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Simple Tips to Save Time this Holiday Season

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Thanksgiving is by far the most delicious holiday of the year, but if you’re hosting a house full of people — or even just preparing dinner for a few friends — it can be a lot of work. Recently, Chief Business Officer and Holiday Shopping Expert at Shipt, Rina Hurst, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss Shipt’s ‘Thanksgiving Most Forgotten List’ and much more. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Al5gBSOboTc Thanksgiving is the official kick-off to the holiday season, which means days get shorter and the to-do lists get longer. Through their recent Thanksgiving Shopping Survey, Shipt uncovered that a majority of Americans - more than 80% - will be preparing or cooking their Thanksgiving meal this year, which means they need to get their lists in order ASAP. It turns out that more people than we think forget important holiday necessities, in fact over half of Americans (61%) surveyed admit to forgetting to buy a food or seasonal ingredient needed for their Thanksgiving meal. The three most commonly forgotten Thanksgiving food items include: 1. Cranberries (33%) 2. Fragrant spices (such as thyme, basil, etc) (30%) 3. Beverages (21%) Another recent trend is buying ready-made items for Thanksgiving and holiday meals. One quarter of Americans are purchasing elements of their meal ready-made from the store, with over half (52%) purchasing their Thanksgiving bread loaves or rolls rather than baking from scratch. One of the biggest resources this holiday season will be home delivery services, like Shipt. They have a dedicated force of Shipt Shoppers that provide a personalized shopping experience and bring the store to your door - with more than 130 retailers nationwide, which can offer same-day delivery of groceries, essentials, pet items, apparel, office supplies and more. To view the Thanksgiving Most Forgotten List, Shipt users can visit Shipt.com or the Shipt app, where the shoppable list will be available in the shelf category icons. About Rina Hurst: Rina Hurst is the Chief Business Officer at Shipt, leading the company’s Business Development, Partner Success and Digital Site Experience teams. In this role, Rina helps spark connections by delivering an easy-to-shop digital site, launching new and innovative partnerships, and building creative strategies alongside retailers and CPGs to continually meet their unique needs for success. Rina received her MBA from Georgetown University and her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 17, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Small-town Charm, Seasonal Twinkle in Belmont, N.C.

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This holiday season, return to traditions and twinkling lights in Belmont, N.C. From small-town celebrations to family-friendly festivities that shimmer and shine, our region shares ample charm and memory-making through the New Year. “The holidays provide a perfect opportunity for Belmont to proudly display its commitment to community, history and tradition,” said Ted Hall, chairman of Belmont Tourism Development Authority. “Belmont’s small town charm glistens as brightly as the colorful bulbs. We cannot wait to welcome families to our city for another year of Christmas cheer.” Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden ushers in its annual Holidays at the Garden, Nov. 26 to Jan. 2. Experience magic and whimsy among festive blooms at this family-friendly event. The exhibition returns with traditions and topiary displays, sparkling cherry trees and rolling lights across the Piedmont Prairie. Festivities also include wintertime tunes, food truck fare, holiday beverages and seasonal shopping. Significant COVID-19 precautions are in place at the Garden throughout the holidays, such as staggered entry times to reduce crowding. Advance tickets are required and available at dsbg.org. Continue celebrating the holidays in nearby Christmas Town U.S.A. as McAdenville, N.C., transforms for a 66th year. Nostalgia and traditions ring loudly in Christmas Town, which presents more than 150 decorated homes alongside sparkling streetscapes from Dec. 1-26, 5:30-10 p.m. each night. In addition to memorable strolls and drives throughout town, the ChristmasTown 5k, Tree Lighting Ceremony and Yule Log Parade return to the McAdenville merriment this year. In Belmont, the holidays unfold brightly beginning in November. Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 27 offers a chance to experience the city’s brick-lined sidewalks and quaint boutiques while finding those perfect presents. On Nov. 29, the City of Belmont Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the season’s glow as well as the fourth annual Festival of Trees, a jolly display of Christmas trees across historic downtown that runs until Jan. 3. The 72nd Annual Belmont Christmas Parade – Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – ushers in festive floats, marching bands, tradition, joy and Santa Claus! And on Dec. 4, in the heart of downtown, Belmont Christmas Village evokes the holiday spirit with s’mores stations, holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Also on Dec. 4, nearby Belmont Abbey College presents its annual “Christmas at the Abbey” with two show times featuring secular and sacred music, poignant readings and lighthearted comedy. “Everyone can use a bit of holiday cheer this year,” added Hall. “Belmont is ready to deck the halls with it.” More information about all of the city’s festive celebrations available at VisitBelmontNC.org. About Belmont, N.C. Belmont, N.C., is located in Gaston County, 15 minutes west of Uptown Charlotte. Whether you’re visiting us for the first time for a vacation getaway or returning for a daytime adventure, you’re sure to enjoy a truly unique experience in Belmont. Once a place where textile industries served as the lifeblood of the community, the city now stands as a successful example of commerce and redevelopment, while maintaining charm and hospitality. With picturesque nuances brushed throughout the town, Belmont offers a scenic view of historical homes, vintage streetlamps, red brick sidewalks and memories of a simpler time. It’s a community that embraces entertainment, the arts, unique local retail, destination restaurants and a variety of special events. For more information, visit us online at www.visitbelmontnc.org. Contact Details Melinda Skutnick +1 704-525-3937 mskutnick@lyerly.com

