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Salford schoolgirl with cerebral palsy, Ava Roberts lands starring role in animation to encourage more young girls into STEM

London, UK, 11 Jan — In the latest in Bold Content Video’s series of animations, which explore different aspects of STEM to inspire primary school-aged children to think and talk about technology like drones, robotics and AI and the role it plays in their lives, we meet a new character. Ava.

Ava’s animated character was created by our Animation and Post-Production Producer Hannah Collins.

Ava, who has cerebral palsy, is based on real life ten-year-old Salford schoolgirl Ava Roberts. 

We worked very closely with Ava and her mum to create a character that represents Ava as accurately as possible – physically, her mannerisms and how she moves and speaks. We were given some video footage and photos of Ava in her wheelchair and we asked questions about how she wanted to be shown. For example, Ava has a tube coming from her nose so we wanted to ensure Ava would be happy for us to feature this. It was very important for us to make sure she was comfortable with how she was portrayed.

When we wrote the script, we gave Ava plenty of dialogue as a Lab Assistant to series regulars Katie and Tex, the dog. This is the first time a character with cerebral palsy has been featured. 

For the voice over, Ava’s SENCO at school, Sarah Manson, asked the University of Salford in Manchester if they had an available recording studio. When the University learnt about the project and Ava’s involvement, they offered the facility free of charge.

Ava says it was fun to take part in the animation.

“I loved it! It was a new experience for me. I like that she looks like me and I liked that I could choose her name and give her my name. I helped choose Ava’s outfit and got to pick my favourite one the animators sent over. We had a showing in my class with popcorn and drinks! I loved it!”

When she leaves school Ava says she wants to be a teacher and “use tech to support pupils like me.”

Our animations are designed to encourage young children to be inquisitive about the technology they encounter – giving them a simplified understanding of how it works. We want children from as young as five to understand that people design and create the technology they use on a daily basis.

Each animation is brand sponsored and focuses on a different area of technology. The Cloud animation, featuring Ava, was sponsored by Computeam, and also includes a role model from their organisation. The animations are accompanied by supporting information to help teachers and parents explain the technology featured in more detail to children and there’s also an optional challenge for children to complete at home or in school.

This animated series is an open resource for anyone to use and has a huge reach among young children. We all want this series to be as inclusive as possible by creating characters from different cultures and with different abilities.

It’s really important for children to see someone they can connect with and feel represented by. 

The series of Tech We Can animations is designed to encourage more girls to consider a career in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and has already been viewed by thousands of primary school children across the UK and beyond.

About Bold Content

Bold Content is an award-winning team of creative filmmakers and animators working out of East London. Our values are directly responsible for our growth and success over the last seven years during which we have earned a reputation for our high quality, creative productions which have gained us glowing client testimonials. We enjoy finding new and creative ways to solve problems. We use video storytelling to realise our client’s goals. We push the boundaries because we want our client’s content to stand out from the crowd.

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Over 100 Employers and 500 job seekers to take part Mo Power To You: Back to Basic A Life Changing Event

NC Works Career Center Cumberland County, The Mo You Know, Mo’s Heroes, FTCC  and Surgeon & Associates will host a career and resource expo from January 25th to 26th 2023 at TJ Robinson Life Center; Hope Mills NC. These organizations have joined forces to connect companies who are hiring to a market of talents in NC for free. This training, informational, resource, and employment event aims to greatly benefit and significantly impact the Sandhills region labor force. The career fair is a hiring and networking event that provides job seekers with the unique opportunity and platform for hiring managers to meet, interact and interview talents at no cost to both parties. Career opportunities will be available in positions ranging from entry-level to management. 

 

The event program spans two days with the first day 25th January 2023 dedicated to providing job seekers access to soft skills acquisition and training including resume building, interview assessment, dress code and workplace etiquette training, entrepreneurial guidance, veterans affairs, and information and counseling on disability benefits. Day two program is the actual career fair with over 100 firms and resource agencies in attendance and at least 500 or more job seekers and applicants from the Sandhills region are anticipated to attend. Both days start at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm closing time. Application and attendance are open to all above the age of 16 though veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses are priority. 

