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Investis Digital Ranks the Top 10 Global Leaders in ESG Communications

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Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company, announced the publication of a new ranking of the top ten global leaders that use digital most effectively to build their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reputations. The first-of-its-kind rankings were published in a report, The New ESG Agenda, which offers insight into how businesses can build trust through their commitment to ESG. The rankings, which represent a cross-section of global firms, are as follows: The Top 10 Leaders in ESG Communications Online 1. Eni SpA 2. Credit Suisse 3. Merck Group 4. Johnson & Johnson 5. Centrica 6. BASF 7. ExxonMobil 8. Nestle 9. PepsiCo 10. Verizon To rank these leaders, Investis Digital applied its Connect.IQ proprietary tool and methodology to evaluate 1,000 websites of the leading publicly traded companies around the world. The company scored the companies along 50 ESG criteria, such as: Existence of a corporate governance section Clear statement of compliance with prevailing governance code Gender pay reporting Inclusivity reporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) quantified Case studies demonstrating the enterprise’s commitment to ESG The New ESG Agenda also offers insights into how businesses can more effectively share their ESG story based on Investis Digital’s own client work. For example, the report offers tips for how businesses can share their diversity/inclusion strategies on their websites. "Everyone is trying to understand how to incorporate ESG principles into their digital presence,” said Luke Bishop, VP of Strategic Growth, Investis Digital. “How well you tell your story online is critical to building trust with your audiences and drive your long-term growth strategy. This report highlights how you can build a foundation by telling a credible story on your own website and key steps on how you can enhance your own ESG practices." Grounded in its mission to create meaningful connections through digital to drive business performance, Investis Digital is committed to creating long-term value for its stakeholders through its proprietary approach called Connected Content™. As businesses update their ESG strategies, they’re also taking a closer look at how well they communicate those strategies to investors, customers, job seekers, and employees who look toward corporations to play a more meaningful role in society. To read the full report, click here. Investis Digital has been at the forefront of digital communications for two decades. Over time we have gained deep sector knowledge, invested in leading technologies, and built lasting and trusted relationships with more than1600 global companies, including Ascential, Anglo American, Rolls-Royce, Fruit of the Loom and Vodafone. Through a proprietary approach we call Connected Content™, we unite compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences, and performance marketing to help companies build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. We tell brand stories through strategic and engaging content that meets your audiences at the right time, in the right place, with the right message. We build and run intelligent websites and digital experiences that are rapidly deployed and strategically measured, underpinned by our secure, world-leading Connect.ID technology and 24/7 service. We find the audiences that matter most through powerful performance marketing solutions that optimize and amplify your brand across all touchpoints. This unique blend of expertise, technology and “always on” service allow clients to trust that their digital footprint and brand reputation is secure and protected 24/7 by our dedicated team of 500 digital experts across 9 global offices. To learn more on how Investis Digital has been powering digital communications since 2000, please visit: www.InvestisDigital.com Contact Details MaryAlina Vettichira-Mathew +1 646-766-9040 MaryAlina@investisdigital.com Company Website https://www.investisdigital.com

November 30, 2021 10:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Peninsula Fiber Network Announces Ethan Clarke as Regional Account Director

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Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC (PFN), a leading provider of fiber optic-based telecommunications and Next Generation 911 services throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota today announced the addition of Ethan Clarke to its Northern Michigan sales and marketing team. A graduate of Northwood University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in marketing and management, Clarke previously worked for Spectrum Cable in business sales. Ethan with his wife and four daughters reside in Alpena. He is very active in youth soccer and is a basketball coach. Scott Randall, General Manager of Peninsula Fiber Network, stated, “We are delighted to add Ethan to our sales team. His experience will be invaluable to our customers in Northern Michigan as we continue to expand our network while adding add new products and services.” Ethan Clarke Clarke has a long work history in Northern Michigan first in advertising and then in the telecommunications industry. For the last 12 years he worked for Spectrum (Charter Cable) in business sales. Being very customer-satisfaction driven, Clarke has worked to build a solid reputation in the industry. Ethan is active in his community coaching youth sports and is on the Board of Thunder Bay Soccer Association. Clarke has a BS degree in Marketing and Management from Northwood University. Contact Details Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC (PFN) Scott Randall +1 906-232-1012 srandall@pfnllc.net

November 30, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Gifts the Whole Family Can Share And Enjoy

