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As Economy Heals, Many Americans Slipping Back into Bad Habits

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2010—(MCT)—With recent economic trends of higher consumer spending and healthier stock markets, many Americans are pointing to evidence that we are out of the recession. Looking back, the recession did change some people's financial habits, but the ...


Around the Home – How to Make the Most of Garage Sales

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2010—(MCT)—On any Friday or Saturday in the spring through fall, Judith Kean of Two Harbors, Minn., descends on the city's garage sales. As the economy tanked in the past couple of years, her hobby has become even ...


Getaways – Top 10 Preciously Peculiar Properties

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most popular and largest travel communities, announced its quirkiest U.S. accommodations, according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers. From sharing a bedroom with King Tut to waking up among tigers, these properties offer ...


Earth Day Turns 40 – Do Your Part to Protect the Planet

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2010—(MCT)—Today is the 40th celebration of Earth Day. What started as an educational ‘teach-in’ in 1970 has turned into a global event dedicated to showing each of us how to do our part to protect the planet. ...


Apartment Hunters Reducing Their Carbon Footprint by Recycling and Conserving at Home

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2010—Apartment seekers care about the environment and are turning toward "greener" lifestyles at their apartment communities. To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2010, Apartments.com surveyed more than 1,400 of its website visitors across the country to ...


10 Ways to Celebrate National Park Week 2010

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2010—National Park Week is here and Earth Day is just a few days away. Are you and your family searching for ways to do your part to protect the parks, help the environment and get outside? ...


10 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

RISMEDIA, April 19, 2010—From the 8 billion pounds of kitty litter heading to landfills each year to the effects of a pet's carnivorous diet, pet parents should be aware of the substantial carbon footprint left by pets. To address this ...


Around the Home – Make Your Home Healthier

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2010—(MCT)—It's what most of us look forward to at the end of a busy day: coming home, putting our feet up, and taking a deep breath of air. You may be surprised to find out that the ...


Getaways – 10 Essential Airport Survival Skills for Traveling with Kids

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2010—Increased airport security measures are good news for airline safety, however, some parents are concerned the tightened security will be an added inconvenience when traveling with kids. To help anxious parents, Family Vacation Critic, the family travel ...


More Than Half of U.S. Workers Will Use Their Tax Return to Pay off Bills, Finds New CareerBuilder Survey

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2010—W2, 1099, 1040; these numbers are a welcome sight to workers across the country who may have bills piling up. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than half (56%) of workers report they will use ...


Disorganized Financial Paperwork Is Costing Americans Money

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2010—Some 89% of Americans said they were at least fairly well organized or better when it comes to their important financial documents, but nearly one-quarter had either lost or forgotten about critical paperwork, according to a ...


8 Ways to Change Patterns of Spending and Saving

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2010—(MCT)—When it comes to saving for retirement and building a portfolio to last a lifetime, most Americans are way behind the eight-ball. ...


Social Media Becomes Part of Mainstream Media Behavior

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2010—The percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking websites has reached almost half (48 %) of the population in 2010–double the level from two years ago (24% ...


Around the Home – Green Your Spring Cleaning Routine

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2010—(MCT)—Spring is in the air. Time to open the windows, let that fresh air in, and rejuvenate your cleaning routine. This year make that deep down clean as green as it can be. There are lots of ...


Getaways – Top 10 Most Luxurious Golf Homes

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2010—As everyone gears up for the media frenzy centered around the return of Tiger Woods at The Masters in Augusta, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has put together a list of the top 10 most luxurious golf homes. ...


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