Be on the Winning Side with the July – August 2019 Edition of InFluential Magazine

We’re thrilled to invite you into the world of the July – August 2019 Edition of InFluential Magazine.  This edition is chocked full of awesome articles and exclusive interviews including one with Judge Tanya Acker of television’s successful Hot Bench.

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“STRANGERS”: Rachel Kylian Joins Facebook Comedy Series

Rachel Kylian has been cast as co-star in Strangers, Season 2.

Rachel Kylian

Rachel Kylian

Strangers tells the emotional, sexual and professional adventures of two friends, Isobel as Zoe Chao and Cam as Meredith Hagner, whose lives are impacted by the rotation of eccentric guests staying in their spare room. Strangers is Facebook’s first scripted series. Strangers Season 1 is now streaming in full on Facebook’s original video content platform.

French actress Kylian co-starred on Counterpart’s first season as Mariel. Other recent credits include The Wrong Man, Almost Christmas and MacGyver. She is repped by BAC Talent.

Created and directed by Mia Lidofsky, Strangers is from Big Beach TV Productions. Executive producers are Mia Lidofsky, M. Blair Bread, Michael Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Jesse Peretz, Neena Beber and co-executiver producer Celia Rowlson-Hall. David Bausch serves as a producer.

Strangers Season 2 has begun production and is expected to air in 2018.

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Facebook Security

Your Facebook profile is a representation of you on the Web. It’s where you connect with friends, learn the latest news and find the best reviews of the restaurants and products you enjoy every day. You use your Facebook profile all the time, so you want to make sure the information you display on Facebook remains as safe and secure as possible.

Facebook works 24/7 to protect people’s accounts, but there are also simple things you can do to take more control of your security. Here are three easy options:

1. Take a security checkup.

Security Checkup is the quickest and easiest way to add extra layers of protection to your Facebook account. With three simple steps you can:

* Control where you’re logged in. This makes it easy to log out of devices you haven’t used in a while or may have forgotten about, meaning you’ll only be logged into Facebook on devices and browsers you approve.

* Turn on Login Alerts. When this feature is activated, you’ll receive a notification or email alert whenever someone tries to log into your account from a new device or browser.

* Review your password security. Only use strong and unique passwords. You should never use your Facebook password anywhere else online and never share it with anyone.

You can start your Security Checkup any time by searching for “security checkup” in the Facebook Help Center, or by typing into your browser.

2. Turn on login approvals.

If you’re only going to make one change to improve the security of your account, this is it. Otherwise known as two-factor authentication (2FA), login approvals provide an extra security step whenever you log in from a new device. You will get a special code on your phone that you use along with your password to complete the login process.

To turn on login approvals, all you have to do is go to “Settings” in the Facebook app on your phone or in your browser. Once you’ve done this, select “Security Settings” and check the box next to “Login Approvals.” If you don’t have login approvals turned on already, you should do it as soon as possible.

3. Use your Facebook login with third-party apps.

Your Facebook login allows you to quickly and safely log into many third-party apps using your Facebook account. Maintaining a login system is hard, and by using your Facebook account, you don’t need to trust your login to every app you sign into. They never get to see your Facebook password. As an added bonus, using Facebook Login means you don’t need to create and remember lots of new passwords.

You can also control what information you share with these apps by clicking “Edit the Info You Provide.” And best of all, you choose whether to let the app post on your behalf.

To sign into an app with Facebook, simply click on the Facebook button on the app’s sign-in page.

Improve your Facebook security today

In addition to the steps above, you can also visit the Facebook Safety Center, which provides additional tools to help control your experience on Facebook, as well as numerous tips and resources for safe and secure sharing. It also gives you access to the Bullying Prevention Hub, a resource for teens, parents and educators seeking guidance on how to prevent and address bullying on the Internet.

Your home comes with locks on the doors. Your car comes with an alarm. Your cell phone comes with a passcode. Yet every day you take additional steps to protect these possessions and the valuable information they hold. Why not

Benold’s Jewelers Teams with Lazare Diamonds for Social Media Giveaway Awarding Diamond Grand Prize

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Benold’s Jewelers, one of Austin’s oldest independently owned jewelry stores, has teamed with Lazare Diamonds, one of the world’s premiere diamond cutting companies, to launch a first-time Instagram giveaway titled, #BenoldsSelfie. The three-week promotion will run from August 23 to September 13, 2014 and the winner will receive a pair of Lazare diamond stud earrings with a value of $4,999.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Benold’s on this promotion as they have been a true Lazare partner for many years” said Marcee Feinberg, vice president for Lazare. “We hope to spread the word in the Austin area that there is a Lazare for every woman and to visit Benold’s to see for themselves”.

To enter, patrons must fill out a form at Contestants then follow @BenoldsJewelers and @LazareDiamonds on Instagram, tag a creative photo wearing a bold piece of jewelry with @LazareDiamonds, then comment using the hashtag, #BenoldsSelfie. The winner will be announced September 20th at “The Ears Have It,” a two-day special earring sales event September 19th and 20th featuring more than 100 pairs of earrings, many available only that weekend.

“Social media allows us to interact with our customers in a way we’ve never been able to before,” said Benold’s owner, Milton Doolittle. “We love seeing how our customers wear their unique pieces of jewelry and it’s exciting to reward one lucky person’s creative flair with a stunning pair of Lazare diamond stud earrings.”

About Benold’s Jewelers 

Founded in 1929 as Laves Jewelry, Benold’s is Austin’s premiere destination for fine jewelry. Purchased by Milton Doolittle in 2006, the store remains a family-owned business. Located at 2900 W. Anderson Lane, generations of Austinites have relied on Benold’s for their fine jewelry purchases including engagement and wedding rings, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs and easy to wear pieces that reflect Austin’s lifestyle. In addition to a wide selection of designer jewelry and Benold’s signature collection, the store offers custom services such as personal shoppers, concierge service for hand-delivery within Austin, custom design, jewelry repair and certified appraisal services. The shop is open 10:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday. For more information please visit, or call 512-452-6491.

You can find Benold’s on Facebook and Twitter @BenoldsJewelers.

About Lazare Diamonds

Founded in 1903, Lazare Kaplan International Inc. has become the premier diamond-cutting company in the world. Its tradition of excellence gives those who buy a Lazare Diamond the confidence that they have made the finest choice. The owner of a Lazare Diamond® possesses not only “The world’s most beautiful diamond®” but also a share in one of the richest traditions in the diamond world. For more information please visit or contact Lazare via e-mail.