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Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

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Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

Monsanto Co.’s Antwerp site is claimed to be the first in Flanders to receive a gold-level European Water Stewardship (EWS) certificate. It was announced by the company Wednesday. The certificate acknowledges Monsanto’s expertise in sustainable water management. This award strengthens the Antwerp facility’s leadership role in the Port of Antwerp in terms of water management. [...]

Now a Bike Just for Your Heart

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Now a Bike Just for Your Heart

American Heart Association has chosen February as its National Heart Month. While diet and genetics do play a role, it’s believed regular aerobic exercise is a key influence on heart health. Electric bicycle brand Pedego says its bike allows you to pedal as much as you want. The colorful bikes boast the latest in electric [...]

Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

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Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

Women who clean dry toilets in rural areas often are not paid cash wages, but instead receive leftover food, grain during harvest, old clothes during festival times. While the recently formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has embarked upon an expensive “Clean India” campaign, a new report reveals that government officials are ignoring [...]

Bill and Melinda Gates: Our Big Bet for the Future

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Bill and Melinda Gates: Our Big Bet for the Future

Bill and Melinda Gates shared their 2015 Annual Letter on Wednesday. “Our Big Bet for the Future” addresses the breakthroughs they see coming over the next fifteen years that will improve the lives of people in poor countries faster than at any other time in history. You can read the letter and find out how, [...]

Billow Pillow: Breast Support Pillow for Women

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Billow Pillow: Breast Support Pillow for Women

Billow Global introduces the Billow, a breast support pillow for women who have discomfort resulting from breast surgery. Launched on its website, the Billow was developed by CEO / Founder Marnie Rustemeyer who conceived and designed the Billow following her diagnosis with the breast cancer gene mutation, a mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgeries. Rustemeyer conducted [...]

“Potash for Growth” Program Launched in Ethiopia

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“Potash for Growth” Program Launched in Ethiopia

ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on minerals, today announced that it has launched a Potash for Growth program in Ethiopia. The program is designed to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among Ethiopia’s small and private farmers in order to increase their agricultural productivity and economic benefits from [...]

Avocado: A Heart Healthy Diet for You

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Avocado: A Heart Healthy Diet for You

A moderate fat diet that includes one fresh avocado daily showed greater improvement in certain blood lipid markers when compared to an energy matched moderate fat diet without avocado or a low fat diet without avocado, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Elevated cholesterol in the blood can [...]

Patient Released from 21 Day Ebola Quarantine

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Patient Released from 21 Day Ebola Quarantine

Local nurse and Honolulu resident, Rene Steinhauer, has just been released from a 21 day Ebola quarantine period that he completed at home in Honolulu after returning from working as a chief nurse in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia. Rene Steinhauer spent six weeks working to set up an Ebola hospital in Buchanan, Liberia. [...]

New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

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New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

To complement and augment its awareness-raising “Protecting Global Health: Ebola First Responders” 2015 float entry in the 126th Rose Parade, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has put up billboards in the greater Los Angeles area with the headline “Lest We Forget: Ebola Deaths in Africa…” The billboards feature a ticker that reads 6,914—the number of Ebola [...]

Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

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Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

A new survey, conducted by Kelton and sponsored by the makers of the Invisalign clear aligner system, reveals that after putting personal needs aside in 2014, women are ready for a change. In fact, 61 percent of women claim they let their personal needs take a backseat to other priorities. Looking ahead to 2015, there [...]

Jillian Michaels’ Curves

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Jillian Michaels’ Curves

Curves International, Inc., a chain of fitness centers for women, has announced the addition of new Curves Specialty Circuit Classes and new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels to its lineup of fitness offerings for 2015. The 2015 Curves Specialty Circuit Classes are designed for specialized training, with moves focused on key areas like balance, flexibility [...]

Marriott Canvas: A Concept Lab for Food and Beverage Ideas

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Marriott Canvas: A Concept Lab for Food and Beverage Ideas

In a move to harness the passion of a generation of food and drink entrepreneurs, Marriott International is launching Canvas. The ‘first-of-its-kind’ hotel industry program is a global incubator that will help entrepreneurs realize their vision for food and drink concepts in the company’s hotels. The program builds on Marriott’s entrepreneurial heritage dating back to [...]