It’s no secret that America is a nation of couch potatoes. In fact, about 80% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of weekly exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, millions of others can’t get enough of recreational sports. For some, it’s hiking through the hills on a warm... Read More
The kids are on vacation from school, and you’re taking time off work. That’s what summer is all about. But doesn’t the dog also deserve a little warm-weather R&R? Of course! Summer is a great time to let your puppy have a little extra fun in the sun. Just remember to do it safely. As... Read More
Summer is a great time to head to the beach, fire up the grill or go camping. But it’s also a terrific time to earn a little extra cash. You can make money year round, of course. But the long days, warm weather and (for some) flexible schedules of summer offer some unique opportunities to... Read More
As spring slowly gives way to summer and temps begin to heat up, bicyclists everywhere are heading out to their garages, tuning up their wheels and hitting the pavement or trails. About 100 million Americans ride a bicycle each year, including 34% of people over the age of 3, according to a survey by Breakaway... Read More
We all know that nothing in this world lasts forever. That’s true of the shiny new car you bought last year, the bicycle helmet you bought today, or the fancy dress you plan to buy next week. But while some items should always be replaced when they’re worn down — think of the bicycle helmet as “exhibit... Read More
For more than a century — 115 years, to be exact — Walgreens has been helping Americans get the medicines they need. Established in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens is the nation’s biggest pharmacy chain, although relative upstart CVS is nipping at its heels. Walgreens has more than 8,000 locations and can be found in all 50 states.... Read More
Love it or loathe it, few of us can avoid a weekly trip to the grocery story. On any given day, 32 million adults trundle down a grocery aisle, according to a 2008 study by the Time Use Institute. And while everyone has their own favorite grocer, Americans choose Kroger more than any other chain devoted... Read More
Spring is in the air, inspiring homeowners everywhere to dream of ways to spruce up their abodes, both inside and out. If you are among those enterprising folks, a trip to the local home improvement store may be in the cards in the near future. The two titans of this industry — The Home Depot and... Read More
Stop any four shoppers on the street, and there is a good chance one of them is heading to Costco. Fully 81 million Americans — one-quarter of the population — belong to the warehouse store, according to the company. Costco is filled with ways to save, but it is easy to overlook some of the less obvious... Read More
If you really enjoy perusing the aisles at Target, you’re not alone. In fact, Target is among America’s favorite places to shop. The discount retailer ranks third among mass merchant sellers, behind Walmart and Costco and ahead of Amazon, according to the National Retail Federation. Shoppers turn to the famous Target bull’s-eye because they aim to... Read More
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