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The State of Our Schools: The Nation’s Public School Facilities in Crisis

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/g7dJiz_7fRI Living through a pandemic has heightened the awareness for many parents around the issues of health and safety in the schools their children attend. As school districts across the U.S. prepare for and begin a new academic year, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), along with 21 st Century School Fund and the National Council on School Facilities, is releasing a new report that takes a comprehensive look into the current state of our nation’s school facilities funding and draws attention to the disparity across the U.S. in funding efforts. Ending disparities in facilities conditions and quality by income, locale and race, must be prioritized as these gaps will not be closed without an aggressive and an intentional plan to eliminate them. IWBI is working to ensure the health, safety, education suitability, and environmental sustainability and resilience for our students, teachers and staff now and for the future. The 2021 State of Our Schools Report puts a white-hot spotlight on the fact that severe and chronic underinvestment – to the tune of $85 billion a year – is eroding the country’s ability to provide safe, healthy and sustainable schools. Every day, nearly 60 million people—students, teachers and staff—walk through the doors of our country’s nearly 100,000 PK-12 public schools, which represent the second largest sector of U.S. public infrastructure spending after highways. States and local school districts do their best to increase their efforts to maintain and invest in their school facilities when funding is available, but they are falling further and further behind. For more information visit: wellcertified.com About The International WELL Building Institute: The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and well-being everywhere. More information on WELL can be found here. International WELL Building Institute, IWBI, the WELL Building Standard, WELL v2, WELL Certified, WELL AP, WELL Portfolio, WELL Portfolio Score, The WELL Conference, We Are WELL, the WELL Community Standard, WELL Health-Safety Rating, WELL Health-Safety Rated, WELL Health-Equity, WELL Performance Rating, WELL Performance Rated, WELL Performance, WELL and others, and their related logos are trademarks or certification marks of International WELL Building Institute pbc in the United States and other countries. 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

September 23, 2021 09:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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National Land Realty Sees 155% Jump in Rural Land Sales This Year

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National Land Realty, the nation’s fastest growing real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country estates, timber, recreational, and commercial development properties, today announced that for the first half of 2021, the company saw a 155.53% increase in land sales as compared to the same period last year. From January 1 to June 30, 2021, National Land Realty sold $678,166,278 worth of land, compared to $265,389,196 in the same timeframe in 2020. “National Land Realty is currently active in 40 states having recently added Maryland and New Jersey, and we’re getting ready to expand into New York and Delaware,” said CEO Jason Walter. “We have 348 active field team members and are continuing to add two new members on average each week, which means we’ll eclipse 400 very soon.” With 1,426 unique transactions year-to-date, National Land Realty has sold 167,493 acres of property worth more than $850 million. “We are well on our way to surpassing $1 billion in sales volume for 2021,” said Jason Burbage, President of National Land Realty. “Part of the reason for our rapid growth and success is that we’ve made heavy investments in land touring and mapping technology, such as Land Tour 360 ® and LandBase™, which gives our agents and brokers a big advantage over the competition.” National Land Realty recently released an updated version of Land Tour 360 ®, a revolutionary new way for buyers to view and navigate land parcels online. The unique mapping technology allows visitors to the company's website to view listings three dimensionally and explore rural land in ways previously unattainable. "Instead of showing a prospective buyer a video of a property where the agent technically remains in control, the Land Tour 360® interactive experience puts the controls into the hands of the buyer allowing them to view the property at their own desired pace and level of detail," said Aaron Graham, Chief Innovation Officer for National Land Realty. "Giving buyers this kind of self-guided shopping experience has proven to be extremely effective in the residential brokerage world through technology such as Matterport. We've been able to integrate Matterport's technology into our Land Tour 360® platform, so users are not only able to view the land in 3D, but they can also view the inside of buildings or structures in 3D." About National Land Realty National Land Realty (NLR) is the nation’s fastest growing real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country estates, timber, recreational, and commercial development properties. Highly regarded for its proprietary land touring technology, Land Tour 360 ®, as well as its GIS land mapping system, LandBase™, which catalogs land data in extremely detailed ways, the company makes it easy to view and zero in on the right property in the right place. Founded in Greenville, S.C. in 2007, NLR has more than 80 offices in 40 states. To learn more visit www.nationalland.com or call (855) 384-5263. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-633-6855 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://nationalland.com/

September 22, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wanting to earn extra income? Here's an easy solution for people looking to rent out their homes

