Kovels' Top 10 Tips For Smart Flea Market Shopping

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Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2021

The antiques experts at Kovels’ are excited about a new season of flea markets after a year of closures. Here are their Top 10 tips to maximize the experience.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hear that thunder in the distance? It is the sound flea market fans rushing toward all the outdoor (and indoor, too) markets opening after more than a year of closures. Those holding the flea markets are just as excited as the visitors, with tables filled with wares that have been in storage instead of stalls.

Collectors are excited about a new season of bargains, antique and vintage household items, furniture, art and ceramics. But wait! Curb the enthusiasm and be smart shoppers. The Kovels’ offer their Top 10 tips to maximize the flea market experience.

1. Look at all of the items on out of the way shelves and in the corners.  You could find an overlooked treasure.

2. Be sure to have measurements before you go to buy any furniture, picture or other items. Measure your doorways and stairs to make sure any furniture that you buy will fit through the doorways and up or down stairs. If you forget to take a tape measure, don’t forget a dollar bill is 6 inches long.

3. If buying clothes, wear tight outfits so you can easily try on potential buys.

4. Be sure to carefully check anything you are thinking of buying for damage, missing parts or tears.

5. Bring batteries if you are looking for toys so you can make sure they work.

6. Don’t buy a rug or coat or any thick fabric that has a smell as you may have a lot of difficulty getting it out.

7. Look for furniture that will have a whole new look if you paint it.  It may not be a valuable antique, but it can become a sturdy or colorful addition to a room.

8. Mix and match is “in” for furniture, clothes, rugs, pillows and walls.

9. Look at the marks.  You may find a sought after maker. For jewelry, check for gold or sterling silver marks as well.

10. Look in Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide or search online at Kovels.com to help price and identify your finds.

About Kovels
Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel provide collectors and researchers with up-to-date and informed information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry and her late husband, Ralph. The Kovels have written over 100 books, including their annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, now in its 53rd edition, as well as dozens of leaflets, and three series about antiques for television.
Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers a bird’s-eye view of the market with news, information and over 1 million prices. Readers will find auction reports, readers’ questions with answers, a marks dictionary, and identification guides covering antiques and collectibles from 1750 to 2010. Also included is the digital edition of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles Newsletter with 46 years of archives. To stay in touch, subscribe to Kovels’ free weekly email, Kovels Komments, at Kovels.com.

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SmALL Business is Essential Launches Universal Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.”

— Edward Henry

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colours associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. Our Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and much research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity during a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, no, ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses when doing the right thing. “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.”

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

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Isabelle Henriquez On Growth Mindset As A Student

Having a growth mindset is critical for students at the university level. Isabelle Henriquez shares its importance in present-day undergrads.

DENVER , CO, UNITED STATES , May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Why is mindset so important for students?

Mindset refers to the way that a person interprets and interacts with the world. It colors every single aspect of life. And, there’s a significant difference between people who embrace a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

As a student, Isabelle Henriquez strives to maintain a growth mindset whenever possible.

What is a Growth Mindset?

Growth mindset is a buzzword commonly used by companies, organizations, and schools. Its primary principle is that an individual can cultivate their talents through strategy, collaboration with others, and hard work. As Isabelle Henriquez knows, many teachers aim to instill the growth mindset within students, especially when working in a collaborative environment.

How Can a Growth Mindset Help Students?

Students with a growth mindset tend to learn and achieve higher grades than those with a fixed mindset. Henriquez has observed other students with a growth mindset and their success in the classroom setting. Students with a fixed mindset have a completely different attitude when challenges come up, and this reflects in their work, and, ultimately, their grades.

As Isabelle Henriquez knows, some students have an innate talent for certain subjects. Take math for example. Some students excel in mathematics and find the courses easy. Other students claim that they hate math because it’s too hard and they are not good at it, therefore they don’t try their hardest. This is an example of a fixed mindset.

What Exactly is a ‘Fixed’ Mindset?

