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Alice Hatcher Shares Story to Two Decades of Entrepreneurship Success

Not every day does one meet an entrepreneur who has had over two decades of entrepreneurial growth. And it’s even rarer for such entrepreneurs to share their stories and secret to success amidst hardships. And that’s what one gets when you meet Alice Hatcher, an entrepreneur and health advocate who wants to share her story with the world.

Alice Hatcher is a trusted entrepreneur and a health and fitness consultant and has been highly involved in the health and beauty industry for over two decades. She opened one of the first medspas in Orange County, CA, in 2005 at and has been in business for over fifteen years.

Hatcher focuses on health and beauty inside out, promoting supplements, collagen, and other ingredients to benefit beauty while being an advocate of dance and therapy through movement. In addition, the health and fitness expert launched a medical skincare brand in 2015, focusing on result-driven medical-grade ingredients to target various skin conditions and lifestyles. Alice also launched their E-comm site in 2010 and is now servicing nationwide and worldwide with virtual consultation to address skin concerns and prescribe the correct products for each individual.

Alice was born in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to the US with her family when she was only one year old. Upon moving to America, her mother worked as a night shift nurse while her father studied to be an Engineer. The beginning was rough for them, as Alice recalls living in a cramped one-bedroom apartment. However, the family would eventually open up a Chinese restaurant below their home. 

Being different would also prove to be a challenge. At a young age, Hatcher would get bullied and discriminated against regularly. “As a child, I had difficulty transitioning during the 1980s; I was dealing with racism and bullying for being the only Chinese student in the entire school,” says the resilient health and fitness entrepreneur. 

Despite that, the entrepreneur was able to turn her pain into fuel to push harder. “Every time they kicked me down, it made me stronger,” she recounts. So in 2006, Hatcher would open her medical spa amidst a looming recession. She would go out and solicit people and leave flyers on people’s cars to get them to come into their medical spa. She would even sell gift certificates in the parking lots and then take the clients back to the spa and perform the facial. 

Alice graduated with honors at Paul Mitchell Skin Academy and trained beside Dr.Zein Obagi when the Blue Peel was introduced to the beauty industry and Top one account in the nation for brands like Colorescience, Revision, Obagi, iS Clinical, Neocutis, Vi Peel, Biopelle to also name a few. The health and fitness businesswoman then launched their Ecommerce skincare store, which at the time, online shopping had just started getting big. They had their highest sales the first year, beating our brick-and-mortar. Ever since then, she has realized the importance of ecommerce.

After ten years of blood and sweat, they were able to climb out of their debts, and she then started a skincare brand called “Precision skin RX” using all the knowledge from her aesthetics training and retail experience in her twenties, including working at Clinique, MAC, Estee Lauder, Stila to name a few. 

Now, their businesses are thriving, and they are one of the top medical spas in Orange County, California. Now she hopes to share that success with many more. To learn more about Alice Hatcher and her story, you can visit her Instagram account

Instagram Adds Parental Controls to Ensure a Safer Experience on the Platform for Teens

The internet has made it possible for anyone to bypass simple restrictions to open malicious content. While social media typically restricts such content from entering, people still manage to put questionable content online. As a result, young teenagers are exposed to malicious content.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and owner of Instagram, recently launched parental controls on the latter three days ago to create a safer online experience for teens.

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The measures have added features that have been available in the United States since March, including setting daily time limits and parents putting in requests to be supervisors.

Experts and advocates for online safety welcomed the new policies as it helps protect the youth on Instagram, an app nearly every pre-teen has on their phones. However, they also pointed out the limitations of the features.

Priya Kumar, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, emphasized the importance of platforms taking responsibility for their services and products’ effects on users.

“Developing features to help teens and other people manage their use of the app is helpful,” she shared. “But the features on their own, of course, aren’t going to resolve these complex issues.”

Assistant professor in computer science of engineering at the University of Minnesota Stevie Chancellor chimed in, saying that the power given to parents in managing and using Instagram is a step in the right direction.

Instagram is also adding “nudges” to encourage teens to switch to a new topic if they’re repeatedly searching for the same type of content on the platform. Meta explained that the feature encourages teens to explore new things.

