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Take Your Spring Cleaning to Another Level

Spring is a time of renewal and can be a huge motivator when it comes to taking a look at your home and showing it some love. Maybe you’ve been thinking of going beyond a traditional spring cleaning and tackling some areas that have been crying out for a fix-up project. Well if cost has been holding you back we have the perfect solution..... DO IT YOURSELF.... that’s right D-I-Y! There’s nobody better to show you how to get started than HGTV’s Jeff Devlin, host of the series Stone House Revival. From a very young age, Jeff began building and creating with tools and scraps of just about anything he could get his hands on. His energy and enthusiasm will motivate you to tackle those nagging projects you’ve been keeping on the back burner. In this interview, Jeff offers some Spring Spruce Up ideas that you can tackle without bringing in a pro:
-Household upgrades and renovations worth the money.
-How to incorporate reclaimed wood into your home decor.
-Plumbing repair tricks everyone should know. In most cases, Jeff says there’s no need to call a plumber and will show you why!

For more information, visit rotorooter-products.com

 

WHAT ARE THE TOP EMERGING TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR 2017?

With the start of a new year, it’s time to plan some new adventures. And, if you’re thinking of vacationing outside the U.S., you’re certainly not alone. The number of Americans travelling overseas continues to rise according to the National Travel & Tourism Office with more than 27 million Americans heading abroad in the first three quarters of 2016, an increase of more than 7% from 2015. Whether it’s seeing a country that’s been closed to Americans for 50 years or taking a sulfur bath in Georgia’s capital, destinations beyond Paris or Rome are climbing in desirability. In this interview, TRAVIS KATZ, Co-Founder and CEO of Trip.com, reveals the top emerging destinations for 2017 based on real traveler data. He also tells us about places that may be worth a second look and recommend local getaway hotspots. Trip.com (formerly Gogobot)'s mission is less work, more fun. Users can select the tribes (Family Travelers, Foodies, Luxury, Wellness and LGBT, among others) that best represent them to further personalize their experience. More than 10 million people used the site to plan and research places to go in the last year. Trip.com also has more than one million reviews, five million photos and postcards, plus 60,000 city guides available on both the site and its apps. The company has been a 2015 Top Developer (Google Play); Best Travel Apps of 2015 (PC Mag); Five Can’t-Miss Apps of 2015 (Mashable); and a 2015 Top Ten App to Download (Travel Channel).


For more information, visit trip.com

 

Where are the jobs for our heroes?

According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for veterans fell to 4.6% in 2015, the lowest level in seven years. However, the unemployment rate for younger veterans and those who have served post 9-11 is nearly 6%. So how can these Americans use their skills to find high paying jobs, while also gaining a foothold on a career path? Businesses in the Waste and Recycling Industry continue to experience challenges recruiting and retaining qualified drivers and mechanics. Industry projections show nearly 125,000 new jobs for collection drivers and diesel mechanics will be available by 2022, a 21% growth rate. The reason for the shortages is due in part to driver retirement which is estimated at 30% annually by American Trucking Association. Another factor contributing to the worker shortage is fewer people are entering the mechanical and transportation fields. Returning veterans with mechanical skills and those who drove heavy machinery while deployed have many opportunities before them. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation is making it easier for veterans who drove heavy machinery and vehicles to become eligible for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in an expedited manner upon finishing their service. In this interview, the National Waste & Recycling Association’s Sharon H. Kneiss will discusses how the industry is reaching out to veteran’s groups about employment opportunities. Sharon is joined by Brian Groshon, a decorated army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2014, Brian successfully adapted his military skills to begin a career in the waste management industry.


For more information, visit wasterecycling.org/jobs

 

Mayo Clinic Polls Americans on Healthcare Issues During Election Home Stretch

Earlier this year Mayo Clinic unveiled its first ever National Health Check-Up and the response was overwhelming. Now Mayo Clinic is out with the latest in this on-going series of examinations probing consumer’s attitudes and concerns in key areas of healthcare and overall well-being. With the Presidential election just months away, the survey asked Americans which healthcare factors are influencing candidate preference, what are the most prominent health challenges facing our country, and how they feel about medical progress in the U.S. In addition this Mayo Clinic National Health Check-Up covers attitudes on neurology, including brain health, memory and sleep. It also surveyed attitudes on cancer including reducing risk, the most worrisome types, and areas most deserving of research funding. In this interview, Dr. John Wald, medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Public Affairs Department discusses results from the Mayo Clinic National Health Check-Up and what Americans can do to address some of their most pressing health concerns. He’ll also provide tools, tips and resources to support changes for a healthier lifestyle.


