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Employees on Time for Work More Often, According to CareerBuilder Survey

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—(MCT)—One bright side of the recession, at least for employers, is that employees are arriving on time more often. According to a recently released CareerBuilder survey, 15% of workers confessed they arrived late to work once a ...


Around the Home: Give Your Bathroom a Green Mini-Makeover

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—(MCT)—Giving your bathroom a green mini-makeover can help reduce your monthly utility bills and you'll also be saving a whole lot of water, one of our most precious natural resources. Some upgrades won't cost you a penny, ...


Getaways: Moms Grow Optimistic about Family Vacation

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—More moms are comfortable about taking time off work for family vacation this year, but they're still watching their purse strings, according to a national survey. Almost two-thirds (64%) of the employed moms are optimistic about taking ...


Money-Saving Tips for Tax Season

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—(MCT)—In 2010, 34.8 million tax payers filed their own taxes electronically, up from 32.8 million in 2009, a 12-month gain of 8.2% in electronic do-it-yourself tax preparation, according to federal data. But whether you handle your own ...


CARD Act Mostly a Consumer Victory

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—(MCT)—Before the Credit CARD Act—designed to protect borrowers from unfair credit card practices—banks could charge high fees to cardholders who went over their limit, apply payments in a way that maximized their profits and raise interest rates ...


Simple Tips to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Fitness Equipment

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—(MCT)—Shopping for workout gear can be, well, a workout. "Today's home fitness equipment is better constructed and more effective—and offers you more options—than ever before," says Bridgit Kin-Charlton, a personal trainer and owner of the B-defined studio ...


Around the Home: Little Things Make All the Difference

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2011—(MCT)—Most of us have heard about all the big ways we can lead greener lives. We can do everything from buy a hybrid car to install solar panels on our roofs. However, there are also small ways ...


Getaways: Top 10 Movie Tours

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, announced the top ten movie tours in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor travelers and editors. Offering an entertaining and educational behind-the-scenes look at where some of the hottest films in history have ...


Unraveling a Tangled Web – New Apps Create Pattern of Connections

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—(MCT)—It's difficult for people to visualize all their connections with friends, family, classmates and colleagues—a Web of linkages that can reveal much about themselves and the people in their lives. Now social networks are making that easier ...


Open Communication Critical to Financial Harmony

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—(MCT)—When it comes to how couples handle their money, there are differences between the sexes, a new survey has found. Forty-nine percent of wealthy married women, versus 39% of married men, say "we're planning our financial affairs ...


New Law Protects Online Shoppers’ Privacy

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2011—(MCT)—Many consumers have been leery of shopping online, and they may have had reason to worry. For years, hundreds of retailers had been passing on customers' credit and debit card information to third-party marketers, which would charge ...


Balancing Act: What the New Federal Dietary Guidelines Suggest

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—(MCT)—Less sodium, more fish, smaller portions and—surprise—more fruits and vegetables were among the highlights of the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. ...


Around the Home: Ideas for Green Thumbs to Keep Busy while Waiting for Spring

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2011—(MCT)—Winter brings a long layoff for gardeners—too long for some.  There are only so many gardening catalogs to page through, only so many planting schemes to dream up. After a while, you just want to get your ...


Getaways: Skate Skiing Offers Cold Weather Activity for Families to Enjoy

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—(MCT)—If you and your family are looking for a new way to take advantage of the snow, skate skiing, a speedier form of cross-country skiing offers a more-vigorous cold weather activity for families to enjoy. Skate skiing, ...


Facebook Messages Prepares to Go Mainstream

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2011—(MCT)—Facebook fans hungry for an @facebook.com address, get ready. ...


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