November 17, 2021 08:17 AM Eastern Standard Time

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HowToBet.Com Shares That Male Professional Athletes Earn Exponentially More Money Than Women ― But Not For The Obvious Reasons

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HowToBet.com outlines the sports pay gap and the reasons behind it in the recent article “Gender Pay Gap: Understanding the Gender Gap in Sports Pay.” The U.S. women’s soccer team has made international headlines with their campaign to bring their salaries and benefits on par with the U.S. men’s team. But the pay difference between female and male professional athletes is not limited to the country’s top soccer stars. In fact, the gap is even larger in many sports, and staggering across the board. The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) highest player for the fifth year in a row is Stephen Curry, with a salary of $45,780,966. Curry earns over $550,000 per regular-season game. By comparison, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) legend Sue Bird earns the league’s maximum salary of $221,450 per year, or $6,900 per regular-season game. Bird’s salary is matched by just six other top performers in the WNBA league including Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi. To reach parity, the women would need a 20573.27% raise. The NBA’s audience and marketing revenues are famously huge, but HowToBet.com dismantles the argument that women’s professional athletes’ salaries are always objectively dictated. The U.S. women’s soccer team brought in $50.8 million in revenue in 2016 to 2018, while the U.S. men’s team brought in $49.9 million during that time. Merchandise was also selling well, with Nike CEO Mark Parker remarking on a 2019 earnings call that the USA women’s home jersey was the best selling soccer jersey, men’s or women’s, ever sold on Nike.com in one season. Yet, in the 2021 season, women’s players’ salaries ranged from $22,000 to $52,500 while no male players earned less than $63,547 (the baseline for the reserve roster). The average male player earns $398,725 while, according to the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) estimates, three-quarters of the women players earn $31,000 or less. Earlier this year, the NWSLPA launched a campaign called #NoMoreSideHustles to bring awareness to salaries below a livable wage. Performance is also not a reason for the soccer pay disparity. The women’s soccer team has consistently far outperformed the men’s team in competition, with a FIFA ranking of #1, four world cup titles, and seven Olympic medals ― four of them gold. By contrast the men's team is ranked #13 by FIFA, has never won a world cup, and has failed to qualify for the last three Olympic games. Even in their losses, the men are better compensated. After winning the World Cup in 2015, the women’s team received a bonus of $1.725 million from the United States Soccer Federation. The men’s team, eliminated in 2014 in the 16th round,earned an extra $5.375 million. Team star Megan Rapino has publicly stated that men are “compensated on the potential that they show,” whereas “women are so often paid on what they have actually done — which normally I would say, we outperform what our contract was.” The issue is not limited to basketball or soccer, but widespread, with the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship offering men’s first-place prizes over $1 million above the women’s. This takes place despite large viewership and wide sponsorships for the women’s competitions. HowToBet.com looks at arguments like the theory that women’s leagues and high performance competition are relatively new and still maturing as commercial entities. The WNBA was established in 1996, whereas the NBA began in 1946. But this argument for “organic” growth does not account for non-market driven resistance. A major hurdle is attitudes. British tennis player Andy Murray, who advocates for equal prize purses in his own sport, claims that some male tennis players are deeply opposed to women receiving equal pay. Murray said in a CNN interview that some male players he has spoken with would prefer lower first-round elimination checks, for example, than higher ones that were matched by women players. HowToBet.com considers these attitudes and how they may affect the future of the pay gap, proposing that as the women’s teams become better established, their stars will have more bargaining power. Another possible influencer could be the newer niche sports like CrossFit, which have inherently more gender parity. Not incidentally, CrossFit Games has always offered an identical prize purse for male and female competitors. For More Information To learn more about gender inequalities in sports please visit https://www.howtobet.com/understanding-the-gender-gap-in-sports-pay/. About HowToBet.com HowToBet.com offers one of the world’s most comprehensive betting guides that can be accessed via a user-friendly web app. Its mission is to help make online betting safe, fun and as easy as performing a search on the web. There are already more than 400+ how-to guides freely available, all written by seasoned betting professionals. More guides are being added on a weekly basis in a continued effort to educate anyone interested in what is now a $199 billion betting industry. For more details, visit: https://www.howtobet.com/about-us/. Contact Details HowToBet.com Cristian Campan +45 50 30 42 66 cristian.campan@raketech.com Company Website https://www.howtobet.com

November 17, 2021 07:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AppYea takes steps for Future Growth