 

The Hiring Event, which is scheduled for January 26th is a life-changing platform for hiring and networking between employers and job seekers. Employers invited to attend include Amazon, Duke Energy, vectrus, Cumberland County schools, Lowe’s, Fayetteville Public Works, Cape Fear Valley Medical System, Walmart distribution, Kellogg’s, US Customs and Border Patrol, KBR, Halliburton, city of Fayetteville, General Dynamics, Military Sealift Command, Smithfield Foods, Goodyear, Chemours, Mann+Hummel, Cargill, AAFEES, RLM, Applied Materials, CACI, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Watts Water, Pike Electricity and more will be in attendance to scout potential employees. 

For more information on this event or registration: 

Contact: Veronica.Rozier@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency’s name begins with A-F

 

Chester.lambert@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of job seekers last name or agency name begins with G-L 

 

Katrina.davis@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency’s name begins with M-R.

 

dwight.butler@commerce.nc.gov if the first letter of Job seeker’s last name or agency begins with S-Z. 

The General Public can also register through Eventbrite 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/487391710727

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Side Splitters Comedy Club is celebrating 30 years in Tampa Bay

Side Splitters Comedy Club is celebrating 30 years in Tampa Bay!

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, they are throwing an open mic to show off the local talent. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best comedy in Tampa Bay!

So come on out and celebrate with Side Splitters Comedy Club in the first week of November. to show off all of their local and national talents! This is a night you do not want to miss! They’ve been making the area laugh for three decades, and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. As the go-to spot for comedy in Tampa Bay, Side Splitters has earned the title of “Best Comedy Club” from Creative Loafing for 2021 and 2022. They’re proud to showcase both local and national touring talent, giving everyone a chance to laugh out loud.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, everyone is welcome. So mark your calendars and get ready to laugh until you cry – it’s going to be a night to remember! This event is open to all ages. However, please note that some material may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Local Talent  

This is a big part of what makes Side Splitters so special. They’re always dedicated to supporting the Tampa Bay comedy showcasing and giving them a chance to shine on stage.  Come out and see some of the best up-and-coming talents in the area.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at stand-up, this is the perfect opportunity. Or if you’re just looking for a good laugh, come on down and enjoy the show. Either way, come out and show your support for the hard-working comics of Tampa Bay!

Best Nationally Touring Headliners.  

Side Splitters brings in the best nationally touring headliners, so you can be sure you’re getting a good laugh. They’ve had some of the biggest names in comedy grace their stage, and they’re always looking to add more. If you want to see a live show that’s sure to make you laugh, Side Splitters is the place to be.

From up-and-comers to comedy legends, they’ve got it all and with a full calendar of events, there’s always something new to see. Some of the comics that have graced their stage include Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Dane Cook, Gabriel Iglesias, and many more.  

Come out and celebrate with Side Splitters Comedy Club as they turn 30! It’s sure to be a night of non-stop laughs.

Award-Winning Open Mic.  

The open mic at Side Splitters is one of the best in the country and the perfect place to try out new material or just have some fun with a supportive crowd and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to test out your comedy chops. The open mic is hosted by Tampa Bay’s own Zachary Freeman and will feature some of the area’s best up-and-coming comics. Whether you’re a Tampa local or just visiting, be sure to stop by Side Splitters Comedy Club and see what all the fuss is about!

You’re guaranteed to have a good time. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today and laugh the night away!

The doors will be open at 7:00, the show starts at 8 pm to 10:00 pm in the first week of November at Side Splitters Comedy Club (located at 12938 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618).

There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase.

This event is open to all ages.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Side Splitters Comedy Club website.

To stay up-to-date on all the latest shows and events, be sure to sign up for their newsletter or follow them on social media. You can also purchase tickets directly from their website.

