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Southern California No Longer Has Nation’s Worst Traffic Congestion

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—(MCT)—California's Los Angeles and Orange counties are no longer the kings of traffic congestion—at least they weren't in 2009. A new study shows that motorists in the greater Los Angeles area that year experienced fewer delays from ...


Nearly Half of Americans Believe Their Savings Is Insufficient

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2011—This month's study, released by Bankrate Inc., shows that Americans are nearly split when it comes to gauging their financial security. Despite the gradual economic rebound, many Americans still feel less comfortable with their finances now than ...


The Cold Hard Facts: Dunkin’ Donuts Survey Shows Popularity of Iced Coffee in the Winter Is Heating Up

RISMEDIA, January 24, 2011—Is iced coffee the hottest drink this winter? A new independent survey commissioned by Dunkin' Donuts shows that more coffee drinkers are turning to iced coffee for energy during the coldest part of the year. According to ...


Around the Home: 5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sofa

RISMEDIA, January 22, 2011—(MCT)—Buying a new sofa—one of the largest and most-used pieces of furniture in your home, the scene of much reading, TV-watching, snoozing and everything else-ing—is not a task to take on lightly. You want comfort, style, durability, ...


Getaways: 5 Ideas for Quick Family Trips

RISMEDIA, January 21, 2011—(MCT)—If the cold temperatures and dreary weather have left you with a case of cabin fever, now’s the time to take a weekend or even a few days to explore a new city or the countryside. Here ...


Johnny Depp Tops the List as America’s Favorite Actor

RISMEDIA, January 20, 2011—It’s red carpet season and the stars are getting ready for the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Some movie stars are more loved than others and this year, America's favorite movie star is Captain Jack himself, Johnny ...


Polishing Credit Score Can Open Financial Doors

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2011—(MCT)—Sherelle Villacorta had a good credit score, but like many people, she wanted a higher score. Her strategy was to pay down her debt and keep current on her bills, but increase the amount of available credit. ...


Tips On How to Get and Stay Fit This Year

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—(MCT)—Another new year, another—fill in the blank—doughnut ditched, gym membership bought, resolution made, cute workout top purchased. A few weeks into January, though, resolve has a tendency to subside. Even those with the best of intentions sometimes ...


Professor Finds Horoscopes May Be a Little Off Kilter

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—(MCT)—When astronomers declared that Pluto was no longer a planet in 2006, the world gasped—and then obeyed. School textbooks were re-written, and scientific discovery ruled the day. Then this week, a Minnesota astronomy professor took on something ...


Around the Home: How to Clean Your Fruits and Vegetables

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—(MCT)—Recent reports of illness caused by fresh produce have upped awareness on the need to wash before eating. Each of the basic rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is "equally important," says Robert Buchwald, environmental health ...


Getaways: Alaska Tops Bucket Lists in 2011 Travel Resolutions Poll

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—With New Year's resolutions fresh in consumers' minds, Princess Cruises fielded a poll to its Facebook fans to learn which destinations and travel experiences top their bucket lists in 2011. And respondents decisively answered that their number-one ...


Top Green Resolutions for a Healthier You

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—(MCT)—If your New Year's resolution is for a healthier lifestyle, then reducing your exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals should be at the top of the list. Every day we are bombarded with chemicals that we unknowingly bring ...


8 Resolutions for Retirement Savers in 2011

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—(MCT)—Many Americans go off the grid in the final weeks of the year, but now that 2010 year-end statements are arriving in the mail, it's time to get back on the grid—and to make sure you start ...


7 Habits of Highly Successful Spenders

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2011—(MCT)—Only occasionally does financial success or failure hinge on a single event: receiving a huge inheritance or going broke because you suffered from an expensive medical problem. More often, prosperity and its lack are born of habits, ...


Stay Safe on the Roads This Winter with These Driving Tips

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—(MCT)—When a snowstorm hits, drivers struggling to clear smeared or fogged windshields can get dangerously creative.Illinois State Police Sgt. Jim Jenkner has watched as they've reached out their windows with ice scrapers—while driving. ...


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