Elko, Nevada - The Western Folklife Center and its 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering today announced the launch of the 2nd annual spoken word poetry competition on YouTube for poets ages 18-35. Expressing the Rural West: Poetry of the Next Generation is an effort to discover new artists who are carrying on the tradition of rural and cowboy poetry in the West.

Washington, DC - A new American Red Cross survey found that even among social media users, it’s the messenger, not the medium, that’s key to motivating social media users to donate to charity, suggesting that personal appeals from friends matter more than trending topics and gimmicks.

Washington, DC - The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04.

San Francisco, California - We may have robots to take care of us in the not-so-distant future, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Faculty and staff in Purdue University’s College of Engineering have come up with a holiday gift guide that can help engage children in engineering concepts.

Cozumel, Mexico - One of Mexico’s most sought after and exclusive destinations is the Island of Cozumel. With the clarity of the ocean’s turquoise waters and pristine white sand beaches, it is simple to see why this destination is so popular. Premier Resort Vacations always strives to provide members with information on events happening in Cozumel, so they can take full advantage of their vacations.