A fixed mindset generally refers to any individual who believes their talents are simply automatic or a gift from nature, rather than something that can be changed or developed over time. In the previous example, students who excel at math may take all of the math classes, while students who aren’t good at math may often take the minimum amount of math classes possible, simply because they believe they just aren’t good at the subject. Henriquez would likely advise these students to take the time to build out resources to help learn and grow their skills in what may be a difficult subject.

A Primary Advantage of the Growth-Minded Approach

One of the main advantages of embracing and practicing growth mindset for students that Isabelle Henriquez has noticed is that individuals are typically more empowered throughout the course of academic pursuit. There are undoubtedly challenges for every student, but effort and energy are best channeled towards concrete steps for improvements, not worrying about not being naturally talented at something as is the case with a fixed mindset.

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Produced by GCN and Van Wagner, the Collegiate Esports Invitational Championship feat. Fortnite presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is live today at 6 pm ET on twitch.tv/CollegiateEsportsInv.

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Each conference champion won $500 to earn their spot in the Championship today. The winner will take home bragging rights, $5,000 and the lion share of the $10,000 prize pool from Jersey Mike’s Subs, and products from Razer, the official peripheral partner.

The Collegiate Esports Invitational Championship feat. Fortnite presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is live today at 6 pm ET on twitch.tv/CollegiateEsportsInv.


Schools compete for $10,000 prize pool during invitational dubbed as “Where Conference Champions Are Crowned”

LOS ANGELES (May 27, 2021) – The Collegiate Esports Invitational Championship featuring Fortnite presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs will be held on May 27, 2021 at 6 pm EDT with schools who competed across 10 NCAA Conference Championships. Produced by GCN, Inc. (Gaming Community Network), part of the GameSquare Esports group of companies, is an independent media group dedicated gaming and esports, and Van Wagner, the Collegiate Esports Invitational series, billed as “Where Conference Champions Are Crowned,” is the first major collegiate esports event that brings colleges and universities together across disparate conferences to compete to become a national champion.

More than 75,000 fans viewed the 10 conference championships which were streamed live on twitch.tv/CollegiateEsportsInv. The tournament was also carried by GCN across 85+ gaming and esports centric websites where GCN reaches 65M+ monthly uniques in the U.S.

Each conference champion won $500 to earn their spot in the Championship today. The winner will take home not only bragging rights, but $5,000 and the lion share of the $10,000 prize pool from Jersey Mike’s Subs. They will also receive products from Razer, the official peripheral partner. The teams in the Championship punched their ticket after winning their respective conference tournaments on May 22.

They include:

America East Conference – University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Team poisoned arrow – Kiran “venomfn” Yarlagadda & Arveen “archher” Zarrabi

Big South Conference – Kennesaw State University – Team NA x2Twins – Andrew “AndyB” Barnes & Tyler “tBarnes” Barnes

Big West Conference – Cal State Fullerton – Team CSUF Fortnite – Javier “Crysmah” Diaz & James “jripsy” Velazquez

Colonial Athletic Association – Drexel University – Team Drexel Dragons – Fitsum “Fitse” Alebachew, Jackson “FlapJack09” Heiney & Kiry “Kai9” Mompho

CIAA – Fayetteville State University – Team Faystate Broncos – Jazz “Jazzwan38” Hanson & Darnell “SwoleFN” Walker (also running back for the FSU football team)

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Fairfield College – Team FUXC – Tim “Timothy” Burschinger & Aidan “Dudewhat” Donovan

Southland Conference – University of the Incarnate Word – Team Cardinal Gamers – Isaiah “Iagalleg” Gallegos, Thomas “ttsupernova” Hill & Yoshua “Amazingyoshi” Murillo

Sun Belt Conference – University of Texas-Arlington – Team UTA Fortnite – “Meka” & Jon “Pfluger” Pfluder

West Coast Conference – Santa Clara University – Team SCU Esports – Justin “MISAMental” Armanino & Chris “DennisTheMenace” Victorino

Western Athletic Conference – Grand Canyon University – Team Sheeeeeeesh – “mrwhale” & Logan “Flamey” Smith

This was the first of the Collegiate Esports Invitational series that will continue this fall with two other tournaments. More information regarding registration and additional details will be disclosed this summer.