“We designed this new feature because research suggests that nudges can be effective for helping people — especially teens — be more mindful of how they’re using social media in the moment,” Meta said in a blog post. “In an external study on the effects of nudges on social media use, 58.2% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that nudges made their social media experience better by helping them become more mindful of their time on-platform.”

Meta is also opening doors for young creators with funding and education to get them to share more inspirational content on Instagram. The creators will also receive guidance from experts who can educate them on creating responsible content online.

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Ezra Miller Stirs the Internet with Cryptic Messages Before Disappearing

The internet was abuzz with news of Ezra Miller when they were accused of grooming Tokata Iron Eyes, but in a stunning turn of event the Flash actor posted strange messages on their Instagram stories before deleting their account.

Miller posted several images on social media that seemed to be directed at the whirlwind of events currently surrounding his friendship with Tokata. The posts read, “You cannot touch me I am in another universe”, “Message from another dimension”, and “shielded from negative people & their ill intent. My spirit, mind, body, soul + success are not altered by anyone’s envy. I am protected from all negative [sic] people attempt to throw at me.”

The posts seemed like they were taunting the legal officials.

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Miller was said to have been grooming the girl since 2016, but Tokata dismissed these allegations in an Instagram video.

“I am in no way, or under any circumstance have ever been during my short-lived adulthood, in need of a conservatorship,” Tokata’s post wrote. “My father and his allegations hold no weight and are frankly transphobic and based in the notion that I am somehow incapable of coherent thought or opposing opinions of those of my own kindred worrying about my well being. I am now aware of the severity of emotional and psychological manipulation I was made to endure while in my parents’ home.”

Her parents alleged that Miller had been grooming their daughter since she was 12, saying they’d given her drugs at some point.

When a judge signed off on their protective order, he restricted Ezra Miller making contact with them by 100 yards. However, the paper can’t be served as no one knew where the actor is.

“[Miller] move[s] around so much [that] we’re stuck in this legal limbo situation, and we can’t serve them in any place they’re in long enough,” Chase Iron Eyes explained. “They’ve been flighty. They’ve been avoiding service, and now there’s public pressure mounting on them to make a decision, which makes us very concerned about Ezra’s volatile nature.”

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The Abundance Life League™ Successfully Guides Individuals Towards Holistic Wellness Through Its Focus on the Mind, Body, and Wealth

Focusing on holistic wellness is all about covering all the bases. This means that all aspects of life are to be considered, elevating everyone without leaving any room for error. The Abundance Life League™, abbreviated as ALL, is a premier source for holistic improvement that focuses on the key facts of Mind, Body, and Wealth, bringing a balance to each one to elevate its clients’ overall quality of life.

Abundance Life League™ teaches its clients important principles on developing an abundant mindset for success while keeping their bodies and wealth in a healthy balance. “We believe in the importance of Mind, Body & Wealth Alignment, the three main factors that determine everyone’s well-being in life. Only through a balanced combination of all three are we able to experience life in Fulfillment and Abundance,” shared Founder and CEO Severine Keimig.

With its high-quality products and tools, Abundance Life League™ doesn’t just help its clients find balance but ensures they have a calm mind and sound body that attracts greater wealth every single day. The brand’s concept is built on the 21/90 rules that allow people to establish new healthy habits they can turn into a permanent lifestyle after a 90-day period.

“ALL is producing tools that help everyone find more balance in their daily lives. We stand for new beginnings, high achievements and most importantly, an overall balance. Not only for success but fulfillment,” explained the company’s website. The brand is well-known for its personal guide journal entitled “The Mind, Body & Wealth Journal,” which is the only guided journal that provides a complete solution for Mind, Body & Wealth Balance. 

The daily guide journal focuses and guides people toward Mind, Body & Wealth balance and abundance. Unlike most journals, ALL’s guide features a success planner that helps readers through self-reflection exercises at the beginning of the book to allow them to know themselves better. Through this, people are more inclined to effectively find their purpose in life and choose the right goals to accomplish for their personal life and career.

Furthermore, the journal also features daily signature check-in tools that foster accountability and habit building. The planner also boasts some other features such as expense tracking, money manifestation tools, empowering prompts, productivity ratings, morning and evening routines and daily gratitudes. Abundance Life League™ utilizes the latest scientific innovations in goal-setting and productivity to help its clients achieve their short and long-term goals effortlessly.

