Durham, North Carolina - People aren’t the only ones who perform better on tests or athletic events when they are just a little bit nervous - dogs do too. But in dogs as in people, the right amount of stress depends on disposition.

Imperial, California - Retirement is out of the question for 95-year old Laura Thomas, a driving instructor who has been plying her trade for nearly eight decades, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Imperial, California - Consumer Reports today announced that it would no longer recommend liquid laundry detergent pods because of the continued high-rate of accidental poisonings of young children attributable to those products. The organization now strongly urges households where children younger than 6 are ever present to refrain from purchasing them.

Lakewood, Colorado - Sport Haley/Bette & Court -- a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded company Sport-Haley Holdings is pleased to announce its  Fall 2015 Isle of Capri Collection.

Chula Vista, California - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) announced California’s 51st Congressional District’s 2nd Annual Facebook and Twitter Cover Photo Contest over social media today. This contest is open to anyone that lives, works or attends school in Southern San Diego County or Imperial County. Photos should reflect the beauty, culture and character of California’s 51st Congressional District. Submissions should include the photo, the entrant’s name and where the photo was taken.

Seattle, Washington - Remember the 70’s and 80’s pop culture mainstay, the boombox? It was an oversized music player with two speakers and a handle that people carried around to blast out their favorite songs from the radio and cassette tapes..