Rochester, Minnesota - Abdominal exercises, such as sit-ups and crunches, can help strengthen abdominal muscles and improve posture. But you can't spot reduce areas of excess body fat with certain exercises. So if you have excess fat in your abdomen, don't count on crunches for six-pack abs.

Ketchum, Idaho - Fashion First Aid is on hand to scare away potential Halloween costume disasters with the brand’s newly released Costume First Aid Kit. Available to purchase online starting today, this re-imagined version of the company’s best-selling purse-sized Fashion First Aid Kit contains essential fashion fixes for all kinds of Halloween get-ups, ready to handle any type of scary emergency. Five fashion solutions make it easy to mend thrift store costumes, keep creative outfits firmly in place and simply ensure that costumes fit right, stay clean and feel good as they’re worn from party to party.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Restore, refinish, repurpose: The R’s have it when it comes to decorating your home. You can give used furniture new life with some imagination and a little bit of elbow grease. From turning a discarded door into a stately headboard to making a coffee table out of a wooden pallet, the possibilities are endless when you do it yourself.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Anyone with an eye for success may see the wisdom in a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It found that some 73 percent of women felt a youthful appearance played a role in getting a job, getting promoted or keeping clients.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - October is Energy Action Month, a time to take action to save energy. Did you know that your heating and cooling systems and appliances aren’t the only things in your home that use energy? It takes a great deal of energy to treat and deliver water to your home, as well as heat that water to shower, shave, and launder shirts.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Good news for today’s busy families: An increasing number of companies now offer products and services that make shopping more affordable and convenient, using new technologies and home delivery systems to redefine the way people get groceries, rent movies and even shave.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers can be prevented each year with better driver’s education, recent research shows. Teenagers often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads.

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - In many parts of the country, last winter’s low temperatures broke long-standing records. In fact, it was so cold that, nearly a year later, some people are still paying off their fuel bills.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - There are some people who will always lean toward putting off until tomorrow what they could do today. Procrastinating-and according to experts at the University of North Carolina, everyone does it at some time may be something we do for good reasons.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - A new movie offers a fresh take on the eternal struggle to find love, success and the perfect cup of coffee.