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Back to Basics in Vogue for Back-to-School Shopping

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-As the end of summer draws closer, and the days remaining until school is back in session dwindle, a recent survey conducted by Deloitte shows that fewer consumers expect to reduce their spending on back-to-school items compared ...


If You Want Fall Tomatoes, Plant Them Now

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-(MCT)-It's time for another round of tomatoes to be set into the vegetable garden or even large containers in a sunny spot. Because of the huge national interest in vegetable gardening this spring, almost unprecedented since the ...


Test Your Nutrition IQ

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2009-(MCT)-We're deep in summer now, prime hot dog-eating season. But how much do we really know about those tube steaks in a bun? Take our nutrition quiz: ...


Museum Opening Caps Restoration of Lincoln Assassination Site

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2009- (MCT)-Shortly after 10 p.m. on the night of April 14, 1865, one of America's most admired actors, John Wilkes Booth, shot and mortally wounded his most illustrious fan, President Abraham Lincoln. Nine hours later, at 7:22 a.m., ...


In Some Families, the Elders are the Ones Pushing Facebook, Texting and Skype

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2009-(MCT)-Kids these days! ...


5 Tips to Remedy Lawn Care Short-Comings

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-With record low mortgage rates, expanded FHA loans and tax credit incentives, many Americans have plunged into first-time home ownership. In fact, the National Association of Realtors reports that first-time buyers accounted for 29 percent of existing home ...


Kitchen Remodel: Consider These Top 10 Features

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-(MCT)-Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Here's a word of advice from designer Jim Spence: "Don't just put a bunch of cabinets on the wall." ...


Can Cutting Calories Lead to a Longer, Disease-free Life?

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2009-(MCT)-The secret to a long, disease-free life may be as simple as pushing yourself away from the dinner table before eating too much ... at least if you're a monkey. ...


A Weekend in Atlantic City – The Family Side of Town

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Getaways – Web Sources Can Save You Money on Vacations

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2009-(MCT)-Saving money on a summer vacation used to be a matter of personal discretion. Today, it's a science, part of a massive U.S. travel-advice industry with thousands of analysts, organizations, publications and websites. ...


Bartering Services Crop Up Amid Tight Access to Cash

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-(MCT)-Christopher Fuentes, a self-described "computer geek" from Massapequa Park, N.Y., first got the idea to barter his computer know-how when the stock market crashed in the fall and newly unemployed friends were asking him for lessons. ...


A Lesson to Take to the Piggy Bank

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2009-It's dinner time at the Harris house and turkey tacos are on the menu. Avery, 6, standing in a chair, is browning the meat on the stove with the help of his mom, Andee. Eden, 3, growing impatient, ...


How to Grow an Herb Garden

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2009-(MCT)-Chefs know it. The Food Network preaches it. Amateur cooks admit it: Freshly picked herbs are more delicious than anything you'll find on a spice rack. ...


Top Tips for Most Popular Outdoor Cooking Holiday of the Year

RISMEDIA, July 4, 2009-Consumers will fire it up for the Fourth of July: the most popular outdoor cooking holiday of the year. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), more than two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) will turn ...


Getaways -The Lone Star State is Crushing Grapes in Emergent Wine Country

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2009-(MCT)-At Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery, in this state's lovely and looping Hill Country, there's a recommendation for how to try the 2008 sauvignon blanc. ...


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