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  • 5 big changes for today's small businesses

    5 big changes for today's small businesses

    A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward...

  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

  • How credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

  • Bridging the digital wallet divide (Infographic)

    JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology’s future: merchants and their customers. Save Save

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  • Frustrated while flying? Here are 5 smart ways to keep your cool

    Frustrated while flying? Here are 5 smart ways to keep your cool

    There was a time decades ago when taking a flight was truly a privilege. People looked forward to comfy seats, cold drinks and friendly service. Today? Not so much. With the cramped seating and impossibly long security lines, flying is the unpleasant grunt work of travel — something you endure to...

  • Stress-busting tips to stay organized while on vacation

    Stress-busting tips to stay organized while on vacation

    Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from multiple sources, including crowded airports, making...

  • Travel tips to keep bed bugs at bay

    Travel tips to keep bed bugs at bay

    Planning an upcoming trip – maybe a long weekend getaway, or a family vacation before the kids head back to school, or perhaps you’re a road warrior who travels frequently for work? No matter what type of trip you have planned, you’ve probably already put together a packing list of what to take...

  • 5 late-summer road trip tips

    5 late-summer road trip tips

    Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don’t let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah. According to the Auto Club, you won’t be alone: 37.5 million Americans hit the road during the Independence Day holiday...

  • More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation

    More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation

    Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too. Beyond stress reduction, vacations can improve heart health, mental health and personal relationships. In fact, men who take annual...

  • 4 steps to pack the perfect bugout bag

    If you’re the type of person who loves the outdoors, then this is probably your favorite time of year. The weather is beautiful, the daylight hours are long and everything is green. Whether you call it a hike, a climb or even a safari, this is the perfect time of year to get back to nature and...

  • Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary with these 6 historic Texas towns

    Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary with these 6 historic Texas towns

    This year, 2017, marks the Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary. The Chisholm Trail is the greatest migration of livestock in world history that relocated cattle from South Texas through Oklahoma all the way to Abilene, Kansas. The first herd to make the journey using the Chisholm Trail set off in...

  • 3 reasons to study abroad during high school

    3 reasons to study abroad during high school

    Think about how your teenager will spend their next summer vacation. What if their months off from school could include something much bigger than the usual lineup of part-time jobs, sports practices and hanging out with friends? Picture this: Your teenager wakes up in a different bedroom in a different...

  • Have 48 hours? An incredible itinerary awaits in Boise

    Weekend travel is a growing trend as more people seek to use their days off to enjoy an adventure away from home. It's amazing how much fun and relaxation you can pack into 48 hours if you know the right places to visit! One hidden gem for weekend travelers is Southwest Idaho. Boise, the heart of...

  • Memories by the mile (Video)

    Memories by the mile (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. With everything your family has on its plate — work, school, sports, recitals — it can be difficult to carve out meaningful quality time together. And when you do have that time together, you want to make it special. At half the cost of a hotel...

  • Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this summer

    Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this summer

    Want to get away this summer? Skip the plane ride or long car trip and get out on the water. Whether it’s an hour after work cruising, a morning of fishing or a weekend of watersports, boating provides all the benefits of vacation at your convenience, close to home. In a recent study by Discover...

  • 6 tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo

    6 tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo

    Children can’t help but be drawn to animals, so a visit to the zoo is always a winning and memorable choice for a summer outing. Introducing children to animals of all kinds, especially endangered species, will help foster a lifelong appreciation of them. With more and more animals needing help,...

  • 5 reasons to make your summer road trip a flight instead

    5 reasons to make your summer road trip a flight instead

    Summer break is an American institution, and that midyear break is often best enjoyed through travel. This year is no different; in fact, many experts expect this year’s summer travel season to be among the busiest ever. That is particularly true when it comes to air travel. According to research...

  • Use a rack to haul your gear during a summer road trip

    Use a rack to haul your gear during a summer road trip

    Summer has arrived, and for many that means it's time for a road trip. In a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association, 80 percent of families surveyed said they are planning a road trip vacation this summer, a 10 percent increase from last year. Those hitting the road may discover...

  • 3 tips to ensure you're ready to hit the road safely

    3 tips to ensure you're ready to hit the road safely

    Temps are higher, the days are longer and road trips are planned. When it comes to getting our cars ready for the road, we habitually adjust our rear-view mirror and double-check fuel levels before putting the car in gear. We sometimes change our engine oil and refill the windshield fluid. Yet we...

