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Straws

Ships Give Plastic Straws the Heave-Ho

Cruise lines are joining a worldwide movement to eliminate plastic straws. More than four dozen ships across the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fleet will eliminate single-use plastic straws by 2019. Guests currently receive plastic straws upon request, and will receive paper straws next year upon asking. The company, which includes Royal Caribbean International and CelebrityRead More

Finding signs of cancer can save lives and money.

Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives and Money

A late-stage breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating. The five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with stage 0 or 1 breast cancer is nearly 100 percent. But it drops to 73 percent for women diagnosed at stage 3, and to 22 percent at stage 4, according to the American Cancer Society. The financial costs areRead More

fun things to do in canada

The Many Fun Things to Do in Canada

From Nova Scotia to British Columbia, we highlight top attractions in the Great White North.

curb appeal landscaping

Creating Curb Appeal is About Landscaping and Much More

Make your curb appeal pop from the ground up.

Rent

Can I Rent My House Through a Home-Sharing Service?

Can I rent out my house through a home-sharing service? Many mortgages have occupancy clauses requiring a borrower to maintain a property as a primary home. Violating the clause may trigger severe penalties, like the entire loan becoming due. Also, lenders usually require homeowners insurance, which may prohibit the property from being used as aRead More

Animal crossing sign

Make Way for Wildlife

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably for the same reason as the deer, or the turtle, or the turkey, or the squirrel, or the chipmunk, or the possum, or the moose. Drivers share the road with a whole host of furry and feathered friends, sometimes with tragic results. Animal-vehicle collisions killed more thanRead More

Paperwork

Your Home and Everything in It

Do you know how much it would cost to replace your home and everything in it? You should. Homeowners insurance can help restore your home following a tragedy, like a fire. Good insurance agents can help determine how much coverage homeowners should have, but it’s hard to craft comprehensive policies if homeowners don’t know whatRead More

Habitat for humanity

AAA Employees Build up Charitable Efforts

The crack of hammers and the hum of saws hung over two homes in New Haven, Conn., recently as AAA Northeast employees supported a good cause. Employees from AAA offices in Garden City, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; and Hamden and Bridgeport, Conn., helped at a Habitat for Humanity build site in New Haven, Conn. Folks fromRead More

Omni Mount Washington Resort

The White Mountains Are Beautiful on Any Budget

Low-cost, mid-range and luxury options for where to stay, places to eat and things to do in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.

Halifax Citadel

There’s Foliage Aplenty in These Ports of Fall

The next few weeks offer one of cruising’s rarest gems: the chance to combine a seaside journey with fantastic autumn views. During September and October, several cruise lines offer fall foliage voyages along the East Coast. These routes combine dazzling fall colors with stops in charming ports and, if you’re lucky, a humpback whale spottingRead More

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