We're taking home smaller paychecks now that higher Social Security payroll taxes are back. At the same time, gas prices are spiking and causing a ripple effect on other goods and services that rely on transportation. One oil company executive says we shouldn't be surprised if the price per gallon hits $5 in the coming weeks.
The dog days of summer can be great for traveling. But if you want to enrich the experience, grab your smartphone and load up on a few great apps before you hit the road.
With a gallon of gas now costing more than a gallon of milk in most parts of the country, everybody's looking for ways to get more miles to the gallon and keep more money in their wallets. Of course we've all heard the list of these gas-saving tips that can really help cut your fuel expenses: drive less by consolidating trips whenever possible; keep your car tuned up and your tires properly inflated; slow down and avoid sudden starts and stops.
Is the "apple of the earth" bad for you? Potatoes, the go-to starch for many Americans, can add pounds over time, a new Harvard study reveals. In fact one extra serving "was found to cause more weight gain than downing an additional 12-ounce can of a sugary drink or taking an extra helping of red or processed meats." The study, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, also examined how losing weight isn't as simple as "eat less, exercise more." The types of foods - it lists the best and worst foods - and a person's body type have to be considered. This is the first time research breaks down how individual foods can affect weight - down to the pound.
With gas prices still through the roof, many people are trying to find ways to get the most from a tank of gas. Submitting your gas-saving strategies to AARP could make you eligible to win a $50 gas card.
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