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  • 4 back-to-school basics for a successful school year

    With the summer months starting to cool, one thing is certain — it’s time to store the beach toys for next summer and dust off the backpacks and notebooks for the upcoming school year. Whether back-to-school season means returning to the routine of nightly homework or packing lunches in the morning,...

  • Are you safe from BPA? The answer may surprise you

    Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in recent news articles, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy No. 1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels, and there is no way to escape. Or is there? There must be somewhere we can go to avoid...

  • Integrated care team gives hope back to dialysis patient

    Integrated care team gives hope back to dialysis patient

    Six years ago, Francis Hogan was doing what he loved most: playing golf. After his usual game, his ankle was swollen and painful. When he visited the doctor, he discovered the swelling wasn’t because of an injury. Something was seriously wrong. Hogan’s kidneys were failing. He was diagnosed with...

  • Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools

    Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools

    It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems. So the Evergreen Commons senior center in Holland, Michigan, converted its 65,000-gallon chlorine...

  • Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

    Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

    You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks? “The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,” said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most trusted brand...

  • How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation

    How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing — except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish...

  • 5 baby formula myths debunked

    5 baby formula myths debunked

    The MythBusters on TV’s Discovery channel tackled hundreds — if not thousands — of myths in their 19 seasons on the air, but many questions still surround one topic never covered: infant feeding. Baby feeding has many pervasive myths, especially about infant formula. Here are five of those myths...

  • Top tips for making back to school a success

    Top tips for making back to school a success

    Summer days are getting shorter. Summer fun is winding down for the season. Bedtimes are starting earlier. And parents seem to be oddly excited. Back to school is right around the corner. For most kids, the thought of going back to school can be a drag. But it doesn’t have to be. Marley Dias, 12-year-old...

  • 10 questions to ask your doctor about hearing loss

    As we age, we know to ask our doctors certain questions about our health, such as, “What should I know about preventing heart disease?” or “Are my cholesterol levels too high?” But another common condition that we need to start asking about is hearing loss. Here are some questions you should ask...

  • Fighting head lice can start with a conversation with your doctor

    Fighting head lice can start with a conversation with your doctor

    "Your child has head lice" is news no mother wants to receive. Not only can this common condition affect the child at home and at school, but it can also throw a family’s life off balance for days or even weeks. Results of the new “Facts of Lice” online survey of 1,000 millennial moms (ages 18-35)...

  • New ways to comparison shop for health care

    New ways to comparison shop for health care

    As our nation seeks solutions to help improve the health care system, there is at least one goal we can all agree on: the importance of making health care quality and cost information more accessible to all Americans. This is an important effort that has the potential to help improve health outcomes...

  • 5 things parents need to know about HPV

    5 things parents need to know about HPV

    Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always be with them, so you warn against...

  • Planning her life, pursuing her adventures (Infographic)

    Merck launches Her Life. Her Adventures. to encourage women to plan ahead and get educated about family planning, including birth control options, so they can prepare for life’s adventures. This campaign encourages women to talk to their doctor and learn about family planning and birth control options...

  • A snapshot of the global smoking epidemic and why it cannot be ignored (Infographic)

    Tobacco use places a significant health and economic burden on individuals and societies around the world. Smoking is linked to serious illnesses including heart disease, stroke, lung disease and some cancers, and kills nearly six million people each year, making tobacco use the leading preventable...

  • Looking for balance? Fighting fatigue? Your diet might be a place to start

    Looking for balance? Fighting fatigue? Your diet might be a place to start

    Adults today are constantly searching for balance in life. While balance can be broadly defined, in simple terms it is rooted in equal proportions. The human body demands an equilibrium in order to sustain proper mental, physical and spiritual health. But, achieving balance can be difficult when...

  • Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?

    Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?

    Fall is an exciting time for kids — seeing old friends, getting to know new classmates, learning new skills and exploring classrooms. But with all this fun and interaction, it’s important to remember one of the best ways to keep your child safe and healthy is to make sure he or she is up to date...

  • Mandy Moore's Advice to Pursuing Life Goals

    Mandy Moore's Advice to Pursuing Life Goals

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You hear a lot about dreams in our society these days. Companies tell you to “dream big” or “dream fearlessly.” Yet no one tells you to “dream prepared.” And when you get down to it, this last idea may be the most important because it’s the...

  • Focusing on Family Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), held each year in August, is a great time to review your family’s vaccination records. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them and their family members. Vaccination is...