Side Splitters is the perfect place to host your next event…  

From corporate functions to bachelor/bachelorette parties, they can accommodate groups of all sizes. They offer a variety of packages that can be customized to fit your needs and make your event planning easy and hassle-free. They also have a state-of-the-art audio and visual systems, so you can be sure Side Splitters will work with you to ensure that everything is just perfect and your event will go off without a hitch.

To learn more about hosting your next event and for more information on booking at Side Splitters, or visit their social media today: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

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HER Week; HER Fayetteville, A celebration for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

 

 

(Fayetteville, N.C.) –

 

A group of women leaders from the City of Fayetteville, Center for Economic Empowerment & Development (CEED), The Women of Power Society, Piedmont Natural Gas, Coldwell Banker, Public Works Commission (PWC), and Fayetteville Greater Chamber swiftly came together to develop an idea around celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th) and Women’s History Month (March) with an inclusive event for women, thus HER Week; HER Fayetteville was created. HER Week; HER Fayetteville, will be a week of events starting on Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th where registrants will participate in both in-person around the city and virtual events online on Facebook @herweeknc and @wbcfay.

The mission of HER Week; HER Fayetteville is to celebrate and empower women through education, networking, mentoring, and partnerships to promote opportunities for all women throughout Fayetteville. Efforts to celebrate HER Week; HER Fayetteville will focus on Heart, Equality, and Resilience, celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

The recent pandemic created an even greater gap in the resources and needs of women in our community. As we find ourselves slowly moving forward into recovery, it is more important than ever to build an environment where we incite positive change and strengthen community connections. “Fayetteville was the home of the first SBA supported Women’s Business Center in the state of NC, I am proud to say that was here at CEED. The pandemic showed us our work is not done. Now more than ever, we must continue to provide analysis, education, medical assistance, childcare assistance, business training, and loan funds for women. We need to continue to develop programs and policies with a better understanding of the needs of women in our community that will ultimately help them to succeed.” said Suzy Hrabovsky, Executive Director, CEED and Co-Chair of HER Week; HER Fayetteville

HER Week; HER Fayetteville makes a purposeful distinction using the word ‘HER’ because it is possessive and speaks to the empowerment of women to create the community they want to see. It symbolizes women taking ownership for HER Week; HER Fayetteville and leading HER Community. HER Week; HER Fayetteville will become a part of our community’s local fabric with events to celebrate, motivate, and empower women. As we roll out HER Week; HER Fayetteville, other community partners are coming to the table in collaboration such as Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fayetteville United, and Cool Spring Downtown District and we look forward to many more. 

 “The City of Fayetteville is excited to be a founding partner in HER Week; HER Fayetteville. The vision for the City is to be a culturally diverse and inclusive city that is safe, prosperous, innovative, and unified.  HER Week; HER Fayetteville collaboration advances this vision with actions designed to contribute to the progress of women in our community, ensuring opportunities to flourish in career, in family, in community, and in business” said Rebecca Jackson, City of Fayetteville’s Chief of Staff and Co-Chair of HER Week; HER Fayetteville. 

 

HER Week; HER Fayetteville Itinerary:

 

Monday, March 7 – #HERFayetteville Kick-Off Brunch Day

Cape Fear Botanical Gardens for event set up. Guests will arrive for a celebratory brunch at 10:00 AM and will open with a City of Fayetteville Proclamation from the City of Fayetteville Mayor, a special keynote delivery from Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State, as well as other inspirational activities and speakers highlighting women’s advancements in leadership, community, and business. Participants will receive a special gift bag with goodies promoting the event as well as other gifts and coupons from other businesses in the area. Tickets are available online starting at $38 (scholarships available for those that qualify – See event page for details)

Tuesday, March 8 – #HERStory Day

Fayetteville women will take to social media to share their personal stories of strength and success in their communities. Women will receive prompts via email once they are registered. WBCFAY will be promoting locally known authors/ clientele from the WBCFay Facebook page. The Cumberland County Library will be sharing a special reading list of Women’s History Books to read. There is also a MYSTERY POPUP evening networking event planned – Must be registered to receive location!

