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LMCC Returns October 20 & 21 To Hudson Yards: Presenting The World’s Top Cannabis & CBD Beauty, Wellness, Food & Beverage Brands

LMCC Ventures LLC

New York, NY, October 18, 2022 — Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) today announced the complete program for its Fall 2022 Edition, which returns on October 20 & 21 in Hudson Yards, New York City. Launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind B2B trade event, LMCC has grown into the go-to resource and venue for product discovery and extensive category education, connecting visionary CBD and Cannabis brands across the beauty/wellness, food/beverage, and technology/lifestyle accessory categories to mainstream retailer buyers, luxe dispensaries, media, and investors. As an indication of the excitement around the emerging New York legal Cannabis market and the official brand showcase mix at LMCC, 100+ A-tier retail outlets – LMCC’s highest rate to date – have registered to attend the show including KITH, Standard Dose, Curaleaf, Bloomingdale’s, Rise Cannabis, Etain, The Vitamin Shoppe, Shen Beauty, and many others. LMCC’s inaugural infused Food & Beverage Hall will also debut, which will feature the finest food/culinary, beverage, consumables, and confectionery brands in the space — especially timely as alcohol sales in the U.S. continue to decline. This Harrods-esque, immersive (and delectable) experience will spotlight leading brands such Cann, Kiva Confections, oHHo, Cycling Frog, Cloud 11, Black Dahlia, L8, Sass, Chef For Higher, and many more. More than 700 business attendees from around the world will explore the LMCC Official Brand Showcase — a pre-vetted, store-ready exhibition — paired with a full schedule of keynote talks, brand presentations, and business networking. For the most up-to-date information on partners, exhibiting brands and speakers, visit lmccshow.com. LMCC FALL 2022 OFFICIAL BRAND SHOWCASE DIRECTORY Astraèa & Co. Black Dahlia CANDOR CANN Chef for Higher Cloud 11 Cycling Frog Daily Habit Drew Martin errbshop Franny’s Farmacy Function Botanicals The Healing Rose Hudson Cannabis Innocan Pharma K’dara Kiva L8 LEUNE LumiBloom MĀSK Skincare oHHo Plantwise REUNION Sackville & Co. SASS StellaVia Stone Road UB Super / Meticulous Skincare WALALA LMCC SPEAKER SCHEDULE NOW LIVE See 50 leading executives on stage from Ulta Beauty, Adweek, New York State Cannabis Control Board, Merida Capital Holdings, Adweek, Different Leaf, NYC Mayor’s Office, Food & Wine, Standard Dose, Women’s Health, and Bon Appétit and many others: View LMCC Fall 2022 Speaker Schedule Here ### Attendee Tickets: Two-day, all-access passes to LMCC 2022 are $695. Purchase passes HERE. Retail Buyer Registration: Admission is complimentary only for qualified retail buyers and their teams. Stores, dispensaries, and e-tailers only can register HERE. Sponsors: LMCC is proud to partner with Merida Capital Holdings ​Brand Applications: Now Accepting Submission for LMCC May 2023 Brands Can Now Reserve Space for LMCC 2023 Here About LMCC: Founded in 2018, LMCC Ventures LLC is the parent company of the annual Luxury Meets Cannabis* Conference (LMCC) in New York City. LMCC is the premier B2B event connecting A-tier retailers, media, investors, leading dispensaries and CPG executives to premium CBD, hemp and Cannabis brands — with a keen focus on beauty, wellness, food & beverage. Past participants include retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, Credo Beauty, and Bloomingdale’s; media including The New York Times, Glossy, Travel & Leisure, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Robb Report; and speakers from Mitch Baruchowitz (Merida Capital Holdings) and Cindy Capobianco (Lord Jones) to Bobbi Brown and Frederic Fekkai. For more information on LMCC, visit lmccshow.com. Find LMCC socially on LinkedIn and Instagram. Guidelines & Legal: no smoking or vaping on any kind permitted inside the venue. Local laws strictly apply. Contact Details Katie Shapiro +1 303-882-5596 katie@katieshapiromedia.com Company Website https://www.lmccshow.com/

October 19, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Study: Is Digital Nomadism the New Work Non-Negotiable?

