Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities, Product Launches

New Book, ‘The Power of the Pen,’ Gives Insights into the World of Handwriting Analysis

SEATTLE, Wash. -- With its first-ever published book, "The Power of the Pen: from the unconscious to the conscious" (ISBN: 978-1970181340), The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) showcases 23 unique perspectives on handwriting analysis and its modern uses. Each essay is penned by a respected handwriting analyst and explores topics such as handwriting research in the digital age, human resources, the effects of medication on handwriting, genealogy, deception, signature analysis, psychology, and so much more.

Filled with personal stories and handwriting psychology, "The Power of the Pen" is a rare look into the world of handwriting analysis and highlights how people around the world study and use graphology today.

"AHAF is proud to present 'The Power of the Pen,' an Anthology that captures not just the technical side of graphology, but also the spirit and passion that brings it to life. 'The Power of the Pen' represents decades of dedication, study, practical research and application of graphological principles by widely respected handwriting analysts and graphologists," said Lauren Mooney Bear, AHAF President.

"After working in this field for more than 50 years, it was a great privilege to bring together these professionals and shepherd their work into a one-of-a-kind publication. 'The Power of the Pen' anthology does what no other book on handwriting analysis does: it offers a broad spectrum of topics and perspectives on all levels of interest and expertise," said Sheila Lowe, AHAF Immediate Past President and Editor.

The foreword, contributed by neuroscientist, Dr. Mark Noble, affirms the special effects writing has on the brain and how writing by hand is more effective than the computer when it comes to learning.

"The Power of the Pen: from unconscious to conscious" is 362 pages and is now available through Amazon: https://a.co/d/9DG1JHh.

Intro Video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/vxvxbG9Xn1M

About AHAF:

The Foundation is a 501-(c)6 non-profit organization, chartered and incorporated in California, and are the sponsors of Campaign for Cursive. Visit https://ahafhandwriting.org/.

Related link: https://www.ahafhandwriting.org/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Business, Education and Schools, Free News Articles, General Editorial

SparksPlus Brings the College Campus Experience to Senior Living Communities with Some of the Brightest Minds in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The SparksPlus On-Demand Life Enrichment Program announces the holistic programs and esteemed speakers for the 2023 season. These video-on-demand classes, designed for seniors living in communities, feature top minds from world-class institutions, such as Yale and Pratt Design Institute, and the United Nations, to a Grammy Award musician. Twelve programs are offered, including Creative Memoir Writing, Finding Your Life's Purpose, and How to Outsmart Cyber Criminals. SparksPlus is a division of 3rdPlus.

"Seniors living in communities want more than bingo and crafts. And we want to deliver on that by bringing thought-provoking and enriching programs to the community that engage all of the senses and support positive aging," shared Cynthia Thurlow, Founder and Principal of SparksPlus, a division of 3rdPlus. "We are working with some of the brightest minds in the world to help transform and enhance the lives of today's elders."

One complimentary on-demand class is being offered for senior living communities so they can see how this holistic program can be shared and brought to life for a full sensory experience. Creative Memoir Writing 101 includes:

* A video recording of the writing course featuring Keith Morris, MFA, Professor of Creative Writing at Clemson University.

* An easy-to-follow guide for senior living life enrichment professionals, with ideas for activities to host during the video presentation and for months after.

* Table tent templates to promote upcoming sessions to residents.

* An art project, "Design Your Book Cover," to inspire your writing, and other engaging projects are included.

Thurlow added, "This type of program is so essential for seniors who are often faced with social isolation, even when they move to active adult senior living communities. The life enrichment offerings bring people together over intellectual content and help create meaningful connections."

"At this week's LeadingAge Annual Meeting, life enrichment professionals were very interested in the program and expressed appreciation for quality content and activity modules for a very affordable price," Thurlow shared.

SparksPlus is a division of 3rdPlus, a one-of-a-kind company with enhanced services to help senior living communities transform the resident experience. Founder and Principal Cynthia Thurlow has worked in advertising for 30 years and in the senior living industry for a decade. She has long held a passion to create a socially conscious company committed to positive aging. Her own family elders' aging journeys, coupled with her deep love for healthy, organic food and her foray into restaurant ownership, have only reinforced that mission.