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The holidays are almost here and that means spending more time with family and loved ones. With a vast library of games, there is something for everyone on the Nintendo Switch family of systems this holiday season. This includes multiplayer titles that the whole family can play together*, in addition to fun games and experiences you can enjoy on your own. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/S7FY8Dfrjj8 With the Nintendo Switch family of systems, everyone has the choice of a system that best fits their needs and play styles. Nintendo Switch can be played on the TV or taken on the go for portable play, while Nintendo Switch Lite is a dedicated gaming handheld system great for those who love playing in handheld mode. Nintendo Switch – OLED Model has a similar overall size to the Nintendo Switch system, but with a larger, vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with vivid colors and crisp contrast. Here are some of the Nintendo Switch games people are talking about this year: In Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, you’ll go brain-to-brain with others in a series of fun, family-friendly activities that are sure to test your mental mettle. Everyone can play together at varying difficulties, so a kid can hold their own against an adult in this battle of the brains. The full game launches on Dec. 3, but if you want to try your hand at some mind-tickling challenges today, a free demo is available right now in Nintendo eShop or download directly to your Nintendo Switch from the official website. In Mario Party Superstars, available now, roll your dice and race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on five different game boards and take on 100 classic minigames fit for the whole family. You’ll have a blast in this all-star funfest filled with some of your favorite characters from the Super Mario series. Want to play with far-off friends and family? All modes can be played locally* and online**. If you’re looking to wind down from holiday travel or get-togethers, take a look at the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games. Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games in an adventure reborn on the Nintendo Switch system, available now. Or escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, out now. In the new paid downloadable content Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise *** you’ll travel to a chain of charming islands in an archipelago where you can design the dream vacation homes of your clients, decorate island facilities – like a school and a restaurant – and discover new ways to create and personalize. This Black Friday, Nintendo is offering a great value with a Nintendo Switch bundle with the digital version of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game and a three-month individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online ****. For a suggested retail price of $299.99, that’s the price of a Nintendo Switch system, with a game and a 3-month Nintendo Switch Online membership at no extra cost. Additionally, several Nintendo Switch games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Maker 2, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Kirby Star Allies, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, ASTRAL CHAIN and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will be available for $20 off their suggested retail price. There will also be deals on the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Ring Fit Adventure games. Starting on Nov. 21,, while supplies last, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 (a savings of $40*****) and Ring Fit Adventure will be available at a suggested retail price of $54.99 (a savings of $25*****). For more information, visit Nintendo.com/holiday. *Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately. **Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online ***Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately. ****Offer valid 11/27/2021, while supplies last. Included Nintendo Switch Online membership auto-renews at the end of three months. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online *****Savings based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual discount may vary. About Lilliana Vasquez: Lilliana is a trailblazing interviewer, style expert, and author. The enterprising star has curated a career that began from a small blog, to being seen by millions daily on numerous platforms including TODAY, Access Hollywood, The Wendy Williams Show and most recently as the first and only Latinx host of "Steve Harvey." Lilliana has always been passionate about giving back and actively advocates on issues such as education, health, immigration, and economic empowerment. She also embraces and welcomes her responsibility as a role model for others in the Latinx community who aspire to work in television. About Nintendo: Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario ™, Donkey Kong ™, The Legend of Zelda ™, Metroid ™, Pokémon ™, Animal Crossing ™, Pikmin ™ and Splatoon ™, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch ™ family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.1 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System ™ more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/. 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November 29, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Actor and Comedian Kevin Hart Is Osmo’s Chief Kindness Officer for the Holidays

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Award-winning STEAM brand Osmo announces that actor and comedian Kevin Hart is Osmo’s Chief Kindness Officer for the holidays. As Chief Kindness Officer, Hart brings joy to children and parents across the country, bringing them smiles, holiday cheer, in addition to a very big surprise. Hart, using all his “heart,” recently delivered holiday cheer to three household heroes via an unexpected video call, telling them they won a complete collection of STEAM starter kits and games by Osmo, in addition to a tablet. The three lucky parents, who entered into Osmo’s holiday giveaway in November but had not received any notification of final result, were incredibly surprised and overwhelmed by the actor’s call telling them “ you won!” As a father of four including two toddlers, Hart loves to see his children engaged in STEAM technology, which helps them learn core subjects, while they play. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is part of BYJU’S, a global leader in online learning. Learn more at PlayOsmo.com. For information about its educational division, Osmo for Schools, visit schools.playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii Carolyn Kamii PR +1 310-251-0550 carolynkpr@gmail.com Company Website http://www.playosmo.com

November 29, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Supply Chain Issues in America: How Did it Get so Bad?

