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  • The next big IT career: Data analytics turns big data into career opportunities

    The next big IT career: Data analytics turns big data into career opportunities

    Career opportunities in technology continue to expand exponentially: the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 12 percent, adding nearly half a million new jobs by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook. What's more, the median wage...

  • Smart shopping tips for Valentine's Day

    Smart shopping tips for Valentine's Day

    When cupid shot his arrow, there was no turning back. You fell in love and that's one of the best feelings in the world. It's something that should be celebrated always, but of course there's one day dedicated to honoring the power of love: Valentine's Day. Shopping for a gift that represents how...

  • 8 ways to create more quality family time this season

    This is a paid advertisement. Are you a parent that doesn't feel you have enough time to spend with your kids? You're not alone. Working parents tell their children they are too busy to play with them an average of eight times a week — that's more than once a day — according to a recent survey conducted...

  • 4 reasons you should review your beneficiary designations

    Baby boomers have been planning and saving for retirement for decades. They are also planning their legacy — creating wills, trusts and other sophisticated estate planning strategies to transfer their wealth to the next generation. However, most people may not realize their IRAs and qualified retirement...

  • Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world

    Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world

    A flash of lighting, a loud clap of thunder and BOOM! Suddenly everything goes dark and you know the power in your home is officially out. Just about everyone has experienced a power outage due to a seasonal storm in their lifetime and it is a trend that continues to grow between super storms and...

  • Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans

    While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice president...

  • Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today

    Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today

    It's easy enough for any dog lover to fall for the silky coat of the Golden Retriever, a Siberian Husky's striking blue eyes or a Dalmatian's spots. In fact, most dog owners say it was the look of a breed that drew them to bring home that puppy in the first place. "As beautiful as these dogs are,...

  • 4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

    4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

    Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it's getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes or leaving money on the table. Depending on your situation,...

  • Top 5 tips for doing your own taxes

    With the 2017 tax season a few short weeks away, now is the time to start thinking about your taxes, especially if you are doing your return by yourself. Whether you are a seasoned filer or a first timer, keeping a few tips in mind could help you increase the size of your refund (or minimize the...

  • Two out of Three middle-income Americans lack a financial plan. Do you?

    Two out of Three middle-income Americans lack a financial plan. Do you?

    As the holidays (and all the extra spending that goes with them) wind down and the new year ramps up, many people turn their attention to their finances. While New Year's resolutions to spend less and save more come with the best intentions, when it comes to your financial future, you need more...

  • The 8 hottest new devices for 2017

    The 8 hottest new devices for 2017

    When it comes to the latest technology, you can never have too many options. And for tech lovers, there is nothing like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which takes place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. CES delivered an exciting look at the newest Windows 10 devices that will make your life easier...

  • No will? Haven't documented financial information? Now's the time to do something about it

    No will? Haven't documented financial information? Now's the time to do something about it

    Do you want to be remembered for being a great mom, dad, daughter or son? Do you believe you're taking the necessary steps to leave this legacy? More than half (53 percent) of respondents in a recent survey commissioned by MassMutual indicated they want to be remembered for being a great mom, dad,...

  • Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas

    Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas

    Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of "smart' technologies for homes,...

  • Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future

    Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future

    Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do you really...

  • The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally

    The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally

    The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today's universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, digital...

  • Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent

    Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent

    Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave with...

  • Mama's Mama knows best (Infographic)

    Millennial moms-to-be consume a lot of digital information. But the apps, websites, blogs and social streams they follow during pregnancy often conflict and overwhelm more than they help, according to a recent poll. Turns out, a more trusted source of information and answers to questions about...

  • 3 tips to get what you want from unwanted gift cards

    3 tips to get what you want from unwanted gift cards

    If you're like the majority of Americans, you probably received a gift card this holiday season. After all, gift cards are the most requested holiday gift year after year according to the National Retail Federation's annual Consumer Spending Surveys. But just because you asked for a gift card,...

  • 6 common tax filing mistakes to avoid

    6 common tax filing mistakes to avoid

    It's probably safe to say handing cash to Uncle Sam does not top the list of your favorite things. When it comes to filing taxes, making a small mistake can mean paying more taxes than you need to or forking over cash to cover penalties. Fortunately, there's an easy way to make sure your tax return...