To receive the free on-demand class, call 888-776-5135, 206-262-1999, or email ideas@3rdPlus.com or visit: https://3rdplus.com/sparksplus/.

For more information and an electronic press kit, visit https://3rdplus.com/press-news/.

Related link: https://3rdplus.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Free News Articles, General Editorial

Tori Belle Cosmetics Cover Model Contest!

SEATTLE, Wash. -- In partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Tori Belle Cosmetics is searching for the next bold, brave and confident model to grace the front cover of their magazine and other digital platforms totaling an audience of over 2.5 million per month and a prize package valued at $500.

Second and third place models will also be selected to be featured and receive a $300 and $100 prize package.

The finalists will be announced during Tori Belle Cosmetic's 3rd annual Party in Pink live streamed event on October 6th where ten will go on to compete for a place in the top three via audience votes. One vote is $1.

Voting will end October 16 and the winners will be announced October 20, 2022.

All entries are $5 and must be received by Monday October 3. 100% of entry fees and votes will be donated to the NBCF.

To Enter submit your photo at: https://www.toribellecosmetics.com/pages/party-in-pink-landing-page

Related link: https://www.toribellecosmetics.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Business, Free News Articles, Funding and Investment

Proteios Technology, Inc. Awarded $1.6 Million NIH SBIR Grant to Commercialize its Multivariate Cell Isolation Technology

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Proteios Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce it's received a $1.6 million SBIR Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to commercialize its multivariate (parallel) cell isolation technology. Grant funds will be used to extend Proteios' cell isolation kits to include up to 20 of the most common cell types currently used in cell therapy development.

Cell biology is complex. And conducting experiments on an isolated population of cells, rather than a heterogeneous mix, is a common approach to reduce experimental complexity. Cell isolation allows cell biologists to confidently attribute observed effects and responses to a particular cell type.

Specifically, Proteios' multivariate cell isolation technology provides high-performance, antibody- and magnetic bead-free isolation of cell types in fewer than 30 minutes. This is a big reduction in time compared to currently available methods, while meeting or exceeding cell yield, purity and viability.

Proprietary Proteios Chimeras will be designed and developed to bind to each of the 20 target cell types with high specificity and selectivity through a combination of robotic biological screening, Machine Learning (ML) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation.

Proteios will also incorporate Proteios Chimeras into its cGMP cell therapy manufacturing device - a bench prototype funded under contract by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The device provides end-to-end manufacturing of cell therapies in a closed and fully-automated system with concise control over the multiple cell types that form the basis of cell therapy formulations. Proteios Chimeras will be a major component of consumables for the cGMP cell therapy manufacturing device.

"It's believed that the effectiveness of cellular therapeutics can be improved by the addition/removal of certain secondary cell types," Bob Snyder, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Proteios Technology, says. "Proteios' cell isolation technology will provide for the parallel enrichment and/or depletion of any cell type as new cell therapy formulations are investigated, reducing the vein-to-vein time and overall manufacturing cost."

Proteios is also preparing for the immediate commercial release of its research-scale recombinant protein purification kits which will provide a viable alternative to His Tag technology, unusable with about 20 percent of proteins of interest.

Initially, Proteios will launch two kits based on a proprietary affinity tag and a silica-based resin for:

1 - high-expressing proteins; and

2 - low-expressing proteins.

To learn more: https://www.proteios.com/

About Proteios Technology:

Proteios Technology is a leading provider of products and services dedicated to supporting the discovery of advanced therapeutics and their efficient manufacturing. Its innovative solutions support research at all levels from discovery and translational research to cGMP manufacturing and companion diagnostics. Its technologies enable the multivariate (parallel), tag-free isolation of any biological, including proteins/biopharmaceuticals, cell types, antibodies and viruses. Proteios' research-scale kits enable the discovery of new advanced therapeutics. And the inherent scalability of the technology allows the same methodology to be used in the manufacturing of advanced therapeutics and dramatically reduces the time required for process development.

Proteios is driven by the goal to lower the cost of healthcare and to provide advanced therapeutics to a larger patient population. It's located in the heart of Seattle and adjacent to some of the world's leading cell therapy research institutes - including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's Research Institute and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Related link: https://www.proteios.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, HVAC Heating and Cooling

Seattle Plumbing Company Commits to Transparency and Customer Peace of Mind

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Amid stories of plumbing contractors without the proper licensing doing subpar work, or even scamming customers, Trusted Plumbing & Heating in the Seattle area is more committed than ever to transparency, due diligence and customer care.