MBO Partners

A new study from ​ MBO Partners® shows that digital nomadism is the number one work trend that employers can no longer ignore. Digital nomadism, a term referencing workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, has grown by 131% from the pre-pandemic year 2019. Today, 16.9 million American workers describe themselves as digital nomads. Traditional workers are the fastest-growing segment embracing this style of work. The number of digital nomads with traditional corporate jobs increased by 9% in 2022, growing from 10.2 million in 2021 to 11.1 million this year. "The massive rise in digital nomads is just one more sign that the workforce of yesterday is gone for good,"said Miles Everson, CEO, MBO Partners. "The 'work from anywhere' trend is here to stay, and employers must take note that the power is in the hands of the worker, not the employer or client. To embrace this strong and growing population of nearly 17 million workers, look beyond the if and into the how – create and enforce a documented nomad policy, and consider how to engage flexible, blended talent teams that engage for purpose and outcomes." The report revealed several key insights about this fast-growing segment of the American workforce, including: Out of the office, into the world. The number of digital nomads with traditional jobs increased by 9% in 2022, growing from 10.2 million in 2021 to 11.1 million in 2022. In fact, since the start of the pandemic, the number of digital nomads with traditional jobs has more than tripled. Taking a page from the retiree's handbook, digital nomads seek out locations with lower costs of living and favorable amenities. No plans to quiet quit. Eighty-one percent of digital nomads report being highly satisfied, and 11% are satisfied with their work and lifestyle. Only 3% were dissatisfied. This compares to 68% of non-digital nomads reporting being highly satisfied and 14% satisfied with their work and lifestyle. Interestingly, in terms of politics, digital nomads skew heavily Democratic (51%) vs. Republicans (23%) and Independents (23%). VanLife is not out of gas. VanLifers, digital nomads who travel, live and work in RVs, vans, or other vehicles converted into roaming residences, were the fastest-growing digital nomad segment, increasing 19% in 2022 and reaching 3.1 million. Digital nomad villages offer support. A growing support industry is making it easier to be a successful digital nomad, whether it be providing products like cross-border health insurance to assist digital nomads or digital nomad villages like Nomad Village Brazil and Digital Nomad Valley Zadar, Croatia that provide a community and infrastructure to be productive. The top challenges reported by digital nomads are personal safety (34%), being away from family and friends (32%), and managing work and travel (25%). The new Dreamers: Armchair Nomads. Despite aspirations, only 8-11% of those who express interest in the nomadic lifestyle will actually make the leap in the next 2-3 years. A growing group of "armchair digital nomads" will live the life through the experiences of others vs. becoming nomads themselves. The convergence of remote work and technological improvements have been key drivers in accelerating the digital nomad trend. While the pandemic forced a change in physical work locations, it ignited an industry to support this holistic change of remote work. It was not a giant leap for workers to go from working from home to working from anywhere that technology allowed. As evidenced by summer air travel, our appetite for travel has not diminished. Even as work requirements shift from fully remote to hybrid or in-office, digital nomadism will not be grounded. Many factors will continue to drive the growth of this trend, such as cities and countries competing to attract digital nomads, improvement in remote work technology, and companies creating digital nomad policies. MBO Partners will release the full 2022 State of Independence study in November 2022. To obtain a copy of the brief, please visit www.mbopartners.com/state-of-independence/digital-nomads. About MBO Partners®​ MBO Partners is a deep job platform that connects and enables independent professionals and microbusiness owners to do business safely and effectively with enterprise organizations. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working. For more information, visit​ ​mbopartners.com​ Contact Details Words For Hire Karen Swim +1 586-461-2103 mbopr@wordsforhirellc.com Company Website https://mbopartners.com

October 19, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Are You Paying Too Much for Your Medicare Plan?