Wednesday, March 9 – #HERHealth Day

This day will be all virtual events! This may involve us doing fun exercises on a zoom video or talking about our mental and physical health. Wear your #HERFayetteville T-Shirts! (TSHIRTS Available for purchase online at herweek.org or Facebook @herweeknc)

Thursday, March 10 – #HERPitch Day

This event will be held at Segra Stadium with up to $10,000 in grants provided to the best pitches from local small businesses. The funding for the grants is provided by CEED Women’s Fund and the City of Fayetteville Developmental Department. Leading up to this Pitch competition event, WBCFAY will be giving training on “How to Pitch Your Business”. Participants will send in their slides/applications to WBCFAY. Everyone is invited to view the competition live at Segra from 1pm until 4pm when the winner will be announced. Seating limited must register to be in the audience. No fee but prior registration required.

Friday, March 11 – #HERBusiness Day

Tag your favorite woman-owned businesses in Fayetteville and stay tuned for the for business grand openings we have planned for this day by WBCFAY and the Chamber of Commerce. You MUST register to get your invites! Cool Spring District will be providing Cool Spring District Woman-Owned businesses with a special window decal celebrating Woman’s History Month.

 

HER Week; HER Fayetteville would not be possible without the generous contributions from our inaugural sponsors: 2022 HER Week current sponsors:

•       The City of Fayetteville including the Economic and Community Development Department supporting HER Pitch

•       CEED

•       Women of Power Society of NC

•       Caldwell Banker

•       Piedmont Natural Gas

•       Greater Fayetteville Chamber

•       Public Works Commission

•       Fayetteville State University

 

 

For more information and ticket purchases, please visit www.herweek.org or follow us on Facebook at @herweeknc. 

 

 

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About The Center for Economic Empowerment & Development:

The Center for Economic Empowerment & Development, CEED, a 501 (c)3 organization that promotes economic and personal development. CEED is home to two programs: The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville and CEED Capital, a microlending program.  Our mission is to promote growth, productiveness, and well-being through business services counseling, education, information, advocacy programs, and providing small business loans to microbusinesses. CEED works with other community agencies to achieve this goal and has a solid history of helping socially and economically disadvantaged women, men, and families through our specialized programs. CEED delivers a $10 million per year impact to the Sandhills Region of North Carolina through programs. To learn more about CEED, please visit www.ncceed.org

 

The City of Fayetteville is a dynamic, culturally-rich community committed to high performance, transparency, and innovation. Directly adjacent to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville is home to more than 210,000 residents. The mission of the City is to provide sustainable, high-quality public services for our communities to thrive and businesses to grow. With creative energy, vibrant history, and compassionate people, Fayetteville always finds a way. That’s why we are America’s Can Do City. To learn more about the City of Fayetteville and City departments or services, please visit Fayetteville the mission of HER Week; HER Fayetteville is to celebrate and empower women through education, networking, mentoring, and partnerships to promote opportunities for all women throughout Fayetteville. Efforts to celebrate HER Week; HER Fayetteville will focus on Heart, Equality, and Resilience, celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month follow. us on Facebook or Instagram.  

 

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OnlineBusiness.com Reports on Post-Pandemic Rebranding and Its Global Impact

New York, NY –  The internet has always connected companies with a global audience and customer base, however, in a post-pandemic world, the ‘digital marketplace’ for the attention of that global audience has only increased in competitiveness. Instead of going out to their local stores, many consumers are spending their time on the internet as opposed to going out to a physical store to shop for things such as apparel, groceries, food or home supplies. This has opened the door for opportunities to many companies both domestic and international to reach those consumers.

Many businesses that were otherwise flourishing were hit hard by the unexpected pandemic. As we have crossed the year mark since the pandemic hit in the US, businesses are still understanding and learning to adapt to today’s digital landscape. And for some companies, they have been able to rebrand themselves successfully during the pandemic by understanding the needs of the new ‘stay at home shopper’.