About Gaming Community Network:
GCN, Inc. (Gaming Community Network) is the only independent media group completely dedicated to gaming and esports across community sites, content producers, influencers and tournament/event operators. Bridging the gap between traditional media and gaming with a “Gamer First” promise, GCN’s aggregated & integrated proprietary media network reaches 65M+ MAU’s in the US (115M+ MAUs globally) driving scale for premium content designed to provoke and share conversations. GCN builds bespoke strategy solutions from content creation to full-scale tournaments for any endpoint be it social, broadcast TV or live stream. As a GameSquare Esports Inc. (stock: GSQ, Canadian Securities Exchange) subsidiary, GCN collaborates with its partners to deliver memorable experiences for gamers and brands. To learn more, visit GCN.gg or follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/GamingCommunityNetwork/

About Van Wagner:
Van Wagner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC that creates, advises, and sells on behalf of world-class teams, leagues, brands, properties, and colleges. An innovator in the sports and media business, Van Wagner is a global leader in high-impact broadcast visible signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the highest levels of international soccer, sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, college multi-media rights, and in-venue content production at the world’s biggest sporting events. www.vanwagner.com

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Stave Puzzles Raises $3,300 for The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund

NORWICH, VERMONT, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Soon after Stave Puzzles kicked off their Virtual Silent Auction to benefit The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund on May 21, bids began to come in for the one-of-a-kind puzzle, Guardian of the Band, by Simon Combes. When the event ended on May 23 at midnight, the 250-piece, pre-crafted, Stave Traditional puzzle, valued at $2,895, brought in a total of 17 bids and was sold to T.T. from California, U.S. for $3,252. Stave rounded the highest bid up to $3,300 and sent this full amount directly to The Ellen Fund.

Stave is excited to be able to support a cause that they’re passionate about. The Ellen Show is almost always on the television in their shop in the afternoon because she keeps the artisans and staff in good spirits and fills the building with laughter. Ellen DeGeneres’s endeavor to help endangered species through her fund particularly inspired the Stave team because the organization uniquely brings attention to game changing conservation projects, uplifts women and conservationists of color, and inspires the hope that anyone can make a difference.

As the makers of the world’s finest handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles, Stave decided there was no better way to show their support than by auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Stave puzzle and donating 100% of the proceeds to the fund. After the success of this event, the company is looking forward to what the future holds for their Stave Gives Back Program. For updates on future fundraisers to benefit a variety of charitable causes, follow Stave Puzzles on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit their website.

Stave Puzzles, dubbed the Rolls Royce of wooden jigsaw puzzles by Smithsonian Magazine in 1988, makes the finest, handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles found in the world today. They have been bringing fun, challenge, and togetherness to families and friends since 1974.


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Safe Summer Learning Experiences for Kids

ACA Accredited Camp EDMO® Comes to Four Austin Locations.
Summer Day Camp for Pre-K – 5th Graders.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s almost Memorial Day, school is ending soon if not already, and some families still aren’t sure whether or not sending their kids to summer camp is the right decision. We get it. Right now kids ages 12+ are receiving COVID vaccinations but what about younger children, what’s safe for them? As a parent, it’s hard to know. Fortunately, there are organizations that recognize the importance of summer camp for children’s social, emotional and physical development and that have put together extensive guidelines to help summer camp programs protect families and staff.

Since March of 2020, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Camp Association (ACA) have been drafting and updating health-related plans and procedures for day camps. These include proper protocols on physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection, activities, ventilation, play spaces, and more. They also have information available as to how best to work with state and local officials to adapt their recommendations to meet the unique needs of each location and community.

COVID-19 may have been new, but as the ACA states on their website, “The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at camp, and camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases.” The CDC seems to agree and further emphasizes the importance of camp right now by stating that “In addition to allowing for free play and unstructured learning, many camps also incorporate educational content, which can help prevent summer learning loss.” After a time where kids' school education may have suffered, what could be more important.