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Let’s face it, renting is challenging, and it goes the same for both, renters and landlords. Whether you’re searching for a lease or looking to make extra money, having access to a tech-enabled platform that facilitates the roommate/home search as well as the leasing and property management experience is a must. Recently, The CEO of Bungalow, Andrew Collins, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to talk real estate 2.0. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Fbn6bLzdevY Bungalow takes care of everything from matching great roommates and furnishing a home’s common areas to streamlining rent and utilities payments, handling service requests, and removing friction from the rental experience. In addition, Bungalow is able to offer rooms in the most desirable neighborhoods, by finding homes and optimizing spaces for roommate living, creating more affordable solutions in the cities and neighborhoods renters actually want to live in. As a two-sided marketplace, Bungalow also helps homeowners and investors earn up to 50% more NOI (net operating income) on their investment properties than they would with traditional property management systems. The platform provides AI-driven pricing, and seamless integration in top marketing channels delivering 2x more quality leads and occupancy in half the time compared with industry averages. Founded in 2017 by Andrew Collins and Justin McCarty, the company currently has more than 3,000 housemates in hundreds of homes across 16 markets. The company also just announced $75M in Series C funding which will go towards supporting its technology and innovation to accelerate growth as they expand to new markets - including Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix - and bring the Bungalow experience to thousands more across the country. Go to Bungalow.com if you’re looking for a home to rent, you can search available homes in your area...or if you’re looking to rent out a property, you can discover how you can earn up to 50% more with Bungalow than using traditional property management companies. About Andrew Collins: Andrew Collins, co-founder and CEO of Bungalow, was inspired to create Bungalow after experiencing first-hand the difficulties of finding an affordable apartment and establishing a community when relocating to San Francisco. With COO and co-founder Justin McCarty, he identified a gap in the residential real estate market and seized the opportunity to create accessible rental options for people looking to move to new cities without an established personal network. Since launching in 2017, Bungalow has helped countless people find community through co-living. Andrew has a degree in Sociology from Princeton University and earned his M.B.A. from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. About Bungalow: Bungalow is a residential real estate platform providing beautiful homes with great roommates, paired with a seamless digital-first experience for early career professionals. The company takes care of everything from matching great roommates and furnishing a home’s common areas to streamlining rent and utilities payments and handling service requests, removing friction from the rental experience. In addition, Bungalow helps its residents create a thriving community through its network. Bungalow is able to offer rooms in the most desirable neighborhoods by working directly with homeowners who are looking for a guaranteed income stream but don’t want to sell their homes. Founded in 2017 by Andrew Collins and Justin McCarty, the company currently has more than 3,000 housemates in hundreds of homes across 16 markets. For more information visit www.bungalow.com or follow Bungalow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 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

September 21, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Announces Aloe & Mint Collection with ‘The Greenhouse’ Experiential Retail Concept in New York City

