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Velocity Global welcomes LPGA Tour Stars Lexi Thompson and Albane Valenzuela as brand ambassadors

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Velocity Globa l, the leading provider of global talent solutions, welcomed 11-time LPGA Tour champion, Lexi Thompson, and former Stanford collegiate standout and rising LPGA star, Albane Valenzuela, as global golf brand ambassadors. Both 2021 Olympians will display the Velocity Global logo on their hats throughout the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Thompson and Valenzuela join six-time PGA TOUR champion and 2021 DP World Tour BMW PGA champion, Billy Horschel, and four-time Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA) Tour champion, Kevin Hall, as global brand ambassadors for Velocity Global. “Studies are backed by stories from our clients and employees on how important ‘work anywhere’ is to women, and it was time for us to welcome two of the best professionals in the world of golf to help us tell that story,” said Rob Wellner, Velocity Global chief revenue officer. “Lexi and Albane carry our message to a global audience that embraces the opportunity to work for anyone, anywhere. We can’t wait to support both of them as they compete around the world.” Thompson is one of the biggest stars on the LPGA Tour and across all of sports, and has been a top performer since she turned pro in 2010 at the age of 15. She owns 14 worldwide professional victories, including one major championship, and she is currently ranked 12th on the Rolex Rankings. She has represented the U.S.A. five times at the Solheim Cup and twice as an Olympian in Rio and Tokyo. She turned her passion for fitness and self-care into businesses as an entrepreneur with her LEXI Skin and LEXI Fitness brands. “I’m blessed to apply my talents all over the world, and that’s what Velocity Global makes possible for other professions,” said Thompson. “They help people work for anyone, anywhere around the world. And as an entrepreneur, I love their passion for helping businesses grow. Velocity Global is a perfect fit and I’m proud to represent them.” Valenzuela is truly a global citizen of the game as she was born in New York, moved to Mexico at a young age, and later grew up in Switzerland. Her father is from Mexico and her mother is from France, which led to her fluencies in English, French, Spanish, and German. She had a historic collegiate career at Stanford University where she competed in 11 major championships as an amateur, was the 2019 Pac-12 Golfer of the Year, and was a two-time runner-up in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Albane turned pro in 2020 and represented Switzerland in the last two Olympic games. She uses her platform on the LPGA Tour to support her other passion, Alexis for Autism, a foundation established with and named after her brother that raises funds for associations, foundations, and medical research for autism. “I grew up in a family that knows what it means to be global citizens, and I found a partner in Velocity Global that aligns with that world view,” said Valenzuela. “Golf is truly a global sport. To achieve success, you must perform against anyone, anywhere. That’s exactly what Velocity Global enables for businesses and talent.” Thompson and Valenzuela begin their 2022 seasons at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on January 27. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work beyond borders. Its global work platform simplifies the employer and employee experience to employ any talent anywhere with just a click through its proprietary cloud-based workforce management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. As the largest global Employer of Record (also known as International PEO) in 185 countries and all 50 United States, more than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. The company offers additional services including Independent Contractor Compliance to assess a workforce, and Agent of Record (AoR) to streamline payments to contractors. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global John Hall +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com For Lexi Thompson Brett Falkoff, VP, Golf, GSE Worldwide bfalkoff@gseworldwide.com For Albane Valenzuela Jon Heaton, VP, Excel Sports Management jheaton@excelsm.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

January 11, 2022 07:01 AM Mountain Standard Time

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My Code Releases Smart Health and Smart Home Survey Reports to Decode Multicultural Attitudes Towards Consumer Tech