YourUpdateTV

October 15 marked the start of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period — a time for Medicare-eligible people to choose the plan that best supports their unique needs and budget. Recently, Vice President of Aetna Medicare Bob O’Connor, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss what you need to know for thisAnnual Enrollment Period. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/jriqOx0-9pc With the national inflation rate at an all-time high since the 1980s, it’s more important than ever for older adults, who are often on a fixed income, to evaluate their individual health care needs and choose a Medicare plan that best supports those needs in a cost-effective way. The 2022 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health found that 90 percent of providers said cost of care is a top concern for their 65-and-older patients. Medicare can be confusing because there are a lot of different options out there. And if you’re around Medicare age, your mailbox will soon be flooded with Medicare plan letters, postcards and ads. Think about what’s important to you and ask yourself some basic questions, like does the plan fit your budget and does your plan cover your doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies? Another important thing to consider is prescription drugs. Are there prescription drugs you take regularly? Does the plan’s drug list cover those prescriptions? It’s also important to know what tier your prescription drugs are on or whether there are any coverage rules. The first thing people should do is go to the Medicare.gov website. Once there, they can enter their zip code and see all the Medicare plans available in their area. And of course, you can learn more about 2023 Aetna Medicare plans at AetnaMedicare.com or call us at 1-844-588-0041 (TTY: 711), 7 days a week, 8 AM to 8 PM. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 through December 7, 2022. A licensed agent may answer your call. About Bob O’Connor As Vice President of Aetna Medicare and community volunteer for organizations focused on seniors and the disabled, Bob O’Connor brings a unique perspective to the Medicare conversation. He’s worked in several roles at Aetna in support of seniors and currently oversees member experience, quality and business strategy for Aetna’s robust portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans. An advocate for the aging population, Bob is passionate about improving health care and helping Aetna’s more than 10.6 million Medicare members nationwide achieve their best health. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 18, 2022 12:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fifth Street Gaming Digital lanza la nueva red de podcasts de JefeBet

