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Bringing the Outdoors In – Fear and Technology Keep Summer Play Indoors

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2009-(MCT)-Joy Passatta loaded her two children, a 12-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son, onto their bikes on a hot summer morning. They rode a mile to swim class, where the kids burned off more energy in the pool. ...


Distracted Driving the Top Reason Drivers Feel Unsafe on the Road

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2009-Thirty-five percent of drivers said they feel less safe than they did five years ago, according to the second-annual 2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Overall, the majority of American motorists ...


Top 10 Tips from the World’s Most Frequent Travelers

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2009-Members of Priority Pass, one of the world's largest independent airport lounge programs, recently gave their top travel tips in response to a survey. ...


Stashed Savings Bonds May Yield a Nice Surprise in Tough Economy

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-(MCT)-For some people, the U.S. savings bonds they've bought end up forgotten in a drawer, closet or safe-deposit box. But these days, when cash is king, those bonds may yield a nice surprise. Your bond may have matured ...


Making Slots More Challenging Widens Appeal

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2009-(MCT)-Slot machines are popular because they're easy to use-just stick your money in and pull the handle or push a button. But that won't satisfy Gen X and Gen Y gamblers who grew up playing video games, advanced ...


Getaways – Go West for Rodeo Fun

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-(MCT)-As summer begins to come to an end, and you haven't gotten your fill of excitement, you may want to head out West, where rodeos offer excitement for the entire family. Here are five places to catch the ...


California and Phoenix Homes Hottest for Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-Eight out of 10 of the country's hottest zip codes for home sales are located in California- Bay Area: Oakland (94606 and 94601), Richmond (94805)- Southern California: San Pedro (90731), San Diego (92114), Hermosa Beach (90254), Chula Vista ...


7 Ways to Eat Smart This Summer

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-Summer may be the favorite time of year for most people, but it can also cause good nutrition to take an extended vacation. Not only is the season overrun with high-calorie foods and erratic eating opportunities, but ...


Back to Basics in Vogue for Back-to-School Shopping

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-As the end of summer draws closer, and the days remaining until school is back in session dwindle, a recent survey conducted by Deloitte shows that fewer consumers expect to reduce their spending on back-to-school items compared ...


If You Want Fall Tomatoes, Plant Them Now

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-(MCT)-It's time for another round of tomatoes to be set into the vegetable garden or even large containers in a sunny spot. Because of the huge national interest in vegetable gardening this spring, almost unprecedented since the ...


Test Your Nutrition IQ

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2009-(MCT)-We're deep in summer now, prime hot dog-eating season. But how much do we really know about those tube steaks in a bun? Take our nutrition quiz: ...


Museum Opening Caps Restoration of Lincoln Assassination Site

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2009- (MCT)-Shortly after 10 p.m. on the night of April 14, 1865, one of America's most admired actors, John Wilkes Booth, shot and mortally wounded his most illustrious fan, President Abraham Lincoln. Nine hours later, at 7:22 a.m., ...


In Some Families, the Elders are the Ones Pushing Facebook, Texting and Skype

RISMEDIA, July 16, 2009-(MCT)-Kids these days! ...


5 Tips to Remedy Lawn Care Short-Comings

RISMEDIA, July 15, 2009-With record low mortgage rates, expanded FHA loans and tax credit incentives, many Americans have plunged into first-time home ownership. In fact, the National Association of Realtors reports that first-time buyers accounted for 29 percent of existing home ...


Kitchen Remodel: Consider These Top 10 Features

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2009-(MCT)-Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Here's a word of advice from designer Jim Spence: "Don't just put a bunch of cabinets on the wall." ...


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