One such company that has risen during the pandemic is SHEIN.com. A Chinese company that strictly has its roots in a digital marketplace, they learned to understand and connect with today’s online consumer. Beginning as SheInside.com and also owning an international domain SHEIN.cn, SHEIN acquired SHEIN.com for a high five figure deal to solidfy their rebrand and maintain a stronger connection with their audience. 

Understanding that one not only needs a strong digital presence by way of advertising to their target audience, there is also a need to ensure a strong first impression. And it’s the owning and using of a premium domain name that enhances a company’s first impression when a customer browses their website. By acquiring a shorter, memorable .com, SHEIN was able to secure a brandable name that has stuck in the minds of thousands of shoppers, enabling it to become one of the most downloaded apps this year, even more downloaded than the Amazon app at one point.

This acquisition represents a trend in international companies willing to pay top dollar upgrading to a better domain when rebranding. It has been noted that 70% of companies in Fortune China 100 use .com for their corporate domains. 

One such company, 360.cn, has made the transition to .com by paying a whopping $17M to acquire and upgrade to 360.com.

“Strong sales rely on a business’s ability to strengthen its brand within the marketplace and consumer mindshare. By securing the .com extension, businesses are able to alter its perception to its customer base from an international entity to a US-based operation despite having roots in another country. Companies who invest in shorter .com domains will continue to reap rewards in the future,” says Anthony Santiago, marketing director of OnlineBusiness.com

It is not just the .com element of a domain but those that are short in name also seem to be the domain of choice for Chinese companies looking to upgrade to a premium domain name

These examples show the importance of a .com and the far-reaching effects it has both domestically and internationally. 

To learn more about OnlineBusiness.com, visit their website or learn more by contacting the team directly at contact@onlinebusiness.com.

About OnlineBusiness.com

OnlineBusiness.com is a digital marketplace for premium domains and starter sites. They specialize in helping their clients to acquire the best domain name to increase credibility and brand power. Currently, they list over 3,500 domain names with a combined valuation of over $5M. To learn more visit https://www.onlinebusiness.com.

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OnlineBusiness.com Media Team

contact@onlinebusiness.com

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GoutInformation.com Releases New Informational Videos to Help Gout Sufferers

New York, NY (Press Release) – GoutInformation.com, a site dedicated to gout treatment and pain relief, has added more resource videos to their YouTube channel. The videos range from the best vitamins for gout to best managing an acute gout attack. GoutInformation understands their audience have different preferences in ingesting knowledge and thus has expanded their video series, in addition to continuing to update their blog.

“We understand how painful gout can be and we strive to be the all in one resource for anyone looking to treat and also prevent their gout,” said Maximillian Jordan, Editor in Chief of GoutInformation.com.

The video series are meant to be bite sized bits of information targeted to a specific question or treatment, the videos range from one minute plus to over three minutes. 

GoutInformation also has a blog that is updated regularly to capture all news related to gout from the web and posting those that the editors feel are the most useful and accurate. On the blog are diet plans, latest medication news and other suggested home remedies that may be effective in the treatment of gout.

“As a gout sufferer myself, I found that although there was a lot of information out on the web, it seemed to be scattered and a bit all over the place. We wanted to centralize all of the information related to gout to make it easier for those looking for treatment,” continued Jordan.

GoutInformation.com also has a resources section that lists some of the treatments they recommend such as pain patches and gout creams. 

To learn more, visit GoutInformation.com and subscribe to their YouTube Channel today.

About Gout Information

GoutInformation.com takes a holistic approach to treating gout. It was created by individuals who themselves have experienced gout and want to share their knowledge with fellow gout sufferers.

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GoutInformation.com Media Team

contact@goutinformation.com

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V and T Events in Pensacola, FL has launched a new range of event design and planning services for occasions such as weddings

Pensacola, Florida company V and T Events has released an updated range of event planning services. The company’s professional event coordinators help clients prepare for various occasions including weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties, corporate events, and more.