One summer day camp that has adapted well to the new COVID guidelines is Camp EDMO®, a camp for kids from Pre-K – 5th graders which has just introduced four day camp locations to the Austin area. EDMO has been around for 18 years and is an ACA Accredited camp that began in Northern California. At EDMO, kids engage in a variety of subjects such as science, coding, engineering, and the arts to tap into their curiosity and develop a love of learning. The curriculum also includes a proprietary social and emotional learning (SEL) framework called The EDMO Method® which weaves social emotional learning into its programs. Camp EDMO is also the winner of the 2020 NSLA’s National Summer Learning Association Award!

Camp EDMO sets high standards for their program and for kids' safety. As their Chief Operations Officer Courtney Cimoli explained, “We know that parents are entrusting us with their children and we do not take that responsibility lightly! We follow strict guidelines to ensure that kids and staff are safe during all of our programs.” EDMO is also very transparent with how they train their staff for safety and the COVID-19 policies and procedures they’ve put in place, including daily at-home health screening.

As Cimoli says “We've heard from adults and children that, after a year of COVID-19, summer camp is even more important. For us, so is the importance of creating learning experiences that combat the social isolation of these times and help children become curious, compassionate, and confident people in the world.”

About Camp EDMO:
Camp EDMO®, powered by Edventure More (EDMO), is a year-round 501(c)(3) non-profit enrichment organization, providing high-quality, high-access maker-infused science, tech and nature in person and online programs that foster intellectual, social, emotional, and physical intelligence in children. Edventure More is a local force in the national movement to reduce Summer Learning Loss, build Social Emotional Learning and 21st Century Skills, save hands-on learning in schools and make equitable, high-quality STEAM & SEL education programs accessible to all communities. 5% of all summer camp proceeds and 100% of donations support camper scholarships and subsidize the cost of maker-infused science & technology programs in schools.

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Explore Authors Magazine: Great new books to read this summer

The Adventures of The Gray Rider: The General's Daughter

The Adventures of The Gray Rider: The General’s Daughter

To Hide from a Northern Wind: River of Tears by J.B. Millhollin

To Hide from a Northern Wind: River of Tears by J.B. Millhollin

Angelina Escapes to Mackinac Island by Susan Locascio

Angelina Escapes to Mackinac Island by Susan Locascio

Summer is almost here. Check out Explore Authors Magazine's recommended list of great new books to read this summer!

Captivating fiction, nonfiction and children's books to read this summer!”

— Explore Authors Magazine

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The following books are available in paperback and eBook formats at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and fine retailers everywhere. Check out our list of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books.

The General's Daughter (2021) by T.M Rice is the follow up to Rice's fast-paced 2020 action thriller, The Chemist: The Adventures of The Gray Rider. This one is as action packed and thrilling as the first. We see a movie in the future for this series. We highly recommend this enthralling new book! Stories from Terry's Garage: ISBN, 978-1734704914

The Redcap: A Sam McKay Novel is on sale now. This taut edge-of-your-seat crime thriller by K.M. Hardy will keep your eyes glued to every page. A brilliant follow-up up to the first book in the Sam McKay series, SCOTS HONOR. We're captivated! On sale now – Picaty Press, ISBN: 978-1736734605

Was Shakespeare an anti-Semite? This age-old question has haunted the author for centuries. Author Stephen Byk offers this critical analysis of the world's most famous playwright's work in Vindicating Shakespeare: A Theater Director’s Study of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. On sale now. LS&G Publishing ISBN: 978-0578871363

Lutka wants to become an opera singer. But what does a person do when his country is invaded by another country, the government is overthrown and plagued by famine and in turmoil surrounding the Russian Revolution? Action and suspense fuels this captivating novel, The Opera Singer by Paul Larson, coming soon to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and fine retailers everywhere May 1st, 2021. ISBN: 978-1736895108

Blackness Interrupted: Black Psychology Matters by Nicól Osborne, MSW and Tamera Gittens, MHC, explores the subject of Black psychology as a field or branch of psychology that adequately addresses and explores psychology beyond the Eurocentric perspective of psychology as it relates to the Black experience. A captivating and persuasive analysis of racial bias in educational psychology by Osborne and Gittens. ORDER TODAY via Amazon, Barnes and Noble and fine retailers everywhere. The Negative Space Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-578-88705-0