Ultimately, ALL is on a mission to foster a community that encourages people to live happier and more fulfilled lives by finding the right balance of Mind, Body, and Wealth. The guided journal encourages habit-building techniques while supporting readers through their personal success journeys. On social media, Abundance Life League™ acts as a daily self-improvement platform providing the latest news on mind, body and wealth management. 

The brand has single-handedly brought all the positive aspects of journaling to a broader audience. This has caused ripples within various communities to help individuals attain success and reach for their dreams in a systematic and well-balanced manner. Abundance Life League™ has made great strides toward guiding people from all walks of life throughout their chosen path, and it’s exciting to see how the brand elevates itself in the years to come.

Be seen, be heard, and get the word about your brand out there with Unified Brand Lab

The advent of the internet and the continuous innovations in communication technology has truly brought a shift in people’s lifestyles, including the way we shop. Nowadays, everyone goes online to shop for everything they can think of, whether it may be clothes, food, vitamins, or even luxury items. However, with the rise of e-commerce platforms also comes competition, and getting your name noticed out on the internet might prove to be an uphill battle. Thankfully, the team at Unified Brand Lab is here to provide you solutions that will get your name out there and help you maximize your profit.

Unified Brand Lab is a rapidly growing e-Commerce company focused on serving U.S-based and international consumers in the dietary supplement and natural health products market. Powered by its proprietary technology platform, Unified manages all parts of the e-commerce system from customer acquisition to product sourcing and fulfillment, ensuring maximum revenue. Led by a team of industry experts who offer more than a decade of e-Commerce and technology experience, Unified helps create world-class nutritional brands from start to finish and is unmatched in meeting industry demand.

While other e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Shopify offer a space for all kinds of products, Unified provides a platform specifically for niche items in the dietary supplement and the natural health products market, making sure that your brand is in the spotlight. They have seen success in helping products grow, having helped different brands like including Bellera Skin, Real Oil, Nature’s Exclusive CBD, Body Performa, and Maxx Men’s Nutrition.

Unified’s secret lies with their in house-technology platform, which effectively tracks, manages, and optimizes campaign profitability for e-Commerce brands by providing them with the right data and insights that lead them to make profit-making decisions. With this technology, United has created an e-Commerce Ecosystem to scale brands and achieve profitability targets through data analysis, strategic customer acquisition, and supply chain management. 

Aside from their groundbreaking technology platform, Unified also offers a multitude of services that ensure that your business is taken care of 100% of the way. This includes proper supply chain management (which ensure all products sourced are 100% natural and lab-tested), a dedicated customer relations management team, risk mitigations service (dedicated to fraud prevention, chargeback mitigation, and refund rate optimization), technical operations management, and thorough data analysis of crucial key performance indicators (including but not limited to, conversion rates, retention rates, and lifetime value of customers).

In today’s increasingly competitive e-Commerce landscape, being seen and heard is just the beginning of the battle. With its innovative tracking platform and its team of industry experts, Unified has helped various natural health product brands overcome this hurdle and find success online. Let them lend their expertise to you, and help you get the word about your brand out to the world.

To know more about Unified and how they can help you grow your natural products business, you may visit their website here.

Anita Kenosi Shares Her Experience Traveling the World as a Content Creator

The content creator revolution has opened the door for many people to pursue their deepest passions while traveling the world. And while it’s not an easy road, one might come across creators like Anita Tebo Kenosi, who pursue their craft despite all odds.

Anita Tebo Kenosi is an aspiring Botswana YouTuber fueled by her youth, dynamism, and passion, among other things. Still, what truly sets her apart is her mission to see the beauty and lessons in life through the most exciting foods and places around the world. 

Anita loves learning about the culture and food of every country she visits. Her career started in August 2021 and quickly took off, but unfortunately, the business closed due to COVID-19. Still, because she is a foodie, Kenosi decided to travel the world and try different cuisines and cultures, filming her experiences to showcase the beautiful side of every place she visits. 

“My challenges are traveling expenses, canceled delays and currency exchange. Also, checking times and very stressful times and the COVID tests that I have to do every time I go to my next destination,” says Kenosi. All her videos are shot and edited on her iPhone, which is pretty tough for a traveler who can run out of battery at any time. “I like to inspire people of color worldwide to travel and live outside their comfort zone,” she adds.