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Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils, the multi-cultural brand dedicated to providing the best, high-quality hair care solutions for all hair types with special emphasis on wavy, coiled, kinky and mixed textures, formally announces its Aloe and Mint Collection today. The Aloe and Mint Collection is Aunt Jackie’s first that can be used on both the hair and body and is gender-neutral. To mark these “firsts,” the brand curated The Greenhouse, a brand experience that showcases the key ingredients and honors the brand’s origin story – a celebration of Black women and the growth of their pursuits – in an immersive fashion. “This is a monumental launch for Aunt Jackie’s,” said Dwan White, creator of Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils. “Since the brand’s inception, we have been grounded by a simple goal - to create products that we would want to use on our own curl type and texture. With the launch of new products in Aloe and Mint, we are not only expanding beyond hair care and into body care for the first time, but we are also proudly introducing our first gender-neutral collection, providing benefits for all.” About the Aloe and Mint Collection The Aloe and Mint collection is specially formulated with therapeutic ingredients including Aloe, Mint, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Shea Butter, Manuka Honey and Marshmallow Root to cleanse, hydrate, and refresh your hair (and skin) instantly. Each remedy has a light cooling sensation with an invigorating minty fragrance. Products in the Aloe and Mint Collection include: Cool It! Stimulating Moisturizing Conditioner Hydrate Me! Leave-In Conditioning Treatment Flawless Pattern Perfecting Pudding Lather Up Sulfate-Free Stimulating Shampoo Crème Wake Up Refresher Spray Aunt Jackie’s offers solutions for hair types across the 1a-4c texture spectrum, with a special emphasis on types 3 & 4 hair. When used together, most Aunt Jackie’s products will not cake, flake or cause drying. Aunt Jackie’s collections are formulated to address specific issues commonly associated with natural hair including chronic dryness, definition, thinning and shedding, detangling, frizz, split ends, and more. Aunt Jackie’s is designed to nourish, tame and beautify your textures. Therapies do not include sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, or drying alcohols. In addition to the new products in Aloe and Mint, collections include Butter Fusion, Flaxseed, Curls & Coils, Kids, Grapeseed, Coconut Crème, and Natural Oils. Products in the Aloe and Mint Collection range from $10.95-12.95 and are available at mass, drug, grocery, specialty, and beauty supply stores nationwide, as well as Aunt Jackie’s new e-commerce shop at https://auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com/shop/. Step Inside The Greenhouse From September 23-25, The Aloe and Mint Collection will be showcased at the Aunt Jackie’s Greenhouse at Showfields, 11 Bond Street, New York City. Attendees will be treated to a variety of self-care classes, demonstrations, refreshments and entertainment curated by Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils and featuring an abundantly Black female line-up of partners and offerings. The event is free to the public from noon-7 pm ET. To attend please visit https://auntjackies.rsvpify.com. Honoring the Aunties In addition to showcasing the science behind Aunt Jackie’s new Aloe and Mint Collection, the Greenhouse celebrates the brand’s origin as inspired by the women who influenced its creator, Dwan White – her aunties. As a trusted solution and hair care helper, the brand embodies the spirit of aunties and their contributions on our lives. About Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils is the fastest growing brand in the U.S. multicultural hair category, with 8 unique ingredients story collections. The brand is manufactured and marketed by House of Cheatham, Inc. headquartered in Stone Mountain, GA. Products are sold in mass, drug, grocery, specialty, and beauty supply stores in over 30 countries. For more information, go to www.auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com. Follow us on Facebook @ auntjackies; Instagram @ auntjackiescurlsandcoils; Twitter @ AuntJackiesCC; YouTube Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils. Contact Details Cheryl Overton Communications Cheryl Overton cheryl@cheryloverton.com Company Website https://auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com

September 21, 2021 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Grandparents are Grand: Celebrate Grandparents Every Day

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For many families, the COVID-19 pandemic has separated grandparents from their grandchildren and made it difficult to be there in person for some of their grandchildren’s biggest moments. And sometimes it’s not even about missing the big moments, but the everyday moments, such as reading a story to them or sharing a meal, that make it so hard to be separated. Because many of us are separated from loved ones right now and relying on virtual ways to connect, UnitedHealthcare collaborated with Sesame Workshop to develop downloadable resources to be shared with family and friends that offer fun ways to connect with grandparents, together or apart. As we celebrate grandparents on National Grandparents Day and every day, now is the chance for your audience to learn more about UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop’s Growing Every Day, Every Way program and how it is honoring grandparents and families by providing educational resources on developmental milestones to establish lifelong healthy habits. Tameeka Smith, grandmother and Community Plan CEO at UnitedHealthcare and Andrea Cody, senior project manager, Social Impact at Sesame Workshop partnered with D S Simon Media and Your Update TV on a nationwide media tour to discuss: Information on Sesame Street in Communities How grandparents can be empowered to take care of themselves Ways grandparents can connect with kids both in-person and virtually For more information on all Sesame Workshop and UnitedHealthcare are doing you can visit: www.grandparentsday.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

September 20, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Maison Métaphore…Brings Its Latest Designer Collection to The World Through Its New E-Commerce Website