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Have you been wondering why everything from cars and refrigerators to books and toys is in short supply? As the U.S. economy struggles to fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic, supply-chain disruptions across the country are driving up prices and leading to a growing shortage of goods. U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been convening retailers, shippers, port operators, and others to develop concrete steps to help alleviate the bottlenecks in the supply chain. On November 18 John Drake, vice president for supply chain policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce conducted a nationwide media tour in conjunction with D S Simon Media and YourUpdate TV to discuss how supply chain issues will impact your holiday shopping and what the Chamber is hoping government will need to do to ease the problem. For more information, visit https://www.uschamber.com/ 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 24, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Weekly World News Launches its First NFT Collection on OpenSea Monday, Nov. 29th at High Noon ET

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Weekly World News, the iconic tabloid brand and Bat Boy chronicler, announces that its first NFT collection, “Is Time Dead?” will launch in OpenSea.io online, no-reserve auctions Monday, November 29th at noon ET. View NFTs here https://opensea.io/collection/wwn-covers. The portfolio includes three never-before-seen Weekly World News NFT covers, one NFT featuring all three covers as a set, and for long-term fans, a classic 2003 Bat Boy cover NFT. Winning bidders in the “no reserve” auctions will also receive a physical copy of this year’s limited-edition Weekly World News Greatest Covers print issue autographed by Bat Boy! The NFT series covers the hotly debated questions of today: “Is Time Dead?,” “Is Satan Dead?” and “Is Reality Dead?”. Rendered in Weekly World News ’s unique style, each cover is a 1 of 1 edition and includes other head-turning stories, such as Bill Gates’s upcoming stint on TV’s The Bachelor. The “Is Time Dead?” cover exposes scientists’ discovery that the space-time continuum is melting and will end timekeeping as we know it; “Is Satan Dead?” reveals the shocking news that—realizing he’s no longer needed—the Devil admits to selling his tattered soul to a blues musician for 30 Bitcoin; while “Is Reality Dead?” tells the tragic story of families ripped apart by loved ones departing for the metaverse. Other supporting stories tackle issues such as finding lost seed phrases, how to tell if you are an NFT and the vicissitudes of newsmakers Dave Grohl, Elon Musk, Gary Vee, Mark Cuban and more. For die-hard Weekly World New s tabloid fans, the auction will also include a 2003 Bat Boy cover—his NFT debut—detailing the half-human, half-bat’s attempt to evade police in a stolen Mini Cooper in a high-speed chase across three states. With a 42-year history, 110,000+ stories and over 300 characters, the Weekly World News universe is fertile ground for unique content, distinctive digital collectibles, media & entertainment, consumer products, advertising and promotions—and the fun has only just begun!! Sign up for our email newsletter to stay on top of the latest WWN news and developments! Contact: NFT Creative Director Weekly World News Johnson Fairbanks johnson@weeklyworldnews.com 212.924.9800 Visit WWN Online Often: Website: weeklyworldnews.com Facebook: WeeklyWorldNews Instagram: WeeklyWorldNewsOfficial Twitter: WeeklyWorldNews YouTube: WeeklyWorldNewsUniverse LinkedIn: Weekly-World-News TikTok: WeeklyWorldNewsOfficial About Weekly World News Since its launch in 1979, Weekly World News has emerged as the defining brand for reliable tabloid news, known for exclusive coverage of Bat Boy, Manigator, P’lod the Alien, SpyCat, the three-legged, Bigfoot and scores of other notable characters. WWN boasts a global fan base of millions, is regularly profiled in the media and relaunched its reliable reporting online in 2019. The brand is expanding into exciting new areas including an online store, advertising and promotions, licensed merchandise and the recent formation of Weekly World News Studios, to bring its iconic characters and stories to big and small screens across the universe. The World's Only Reliable News Contact Details Weekly World News Johnson Fairbanks, NFT Creative Director +1 212-924-9800 johnson@weeklyworldnews.com Company Website https://weeklyworldnews.com

November 24, 2021 11:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Investis Digital Releases Connect.IQ Special Report on Virtual Events

