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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. ...


How to Woo Valentine’s Day Customers

RISMEDIA, Feb. 6, 2008-As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, nearly half of U.S. small businesses (46%) anticipate strong holiday sales according to Constant Contact's 3rd Annual Small Business Valentine's Day Outlook survey. This represents an increase in optimism for the holiday over last year, when ...


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Mardi Gras: The ‘Greatest Free Show on Earth’

RISMEDIA, Feb. 4, 2008--New Orleans, Louisiana has long been associated with Mardi GrasÑa time to enjoy life, party and simply have a good time. Whether you are looking forward to the extravagant parades, getting dressed up in costume, or attending a ball, the fun ...


Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning

RISMEDIA, Feb. 1, 2008-New survey findings suggest that an estimated 1.5 million employees may call in sick to work the day after the Super Bowl. The "Super Bowl Fever Sidelines Employees on Monday Morning" survey of 1,430 adults employed full-time was sponsored by The ...


Denzel Washington Shines as America’s Favorite Movie Star

RISMEDIA, Jan. 23, 2008-Whether it was his appearances in "American Gangster" or "The Great Debaters," Denzel Washington scores the top position as America's favorite movie star for the second year in a row on The Harris Poll's annual favorite movie star list. In second ...


Does a Wine’s Price Tag Affect Its Taste?

RISMEDIA, Jan. 19, 2008-The old adage that you get what you pay for really is true when it comes to that most ephemeral of products: bottled wine. According to researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the California Institute of Technology, if a person is told he or ...


How to Find the Best Airfares in a Travel Jungle

RISMEDIA, Jan. 16, 2008-(MCT)-What's your trick for finding low airfares? Do you scour the online discount fare finders first? Book Web-only specials directly from a carrier's site well in advance? Or gamble by naming your price for extra savings through Priceline.com? ...


Top 8 Restaurant Menu Trends for 2008

RISMEDIA, Jan. 15, 2008-When dining out, be sure not to fill up on bread and butter. Mintel Menu Insights, a national restaurant-tracking service, has identified eight exciting trends sure to transform the American menu in 2008. Shaking and stirring everything from fine dining to ...


Top 5 To-Do’s That Make Recruiting Easier

RISMEDIA, Jan. 14, 2008--The fact is recruiting is not something that should be left until the very last minute, leaving you scrambling to fill an opening. Instead, be proactive and prepare your recruiting strategy now for when your hiring needs arise in the future.Recruiting ...


Top 10 Qualities of a Good Boss

RISMEDIA, Jan. 10, 2008-Heads-up, bosses! According to Yahoo! HotJobs' annual job satisfaction survey, 72 percent of employees are open to a new career opportunity in 2008, and you might be the reason. More than four out of 10 employees (43 percent) blame ...


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