Oil filter 101: Choosing the right filter for your vehicle

(ARA) – In today’s economy it’s more important than ever to take care of your vehicle. Engine maintenance is critical when extending the life of your vehicle. There is a lot of information available about the differences in oils and other maintenance components, but what no one explains is what to look for in an oil filter.


Tips to tackle your home improvement project yourself

If you’re one of the many homeowners who took advantage of record low mortgage rates and the recent first-time homebuyer’s credit, you most likely are looking for plenty of do-it-yourself tips and guidelines to help you turn your new abode into a comfortable and homey place for your family.

How to take the stress out of your daily commute

(ARA) – The daily commute to work can be a time of hassle and frustration, especially for the 35 percent of U.S. commuters who are on the road longer than 30 minutes each way to work. More than 132 million people make the trip to work and back every week day, according to commuting expert and consultant to Thermos Alan Pisarski.


Make your holidays brighter by tackling seasonal stress

(ARA) – When the holiday hubbub hits your family, it can hit hard. The stress of organizing a family gathering, dealing with mall crowds while shopping for gifts and trying to keep your budget balanced can make it challenging to enjoy the holiday season.


Returning to college? Here are some tips to help women succeed

(ARA) – Reasons for returning to school are as varied as the women who elect to return to college. It may be the feeling of unfinished business for the degree left incomplete some years ago, an empty nest, a divorce, an economy forcing career changes or simply self-fulfillment. If any of these scenarios fits you, welcome to the ranks of the thousands of women returning to college this year.


Perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list

(ARA) – The holidays are all about spreading joy and showing loved ones how much you care. Even with the best intentions holiday shopping can become overwhelming. Consider these great gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list:


The absolute hottest tech gift ideas for 2010

This holiday season, tech gifts are not just popular, they’re expected. Whether you’re buying for your husband, your children or even your parents, new technologies are available to suit their needs. A far cry from Tickle Me Elmo, this year’s hot gadgets offer the latest in connectivity and speed, which consumers have come to expect. Whether shopping online or in-store, be sure to check out this holiday season’s hottest tech gifts.