You will have a number of books to choose from by this amazing author, J.B. Millhollin, including his most recent crime thriller, the fourth in his saga, To Hide from a Northern Wind: River of Tears, bringing his breathtaking and methodical storytelling about the 140 year family feud between the Masters and the Jenkins families to a close, amid a murder trial that brings the families together for a united cause. Read the entire series, and other novels by J.B. Millhollin via the links below. Fans of legal crime dramas will love this author. Grey Place Books, ISBN: 978-1-7358745-5-5

Dan Valenti's heart-pounding novel and romantic thriller , A Kiss Worth Waiting for… is on sale now! We highly recommend this decades-spanning romantic journey in the author's debut novel, and sure to be classic. BUY TODAY via fine retailers everywhere. Collar City Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-7370674-0-5

Suzanne Locascio's much awaited debut novel, Angelina Escapes to Mackinac Island is an absolute must-read. Locascio's action-packed thriller is set during the French Revolution amid royal intrigue, danger, and a daring escape to Mackinac Island from Angelina Savoy's beloved France! On sale now via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and fine retailers everywhere B. Nelson Press, ISBN: 978-1-7370015-0-8

A Lot Going on Upstairs is J.S. Black's piercing insight into the thoughts of his teenaged character, which drives this story about divorce and mental health in this gut-wrenching story. A sharp read! Available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and fine retailers everywhere. Jamilian Books, ISBN: 978-0578876450

Robert H. Alexander's inspirational Christian-centered book, Faith's Missing Link: JOY is COMING SOON! This inspirational book informs and uplifts, look for it on Amazon and fine retailers everywhere, JUNE 2021. – IndyPub: 978-1-0879-4528-6

Out of the Mists: A Compendium of Bizarre Short Stories by John Knight is on sale now! Readers will enjoy Knight's intriguing and often chilling stories. Curl up with this book and enjoy! Available now via Amazon, B&N and fine retailers everywhere! IndyPub: 979-8591007393

Jim Morgan’s Me and Eli, coming of age story about a mysterious boy is suspenseful, and enthralling coming to a close with a shocking twist. We highly recommend this intriguing young adult novel! 978-0578866246

The Infinite Circle of the Soul: A Non-religious Look at Spirituality by Mike Hain focuses on the 'human soul and all of its attributes including love, creativity, empathy, and its journey throughout many earthly lives.' Hain's insight brings something tangible to the ethereal, a subject we've all wondered about. His approach to the incorporeal provides answers that steers his readers to their authentic selves in this motivational book. ECSM Publishing 978-1736559109

Peter Spicer's gripping book, Breaking Baptist, details why he left the evangelical fundamentalist religion. Am eye-opening and riveting perspective. We highly recommend. Spicewrite, ISBN: 978-0578801834

Chef Lissa Turner’s Journal in a Journal: A Personalized Cookbook for your Cooking Journey offers easy to prepare, delicious meals for anyone who enjoys cooking.. Chef Turner’s meals are sure to delight your guests and the recipes are fun to cook.. Journey in a Journal is a must-keep. Elle Cee Tee, ISBN: 978-0578805238


The Lighthouse by Becky Enright tells a charming and educational story about what lighthouses do and why they are important. Children will enjoy the whimsical illustrations and storytelling. C&B Books, ISBN: 978-1736908709

Me and Toby by Jo Robinson is a heartwarming children’s book about hope and finding a new home when a chair at a furniture store is taken in by a new family. Adorable anthropomorphic tale! Buy today via fine retailers everywhere… Library of Twink Publishing, ISBN: 978-0578862347

Penelope: Be Kind to Animals, Penelope Helps Mom and Dad, and Penelope: Super Duper Spectacular Princess Ballerina by E. Brauner Hughes is on sale now. This beautiful family-focused children's book series builds on beautiful artwork and teaching children positive reassuring life-lessons. If your child loves children’s books like Arthur, he or she will love Penelope! Buy today. Love-LovePublishing, ISBN: 978-1-7334454-6-7

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Pixbim Launches the World’s Most Intelligent AI Tool for Photo Colorization

An old black and white photo colorized using Color Surprise AI in one-click

Color added to black and white portrait using Color Surprise AI

Pixbim Launches the World’s most intelligent AI Photo Colorization tool that adds color to old black and white photos automatically in one-click.