  • One man's struggle with PTSD, 40 years later

    One man's struggle with PTSD, 40 years later

    Bobby Barrera’s career as a Marine ended abruptly at age 21. While in Vietnam, on his first mission, a land mine explosion took his right hand at the wrist and left arm at the shoulder, and left him with severe burns over 40 percent of his body and face. Coping with the physical challenges of his...

  • New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope

    New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope

    Each year, more people die of lung cancer than any other form of cancer — more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates of the 224,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year, 155,000 will succumb to the disease. Many have heard the statistics...

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  • 5 ways to save money on back-to-school shopping

    5 ways to save money on back-to-school shopping

    The new school year is quickly approaching, and shoppers are expected to spend $83.6 billion dollars on clothing, supplies and other school items according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The study also found that the average family surveyed plans to spend $687 on back-to-school...

  • Clean clothes lead to success at school (Infographic)

    As children around the country are heading back to school, schools are focusing on supporting students who struggle with absenteeism. According to the Department of Education, more than 6 million students missed 15 or more days of school in 2013-2014. There is one surprising factor causing thousands...

  • Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

    Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

    The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest ways...

  • 5 must-have gadgets for heading back to school

    5 must-have gadgets for heading back to school

    Summer is almost over and the school bell is about to ring. To make sure you and your family are set up for success, equip your home with the best technology devices on the market. Consider this your gadget guide for the best school year yet. Big sound Studies show that listening to music while studying...

  • 5 simple ways to stay connected as a family on a budget

    5 simple ways to stay connected as a family on a budget

    School’s out, summer’s here and the family is ready for some fun-in-the-sun memory making! It’s the perfect time to bond, catch up and enjoy the slower pace of the season. However, with fun on the brain, it’s easy to find yourself dipping into pockets a bit more for ice cream treats and new toys....

  • Shared housework may be the true language of love, survey says

    Shared housework may be the true language of love, survey says

    The key to a better relationship may not be in long walks on the beach or romantic dinners, it may actually be in discovering how your partner values chores. According to recent studies, chores have a direct impact on relationships more than previously thought. For example, a recent survey of 1,000...

  • Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

    Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

    French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for...

  • 5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet

    5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet

    With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but...

  • Help support education and inspire positive classroom experiences nationwide during the back-to-school season (Video)

    Help support education and inspire positive classroom experiences nationwide during the back-to-school season (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The Education Market Association reports that an estimated 99.5 percent of public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms. Furthermore, according to a report by Sesame Workshop, 86 percent of teachers (and 70 percent...

  • 5 ways to stop mosquitoes from bugging you this season

    5 ways to stop mosquitoes from bugging you this season

    Ask people what they love about the warm weather months and you’ll get a variety of answers. They love the sun, the warmth, camping, picnicking, boating and just being outside with family and friends. However, if you ask them what they like least about being outdoors during the warm weather months,...

  • Back-to-school shopping? Help I.D. stores that save air conditioning

    Back-to-school shopping? Help I.D. stores that save air conditioning

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Have you ever been taken aback when businesses leave their doors open while running the air conditioning during the hottest months of the year? You’re not alone. Such carelessness can hugely impact the environment, with the average store culprit...

  • Credit union or bank: What's right for you?

    Credit union or bank: What's right for you?

    The banking and credit union worlds are as much the same as they are different. Both are eager to earn your business and to provide you with loans, mortgages, savings and checking accounts. With that said, there are some significant differences between the two financial institutions. In today’s...

  • How to make sure your financial advisor is working in your best interest

    How to make sure your financial advisor is working in your best interest

    Let’s face it: finances can be complicated. Whether opening a new investment account, saving for your child’s college fund or rolling over a 401(k), sometimes you need professional financial help. But who to turn to? A financial advisor can be a great resource for professional guidance so that you’re...

  • Getting ready for back to school: How setting goals can help Generation Z students excel in the new school year

    Getting ready for back to school: How setting goals can help Generation Z students excel in the new school year

    Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2012, is the first generation to grow up with a widespread use of digital tools. While technology is now part of everyday life, it’s important to remember that writing things down can be the first step to getting them done, especially when it comes to identifying...

  • Crunching dollars and planning weddings: How to financially plan for the big day

    Crunching dollars and planning weddings: How to financially plan for the big day

    Attending most weddings, with the exception of your creepy uncle’s third marriage, is great. You eat free food, get to dance to music and leave without having to take part in the cleanup or the costs. It gets a little different when you’re the one footing the bill. Then you’re confronted with 127...

