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Go Low on Spirits

July 15, 2017. Christina Elston

You’re at a cocktail mixer at a business conference or on the first night of your fabulous tropical-resort getaway. You’ve decided to have just one drink. Why then, when it’s finished, do you find yourself ordering another? “Alcohol produces what is known as disinhibition,” said George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse…

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Health & Fitness & Life

AAA Trainer: Get Your Kicks at Recess

July 15, 2017. Nick Tavares

Besides being fun, recess is a great way for schoolkids to release pent-up energy during the day. It also helps children build social skills, improve their health through physical activity, and learn through unstructured play, according to the Council on School Health. Despite all the benefits, only four states – Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia…

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Cars & Trucks

From the President’s Desk: Pave the Way for Teen Driver Safety

July 14, 2017. Mark Shaw

Traffic crash statistics obscure the fact that behind every crash, behind every death, is a person. Not just that one person, but his or her family, co-workers and friends. We have watched with growing alarm the spike in traffic deaths around the country, knowing that behind those 40,000 yearly fatalities are thousands more whose lives…

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Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

July 01, 2017. AAA Staff

After 60 years on sale in the U.S., the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the true pioneers in the SUV world. While it may be a “senior” in the segment, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is no slow-moving, muumuu-wearing granny. It’s a hot, single grandma whose hobbies include competitive country dancing and backpacking. The Pathfinder received…

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Food & Dining

Impress With Recipes From AAA Diamond Rated Restaurants

July 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

Concoct expertly crafted dishes in your home with the help of AAA Diamond Rated restaurants. These recipes will ensure you three courses of fancy summer fare. 1. A fresh start Start sophisticated with the Champagne mango salad created by chef Jean Georges Vongerichten for his AAA Five Diamond Rated, self-titled restaurant in New York City….

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Cars & Trucks

What’s in a (Car) Name?

July 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

Automobile brand names have some funky histories, and many borrow from other languages. Check out the roots of these company titles and drop some linguistic trivia on your next road trip. Volvo This luxury brand opted for a Latin name, one that perfectly describes a car’s purpose. Rooted in the verb volvere, Volvo translates to…

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Cars & Trucks

4 Car Repairs to Make Before It’s Too Late

July 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Paying for car repairs is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. And, like the dentist, some people will go to great lengths to avoid a trip to the shop. But drivers who skip or delay important repairs expose their vehicles to dangerous situations and costlier fixes down the road, AAA’s Car…

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Health & Fitness

Drumming Out a Workout

July 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

I’m a drummer, and when I finish playing a show, I’m exhausted. Playing the drums requires constant motion in both legs and both arms. That, plus setting up and breaking down equipment, makes for a tiring workout. But does it count as exercise? To find out, I geared up with a Fitbit and got behind…

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Health & Fitness

Are You Pampered Enough at the Spa?

July 01, 2017. Christina Elston

You’ve decided to treat yourself to a day (or more!) at a spa. How do you get beyond the gorgeous photos you’ll see online and find out if this is the place for you? “What a lot of people do is just walk into a spa and think they’re going to feel great when they…

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Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

In a crowded midsize sedan market, the Volkswagen Passat is a standout for its German engineering at an affordable price point. Starting at just $22,440, the sedan – built in Chattanooga, Tenn. – is loaded with advanced technology, including many driver assistance systems that are often found in more expensive models. And its base engine is fun…

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