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More Than One-Third of Workers Wish They Had Majored in Something Different in College

RISMEDIA, October 20, 2010—A tight job market may have some workers pondering their educational paths and heading back to the classroom. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 36% of workers with college degrees said they wish they had chosen a ...


Fast-Paced Society May Erode Habit of Saving

RISMEDIA, October 19, 2010—(MCT)—When we were growing up, most of our parents encouraged us to save our money if we wanted to buy something. Developing good money skills as a child was important and would create habits for life. But ...


Education at Early Age Improves Consumer Confidence in Financial Knowledge

RISMEDIA, October 18, 2010—Consumers with strong financial knowledge begin saving earlier and are more confident in their everyday financial tasks, according to the TD Bank Financial Literacy Poll recently released by TD Bank. Education at an early age is key ...


Around the Home: Going Green for Halloween

RISMEDIA, October 16, 2010—(MCT)—Every year, consumers spend billions of dollars on Halloween merchandise. The National Retail Federation, an industry association, forecasts that U.S. shoppers will spend $5.8 billion this year on Halloween gear, with the average shopper spending $66 on ...


Getaways: Bask in the Beauty of Fall

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—While summer is considered the ideal vacation time, fall is also a fabulous time to put on your traveling shoes. Christine Karpinski, director of Owner Community for HomeAway, one of the world's most trusted vacation rental sites ...


Workers’ Health Costs Predicted to Jump 12 Percent in 2011

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—(MCT)—Workers can expect to pay hundreds of dollars more for their health care coverage next year. In 2011, the combined average of premium and out-of-pocket costs for health care coverage for an employee is projected to climb ...


Gum Makers Tempt Consumers with New Tricks, Benefits

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—(MCT)—Want to manage your weight, strengthen and whiten your teeth, increase your vitamin intake? Or are you just bored out of your mind? Have some gum. Candy manufacturers are rolling out gums for all occasions, to entice ...


Simple Tips to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—(MCT)—Squeezing fall life out of summer fashions has never been easier. This fall's looks are about layers and accessories, which mean even those tissue-weight T's and tank dresses you wore in the hottest months can have a ...


The Baby Carrot and the Stick: Rooting Out the Difference

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010— (MCT)—Where do baby carrots come from? There are a couple of answers. First, they come from a field of dirt, same as all the other carrots. But they also sprang from the mind of a clever ...


Cold or Allergies? Crack the Case to Feel Better Faster

RISMEDIA, October 9, 2010—(MCT)—You're stuffed up, you're sniffling—but is it an allergy or is it a cold? It's not always easy to tell, even for someone like Dr. Kevin Lunde, an otolaryngologist at Baylor Plano hospital in Texas. ...


Getaways: History, Shopping and the Sound of Bagpipes Mingle along Edinburgh’s Main Street

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—(MCT)—The castle is a man's place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine—and it's survived for 880 years. Tiny St. Margaret's Chapel, with its simple white nave ...


How Parents Can Help Their Sons Navigate the Challenges of Adulthood

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—(MCT)—Fidgeting hands, shuffling in seat, dressed too casually. These scribbles began to fill John Brantley's notepad as he toured around the Southeast as a job recruiter. As he expected, those with less professional experience appeared more nervous. ...


Downsizing? How to Live Large in a Small Space

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—(MCT)—It's a constant battle: Small versus big. Less or more? There are arguments to support both sides. Having just downsized to the smallest apartment I have ever lived in, I was intrigued by the idea of small ...


National Survey Reveals More Than Half of Active Apartment Hunters are Renting by Choice

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—Existing-home sales dropped 27% in July 2010 from the prior month, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Unpredictable home values plus a soft job market have many Americans turning toward renting as a more affordable ...


Study: Wind Energy Can Power Much of the East Coast

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—(MCT)—The strong winds off the Atlantic Ocean could become a cost-effective way to power much of the East Coast—especially North and South Carolina, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, a new study says. The report by the ...


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