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Pray.com Partners With Renowned Researchers to Study the App’s Benefits to Mental Health

Pray.com Partners With Renowned Researchers to Study the App’s Benefits to Mental Health
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LOS ANGELES – October 26, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

As the No. 1 app for daily prayer, Pray.com is partnering with renowned researchers to study the benefits that digitally enabled prayer can have on mental health and well-being during the current pandemic-induced mental health crisis. With approximately 26% of the U.S. adult population suffering from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to John Hopkins Medicine, and at a time when people are more interconnected digitally than in-person, Pray.com believes it’s important to scientifically study the benefits of digital engagement with prayer for the first time.

“We know from experience and the existing anecdotal research, that prayer, meditation and consumption of faith-based content is beneficial to your mental and spiritual well-being,” said Founder and CEO Steve Gatena. “We are excited to contribute to the scientific knowledge to further examine the science behind digital prayer and its impacts on mental, physical and spiritual health, an area of research that has been largely overlooked.”

Partnering with established scientists in this space, Pray.com will conduct multiple first-of-their-kind studies to assess the impact of digitally-enabled prayer on mental health and wellness, bringing together science around mental health and digital prayer.

Dr. Jennifer Huberty, former Director of Science at Calm, who recently joined Pray.com as Fractional Chief Science Advisor, is leading the company’s research efforts in partnership with Dr. Todd Hall, a professor of psychology at Biola University and a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Human Flourishing Program; Dr. Joshua Hook, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of North Texas; and Dr. Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Associate Professor of Psychology at Hope College.

“I am very passionate about mental health,” said Dr. Huberty. “If we can show that spiritual well-being is linked to mental health benefits, then Pray.com, with its spiritual well-being offerings, could be a strategy to help people improve their mental wellness. By understanding its users’ needs, the platform gives them an opportunity to connect with others and improve their mental health, which translates into other areas of their lives.”

As the first religious mental health and wellness app to do so, Pray.com’s purpose in these studies is to drive scientific insight into the impact digitally enabled prayer has on mental health and to use its findings to raise more awareness of ways to strengthen mental health by practicing the healthy habit of daily prayer.

About Pray.com
Founded in 2016 with a mission to grow faith and cultivate community, Pray.com is the world’s No. 1 app for daily prayer and Bible-based audio content. It recently launched a 24/7 live-streaming video channel, PrayTV. Reaching more than 10 million people worldwide through its mobile app and website, Pray.com is the easiest way to incorporate prayer into your daily life. Pray.com provides encouragement and inspiration through daily devotionals, Pastor podcasts, and Bedtime Bible Stories. Pray.com founders are Steve Gatena, Mike Lynn, Ryan Beck and Matthew Potter. See more at www.pray.com/discover.

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Melany Ethridge
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(214) 912-8934

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Club Feast Has Grown 10x This Year as Companies Race to Provide ‘Food as a Benefit’ to Make the Modern Workplace Better

Club Feast’s simple, white-glove solution is a win-win for local restaurants and teams everywhere

SAN FRANCISCO – October 26, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

For those back in the office, employees are once again struggling with long lunch lines as well as overpriced and limited options just to eat alone at their desk. During the pandemic, employees forgot about these struggles as they had access to convenient meals on their schedule. Employers are looking for ways to make the modern workplace more engaging. 

Good food has been the number one way to bring teams together with a shared experience. Even pre-pandemic, 90% of employees surveyed said food at work helped their teams build stronger relationships, however, as hybrid work is here to stay, “food-as-a-benefit” is now a must have. 

Club Feast was founded in 2020 to help local restaurants become more profitable by utilizing their kitchen capacity during off-peak hours through scheduled orders. Initially, Club Feast focused on serving consumer demand during the pandemic with a subscription where customers saved on orders by placing them ahead of time. During the pandemic, they served employees at their homes. Now, Club Feast has evolved and, like health insurance, works directly with employers to provide “food as a benefit” for their team members while continuing to help local restaurants.

