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2012-04-23 12:50:56

Amid the steady drumbeat from nutrition experts and others to consume a healthier diet — particularly one rich in fruits and vegetables — there often is a bias to eat more of the fresh variety for optimal nutrition. But is fresh always best? Not necessarily. Dr. Cathy Kapica, PhD, RD, adjunct professor of nutrition at Tufts University, and Wendy Weiss, MA, RD, both with Ketchum Global Health and Wellness, conducted a market-basket study comparing the cost of obtaining key...

2012-04-11 02:22:48

OMAHA, Neb., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A friend once confided that a service couldn't clean her home well because it was too "dirty." The service wasn't talking about removing dirt, grease or pet hair; it was pointing out the difficulties of deep cleaning because of the surface clutter. There are many ways to ensure that you'll get the most from professional cleaners. Experts at The Maids (www.maids.com), the only franchised residential cleaning service to clean for health using...

2012-03-30 10:20:55

INDIANAPOLIS, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many homeowners and professional housecleaners are trading their bleach, pine-scented and other potentially toxic cleaning chemicals in for more environmentally friendly and all-natural cleaners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120113/CG35583LOGO) Angie's List, which provides consumer reviews on services from contractors to dentists to housecleaners has seen an increase in both consumers seeking out eco-friendly cleaning...

2012-03-20 06:24:08

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the official first day of Spring, meaning that homeowners across the country will start thinking about dusting, vacuuming and all the other tasks that come with cleaning for the season. In addition to the routine chores, Molly Maid, the nation's leading residential cleaning company behind 1.6 million cleans last year, shares a few extra tips to ensure homeowners know all the secrets when it comes to cleaning. For a...

2012-03-01 16:00:00

Maid Brigade's Work/Life Balance Survey Explores How Women Cope with Life, Health, and Home ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 What women would want to do if they had spare time along with their attitudes and knowledge regarding creating a healthy home environment for their families is the focus of a new survey targeting busy women. The survey, conducted by Maid Brigade, is available through April 31 and all busy women and working mothers are encouraged to participate. All participants will...

2012-02-15 13:15:00

How can you keep a family healthy in flu season? Christina Schmidt, Nutritionist and author of The Toddler Bistro: Child-Approved Recipes and Expert Nutrition Advice for the Toddler Years, offers five flu-fighting food tips. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 It´s flu season. Every kid in class has a runny nose and there are coughs coming from the cubicles at work. What can be done to protect a family from the flu? “The foods we eat are directly related to how we feel and how...

2012-01-14 01:43:51

Low-fat approach to eating hasn't reduced obesity or made people healthier Dozens of studies, many from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers, have shown that low-fat diets are no better for health than moderate- or high-fat diets–and for many people, may be worse. To combat this "low fat is best" myth, nutrition experts at HSPH and chefs and registered dietitians at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have developed five new muffin recipes that incorporate...

2012-01-11 12:30:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State Industrial Products, one of the largest privately owned suppliers of industrial cleaning solutions in North America, is continuing its expansion with the purchase of LabTek, a provider of institutional cleaning supplies in Bloomington, Indiana. State will integrate LabTek into State Cleaning Solutions, the company's ware wash and laundry division, which provides institutional cleaning products and solutions. "LabTek is an...

2012-01-09 16:11:00

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air is offering those planning or considering a kitchen remodel a fresh way to get professional advice and answers to their kitchen design questions. Designer Dialog, a newly-launched discussion tab on the Jenn-Air Facebook Brand Page, allows visitors to tap the expertise of a rotating lineup of acclaimed kitchen designers recruited from throughout the country. (Logo:...

2011-12-07 11:43:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Jungle website (www.consumerjungle.org) is now a credit smart community, providing tweens, teens and young adults a new array of lessons, blogs, games and interactive tools. This top rated financial literacy website makeover is a collaboration between the University of Arizona's Take Charge America Institute (TCAI) and the Young Adult Consumer Education Trust (YACET). Middle school and high school students have little or no...