Unlicensed plumbing contractors often take shortcuts to get a job done as fast as possible so they can cram in as many jobs as they can to make money. Customers who hire these unlicensed plumbing contractors often find themselves out hundreds or even thousands of dollars, with their plumbing in disrepair, and little to no chance of getting a refund.

Trusted Plumbing understands the frustration of homeowners who experience this, and they've doubled down on their commitment to honesty and providing transparency for their customers. Their goal is to offer the best possible plumbing service in Seattle and throughout Western Washington, every one of their plumbing contractors is licensed, bonded and insured, and they never sacrifice quality for speed.

"We are upfront about our pricing," says Jim Cunningham, Owner of Trusted Plumbing & Heating, sharing that their cost for diagnostics is $89. "The $89 will be deducted off of any service performed. We've always strived to be the fairest company around. We're committed to getting the job done right the first time, and our customers appreciate that."

Trusted Plumbing & Heating provides plumbing and heating solutions throughout the Puget Sound region and are based in the Seattle area. They can be reached at (206) 208-0007 or online - https://www.trustedplumbingheating.com/

About Trusted Plumbing and Heating:

With over 35 years of experience in plumbing and 12 years of experience in heating and air conditioning, Jim Cunningham and his son James Cunningham built Trusted Plumbing & Heating's reputation as a trusted entity. This family owned and operated business is based out of King County, Washington with the purpose of providing customers with plumbing contractors and technicians that they can trust. Their technicians and plumbing contractors are experienced and trained to use the highest quality products to create a trustworthy, efficient and satisfying experience for all customers. All personnel are licensed, insured and bonded to work in Washington State and are experts in their respective fields.

Related link: https://www.trustedplumbingheating.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Home and Garden

Washington Siding Company Believes Homeowners Deserve Better Than ‘Free Estimates’

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Homeowners have been inundated in recent years with offers from contracting companies for "free estimates" for siding, roofing, window replacement, and any other home maintenance project they may need. But Builders Service Company in Washington is taking a different approach to helping folks improve their homes.

Often, companies that advertise free estimates don't offer the level of service and customization of price, materials, and timeline that homeowners need to get the most out of their home improvements. These free quotes usually entail a quick, impersonal and dubious price estimate that is likely to increase by up to 50% between when the quote is given and the service is booked, a bait-and-switch that many homeowners can no doubt relate to and find very frustrating.

But Builders Service Company does it differently. The Builders philosophy is that a home is the most important investment someone can make, and is worth much more than a free quote can properly assess. And while there is no cost to book a consultation with their home exterior experts, it's so much more than a free estimate. When Builders Service Company meets with a customer, they do so with the goal of providing the homeowner with everything they need to make the right decision for their home, from materials, to services, to timeline, to pricing information that will hold up to the changing markets.

"We take the time to truly understand the homeowner's needs, and what the best choice will be for them in terms of products, services, and project timeline," says Builders owner Mason Ruppel. "Your home deserves world-class materials that will stand the test of time and the highest quality service. When I meet with you, I'll make sure you get that, even if it takes four or five hours."

Builders Service Company offers personalized in-home consultations and custom design appointments for siding, roofing, windows, and other home contracting services.

About Builders Service Company:

Serving the Greater Pacific Northwest, Builders Service Company has been in business as a residential home improvement contractor since 1974, providing installation services and excellent products that will last a lifetime. Builders Service Company strives to provide the best workmanship and accuracy, professionalism, customer care, and affordability to all its customers, regardless of the project, to help clients invest meaningfully in their homes. They are the two-time recipients of the Golden Hammer Contractor Award from Alcoa Building Products, and are the designated Dealer of Distinction for Preservation Windows and Siding.