For more information, visit healthcheckup.mayoclinic.org

 

Generation Z:
How do digital natives and social media savvy students learn best?

They’re the largest segment of our society. According to Forbes, in 2015 Generation Z made up 25% of the U.S. population, making them a larger cohort than the Baby Boomers or the Millennials. Predominantly the children of Generation X, they are the first generation to have Internet technology at their fingertips from an early age, strongly impacting the way they learn and communicate. While we know GenZ students are the most “plugged in” group of students we’ve ever seen, do we really know how their lifestyle impacts their ability to learn? In this interview, best-selling author and generational expert David Stillman shares important facts about GenZs and what we need to understand for them to be successful in school. He also share results from a new survey about GenZs and what parents can do to put these students in a position to excel. Joining David is a member of GenZ…..his 17 year-old son Jonah. Listen as they discuss:
-What we need to know about GenZ and how they think, communicate and learn best.
-How their lifestyle impacts their study habits and ability to learn.
-Tips for parents to be more plugged in to their GenZ students.


For more information, visit Post-it.com/study

 

Feel the beat, give blood

If you’ve ever wondered about the importance of giving blood, consider these powerful facts. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. One donation can help save the lives of up to 3 people. Nationwide, an average 41,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of patients undergoing treatment for various accidents and illnesses. Now in its eighth year, the Nexcare Give Program, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the need for increased blood donation, to thank blood donors and encourage others to “give” blood during the week leading up to World Blood Donor Day – Tuesday, June 14, 2016. This year’s theme for the program is Feel the Beat, Give Blood, which showcases the Nexcare Give Bandage as a badge of honor and celebrates all those who “give” around the world. The 2016 limited-edition collection of bandages features five vibrant dance-inspired designs reflecting different styles and cultures from around the globe. In this interview, supermodel and Nexcare Give Spokesperson, Niki Taylor discusses the ongoing importance of giving back by supporting blood donation. She will share her own personal story and explain how blood donors helped save her life when she was involved in a life-threatening car accident in 2001. Finally, she will discuss her continued work with the American Red Cross and Nexcare Brand to thank those who give and incite others to roll up a sleeve and get involved. Raising awareness surrounding blood donation is her life’s passion, and she would love to bring this special message to your viewers.


For more information, visit nexcaregive.com

 

The Top Emerging Family Travel Destinations for 2016

With summer in full swing, many families are looking for the perfect vacation destination. And this summer they should have plenty of company. The U.S. Travel Association is forecasting an increase in domestic leisure travel here at home in 2016. Whether it’s an epic family vacation or a short weekend getaway, it’s hard knowing which destination makes the most sense for YOUR family. From having children with varying ages to moms and dads with different interests, it makes sense to get recommendations. Gogobot believes the best advice comes from people you trust - people who have the same travel style as you - not from anonymous strangers on the Internet. In this interview, Getaway Expert Krista Canfield reveals the 2016 Family Travelers Rising Stars Destinations based on real traveler data. She also tells viewers about places that may be worth a second look, and recommend local getaway hotspots. More than 10 million people used Gogobot to plan and research places to go in the last year. The Travel Channel calls Gogobot one of the, “Top 10 Travel Apps to Download.” Its unique system allows you to see reviews from people with similar travel styles across 19 Tribes, from Family Travelers to Foodies and from Budget Travelers to Luxury Travelers just to name a few.


For more information, visit gogobot.com

 

Don't shy from D-I-Y!

If you're intimidated about tackling home improvement projects on your own, perhaps it's time to take heed of the old adage, "you'll never know until you try". Instead of reaching for the phone and getting quotes from contractors, think about whether it's worth a shot to DIY! You may surprise yourself and save some money to boot. Need some suggestions? Well, who better than HGTV's Jeff Devlin, host of the new series Stone House Revival, to prepare and motivate you to tackle those nagging projects you've been needing to address. From a very young age, Jeff began building and creating with tools and scraps of just about anything he could get his hands on. In this interview, Jeff shares some DIY knowledge everyone should know, including:
-How fixing a leaky faucet can keep a small problem from becoming a major expense.
-How replacing caulk and re-grouting tile can be a simple and effective fix up.
-Why tackling heavy-duty cleaning projects is great preventative maintenance.