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Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company, released its special Connect.IQ report on Virtual Events that evaluates five trends that are influencing the future of virtual and hybrid events as businesses learn how to make them better with key lessons learned during the pandemic. To uncover these trends, Investis Digital: Reviewed hundreds of companies to uncover how they’re approaching virtual events. We started with the top-scoring publicly traded companies based on our 2021 Connect.IQ Global 100 Report. Surveyed members of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) to understand how IR and Corporate Communications executives are using virtual events to support their business needs. Interviewed virtual events analysts and studied additional research from both Forrester and Gartner. Using its proprietary Connect.IQ methodology, Investis Digital reviewed over 300 criteria that create an effective digital presence, including the use and integration of virtual events into their IR and corporate communications regime. In addition to the survey and analyst research, they studied what is driving stakeholder expectations and the way industry leaders support the needs of their stakeholder audiences with virtual events. “At a time when audiences are raising their expectations for what virtual events can deliver, businesses that place a higher priority on engagement and content will have a distinct advantage over those that do not”, said Frank Persia, US Director of Webcasting, Investis Digital. “This report is a playbook for key decision-makers on how they can get the most from their virtual and hybrid events.” The report also uncovers, hybrid events are becoming more commonplace and according to Gartner, by 2023, 60% of businesses that pivoted to virtual events will incorporate physical real-time/real-space experiential elements into marketing experiences. To access the full report, click here. Investis Digital has been at the forefront of digital communications for two decades. Over time we have gained deep sector knowledge, invested in leading technologies, and built lasting and trusted relationships with more than1600 global companies, including Ascential, Anglo American, Rolls-Royce, Fruit of the Loom and Vodafone. Through a proprietary approach we call Connected Content™, we unite compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences, and performance marketing to help companies build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. We tell brand stories through strategic and engaging content that meets your audiences at the right time, in the right place, with the right message. We build and run intelligent websites and digital experiences that are rapidly deployed and strategically measured, underpinned by our secure, world-leading Connect.ID technology and 24/7 service. We find the audiences that matter most through powerful performance marketing solutions that optimize and amplify your brand across all touchpoints. This unique blend of expertise, technology and “always on” service allow clients to trust that their digital footprint and brand reputation is secure and protected 24/7 by our dedicated team of 500 digital experts across 9 global offices. To learn more on how Investis Digital has been powering digital communications since 2000, please visit: www.InvestisDigital.com Contact Details MaryAlina Vettichira-Mathew +1 646-766-9040 MaryAlina@investisdigital.com Company Website https://www.investisdigital.com

November 24, 2021 09:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Preventing Holiday Health Humbugs

