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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 ...


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 ...


Valentine’s Day Survey: Money Still Can’t Buy Love

RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-Nearly 60% of young U.S. couples surveyed argue over money at least once a month, according to PayPal's second annual "Can't Buy Me Love" survey. Meanwhile, issues relating to work and household responsibilities top the list for couples in the UK. ...


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 ...


Are You Guilty? Americans Admit to Sending Themselves Gifts on Valentine’s Day

RISMEDIA, Feb. 12, 2008-If you do not have a Valentine this year, don't worry-just join the millions of other Americans who will be buying their own gifts on February 14. The flowers that are delivered to the front desk may not be from the ...


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. ...


2008 Super Bowl Ads Increase Online Integration

RISMEDIA, Feb. 8, 2008-This year's Super Bowl drew an estimated 97.5 million viewers. With such a captive audience, advertisers strive to create that one commercial that viewers will remember and dub their favorite. Increasingly, this has meant engaging the viewer to participate with online interaction. ...


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 ...


Leona Helmsley’s Lair to List for $125 Million

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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 ...