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CNN Entertainment - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:32pm
You have to come in out of the sunshine at some point, so why not kick back with one of these shows or movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and others?
Categories: Entertainment News

Spring Cleaning Made Easy to Help Tackle Inanimate Allergens

Lifestyles - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:17pm
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - While the spring season might be synonymous with cleaning your home, it doesn't mean that you're tackling it in the right way. So, if you're concerned about the allergens in your home, getting rid of a dust bunny (or two) and Fido's ferocious dander may not be enough. In fact, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) supports this claim, stating, "When it comes to cleaning, many people may actually be doing it wrong, stirring up the very allergens they are trying to remove from their homes." However, while keeping up with cleaning is vital for controlling indoor allergens, there is such a thing as being too diligent. Take Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an actor on the hit show "Modern Family," who lives with allergies himself. Ferguson thought that obsessively cleaning his space was the way to go. "Everyone knows I'm a neat freak, [but] I learned from AAFA that, like most of America, I was actually doing some things wrong and stirring up allergens instead of removing them," he said. "Now I look for Certified asthma and allergy-friendly products like Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer (Unscented) and Swiffer Dry Dusters and Sweepers (Unscented) to help me clean the right way and reduce common allergens in my home." The asthma- and allergy-friendly Certification Program was created by AAFA and the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), as the first program of its kind in the U.S. in order to reduce confusion about product claims targeting the asthma and allergy market, raise standards for these products, encourage innovation in the production of these products and raise issue awareness about asthma and allergic diseases. With these things in mind, Laura Dellutri, cleaning expert and author of "White Couch with Kids?" and "Speed Cleaning 101," offers the following tips revealing the places inanimate allergens -- from pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter -- may be accumulating and some cleaning advice that can help you remove them: * Window dressing. Everyone cleans their windows, but few remember to dust window blinds and drapes -- places that can be havens for dust mite matter and other inanimate allergens. Using a Swiffer Duster (unscented, of course) can trap inanimate allergens two times more than a typical dusting cloth and three times more than a feather duster because it picks up dust and locks it away with thousands of flexible, fluffy fibers, designed to reach into nooks and crannies. * Favor your fabrics. You may clean your couches, decorative pillows, upholstered furniture and carpets with a quick vacuum, fluff of a pillow or dusting. But spraying these hard-to-wash fabrics with something like Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer (unscented) can help reduce inanimate allergens that can become airborne from fabrics as well. This nifty product reduces up to 95 percent of inanimate allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter that can become trapped in fabrics and soft surfaces. * Clean smarter, not harder. Technology can be a beautiful thing, and it has revolutionized household cleaning with lots of gadgets and tools that make cleaning easier, faster and more effective. For instance, when it comes to removing inanimate allergens from your wood floors, using a Swiffer Dry Sweeper to trap and lock the dirt and dust, is two times more effective than a typical dusting cloth. For more information, visit febreze.com and swiffer.com.

Spring Cleaning Made Easy to Help Tackle Inanimate Allergens

NEWSUSA - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:17pm
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - While the spring season might be synonymous with cleaning your home, it doesn't mean that you're tackling it in the right way. So, if you're concerned about the allergens in your home, getting rid of a dust bunny (or two) and Fido's ferocious dander may not be enough.

In fact, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) supports this claim, stating, "When it comes to cleaning, many people may actually be doing it wrong, stirring up the very allergens they are trying to remove from their homes."

However, while keeping up with cleaning is vital for controlling indoor allergens, there is such a thing as being too diligent.

Take Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an actor on the hit show "Modern Family," who lives with allergies himself. Ferguson thought that obsessively cleaning his space was the way to go.

"Everyone knows I'm a neat freak, [but] I learned from AAFA that, like most of America, I was actually doing some things wrong and stirring up allergens instead of removing them," he said. "Now I look for Certified asthma and allergy-friendly products like Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer (Unscented) and Swiffer Dry Dusters and Sweepers (Unscented) to help me clean the right way and reduce common allergens in my home."

The asthma- and allergy-friendly Certification Program was created by AAFA and the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), as the first program of its kind in the U.S. in order to reduce confusion about product claims targeting the asthma and allergy market, raise standards for these products, encourage innovation in the production of these products and raise issue awareness about asthma and

allergic diseases.

With these things in mind, Laura Dellutri, cleaning expert and author of "White Couch with Kids?" and "Speed Cleaning 101," offers the following tips revealing the places inanimate allergens -- from pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter -- may be accumulating and some cleaning advice that can help you remove them:

* Window dressing. Everyone cleans their windows, but few remember to dust window blinds and drapes -- places that can be havens for dust mite matter and other inanimate allergens. Using a Swiffer Duster (unscented, of course) can trap inanimate allergens two times more than a typical dusting cloth and three times more than a feather duster because it picks up dust and locks it away with thousands of flexible, fluffy fibers, designed to reach into nooks and crannies.

* Favor your fabrics. You may clean your couches, decorative pillows, upholstered furniture and carpets with a quick vacuum, fluff of a pillow or dusting. But spraying these hard-to-wash fabrics with something like Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer (unscented) can help reduce inanimate allergens that can become airborne from fabrics as well. This nifty product reduces up to 95 percent of inanimate allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter that can become trapped in fabrics and soft surfaces.

* Clean smarter, not harder. Technology can be a beautiful thing, and it has revolutionized household cleaning with lots of gadgets and tools that make cleaning easier, faster and more effective. For instance, when it comes to removing inanimate allergens from your wood floors, using a Swiffer Dry Sweeper to trap and lock the dirt and dust, is two times more effective than a typical dusting cloth.

For more information, visit febreze.com and swiffer.com.

What's behind the heat wave and when will it end?

CNN World - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:09pm
It's often hot in India. But the past 10 days have been exceptional, even for one of the hottest places on the planet. The highest temperature recorded on Wednesday reached 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit in the eastern states of Jharkhand and Odisha.
Categories: International News

Schoolgirl's tweet offers clue about life with ISIS

CNN World - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:44pm
How were three British schoolgirls lured to Syria by ISIS? CNN's Atika Shubert takes a look at what made the terror group so appealing.
Categories: International News

El Niño could mean fewer hurricanes this season

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:31pm
The coming Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running -- thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say.
Categories: National News

Ways to help Texas and Oklahoma flood victims

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:22pm
Categories: National News

Heavy rains flood Texas and Oklahoma

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:20pm
See pictures of the flooding and damage caused by heavy rainfall in Texas and Oklahoma.
Categories: National News

Look at me! 26 selfies of the week

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:20pm
Take a look at 26 selfies of the week from May 20 through May 26.
Categories: National News

What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:19pm
Take a look at 40 amazing sports photos from May 19 through May 25.
Categories: National News

The week in 40 photos

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:19pm
Take a look at 40 photos of the week from May 15 through May 21.
Categories: National News

Triple Crown winners

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:18pm
Look back at the 11 horses who've managed to win the Triple Crown by winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Categories: National News

Faces of the 2015 National Spelling Bee

CNN - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:18pm
See photos from this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Categories: National News

Google announces big mobile updates

Business News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:05pm
Read full story for latest details.

U.S. green energy use highest since 1930s

Business News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:02pm
Renewable energy use in the United States hit its highest level last year since the 1930s.
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