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2010-11-12 00:00:40

As a result of mounting evidence that many cleaning products contain chemicals that are known irritants to the skin, eyes, lungs, kidneys and other organs, many of today's consumers are taking a somber look at the approaches, products, equipment and technology used to clean their homes, according to consumer surveys from Maid Brigade. The Green Clean Certified® company and pioneering green cleaning leader introduces cutting-edge green technology and helps identify "truly green" cleaning...

2010-08-24 11:07:00

World Heart Federation and CanolaInfo Team Up to Promote Smart Eating for the Heart CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, accounting for about a third (more than 17 million) of all lost lives. The good news is a healthy lifestyle can save the majority of these lives by preventing heart disease in the first place. In honor of World Heart Day on Sept. 26, 2010, CanolaInfo has joined forces with the World Heart...

2010-06-29 09:15:00

AVON, Ohio, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FrogTape® brand painter's tape with PaintBlock® Technology earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, one of America's most trusted consumer emblems and most recognized symbols of reliable products. The Seal also represents the Good Housekeeping consumer policy, which provides a two-year limited warranty for FrogTape. The limited warranty reflected by the Good Housekeeping Seal means that if a product bearing the...

2010-06-14 15:00:00

WAYNE, Pa., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VitaminSpice (OTC Bulletin Board: VTMS) (German WKN: A0YE4L) (www.VitaminSpice.net) is proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Christina Pirello, Emmy-Award winning host and chef, who has the longest-running healthy cooking program that airs nationwide in over 200 markets. The agreement between the companies will include e-commerce and co-marketing of the Christina Cooks and VitaminSpice Brands. This will include website, email...

2010-04-22 09:28:00

ROGERS, Minn., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology from Activeion Cleaning Solutions has been recognized by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as a High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP), under a program that tests, verifies and validates the cleaning efficacy of green products. The University's Toxics Use Reduction Institute(TM) (TURI) and Surface Solutions Laboratory(TM) (SSL), along with the International Executive Housekeepers Association(TM) (IEHA), are participating in...

2010-04-08 07:57:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With warmer weather comes the annual ritual of spring cleaning, and many Americans report that cleaning their home is one of their most dreaded activities - second only to public speaking, according to a new national survey of American consumers. Eighty-four percent of those polled wish there were options to make household cleaning easier, while more than six in 10 Americans admit they tend to take short cuts in cleaning because it is too...

2010-03-31 12:14:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DHA omega-3 innovator and maker of the life'sDHA(TM) brand, Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK) announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement with Fortune Global 500 company COFCO Food Sales & Distribution Co., Ltd, a branch of the COFCO group, for the use of Martek's life'sDHA in COFCO cooking oils and potentially other categories. COFCO launched its first consumer product featuring Martek's life'sDHA this month....

2010-03-24 10:40:00

CINCINNATI, March 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tide has long been known for its best in class cleaning performance, but did you know that washing your clothes in cold water using specially formulated detergent Tide Coldwater can also help save you money and reduce energy consumption? Because of its energy saving benefits and careful consideration of the environment, Tide Coldwater is the first detergent ever to be awarded the new Green Good Housekeeping Seal. Good Housekeeping also...

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2010-03-23 13:07:14

A new study at The University of Western Ontario finds the sauces you use when firing up the barbecue this summer may provide unforeseen health benefits. The research, led by Western biology and psychology postdoctoral fellow Raymond Thomas, shows common marinades may be more than just tasty sauces "“ they can also provide a major source of natural antioxidants. The paper was co-authored by Mark Bernards and Christopher Guglielmo in Western's department of biology. Foods rich in...

2010-01-25 08:40:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Allrecipes.com, the world's #1 food site, launches Nutrition Search, an interactive feature enabling health-conscious home cooks to dynamically filter recipe search results based on specific nutrition attributes including calories, cholesterol, sodium, fat, carbohydrates and protein. The new tool searches a large collection of family-friendly recipes that have been created, rated and reviewed by home cooks. The feature is available exclusively to the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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