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JefeBet, la principal compañía multimedia y de apuestas para bilingües y estadounidenses de habla hispana, operada por FSG Digital (FSG), anuncia hoy el lanzamiento de la red de podcasts de JefeBet. La red de podcasts, podcasts en vivo y pre-grabados expandirán la red existente de JefeBet de presentadores, creadores y corresponsales de cinco a 15. La red de podcasts de JefeBet puede ser encontrada en JefeBet.com/podcasts. A lo largo del mes de la herencia hispana y latina, personalidades como Alex Stergios, Francisco X. Rivera, Majo Montemayor, el comediante Mike Ruga, la leyenda del béisbol Ozzie Guillén y el popular YouTuber mexicano Ivansfull harán su debut en la red de podcasts de JefeBet. Los shows, los cuales serán todos producidos exclusivamente en español, están destinados a ofrecer opiniones en fantasy sports, apuestas deportivas y apuestas en general, mientras celebra la cultura latina, su estilo de vida y entretenimiento. “El talentoso personal que hemos contratado para nuestra red de podcasts de JefeBet que continúa en expansión es verdaderamente excepcional”, dijo Matthew Chambers, vicepresidente de contenido en FSG Digital. “Con su influencia y alcance colectivo de más de cuatro millones de seguidores a través de redes sociales, junto a una marca digital como JefeBet que se expande con rapidez, hace que estemos construyendo la mejor y más influyente red de contenido en español para los 64 millones de hispanos y latinos en Estados Unidos y millones más en el extranjero”. La leyenda del béisbol y embajador de JefeBet, Ozzie Guillen, dijo, “JefeBet está creando un puente entre latinos, los deportes y las apuestas. Nos ames o nos odies siempre vas a estar entretenido. Nuestra meta es dar a conocer nuestras opiniones y analizar jugadores y partidos desde nuestra experiencia de vida. Estamos bastante felices de ser parte de la historia y el crecimiento de JefeBet”. “Estoy muy orgullosa y feliz de formar parte del equipo de JefeBet”, dijo Alex Stergios, presentadora de Titulares con Alex. “He tenido la oportunidad de producir contenido para JefeBet desde su lanzamiento, y tanto el recibimiento del público como el crecimiento ha sido asombroso. Estoy segura de que continuará creciendo día a día y será considerada una de las mejores plataformas digitales de deportes y lifestyle”. Francisco X. Rivera dijo, “Soy un apasionado de comenzar proyectos desde cero y fue un honor cuando JefeBet me escogió como su primer presentador. Ahora que un asombroso equipo con mucho talento en vivo ha sido armado, tengo aún más energía para ayudar a JefeBet a convertirse en la plataforma en línea líder en comentarios deportivos y de apuestas, así como análisis, picks y predicciones”. El Reporte Jefe Habrás escuchado los emocionantes comentarios de Francisco X. Rivera y Cristian Moreno en las noches de pelea, y ahora puedes oírlos discutir acerca de las mejores noticias deportivas, y ofrecer tips en fantasy, picks y predicciones cada semana. Titulares con Alex Desde deportes hasta lifestyle y entretenimiento, Alex Stergios lo cubre todo, y tiene vividas entrevistas con talento latino top, ya sean atletas, personalidades o más. El Mundo de Guillén ¿Pueden sus dos hijos mantener con vida uno de los apellidos más emblemáticos en la historia de la MLB? Sintoniza para descubrirlo. Venga por la polémica y quédese por la experiencia histórica del único jugador latino convertido a manager que ha ganado una Serie Mundial. Fútbol Premier Desde la Ciudad de México, Londres y Madrid, Majo, Rodrigo y Bruno nos traen un acceso sin precedentes a la Premier League, Champions League y a la Copa del Mundo. Directo desde los mejores equipos y jugadores del mundo, te traemos toda la información en exclusiva. Dímelo Con más de 40 años combinados en experiencia, JRod y Ozzie Jr traen la mejor (y la más entretenida) información en cuanto a picks y apuestas deportivas de tus ligas profesionales favoritas y de todos los equipos alrededor del mundo. Para información adicional, todo el abanico de shows así como teasers, visita JefeBet.com. ACERCA DE FSG Digital FSG Digital, que opera su marca estandarte JefeBet, tiene sus inicios en el mundo de los juegos de azar interactivos en el año 2000 cuando el CEO, Seth Schorr, desarrolló el primer casino interactivo de Wynn Resorts. Hoy cuenta con la ayuda de su primer asociado en Fifth Street Gaming, Jeffrey Fine, y el experimentado empresario de iGaming, Seth Young. FSG Digital se enfoca en brindar contenido, productos atractivos y auténticos con relación a las apuestas, a las comunidades latinas e hispanas en Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. JefeBet.com es un sitio web multimedia, que tiene contenido patentado sobre apuestas y lifestyle, numerosos podcasts a través de la red de podcasts de JefeBet, juegos de trivia y predicciones deportivas mediante la app de JefeBet Pronósticos Deportivas en iOS y Android y mucho más. ACERCA DE FIFTH STREET GAMING Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) es una empresa de administración de casinos y hospitalidad con sede en Las Vegas. Reconocida como una de las principales empresas de administración locales e independientes en la industria de apuestas, FSG ofrece excelencia en la experiencia de sus huéspedes, así como liderazgo y rentabilidad. Con un portafolio diverso de emocionantes casinos en Las Vegas y tabernas de apuestas, restaurantes innovadores y bares conceptuales junto a una nueva y revolucionaria plataforma de eSports, FSG se mantiene firme con sus raíces, espíritu e integridad empresarial. La compañía ha tanteado el mercado latino desde 2006, principalmente mediante sus operaciones en el Lucky Club Hotel & Casino y el Silver Nugget Casino. Por más de 15 años, FSG ha servido a la comunidad latina y ha producido cientos de conciertos con artistas colombianos, mexicanos, rodeos mexicanos y festivales gastronómicos. Contact Details HPL Digital Sport para JefeBet Alex Shapiro +1 732-770-9395 ashapiro@hotpaperlantern.com FSG Digital Matthew Chambers mchambers@fifthstreetgaming.com Company Website https://www.jefebet.com/

October 18, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fifth Street Gaming Digital Launches New JefeBet Podcast Network

