Washington, DC - The Thanksgiving meal is the largest many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly  prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.

Boston, Massachusetts - BeFrugal.com today released survey results that revealed most Americans will make significant sacrifices to save stress, time and money on holiday shopping.

Lindstrom, Minnesota - After eleven years as an on-the-go portrait photographer, Eric A. Zerwas, a now married father of three, took a drastic change of pace by taking a desk job. After eight years as a sedentary office worker he finally had enough sitting. Zerwas found unexpected success after inventing a sleek standing desk alternative called the StandingDeskTopper.

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.

Imperial, California - Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become the latest dietary villain, blamed for everything from forgetfulness to joint pain to weight gain.  But Consumer Reports (CR) is shedding light on common misconceptions about going gluten-free.

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.