  • 5 secrets of success: Traits to help you live without fear and reach your full potential

    5 secrets of success: Traits to help you live without fear and reach your full potential

    Do you ever wonder what’s holding you back? A lot of people have all the skills and opportunities they need to reach their personal and professional goals, yet they fail to truly succeed. In reality, the path to success isn't so clear, and when you add fear and doubt into the mix, it's easy to...

  • How savvy Wi-Fi use saves data and dollars

    How savvy Wi-Fi use saves data and dollars

    Access to cellular data has become the lifeblood of communications in the 21st century. We stay connected to keep up with news, weather and sports, listen to music, check email, watch movies and videos or grab new apps that let us do even more. With today’s technology, a few clicks on your smartphone...

  • 5 ways to help kids start the school year strong

    5 ways to help kids start the school year strong

    The beginning of the school year isn’t just about getting backpacks and school supplies ready. It’s also a time when parents check to make sure their children are ready for success in their next classroom. According to a national survey of K-8 parents conducted by the parent organization Learning...

  • 5 hassle-free tips for protecting your child's valuables at school

    5 hassle-free tips for protecting your child's valuables at school

    From phones and tablets, to computers and headphones, technology has quickly become an integral component within the daily lives of students of all ages. A departure from the contents of students’ backpacks as little as 10 years ago, these pieces of technology have, on the one hand, made students’...

  • Preparing for classroom success starts with being tech-ready

    Preparing for classroom success starts with being tech-ready

    The back-to-school season is equal parts excitement and stress. Busy parents often find themselves overwhelmed running around town trying to get all the supplies needed so their children have a successful school year — all without breaking the bank. Considering the growing role technology plays...

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  • 5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

    5 tire safety tips for your next road trip

    Summer travel is off to a hot start, and with historically low gas prices and declining car rental rates across the country, Americans are opting for road travel to reach their summer destinations. Whether driving to a beach vacation, visiting family or exploring the back roads, drivers should...

  • 5 things you didn't know about summer driving (Infographic)

    Summer driving is often associated with carefree memories of rolled-down windows, wind in your hair and clear, open roads. A new study by Michelin indicates that optimal summer driving conditions may actually lull drivers into a false sense of safety. Stay safe and vigilant on the road this summer...

  • Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

    Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You may not be a legendary stunt driver, but the car you drive today has a lot of technology under the hood. Whether you're commuting to work or heading to the grocery store, you want to get the most out of your engine's performance. Your daily...

  • The road to efficient, eco-conscious performance (Infographic)

    The road to efficient, eco-conscious performance starts with the Hyundai Ioniq. The world's first dedicated vehicle with three electrified low- and zero-emission powertrain choices, the Ioniq Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 58 MPG (combined), making it the most efficient vehicle in the U.S. market...

  • Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    Chances are you chose your current car or truck because of specific features or performance capabilities. These vary from vehicle to vehicle, and what one automobile may have, the other may lack. Thankfully, there are many ways to enhance the performance of your car or truck. According to the Specialty...

  • A driver's guide to potholes (Infographic)

    Ready or not, here it comes… pothole season! Springtime is primetime for potholes as temperature fluctuations from wintry weather to spring thaws wreak havoc on asphalt, causing hazardous craters to appear. This spring season, safely traverse bumpy roads with these tips from Michelin to avoid and...

  • Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

    Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

    If you're tempted by steep discounts offered by car dealerships at the end of the year, you're not alone. Car sales rev up especially during the week between Christmas and New Year's, when dealerships may see sales jump 78 percent over the first part of December, according to Edmunds.com, a leading...

  • 5 ways to win at winter driving

    As temperatures across the country start to drop, drivers are gearing up for changing road conditions. Whether you're making your way through a Nor'easter or simply trying to navigate wet roads down South, it's important to be prepared for whatever the season brings your way. Here is a five-step...

  • Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

    Cyberattack 411: Protecting your vehicle from hackers

    New vehicles are packed full of the latest and greatest technology. Among their many capabilities, today's vehicles can automatically apply brakes to avoid collisions, maintain a designated following distance behind the car ahead of it and maneuver the vehicle back into its lane if the driver veers...

