Diversity in Christmas with New #1 Amazon Best Seller Alex the Reindeer

December 11, 2018

Alex the Reindeer Story from Liechtenstein Celebrates Christmas with DiversityChildren’s Book Explores Important Issues of Race and Nationality Alex Saves Christmas, the first Christmas story featuring a biracial lead character, debuted as the .Author released the rhyming children’s picture book shortly before The Huffington Post pointed out what it called “very disturbing details” in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Reactions to the Huffington Post article lit Twitter up like Clark Griswold’s house. The topic struck a chord with Walser who had recently completed his own story about a reindeer hero. “I’m biracial and know what it’s like to be marginalized for something I had no control over. I wanted to publish something to help children work through those feelings,” he said.Walser was the first biracial citizen in Liechtenstein, one of the smallest countries...

‘Tis the Season for Chess in Fremont

December 12, 2018

It’s the Most Wonderful time of the year for young chess players in Fremont, California. FremontChess.com has announced their winter schedule and it’s chalk full of rated tournaments, holiday chess camps and fun chess classes that are sure to inspire all who attend.  The winter program kicks off on December 15th with the FremontChess.com Chess Quads. This round robin tournament is a great choice for young chess players because the format is non-elimination and all the participants are broken into groups of four (a quad) to ensure players of the same skill level are paired against each other. For only $25 ($20/quad if you sign up for 3), children will play three rated games, receive 1-on-1 instruction with professional coaches and be awarded a prize at the end of the tournament. The FremontChess.com Winter Chess Camp is a special chess program designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructor Chris Torres.  Due to the popularity of this...

Main Trends in Crypto for 2019

December 12, 2018

After a turbulent 2018, everyone is wondering what 2019 will bring. Here are some of the main trends in cryptocurrencies and the broader cryptoeconomy for 2019.STOs should replace ICOsIf you’re invested in the crypto world, you certainly hear a lot that ICOs might be dead. The next thing in crypto will definitely be Security Token Offerings or STOs, as they make securities on blockchain more transparent, transferable, and secure, you can get fixed or flexible returns, depending on the company revenue, and you can gain non-proprietary rights.More rules will come. And it’s OKThe Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, is expected to target companies with inquiries that will bring greater compliance from existing players and the ones planning on just starting their businesses. There is also a chance that the market will seek to before government bodies overregulate them. HODL Finance proposed...

PartnerSource Names Compassion Service Award Winners

December 12, 2018

Honorees noted for outstanding dedication to employees’ health and well-beingDALLAS, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – PartnerSource, the leading source for responsible alternatives to traditional workers’ compensation, recently honored two industry professionals with awards for outstanding commitment and dedication. April Hamlin, a claims adjusters with Dillard’s, and Vanessa Sutton, a case manager with CMI, the claims administrator for Walmart, were each honored for compassionately managing claims for injured workers. They were named winners of the Compassionate Service Awards at the 2018 PartnerSource Employers’ Conference held in Dallas.“These awards are presented for demonstrating kindness, compassion and empathy in the care of injured workers,” said Jennifer Hurless, president of PartnerSource, as she introduced the award ceremony. “These are two individuals who have excelled at managing claims...

SUITE360 BY EVOLUTION LABS ANSWERS THE CALL TO HELP ‘EMOTIONALLY UNPREPARED’ STUDENTS

December 11, 2018

Today’s K-12 students are feeling the pressure – their anxiety levels are at an all-time high and studies show they actually experience more stress than their parents. With a rise in bullying and cyberbullying, binge-drinking and even suicide among American teenagers, parents and educators have been searching for ways to connect and change the narrative for our country’s teens. In an essay for The New York Times, Marc Brackett, a professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, addresses the need for greater emotional intelligence: “Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships and health,” says Brackett. “Mastering the skills of emotional intelligence paves the way for greater well-being, better relationships and overall effectiveness — for college students, for students from kindergarten through high school and for the adults who surround...

