Category Archives: National Features

Wedding Planning Takes Over 500 Hours

by Zoya Gervis/SWNS–A modern wedding now takes an incredible 528 hours – or 22 full days- of planning from engagement to the big day, according to new data. A study looking into the wedding planning habits and behaviors of 2,000 Americans who have had a wedding in the last year uncovered the most time-consuming parts…MORE

National Disability Day

National Disability Day on December 3 is a day to help everyone become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. The day doesn’t discriminate between mental and physical disabilities, and the spirit of the day is to ensure that all people in the world have equal opportunities for work, play,…MORE

America’s Biggest Travel Nightmares

(SWNS)–From canceled flights and natural disasters to frantic, last-minute searches for accommodations, it can cost the average American traveler at least $570 – and upwards of $4,198 – when things go wrong on an airline trip, according to new research. In fact, from being the victim of pickpocketing to canceled flights, being vomited on by…MORE

Here’s a List of Things That Get Harder as We Get Older

 By Doug Shields Picking things up from the floor, opening jars and getting up and down the stairs have emerged as the everyday tasks which are more likely to become harder the older you get. Researchers who surveyed 1,500 over 60s also found adjusting to new technology gets trickier, as does carrying out household chores…MORE

Average Job Hunt Takes Five Months

by Tyler Schmall Modern-day job hunters take five months on average to finally land a position, according to new research. A study into the job-hunting experiences of 2,000 Americans examined exactly what people go through in the often-arduous process of securing employment. Results showed the best part of half a year is now the average…MORE

Survey Shows Favorite Holiday Foods

(SWNS)–As we approach the holiday season many a willpower will be tempted and ‘cravings guilt’ is set to sweep the nation according to new research. A new study of 2,000 Americans into their holiday eating and willpower found that 75 percent of Americans experience “cravings guilt” over the holidays after giving into their favorite foods.…MORE

National Beer Lover’s Day

It’s National Beer Lover’s Day. Beer and the process of brewing beer may predate our current understanding of history. The crafting of beer carries rich traditions, often requiring years of training and experience in the trade while the methods, grains, and flavors continues to change and evolve over time. To become a brewmaster, it may…MORE

National Read a Book Day

Break out your reading glasses and favorite mug of hot coffee, because it’s National Read a Book Day! Some people just can’t stop reading, but most of us tend to put reading on the back burner with other “maybe later” activities like hitting the gym or cleaning the oven. Life can definitely get in the…MORE

Jobhunting? What’s More Important Than Work Experience?

by Grant Bailey Employers now favour relevant apprenticeships or experience over university degrees, a study has found. Researchers who polled 1,000 decision makers found 49 per cent prefer to see experience from a relevant apprenticeship or previous position on a candidate’s CV. Just 24 per cent said they would be more likely to take on…MORE