“Our mission of bringing teams together over a delicious meal from one of their favorite local restaurants has received tremendous support from employees, employers and restaurants. We see a world where every company provides ‘food-as-a-benefit’ for all their employees as it substantially improves the work experience,” said Atallah Atallah, Club Feast’s CEO who previously co-founded restaurant rewards company “Seated.” 

Club Feast is the go-to platform for “food-as-a-benefit” because of their white-glove experience, convenient ordering system, and affordable pricing.

As a curated marketplace, Club Feast only allows the best restaurants to service their clients and utilizes a select group of experienced drivers. By owning the experience from A to Z, Club Feast can ensure that the restaurant won’t cancel the order the day of, the food quality and portion sizes will be perfect, and the driver will actually know your area. Unlike the status-quo “open” marketplaces, this tailored approach ensures a smooth process and peace of mind for those responsible for ordering. Club Feast prides itself on supporting independent restaurant owners (90% are local) and providing them access to institutional demand they’d otherwise would not get. Club Feast allows mom & pop restaurants to provide 5-star corporate catering.

A win-win for all stakeholders, Club Feast has successfully built upon the technical and operational infrastructure that it developed for its original consumer focus to provide the best “food-as-a-benefit” solution. Club Feast has created the simplest way for a company to plan out its food-at-work needs with the assurance of the best experience and pricing. Work is better with Club Feast.

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Grant Harvey
[email protected]

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SKY-HERO and AARDVARK Announce World’s First NDAA-Compliant Interior sUAS Platform

LA VERNE, Calif. – October 26, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

AARDVARK and Sky-Hero are pleased to announce the release of the world’s first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)-compliant interior use tactical sUAS, LOKI Mk2US. The Mk2US is built to comply with the rigorous standards set forth in the NDAA and the recent Department of Defense black-listing of certain Chinese-made drone parts and technologies.  

In response, Sky-Hero, the world’s leading manufacturer of interior tactical robotics, redesigned and resourced the LOKI Mk2 to eliminate all of the covered Chinese components and replace them with European or American items.  

Speaking about this new drone, Yves Coppye, CEO of Sky-Hero, stated: 

“We have been asked by many of our top users around the world to ensure that all major components are built by NATO countries. After two years of work, we are pleased to announce that we have reengineered and redesigned these components and located American or European sources for them.”

Jon Becker, AARDVARK’s CEO, echoed this by stating: 

“We are extremely excited to see Sky-Hero release an NDAA-compliant version of LOKI. While there are a number of products on the market that claim to be American, in reality, the large majority of drones are simply built with Chinese-made parts and at best assembled in the U.S. LOKI Mk2US has always been made by NATO allies and now every NDAA-covered component will be too.” 

The LOKI Mk2US will begin shipping in Q1 of 2023. LOKI Mk2 is sold exclusively in North America by AARDVARK. Visit LOKI.AARDVARKTactical.com to learn more.

About AARDVARK: Founded in 1987, AARDVARK is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and system integrator of products to protect tactical operators from Local, State, Federal, and Military Units. AARDVARK is headquartered in La Verne, CA.

About SKY-HERO: Founded in 2013, Sky-Hero is a dynamic, flexible, fast-growing company specializing in drones and robotics and located in Brussels. With a target market in civil security, their clients range from Police Special Forces to International Security companies, mountain rescue teams, and firefighters.

About LOKI-Mk2 – LOKI Mk2 is a rugged, purpose-built sUAS intended to act as a scout for close-quarter, confined space, and indoor missions. LOKI Mk2 requires no internet service, no GPS, no phone or tablet connection, and has no forced software updates, making it mission capable in seconds from virtually anywhere. LOKI Mk2 performs in almost any lighting condition, seamlessly transitioning from sunlight to complete darkness. 

Contact Information:

Brent Doan

Director of Sales
[email protected]

909-451-6105
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