families and friends are gathering together, it is the perfect opportunity to discuss kidney health and create a plan of action. Recently, Susan Quaggin, MD, FASN, President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), participated in a nationwide satellite media and radio tour to discuss kidney health and the importance of prevention and early detection. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/i5yowghTq0E More than 37 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney conditions and acute diseases that impact virtually every aspect of their lives as well as their families and communities. Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States, yet 90% of people with kidney diseases are unaware that they are affected. · Prevention and early detection is key to preventing kidney failure o Those that have a family history of kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, or other health issues are at a higher risk of kidney diseases. · Older adults, people with lower incomes, and people who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native/Indigenous American, Native Alaskan, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander are also most at risk for kidney diseases and kidney failure. · The American Society of Nephrology is committed to serving ALL people affected by kidney diseases and kidney failure, including our most vulnerable populations. Dialysis, a therapy for those with kidney failure, has a 5-year mortality rate, which is worse than nearly all forms of cancer and requires billions of dollars annually to manage and treat. Research shows that improved treatments to slow or stop the progression of kidney diseases are critically important. We’re United 4 Kidney Health is an awareness-building initiative led by ASN and has identifed four priorities to move the nation forward from kidney diseases and failure to kidney health: 1. INTERVENE EARLIER to prevent, diagnose, coordinate care, and educate. 2. TRANSFORM TRANSPLANT and increase access to donor kidneys. 3. ACCELERATE INNOVATION and expand patient choice. 4. ACHIEVE EQUITY and eliminate disparities. For more information, visit www.asn-online.org. About Dr. Quaggin Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN, is the President of the American Society of Nephrology. She hails from Canada and a graduate of the University of Toronto where she completed her residency and served as chief medical resident for the University’s St. Michael’s Hospital. She completed her nephrology fellowship at the University of Toronto and Yale University, where she also undertook research and post-doctoral training. Currently the Charles Horace Mayo Professor of Medicine, Dr. Quaggin is Chief of Nephrology/Hypertension and Director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to her position as President of ASN, Dr. Quaggin has served in many roles at the American Society of Nephrology including: Associate and Deputy Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Chair of Kidney Week’s Program Committee (2013), cabinet member for the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research's Securing the Future Campaign, council liaison for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and for the Innovation and Discovery Task Force, membership on the Public Policy Board, Education Committee, and Young Investigator Award Selection Committee, the Grants Review Committee, Chair of the Awards Committee and Chair of the Diabetic Kidney Disease Collaborative (DKD-C) Task Force. About ASN Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has more than 20,000 members representing 132 countries. For more information, visit www.asn-online.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2022 10:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Recent Study from Yale University Highlights the Impact of Food Sensitivities on Health

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Unlike a food allergy, which generates an immediate response and can more easily be identified and isolated from your diet (such as a peanut allergy), food sensitivities will produce a delayed reaction, and can be from a multitude of substances. As a result, they are much harder for people to detect. It's vital to know about food sensitivities that may negatively affect your health. Recently, Dr. Wajahat Mehal, Professor of Medicine and Digestive Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss food sensitivities A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/f12Cqq2hwsU A recent survey from That’s it. Nutrition shows that 51% of American households are impacted by food allergies or sensitivities. Many health conditions, including being overweight, migraines, rashes, arthritis, fatigue, bloating, gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and even certain respiratory conditions and skin disorders are affected by an overlooked or misunderstood food sensitivity. Nonceliac gluten sensitivity is one such example. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine conducted a landmark study showing that patients with IBS who follow individualized diets based on an Alcat food sensitivity blood test experienced significant symptom improvement. State of the art biological testing such as the Alcat test provides a cellular-based lab analysis to evaluate over 450 food substances and additives to determine which foods may be the offenders. Based on these test results a nutritionist can help you develop an individualized eating plan to best support a patient’s health For more information, visit previmedica.com About Dr. Mehal Dr. Mehal graduated from the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division in 1989. He works in West Haven, CT and 5 other locations and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Mehal is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus. Dr. Mehal is the Director of the Yale Fatty Liver Disease Program, Yale School of Medicine and developed an integrated NAFLD program encompassing non-invasive diagnostics, staging, nutrition, weight loss medications, HCC screening and tumor board, liver transplantation and bariatric surgery. He is also the Director of the Yale Weight Loss Program, Yale School of Medicine and helped create a new program that brings all non-surgical weight loss components into a single place and include lifestyle/dietary interventions, psychological (Mindfulness training), medications, meal replacement, and endoscopic approaches (gastric balloon). Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2022 06:09 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Toy Shopping Made Easy