For more information, please visit https://weddingsbyvandt.com

The newest service launch aims to adapt to the ever-changing event management industry by offering trendy new food, cocktail, and entertainment choices.

Individuals attempting to plan a large event on their own may feel intense pressure to meet expectations and please their guests. Vendors may also recognize inexperience during negotiations and consequently raise their prices. V and T Events expert coordinators help clients navigate the entire event planning process from beginning to end.

Clients can choose to hire the company’s professionals for either the full planning of an event or simply to take some of the tasks off their hands and offer advice.

Beyond general event planning, V and T Event’s team assists clients with other details such as venue dimensions, housekeeping concerns, health and safety factors, and sound and lighting equipment. V and T Events creates an entire design concept for your event. Our team designs with purpose and intentions; from the moment your guest receives invite until they leave carry shoes hand style is represented says Ramona Hunter, owner and lead designer.

On the day of the event, the planning professionals provide hands-on support to ensure that the occasion runs smoothly and without issue. With the team of experts close by, clients can focus all of their attention on their guests.

The company offers event management for a wide range of occasions, from baby showers to corporate holiday parties. Their event management team is dedicated to accommodating the diverse needs and expectations of each client.

With the newest launch, V and T Events continues to offer premium event planning for any occasion, whether the guest list is 50 friends or 300 colleagues.

A satisfied customer said: “V and T Events were amazing. I wish we could give them more than 5 stars. They made our day perfect. From the first time we sat down to talk about things, they were so organized and knew exactly what we needed. Use V And T Events for your next event and you won’t be disappointed.”

Interested parties can find more information at the above-mentioned website or call 850-502-7567

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Napping.com Releases ‘Survival Guide to a Napidemic’ to Provide Tips on Napping Properly

New York, NY (Press Release) – Tiger King. Unemployment. Netflix. Boredom. News Headlines. What do these all have in common? According to Napping.com, they have all contributed to hitting the tipping point of a new pandemic, a ‘Napidemic’. In honor of National Sleep Awareness Month, Napping.com is pushing out a social awareness campaign to promote proper napping by releasing a ‘Survival Guide to a Napidemic.’

Early studies from the UK report that improper napping can put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. For example, the study found that for every additional hour of sleep at night, they were 12 percent at lower odds of becoming infected with COVID. On the other hand, those who had napped an hour during the day did have a 6 percent higher chance of contracting COVID-19. This increased risk is a result of how sleep impacts how our body can recover from illnesses. 

“We wanted to raise awareness to the benefits of napping and how to nap properly and felt putting a term behind the campaign such as a Napidemic was a great way to capture people’s attention and openness to better napping,” said Anthony Santiago, VP of Marketing.

“When people think napping, they think catnap or power nap, but aside from that, they nap away, but there are benefits to napping properly and that’s the information we hope to convey and spread with this report,” continued Santiago.

Since the start of March, National Sleep Awareness Month, Napping.com has released reports on various areas of sleeping and sleep disorders. They also just wrapped up their “Ultimate Power Nap Bundle” giveaway which ended on March 19th specifically to honor National Napping Day which was on March 15th this year, the day after daylights savings.

Medical research has demonstrated the close connection between sleep and the immune system where the lack of sleep could potentially make vaccines less effective.

“We don’t want to give people another thing to worry about and I am sure we’re all tired of hearing anything ending in -demic, and what we’d all love to do us just sleep it off and wake up in a world free of -demics, and in a way that’s what we’re promoting, take a nap, and although the pandemic will still be around, you’ll be better refresh to take on the day with a proper nap.”

The guide provides a look into how our sleep and napping schedules have changed forever and gives an insight into how to best optimize your nap time and day overall, specifically showcasing the Do’s and Dont’s in a Napidemic.

Download the free Survival Guide today at Napping.com.

About Napping.com

Napping.com provides the latest news, information, and expert articles related to sleep, sleep research, napping, and better health and wellness.

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Marketing Director

anthony@napping.com