  • 5 steps toward improving financial well-being in the new year

    5 steps toward improving financial well-being in the new year

    With the start of a new year comes New Year's resolutions. Many will focus on physical wellness, some on organization. Now is a perfect time to take stock of your financial house and work on financial wellness, which will take off a level of stress that can immediately have an effect on your physical...

  • 5 tips to bring organization to your post-holiday chaos

    5 tips to bring organization to your post-holiday chaos

    You have plenty of goals for 2017. Maybe you want to find a new job or be promoted at your current employer. Perhaps you want to lose weight, kick a bad habit, or learn a new instrument, skill or language. And if you're feeling daring, maybe this is the year you finally surf, skydive or ski. There...

  • 5 ways women are running the smartphone world

    Take a minute to scroll through one of your social media feeds. Who is sharing the most photos? Using more emojis than words? Gaining ‘likes' on their selfies? Most likely, it's your female friends. No, this wasn't a lucky guess — there is research to prove it. According to recent findings from...

  • 5 ways to save money when buying a car (Infographic)

    If you're heading to the dealership for end-of-year deals or considering a new car in 2017, there are a few ways you could save money before hitting the showroom. The tips below highlight steps you can take to get the best deal on your vehicle, and help eliminate stress from the car-buying process....

  • The 5 messiest rooms and how to clean them

    The 5 messiest rooms and how to clean them

    From decorating, shopping, cooking and cleaning, there's a lot to do during the holiday season. Time is running out to get it all done before your next big gathering, and you may be thinking, "where do I even start?" Merry Maids, the nation's largest home cleaning company, is making it simple by...

  • The New Year's resolution you haven't thought of yet (Infographic)

    Have you plotted your path toward retirement? If you have, you're on the right track. Or, if you're just starting to save for retirement, the new year could be a great time to map out your savings plan! More than one-third of Americans don't have a retirement plan in place. Even those with a plan...

  • 5 easy tactics for making your New Year's resolution to save money a reality

    It's almost that time of year again – you prepare for the holidays and start thinking about what you want your New Year's resolution to be. According to research from Nielsen, one quarter of Americans want to spend less and save more money in the New Year. If you're one of these people, follow these...

  • Wanna Recycle More Plastics? Just Ask Comedian Rudy Mancuso (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Think you know which plastics you can recycle? Comedian, musician, and online personality Rudy Mancuso says: think again. Plastics Make it Possible partnered with Mancuso to show Americans that we can recycle many more plastics than we might...

  • The science of infrastructure repair (Infographic)

    Dow is a leading supplier of customizable polyurethane solutions, putting our material science expertise to work for America's infrastructure – with faster return to service, enhanced safety for workers and citizens and improved durability that withstands the test of time. Save Save

  • 5 easy ways to keep your family comfortable during a power outage

    Losing power at home is inconvenient. When it happens, the worst part is not knowing if the outage will last for a couple hours, or if it will stretch on for days. But if you take a little time to get organized and round up a few items today, you will be ready to keep your family comfortable when...

  • Tips for a happy, healthy holiday season with your dog

    It's that time of year again, where you celebrate the holidays with loved ones and the furry friends that are part of your family. But with colder weather, less daylight and holiday parties filled with a few too many calories, the most wonderful time of the year can also take its toll, and it's...

  • Buying your first home? Follow this New Year's plan to get fiscally fit

    So buying a new home tops your list of New Year's resolutions. As you picture the big moment — the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door — you probably understand there's something you need to do first. You need to get your finances...

  • Holiday Spending Confessions: Gifting, Saving and Indulging (Infographic)

    A new survey uncovers that the average American spends nearly $300 on gifts during the holidays. Though the majority admit to being creative to save for holiday shopping – including using coupons or discounts – shoppers also indulge in holiday items for themselves. When shopping and saving this...

  • 3 tips for getting the most out of working on a diverse team

    Growing up, we're constantly taught to play well with others. Did you know that skill might actually help you land a job? Nearly 80 percent of employers seek candidates who work well on a team, according to a National Association of College and Employers report. From automotive engineering to business...

