Trees Help You Breathe Easier and Live Longer

Breathe Easy: You have Trees

Walk five blocks in Baltimore, and you’ll appreciate the benefits that trees provide. Shade cover makes the summer heat barely bearable. Leaves stamp out unsightly scenery (telephone wires). You become almost emotionally attached to the ones that dot the sidewalk outside your front door.

In addition to living better, trees also can also boost health, according to a recent study by researchers with the U.S. Forest Service, as reported by the Baltimore Sun.

Researchers studied ten cities (Baltimore, Atlanta, and New York, to name a few) using computer modeling and were able to conclude …read more

Tackling Foodborne Illnesses for Frozen Food Month

Interior Grocery Design | Frozen Foods Design | Interior Decor Design | Freezer Section Design (Photo credit: I-5 Design & Manufacture)

According to the Partnership for Food Safety and Education, a nonprofit that promotes safe food handling practices, March is “Frozen Food Month.”

This doesn’t mean it’s time to defrost the fish sticks and fruity popsicles. It’s a month for raising awareness about the ways in which defrosting and heating of formerly frozen foods – something almost every American will do each week – could severely affect your health.

The bacteria that grow on formerly frozen food or food …read more