On a snowy day in February, a group of Greeters toured the Good Housekeeping Research Institute at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.
Housed in the Hearst building, a paragon of modernism with sleek glass elevators, the Institute on the 29th floor has a much cozier feel. Much of this was because of our wonderful guide, Rachel Rothman, who welcomed us as if we were long lost family.
The Institute was founded in 1900 to improve the lives of consumers through product evaluation. Before Good Housekeeping Magazine accepts product advertising, that product must pass rigorous laboratory tests. Only those that pass become eligible for the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, which involves more rigorous testing.