  • What to do when a senior loved one wanders

    Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can't relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put — or at least let you know...

  • Get fiscally fit in the new year (Infographic)

    Here are four easy ways to shape up your credit score and right size your spending so you can afford your new home. Save Save

  • 5 parent tips for picking the right video games

    With new game consoles, mobile devices and interactive experiences arriving just in time for the holidays, video games are certain to make the "most wanted" list for gamers of all ages. With so many choices, parents can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed trying to decide which games are appropriate...

  • 6 green gift ideas everyone can love

    Did you know electronics left plugged in drain energy, even when they're turned off? To reduce energy consumption, give battery-operated, cordless gadgets this holiday season. Need ideas? We've got you covered with these green gift ideas for every personality on your shopping list! The globetrotter...

  • Rebel against rogue investing and the dark side of market forces with these 7 tips

    There is great unrest in the financial universe. The next disturbance in The Force is anyone's guess. Like the rebels in the forthcoming Star Wars film Rogue One, you seek a new hope. Fear not and reach for a promising investment future. I. Look to the setting suns. In Episode IV: A New Hope, a moisture...

  • How youth team sports are shaping kids' and teens' values on and off the field

    2016 will be remembered for is its exciting and emotional highlights of sports teams working together to achieve new heights, from hometown heroes to some of sports history's greatest athletes. Whether it's a neighborhood scrimmage or a national championship, experts agree that the benefits of...

  • 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...

  • Five Tips to Make Holiday Entertaining a Blessing, not a Burden

    ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! It is the happiest time of the year, yet sometimes hosting a holiday party can be stressful. To help throw the perfect holiday soiree and keep your spirits high all season long, follow these five tips for a stress-free holiday. 1. Redefine the "perfect"...

  • How technology can save your love life

    It's a common refrain: technology is killing our relationships. Couples have swapped date night for Netflix binging. They Candy Crush their way through an intimate conversation. They've replaced long walks on the beach with an all-out Facebook investigation into their friend's cute new puppy. We...

  • Tips on addressing the 5 worst online habits (Infographic)

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  • How Americans feel about losing power (Infographic)

    Cummins, a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world, commissioned an online survey conducted by Harris Poll among over 2,000 US adults to discover how Americans feel, and how they react, when they lose power. Save

  • 4 brilliant tips for entertaining this season

    The annual Hollis Holiday Party is a long-standing tradition, and hands down Rachel Hollis' favorite party to plan every year. Each year they pick a fun theme — last year they converted their house into a ski lodge for the night and everyone had a blast. Regardless of how you plan to decorate,...

  • A digital safe vault to protect your information

    Whether you're paying for a meal, signing up to play a game on your smartphone or withdrawing money from your bank, your information is at risk. In 2016 alone, 873 data breaches exposed more than 29.8 million records containing potentially sensitive information, according to the Identity Theft...

  • 5 Tips to Pack and Ship Gifts like an Expert this Holiday Season

    With the countdown to the holidays underway and the continued rise of eCommerce, more people are going online to complete their holiday shopping. The world's packing and shipping experts at FedEx Office offer tips everyone can use to ensure their precious packages arrive securely and on time —...

  • Jennie Garth's best tips for savoring the holiday season

    The holiday season can be stressful, but that doesn't stop mom-of-three Jennie Garth from slowing down to enjoy it. Garth is making it a season to savor by partnering with Marie Callender's to show others how to add special touches during this time of year. "Spending time with family and friends,...

  • Family entertainment: Holiday tips for parents

    Surprisingly, more than 62 percent of parents play video games with their children at least once a week, according to a recent study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Many parents say picking up a controller and jumping into a game lets them reminisce about their own childhood...

  • Building a Tiny House with Plastics (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Tiny House Nation's Zack Giffin and builder Paul Baumann built a tiny house in Boulder, Colorado, for Plastics Make it Possible to highlight the environmental benefits of building materials made with plastics. The house demonstrates how energy-efficient...

  • Why a check from grandma could be the worst gift for a child with special needs

    You know that little check you can always count on from Grandma or Grandpa on birthdays and special occasions? It could be the worst gift your child gets, if he or she is a child with special needs. If a child with an intellectual disability accumulates generally more than $2,000 in total assets —...