Learn more: https://www.buildersservicecompany.com/

MULTIMEDIA:

-Logo: https://www.buildersservicecompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/logo.png

-Image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZwubtpNq10qA-9-bLdhqoG5hl2mmSuKg/view?usp=sharing

Related link: https://www.buildersservicecompany.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Business, Free News Articles

444 Uncovers that the Northwest is Using Fungi to Fight the Good Fight in More Ways Than One

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Interviewing sustainable food and beverage businesses across the U.S. is Danielle Keogh's, co-founder, 444, LLC, passion. The latest tour of the northwest U.S. Keogh learned that mushroom cultivation and usage is advancing.

At Papa Lee's CBD Convections, she met a 12-year proud Veteran U.S. Army Ranger, chef Papa Lee Warren, who partnered with ex-semi pro baseball player, Bob Giggin, to create functional food and beverage products. Contributing proceeds from these products go towards raising awareness about military sexual assault trauma and helping victims to battle PTSD, depression and anxiety using natural remedies.

Giggin and Warren curate gummies, teas, honey and tinctures using organic hemp and herbs. They're also exploring recipes using medicinal mushrooms.

"We're jumping into the mushroom field now and we're finding that the Lion's Mane and other mushrooms restructure the system. And, when they're done in micro-dosing, they help to rebuild cells and regain life," Lee says. "We're using fungi to fight the good fight."

The Grow Network's, Marjory Wildcraft, believes it's vital to "use ancient, time-tested knowledge to nurture health through powerful, medicinal herbs."

So, returning to the garden is the future of functional ingredients where consumers or experienced chefs, like Papa Lee, create food that is medicine. A podcast, "Wounded Not Broken," launches on July 5, 2022, and will feature survivors of military sexual trauma. To join the fight, consider this Go Fund Me campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wounded-not-broken-project.

In her travels, Keogh's also met many fungi farmers. A few are organically certified and most use sustainable, organic practices. Now, while organic certification is comforting to see, it comes with a price. Often the extra cost shoppers pay for the accreditation isn't going to the farmer; it's going to taxes. So, many farmers like Brody Ferguson, Mark Rickard, Sundown Hazen and Jonathan Garrett operate organically, but keep consumer cost down by not paying the extra certification taxes.

FIND THEM HERE:

WHO: BRODY FERGUSON/FERG'S FABULOUS FARM

What: Boise Farmers Market

Where: 1500 Shoreline Dr, Boise, ID 83702

When: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHO: MARK RICKARD/SKAGIT GOURMET MUSHROOMS

What: Everett Farmers Market

Where: Hewitt and Wetmore Avenues, Everett, WA 98201

When: Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHO: SUNDOWN HAZEN & JONATHAN GARRETT/CHESED FARMS

What: Downtown Walla Walla Farmers Market

Where: 106 W Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

When: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Some farmers are making big transitions. For example, in 2020, Oregon State passed Measure 109 which states that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) can regulate psilocybin manufacturing, delivery, purchasing and consumption. Manufacturing licenses will be issued by OHA at the beginning of 2023.

The Oregon Psilocybin Society believes that psilocybin-assisted therapy can help alleviate mental health crisis in Oregon "by addressing costly epidemics like suicide, treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, PTSD, and addiction to drugs, alcohol and nicotine." At Portland, Oregon's, Pal's Mushrooms, Chris Peircean and Jeremiah McCoy are getting into growing gourmet and medicinal psylocibin mushrooms.

Overall, Keogh says farmers across the U.S. are supporting each other through consultation, equipment and supplies. For example, Rebecca Minna of Prospore, in Shelton, Washington, is turning her mushroom farm into a substrate production facility. By fall 2022, it will supply northwest commercial mushroom growers with superior substrate blocks.

Minna has also teamed up with Mica Rehnquist, owner of The Outdoor Farmer, who's constructed mushroom growing pods, "Boom Rooms," made for commercial farmers. These pods offer a perfectly-controlled, cultivation environment.

For those seeking in-person fungi farming training, Fungaia's, Paul Hamilton-Pennel, is hosting training featuring Fungi Academy in Wall Walla, Washington, September 3-11, 2022.

And finally, Blaine Alexandr-Heins, chief design officer and head of curation at i3x, looks to outer space art to sustain planet Earth. i3x will send satellites funded by asset-backed nonfungible tokens (NFT) to the stars this September. Be on the lookout for i3x NFT space launches.

i3x's focus is off-grid food sourcing, revenue for local and indigenous farmers and internal crypto-based monetary solutions. These solutions allow eco-farm communities to remain self-sufficient and provide lucrative local farming revenue channels.

