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Around the Home: Back-to-School in Green Fashion

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—(MCT)—Back-to-school time brings the rush for new lunchboxes, school supplies and clothing. Most of the time, we're so busy crossing items off our lists we don't have time to worry about whether the item is eco-friendly or ...


Getaways: America’s Top 10 Aviation Attractions

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites announced its list of the top ten aviation attractions in the U.S., according to traveler ratings and TripAdvisor Flights experts. America has a rich history as the birthplace of ...


Cooking Up Savings in the Office Kitchen

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—(MCT)—Plastic money makes it easy to spend a fortune on workplace lunches. In addition to credit and debit cards, paperless transactions include payroll deductions in which the cost of meals purchased from the company dining room are ...


Mobile Promotions Define Back-to-School Season

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2010—(MCT)—When students and their parents hit the shopping malls for their back-to-school needs this year, they should be armed with their lists—and their mobile phones. Retailers are promoting everything from jeans to pens and notebooks through emails ...


6 Strategies to Help Consumers Avoid New Credit Card Fees

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—An additional set of new regulations from the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act recently became law. Like previous changes, these new rules are designed to protect consumers by adding clarity and transparency to interactions ...


Don’t Let Them Eat Cake! Sports Snacks Can Be Easy and Nutritious

RISMEDIA, August 23, 2010— (MCT)—You don't want to be known as the Twinkie Mom who supplied all the members of the soccer team with snack cakes and Diet Coke. On the other hand, bringing spinach juice and organic mushrooms when ...


Under 26 and Uninsured? Young Adults Will Soon Have the Choice of Coverage from Their Parents’ Policies

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2010—(MCT)—Starting next month, one of the first big initiatives of the new federal health care law takes effect: Families can start insuring their young adult children under their employer plans. ...


Getaways: In L.A.’s Fashion District, Hit the Ground Running to Maximize Your Time in This Buzzing Scene

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2010—(MCT)—Downtown L.A.'s Fashion District can be a daunting landscape of concrete and pedestrian traffic. The scene starts with the bustle of ground-floor businesses, most of them having something to do with apparel or accessories—some open to the ...


Savvy Moms Share Secrets of Back to School Shopping on a Budget

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—(MCT)—Busy mom Alyshia Manzella is willing to share her secrets for outfitting kids on a budget. "You have to set a budget," she said. Hers is $150 per child — "and I seem to get away with ...


Small Package from Home Can Speak Volumes to a College Student

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2010—(MCT)—All Kelsey Murrell wanted was a meal with her mom, a brief break from her University of Kansas sophomore stress. She was looking for dinner out and coffee — two loves they share — in her hometown, ...


Relax and Tune In: Free Waterfront Yoga Classes with Front Row View of the Manhattan Skyline

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2010—For those in the New York City Metro area, TF Cornerstone is taking advantage of its residential buildings’ spectacular setting and hosting a free, waterfront yoga series with Long Island City’s The Yoga Room. ...


Turn Back-to-School Stress Into Success

RISMEDIA, August 16, 2010—While most parents think of back-to-school as an exciting time marked by new backpacks, school supplies and outfits, it can also mean stress and anxiety for many children. As families get ready for the first day of ...


Around the Home: How to Exercise while Watching TV

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2010—(MCT)—The average American watches about five hours of television a day, industry studies have shown. Instead of being a total couch potato, the following moves, recommended by fitness experts will help you burn calories while watching your ...


Getaways: How to Enjoy More Than Thrill Rides at Theme Parks

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—(MCT)—"Boomers" is a fitting name for a small amusement park and family entertainment center in Dania, Florida. The centerpiece of the action is a wooden roller coaster called "Hurricane." That storm of a ride—and another fierce wooden ...


Survey: Experienced, Mature Workers to Compete with College Students for Internships this Fall

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Competition for internships will be stiff this fall, as experienced/mature workers and college students vie for ways to get a foot in the door. Nearly one-quarter (23%) of employers report that they are seeing experienced workers—those with ...


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