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My Code, the digital media company that enables brands, agencies and publishers to decode and connect with multifaceted and diverse audiences, today released its Smart Health and Wellness and Smart Home Survey Reports, which examine multicultural attitudes, opinions and behaviors towards smart home and healthcare tech. The two survey reports are the first research projects released by the company following its relaunch from Hispanic-focused H Code to My Code, a media company that allows advertisers to leverage targeted data and consumer insights to inform product development, media targeting, and content creation across representation-based verticals. Both reports were conducted to highlight the core issues that diverse audiences care most about when evaluating consumer electronics. These strategic analyses are designed to help smart home and smart health companies tap into the pulse of multicultural consumers, allowing them to anticipate attitudes towards marketing in order to create meaningful connections and experiences digitally. Representation and cultural relevance is becoming more integral to consumer purchasing decisions, especially for health and wellness and smart home technology products. The new My Code surveys measure consumer technology interest for multicultural audiences to understand whether potential unconscious biases are limiting brand growth and the resulting technology adoption among multicultural consumers. My Code released these findings to share its insights with leaders and innovators in the technology industry in order to educate them on opportunities to help their brands better engage with multicultural Americans. “Misunderstanding cultural nuances among diverse audiences can lead to consumer electronics brands missing out on opportunities to engage with a significant chunk of their potential customers,” said Parker Morse, Founder and CEO of My Code. “We conducted this research to provide brands with much needed insight to execute effective marketing strategies towards these audiences as there is much to be gained and lost among this rapid growth segment.” Research for both studies was conducted by My Code’s Intelligence Center, the company’s proprietary platform dedicated to providing a constant pulse on ever-changing multicultural American consumers’ sentiments, opinions, and habits. For both reports, the Intelligence Center conducted two surveys, each among a nationally representative sample of 1,275 + adults, ages 18-64 between November 4 and 16, 2021. Top insights from the Smart Health and Wellness Survey Report include: Compared to the average American, multicultural Americans comprising of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, and Hispanic Americans, generally feel they are in better health, but are more concerned about their health and wellness. Health concerns vary, and while most are interested in smart health technology solutions, there is a division along ethnic and geographic lines. Accounting for nuances during product, marketing and advertising design can help close the gap and provide relevant health and wellness benefits to underserved segments. Multicultural Americans feel leading brands in this space are exclusive and not meant for them. These perceptions often result in less willingness to learn more and travel further down the purchase funnel. Multicultural Americans want to purchase from brands that have them in mind, indicating that bolstering perceptions of personal relevance can maximize brands’ ability to win the opportunity to positively influence Multicultural Americans’ health and wellness. There is no consensus among multicultural Americans about which brands’ product designs or advertising is inclusive, signifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for all brands to better understand their preferences and needs. Key takeaways from the Smart Home Survey Report are: Despite hurdles to adoption, multicultural Americans have interest in smart home technology which points to opportunities for brands to spur growth. Smart home technology purchases are not a personal decision, as multicultural Americans are more likely to live in multigenerational households where the comfort levels of all family members are considered. Multicultural renters have relevant use cases for smart home technology purchases, but most do not feel smart home automation is relevant to them. Multicultural renters feel excluded from the smart home technology market, presenting opportunities for brands to create new market segments by engaging with these consumers. Multicultural renters and homeowners are unsure of their interest in home automation, presenting an opportunity for brands to transform this uncertainty into a convicted interest. “To avoid assumptions about health and technology obsession, which can obscure growth-driving cultural nuances, My Code uses proprietary data to take fresh and accurate outlooks on multicultural behaviors towards specific market segments. This allows marketing and advertising materials to be built on a foundation of knowledge and understanding, which in turn drives impactful messaging and effective calls to action,” said Adrian Whant, Vice President of Marketing at My Code. Data from the surveys show how brands in the smart health and smart home technology spaces can analyze multicultural market segments to enhance authentic representation. My Code will continue to scale its proprietary insights platform to progress inclusivity in other consumer sectors and connect with Hispanic, Black, AAPI, and additional cultural groups. To view the Smart Health and Wellness Survey and Smart Home Survey Report, please visit www.mycodemedia.com/resources. About My Code My Code is a digital media company that enables brands, agencies, publishers, and storytellers to decode and connect with multifaceted and diverse audiences. My Code was formed following the expansion of H Code, a 2x Inc. 5000-ranked company founded in 2015, into additional demographics beyond Hispanic consumers. With a diverse team of marketers, sellers, researchers, and storytellers specializing in an ever growing selection of Cultural and Affinity Codes, My Code helps companies of all sizes reach millions of Hispanic, Black, and AAPI consumers with unmatched authenticity. My Code combines proprietary insights from its Intelligence Center, first-party targetable datasets, and custom creative to deliver unparalleled multimedia content that effectively reaches diverse audiences across the digital landscape. Having evolved from its Hispanic-centric origins, My Code is now a robust, minority-dominant organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of the diverse communities and audiences it represents. Its purpose-driven media marketplace allows advertisers to easily invest in minority-owned and led publishers, creators, and producers. Today, My Code’s employee base is 85% multicultural, 70% Hispanic/Latinx, and 50% female across its offices in the U.S. and Latin America. Contact Details North 6th Agency for My Code Paolo Ramos +1 212-334-9753 mycode@n6a.com