For more information, visit meangreendegreaser.com

 

Spring your wardrobe back to life

You’re tired of looking into your closet every morning and seeing the same things hanging there. Chances are that wardrobe closet needs a “spring cleaning” but a fashion makeover can get expensive and where do you even begin? Fortunately we have the design expert who can get you on the right track. For seven seasons on the set of the TV series “ The Good Wife”, costume designer Dan Lawson has used his creative talent to ensure every character looks pressed and polished in trend-setting workday attire and casual clothing alike. Now as the show draws to a close with the series finale on May 8th, Dan shares his experiences working with the cast and lends his expertise to budget conscious fashionistas looking to put some spring sizzle in their attire. In this interview, Dan will share:
-Which basic pieces are must-haves as the foundation of your fashion style.
-When to buy those trendy items and get the best bang for the buck.
-Behind-the-scene methods he uses to ensure the hundreds of wardrobe changes look great in-between takes.
-His favorite places to shop for fashion bargains.

For more information, visit dryel.com

 

How technology has advanced the green agenda

Let’s face it, the world is a much different place than it was on the first Earth Day in 1970. Technology has dramatically impacted our everyday lives and it’s also had a major impact on our ability to protect our environment. For one thing, we’re recycling more efficiently than ever. Single stream recycling has made it more user-friendly for consumers to understand which household items should and should NOT go into the recycling bin. The term “garbage dump” is a thing of the past. Today’s modern landfills are regulated based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and operate under strict federal and state regulations to ensure protection of our health and the environment. There are significantly less landfills today than in 1970. These technological marvels fuel our journeys into space with NASA operating facilities off of methane from landfills. Even one of America’s favorite candy bars is produced at a candy factory fueled by methane from landfills. This type of fuel is the source of over 5% of America’s renewable energy - enough to heat or power nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses last year. Want more technology? How about taking food waste and through anaerobic digestion creating dog food and treats, additional sources of clean domestic energy, as well as other uses coming down the pipeline. In this interview, Sharon H. Kneiss and Leonard “Butch” Joyce from the National Waste & Recycling Association discuss how technology has impacted the recycling and waste management efforts in our country, how landfills play an important role in environmental protection, and what the future holds as new technologies continue to advance the green agenda with constant innovations.

For more information, visit wasterecycling.org

 

Mayo Clinic Reveals Diagnosis From First Ever National Health Check Up

Most resolutions for the New Year don’t survive the month of January. Mayo Clinic is looking beyond resolutions by taking the pulse of Americans with the first ever National Health Check-Up. This comprehensive survey was designed to gauge the attitudes and priorities of Americans when it comes to their overall well-being and the healthcare they receive. In this interview, Dr. John Wald, medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Public Affairs Department discusses the results from the Mayo Clinic National Health Check-Up and what Americans can do to address some of their most pressing health concerns. He also provides tools, tips and resources to support changes for a healthier lifestyle.

For more information, visit healthcheckup.mayoclinic.org

 

The Top Emerging Travel Destinations for 2016

The number of U.S. citizens travelling abroad is on the rise. According to the National Travel & Tourism Office more than 25 million Americans travelled overseas in the first three quarters of 2015, an increase of 6 percent. U.S. travel to other North American markets is up more than 8 percent over last year. And the U.S. Travel Association is forecasting an increase in domestic leisure travel here at home in 2016. Whether it’s an epic vacation or a weekend getaway, shouldn’t planning the trip be almost as fun as the trip itself? Gogobot believes the best advice comes from people you trust - people who have the same travel style (Adventure, Family Travelers, etc.) as you - not from anonymous strangers on the Internet. In this interview, Gogobot Getaway Expert Krista Canfield reveals the top destinations for 2016 based on real traveler data. She shares information on places that may be worth a second look, and recommends local getaway hotspots. More than 10 million people used Gogobot to plan and research places to go in the last year. The Travel Channel calls Gogobot one of the, “Top 10 Travel Apps to Download.” Gogobot’s unique system allows you to see reviews from people with similar travel styles across 19 Tribes, from Business Travelers to Foodies and from Budget Travelers to Luxury Travelers just to name a few.

For more information, visit www.gogobot.com

 

Could a labor shortage impact the infrastructure in your community?

