Author Archives: Amber Merton

FTC Overhauls Its Green Guides

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The Federal Trade Commission exists to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in marketing, without hampering legitimate marketing efforts. One area of marketing that’s needed additional oversight in recent years is marketing related to “green living” or environmentally friendly products.

Meeting the Mattress Needs of the Baby Boomer Population

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Baby Boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are beginning to retire in record numbers. If you’re one of them, you’re might be playing harder than ever before. At the end of the day, what you need is a good night’s sleep so you can get up tomorrow and start all over again. That’s why it’s important to choose a mattress that offers the perfect combination of support and comfort to meet all your sleep needs.

Best Plants for the Bedroom

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Plants are an excellent way to truly “go green” in your bedroom. They help improve indoor air quality and bring a little bit of Mother Nature’s splendor into your bedroom. The following plants are perfect to add a hint of green without dominating the landscape of your private sanctuary.

The Results Are In: 2014 Annual Sleep in America Poll

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The 2014 Annual Sleep America Poll, commissioned by the National Sleep Foundation, focused on families with children between the ages of 6 and 17 to gain perspective on the sleep practices and beliefs of the modern family. Among the many ways the poll is useful is identifying the challenges American families face when it comes to getting a proper amount of sleep.

This year’s survey reveals that American families aren’t getting nearly enough sleep, and much of this sleep deficit is the result of highly scheduled lives that are largely technologically driven.

The Best Mattress for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

multiple chemical sensitivity

The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, describes Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MSC) as “an adverse physical reaction to low levels of many common chemicals.”

5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

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Sleep. People often take it for granted. If you struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep night after night like so many other people around the world, there are natural solutions available to help you get the rest your body requires. Try these five natural methods for sleeping better and see for yourself how well they do the trick.

How to Boost Your Melatonin Production Naturally

melatonin

Produced naturally by your body by the pineal gland, melatonin is a hormone that helps to regulate your sleep cycles. It is affected by light exposure: at night when it is dark, your body releases increased melatonin to help promote sleep.

Best Pajamas for Sleeping

woman in pajamas on bed

Nearly 75 percent of Americans wear pajamas to bed, according to a poll conducted by Anna’s Linens, a linen and home decor company. Whether they are pajamas, jammies, PJs, sleeping clothes, whatever your special name for them is, it’s valuable to pair the right pajamas with the right season and/or occasion. Taking size, type, fabric, and style into account, keep these things in mind as you shop for the perfect pajamas for any occasion.

International Earth Day – March 20th

Earth Day

International Earth Day corresponds with the Vernal Equinox, which falls on March 20th. On the Vernal Equinox, night and day are the same length everywhere on the planet.

The thought behind this date for International Earth Day is that it is a time of equilibrium in which people can put aside geographical and political differences, and recognized the common need for all to preserve the planet’s resources.

What are Green Degree Programs and Majors?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2013 that the year of 2011 saw 3.4 million jobs in the Green Goods and Services (GGS) industry. These jobs accounted for 2.6 percent of all employment within the U.S. These numbers are up from 3.1 million green goods and services jobs representing 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. The largest leaps within the industry occurred in private sector employment, which jumped from 7 percentage points to 8.9.