Watch Blaine Alexandr-Hein discussing the future of plant medicine here: https://youtu.be/UlovO1OuPr4

"With technologies like this, the functional mushroom industry remains uncapped. Literally, the sky is the limit for the future of fungi," Keogh says.



About 444, LLC (4-Forty-4):

444 incorporates the culinary art of functional beverage and expert mixology to manufacture functional beverage mixers. By partnering with and supporting small businesses throughout the U.S. within the functional ingredients and sustainable farming sectors, 444 is dedicated to providing current industry information.

MORE INFORMATION:

Anyone interested in sharing their or others' stories: https://444.farm/

Discover northwest fungi farmers and chefs: https://444.farm/category/northwest/

MULTIMEDIA:

*Photo link for media: https://444.farm/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Bob-and-Lee.png

Photo Caption: Papa Lee Warren and Bob Giggin develop plant medicine convections.

*VIDEO (YouTube) https://youtu.be/UlovO1OuPr4

Video caption: Blaine Alexandr-Hein | The Future of Plant Medicine | i3x

Related link: https://444.farm/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved. ID:NEO2022

Business, Free News Articles

444 Discovers an Abundance of Functional Food at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Danielle Keogh, co-founder, 444, LLC, a business passionate about the culinary art of functional beverage and expert mixology, continues a nationwide tour interviewing sustainable businesses within the food and beverage industry. While exploring the U.S.'s southwest, Keogh discovered Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (AVBG), a treasure trove of plant medicine.

Naomi Stein, vice president, AVBG, welcomed Keogh with open arms and applauds the devotion of Alta Vista's volunteer board members who have worked to create such a wonderful space.

"The functional ingredient movement is alive and well here," she says.

In 1999, the city of Vista, California opened this 14-acre property to the public with a mission to bring people, nature and art together and they're doing just that and more.

AVBG plans to celebrate Earth Day by offering the community a free event where they can connect with nature on an artistic level. Vic Moraga will be live on guitar, while children can conjure recycled art, and families can discover numerous gardens with functional ingredients.

Edible delights can be found throughout. The medicinal herb garden has aloe vera, white sage, horehound, ginkgo trees, chaste trees, jojoba trees, tabebuia trees and more.

In the culinary garden, herb adventurers will find a rich variety that includes everything from spearmint, the caper bush, fennel, lemon verbena and lemongrass to hops, oregano, Thai basil, several varieties of sage, ginger, bay leaf tree, rosemary and thyme.

The children's garden is an ideal place for the younger set to learn about rare fruit trees such as Cherimoya, Loquat, pomegranate, several varieties of banana and dragon fruit.

Nancy Jones, a retired elementary teacher, also known as "Farmer Jones," gives a monthly class for AVBG members and their children. She teaches them how to garden and also heads a cleanup group, Loser's Litter, where participants help to keep the community free of debris. Additionally, she'll be overseeing the Earth Day Festival.

Other functional food events are happening all over in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

HERE'S A GOOD SAMPLING:

Who: Nancy Jones/Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
What: Earth Day Festival
Where: Vista, CA, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive Vista
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Who: Rose Walker/Le Jardin Verde Garden
What: Tree Care
Where: Albuquerque, NM, 538 Utah St. NE
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Who: Cole Daeschel/Cedar Grove Greenhouse, Nursery and Farm
What: Santa Fe Farmers' Markets | Santa Fe Railyard
Where: Santa Fe, NM, 1607 Paseo De Peralta
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Who: Dirk Hermann/Planet Mushrooms
What: Calabasas Farmers' Market
Where: Calabasas, CA, 23504 Calabasas Rd
When: Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Who: Creation Family Farms
What: Brentwood Farmers Market
Where: Brentwood, CA, Oak St and, 1st St
When: Sundays from 9:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.

Who: Roberto Ramirez/Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farm
What: Free Mushroom Compost Pickup
Where: Escondido, CA, 26948 N Broadway
When: Every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Two other options include a free 15-minute consultation with LA Garden Supply owner Leonard Song on how to grow sustainably indoors or discover delicious concoctions of plant medicine at the Realm of 52 Remedies in San Diego that will evoke your senses.