JefeBet

JefeBet, the premier gambling and multimedia company for bilingual and Spanish-speaking Americans, operated by FSG Digital (FSG), announced today the launch of the JefeBet Podcast Network. The new network of live and pre-recorded podcast and vodcast shows will expand JefeBet’s existing creator network of hosts, creators and correspondents from five to 15. The JefeBet Podcast Network can be found at JefeBet.com/podcasts. Throughout Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, personalities including Alex Stergios, Francisco X Rivera, Majo Montemayor, comedian Mike Ruga, baseball legend Ozzie Guillén and popular Mexican YouTuber Ivansfull all made their debut on the JefeBet Podcast Network. The shows, which are all produced exclusively in Spanish, offer opinions on fantasy sports, sports betting and general gambling, while celebrating Latino culture, lifestyle and entertainment. “The talent lineup we have signed for our expanding JefeBet Podcast Network is truly exceptional.” said Matthew Chambers, VP, Content at FSG Digital. “With their collective reach of over four million engaged followers across social channels, and paired with JefeBet’s own fast-growing digital footprint, we’re building the best and most influential network of Spanish-first content for the 64 million Hispanic and Latinos in the US and millions abroad.” Baseball legend and JefeBet ambassador Ozzie Guillen says, “JefeBet is creating a bridge between Latinos, sports, and gambling. Love us or hate us you will always be entertained. Our goal is to voice our opinions and analyze players and games from our experiences in life. We are very happy to be part of the JefeBet growth and story.” “I am very proud and happy to be part of the JefeBet team,” said Alex Stergios, host of Titulares con Alex. “I have had the opportunity to produce content for JefeBet since its launch, and both the public reception and growth have been amazing. I am certain that it will continue to grow day by day and be considered as one of the best sports and lifestyle digital platforms.” Francisco X Rivera said, “ I am passionate about starting projects from the ground up and was honored when JefeBet chose me as their first host. Now that a team of amazing on-air talent has been assembled, I am even more energized to help JefeBet become the leading online platform for sports and gambling commentary, analysis, picks and predictions.” El Reporte Jefe You may have heard Francisco Rivera and Cristian Moreno’s excited ring-side calls on fight night, and now you can hear them battle it out over top sports news and drama, and offer expert fantasy tips, picks, and predictions every week. Titulares con Alex From sports to lifestyle to entertainment, Alex Stergios covers it all, and has lively interviews with top Latin talent, athletes, and personalities. El Mundo de Guillén Can his two sons keep one of the biggest lightning rods in MLB history in line? Tune in to find out. Come for the hot takes, stay for historical expertise from the only Latino player-turned-manager to ever win a World Series. Fútbol Premier Embedded in Mexico City, London, and Madrid, Majo, Rodrigo, and Bruno bring us unprecedented access to the Premier League, Champions League, and the World Cup. Straight from the world’s top teams and players, we have your all-access pass. Dímelo With 40+ years of combined expertise, JRod and Ozzie Jr bring the best (and most entertaining) insights to all things sports picks and gambling from all your favorite pro leagues and teams around the world. For additional information, media kit and show assets and teasers, please visit JefeBet.com. ABOUT FSG Digital FSG Digital, operating its flagship brand JefeBet, traces its roots in interactive gaming back to the year 2000 when CEO Seth Schorr developed Wynn Resorts' first interactive casino. Today he is joined by his Fifth Street Gaming partner Jeffrey Fine and experienced iGaming entrepreneur Seth Young. FSG Digital focuses on providing compelling, authentic gambling related content and products to the Latino and Hispanic communities in the USA and beyond. JefeBet.com is a multimedia web portal, featuring proprietary written gambling and lifestyle content, numerous podcasts via the JefeBet Podcast Network, sports trivia prediction games via the JefeBet Pronosticos y Deportivos app on iOS and Android, and more. ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a full-service hospitality and casino management company based in Las Vegas. Recognized as one of the gaming industry’s top local independent management companies, FSG delivers excellence in guest experience, leadership and profitability. With a diverse portfolio of thriving Las Vegas casinos and gaming taverns, innovative restaurants and bar concepts and a revolutionary new eSports platform, FSG remains grounded in its foundation of entrepreneurial spirit and integrity. The company has catered to the Latino market since 2006, most notably through the operations of the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino and Silver Nugget Casino. For more than 15 years, FSG has served the Latino community and produced hundreds of concerts with Mexican and Colombian artists, Mexican rodeos and food festivals. Contact Details HPL Digital Sport for JefeBet Alex Shapiro +1 732-770-9395 ashapiro@hotpaperlantern.com FSG Digital Matthew Chambers mchambers@fifthstreetgaming.com Company Website https://www.jefebet.com/

October 18, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rembrandt’s Famous Masterpiece Available In 8,000 Pieces (NFTs)