The Waste and Recycling Industry continues to experience challenges recruiting and retaining qualified drivers and mechanics. As the individual member companies increase routes and integrate new technologies that improve safety not only for workers but also for communities, these good-paying predictable jobs provide unique career opportunities. However, fewer people are entering the mechanical and transportation fields. But what are the ramifications on communities across the country if this labor shortage is not corrected? This situation could create a potentially impactful silver lining when it comes to closing an unemployment gap. While the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, according to a 2015 Economic Policy Institute Report, unemployment and underemployment rates among young graduates are improving but remain substantially higher than before the recession began. According to the EPI report, the unemployment rate for young high school graduates is 19.5 percent (compared with 15.9 percent in 2007). The unemployment rates of blacks and Hispanics are substantially higher than the unemployment rates of white non-Hispanics. In this satellite interview, the National Waste & Recycling Association’s Sharon H. Kneiss and Damon Stinson, division manager for Waste Pro, Inc. in Broward County Florida, discuss the current labor shortage in the industry and the impact on communities, how their members are targeting potential drivers/mechanics, and how they are using social media channels and working with veterans groups and technical schools to close the labor shortage gap.

For more information, visit www.wasterecycling.org

 

Mayo Clinic expert gives families the right lesson plan for a heathy school year.

As millions of students embark on another school year, it can be a stressful time for parents and children alike. From managing new schedules to increased amounts of homework, a new semester can be physically and emotionally challenging for many families. It’s imperative to not only maintain good health practices, but also implement changes that can provide more energy and fitness throughout the year. In this interview, Donald Hensrud, M.D., medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program provides offer tips in some vital areas that can help families maintain wellness and good health throughout the school year including nutrition, sleep, and exercise.

For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org

 

Does your child have the study skills to excel in stem learning for the new school year?

According to the U.S. Department of Education, America must provide students with a strong education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to prepare them to succeed in the global economy. But while the academic pillars of STEM might seem intimidating, STEM learning also presents the opportunity for today’s students to enhance their problem-solving skills and develop into creative, critical thinkers. STEM learning is collaborative and project-based. Kids work closely together in a hands-on way to solve real-world problems. But what are the challenges STEM learning presents to today’s students? As students advance in school, the work load often becomes more difficult, complex, and at times even overwhelming. With the start of another school year, there is an opportunity to reassess study habits and create a game plan at home and in the classroom. From elementary school through college, effective study habits are not only the key to better grades, but can also make for a less stressful learning experience for every student. In this interview, renowned parenting and education expert Dr. Michele Borba shares her top study tips and advice for getting students involved and excited about STEM subjects, including recent study findings revealing the challenges parents and students face with STEM learning.

For more information, visit www.post-it.com

 

Creating a culture of giving

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Nationwide, an average of 41,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of patients undergoing treatment for various accidents and illnesses. With no substitute for human blood, those in need must rely on the kindness of volunteer donors. Giving just ONE pint of blood can help save the lives of up to three people. Ever since more than 100 units of blood saved her life after a near-fatal car accident in 2001, supermodel Niki Taylor has been dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of giving blood. Niki is thanking donors and inspiring action for this cause, by teaming up with Nexcare Bandages and the American Red Cross for the 7th annual Nexcare Give Program. This nationwide initiative highlights the importance of giving blood leading up to the World Health Organization’s World Blood Donor Day. To help spread the word about the increased need for blood donation and inspire Americans with a message of hope, they have released a collection of limited-edition Nexcare Give Bandages inspired by this year’s theme: Creating a Culture of Giving. The 2015 limited-edition collection features eight vibrant bandage designs inspired by patterns and textiles from various cultures and locations from around the world. In this satellite interview, Niki Taylor talks about the ongoing importance of giving back by donating blood. She shares her own personal story and explains how blood donors helped save her when a car accident nearly took her life in 2001. Finally, she discusses how she’s working with the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages to thank those who give and incite others to roll up a sleeve and get involved.

For more information, visit www.nexcaregive.com

 

Surviving and thriving in the sandwich generation

It’s a growing segment of our society. Adults who have a living parent over the age of 65 and are still raising children 18 or younger at home. They’re the “sandwich generation”. Mothers in the sandwich generation ages 35-54, feel more stress than any other age group as they balance the demanding, delicate acts of caring for growing children and their aging parents, according to an American Psychological Association survey. The survey reveals more women than men report experiencing extreme stress and say they manage their stress poorly. And as a result, their own health often suffers. Plus, many women may be going through a huge transition with perimenopause and menopause, leading to weight gain and sleep disturbances. It not only can take a toll on personal relationships, but also on their own well-being as they struggle to take better care of themselves. How can women survive and thrive in the Sandwich Generation? In this interview, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Stephanie Faubion discusses self-care issues for women in the sandwich generation such as mood changes, sleep deprivation , and tips for managing physical changes due to menopause and weight gain.

