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Tips for merry holiday season travel

Traveling during the holiday season can be fun, but it also offers its fair share of anxious moments, stress and expense. This year, between Thanksgiving weekend and New Year’s Day, an estimated 100 million Americans will travel by car, train or air to visit family or go on vacation, based on forecasts issued in previous years by the American Automobile Association (AAA). The key to avoiding stress and potential legal issues during the busy travel season is planning.

Use your rewards credit card wisely over the holidays to get the most out of your spending

Festive decorations, twinkling lights, seasonal foods and the company of loved ones – everyone has that special something they enjoy most about the holiday season. Avoiding sticker shock when you see your January credit card bill might be one of them. It can be a challenge to keep costs down, however, when you have a lengthy gift list to get through. One easy option you may not have thought of is probably already waiting in your wallet – if you use a credit card that offers a rewards program.

‘Tis the season for online shopping traps

It doesn’t matter if it’s the day after Thanksgiving or the night before Christmas, cybercriminals don’t take a holiday.

Don’t let messes leave you in a ‘holidaze’: Easy tips for post-holiday clean up

The holidays bring plenty of cheer and the arrival of family from all over. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after all. But with family visits and hearty meals also comes a big share of messes. After hefty helpings of gravy and chocolates, there will be plenty of cleaning required to get your home back in tip top shape for the new year. It’s enough to leave anyone “holidazed,” but with the right tools and tricks on your side, it does not have to.

Colorblind care: improving health literacy among minority populations

Achieving consistent quality of care regardless of a person’s race or ethnicity remains a critical goal for anyone with a stake in America’s health care system for improving health literacy – the ability to use and understand health information.

Scouting out the best Black Friday and holiday shopping deals?

You know the holidays have officially begun when the tinsel and colored lights go up in stores, streets and homes. Thanksgiving Day is now Black Thursday, when consumers – still hungry and primed for the best possible holiday deals – fight the famous tryptophan sluggishness and rush off to the mall not long after the turkey is carved and gobbled.

Make eye-healthy foods part of your holiday meals and memories this season

As you plan your holiday menu this season, you may not realize that even your favorite traditional recipes can be easily updated to include more nutritious ingredients. And because vision plays such a critical role not only in enjoying your favorite meals but also in making memories with family and loved ones throughout the holiday season, including foods with benefits specific to eye health can help ensure you can see your best so you don’t miss a thing.

More options than ever for families needing elder care

Many families wrestle with decisions for how to take care of aging parents, grandparents and other loved ones. Just 20 years ago, families might have had to choose between putting a parent in a nursing home or having one younger family member quit a job to stay home and care for the parent. Today, options abound and it’s important to know what’s available before making such an important decision.

New times, new traditions: Modern wedding trends from stock-the-bar parties to social networking sites

October is the new June. More and more, weddings are taking place in the height of fall foliage, heart of winter and prime holiday season, including the ever-popular New Year’s Eve ceremony to ring in the new year. But it’s not just the wedding season that has drastically evolved over the past decade, it’s everything from roles and responsibilities to gift-giving.

Car shopping at your local auto show

Auto shows are full of flashy new cars and concept cars that offer an exciting look into the future of technology and design. If you are in the market for a new car, your local auto show can be the perfect place to start shopping. Here are a few simple tips that can narrow down which cars to take on a test drive.