Curzon PR

Now, everyone has the opportunity to own a digital piece of one of Rembrandt’s most celebrated works, The Night Watch (1642). The painting has been divided into 8,000 pieces, which are available in the form of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — a digital certificate of ownership. Not only will the sale of NFTs be a milestone step in making Rembrandt ownership accessible for all, but owners will also be granted exclusive access to the new, and soon to be open, MetaRembrandt Museum — the only place in the world where all the paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn can be found remastered, digitally restored to their original state, and in high definition. The Night Watch NFT initiative is the result of a collaboration between the Rembrandt Heritage Foundation and blockchain innovators HODL Finance. It was announced on the first anniversary of the death of world-renowned Rembrandt expert, Professor Dr Ernst van de Wetering, who worked tirelessly to preserve Rembrandt's collection and make it accessible for current and future generations. Professor van de Wetering made his life’s work to trace, authenticate and preserve all of Rembrandt’s works. His legacy with The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation was to have Rembrandt’s full art collection digitised and remastered, ensuring it remains immortalised. He even recreated the pieces from The Night Watch that were cut off in 1715 and feared lost forever. Jess Muntenaar, COO at HODL Finance, said: “We are proud that together with The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation, we have digitally reconstructed and captured Rembrandt’s paintings in high definition, and made them accessible to everyone through blockchain ownership. Digitising art is not a replacement for the real thing, but rather a way to preserve art, make it available to everyone, and ensure that Rembrandt will always be there for future generations.” NFTs cannot be copied, replaced or subdivided, ensuring absolute security and authenticity. Every NFT is recorded in a database (a blockchain) and can be stored for as long as the owner wishes, or sold. An owner of one of the 8,000 pieces of the Night Watch automatically becomes a founder of the MetaRembrandt Museum. Founders have lifetime access to the museum, and can also ‘rent out’ their NFT, which not only provides a return on investment, but also gives other art lovers the opportunity to gain access to this highly exclusive digital venue. Pim Slager, co-founder of The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation, says: "The MetaRembrandt Museum is the only place where people can view all the paintings of Rembrandt together and in high definition. I feel honoured that we can now share the life's work of Rembrandt van Rijn with the whole world." For more information and to register to own a piece of The Night Watch, visit www.metarembrandt.com. About HODL Finance The Hodl Finance ecosystem is designed to continue to fuel innovative projects. By providing funding, community and expertise for a wide range of forward-thinking initiatives, Hodl Finance believes that our future should not be determined by Big Tech, but rather by creators and communities. Put the power where it belongs and let the community share in the benefits. For more information, images or interview requests, please contact: Saiansha Panangipalli saiansha@curzonpr.com Or Gina Hollands gina@curzonpr.com T: +44 (0)7801 258 392 Contact Details Curzon PR Gina Hollands gina@curzonpr.com Company Website https://www.metarembrandt.com/

October 18, 2022 08:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Halloween Thrills Can Be Good for Your Mental Health & Reduce Stress of Daily Living

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

During a time when many of us are anxious about daily living, the thrill of a Halloween fright might alleviate some stress, according to Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy. D., President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “There’s a psychological release from knowing that we can overcome our fear and enjoy the feeling of being exposed to crisis or threat in a safe environment,” she said. “This could be exactly the kind of release we need from our daily stresses—even if it’s just for a few moments.” “When you visit a haunted house or watch a horror movie, there’s a rush of adrenaline, endorphins and dopamine,” Dr. Nealon added. “This rush is translated by our brain into feelings of euphoria, satisfaction and empowerment when the fear subsides. We get a sense of relief and well-being.” Thrill seekers who test their own limits can also reinforce bonds with others when this experience is shared, according to Dr. Nealon. But there is a downside to Halloween that Dr. Nealon warns about. “When we mock the disadvantaged, the mentally ill, those with special needs, or anyone with a perceived difference, we contribute to stigma and discrimination which makes it even tougher for people living with adversity. This Halloween, and always, be mindful that there are those around you who are struggling—they need your support, your kindness, and not your taunts.” “Today, we have enough real fear and anxiety in our daily lives. Halloween frights can be an appropriate way to release some of the pent-up tension in our bodies so that we can better tackle the actual challenges we face,” she said. “At the same time, it’s a time to reflect on how we, as a society, need to focus on how to better serve those most in need of our support and kindness, understanding that this is an important step to community wellness for all of us,” Dr. Nealon said. Contact Details The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Vivien Hao, Public Relations Manager +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

October 17, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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BOO! Home Repair Doesn't Have to be Scary!