For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org

 

Bringing business dress back without breaking the bank

Whether we’re at the office or out on the town, we always want the clothes we wear to look their best. Every wardrobe tells a story and keeping clothes in good order is critical to setting the right vibe. But when it comes to business attire, sometimes we just can’t find the time or money for all those trips to the dry cleaners. On the set of “The Good Wife”, costume designer Dan Lawson uses his creative talent to ensure that every character looks pressed and polished in trend-setting workday attire and casual clothing alike, from Julianna Margulies’ power suits to Christine Baranski’s statement pieces. On a show known for its dramatic styles, fabrics always need to look their best, even in the face of a hectic production schedule. As professional style continues to take over the spotlight, there’s no denying that dressing for work is back. In this interview, Dan will tells how today’s trends are helping people shine both on the set and on the job. He also shares the behind-the-scene methods he uses to ensure the hundreds of wardrobe changes look great in-between takes. If you’re worried about safely cleaning the clothes you love, Dan tells us how to keep us looking our best with no time to spare—sharing personal and professional tips to keep clothes looking newer, longer.

For more information, visit www.dryel.com

 

Mayo clinic expert sheds light on the ultimate gift

Last year more than 24,000 patients began new lives thanks to organ transplants – about 65 every day. Nearly 124,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for an organ transplant. More than 1,000 of them are age 10 or younger. With 150 people being added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list each day, the demand for organ donors has never been greater. Do Americans have all the facts when it comes to making the ultimate gift? A living donor can save a life by donating a portion of their liver, or one kidney. Deceased donors can donate multiple organs and tissues, saving or enhancing up to 60 lives. Tissue and cornea donation can restore mobility and sight, and provide healing for burn victims, among other benefits. During National Donate Life Month, Mayo Clinic surveyed consumers about organ donation and transplantation in the hopes of gaining insights into consumers’ perceptions, and building awareness, understanding, and support for organ donation. Currently, more than 121 million people, about half of the U.S. adult population are registered organ, eye and tissue donors. In this interview, Dr. Brooks Edwards of Mayo Clinic reveals important results from their survey and what viewers can do to become an organ and tissue donor.


For more information, visit www.donatelife.net and www.mayoclinic.org

 

Is recycling at a crossroads?

The challenges of ecology vs. economy.

Recycling programs in our country have grown by leaps and bounds since the first Earth Day back in 1970. More than three decades later, 21st century technology allows communities to recycle more materials than ever before. There’s no debate that recycling is an ecologically sound solution for the environment because, more often than not, less energy is spent recycling an item than creating it from virgin materials, not to mention preserving natural resources. But with another Earth Day in the books, Americans need to understand that as communities want to continue to expand their recycling programs, which is an extremely viable option for our environment, there’s an economic investment that needs to be addressed. There are cities across the country that have already adopted new economic models to keep up with the demand for recycling. And it’s a trend that is likely to continue. What can the average consumer do to insure we continue to recycle as efficiently as possible? In this interview, the National Waste and Recycling Association’s Sharon H. Kneiss discusses the economic crossroads facing the recycling efforts in our country, and provides viewers with some simple tips they can follow to continue to recycle appropriate.


For more information, visit www.beginwiththebin.org

 

Farming For The Future

Planting Season Practices to Improve Our Crops and Preserve Our Land

With springtime upon us, farmers across the U.S. are heading out to the fields to plant crops that will feed our families in the months ahead. With many environmental challenges facing our nation, today's farmers take great pride in conservation methods to preserve the land and leave it in optimal shape for future generations. While a majority of farmers implement sustainable practices on their farms, it's important to remember that in the face of varying lands and climates, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, thanks to advances in modern technology, farmers nationwide are more capable than ever of fighting hunger, protecting the environment and meeting customer demands. In this interview, farmers Kristie Swenson and Kim Bremmer provide an inside look at springtime planting season on their family farms. They also explain how modern technology can be utilized to maximize productivity and protect the environment. Finally, they discuss what the future holds when it comes to modern agriculture, addressing misconceptions, biotechnology and everything in between.