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TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 20 September 2021 - Japanese fashion brand Metaphor, directed by Kento Fukatsu, fashion designer and founder, has launched its global e-commerce website with its new brand, Maison Métaphore.... The launch coincides with the release of the brand's autumn/winter 2021 collection and aims to expand its reach across the world. Metaphor from 2019 Spring/Summer "Just like a metaphor, the concept behind Maison Métaphore...is to convey our evolving world through innovative, ground-breaking fashion. By launching our global e-commerce website, we are enabling a larger number of people the opportunity to express themselves through our progressive, gender-neutral apparel," said Kento Fukatsu, designer and founder of Maison Métaphore... and Metaphor. Fukatsu's approach to design is the use of juxtapositions and is inspired by Dadaism, an art movement that began during the First World War in Zurich. This produces clothes that give the impression they are not worn exactly as they were intended i.e., backwards, inside out, or skirts that look like pants. In addition, and with sustainable fashion in mind, Fukatsu's designs are designed to be worn for a long time by a wide range of people, regardless of gender. The theme for the brand's autumn/winter 2021 collection is In the Middle of Change with the brand's signature sense of incompatibility. With a nod to the world's circumstances, it was created with a mixture of diverse cultures in mind but still from a Japanese perspective. The collection uses the best materials from Japan and features a combination of a bustier, jacket and a jumper skirt reconstructed from a trench coat. The collection was supervised by the stylist Tsuyoshi Kurata. The e-commerce website will be available in English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese as well as providing access to a 24/7 live chat with customer support. The site also offers buyers free shipping globally. Trench Jumper skirt $613.33 Bustier docked jacket $707.69 Trench docked wool trouser $547.28 Vest docked wool coat $1,037.95 About Maison Métaphore... Founded by acclaimed Japanese designer Kento Fukatsu, Maison Métaphore...is a global e-commerce brand designing unique apparel collections for both female and male consumers. 'Metaphor' was selected as one the nine best young brands 2016 by fashionsnap.com. The brand was originally established as a Japanese domestic brand, Metaphor and was renamed to Maison Métaphore... in 2021. About Kento Fukatsu Kento Fukatsu founder of Metaphor and Maison Métaphore... is an experienced designer who breaks the rules of fashion. He is inspired by Dadaism and Japanese underground street culture, which is the identity of the designer himself, as well as innovative items that are conscious of diversity. After graduating from the Fashion Creative Department of Esmod Japon, he launched Metaphor... in 2016. Website: maisonmetaphore.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maison_metaphore_official/ Contact Details Media Contact Takuya Tojo maisonmetophore@gmail.com

September 20, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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How Well Do States Support Small Businesses?

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The 2021 Small Business Friendliness Survey results are in from Thumbtack, the only app homeowners need to care for their home. This year, they heard from more than 3,600 small business owners in the home maintenance and construction industries as well as events, lessons, and business services who evaluated federal, state, and local governments on their experiences over the past year and the support they received. In addition, Thumbtack surveyed over 1,150 Americans to learn about the actions they’ve taken to champion local businesses. Recently, David Steckel, Home Expert at Thumbtack, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the survey results and much more. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/XxtlN7bIbPw Cities and states across the U.S. received grades from “A+” to “F” on overall friendliness as well as several other factors including regulations, taxes, training opportunities and more. Here are some of the highlights: Overall Friendliest States for Small Businesses: Maine – A+ New Hampshire – A+ North Carolina – A+ Florida – A Georgia – A- Overall Friendliest Cities for Small Businesses: Jacksonville, FL – A+ Salt Lake City, UT – A+ Orlando, FL – A Baltimore, MD – A Seattle, WA – A- Female-Owned State Support Rank: Maryland – A+ Washington – A+ Massachusetts – A- Georgia – A- Virginia – B- BIPOC-Owned State Support Rank: Virginia – A+ Florida – A+ Maryland – A+ Georgia – A+ New York – A+ For more survey results and to explore services, visit Thumbtack.com About David Steckel: David Steckel is a Home Expert at Thumbtack, with 15 years of experience in the home building industry. At Thumbtack, he provides homeowners with the guidance they need to better plan, budget, and complete home maintenance projects. As a licensed general contractor, David has experience in custom home building as well as residential and commercial building maintenance. Prior to his role at Thumbtack, David founded Setter, a subscription-based home maintenance and repair service. About Thumbtack: Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes — confidently knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $500 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain, and improve their most valuable asset. Hundreds of thousands of local service professionals, from painters and plumbers to photographers and math tutors, use the Thumbtack platform to grow their business each year. 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

September 17, 2021 05:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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EXPLORE THE WORLDS: MEOW WOLF’S CONVERGENCE STATION IS NOW OPEN