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We love Halloween but what can really give a homeowner a fright is when your house starts making creepy sounds or smelling funny. Not everyone is a repair expert, so how do homeowners know when they need to call an expert? Recently, Mark Dawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Authority Brands’ Trade Brands, conducted a satellite media tour to share tips that can help consumers make sure their house is in tip-top shape and safe for family and friends this spooky season and beyond. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/3DMbh3PDuno Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house's upkeep. Continuing to check on your appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. It is important to prepare your home for the colder season ahead, to be mindful of those creepy sounds and smells, and to identify and repair any home issues that could cause larger problems for your home and family in the future. No matter what age you are, flickering lights will make you feel uneasy. While most reasons behind flickering lights are nothing to be concerned about, others could mean there’s a bigger issue in the house’s electrical system that could be a safety hazard for you and your family. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, house fires will occur in over 1 million American homes each year, so it’s important to get to the root of the problem sooner rather than later. In fact, one of the main causes of house fires is loose wiring. And loose wiring can present itself as flickering lights. If that’s the case, you’ll need a complete diagnostic to assess the danger and what needs to be addressed. A Mister Sparky electrician will not only try to fix the immediate problem of the flickering light but will inspect the home thoroughly to ensure that there are no loose wires anywhere else in the home. For more info or to request an appointment with your local Mister Sparky visit mistersparky.com. If you hear pipes rattling, thuds when you turn off a faucet, or gurgling sounds in the drain, then your plumbing system might need to be checked. When your plumbing system is working properly, you don't have to think about it. Water comes in, water and waste get removed – that's the end of the story. Unfortunately, things don't always go so smoothly. Sometimes, the plumbing can break down – noisily. When in doubt, call in a qualified plumber to diagnose your noisy pipes and get your plumbing system flowing in peak condition again. Give your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing a call for any plumbing questions or visit benjaminfranklinplumbing.com for more info. When it comes to your home’s cooling and heating system, the majority of the time you’ll forget it’s there, as new and modern HVAC units are pretty quiet. However, you might come across the occasional clicking or funky smell that might make you think twice about what’s going on with your system. If your air conditioner is making any of these noises - squealing/screeching, rattling, buzzing, clicking, hissing, whistling, humming, cracking, or banging - it is best to consult with a trained, certified HVAC technician to pinpoint the issue and offer you the best advice for fixing the sound. Be sure to call the experts at your local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning whenever you need fast, reliable service or visit onehourheatandair.com. About Mark Dawson: Mark Dawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Authority Brands’ Trade Brands, including Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky Electric, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, and STOP Restoration. since February 2022, Chief Operating Officer since July 2019, and a director since April 2020. Mr. Dawson is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Dawson also has been co-owner of DTRT, LLC from December 2015 to August of 2022. This entity operated two Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spas located in Arizona. Mr. Dawson was the co-owner of DRTCA, LLC from January 2017 to October 2020 which operated one Hand & Stone Facial Spa located in California. From January 2014 to July 2017, Mr. Dawson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Franz Branz, LLC d/b/a Bluefrog Plumbing and Drain, LLC, and its affiliates in Phoenix, Arizona. About Authority Brands: Authority Brands is the premier residential services franchising platform providing services from the property line to the roof line. Authority Brands' companies include 12 leading home service franchisors: America's Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Color World Painting, DoodyCalls, Homewatch CareGivers, Mister Sparky, Monster Tree Service, Mosquito Squad, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, STOP Restoration and Woofie's. Together, these brands provide home services through approximately 860 franchise owners across North America. Authority Brands, which is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, is dedicated to supporting individual franchise owner growth with a full suite of marketing, technology, and operational support, allowing them to focus on providing exceptional service to homeowners. Please visit www.authoritybrands.com for more information. About Mister Sparky: Mister Sparky is the #1 largest consumer electrical franchise, offering premium residential services in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Experts at safeguarding homes against potential hazards, the company’s licensed electricians are highly trained and provide customers with installation, repair and replacement services in a fast and reliable manner. America’s On-Time Electrician® is part of Authority Brands, the parent company to leading home service brands across the plumbing, HVAC, electrical services, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, tree care, restoration, pet waste removal, and pest control services sectors. For more information, visit www.mistersparky.com and www.authoritybrands.com. About One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning: With more than 370 locations, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is the #1 largest HVAC service provider in the United States. With comfort and convenience a top priority, the company offers an extensive line of products and services, including maintenance, installation and repair, that keeps HVAC units running at peak performance year-round. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of Authority Brands, the parent company to leading home service brands across the plumbing, HVAC, electrical services, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, tree care, restoration, pet waste removal, and pest control services sectors. For more information, visit www.onehourheatandair.com and www.authoritybrands.com. About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing: Founded in 2001, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing currently operates more than 260 locations across North America. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, the company’s highly trained and licensed plumbers offer a full range of plumbing services that meet the highest industry standards including, installation, repair and replacement. The Punctual Plumber is part of Authority Brands, the parent company to leading home service brands across the plumbing, electrical services, residential cleaning, at-home care, swimming pool repair and maintenance, tree care, restoration and pest control services sector. For more information, visit www.benjaminfranklinplumbing.com and www.authoritybrands.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

