With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
New Hampshire is the best state to retire, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Colorado, Maine, Iowa, and Minnesota comprise the rest of the top five. The study examined eight key factors which were weighted in line with a nationally representative survey of non-retired U.S. adults. From most to least important, the categories were: cost of living; healthcare quality; crime; cultural vitality; weather; taxes; senior citizens’ well-being; and the prevalence of other seniors.
Lyft yesterday announced Mono*, the world’s first wearable device to enable autonomous ride-hailing by simply raising a hand. Sporting Lyft’s signature magenta, the sleek and lightweight device is worn comfortably on the hand and employs built-in sensors that track your movement to summon one of Lyft’s famously friendly drivers. Mono works seamlessly with the Lyft app, freeing users from their cumbersome phone screens. Just raise, request, and ride.
T. Rowe Price’s 2017 Parents, Kids & Money Survey, which sampled 1,014 parents of 8 to 14 year-olds nationally and their kids, analyzed parental attitudes and behaviors that were associated with kids’ financial habits. The survey found that positive money behaviors and expectations among kids are often associated with parents’ decision to let their kids decide how to save and spend their money on their own, as well as modeling good financial habits. Conversely, troubling financial habits among kids were more frequently seen when parents have a troubling history with money.
Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced on March 27. Produced by Live Nation, the 40-city tour launches on May 30 in San Diego, and will include shows throughout North America with stops in New Orleans; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Milwaukee, culminating on July 23 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The White House Historical Association announced on March 29 the sale of the Official 2017 White House Easter Eggs. The association is the exclusive retailer of the 2017 American-made eggs and is honored to donate 18,000 of them to the White House for the Easter Egg Roll. The wooden eggs will be given as gifts to children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 17, the first of the Trump administration. The eggs are also available for purchase as individuals or as a 5-egg set.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.