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/TOMbYDy-ncg It’s easy to forget about personal well-being during this season of holiday gifting and get-togethers. However, there are ways to help maintain your health while eating and getting enough rest during the holidays and wintertime. MONITOR REST & SLEEP TIME: Getting enough rest tops Wellington’s list of things to do as we move into the colder winter months. When you consistently get less than seven hours of sleep a night, it can affect your overall health and well-being. In fact, a recent survey from Tranquility found that more than half of Americans say stress or anxiety is a barrier to sleep. Wellington adds now is the time to prioritize rest and relaxation so that you stay on top of your self-care, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The wellness lifestyle contributor suggests going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, avoiding screens before bedtime, and adding weighted blankets to your routine. Wellington noted that weighted blankets can help improve sleep quality, since they use deep calming pressure to help users relax, fall asleep and wake more well rested. One recommended brand is Tranquility, America’s No. 1 selling weighted blanket. “These blankets make the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list and come in a range of weights and styles, including snuggly options, like soft Sherpa, and a stylish chunky knit,” says Wellington. Tranquility weighted blankets can be found in-store and online at Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club this holiday season. Walmart.com https://www.walmart.com/search?q=tranquility%20weighted%20blanket Target.com https://www.target.com/b/tranquility/-/N-95azj SamsClub.com https://www.samsclub.com/s/tranquility%20weighted%20blanket Instagram: @ tranquilitybedding Hashtags: #TranquilityWeightedBlankets “SWAP OUT” FOR HEALTHIER OPTIONS: Wellington’s winter wellness tips include a focus on diet, including portion control, moderation, and substituting less caloric foods for others. She says “swap outs” are a great way to eliminate a less healthy item by replacing it with a healthier alternative. Another brand the wellness contributor supports is Mighty Sesame Company. She likes their no mess squeezable, convenient, ready-to-use bottles of tahini condiments, which come in a variety of flavors, including Harissa, Whole Seed and Organic. She prefers to swap out ketchup, peanut butter, or creamy dressings for the tahini options. She highlights that the brand makes their tahini from nutrient dense Ethiopian sesame seeds. The tahini varieties are loaded with protein and calcium, while being organic, vegan, gluten and dairy-free, kosher, and halal. Wellington adds that this makes the brand’s tahini a healthy alternative to butter or mayonnaise. For more information, go to mightysesame.com. www.mightysesame.com Instagram: @ mightysesameco Facebook: @ mightysesame Twitter: @ mightysesame MAKE ROOM OF SUPPLEMENTS: One of Wellington’s winter wellness tips is geared towards children. She says take advantage of the season and get outdoors, adding, “Now is not the time to hideout inside.” Instead, she suggests being active while getting sunshine, saying, “It helps with your health and mood.” Additionally, she encourages the entire family to eat a rainbow of produce. Orange and yellows, like carrots and oranges, aid in heart health, while helping prevent colds. Reds, like tomatoes and strawberries help support memory. Blues, like blueberries, eggplant, and purple potatoes help prevent cancer. However, the wellness contributor admits that kids sometimes have nutritional gaps. In this case, she turns to supplements. For quality you can trust, Wellington likes KAL Dinosaurs gummies supplements to help support a child’s natural development. The brand’s KAL Vitamin D Rex, is a Vitamin D supplement that comes in tasty flavors like mango and strawberry. She says it’s a great option for healthy bones and a strong immune system. Additionally, the brand’s KAL Sleep-a-Saurus supplement has 1 milligram of melatonin to support a healthy sleep cycle. Scientific studies find melatonin can help children fall asleep. For more information, including other trusted and lifelong wellness solutions, go to The Vitamin Shoppe stores and vitaminshoppe.com. Instagram: @ VitaminShoppe @ KALvitamins Facebook: @ thevitaminshoppe @ kalvits MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT: Weight management can be a struggle during the holiday season. For that reason, Wellington highlights a few ways to maintain a healthy body weight with her winter wellness tips. “Exercise is key to keeping a healthy weight,” says Wellington, “You might want to change it up because of the weather, but I always recommend spending time outdoors — science shows that it is beneficial to a positive mindset and healthy body. You can hike, bike, or take a walk in your neighborhood,” says Wellington, “20 to 30 minutes is a good goal,” she adds. The wellness contributor also says devices can be helpful to keep you motivated. A new product that stands out to Welllington is the Sportneer Smart Scale. The scale can help people know more about their body and be more intentional with their workout routines. The scale measures beyond numeric weight and captures 14 unique metrics including muscle mass, body fat, water weight and more with high accuracy that is comparable to professional body composition scales used by fitness and health experts. Wellington points out that the smart scale helps users understand where weight loss or gain comes from, adding “Understanding the body composition metrics can help users develop a customized approach to weight management, whether trying to lose weight, shed body fat, or build muscle in one area of the body.” The smart scale pairs with the Sportneer mobile app, allowing users to access a health report right from their phone. Wellington loves that she is able to store unlimited profiles, so the whole family can keep track on their health and wellness journey. For more information, go to sportneer.com. Official website link: https://bit.ly/3DosLy0 Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3CoA1Ze Discount: 35% off Original Price: $69.90 Price after discount: $45.40 Code: TERRAW35 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sportneerofficial/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sportneer/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiJq4OH8cJ0tcMkZ1JvnM7Q 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 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Hi-Tech Holiday Gift Guide for 2021

