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The Real Estate Geeks - Which Is Better : Fresh Produce Or Frozen Produce? - 05/28/11 12:21 PM
There's a long-standing myth that freezer-section produce is "worse for you" than fresh produce from a farm. The truth, however, is often the opposite. Because of upgrades in packaging and delivery methods, frozen produce is often more fresh than "fresh produce", and contains higher nutrient levels, too. The key is to know how to shop for it. The main advantage that frozen produce carries over fresh produce is that frozen produce is picked in its most ripe -- and most nutrient-rich -- state. Then, when the produce is flash-frozen, its nutrients become locked-in and sealed. Fresh produce, by contrast, tends to (0 comments)
Consumer spending is alive and well, it seems -- unwelcome news for today's home buyers. Wednesday, the Census Bureau will release its March Retail Sales figures and the report is expected to show higher sales receipts for the 9th straight month. A strong reading like that should spell higher mortgage rates nationwide. The connection between Retail Sales and mortgage rates is fairly tight. Retail Sales are "consumer spending" and consumer spending accounts for the majority of the U.S. economy. The U.S. economy, of course, is a dominant force in setting the direction in which mortgage rates are headed. For example, in (0 comments)
Most people spend about one-third of their life in the bedroom. So, how healthy is yours? In this 5-minute piece from NBC's The Today Show, you'll learn about dust mites, mold and the other hidden health risks in your bedroom. Some may be compriming your sleep, and others your well-being. The interview is comprehensive and covers a lot of ground, including: The importance of an excellent vacuum with HEPA filters The advantage of latex pillows over other pillow-types Why blackout curtains can help reduce blood pressure The piece also talks on several goods reasons to leave your bedroom electronics-free. For (0 comments)
As part of the Census Bureau's data collection activities from 2005-2009, a number of interesting charts have been published at http://census.gov. The data should not be confused with Census 2010 -- a separate survey conducted every 10 years. This is the first-ever, 5-year American Community Survey. Based on data from 3 million households, it details social, economic, housing, and demographic data "for every community in the nation". Among the surveys: Median Household Income, Inflation-Adjusted To 2009 Dollars (Chart) Median Housing Value Of Owner-Occupied Housing Units (Chart) Percent Of Households That Are Married, With Children Under 18 (Chart) The ACS survey (0 comments)
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