Happy Muncher Traveler, Kenosi’s YouTube channel, brings the world to your screens with tales of a faraway land and exotic dishes. She still has a long way to go in circling the globe, but so far, Kenya for her is the best place she’s been to. “I fell in love with Kenya, Nairobi. I remember that the capital is a bustling hub of different kinds of people that have come together from all walks of life. However, what I love most about Kenya’s coastal side is the white beaches, swinging palms and cyan seas, the bountiful wildlife inland.” 

In Kenya, animals rule and most game reserves and parks have no borders or boundaries. Moreover, Kenya has diverse local traditional food, showcasing their culture and history. Growing up, Anita remembers that her mom would always cook unique and unforgettable cuisines specialized from various countries. Having experienced these special moments motivated her to travel and explore the world. As a result, she constantly dreams of being a chef and owning her restaurant someday. “My aim as a young YouTuber is to lead by example to the youth. I want to inspire them to chase their dreams and remember that it’s possible to be anywhere in the world while doing everything you love,” says the aspiring content creator.

Anita’s channel is about positivity and inspiration. She produces vlogs about beauty and the fantastic food in every country she visits. In one of her YouTube episodes, she shares her experience of availing of an Airbnb apartment service that costs only twenty-five dollars per night.

While traveling with a start-up might not have been as easy, Anita has learned to be resourceful with what she has available. She hopes to, one day, experience exponential growth so she can continue traveling while also being a force of good in the world. As Anita Tebo Kenosi grows her network and social media following, the YouTuber is looking to get the attention of people of all backgrounds and ages. In addition, she desires to share the wonders she discovered through food and unique destinations.

The Future of the Metaverse is Here and Its Name is Modernist NFT

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have practically invaded the digital space in recent years. The rising technology has managed to seep into our daily lives, featuring prominently on social media, mainstream news outlets, and even in mundane conversations. Modernist NFT is a budding NFT project that aims to revolutionize the industry, redefining the modern art scene and offering an immense utility that other emerging tokens are known for.

Undoubtedly, the future of modern art will be centered around NFTs. These hot commodities have become so prevalent that they’ve become practically impossible to avoid. That said, it’s clear that society is moving in the right direction by profoundly integrating the blockchain into people’s lives and adapting Web3 concepts into modern technology. NFTs are a natural evolution of this process, and early adopters will be significantly rewarded for showing a keen interest in the projects coming out of the woodwork.

Modernist NFT takes a fresh approach in an NFT market oversaturated with cartoon characters and animal hybrids. The project consists of high-quality digital art pieces and a unique system that generates exponential value for any prospective holder. Each Modernist token is digitally interchangeable, limited in number, and features wildly distinct characteristics. No token is ever the same, but aside from that, this project takes a unique spin on token distinction.

A single Modernist NFT image can be split into four different tokens, with each having the ability to be gamified. With infinite possibilities at its disposal, the creators have developed a unique way to implement game mechanics into non-game environments. This immersive feature allows holders to partake in a much deeper level of participation and more opportunities to collect and create new connections that will, in turn, unlock more benefits along the way.

The digital art pieces depict an androgynous figure with an art style unlike any other. The emergent project has built a reputation for setting itself apart from the competition through its sophisticated look that provides a complex and neutral identity to the human face, with a dash of pop art aesthetics.

Each token split from the whole image can be interchanged, traded, or sold, acting as a single interactive fragment where the holder can do whatever they want with it. During the launch date, each Modernist NFT will be priced in ETH at launch at ~$500 for one NFT.

The project is centered on creating a collaborative space for its community of holders, encouraging its members to actively take part in the SOLVV community through the Modernist Collection Playbook. 

The Modernist Collection Playbook features four tiles of the NFT Modernist image that can be traded among members, encouraging interaction and engagement in the space that would increase the collection’s original investment. To create a more immersive experience, the creators took the project a level higher by integrating sonic logos into each NFT image, allowing holders a whole new experience by bringing the aspect of sound to the already interactive token. 

Ultimately, the Modernist NFT collection is paving the way for more interactive plays in the growing metaverse. Through its unique and revolutionary take on promoting the modern art scene and incorporating it on a rapidly expanding digital space, Modernist NFT will surely take off as a pioneering project that will set a standard for future innovative ventures.