For more information, visit www.findourcommonground.com

 

Beyond the Resolutions: How to Sustain Your New Lifestyle Goals for 2015

Mayo Clinic Shares Innovative Approach to Achieving Lasting Wellness in the New Year

It's no secret that maintaining healthy lifestyle habits decreases your risk of developing many diseases, and people generally understand the importance of things like physical activity, a nutritious diet and resilience. Needless to say, it can be extremely challenging to make healthy changes and more importantly maintain these behaviors over time. While there are challenges to making and sustaining healthy lifestyle habits, it is possible to design and implement an individualized wellness plan, especially with ongoing support. In this interview, Donald Hensrud, M.D., medical director for Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program offers a new and improved approach to wellness, demonstrating how evidence-based medical strategies coupled with education and support provide a tailored approach to making and sustaining necessary behavioral changes, even in the face of life's obstacles.

For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org/healthyliving

 

Trash Today = Energy Tomorrow

Landfills Can Lead to a Luxury of Environmental Riches

Did you know the average American generates about four pounds of trash each day? That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year. As more than one third of the country's trash is repurposed into new products, what happens to the garbage that cannot be recycled? In this interview, the National Waste and Recycling Association's Sharon H. Kneiss explains what becomes of the trash we throw away and how this affects our communities and the country as a whole. She also addresses the advanced technological innovations that are making modern landfills safer, smarter and greener than ever before. Finally, she discusses how landfills are making our country a better place to live and work for both current and future generations, even after they are closed.

For more information, visit www.beginwiththebin.org

 

Recognizing America's Farm Families at Thanksgiving

Farm Women Tell Us How U.S. Farmers Help Make Our Thanksgiving Meals Possible and Share Their Favorite Holiday Recipes

While Americans are busy gobbling up 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving, many don't stop to think about where the food on their tables comes from. The ingredients we use in our holiday feasts come from family farms across the nation. These families are dedicated to providing safe, nutritious and delicious meals not only for the holiday, but all year-round. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's the perfect time to hear from the farmers who make this meal possible. In this interview, American farm women Kristin Reese and Katie Olthoff explain why this Thanksgiving, as families gather to eat a wholesome meal together, we should all be grateful for the safe and healthy food supply made available to us by family farmers. Giving us a glimpse into what the holiday is like on their own farms, they even share some of their favorite dishes from their own Thanksgiving family traditions.

For more information, visit www.findourcommonground.com

 

How Much Do You Know About GMOs?

The Implications of Genetic Engineering on Agriculture and Food Safety

Farmers have been genetically altering plants and seeds to develop foods like cheese, bread and beer for roughly 10,000 years. Today's GMO technology offers a quicker, more controlled path to accomplishing the same goals. When you eat a GMO food, the product is nutritionally and chemically the same as its non-GMO version. In this interview, farmers Jennifer Schmidt and Kristin Reese educate viewers on GMOs and how they utilize this technology on their farms. They also explain the testing that goes into each GMO seed to ensure optimal food safety. Finally, they discuss what the future holds when it comes to genetic engineering, from protecting the environment to meeting customer demands.

For more information, visit www.findourcommonground.com

 

PR VET KAREN MANFREDI JOINS KICKEDUP MEDIA GROUP

We are very proud to welcome an old friend and fantastic PR professional into the KUMG family. Many thanks to the Bulldog Reporter for the clip. Welcome aboard, Karen!

 

 

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA SUMMIT 2014 + EXPO

We are proud to be working with Paralyzed Veterans of America in honor of the organization's 2014 Healthcare Summit + Expo in Las Vegas. In this interview with KTNV-TV, Executive Director Homer S. Townsend, Jr. explains how the PVA is helping wounded warriors live better, healthier lives.

For more information, visit www.pva.org

 

 

TOP STUDY TIPS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Award Winning Author and Parenting Expert Dr. Michele Borba Shares Effective Planning Skills and Study Habits

With another school year about to kick-off, it's an opportunity for parents and students to sit down and look at ways to improve their study habits at home and in the classroom. From elementary school through college, good study habits are not only the key to better grades, but they can also make for a less stressful learning experience for every student. In this interview, renowned parenting and education expert Dr. Michele Borba shares her top tips for the new school year, including effective planning skills and study habits.