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New Zealand’s International Border Has Reopened: What’s New in New Zealand

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No matter the length of the stay, one thing is for certain: visitors to New Zealand will never run out of places to see. Following the country’s reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism New Zealand has recently launched a brand-new campaign, “If You Seek,” inviting international visitors to unleash the seeker within. Recently, Sarah Handley, General Manager Americas and Europe at Tourism New Zealand, conducted a satellite media tour to discuss this campaign and share ideas to help curious travelers plan a trip of personal discovery and long-term growth. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ujl2MnugTms “If You Seek,” the country’s first global campaign post-pandemic, is designed to warmly welcome all visitors who are willing to embrace New Zealand’s distinctive values of manaakitanga (a deep expression of hospitality and reciprocal understanding/connection) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship and care for the environment), positioning the destination as a place to nourish and transform. With two main islands, 13 national parks, and dozens of diverse cities, there are plenty of New Zealand attractions and activities to choose from. Explore golden coastlines fringed with native pōhutukawa trees, follow walking trails to waterfalls hidden in beech forests, or cycle through gently rolling vineyards. For those after New Zealand's famous adventure activities and extreme sports, seekers can choose from bungy jumping, jet boating, skydiving, or zip-lining. Or relax and take it easy at beautiful hot pools, cultural attractions, and art galleries. Travelers can book a flight to New Zealand online or via local travel agents to enjoy stunning landscapes and meet friendly locals. From the west coast, it’s easier and quicker to fly to New Zealand than it is to go to some popular destinations in Europe. If visiting from the East Coast, fly through Chicago or New York, as the flight is worth the journey. Tourism New Zealand’s airline partners Air New Zealand, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand from seven U.S. cities - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Honolulu. Most international flights arrive into Auckland Airport, located in the northern part of the North Island. Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Queenstown, and Dunedin airports also receive a small number of international flights. Find out more about New Zealand airports. For help booking New Zealand flights, contact 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists – these are locally-based travel agents around the world who have completed special training with Tourism New Zealand to increase their knowledge of the country. They understand the best ways to get around and can recommend accommodation, activities, and tours to help make New Zealand holidays unforgettable. To find out more about New Zealand and the “If You Seek” campaign, visit NEWZEALAND.COM/US/ About Sarah Handley: Sarah Handley joined Tourism New Zealand in 2019 bringing over 20 years’ global experience in consumer-led businesses and senior marketing roles for high profile multinational companies such as Hasbro, Mattel and Electronic Arts. In her role as General Manager Americas & Europe, Sarah leads in-market teams in Los Angeles and London to promote New Zealand as the ultimate visitor destination across the region. This involves overseeing the insights-led development and implementation of integrated consumer and trade campaigns, as well as leveraging global and local stakeholder relationships to ensure effective delivery of the organization strategy. Originally from New Zealand, Sarah is passionate about building global consumer brands and is committed to enriching New Zealand’s communities, environment, and economy through the contribution of international tourism. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

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