Consumer Discovery Show

Get ready to build the business of your dreams! The Consumer Discovery Show connects consumer brands with 1000+ retailers, distributors, investors, influencers & media. As seen in WWD, Entrepreneur & Fortune, our groundbreaking track record will help you build massive distribution, sales, financing, and strategic partnerships to accelerate your business.

WATCH HIGH-IMPACT EDUCATIONAL PANELS FROM BEST-IN-CLASS THOUGHT LEADERS

Take ‘knowledge is power’ to the next level. Learn the best sales & funding strategies to build your business from top industry thought leaders, execs, & founders of million-dollar companies.

ACCESS THE DISCOVERY LOUNGE WITH TOP BRANDS

Discover 300+ of the best consumer brand innovations & watch live product demos of the newest trends in wellness, food & beauty. This is your one-stop shop to discover investment, distribution & retail opportunities with the coolest breakthrough brands.

DO NEXT-LEVEL NETWORKING

Build traction with the highest level connections to help scale your business! Close deals with investors, retailers & distributors, and get in front of media partners & influencers for your brand.

My amazing fitness trainer Lyzabeth Lopez will be speaking at this awesome show. If you’re able to be in the New York area and would like the chance to win 2 free tickets – go to their instagram page and comment with the hashtag #cds2017 on the picture of Lyzabeth Lopez to win two free tickets. She’ll be speaking on a panel about social media but the show itself will have a ton of curated Fitness, Wellness, Beauty and and lectures type booths & lectures. Here’s the website to see more: http://www.consumerdiscoveryshow.com (some brands that will be there include: Bellami hair extensions, Bee Keepers Naturals, Vital Proteins, etc… lots of organics etc.. Here is their instagram page to enter: http://www.instagram.com/foundermade

CDS show from November 17 – 18, 2017 at Spring Studios 6 Saint Johns Lane New York.

Get your tickets here: http://www.consumerdiscoveryshow.com/register

xxxxx,

Janice

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Pampers Debuts a New Flat Diaper for Preemies and You Can Help the #LittlestFighters

Just in time for Prematurity Awareness Month, Pampers has come up with a novel solution for preemies who can’t wear diapers.

When a baby is born preterm, parents face challenges they didn’t expect—including some they didn’t even realize existed. For instance, you might have known that many preemies don’t wear clothes in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), but did you know that some can’t even wear diapers? But now there’s a new option: a first-of-its-kind flat diaper from Pampers that allows better access to these tiny babies for doctors and nurses, and protects preemies’ delicate skin.

An alternate diapering solution

Why do preemies need alternatives to traditional diapers? “Because a premature baby still needs to develop, it is important that he or she sleeps with minimal environmental stimulation, such as noise and light—or ill-fitting diapers,” Amy Wiford, Pampers Nurse Specialist and a NICU nurse for 10 years, tells Parents.com. “It is also important to support proper developmental positioning, with less disruption via minimal handling.”

Without any elastic, tape, or fragrance, the diaper is designed to lay flat under the baby to maximize skin exposure for treatments like phototherapy for jaundice. “Conditions that might make it difficult for a preemie—especially extremely low birth-weight infants—to wear a regular diaper include Hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice), abdominal defects and surgeries, and severe skin breakdown,” Wiford says, adding that a flat diaper can help to fulfill unmet needs of preemies in the NICU with these types of conditions, by promoting open-air healing as well as giving healthcare professionals better access to care for complications due to birth defects and/or post-operative care.

Supporting the “littlest fighters”

Prematurity has increased for the second year in a row; the preterm birth rate in the U.S. is now 9.8 percent. “Many people don’t know this, but preterm birth is a national health crisis,” Wiford says. “Thankfully, advances in medical science have allowed many of these babies to thrive in the NICU.” Support for preemies is crucial for research, education, and advocacy programs for these tiny babies and their parents.

For Prematurity Awareness Month this November, Pampers has partnered with March of Dimes to donate a box of flat diapers to every NICU in the country. If you have a baby in the NICU and are interested in flat diapers, which are only available in hospitals, ask your nurse or healthcare professionals if they’re right for your little one.

Check out Pampers’ new video on these littlest fighters featuring Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”—we dare you not to cry! Parents.com By Tina Donvito. Picture by Pampers.

And if you’re interested in giving back, share a story about your baby’s fighting spirit on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #LittlestFighters until November 17 and Pampers will donate $5 to the March of Dimes—or subscribe for any new Pampers on Amazon Prime from November 11-17 and Pampers will donate $10.

xxxxxx,

Janice

Finding Balance with 7 Fall Essentials

Warm sweaters. Crunchy leaves. Vivid colours.

Our favourite season is in full swing and our calendars are packed with fun festivities to connect with loved ones and enjoy the vibrancy of the season. Whether it’s apple picking, baking pies, sitting by the fire, carving pumpkins or strolling outdoors, fall summons an array of warm scents that inspire reflection, connection and gratitude.

Autumn is in the air! Regardless of what you’ve got planned for yourself or loved ones, we’ve gathered seven fall essentials that are perfect to help you find balance in mind, body and spirit! By Young Living Canada.

What are your favourite oils to reach for in the fall? Share with us in the comments below!

xxxxxx,

Janice

If music gives you goosebumps, your brain might be special

Do you ever get that feeling when listening to a great song that makes all the hairs on your arm stand on end?

Personally this writer can remember getting chills when listening to ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin on the number 9 bus from Stourbridge when he was 16.

Experiencing sensations like goose bumps or a lump in the throat when listening to music is quite rare and unique.

Matthew Sachs a former undergraduate at Harvard, last year studied individuals who get chills from music to see how this feeling was triggered.

The research examined 20 students, 10 of which admitted to experiencing the aforementioned feelings in relation to music and 10 that didn’t and took brain scans of all of them all.

He discovered that those that had managed to make the emotional and physical attachment to music actually have different brain structures than those that don’t.

The research showed that they tended to have a denser volume of fibres that connect their auditory cortex and areas that process emotions, meaning the two can communicate better.

Sachs’s findings have been published on Oxford Academic but he is quoted by Neuroscience as saying:

The idea being that more fibers and increased efficiency between two regions means that you have more efficient processing between them.

This means if you do get chills from music you are more likely to have stronger and more intense emotions.

Plus these sensations can also be associated with memories linked to a certain song, which cannot be controlled in a laboratory setting.

Although the study was only small in size Sachs is currently conducting further research which will look at the brains activity when listening to songs that register certain reactions.

By doing so he hopes to learn what neurologically causes these reactions and could actually tap into treatment for psychological disorders. Via indy100 by Greg Evans.

Depression causes an inability to experience pleasure of everyday things.

You could use music with a therapist to explore feelings.

xxxxx,

Janice