January 11, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Kenny Clark Grows Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in McKinney, Texas

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Minuteman Press in McKinney, Texas is located at 1502 W. University Drive, Suite 111. Owner Kenny Clark has owned the local printing franchise since August 2014. Operating as an essential business over the past two years, Kenny has consistently grown his sales and helped other local businesses meet their ever-changing needs for custom design, print, and marketing services. Kenny says, “We have worked hard to serve our customers with anything they have needed over the past two years and that hard work has paid off. I was born and raised in Texas, and one thing I did was remain open. I went to work every single day because I wanted to be there to answer the phone when other businesses weren’t. If you could hear the relief in their voices when I answered the phone, you would understand just how huge that personal touch and human connection was at that time.” “I was fortunate enough to remain open as an essential business, and by being there for new and existing clients at a time where they needed me most, that really was a big key to growing our business. Today, I am stronger than I was before the pandemic, and our client base is stronger as well.” -Kenny Clark, owner, Minuteman Press franchise, McKinney, Texas. With eight years of business under his belt including two years of operating under unprecedented circumstances, Kenny is able to share his insights and keys to growth for Minuteman Press in McKinney. He says, “We have many products that are in high demand, and the key to our success is that we sell ourselves through our actions. We offer speed and service, and a job done right, no matter what our clients need.” He continues, “We offer custom graphic design services with fast turnaround, which then leads to fast production of banners, signs, blueprints, business cards and stationery, and anything our clients need or want to grow their business through increased brand awareness and visibility. Direct mail has also been a growth point for us.” Why direct mail? Kenny explains, “I find printing to be one of the absolute core essentials of any marketing strategy. More than ever, we see that there are thousands of emails that get lost in the shuffle and deleted. When you have something in your hand that you can physically hold and touch, you are more likely to take a closer look at it. Emails can get swallowed up by spam filters and deleted with one click, while direct mail has that unique ability to capture someone’s attention because it’s right in their hands.” “Right now, one of my biggest clients is doing direct mail campaigns with us more than any other types of products and services. They have found that direct mail really works for them, and that Minuteman Press is the perfect local partner to help them design, print, and deliver their messages to best reach their target audience.” -Kenny Clark When it comes to marketing his business, Kenny takes a multi-faceted approach. “I tell my team all the time, we don’t just get out there and market for the sake of marketing. I like to say, ‘We quote it to win it.’ We have really focused on marketing ourselves on speed and service, and direct conversations with our clients. We are not the cheapest printer in McKinney, Texas, but if you want and need the job done right, I am your guy.” Kenny has also taken advantage of the proprietary Minuteman Press FLEX software as well as the Internet marketing resources available to him. “We used the FLEX software all of the time when quoting jobs for clients, and it’s a valuable tool to make sure we are managing pricing and production correctly. Specifically, I have been using the CSSP function that helps me see how to properly price orders for quotes based on current pricing trends. A year and a half ago, I really started bolstering our Internet marketing, and that has really paid off as well in generating new business.” “The support from Minuteman Press International has been exactly what it was promised to be. My Regional Vice President Pete Scaglione and the local field team are there for me. When I call them, they will jump through hoops to help me out. If I email the IT team at World Headquarters with a question about the FLEX software or anything else I need, I always receive quick replies that contain precise, detailed answers. We all have the same mindset, and we are all in this together.” -Kenny Clark Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Kenny saw his job in the electronics industry take him traveling around the world. “I had a working background in electronics, manufacturing of circuit boards, and business development. Flying everywhere was getting really old really fast and I wanted to be there for my kids. Minuteman Press helped me do that.” When asked about additional reasons Kenny chose to buy Minuteman Press in McKinney, Kenny answers, “At the end of the day, the cost to buy a Minuteman Press franchise was reasonable and cost less than most other franchises. The majority of franchises have the philosophy of ‘the more you make, the more we take.’ Essentially, you are punished for having a successful franchise, but that is not the case with Minuteman Press International. Their royalty cap was the deciding factor for me in joining Minuteman. I am allowed to keep more of my well-earned money and invest it back into the business as I see fit.” Kenny continues, “The other thing that other people don’t realize is the benefit of having low turnover due to the fact that we hire skilled workers. I looked into the fast food industry, and there just seemed to be too much turnover due to the nature of the work as well as other headaches that would carry over into weekends such as staffing as well as food supply.” He adds, “Not having to worry about the business on weekends and having that freedom is huge. You can’t put a price on that.” For those who are researching businesses including Minuteman Press, Kenny’s advice is this: “Ask yourself if you see yourself running the business you are buying Also, are you willing to do the work? The biggest mistake people make is that they open the business and hope that clients will just walk through your doors and automatically come to you. If you don’t get out and market, if you aren’t hustling, you are not going to make it. You have to want it and follow the business model, get out there and go get it. All of your marketing efforts will come back to you and pay off. I can attest to that.” For more information about Minuteman Press in McKinney, Texas, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/tx/mckinney. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