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Shopping for the must-have toy of the season can feel like a challenge. Recently, parenting and lifestyle expert, Bethany Braun-Silva conducted a satellite media tour to showcase the latest and greatest toys available at Target and how to score them at a great price and in time for the holidays. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/H4tRU3yip6U Whether you're a parent or grandparent, or a family friend shopping for the kids in your life, shopping for the must-have toy of the season can feel like a challenge. Offering a one-stop destination for the best, must-have selection of toys for the young and young-at-heart is Target, delivering an assortment that will ring in the season joyfully, at an incredible value guests can count on. From nostalgic, classic toys from Target’s exclusive FAO Schwarz collection to characters from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Target is the ultimate destination to shop the most in-demand toys and games of the season thanks to its annual Bullseye’s Top Toys list in addition to other category exclusives. Top picks from Target’s 10th annual Bullseye’s Top Toys list, presented by FAO Schwarz, includes 50 of the most sought-after holiday toys, starting at $14.99 including 23 toys available exclusively at Target and Target.com this season. Target’s exclusive FAO Schwarz assortment has more than 120 items, including a capsule collection, celebrating the brand’s 160th anniversary startingat $9.99. Target’s plans to bring more joyto shopping trips, as Disney store at Target shop-in-shops expand to more than 200 locations, giving more guests the chance to enjoy the magical in-store experience while shopping for toys and apparel from brands like Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, this holiday. Head to Target.com or the Target app to check out great deals and also check out Target’s weekly ad for the latest deals in stores and on target.com. About Bethany Braun-Silva Bethany Braun-Silva is the former editor at Parenting.com, one of the most trusted resources for parents online! She received her bachelor’s degree at New York University, where she studied theater arts and creative writing. She then received an M.F.A. from Pace University at the Actors Studio Drama School. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 where she began her career in journalism. It was a particular Broadcast Journalism class at UCLA that confirmed her passion for telling stories and being of service to the community. She worked at various media companies before landing her first job as a parenting editor. It was there that she knew she could blend her love for writing with her love of being a mom—she had just welcomed her first son Eli! Since then, Bethany has worked for Understood.org, Big Apple Parent Magazine, CafeMom, RedTri, Mommy Poppins, OK! Magazine, Hollywood Life and various other parenting publications. She can often be seen interviewing celebrity parents and of course at her local playground with her two boys. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Host your space on Airbnb this holiday season

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As we’re about to tie up 2022 with a bow, now is the perfect time to Host your place on Airbnb to earn some extra income this holiday season. Hosts across the US have been sharing their spaces on Airbnb for well over a decade and it is proving to be a vital tool to earn extra income. Recently, Airbnb Superhosts, Sophia and Tyler Martin conducted a satellite media tour to talk about how hosting has helped them earn extra income. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/2QPm3bc07nw With Airbnb’s 2022 Winter Release, which introduced Airbnb Setup and updated AirCover for Hosts, it is now easier than ever for new Hosts to Airbnb their place, with plenty of time to start earning before the end of the year. In fact, many are already taking advantage: Since the release through November 22, Airbnb has seen more than 1 million distinct visitors to the Host landing page, up by more than 90 percent compared to the week prior. US Hosts earned $4 billion during the 2021 holiday season Hosting is a great way to offset the costs of holiday gift giving, travel and more. During last year’s holiday season 1, US Hosts’ total earnings reached almost $4 billion, while global Hosts netted a total of more than $8.5 billion during the same period. On top of that, Hosts in the US received more than $600 million between last Christmas and New Year’s alone. In Q3 2022, total earnings for US Hosts surpassed $6.8 billion while global Hosts reached over $16.8 billion, indicating that the opportunities for Hosts remain strong. There’s still time to get in on the action: Half of all listings activated and booked in Q3 2022 received their first booking within three days. The gift of experienced advice and new protections With the all-new Airbnb Setup, new Hosts receive one-to-one guidance from a Superhost, meaning that new Hosts are matched with Superhosts in their area to guide them through the entire hosting process by phone, video call, or chat. Additionally, they have the option to host an experienced guest (a guest with a stellar track record on Airbnb) as their first guest. Lastly, new Hosts have one-tap access to specially trained Community Support agents. Together with AirCover for Hosts, now with even more top-to-bottom protection – from guest identity verification, reservation screening, to $3M damage protections, including coverage for cars, boats, art and valuables – now is the perfect time to get started hosting – potentially have the holidays pay for themselves. To find out more about the Airbnb 2022 Winter Release and how to become a host, visit Airbnb. 1.Spanning November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022 About Sophia and Tyler Sophia and Tyler are Airbnb Superhosts based in San Francisco. They are natural hosts, who enjoy hosting dinner parties and get togethers - they even hosted their wedding reception in their own backyard! They started their journey as Airbnb Hosts when they grew out of their 650 sq ft condo during the height of the pandemic. During their hunt for a new home, they fell in love with a historic house that was above their price point. They decided to supplement their mortgage by Airbnb-ing part of the home and turned it into their side hustle. Hosting has helped them pay off debts, save for their wedding, and they enjoy the added bonus of meeting amazing people from all over the world! About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 05:00 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/_RWWbVQdx3o 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. GIFT OF HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND ANCESTRY: Brahney’s first gift idea comes down to living a happier and healthier life. 23andMe gives people access to their DNA, everything from health, to traits, to ancestry. “When you take a 23andMe test you’ll get genetic insights backed by science to help you take greater control of your health. This includes over 150 personalized reports. You’ll also get a deeper look at your ancestry, with over 2,000 regions and population-specific reports,” says Brahney. For more information, go to 23andme.com. Social Media: Facebook: @ 23andMe Instagram: @ 23andMe Twitter: @ 23andMe GIFT OF SWEETS: Chocolate, specifically Lindt chocolate, also makes Brahney’s list. She says, “It’s perfect to share with loved ones, make colleagues smile, or simply indulge on your own during this busy time of year.” Lindt Chocolate, the world-renowned Swiss chocolatier, has an extensive holiday collection, including chocolate figures perfect for stocking stuffers and seasonal chocolate gift boxes. However, the lifestyle expert recommends the brand’s holiday classic, LINDOR truffles. Each LINDOR truffle is finely crafted with a chocolate shell that envelops an irresistibly smooth, melting truffle filling. When you break the truffle’s shell, LINDOR starts to melt and so will you. The iconic LINDOR truffle was developed more than 50 years ago as holiday tree ornament. Today, it is a festive, favorite way to remind a friend or loved one how much they mean to you this holiday season. She points out that they’re available in classic milk chocolate and other seasonal flavors, such as white chocolate peppermint, in festive bags or gift boxes. For more information, go to www.lindtusa.com, or find them at retailers nationwide. Facebook (@lindtchocolateusa): https://www.facebook.com/lindtchocolateusa Instagram (@lindt_usa): https://www.instagram.com/lindt_usa/ GIFT OF MONEY: Data shows that receiving cash can be the preferred gift for many during the holidays, especially with the post-holiday economic forecast. Brahney’s final gift idea is to move on from the age-old faux pas of giving cash as a gift. Venmo and PayPal provide a quick and easy way to send money or digital gift cards. With PayPal and Venmo, “You’re able to manage holiday group expenses like splitting a cab to a party or sending a cash gift to your friends and family to spend however they’d like,” says Brahney. Gifters are also able to add a personal touch with an array of gift wraps including a limited-edition custom gift wrap from Mariah Carey, which adds sparkle to those last-minute gifts sent on Venmo. Sign up online or download Venmo and PayPal through the Apple or Google Play app stores. Direct Link: https://www.paypal.com/us/home Social Media: Facebook: @PayPal Instagram: @PayPal Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 02:46 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Fire Prevention Checklist