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Convergence Station is now open for quantum travel. The highly-anticipated third permanent exhibition from US-based arts and entertainment company, Meow Wolf, will be welcoming its first guests today - Friday, September 17th. The experience is nestled in the middle of W Colfax Ave and I-25, in the heart of the Sun Valley neighborhood. The sought-after experience sold a record high 35,000 tickets within the first 24 hours of ticket sales opening earlier this month. "This is unlike anything we - or anyone - has developed before,” said Ali Rubinstein, Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Meow Wolf. “We've created an immersive experience out of extraordinary art, while continuing our rich narrative layer for visitors to dive into and connect with on a deep emotional level. Convergence Station will change the face of immersive Art Experiences not just for Denver, but for the world. This is next level." Meow Wolf has worked with over 300 creatives, including 110+ Colorado-based collaborating artists, to bring 79 unique projects within the 4 floors of interactive space in Convergence Station to life.These muralists, sculptors, fiber artists, and technologists have worked tirelessly to build a mind-bending installation that will leave travelers appreciating what it really means to be immersed in a narrative. Notable collaborating artists working on this project include Kalyn Heffernan, Kyle Singer, Cal Duran, Everything is Terrible!, Molina Speaks, Sofie Birkin, along with Moment Factory and many others. Unforgettable and transformational, this is the place where memory, quantum travel, and unseen worlds meet. Convergence Station offers an immersive, interactive experience that will transport travelers of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. Guests will discover psychedelic, mind-bending art and an underlying rich narrative, which will take them on a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic. “Our most ambitious project to date, the Denver exhibition, is bound to bend minds, inspire creativity, and touch hearts,” said Todd Richins, Executive Creative Producer at Meow Wolf Denver. “From our partnership with artists and collaborators on the venue, to the retail and food spaces within our walls, Meow Wolf Denver is a one-stop immersive and imaginative art experience for all ages.” The anchor spaces of Convergence Station include: CONVERGENCE STREET - Once the scorned sanitation district, residents of C Street are glad to have converged away from the bureaucratic landlords of their former homeworld. And because they don’t trust politicians, the citizens elect a new mayor every 20 minutes. The economy of Convergence is based around the collecting and trading of memories, and the hub of this economy is C Street’s Convergence Exchange. EEMIA - The people of Eemia are led by an ancient scientific order called the Kaleidogoths. When the Convergence tore some of the Eemian population away from their homeworld, they were in the midst of a thousand year ice age. OSSUARY - Ossuary’s labyrinth of corridors connects many spaces by collaborating artists. Oss has become the “Gold Standard” repository for memories from across the Convergence through both sanctioned and shadow market Memory Trading. The people of Ossuary are led by a historic Lineage of Librarians – dedicated to the preservation of Oss and all knowledge from across the known multiverse. NUMINA - Numina exists beyond linear time — existing everywhere, and at any point in time, simultaneously. Numina has anchored itself in the third and fourth dimensions by joining the Convergence in order to learn about language, linear time, and free will. In addition to the art, guests can experience the 488-person live performance venue called The Perplexiplex where regular concerts will be taking place, created in collaboration with Moment Factory. Visitors can also look forward to dining at HELLOFOOD, a fast-casual cafe that has both grab and go and dine-in offerings. Inspired by the variety of tastes found in our neighborhood of Sun Valley, HELLOFOOD offers local food and beverage by local entrepreneurs who represent inclusivity and convergence of cultures. Before returning to the real world, guests will also be able to continue their exploration in the exhibition’s gift shop. Meow Wolf's signature swag has gained a following of its own for its whimsical, maximalist style. Spanning over 2,000 square feet and offering over 1,500 unique items, these carefully curated keepsakes will allow guests to take home a piece of their experience. In celebrate the opening of Denver’s new quantum transit station, earth-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy worked with Swedish director Andreas Nilsson, Grammy-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, and a team of CG artists from around the world to create a “transdimensional travel ad”—one that urges bipedal humans everywhere to escape their drab, boring planet and go “see the worlds.” The surreal film can be viewed here - it was made from a combination of vintage travel films and shot footage, which were stitched together and then digitally mutated to create strange, beautiful, converged worlds. Convergence Station will be open from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 10:00 am until 12:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Hours are subject to change. Tickets are available via meow.wf/denver-tix for pre-purchase for $45 for General Admission ($40 Children / Seniors / Military), and $35 for Colorado Residents. Visitors are required to pre-book a time slot and masks are required for entry. Meow Wolf was recognized in Fast Company 's 2020 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, and awarded the #1 spot for Live Events. The company also opened Omega Mart, its second permanent installation in Las Vegas earlier this year, following the success of their flagship location in Santa Fe, House of Eternal Return. ### Listicle Information The immersive arts and entertainment company, Meow Wolf, has opened Convergence Station in Denver today on September 17, 2021 with their most ambitious project yet. Created by 110+ collaborating artists and more than 200 Meow Wolf creatives, this 4-story immersive exhibition will be home to 79 unique installations, including cavernous spaces 30 feet high. Guests will discover psychedelic, mind-bending art, and an underlying rich narrative, taking them on a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic. It will be like NOTHING they have ever experienced before. The exhibition will also be home to The Perpexiplex, a 488 person live performance venue, the HELLOFOOD cafe, and a retail space. Tickets are available via meow.wf/denver-tix. COVID-19 Meow Wolf is aware of the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19. They are continuing to monitor the situation and will make adjustments to help ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and community. Any changes will be communicated directly to ticket holders via email, on Meow Wolf’s website, and social media channels. Currently, the protocol is as follows: face masks are required for guests at all times except when eating or drinking with social distance. There will be hand sanitizer dispensers placed at guest and employee entrances and throughout the exhibit. Convergence Station will make available non-latex gloves for employee and guest use. Employees will be required to test weekly for COVID-19. Recognized in Fast Company's 2020 list of as The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies' and claiming Blooloop's #2 and #3 spots as the 'World's Top Immersive Art Experiences,' Meow Wolf is a US-based innovative arts and entertainment company. An ever-evolving wellspring of creativity, Meow Wolf makes art to stir the imagination and transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration, with locations to explore in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and (soon to open) Denver. The company's first location in Santa Fe opened in 2016 and showcases the THEA Award-winning, international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, where two million visitors have now discovered a mind-bending mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and surreal, maximalist and mesmerizing art. In 2019, Meow Wolf expanded beyond Santa Fe and opened Kaleidoscape, the world's first artist-driven ride at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Meow Wolf opened their second permanent installation, Omega Mart, at AREA15 in Las Vegas in February 2021 which went on to be a huge success. Their third permanent installation in Denver is slated to open September 17, 2021. Meow Wolf is proud to be the only certified B-Corporation in the themed entertainment industry, with a team dedicated to social impact and building a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Maya Sarin +1 818-422-2248 maya@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://meowwolf.com/