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/zjUnQ2hCLeM Despite supply chain issues, consumers are eager to shop and spend close to 135-billion dollars on gear and tech gadgets this holiday season. Tech Expert, Stephanie Humphrey has compiled a list of some of her favorite must-have hi-tech holiday gift picks in time for this year’s holiday shopping season. STAY CONNECTED: Families with children have been particularly challenged over the past two years with regards to staying connected with remote friends and family members. Humphrey says, “The families that talk and play together — stay together!” This year, one of her must-have technology gifts is the Amazon Glow. The new interactive projector and video calling device helps keep families close. The tech lover says, “Kids and remote family members are connected on a video call, while playing and interacting with the same fun games, books, drawing, and more. All that fun is projected from Glow for kids to interact with, and it shows up on a tablet for grownups.” The Glow makes it easy to get creative with lots of colors, stickers, pencils and brushes. Humphrey highlights “the awesome scanning feature.” She says kids can scan in toys or art and turn them into digital stickers to draw with — again, all done at the same time. Additionally, Glow comes with a wide selection of games, like a fun twist on charades, checkers, card games, tic tac toe, and more that are fun for all ages. There are also unique games, like Tangram Bits, that use physical pieces to solve puzzles, and it’s also a game kids can play side-by-side if they aren’t connected with someone on a video call. Humphrey added that the Amazon Glow can help children learn to read. “We know how much fun it is to read together, and friends and family members can join in the experience. “Remote grand parents can read with their grand kids. You can actually turn the pages together and put a digital spotlight on the page to help kids focus.” For more, search for “Amazon Glow” on amazon.com or via the Amazon app. https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Amazon-Interactive-Projector-Togetherness/dp/B09DWNZQYM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amazonglow/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmazonGlow GIVE A BOOST: One trend that surfaced during the pandemic has been in transportation. The nation saw an increase in bike ridership, and Humphrey says there is a lot of excitement in the world of cycling tech. Over the past year-and-a-half people have been changing their daily routines and behaviors. Many have turned to bikes instead of mass transit. However, the tech expert points out that, “Many of us are also biking for leisure and exercise.” For that reason, e-bikes have made it onto Humphrey’s hi-tech holiday gift list. “Everyone has fond memories of their Huffy Bikes,” Humphrey said, noting how the brand expanded its product line to include e-bikes and e-scooters. Both offer a superior riding experience with an e-powered boost to ride further and easily climb inclines or hills. The Huffy Oslo e-bike has a compact, folding frame with a telescopic seatpost and handlebars. Ideal for the everyday rider, commuter and camping enthusiast looking for a convenient ride with a speed boost. The brand’s catalogue also includes The Everett+ E-cruiser bike and Transic+ E-mountain bike which offer traditional bicycle frames while also providing an electric boost for all levels of biking experience. E-bikes are not the only craze these days, Humphrey points out how e-scooters are also favorites this season, saying, “they’re perfect for that last leg of your journey.” The Huffy H350 and H300 scooters are both folding, ideal for storing in tight spaces and the H350 even comes with a seat for more support. For more, go to huffybikes.com. https://www.huffybikes.com/electric/ Instagram: @HuffyBicycles Facebook: @HuffyBicycles Twitter: @HuffyBicycles PRIORITIZE SECURITY: It’s important to keep safety top of mind during the hectic holiday season, especially during holiday festivities and visits from loved ones. Humphrey says home security should be a priority now and throughout the entire year. The tech and lifestyle expert says, “It’s a wonderful time of year to celebrate, but don’t let your guard down,” adding, “With family reunions to plan and stockings to be stuffed, the last thing you want to worry about this season is whether your home is properly protected.” Another technology gadget making her 2021 gifting list is from the brand SimpliSafe. The Essentials Kit and the Video Doorbell Pro protects homes and loved ones inside it with award-winning technology. SimpliSafe provides whole-home protection against everything from intruders to fires, water damage and more. Humphrey says the products’ DIY installation makes it easy to secure the home inside and out in under an hour, without the need of professionals or intimidating tools. The hi-tech gift item allows people to arm their homes, monitor gift deliveries, or say hello to carolers even while away via an easy-to-use app. Find out more at simplisafe.com. www.simplisafe.com Instagram: @SimpliSafe Facebook: @SimpliSafe Twitter: @SimpliSafe STAY SMART: The final brand making Humphrey’s hi-tech holiday gift list includes a device to make homes smarter. She highlights how homes are getting smarter, and it often begins with a smart garage.” The myQ Smart Garage Control lets people link an existing garage door opener to its app, allowing them to control, secure, and monitor their home’s busiest entryway from a smartphone. Humphrey urges shoppers to think about it, saying, “Friends and family will never have to worry if they left the garage door open. They can get alerts, and/or check the status of the door from anywhere with the app.” Additionally, it works with Amazon Key for convenient In-Garage Delivery of Amazon packages and groceries. The technology expert says the price point of $30 is great and makes the device a perfect stocking stuffer. You can find out more at myQ.com www.myQ.com Instagram: @ myqconnect Facebook: @ myqconnect Twitter: @ myqconnect Hashtags: #myQconnected #InGarageDelivery #AmazonKey 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 23, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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