(NAPSI)—A time capsule’s predictions about life today may surprise you with its foresight.
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Energy Telecom has announced that they have received allowance for the patent of their new personal protective eye wear product.
Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both amazing and terrible. It is both an equalizer and a tranquilizer. So I’ve asked myself these questions:
(StatePoint) Despite steep transportation costs, domestic leisure travel is expected to rise 1.7 percent this year, to more than 1.6 billion trips, according to U.S. Travel Association projections.
(NAPSI)—I went to Africa for the animals, and for good reason—you won’t find wildlife more magnificent anywhere else in the world. And I relished every moment of my bush adventures, expertly orchestrated by Micato Safaris. But by the time I left Africa, it was the people who had captured my heart.
(StatePoint) During the school year, the family schedule can be jam packed. The morning schedule may not always accommodate homemade breakfasts or a leisurely read of the day’s headlines, and you may not find the time to stop by your favorite coffee shop for that delicious cup of Joe.
(NAPSI)—From Brooklyn to Albuquerque, Seattle to Sarasota and everywhere in between, few things say summer in America the same way that barbecue does.
(NewsUSA) - Let's face it. Walking is a popular low-impact exercise. Now, new iPods are equipped with pedometers, half-marathons are packed with walkers and MapMyWalk.com and other apps can map and measure walking routes. But even with all of these new innovations, you'll still want to pay attention to basics.
(NAPSI)—New data from a major financial institution revealed that many Americans are enjoying themselves more in 2012. According to the Chase Freedom Lifestyle Index, a barometer of consumer trends based on aggregated Chase Freedom cardmember spending data, consumers are spending more on leisure activities and entertainment this year compared to the first quarter of 2011.
(StatePoint) Despite the promise of ample free time, retirement is not something everyone looks forward to with happy anticipation. Many approaching this life stage worry that the unstructured time will be tedious and unfulfilling.
(ABC News / FareCompare.com) -- Travelers of all stripes have their own special acronyms. For drivers, it might be an old pal like AAA (American Automobile Association) or newer friend GPS (Global Positioning System). Both translate into helpfulness. Flyers should be so lucky.
(ARA) - Sixty-year-old Ester Kurz does a lot of things, but taking prescribed medicine isn't one of them. While most people her age take a pill for one thing or another, Kurz, from Baltimore, self-prescribes exercise for healthy aging.
(ARA) - Nine out of 10 people are planning to take two or more leisure trips this year, according to TripAdvisor's 2012 Travel Trends Forecast survey. Of these travelers, 42 percent are planning cultural trips that combine precious downtime with enriching experiences. But no matter where or why people take trips this year, how can travelers make their getaways more memorable and share their experiences with others?
(ARA) - Basking on the beach or playing in the surf are high points of summer vacation for many people. In fact, going to the beach is among the top five activities for American leisure travelers, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
(StatePoint) For many baby boomers, travel is their favorite leisure activity. Whether to cross something off their bucket list or to indulge in a passion, the 50 and older crowd is on the go.
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(BPT) - Whoever said the journey is part of the fun probably never took a summer road trip with hungry, bored children in the backseat of the family car. Keeping kids occupied and their tummies full goes a long way toward making a driving vacation fun for everyone. But if you don’t want kids to fill up on junk food and spend all their car time plugged into the electronic device of their choice, what are your options?
(Family Features) As winter gives way to spring, it's the perfect excuse to gather together with your loved ones. This time of year is ideal for casual brunches, so for your next midday feast with friends and family, take your inspiration from the changing weather and create a brunch menu that mimics the flavors of the season.
(NAPSI)To say thank you to all those who contribute to its fundraising campaign, one grocery retailer offers a sneak peak at some exclusive videos. Safeway recently launched its annual for Support People with Disabilities fundraising campaign, which benefits Easter Seals and Special Olympics. This year, as a way to thank the thousands of customers and employees who support the campaign, the store has teamed up with award-winning singer/song- writer and philanthropist Avril Lavigne to bring a new video element and enhanced fundraiser to the effort. When customers enter any Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Dominicks or Carrs store through April, they can look for the Behind the Scenes with Avril Lavigne signs near each stores entrance, grab a tear-card from the sign and bring it to the register to make a $5 donation at checkout to support services for children and adults living with disabilities. Customers who do so will be given a coupon and code to view exclusive videos of the singer on tour, behind the scenes, performing from her dressing room and visiting Easter Seals programs for kids with disabilities. Because Avril is passionate about sharing a message of inclusionthat young people with disabilities want to laugh, have fun with their friends and just fit inshe worked with Easter Seals to create the Avril Lavigne Rockstar Club at Easter Seals, an initiative to support recreational programming where kids and teens with disabilities can find their inner rockstar through social events, music, theater, sports, arts, leisure time, hobbies and camp. To spread Avrils message of inclusion, here are some helpful hints: Its okay to offer your help to someone, but ask first or wait for someone to ask for your help. You can ask people about their disabilities, but know they might not want to talk about it. Remember, just because people use wheelchairs, it doesnt mean they are sick. Lots of people who use wheelchairs are healthy and strong. Never pet or play with guide dogs. They shouldnt be distracted from the job they are doing. Treat a person with a disability the way you like to be treated and youll have a friend for life. Working with Avril Lavigne and The Avril Lavigne Foundation, the in-store campaign hopes to fund more rockstar clubs and raise greater awareness and funds for children and adults living with autism and other disabilities in communities across the U.S. and Canada. You can help support Easter Seals and people with disabilities by shopping at your local Safeway store and participating in this special register donation program. You can find more information at theavrillavignefoundation.org, easterseals.com and safewayfoundation.org.
(NAPSI)—Schools are closed. It’s a snow day. It’s the winter break or the summer vacation. You’ve watched TV, played video games, baked cookies. Now what? Schools are closed for several more days.
(ARA) - The average couple shells out nearly $27,000 just to say their "I do's," according to a recent survey. That doesn't include the cost of the honeymoon, either. If you're spending that kind of money, shouldn't your unforgettable wedding be a five-star event?