Previoulsy, colorization was a fairly tedious, mostly manual process and the results were frequently unconvincing. This software is fully automatic – select a photo, wait a bit, and its done!”

— Pixbim user

EMERYVILLE, USA, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pixbim launches the World’s most intelligent AI Photo colorization tool that adds color to old b&w photos automatically in one-click. Users can colorize old black and white photos very easily with Pixbim’s advanced AI tool, Color Surprise AI.

Color Surprise AI is an AI-powered desktop based application that works with a single click. The application colorizes your images within seconds, you can see the progress as the application works, and it functions 100% automatically. The software is beginner-friendly and it is especially excellent for people who do not have much experience on how to colorize old photos.

“Previoulsy, colorization was a fairly tedious, mostly manual process and the results were frequently unconvincing. This software is fully automatic – select a photo, wait a bit, and its done!” says a Pixbim user.

The program runs entirely on your system/laptop and hence there is no privacy issue. The processing takes place on the user’s system/laptop as it is a stand-alone software.

There are both paid and free versions of the application available. Free version lets new users test all the features of the software to see the results for themselves on their own photos with no image size restrictions. For the paid version, one-time fee gives users a life-time validity and free upgrades and hence any number of photos can be colorized.

The latest version of the Color Surprise AI gives users some additional benefits like smart brush tool to change AI generated colors to colors of their choice and batch processing of photos. The many sliders can be used to further improvise the photos.

Other programs from Pixbim include software to fix old pictures with tears, scratches and spots automatically using AI and Unblur Shake AI which works to remove camera blur from photos.

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Pixbim is a team of people which includes software developers, imaging scientists with PhDs, tech support, marketing and web developers.
Pixbim creates cutting edge tech photography and imaging software to solve some challenging photography problems.

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Nation’s Most Popular Smart, Hydroponic, In-Home Gardens Debuts Tasty, Vitamin-Packed Superfood Seed Pods

This variety of sprouts and shoots is a natural extension for AeroGarden. Like our veggies and herbs, these microgreens thrive in a hydroponic garden and take just a few days from start to harvest!” ”

— Tina Edwards, Brand Manager, AeroGarden.

BOULDER, CO, USA, May 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — AeroGarden, the world’s leading manufacturer of smart hydroponic garden systems, will introduce nutrient-dense and delicious MicroGreens to its offerings, beginning May 26, 2021. The accessory kit, which will include Superfood Microgreens, growing tray and more, costs $29.95 and will be available at the brand’s e-commerce site, Aerogarden.com and on Amazon.com.

The new MicroGreens kit works perfectly in AeroGarden’s popular Harvest, and Harvest Elite garden systems, which require no sun, soil, or outdoor space to grow fresh produce all year round. Choose one of the flavorful, vitamin-packed microgreens, or grow two different varieties at the same time, and expect to harvest in as few as seven days.

“Adding microgreens, which pack a nutrient punch and come in a variety of flavor profiles, from spicy to nutty to lemony was a natural extension for AeroGarden,” said Tina Edwards, Brand Manager, AeroGarden. “This variety of sprouts and shoots, just like AeroGarden’s wide variety of vegetables and herbs, thrives in a healthy hydroponic garden. Even better, these microgreens grow incredibly quickly, and take just a few days between start to harvest!”

At a cost of only pennies per serving, AeroGarden’s MicroGreens make the perfect addition to juices, smoothies, salads, sandwiches, wraps, or as a finishing touch or splash of color to almost any savory dish. These aromatic greens, also known as micro herbs or vegetable confetti, are rich in flavor, low in calories, and contain up to 40 times the vital nutrients and antioxidants of their fully-grown counterparts. Rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper, microgreens are also a great source of beneficial plant compounds like antioxidants. Wheatgrass, one of the nation’s favorite microgreens, is high in vitamins A, C, and E as well as iron, calcium potassium and folate, and contains 17 of the 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own.