Real Food Bar launches plant based nutrition bar for active or busy lifestyles

December 11, 2018

Real Food Bar launches real food nutrition bar with a mission to create plant based, highly nutritious, vegetarian bars that are more than just a snack.  The husband and wife pair began creating their own granola bars in their home kitchen out of frustration with products on the market that were either high in sugar or lacking in essential nutrients. “With our active lifestyle, too many days were spent consuming snack bars that were dissatisfying or even worse, actually unhealthy,” said co-founder, Anna Sullivan. In 2016, they set out to create a protein bar that could be a meal replacement, providing nutrients from all essential food groups in a perfectly balanced macronutrient profile. They are now excited to announce a full product line of plant based nutrition bars made from real food. “We created a snack bar that you can eat if you skip a meal and still feel good about it because you know the bar had all the essential food groups in...

How To Stop Brand Confusion Once And For All

December 11, 2018

Many entrepreneurs struggle with creating a unique message or offer that truly attracts their audience. They push aside their innate message because it doesn’t fit the industry or social standard box. These entrepreneurs put the wisdom of others before their own instincts. And with that, they set their brands and businesses up to fail. 20-year branding veteran, Ali Craig () knows that there is branding wisdom and wealth in everyone's weird. And it is in that “weird” that every brand’s unique message lies. Now it is human nature to want to hide what makes us different. Though on many levels we love what makes us different, we also instinctively know that sharing the weird won’t work if we want to well - live. This biological urge is hard for many to overcome even in this modern age of individuality. And though every business and branding expert will tell you that individuality is the only marketing play out there if you...

Multiple Nominations for Ivacy in BestVPN Awards 2019

December 11, 2018

Ivacy, the leading VPN provider, announced today that it has earned 6 nominations in the BestVPN Awards to be held in Las Vegas on 7th of January 2019.BestVPN Awards are the most esteemed in the cybersecurity industry. They recognize the greatest VPN providers, most innovative services, and the brands revolutionizing cybersecurity.Ivacy, which was recognized as the by BestVPN, is nominated in the following categories:Best OverallEditor’s ChoicePeople's ChoiceBest PrivacyBest SpeedBest Value"We aim to make the internet a safe and private place for everyone around the world. To be contending with the greatest of names for the awards is humbling," said Alan Martin, PR manager at Ivacy. "As one of the most popular VPN review websites in the world, BestVPN has its finger on the industry's pulse. Their recognition is truly an honor."In light of being the...

Dirpro Gives Back To The Local Community

December 11, 2018

DirPro Gives Back To The Community   A local marketing and advertising firm in the East Brunswick, New Jersey area,DirPro works with some of the top Fortune 100 clients in the nation.Giving back the local community is a big part of the culture that DirPro has created along with internal advancement and a team environment. Just recently DirPro worked directly with The Three Doctors Foundation to complete a fundraiser for foster kids and families in need.As teenage boys growing up on the tough inner-city streets of Newark, New Jersey these three kindred spirits made a pact: they would stick together-go to college-graduate-and become doctors. Surrounded by negative influences and having few positive role models made this a not so easy feat. Now many years later, these three men have overcome...

Imaginative new card game now on Kickstarter

December 12, 2018

Conquer or save the world with your imagination. Hi there! The Epic Story of Blank & Blank, a creative new card game set in your own imagination, will be published officially in Q2 of 2019. However, a Kickstarter for the storytelling game is now ! Made almost entirely with Google blocks in VR by Dutch visual artist , the artwork will take players to places they never expected to see come alive. In early playtests, specifically the most introvert participants stood out and constructed stories beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. - the leading accelerator program for independent game developers in The Netherlands - published several digital games internationally and now ventures into their first tabletop project. The accelerator helps supports newly formed studio Human Approved Productions in their effort to make The Epic Story of Blank & Blank a genuinely epic experience for players around the globe.   Once...

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