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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 ...


How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

By Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden ...


Judging Luggage By Its Color

Commentary by Lori Borgman ...


Cool Weather, Dry Air are Rough on Hands

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2008-(MCT)-Until at least the spring thaw, most of us have to deal with the winter's chill and the damage it can do to our skin. Particularly on our hands. ...


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 ...


Getaways: Beaufort Has 18th-Century Seaport Charm

RISMEDIA, Feb. 25, 2008-(MCT)--Once a bustling seaport, Beaufort likes to boast that it's the third-oldest town in North Carolina, dating from 1709.Another distinction is its claim that it was once the headquarters of Blackbeard, the notorious pirate. ...


Simple Substitutes to Help Save Money while Eating Healthy

RISMEDIA, Feb. 22, 2008-(MCT)-This is the time of year when we turn our thoughts to making our meals more healthful, trying to live up to our resolutions to banish some of the bad stuff from the table. ...


How to Beat the Seat Cheats

By Marshall Loeb ...


How to Plan Spring Break – 4 Ways

RISMEDIA, Feb. 20, 2008-(MCT)-Everyone needs a spring break, right? For the twenties crowd, it can mean partying in Cabo or volunteering in New Orleans. Families will find March opening dates at kid-friendly attractions. The rest of us? Check out these ideas for sophisticated city ...


Getaways: Hot Picks for 2008 Overseas Travel

RISMEDIA, Feb. 19, 2008-(MCT)-No matter where you call home, as February drones on, you may be getting that inevitable "I need to get away" itch. To feed your imagination, here are some of this year's picks for overseas adventures: ...


Professional Football Finishes First as America’s Favorite Sport

RISMEDIA, Feb. 18, 2008-Each of the major sports has had some image problems recently, but their popularity all remains relatively unchanged since last year. Three in 10 Americans who follow one or more sport (30%) say that professional football is their favorite sport, almost ...