About 444 (4 Forty 4):

444, LLC is dedicated to discovering ways to learn, grow, and collaborate to capture healthy, exciting, unique options for beverages. By partnering with and supporting small businesses throughout the U.S. within the functional ingredients and sustainable farming sectors, 444 is committed to providing current information about the industry.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Anyone interested in sharing their or others' stories, can visit: https://444.farm/

Explore Midwest farmers at: https://444.farm/category/west-coast/

For more information about AVBG: https://444.farm/2022/04/10/alta-vista-botanical-gardens-vista-california/

MULTIMEDIA:

*VIDEO (YouTube) https://youtu.be/vjrhtk9jIVo

Video caption: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | Earth Day 2022 | Vista, California.

Related link: https://444.farm/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Business, Environment and Ecology, Free News Articles

444 Spotlights Movers and Shakers in the Sustainable Living Sector

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Danielle Keogh, co-founder, 444, LLC, launched a nationwide tour where she interviewed businesses within the functional ingredient sector. She says that Brandon Pitcher continues to carve the path for sustainable living. Among many, leading change agent in the Midwest, Pitcher, co-founder of Blue Circle Farms and founder of 5 Kingdoms Development, has dedicated his life's work to providing sustainability and renewability coaching. In 2010, he was the Green Entrepreneur of the year.

As the functional ingredient and sustainability movement continues to charge on in the Midwest, Pitcher is joined by agricultural solution-based companies, small-scale sustainable farmers, and organic merchants that have also stepped up to the plate to nurture the heart of America.

Several events are planned this spring to showcase Pitcher and other sustainability leaders and to feature some incredible, nutrient-dense foods. These events are scheduled to take place this spring in Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

Pitcher has traveled to more than 50 countries and given more than 600 lectures on business, inspired by nature and societal development at Universities like MIT and Yale. Networking people and facilitating fun education to share big concepts is Pitcher's approach to making the world a better place.

He's hosting a series of 5 Kingdoms Dinners across the U.S., collaborating with prominent chefs like Donna Merton, and Farm Eats District Food Truck Eats. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts will staff these events and Merton and Pitcher are in the process of creating a cookbook too.

5 Kingdoms' dinners are designed to educate and entertain people around a new type of diet.

"I guess you'd call it a different way of living and eating where bacteria, algae, plants, animals and fungus are present and representative of your local ecosystems," Pitcher says.

These events host roughly 100 to 200 people and it's an exciting way to enjoy music and mingle with artists. As opposed to shopping on Amazon, visiting local organic stores allows for unique opportunities to build relationships with like-minded individuals looking for natural ways to improve health. As a result, retail businesses have made strides to provide communities with organic, holistic ingredients.

He believes that "when it comes to our survival and functionality of nature," fungi are "probably the most important kingdom on earth."

Partaking in the remaining four kingdoms, algae, bacteria, plant and animal, can be equally enjoyable and boasts tremendous benefits. Unfortunately, according to "U.S. News," Americans consume ultra-processed foods at an extreme rate, putting people at a greater risk for chronic diseases. The common thought is that the poor 21st Century diet could "be the key driver of the obesity epidemic" (*see citation). It's crucial for society to do its part to support health beyond simply basic nutrition and to build up natural immune systems.

Who: Brandon Pitcher, Blue Circle Farms

What: 5 Kingdom Dinners

Where: Boulder, CO

When: May 21, 2022

Other movers and shakers include Nuka Anue who has two African Naturals stores in St. Louis, MO; and Eric Rose, owner of River Valley Market. African Naturals offers unique, high-quality holistic goods sourced mainly from Africa; and Rose farms most of his products and believes that people are growing more aware of functional mushrooms and their nutritional value.

