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LifeSpeak Announces $42 Million Equity Investment To Accelerate Growth Of Digital Mental Health and Wellness Platform

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – LifeSpeak Inc., North America’s leading digital education platform for employee mental health and wellness, today announced a $42 million growth equity investment from Round13 Growth Fund, Kensington Capital Partners and Roynat Capital. LifeSpeak is raising its first institutional funding round to accelerate its global growth trajectory. 

Market demand for remote, technology-based mental health and wellness solutions has grown substantially in recent years.  Awareness of mental health issues from anxiety and stress to suicide risk has further accelerated with the onset of COVID-19, particularly with an increasingly remote workforce.

Since its founding in 2004, LifeSpeak has established itself as a trusted digital health provider for hundreds of North America’s leading companies across 25 industries, including financial institutions, technology, telecommunication, energy, manufacturing, as well as a large public sector presence covering governments, municipalities, hospitals and school boards.  

LifeSpeak’s software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform of more than 2,000

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Why smart home gyms could be here to stay

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Mashable’s series explores how the challenges of today will dramatically change the near future. 


Annika Kapur used to go to the gym five or six days a week. 

Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Stuck at home, she started using Tempo Studio. The nearly $2,000 fitness machine features a 42-inch display, room for 16 weight plates, and a 3D sensor that gives users feedback on their form. 

“For the first month, I felt like, ‘Wow, I never need to go to the gym again,'” Kapur said.

Not into lifting weights? Former gym rats can buy smart rowers, boxing gloves, mirrors, kettlebells, and even vertical climbing machines. And, of course, there is Peloton, which just released a new exercise bike and treadmill and saw sales increase by 172 percent over the last fiscal quarter. 

Meanwhile, gyms and other fitness studios are struggling. Since the pandemic began, both 24 Hour Fitness and Gold’s

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iSmile Orthodontics in Redmond WA Offers Enhanced Invisalign Treatment Expertise

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Orthodontist Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontics (orthodontistredmond.com) offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options, including Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. The clear aligners are hard to detect with the naked eye, allowing patients to receive orthodontic treatment without being self conscious with traditional metal braces.

While an orthodontist specializes in tooth movement and jaw development, they are not the only dental professionals who can become certified Invisalign providers. In fact, a general dentist can simply take a brief course and become an Invisalign provider in just a few hours.

By comparison, an orthodontist must graduate near the top of their class in dental school, then continue on for another 2-3 years to complete a specialty program in orthodontics. All orthodontists are

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Do Collagen Supplements Actually Work? Experts Give Us the Scoop

Do Collagen Supplements Actually Work? Experts Give Us the Scoop

Here’s the science behind those popular pills, powders, and gummies.

Despite what you may have heard, people with dark skin need to wear sunscreen, and shaving your hair won’t make it grow back thicker. In Myth Busters, we debunk common beauty misconceptions and set the record straight.

Most of us will do just about anything to get firmer skin, longer hair, and stronger nails. So it’s no surprise that when collagen supplements—in the form of powders, pills, liquids, and gummies—were marketed as being able to do things like plump up sagging skin, diminish wrinkles, and make our hair and nails healthier, they became popular fast. But if you think about it, how can something you ingest internally have such drastic effects on your external appearance? We’re already aware of topical creams and lotions that profess anti-aging properties, but

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