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Healthy Hair Dye Maker Harvest Moon® Launches Updated Website, Continues Educating Consumers on Benefits of Chemical-free Approach to Hair Coloring

Harvest Moon® Healthy Hair Dye ( now has a modern, attractive web presence to complement its popular, all-natural line of hair and beard dye. The newly designed site is heavy on appealing graphics while also featuring an intuitive user interface. Being easy to use is essential to Harvest Moon's® mission of connecting people with safe, effective hair dyes and related products.


Parents Projected to Spend $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013, According to USDA Report

Data shows lowest costs are in urban South and rural regions of the U.S., costs highest in urban Northeast

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child. The report shows that a middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 ($304,480 adjusted for projected inflation*) for food, housing, childcare and education, and other child-rearing expenses up to age 18. Costs associated with pregnancy or expenses occurred after age 18, such as higher education, are not included.


Fields Texas Ltd. and Argo Capital Partners Make Minority Equity Investment In Nektar Naturals Fine Foods

Jeremy B. Edelman, President and Founder of Nektar Naturals Fine Foods announced that Fields Texas Ltd. and Argo Capital Partners have made a minority equity investment in the company, creating a strategic alliance that will serve to assist in driving retail expansion nationally over the next 12 months and expand the company's product offerings.


Chick-fil-A Looks to Perk Sales by Offering First-Ever Specialty-Grade Coffee in QSR Industry

Chik-Fil-A partners with Thrive FarmersPartnership with THRIVE Farmers Coffee supports economic sustainability for coffee farmers

Chick–fil–A® is partnering with THRIVE FarmersCoffee to introduce the QSR industry’s first–ever specialty–grade coffee. The coffee was created specifically for the chain and is available in restaurants nationwide beginning. The sale of each cup of coffee provides direct revenue to THRIVE Farmers network of family farmers in Central America, allowing them to earn up to 10 times more than farmers earn in traditional revenue models.


Corrections to Host Military Career Fair at Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base

Public Safety Agencies to Participate

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard will host several law enforcement and public safety agencies for a Military Personnel Career Fair on Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Clay National Guard Complex, Building #447, Drill Hall of Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base in Marietta, Ga.


Green Financing is more than Just a Passing Fad

Investments in green renewable energy, better known as green financing, is an initiative that has taken greater hold in the past few years, owing to the volatility of oil prices, rise in the overall energy requirements and emphasis on preventing further damage to the environment.


August Is Tree Check Month. A Devastating Pest Could Change the Way You View the Great Outdoors

USDA Reports 130,000 Trees Lost to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)

It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. The recreation, timber, nursery, and maple syrup industries alone could suffer severe losses. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed.


SeaWorld Taps Coca-Cola's Breakthrough PlantBottle Technology To Create First Consumer Cup

Cup reduces carbon impact and advances planet-friendly vacations

Being green is oh-so refreshing. That was the message today as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ debuted the first refillable plastic cup made from plant-based materials.  Now available in all SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens parks across the U.S., the reusable, 100-percent recyclable plastic cup is manufactured using proprietary PlantBottle™ packaging technology from the company's beverage partner, Coca-Cola.


Dallas Arboretum Kicks Off Autumn at the Arboretum With a Storybook Pumpkin Village Created with 50,000 Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates Autumn at the Arboretum, one of the Southwest's largest fall festivals, from September 20 to November 26. Visitors will find plenty to do daily with activities in the main garden and the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden during the festival period, as well as discounts for certain days, by checking the website at


Kids' Risks From Toxic Metals In Dirt Downplayed Using Standard Tools

Current approaches may be underestimating the risks posed to children by toxic metals that they are exposed to while playing outdoors, according to Japanese researchers. The researchers used a new approach that they developed for their study of how much dirt and associated metals adheres to children's hands. They found that lead, chromium, zinc and other heavy metals adhere more to smaller soil particles than to the larger particles typically employed in soil exposure studies. That finding suggests using the researcher's new approach going forward to better assess children's soil-related risks.  



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