Using A Booking Agency Doesn't Mean You'll Necessarily Get All The Info You Need To Travel

Using A Booking Agency Doesn't Mean You'll Necessarily Get All The Info You Need To Travel

One might think that if one leg of an international trip was routed through a domestic airport, requiring a separate visa for the transfer of planes in that country, that the booking agency would alert travelers. One might think that, but hey! The world is full of surprises. [More]

Check Out International Grocery Stores To Find Savings

Check Out International Grocery Stores To Find Savings

The only things as great as saving money is getting stuff for free, and since that is frowned upon at most grocery stores, it’s best to stick with finding deals. One way to possibly score some lower prices on foods you love: Check out the shelves at your local international grocery stores. [More]

Hands-Only CPR Works Just As Well As Mouth-To-Mouth

Hands-Only CPR Works Just As Well As Mouth-To-Mouth

Here’s something that could help you save the life of someone you’d rather not kiss. The American Heart Association says that hands-only CPR works just as well as mouth-to-mouth. [More]

IKEA Will Recycle Your CFLs For Free

IKEA Will Recycle Your CFLs For Free

If you have an IKEA store near you, give them your old CFLs and they’ll recycle them for free. CFLs contain small amounts of mercury and should not be thrown away or recycled with glass bottles.

Surprise: Grocery Store Loyalty Cards Really Do Help People Return Lost Keys

Surprise: Grocery Store Loyalty Cards Really Do Help People Return Lost Keys

The Colombus Dispatch informs us that Kroger loyalty cards do, in fact, help people find lost keys.

The U.S. Postal Service delivers about 100 sets of lost keys each week to the Great Lakes region Kroger headquarters in Westerville, which covers most of Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. Kroger employees look up customers’ addresses and ship the keys and any attachments to their homes, often to very surprised owners.

Are Manual Transmissions Still More Fuel Efficient Than Automatics?

Are Manual Transmissions Still More Fuel Efficient Than Automatics?

For drivers in everyday situations, a manual transmission is not likely to provide any difference in fuel economy over an automatic transmission. The reason is that to achieve the optimum fuel efficiency a driver has to execute shifts at precise engine rpms (revolutions per minute). Given the challenges of city driving conditions, most drivers won’t be able to realize greater fuel economy with a manual gearbox.