Cell phones and cars – a dangerous mix

In many states, drivers are prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while driving, and for good reason. According to a 2009 study from the Harvard Center of Risk Analysis, cell phone use while driving contributes to some 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injuries, 12,000 serious injuries and 2,600 deaths each year.

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Great dishes for a carefree, casual feast

(ARA) – Casual, laid back dining with family and friends is definitely a must for outdoor gatherings and what’s more relaxed than a utensil-free feast? Think beyond burgers, and serve up some party favorites that work well without a fork and knife. Great tasting finger foods, like bruschetta, dips and quesadillas, can make backyard bashes easy, fun and flavorful.

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How to make it through rush hour without all the stress

For the millions of Americans who commute to work, rush hour can be one of the most painfully long and stressful parts of the day. The average American spends 36 hours per year stuck in traffic; much more in the nation’s largest cities, according to a July 2009 article in TIME Magazine. And a recent Forbes study found rush hour to be one of the worst driving safety times of the day; but it doesn’t have to be.

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E-mail marketing: reaching the masses through one mouse click

Buying advertising can be expensive and creating the ads can also be a time-consuming and difficult process. While there’s no doubt that advertising and other traditional marketing efforts can be helpful in growing your client base, knowing what options are available and which are the most effective can often be the biggest challenge to a small business owner.

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