For more information, visit www.post-it.com/study

 

 

CELEBRATE THE ART OF GIVING

Supermodel Niki Taylor teams up with Nexcare Bandages and the American Red Cross for nationwide awareness program in honor of World Blood Donor Day

Ever since 100 units of blood saved her life after a near-fatal car accident in 2001, supermodel Niki Taylor has been dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of giving back by donating blood. In order to thank donors and inspire action about this cause, she has joined forces with Nexcare Bandages and the American Red Cross for the sixth annual Nexcare give program. This nationwide initiative highlights the importance of giving blood during the week leading up to the World Health Organization's World Blood Donor Day on Saturday June 14th and all year-round.

For more information, visit www.nexcaregive.com

 

 

KEYS TO AN ORGANIZED SUMMER

Design Expert Emily Henderson Helps Families Stay On Track During Those Busy Summer Months

Summer is just around the corner, which means that vacations, camp and endless play dates will soon fill family schedules across the country. With so many commitments in such a short amount of time, it can be really hard for even the most organized families to keep track of everyone's comings and goings. Design expert, Emily Henderson is here to help, with creative tips on how busy families can stay organized this summer season. After all, when everything is organized and easy to find, you can take those extra moments of time to enjoy your family!

For more information, visit www.post-it.com

 

 

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: THE UNTOLD STORY

One family's courageous journey to help millions of Americans affected by BPD

In this radio interview, just in time for Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, we were lucky enough to partner with author Bea Tusiani to discuss her first-hand knowledge of this heartbreaking condition. Her daughter Pamela suffered from BPD before her untimely death at the age of 23. Mrs. Tusiani recently co-published Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter's Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder which includes excerpts from Pamela's many diaries and provides a side-by-side account of how her whole family coped with Pamela's condition and struggled to find treatment for her. Mrs.Tusiani was joined by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Frank Yeomans, who is director of training at the Personality Disorders Institute at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Yeomans wrote a teaching manual for clinicians to accompany Remnants of a Life on Paper.

For more information, visit www.remnantsofalife.com

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU THROW

Make every day Earth Day by recycling better and smarter - waste management experts tell us how.

Thanks to a growing national effort in support of environmental conservation, recycling these days is easier than ever. But even as it becomes increasingly convenient, recycling can still be confusing for some consumers - and recycling wrong can cause complicated hang-ups at the recycling plant. In this interview, the National Waste and Recycling Association's Anne M. Germain and Sharon H. Kneiss expose some of the most essential do's and don'ts, especially those concerning proper disposal of items you might not expect and reveal some surprising items that should not be recycled. Finally, they share some resources that are making recycling in our communities even more effective and consumer friendly.

For more information, visit www.beginwiththebin.org

What We've Been Up To

Here's a look at some of the fantastic projects we've been working on lately!

We're proud to be helping our friends at Taylor PR with the launch of the Taco Bell breakfast menu. Have you tried the new Waffle Taco yet?

Style icon Brad Goreski took us around the world to uncover the latest trends in color...both on and off the runway!

Drawing on decades of groundbreaking research, Mayo Clinic stress management and resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood offered a scientifically-proven, structured, and practical approach to finding joy and contentment, bringing you closer to a state of personal fulfillment and a stress-free existence.

KickedUp Media Group Completes Impressive First Quarter of Operations

After three months in business, KickedUp Media Group is in high gear. Having already completed a wide range of broadcast and video production projects including work for a popular fast food chain and a major pet food brand to name a few, the new company recently conducted a satellite media tour in Los Angeles for a major international restaurant chain.

The SMT was for Minneapolis based agency Karwoski & Courage Public Relations. Account supervisor Emily Finley said, "This was our client's first experience with an SMT and it could not have gone any better. We've worked with Larry Saperstein and his team in the past and we were thrilled to be able to partner with them again."

KickedUp's Stephanie Rittenhouse says the initial response to the company has been both humbling and overwhelming. "It's very exciting to have clients who we've worked with over the years confirm their confidence in us and continue to give us business", Rittenhouse added.

ON TREND FOR FALL: DISHES THAT ARE LIGHTER AND FRESHER

Who's hungry? We're proud to be helping P.F. Chang's launch their new fall menu in their 20th anniversary year! Check out their new lighter, fresher dishes as top restaurateur Philip Chiang and Chef Yuji Iwasa highlight the season's best ingredients and demonstrate how you can include them in your daily menus and upcoming seasonal celebrations.

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