January 10, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Tiger Beer inspires fans to set aside their fears and pursue bold ambitions in the Year of the Tiger

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SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 January 2022 - Tiger Beer, the number one international premium beer in Asia, has today ignited a new movement to encourage people everywhere to set aside their fears and achieve bold ambitions in the Year of the Tiger. The Year of the Tiger will begin at Lunar New Year on 1st February 2022 and marks the perfect opportunity to embody the symbolic power of the Tiger and uncage your bold ambitions for the year ahead. Tiger Beer will be showcasing a series of inspirational stories that show what can be achieved in the Year of the Tiger by going for your ambitions in your own way. Fans across the globe can participate in the movement by responding to the "My Year, My Goals", Instagram "Add Yours" story sticker feature created by Tiger Beer with their own ambitions for the Year of the Tiger. Tiger Beer has also launched a new campaign film entitled 'The Year of Your Tiger', celebrating the optimism and bold ambitions of people across the world ahead of the Year of the Tiger. The film features individuals from all walks of life sharing their determination to ignite their inner courage and make 2022 their year. Sean O'Donnell, Global Brand Director, Tiger®, Tiger Beer comments: "Tiger Beer was born from defying the odds with a bold and courageous spirit. Brewing beer in the tropics was thought to be impossible until we did it. We believe that we are all born with a Tiger inside us - a version of ourselves that knows no limits to what is possible - but few of us are able to uncage it. We're delighted to launch this year-long movement to encourage people everywhere to own the year." A full range of media assets are available here. Follow @tigerbeer on Instagram and Facebook for more updates on the campaign. About TIGER®: Tiger® was born in 1932 on the streets of Singapore. Today, Tiger® is the number one international premium beer in Asia and one of the world’s fastest-growing beer brands. It is available in more than 50 markets across the globe. Defying the odds to create the ultimate brew, a perfect balance between bold and refreshing, Tiger® has been uncaging new ways to take refreshment to the next level and make the impossible possible for decades. Tiger® believes that we are all born with a Tiger inside us, a version of ourselves that knows no limits to what is possible. But we often succumb to the status quo because unlike a Tiger, we fear failure. Tiger® is igniting a movement to encourage people everywhere to set aside their fears and achieve their boldest ambitions in the Year of the Tiger. For more information, please visit www.tigerbeer.com. About HEINEKEN HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. It employs more than 80,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN’s website. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details Archetype Contact tigerbeer@archetype.co HEINEKEN Hannah Nottage hannah.nottage@heineken.com