Each AeroGarden MicroGreens kit comes with an Irrigation Deck, two Microgreens Trays, two Microgreens Tray Grow Domes, four pieces of compostable AeroFelt Grow Media and one- 4oz pack of Superfood Microgreens seeds. The AeroGarden Harvest and Harvest Elite indoor garden systems are not included.

Since introducing the first AeroGarden in March 2006, AeroGarden has expanded its product line to include multiple gardens and a variety of products for use in its gardens, including Seed Pod Kits, Grow Lights, liquid nutrients and accessory products. In addition to AeroGarden.com, AeroGarden products are widely available online and at a variety of retailers including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macys, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Home Depot.

For further information please visit www.aerogarden.com. Media please contact Susan Mallory (551.404.3963 / Susan@MastersMallory.com) or Sydney Masters (212.987.6804 / Sydney@MastersMallory.com ).

About Scotts Miracle-Gro:
With approximately $4.1 billion in sales, the Company is one of the world’s largest marketers of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company’s brands are among the most recognized in the industry. The Company’s Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho® and Aerogrow® brands are market leading in their categories. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hawthorne Gardening Company, is a leading provider of nutrients, lighting and other materials used in the indoor and hydroponic growing segment. For additional information, visit us at www.scottsmiraclegro.com.

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Masters Mallory Communications
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USA Wheelchair Football League Expanding to Nine Cities

USA Wheelchair Football Player Catching the Ball

USA Wheelchair Football Player Catching the Ball

Growth to support 100 veterans and adults with disabilities thanks to generous support from the NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation Salute to Service Partnership

This expansion brings the American game we love to more communities and more participants. It allows more athletes to be able to speak about their football experience in terms of today.”

— Move United Executive Director Glenn Merry

ROCKVILLE, MD, USA, May 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL), a program of Move United, is more than doubling its reach for the 2021 season, expanding from four to nine cities. The expansion highlights Move United’s commitment to provide athletes with disabilities opportunities to push beyond what’s possible and compete at the highest level of sport.

Founded with four teams in Chicago, Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Phoenix, in 2019, the USAWFL’s growth expands programming to teams in Birmingham, Alabama, Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Tampa, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana. This opportunity will allow more than 100 veterans and adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in America’s favorite sport, proving that football really is for all.

“Hillsborough County Adaptive Sports is excited to join the USA Wheelchair Football League for the 2021 season. This program provides our Veterans and athletes with disabilities the opportunity to compete against the best adaptive football players in the country as well as develop the teamwork, dedication and resilience that football teaches,” said Mary Cales with Hillsborough County Adaptive Sports

The expansion is made possible thanks to generous support from the NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation Salute to Service partnership “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” grant. In addition to supporting the USAWFL’s competitive teams, the grant provides opportunities for grassroots growth of the sport through coaching education and learn-to-play clinics.

“This expansion brings the American game we love to more communities and more participants. It allows more athletes to be able to speak about their football experience in terms of today. They don’t have to reference an activity they used to do. Rather, they can sit with their friends after a game and talk about how awesome it was to score the touchdown, or win the game, or be out on the field. Bringing sport back into a veteran’s life is the power that the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the NFL are doing through their increased support this year,” said Move United Executive Director Glenn Merry.

“We’re grateful to have partners like the NFL and Move United who understand that when veterans return from their military service, they don’t return to agencies or organizations—they come home to American communities. Veterans are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues; when they thrive, our communities thrive,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “This expansion of the USAWFL represents our continued investment in veterans and the communities they call home. Together, we’re creating opportunities for veterans to redefine what’s possible.”

All nine teams will compete this fall in the inaugural USAWL season with two tournaments scheduled September 10-11 in Phoenix and October 30-31 in Chicago. More information about the league and opportunities to get involved can be found at usawfl.org.

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