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5 Tips on Wise Use of Tax Refunds and Rebates

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2008-In most years, more than 75% of American taxpayers receive a federal tax refund, the average of which is $2,500. These refunds, added together with rebates due from the federal income stimulus package, mean that this spring some taxpayers might enjoy ...


Do Hybrids Actually Save You Money?

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2008-(MCT)--Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles get excellent fuel mileage, but do they really save you money? The answer is yes. And no. ...


If the Airfare is Cheap, Must It Be Tuesday?

By Ellen Creager ...


Calling All Inventors-at-Heart – Wizard Industries Whips New Inventors into Shape

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2008-There won't be any yelling, push-ups or obstacle courses, but Billy Carmen, CEO of Wizard Industries, Inc., promises new inventors will walk out of his 'boot camp' more prepared to introduce their invention to the world. Carmen, the quasi-drill sergeant, is offering ...


What Causes Good Wine to Go Bad?

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2008-(MCT)-On the surface the wine tasting at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was another of those informal yet luxe get-togethers the Napa Valley is famous for, but the intensity with which the winemaker studied my every move underscored the fact some very ...


Daylight-Saving Time – Lose an Hour, Gain a Good Night’s Sleep

RISMEDIA, March 7, 2008-SleepBetter.org, an educational sleep resource website, offers studied tips on successfully adjusting to the new sleep schedule imposed by the Daylight-Saving Time shift approaching on March 9, Sunday, at 2 a.m., Americans will turn the clock ahead and lose one hour of ...


Getaways: 10 Great Destinations to See Before it’s Too Late

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2008-(MCT)-That dream vacation-diving along the Great Barrier Reef, skiing in the Swiss Alps-could remain a dream forever if you don't get a move on. ...


How Do You Meet New People?

By Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson, R.N., and Ted Hagen, Ph.D. ...


In the Bag – Reusable Grocery Totes Replacing Paper, Plastic

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2008-(MCT)-Paper or plastic? Neither, thank you. That's what eco-savvy consumers are saying these days when they go shopping. They're shunning both in favor of BYOB-bring your own bag. ...


The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining Your Car Battery

RISMEDIA, Feb. 27, 2008-(MCT)-Replacing a car battery can be a hassle so it is important to know how to keep this essential power source in top-notch condition. To help your car battery maintain its peak performance follow these suggestions by CarMax, the nation's largest ...


10 Ways to Be More Energy Efficient – and Green – in 2008

RISMEDIA, Feb. 26, 2008-"Going green" and "reducing your carbon footprint" are all the rage, but these trendy concepts are nothing new for the Alliance to Save Energy. That's because you can't be green without minimizing your energy use; and energy efficiency has always been ...


Demystifying Wine: The `Big 10′ Grape Varietals

RISMEDIA, Feb. 15, 2008-(MCT)-Italy can pose a challenge to wine lovers who want to move beyond the familiar Chianti, Soave, prosecco and Asti. With 20 regions and some 2,000 wine grape varietals, it's hard to know where to start. Add to this a four-tiered ...


Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America

RISMEDIA, Feb. 13, 2008-With Valentine's Day just a day away, Amazon.com, Inc. announced its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America. After compiling sales data of romance novels, relationship and sex books since Jan. 1, 2008, on a per capita basis ...


How to Cook up Oozing Goodness

RISMEDIA, Feb. 11, 2008-(MCT)-Say the words "grilled cheese" to anyone and watch them melt as easily as processed, pasteurized American. It's the ultimate comfort food that unites young and old. Not only that, it's in vogue. ...


Getaways: Disney World’s Contemporary Resort Lives up to its Name

RISMEDIA, Feb. 7, 2008-(MCT)-Here's good news for all of us who are still collecting birthdays. You can be 36 years old and as cool as you were at 18 or 20. Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort proves it. ...


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