January 04, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Health and Wellness Tips

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

December 27, 2021 02:04 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Selling a Printing Business Explainer Video for Print Shop Owners

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

December 27, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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What You Need to Know About Dating in 2022

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Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, has revealed 2022’s dating trends ahead of Dating Sunday, also known as the first Sunday of the new year and one of the busiest days for the online dating industry. Recently, Shan Boodram, Sex and Relationship Expert at Bumble, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss dating trends and what people can expect in the New Year. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/7FH9VJpcN-o According to Bumble’s latest study, the New Year will bring about: Explori-dating: The pandemic has made almost half of us (48%) question what our ‘type’ is. Looking ahead to 2022, more than 1 in 3 people on Bumble would describe their approach to dating as exploratory (43%) and more than one-third (34%) of respondents in the U.S. say they are more open to exploring a relationship with someone who lives in another city. Consciously Single: 2022 is all about finding that someone, not just anyone. The pandemic has made half of us (53%) realize that it’s OK to be alone for a while. Dry Dating: Throughout the pandemic, many have changed their relationship to alcohol and adopted new drinking habits. In fact, 1 in 3 (34%) people globally are now more likely to consider going on a ‘dry date’ than they were before the pandemic. “Dating Sunday” is known as the first Sunday of the new year and one of the busiest days for the online dating industry. Last year, Bumble saw that the highest volume of messages in the US were exchanged between early January and before Valentine’s Day. This time period has traditionally been a busy season for online dating as people re-merge from the holidays and get ready to find a new partner just in time for Valentine’s Day. Here are some tips on updating your profile: Make your first photo stand out. Showing off your smile, your eyes (without sunglasses), and your whole face (without a Snapchat filter) makes a positive first impression. Make sure it's only you in this first photo. It's great to include photos with your friends too, but you want your potential matches to know just who it is they'll be swiping on when they land on your profile. Add interests and badges to highlight your likes, hobbies and passions. Don’t be too serious. Dating should be fun and exciting, so let your personality show! Less is not more. Don’t leave your profile blank! This is your opportunity to show off your amazing sense of humor and let your next potential match get to know a little bit about you. Everyone loves a funny, memorable profile. Remember to keep it positive! Asking a question in your profile that a potential match can answer as their first message to you is always a good idea. Ask a trusted BFF for advice: Sometimes we can be our own worst critics, and our friends can help us see things we might miss. Ask them how they might describe you, or the things about you that stand out the most. Allow your closest confidantes to take a look at your camera roll or Instagram and help select some great photos, too. For more information, visit Bumble.com or download the app in the App Store and Google Play. About Shan Boodram: Shan Boodram is a certified sex educator, dating coach and intimacy expert. Boodram is host of the top podcast, "Lovers and Friends," the best-selling author of “The Game of Desire,” resident expert on Netflix's “Too Hot to Handle,” and currently stars in Peacock’s new show “Ex-Rated with Andy Cohen". She is an ambassador for AIDS Healthcare Foundation and WomensHealth.gov, and a member of the American Sexual Health Association. About Bumble app: Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble BFF) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). No matter the type of relationship, women make the first move on Bumble. Bumble is built on the importance of equitable relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. They've built their platform around kindness, respect, and equality – and their community plays an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and has zero tolerance for hate, aggression, or bullying. Bumble is free and available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 22, 2021 11:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Gifting & Preparation