  • Celebrating 40 years of Baja and All-Terrain Tire Innovation (Infographic)

    Featuring rugged terrain, unpredictable elements, and endurance-testing conditions, the Baja Peninsula has long been considered one of the most complex and punishing off-road terrains around. BFGoodrich Tires has used this battleground as a laboratory and proving grounds of innovation the last...

  • Ready, set, winter! Winterizing tips for the inside and outside of your car (Infographic)

    Rejoice, winter-activity enthusiasts! The 2017 Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a snow-filled, icy winter. Go ahead, daydream of fresh powder, smiling snowmen and frozen ponds, and get ready to embrace winter! A few simple “winterizing” tips for the inside and outside of your car can ensure you’re...

  • Half of U.S. drivers adopt usage-based insurance when offered to them, yet few are given the choice (Infographic)

    -According to the 2016 LexisNexis® Usage-Based Insurance Study 50 percent of U.S. drivers adopt usage-based insurance when offered to them, yet only one in five say they were given an opportunity to purchase a UBI policy by their insurer. The study reveals three opportunities for insurers to increase...

  • Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide

    Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide

    As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the United States, and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage. For people seeking...

  • Most laboratories are clean. Not ours (Infographic)

    Featuring rugged terrain and ever-changing conditions, Dakar is the ideal lab for BFGoodrich Tires, to push our products to the max in an endless pursuit of creating the world's most advanced off-road gear. In 2017, BFGoodrich Tires is proudly returning to the Dakar Rally to continue our Global...

  • A+ college moving tips

    A+ college moving tips

    Across the country thousands of students are packing up their childhood rooms and heading off to a new adventure at college. The transition is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. The move itself, however, shouldn't cause unneeded stress. While college students usually don't have a lot of belongings...

  • 7 essentials for the great American road trip

    America has given the world some incredible gifts: Apple pie, jazz, baseball and rock and roll to name a few. And every summer, families and friends gear up for that most American of adventures: the road trip. There’s something about the freedom of the open road that inspires millions to load up...

  • Convenience vs. commitment: To bring or not to bring a car to college? (Infographic)

    Congrats, graduate! You have your college acceptance letter and you're one foot out the door. Now, you're faced with a new question: "Do I bring a car to campus?" The answer will vary depending on the student and the college. To help determine the right choice when it comes to cars on campus, consider...

  • Blue Link celebrates its fifth birthday (Infographic)

    -Hyundai Blue Link has handled more than 90,000,000 requests from customers since it launched just five years ago, with interactions increasing every year. In addition, subscribers remote started their Hyundai’s more than 22 million times and remotely locked the doors more than 2.5 million times....

  • 7 simple steps to changing a tire without losing your groove (Infographic)

    According to the Hankook Gauge Index, 80 percent of drivers are not comfortable changing a flat tire. As drivers prepare to hit the road this spring and summer, knowing how to change a flat can help you get back on the road again faster. For more information about selecting the right tires for...

  • The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road

    The hottest accessory-friendly vehicles on the road

    Need help finding the perfect vehicle? If you're in the market for a new car or truck, consider purchasing one you can make your own. While just about any vehicle can be transformed with a few simple products, there are certain makes and models that are more accessory-friendly than others. To find...

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  • Age ferociously with this eating game plan

    Age ferociously with this eating game plan

    A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases, and for staying healthy and active throughout life. Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 MLB and minor league baseball...

  • A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich

    A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich

    A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children’s lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular...

  • 8 strawberry recipes that will power your kids through the day

    Let’s face it, coming up with healthy foods your kids like is hard. The good news is kids often choose strawberries as their favorite fruit and that's a great thing because they’re super healthy! A serving of eight California strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange, and only 45 calories...

  • Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

    Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

    Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What's even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association...

  • Five steps to becoming a true pitmaster

    Five steps to becoming a true pitmaster

    When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill. If you’re one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have your smoker going at the same time your...

  • Top bartenders share their secret for the best summer cocktails

    There’s nothing quite like having the perfect cocktail in your hand to go with the good vibes of a summer party. If you’re searching for something new to make your sun-drenched soirée complete, give this surprising trend a try: Mix up these port-based summer cocktails, serve and enjoy! Yes, we...

  • 5 ways to tame the back-to-school madness

    5 ways to tame the back-to-school madness

    It seems like you just adjusted to managing your children's summer schedules, juggling camps and making sure all that free time doesn’t get them in trouble. Now it’s time to switch gears. Summer is nearly over and school is about to begin. Back-to-school time might mean new outfits, reconnecting...

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