  • 5 last minute tips to have your holiday shopping done in a flash

    Remember a few months ago when you thought about getting a head start on your holiday shopping so you wouldn't fall behind yet again? You were going to and then...well, where does the time go? Suddenly it seems, the holidays crept up once again. And once again you're facing another year of last...

  • Shopping for small business solutions? Tech talk translations for SBOs

    As a small business owner, you do it all: the books, marketing, customer service, product, inventory and — oh yes — tech support. In fact, small and microbusiness owners are more likely to shoulder all tech tasks for their firms, according to a study by the National Small Business Association....

  • 4 tax changes that could impact your 2016 return

    With tax filing season upon us, it's a good idea to educate yourself on what's changed since last year. While it's been a relatively quiet year in terms of new tax laws, there are a handful of items for which you'll want to prepare. 1. The Tax Deadline is April 18. This year, the deadline to file...

  • Game on! 5 reasons to be excited about gaming in 2017

    With a forecasted value of $82 billion for 2017, video games are hotter than ever. With new technologies, classic characters and interactive worlds that become more lifelike every day, there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to video games in the new year. So whether you're just getting...

  • 4 ways your smartphone is your ultimate holiday helper this season

    The holidays have always been the elf's time to shine. Decorating, wrapping, toy making—it's what traditional holiday helpers spend all year prepping for. But in a world of online shopping, on-the-go recipe planning and streaming carols, a smartphone and wireless plan actually does the holidays...

  • 4 easy, meaningful ways to give back this holiday season

    More than a third of overall charitable giving happens during the holiday season, according to the Blackbaud Index, but Americans can give more than just cash when they're looking to help others. It is possible to find easy ways to make a difference this holiday season, without adding to that holiday...

  • 3 ways to plan ahead for the 2017 tax season

    With the tax season approaching, now is the time to start thinking about creating a strategy to help maximize tax refunds in the year ahead. From the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act to the increase in health insurance penalties, here are a few items to keep in mind...

  • Will new school lunch mean less veggies?

    The U.S Department of Agriculture proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government in 2012. These changes, to be implemented over a period of years, aim to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition...

  • Less Havoc, More Magic: Easy Tips to Simplify the Holidays

    Christmas is a special part of childhood, and there is plenty of pressure on parents at this time of year to make sure it's an unforgettable time for their families. It's important to remember what never gets tossed in the recycling with the wrapping paper afterwards: the Christmas memories you...

  • Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. HeR Interactive partnered with the Berklee College of Music and DMI Music & Media for a songwriting contest to encourage student songwriters to create an original theme song for the new mobile game, Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues, where this modern...

  • Home for the holidays: What to look for when visiting your parents

    The holidays are for more than talking turkey. While it's a chance to spend precious time with your parents, for long distance caregivers, it's also an opportunity to see how Mom and Dad are coping on their own. Maybe they're thriving, or maybe they're not. Maybe they need to make changes to continue...

  • Sometimes, even parents need a 'time-out' (Infographic)

    Looking for a gift for a mom or dad? How about giving them a little "me time?" From feeding, to diaper changes, to bath time and everything in between, a parent's work is never done, but you might be surprised at what they would do with some time to themselves. Luvs conducted a poll of moms across...

  • 5 great gifts guaranteed to delight the food lover in your life

    Do you have a loved one who is always experimenting in the kitchen, loves to try new flavors, and is known to binge-watch cooking shows for hours? This person is a bonafide food lover; passionate about all things edible. The holiday season is the best time to celebrate what makes your friends and...

  • A holiday wish list that can make a difference

    "What do you want this holiday season?" It's a question many of us will get asked in the coming weeks – if we haven't been asked already! And what's on your wish list this year? New golf clubs? Spend more time with family? Make a difference in someone's life? Many people look for opportunities...

  • New wrinkles in tax strategies could help smooth your year-end planning

    As 2016 enters its final weeks, it's a good time for year-end tax planning strategies — including some new wrinkles: Plan for 2016-2017 together: Consider reducing your overall tax liability by shifting income and deductions across 2016 and 2017. Assuming similar income for both, you can accelerate...