September 17, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Israeli SleepX to be merged into AppYea Inc. (APYP)

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AppYea continues the process of merging SleepX into the company. The merger is expected to be completed by 12/01/2021 in accordance with the model published on 08/02/2021 ( Link ) In parallel, SleepX continues developing and improving its algorithms and planning to start production during 2022. The SleepX product is being designed to provide a unique answer to approximately 90 million Americans who suffer from the problem of snoring. DreamIT The night wrist band will include several sensors and a vibration motor which will operates with an intensity adapted to the user's reactions in real time in order to accustom the user to sleep in the correct position using biofeedback, thereby reducing or eliminating snoring. SleepX solution is being developed in collaboration with the Biomedical department of Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, and is patent - protected in the US, EU and Israel. https://www.sleepxclear.com/ipportfolio In addition to reducing snoring and improving sleep quality, users will be able to access important statistics relating to their sleep patterns via an app (Apple and Android) to track over time and detect anomalies. Product Clip The sleep apnea market is projected to reach USD 9.9 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the growth of this market include the growing awareness regarding the detrimental effects of snoring, availability, and benefits of anti-snoring treatments, growing geriatric and obese population, presence of a large number of cigarette smokers and alcoholics, and a large pool of an untapped snoring population. However, poor efficacy of current anti-snoring treatments available in the market, high cost of some of the anti-snoring treatments, and lack of reimbursement are major factors restraining the growth of this market. “The SleepX approach should not only solve physiological problems for a great many people, but it may also allow many couples to go back to sleeping together," says Bary Molchadsky, SleepX's entrepreneur and CEO. “The decision to merge with AppYea was made in order to accelerate the start point of production. Lately, we see major players entering the market – Google presented its new Fitbit watch with the possibility to monitor snoring. Amazon presented at the beginning of the year the new Alexa that is supposed to identify sleep apnea. However, we believe that the patent-protected technology underlying the SleepX approach should be accepted in the marketplace.” “The SleepX products are being designed to provide, besides monitoring, biofeedback based individual treatment, adjusted to each user in real-time. Following the launch of the first snoring treatment product, the company intends to start clinical trials in order to receive FDA approval for sleep apnea treatment.” “I’m certain that tens of thousands of academic research hours together with international strong patents, would provide Appyea’s investors a significant advantage over time.” Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This release includes forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth herein. No statement herein should be considered an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities. Although APYP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to adverse economic conditions, intense competition, entry of new competitors and products, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, inadequate capital, unexpected costs and operating deficits, increases in general and administrative costs, unanticipated losses, financial condition and stock price, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans and other specific risks. APYP does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement. Neither APYP nor SLEEPX are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. Contact Details Asaf Porat info@appyea.com Company Website http://www.appyea.com

September 17, 2021 08:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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