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The holidays are all about celebrating traditions with family and friends. Between choosing the right gifts and preparing delicious meals, you have plenty on your plate. Ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe can be an additional stress. Recently, Home Expert at Thumbtack, David Steckel, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss tips to help homeowners navigate peak residential fire season. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/3IdPKUr7D8E Thumbtack, the app used by millions of homeowners across the country to care for their homes, unveiled a new “ Holiday Fire Prevention Checklist ” that allows homeowners to check their home’s fire risk, and seamlessly book a home service professional to help prevent fires before they happen. The “Holiday Fire Prevention Checklist” highlights the top projects homeowners should tackle before the holidays and which have the highest risk of starting a fire if left unaddressed, including: Hang holiday lights ( hire a pro ): A professional installer can take this festive (but time-consuming) task off your hands — and ensure you’re not overloading your circuits. Sweep chimney ( hire a pro ): Annual inspections and cleanings are a must to minimize fire hazards, manage creosote buildup, and prevent gas leaks. Maintain gas fireplace (hire a pro): These fireplaces need regular maintenance too — connections can corrode over time, leading to potential gas leaks. Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms ( DIY ): Working alarms are crucial. Testing yearly and replacing every 7 years is the best way to make sure you're protected. Clean dryer vents ( hire a pro ): Lint buildup causes about 3,000 house fires yearly. Cleaning your dryer’s exhaust pipe can help prevent a fire and improve efficiency. Inspect fire extinguishers ( DIY ): Always keep a working dry chemical fire extinguisher (the dial should be in the “green region”) easily accessible and near the kitchen. Trim trees ( hire a pro ): Keeping your trees trimmed prolongs the life of your roof, cuts down on potential fire hazards, and can prevent wildlife from moving in. Deep clean gas range ( DIY or hire a pro): Built-up grease can be a big fire hazard — especially with a gas range. Be sure to clean it out every 3-6 months. Ensure space heaters are not a hazard (DIY): Only run space heaters in a clear, hazard-free space — and never overnight. Do an electrical check (hire a pro): Prevent fire hazards by having a pro check your property (inside and out) for faulty electrical wiring and overloaded circuits. Maintain Christmas tree (DIY): Make sure to water your tree, unplug it at night, or set a timer to avoid fires — artificial trees are also a great alternative. Visit www.thumbtack.com/content/fire-prevention to learn more about potential fire hazards this holiday season, to see how your home ranks on the safety scale, and to book a pro to ensure you’re ready to tackle the holiday season — worry-free. About Thumbtack Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes — confidently knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $600 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain, and improve their most valuable asset. Hundreds of thousands of local service professionals, from painters and plumbers to photographers and more, use the Thumbtack platform to grow their businesses each year. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, Baillie Gifford, and CapitalG, among others. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 01:10 PM Eastern Standard Time

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