  • Winning the fight against the dropout rate one student at a time

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When you consider the "official" high school dropout rate in the U.S., it might not seem so bad at first; 6.5 percent of young people 16-24 years old have dropped out, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. However, you...

  • 4 tips to help keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter

    With winter comes the holiday season, a time that's supposed to be associated with "comfort and joy." But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can make...

  • 3 ways to turn discarded wood into beautiful home decor

    The saying, "what's old is new again" has been around for years, but most recently represents a popular trend in interior design — upcycling old items with a new purpose. Everyone from high-end designers to DIYers are enjoying and incorporating this trend into their everyday life. From five-star...

  • 5 insights into the Asian-American financial experience

    Prudential’s 2016 Asian-American Financial Experience surveyed more than 2,000 self-identified Asian Americans. Prudential’s survey found that this group — one of the fastest growing population segments since 2000 — places a higher priority on family-related financial goals relative to the U.S....

  • Hispanics at the forefront of digital banking trends

    With a population of more than 55 million and estimated buying power of over $1.5 trillion, Hispanics in the United States are continuing to shape economic trends; however, as new research finds, they're shaping digital trends as well. This year's Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report...

  • 4 Tips for Better Sleep

    It’s no secret sleep is critical to one’s overall health and well-being. We’ve all heard getting six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, but busy work schedules and ongoing personal commitments make it difficult to make sleep a priority. So how can you ensure you’re getting quality shuteye?...

  • Snowmen: The endangered species no one talks about

    For many, snowmen are an iconic part of winter. Millions of people have memories of building their round snow bodies, using pieces of charcoal for their eyes, crooked sticks as arms and a withered carrot for a nose. Unfortunately, the way things are going, snowmen may stay just that: a memory. The...

  • Time-saving tips so parents can have a little break

    You wake up before the sun rises to shower and get ready for the day. Soon you hear the patter of tiny feet upstairs. You get breakfast ready for your little ones and then get them dressed. Between packing bags and preparing lunches, you barely have time to grab breakfast for yourself. You rush...

  • Who is your ultimate holiday helper? The world of wireless is giving elves a run for their money (Infographic)

  • 5 tips to protect your devices from cybercrime

    Your smartphone, your tablet, your computer – they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your important, personal information. And all of that...

  • 6 tech features that can make the holidays more manageable

    Holiday shopping, paying bills and making deposits, sending digital greetings and invitations, looking up recipes, gathering holiday decorating ideas — let's face it, you're going to be super busy this holiday season and much of that extra activity is going to take place online. People rely on technology...

  • Gifts that say 'yum': A foodie holiday wish list

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The average American will spend $935.58 on holiday gifts this season, according to National Retail Federation projections, with six out of 10 buying something for themselves. Whether you're buying for your favorite foodie or prepping for entertaining,...

  • Creating desirable jobs by getting back to the basics

    When it comes to hiring and retaining employees, companies are always looking at new alternatives to build their staffs. However, new research shows that when it comes to attracting top talent, many professionals prefer a return to the basics, meaning stable employment with competitive base pay...

  • 5 ways to create a nostalgic holiday experience

    As you grow older, the meaning of the holidays often changes. As a kid there were, of course, the endless assortments of cookies and treats, and sleepless nights anticipating what Santa might bring. Then the holidays brought relief from school, a break from work, maybe some ugly sweaters and a...

  • The holiday hero lineup: Not all heroes wear capes (Infographic)

    This year, Michelin is celebrating the unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help make the holidays special. We're talking about the people who help you fly, those who grow the food for your holiday feasts, and the ones who deliver the gifts and goodies that make the holidays memorable....

  • Modern desktops: Re-imagining the workhorses of personal computing

    With the rise of mobile devices, you might wonder what the future holds for desktop computers. While the total number of mobile users surpassed desktop users around 2014, the number of people still using desktops might surprise you. The desktop is alive and well, and a new crop of task-specific...

  • 5 steps for happy holiday spending

    For many families, holiday shopping may lead to a home full of toys, closets stuffed with today’s trends, and tech-savvy games and devices, some of which will be loved for months, while others will be tossed aside before they've even been paid for. Worse yet, if you use a credit card for the gifts...

