A National Safety Council public opinion poll found more than eight in 10 Americans believe cell phones are addictive, underscoring the need to help drivers kick their cell phone use habit – even hands-free. The Council is launching a national campaign, Calls Kill, to illustrate that hands-free cell phones are not risk-free, and no call is worth a life. Visit nsc.org/CallsKill for downloadable posters, infographics, videos, tip sheets and other information related to this important topic.
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The National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest celebrated its 40th anniversary with a fan-fare of festivities in New York City today. The competition that tests just how offensive sneakers can get, culminated with the crowning of the 40th pair of most odorous soles in the nation. Ready to be judged were seven finalists, ages six to fifteen, from across the country. They gathered at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square wearing the decrepit and redolent rubber-soles that won them regional recognition. Only one competitor’s sneakers were declared the stinkiest, and they belonged to 14 year old Kane Young-Hiss from Berthoud, CO.
To view the Mutlimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7412551-40th-odor-eaters-rotten-sneaker-contest/
Would you believe that under the ground, right beneath your city, was another city? A city filled with people just like you
– only these people are made of scraps and discarded items from a junkyard. Discover the magic of Smithytowne and the Scrappers.
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Rather than making New Year’s resolutions to go on the latest diet, Post Great Grains is asking Americans to adopt a balanced way of eating with a focus on healthy foods in conjunction with the launch of new granola and snack mix products. According to a recent national survey, women have been on an average of nine diets in their lifetimes, yet 78 percent of women believe fad diets are not an effective way to maintain a healthy weight.1 Great Grains, the brand known for less-processed, wholesome nutrition, is asking women to ditch fad dieting for good in 2015, and pledge to go “Fad-Free” as a New Year’s resolution.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7407851-post-great-grains-fad-free-resolution/
A recent survey conducted by DSM Nutritional Products found that 83 percent of adults in the U.S. believe worsening eye health is inevitable with age. What many people don’t realize is that there’s a connection between healthy eyes and proper nutrition, and it goes beyond eating carrots.
According to Dr. Kimberly Reed, optometrist and Ocular Nutrition Society board member, “Incorporating certain nutrients into the diet can support a lifetime of healthy vision and help protect against serious conditions, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The latter affects more than 2 million Americans and can lead to severe visual impairment.”
To view Multmedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7129751-dsm-nutritional-products-eye-health-survey/
In recognition of Men’s Health Awareness Month and the start of summer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released findings from a new survey, which found that more than 90% of American men know something about skin cancer, but only six in 10 (61%) know how to detect signs on their skin, and even fewer actually visit a doctor for annual skin cancer screenings (18%). These shortcomings were more apparent in younger men (18-34), who were also significantly less likely to believe that they are at risk for skin cancer than men over 35 (31% vs. 42%), and are more likely to protect their skin for cosmetic reasons than they are for health reasons (32% vs. 20%).
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7074231-american-academy-of-dermatology-spot-me-skin-cancer-awareness/
The legalization of marijuana in many states may be changing the way teens think about marijuana and other harmful substances like heroin. A new study commissioned by Rosecrance shows that the legalization of marijuana may encourage teenagers to experiment with the drug, along with other substances.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7219651-rosecrance-study-teenagers-believe-marijuana-legalization-may-encourage-drug-substance-experimentation/
The Government’s draft Deregulation Bill first appeared in June last year. Clause 1 of that draft bill includes proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law. This has caused some controversy among health and safety professionals, who believe that the exemption could lead to confusion, increasing the risk of injury, illness and death as a result.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400542-SHP-IOSH-deregulation-bill
Download NEW Mixtape at http://www.youngmarkk.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YoungMarkk Twitter: https://twitter.com/YoungMarkk Music Video Directed & Edited by Marcus "Young Markk" Caldwell Mix & Masterd by: Young Markk
Close Your Eyes is available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1hkccEb
"Close Your Eyes" takes you on a personal journey of an empathetic story, with her accompanied music video. Featuring a minimal backdrop, the direction perfectly fits with the dramatic storyline and emotional lyrics. Proving that this single can already be a classic ballad, Roxanna's heartfelt message is strongly emphasized by the elegance of her beautiful vocals. Just from the first few bars of music, you'll be mystified by the music inviting you to continue to listen to this story she is singing to you.
"I believe "Close Your Eyes" can relate to many people who have lost loved ones or losing their hope. When people are listening to the lyrics I'd like them to know they are not alone. I wish to heal them with this song." - RoXanna
Special Thank-You to Director: Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Hold your nose. This story stinks…literally! New York is used to its fair share of interesting smells, but for the first time ever, the city had the odorous honor of hosting the Annual Odor-Eaters National Rotten Sneaker Contest, a competition that tests just how offensive sneakers can get. Ready to be judged were seven finalists, ages five to fourteen, from across the nation. They gathered at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square today wearing the decrepit and redolent rubber-soles that won them regional recognition. Only one competitor's sneakers were declared the stinkiest, and they belonged to 12 year old Jordan Armstrong from White Sands Missile Range, Las Cruces, NM.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65107-odor-eaters-39th-national-rotten-sneaker-contest-new-york-city-winner