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Provides the following letter to its shareholders from its Chairman Boris Molchadsky: "I am pleased with the progress AppYea/SleepX has been making this year. As part of the long terms objective, AppYea Inc. (OTCPINK: APYP) took the initial step to advance the prospects of the Company. As disclosed in our quarterly report yesterday to the OTC for the recently completed fiscal quarter, the reverse stock split, for which we are awaiting FINRA approval, is a proactive measure that we believe will better position us for success, and ultimately generate value for all of the Company’s stockholders. The ultimate aim is to raise our stock’s visibility within the investment community by improving long-term liquidity and creating a trading environment attractive to institutional investors in the hopes of broadening our shareholders. We are confident of the prospects of the anticipated commercialization of the SleepX DreamIT X3 in 2022". Mr. Molchadsky continued: “In conjunction with the corporate actions, AppYea has secured funding sources who we believe will asist the Company to restructure prior highly dilutive debt and providing the necessary capital to enable the Company to move forward on several fronts, including: 1. Closing of the merger between AppYea and SleepX—we are awaiting the required necessary regulatory approvals. 2. Completion of development and commencement of manufacturing the first product for snoring treatment. SleepX intends to start a pilot in December with a leading hardware manufacturer after withstanding the Company's endurance tests. 3. Preparation for starting clinical trials of the product for the treatment of Sleep Apnea. 4. Locating and acquiring synergetic technologies and broadening products variety in the sleeping and respiration field. Looking ahead, the primary focus of the Company is to ensure the long-term success of the Company by acting in the best interest of all of our shareholders. Thank you for your continued support and patience”. Legal Notice Regarding 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. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. 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 adverse 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 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. Contact Details AppYea Inc. Asaf Porat info@appyea.com Company Website http://www.appyea.com

November 16, 2021 09:09 AM Eastern Standard Time

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COLOR FACTORY ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Color Factory, the experiential art museum that celebrates the joy of color, has announced Tina Malhotra as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 8, 2021. Malhotra has served as Color Factory’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) for the past three years, overseeing the creative, environmental design, technical production, and physical build-out of each Color Factory location. “Creating experiences that elicit emotional responses has been a lifelong passion of mine. I’m honored to lead Color Factory as we build towards transformational growth and inclusivity,” said Malhotra. “Color has a unique and powerful ability to impact moods, elicit emotions and tell stories. It is a universal language that our artists, designers, and guests use to create genuine human connection and expand empathy. We’re focused on bringing joy and immersive art to as many people as possible through our visionary experiences and community partnerships.” Malhotra brings over 14 years of experience in experiential marketing, event production, and creative strategy. Prior to Color Factory, she spent 11 years in New York City developing experiences for brands like LEGO, HBO, Converse, Coca Cola, Delta and Condé Nast. Malhotra will be responsible for various verticals across the company’s growth plan, including marketplace positioning and creative development of its newest location in Chicago, opening Spring 2022. “We are proud to announce the exciting transition and have Tina lead as Color Factory’s exceptional visionary, spearheading the company for promising growth,” said Jeff Lind, former CEO, Color Factory. “Tina is the driving force behind the creation, builds, and creative direction of each Color Factory experience - she is a natural fit, and we are thrilled for her to take over as strategic head of the company.” Malhotra has notably helped develop and launch Color Factory’s New York City and Houston locations, and serves on the Board of Directors. ### ABOUT TINA MALHOTRA Praised for her acute attention to detail and proven track record in the experiential space, Tina Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Color Factory, brings over 13 years of experience in experiential marketing, event production, and creative strategy. Malhotra is responsible for various verticals across the company’s growth plan, including marketplace positioning and overseeing the creative development for its newest location launch in Chicago, opening May 2022. Prior to being appointed CEO in November 2021, Malhotra served as Color Factory’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) for three years, overseeing the creative, environmental design, technical production and physical build-out of each Color Factory location. Malhotra spent 11 years in New York City creating experiences for brands, including LEGO, HBO, Converse, Coca Cola, Delta, Wired Magazine and Candy Crush. ABOUT COLOR FACTORY Color Factory is an experiential art museum. Within each Color Factory location, visitors are invited to experience the joy of color through interactive installations, immersive rooms, and carefully curated moments. Color Factory collaborates with artists, art institutions, nonprofits, and brand partners to tell compelling stories that make life just a little more joyful. Since the 2017 opening of its first pop-up in San Francisco, Color Factory has grown into a series of flagship locations in New York and Houston, with a new location in Chicago opening in Spring 2022. Each location is inspired by and gives back to the city it’s in, working with local communities to identify charitable partnerships and local businesses to support along the way. To learn more, visit https://www.colorfactory.co/. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jalila Singerff +1 613-614-6777 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website http://colorfactory.co/

November 16, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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POCONO ORGANICS INTRODUCES NEW CBD GOURMET GUM DROP LINE

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

November 15, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

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

November 12, 2021 05:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Rise of ‘Revenge Travel’

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

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Airbnb Upgrades Platform to Serve a Revolution in How We Travel

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

November 12, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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