  • 5 affordable ways to connect with family without breaking the bank

    Ready or not, the holidays are fast approaching. While it’s a season known for celebrating family and friends, the stress of gift-giving and holiday planning can make people lose sight of what’s really important. Here are five ways you can easily connect with your family without breaking the bank....

  • Your family's guide to cold and flu season

    Every year in the U.S., there are more colds than people. Annually, nearly 320 million Americans catch 1 billion colds, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Seven in 10 people will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to help them feel better — and many of these medicines may...

  • Five Ways to Help You Enjoy the Holiday Season

    Does the phrase "relaxing holiday season" seem far out of reach? If it does, you’re not alone. There’s plenty to do during the holidays: there are gifts to buy, parties to host, work to finish and travel plans to make. With a hectic schedule, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This year, pace yourself...

  • Set aside a food budget: Holiday tips from the Holiday Experts (Infographic)

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  • 5 tips to for pain-free holiday shipping this year

    It took some long nights, longer drives and a lot of caffeine, but your holiday shopping list is just about done. Congratulations! Unfortunately, that’s only half the battle. Now it’s time to take all of the items you lovingly purchased for those people on your holiday shopping list and turn them...

  • 7 gift ideas for the seniors on your holiday shopping list

    She always has time to listen when you need to talk, and her cookies taste like sheer love. He never says “no” to helping out with household repairs or just hanging out with you watching the game. This holiday season, you want to get Grandma and Grandpa the perfect gift, but it’s not always easy...

  • Have more money for the holidays with these 5 tips

    The holidays are here again. It's that time of year when you get together with family and friends, take some time away from work and live out the definition of "it's better to give than receive." And, if you're like many Americans, this is also the season when you give a little too much and find...

  • 5 ways to find extra money during the holidays

    The holidays are here again. It's that time of year when you get together with family and friends, take some time away from work and live out the definition of "it's better to give than receive." And, if you're like many Americans, this is also the season when you give a little too much and find...

  • Find savings through recycling this holiday season

    Out with the old and in with the new is a common theme during the holidays. Couple that with the breakneck pace of technology these days and the old in your home is probably a lot more digital than it has been in the past. Now you've got to make some room because your wish list is loaded with tech...

  • Research: Men want useful gifts, not fluff this holiday season

    Let's face it — most men are really hard to buy gifts for. If you're trying to choose a meaningful gift this holiday season, psychologists have some advice for you: Consider what he will actually use and appreciate, not what you believe expresses your feelings. And please not another tie. Many of...

  • Students attitudes towards digital course materials in 2016 (Infographic)

    While education improvement has been an undeniable focus in the U.S., it's surprising to note that the transition to digital learning has been less of a priority. Educators' appetites for digital course materials and courseware are growing, the capabilities are available, but the stark reality...

  • Easy DIY tips to save on your winter energy bills

    Here's what Americans have to look forward to this winter: While the south will be drier and warmer, the northern U.S. can expect "wetter, cooler conditions," predicts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). "Regardless of the outlook, there is always some chance for extreme...

  • 10 truly unique gifts for under $100

    Some people are incredibly easy to shop for. You can go into any store and find something they would like. For others, you can spend months looking and still not discover the right gift. So what do you get the person who has everything? Furthermore, how can you get a unique gift at an affordable...

  • 4 reasons why you should fill your shopping cart with store brands

    Price isn’t the only reason 97 percent of millennials say they buy store brands. Shoppers age 18-36 say store brand products are also more innovative than brand name ones, deliver better value and are higher quality than ever, according to a report by Mintel. What's more, millennials aren’t the...

  • 5 easy ways to 'charge up' your recycling habits

    Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For...

  • 5 ways dogs are more than furry friends

    Did you know that approximately 37 to 47 percent of households in the United States have a dog? Chances are you have a pet dog living in your household, or you know someone who is a pet owner. Unconditional love is one of the many benefits of man's best friend; however, dogs can also play an important...

  • 5 fresh meal theme ideas for the holidays

    Everyone looks forward to giving and receiving, decorating and celebrating with friends, but food is one of the must-have elements that makes the holiday season brighter. That perfectly roasted turkey on the table at Thanksgiving or Christmas really sets the tone for seasonal celebrations. With...

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