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Stylish Swag for Cost-Conscious Consumers

09/01/2007

Mark your calendar for September 9. That's the day when customers nationwide will flock to their local Kohl's department store to buy clothing, shoes, and accessories by — Vera Wang?

While her name may be more commonly associated with Oscar gowns and fashion show runways in Milan, Wang is just the latest in a flurry of high-end designers who are marketing their wares to customers who want to be in style and out-of-debt.


Grapes of Wealth: Local Wineries are Boosting the Economy

02/06/2012

In an economic climate where many small businesses are struggling to survive, local wineries are experiencing a relative boom. “There are wineries in all 50 states,” says Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Nationally, there has been a huge resurgence in viewing local wineries as an artisan craft. It parallels the movement of microbreweries.”


Love on the Air: ‘The Bachelor’s’ Medieval Romantic Roots

02/06/2012

The music swells as a luxury limo whirrs up to an exotic location at dusk. A beautiful woman emerges from the vehicle and is met by many hopeful, dashing suitors who will vie for her hand in marriage. The winner will be chosen on the season finale, but along the way there will be sun-drenched, sparkling days and romantic, moonlit nights that will alternately thrill or disappoint the contestants and their audience.


New School Year, New School: Helping Kids Cope with Catholic School Restructuring

08/20/2012

<p>Although many Catholic schools received reprieves from impending closings and mergers, hundreds of students will be affected by Catholic school restructuring this September.</p>


Sleep Expert Urges Students to Hit the Sack before the School Bells Ring

08/20/2012

<p>As preparations for a new school year get under way, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University psychologist and sleep expert Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., reminds parents and kids not to forget the most important school supply of all: sleep.</p>


What's Behind Rising Food Prices, Beyond the U.S. Drought

08/20/2012

<p>Consumers see buying from area farmers and producers as a good way to keep money and jobs close to home, improving the local economy while protecting American jobs.&nbsp;But does buying local really make a significant economic difference?</p>


Five Tips for a Successful Roommate Relationship

08/17/2012

<p>For many first-year college students, living in a residence hall may be the first time they have to share a room with another person. It can be an exciting, but at times trying experience.</p>


No Credit Left Behind: To-Dos for Tax Season 2012

03/13/2012

<p>As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer&rsquo;s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.</p>


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