AFRICAN NATURALS AND RIVER VALLEY MARKET EVENTS:

Who: Nuka Anue of Blue African Naturals

What: 31st Annual St. Louis African Arts Festival

Where: 2022 World's Fair Pavilion Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

When: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 29, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Monday, May 30, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Who: Eric Rose of River Valley Market

What: Spring Wine Stroll

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Choose from four routes:

https://www.lincolnsquare.org/spring-wine-stroll

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Eastern Market in Detroit also hosts the following Midwest sustainable farmers: Carolyn Leadly and Jack VanDyke, Rising Pheasant Farms; Ron Stadler, Stadler Farms; Vincent Sanna, Give and Grow Mushrooms; and Bob Jentzen, Jentzen Farms. Location: 2934 Russell Street, every Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

OTHER FARMERS' MARKETS INCLUDE:

Who: Brandon and Jordan Krystowski, Erie Shore Seeds and Spores

What: The Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market

Where: 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH

When: Opens May 7, every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Who: Chef John Gelineau, Mushroom Naturally

What: Countryside Farmers Market

Where: Meadows Circle Drive, St. Louis, MO

When: Every Saturday from 8:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

Who: Nicola Macpherson, Ozark Forest Mushrooms

What: Tower Grove Farmers' Market

Where: 4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO

When: Every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Whether produce is grown organically or organically certified, more and more of the nation's farmers dedicate resources to providing the healthiest options to their local communities. Some farmers have weekly scheduled pick-ups, others offer deliveries, while most tend to post up at farmer's markets. As expected, the fees involved in establishing and maintaining the organic certification increase prices. Consequently, "organically certified" may not be available at every stand, but the majority of products meet the specifications.

About 444 (4 Forty 4)

444, LLC will incorporate the culinary art of functional beverage and expert mixology to manufacture functional beverage mixers. By partnering with and supporting small businesses throughout the U.S. within the functional ingredients and sustainable farming sectors, 444 is dedicated to providing current information about the industry.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Anyone interested in sharing their or others' stories, can visit: https://444.farm/

Explore Midwest farmers at: https://444.farm/category/mid-west

For more information about Brandon Pitcher: https://444.farm/2022/02/14/blue-circle-kokomo-indiana

MULTIMEDIA:

* VIDEO (YouTube) https://youtu.be/0WdoA07gDss

Video caption: Brandon Pitcher Co-Hosting 5 Kingdoms Dinner Boulder Colorado May 21, 2022

* LOGO 72dpi: https://444.farm/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/cropped-444-LOGO-1_12_221-2.png

CITATION:

* Preidt, R. (2021, October 15). Americans are eating more ultra-processed foods | health ... US News. Retrieved April 4, 2022, from https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-10-15/americans-are-eating-more-ultra-processed-foods

Related link: https://444.farm/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.

Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial

Tori Belle Cosmetics, Customers and Affiliates Give Over $10K in Cash Grants to Those in Need!

SEATTLE, Wash. -- When Laura Hunter invented Magnetic Eyeliner and started Tori Belle Cosmetics, she knew she had a winning product. What she didn't know was how many lives would be positively impacted when she opened the company up to independent sales Affiliates. With over a million happy customers and thousands of affiliates across the globe, the foundation of Tori Belle Cosmetics culture is giving back.

Tori Belle recently held its fourth benefit for National Organization for Women's Safety Awareness, NOWSA. The charity event included the TB's Got Talent Competition. Tori Belle affiliates and customers submitted variety, dance, and vocal audition tapes. Three winners, Stacey Edwards, Josh Holland and Darlene Tyler, were chosen by those who voted. All funds from the voting and donations went directly to funding NOWSA grants for families in need. In addition to the funds raised by the participants, Tori Belle Cosmetics donated a portion of proceeds and a lump sum to the total donation.

The goal of this event was to raise enough to give a grant to every person who was nominated (and eligible) and to exceed $100Kin total grants given through NOWSA. Both goals were met!

"It amazes me time and time again how our Tori Belle community steps up to help others in need. I couldn't be more proud or more committed to growing our charitable programs!" said Laura Hunter.

About LashLiner, Inc.

LashLiner, Inc., and wholly-owned subsidiary, Tori Belle Cosmetics, sell the original, patent pending eyeliner, invented by Laura Hunter under the brand name Magnetude™ magnetic mascara, magnetic eyeliner, magnetic lashes, and other cosmetics via independent affiliates and The LashLiner System, available at http://www.lashliner.com/. Tori Belle's Magnetude™ line is available via independent affiliates at http://www.toribellecosmetics.com/.

Related link: https://www.toribellecosmetics.com/

This news story was published by the Neotrope® News Network - all rights reserved.