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/JR9Mz8XHr4g The countdown is on as holiday shoppers continue to spend in record numbers. According to the latest stats, online sales have reached close to 110-billion dollars since November 1 st. That’s a lot of searching, finding, and buying. Beauty & Lifestyle Expert, Anna De Souza has come up with a few of her favorite finds for the favorite people in your life. FITNESS: The National Retail Federation finds the average consumer will spend close to $1,000 on gifts and other purchases. De Souza says there’s no need to stress. As a mom of twin toddlers, she’s done all the heavy lifting, stating, “It’s hard to get a workout in other than muscling them up three flights of stairs.” The Lifestyle expert has found one gift that she deems “smart and compact.” The Tempo Move helps give the experience and results of working with a personal trainer by offering real-time feedback, weight recommendations, and a training plan, and this full gym takes up only a tiny footprint as a sleek cabinet. De Souza continues, “As you work out, Tempo Move tracks your reps, form, weight – even the speed of your reps – and the artificial intelligence customizes a workout smarter than any human ever could.” Tempo Move comes with 50 pounds of smart weights and connects through your phone and TV for a fully immersive workout experience that favors effort over time. For more information, visit https://www.tempo.fit/shop/move. Facebook: @GetTempo Instagram: @tempo Twitter: @TrainWithTempo COOKING: Reports show that a few retailers have gotten a lift from cooking trends. De Souza points out that so much time is spent with family and friends in the kitchen. She asks, “Why not make some new memories while making some delicious meals?” The Lifestyle expert recommends picking up an air fryer, because now consumers are finally able to cook two dishes that can be synchronized to serve at the exact same time. The CRUXGG TriZone 9 Quart Air Fryer was voted Best Air Fryer of 2021 by Esquire. It’s engineered with patent-pending technology that features one extra-large cooking area that can be divided into two – so chicken fingers for the kids and salmon for you, or an entrée and a side – served hot and crispy together so you don’t need to microwave the straggler dish! CRUXGG just launched 8 products exclusively at Target which will be 30% off through the holidays. De Souza also highlights the brand’s Rotating Ceramic Nonstick Waffle Maker, that makes 5 one-inch Belgian waffles in under 10 minutes. She says it’s perfect for holiday mornings. “CRUXGG is also a purchase you can feel good about,” De souza adds, because 5% of proceeds go to a collective of nonprofits working to end food insecurity. For more information, go to https://www.target.com/p/cruxgg-6-in-1-9qt-air-fryer-with-trizone-technology/-/A-85017063?preselect=82541621#lnk=sametab. Social Media Channels: @crux.kitchen @ghettogastro Hashtags: #createwithcrux #targetstyle BEAUTY: As a beauty expert, De Souza has a few ideas for consumers that want to look and feel their best this holiday season and into the new year. She starts off with a holiday gift set from OLEHENRIKSEN. “You’ve probably heard of banana powder as a celebrity makeup artist secret to brighten that dark undereye area,” De Souza says, “The Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum with 15% Vitamin C is clinically proven to give you brighter, bouncier skin in 7 days without makeup. With other brands, shoppers usually get 3% vitamin C in topicals if you’re lucky. You’re also getting C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème, which gives you a full 24-hours of moisture and a color-correcting Banana Bright Eye Crème.” As a beauty expert, De Souza has been covering beauty for many years. She says if there is one product to horde, it’s Vitamin C. For more information, go to https://www.olehenriksen.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olehenriksen/ Instagram: @olehenriksen Another gift idea De Souza recommends became this year’s viral foundation launch and sold out multiple times when TikTokers showed off the texture and coverage after just one swipe on the cheek. De Souza says, “The KVD Beauty’s Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm is unlike any texture I’ve felt before, it glides on like a buttery balm, but it’s surprising when you see it apply as full coverage with a velvety finish that doesn’t crease!” It’s formulated with hydrating apple extract and available in 40 inclusive shades. Holiday shoppers can use code ANNA20 at KVDVeganBeauty.com for 20% off or pick it up at Ulta or Sephora. For more information, visit http://kvdveganbeauty.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KVDBeauty/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kvdbeauty/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kvdbeauty? About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2021 02:02 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifting

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/pc75McGSy5Q The holiday scramble is something many consumers know all too well. Whether they’ve procrastinated on shopping or are crossing off the final names on their lists, Emmy-Award Winning Television Host and Lifestyle Expert, Marisa Brahney has compiled a last-minute gift list to help those looking for presents ahead of the big day. DELIVERED GIFTS: As of December 1 st, consumers have completed less than 45% of their holiday shopping. Brahney says now is not the time to worry. Whether you’re looking to send something locally or across the country, it can be done via DoorDash’s Gifting Feature in a flash, or pre-scheduled for a drop on a special day. The lifestyle expert points out that there are many gifts to choose from, like floral bouquets, homegoods, self-care, desserts, and wine, to name a few. Brahney recommends DoorDash’s new Nationwide Shipping, where holiday shoppers can also order from iconic restaurants and retailers across the country. To gift someone, she says, “Simply open up your DoorDash or Caviar app and enter their address. Browse the list of stores — find the perfect gift — then, on the checkout page, click “send as a gift” to turn any order into a gift. Finally, share the link with your loved one so they can track the delivery.” For more information, go to doordash.com or trycaviar.com or download the apps to a mobile device. GIFT OF KNOWING EACH OTHER BETTER: Empty shelves can spell trouble for many last-minute gifters. That’s why Brahney says her list is perfect for those searching for something special for loved ones. The lifestyle expert says this time of year is perfect for reconnecting and spending time with friends and family, adding, “Now’s the time to really get to know one another.” She highlights Ancestry on her last-minute shopping list. “They are helping families learn more about each other by connecting them to family history, and billions of historical records, so they can build more meaningful connections to each other and their heritage.” AncestryDNA is a best-selling kit that makes it possible for people to find their unique story — from precise geographic regions to the most connections to living relatives. For more information, go to ancestry.com/dna to learn more. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancestry TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ancestry Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ancestry CASH GIFTS & MONEY MANAGEMENT: Brahney says now is the time to really think about less traditional gifts, along with keeping track of your payments. “Managing spending and payments is very important this time of year, especially if you’re going in on a gift with others,” says the lifestyle expert. With PayPal and Venmo, consumers can manage group expenses with digital payments — be it brunches with friends or chipping in for a group gift. PayPal also allows shoppers to send a free digital greeting and attach a gift of money so recipients can spend however they’d like, which is perfect for that last minute gift. Additionally, new PayPal customers can earn five dollars just by downloading the app, signing up, and adding a payment method, and new Venmo customers can also earn ten dollars when they sign up for a new account. Sign up online or download the PayPal or Venmo apps through the Apple or Google Play app stores. For more information, visit https://www.paypal.com/ or https://venmo.com/. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paypal/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/venmo/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/PayPal https://twitter.com/Venmo GIFT OF POWER: At this point, most consumers are aware of supply chain issues, however, there is another top concern Brahney says many often forget about each year. “In the rush to get the perfect present, many of us forget the batteries. Duracell Optimum batteries are my go-to.” The lifestyle expert says battery-operated gifts are likely on a holiday list, adding, more than 1 of 5 toys on major retailer gift guides are battery operated! “When that ever-important gifting moment comes, you’re going to want to include the batteries that let those gifts truly shine.” A recent survey finds the majority of parents agree that the most important battery-operated toys and gifts should always be given with the best, longest-lasting batteries. “For me, if a gift is worth giving, it's worth giving what I think are the best batteries – Duracell,” advises Brahney. For more information, visit Duracell.com. Shoppers can find Duracell’s family of batteries at their favorite retailer. Facebook: @duracell Instagram: @duracell Twitter: @duracell GIFT OF FLAVOR: The last gift idea on Brahney’s list is chocolate. She says, “It’s perfect for loved ones or colleagues.” Lindt, the world-renowned Swiss chocolatier, has an extensive holiday collection, including chocolate figures perfect for stocking stuffers and seasonal chocolate gift sets. However, the lifestyle expert recommends the brand’s holiday classic, LINDOR truffles. These iconic truffles with a smooth center surrounded by a delicate chocolate shell were developed more than 50 years ago, and the round shape was originally designed for people to use as holiday decorations. She points out that they’re available in classic milk chocolate and other seasonal flavors, in festive bags or gift boxes. For more information, go to www.lindtusa.com, or find them at retailers nationwide. Facebook: @ lindtchocolateusa Instagram: @lindt_usa About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. 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December 21, 2021 01:34 PM Eastern Standard Time

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