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    Celestial Bodies Come Alive At 'Great Balls Of Fire'

    (NAPSI)—Good news for anyone who has ever wondered how astronomers track objects like comets or what it would be like to study an asteroid belt up close. The new Great Balls of Fire interactive exhibit at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex lets you do that and much more, while discovering the risks that asteroids, comets and meteorites present to the planet. The exhibit explores how to keep track of near-Earth objects while examining the effects of possible impacts. It includes the Asteroid Encounter experience that lets you climb aboard a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter while compiling data about asteroids and comets. You can also explore what would happen if one of these celestial bodies were to hit close to home, determine Science Fact or Science Fiction of Hollywood movie clips and take part in many other activities. While at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you can also see the historic Atlantis spacecraft, a Saturn V moon rocket, IMAX 3-D space films, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and tour Kennedy Space Center itself. Further facts and fun can be found at (855) 378-0167 and www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. You may even win a bit of space all your own. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Astronomy magazine have partnered to host the Great Balls of Fire Sweepstakes, giving away a 9.6-pound authentic meteorite collectible and a space adventure trip for four to the Visitor Complex. You can enter the sweepstakes online at www.astronomy.com/KennedySweeps until midnight on Nov. 30.

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    What do business travelers like to do while on the road? [Infographic]

    (BPT) - Homewood Suites by Hilton’s Workstyles Study reveals how biz travelers live when away from home, specifically examining how members of America’s workforce immerse themselves in the local fabric of their destinations.

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    Turning High School Travel Into Job Search Success

    (NAPSI)—Traveling internationally as a student can be a great way to gain independence, get used to being away from home and learn something about yourself and the world. Those are some of the reasons so many college-bound students first find themselves exploring Europe or signing up for an adventure Down Under. That very popularity, however, can mean it’s not easy to make it stand out on your résumé.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Get A Head Start Planning Your Ski Vacation
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When cooler temperatures set in, many Americans start thinking about winter travel plans.

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Friday 10/03/2014
Negligence is the rust of the soul ... and the car
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s the anxiety of looking at a bank statement after a big purchase or waiting for news from a doctor, facing harsh realities can be nerve-racking. The same mentality applies when dealing with your car discrepancies, be it routine maintenance or even skirmishes with other drivers on - and sometimes off - the road.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The digital age has made online information widely available both for good and bad purposes. When it comes to the nation’s security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Space? Ocean Depths? Experts Predict the Future of Travel
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 3:54 pm

(StatePoint) As you book your next vacation, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead -- way ahead. Technology is changing everything about the way we live, work and play, and travel is no exception.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
How Students Can Get Ahead: What Colleges And Companies Want
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you want a college education for your children—today, 75 percent of Americans have their eyes set on a college education. That's a good thing. Over a lifetime, college graduates average about a million dollars more than high school graduates.

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Friday 09/19/2014
How to avoid crowds in Rome
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Rome has been a starring city on the world stage throughout history. Art is all around you in this cultural center where pieces by Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio and Michelangelo are daily decor. The city surrounds you with masterpieces from throughout the ages, making it a highly coveted destination with plenty of crowds. DreamPlanGo has provided some tips to help you avoid long lines and enjoy the city in peace:

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Getting The Most From Your Fall Travel Dollar
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—From smaller crowds and lower prices to a bounty of festivals and beautiful seasonal foliage, there are many reasons to vacation in the fall.

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Travel Prepares Students For Success With Personal Growth And Character Building
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The keys to your child’s success in school, college and beyond may be the ones that fit the locks on his or her suitcase.

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Football Fans Get Bright New Look At Energy Innovation
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you catch a football game, while you’re admiring the energy expended on the field, you might give a thought to how the sport is helping America save energy.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Students Are Filling A Gap With Travel
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Increasingly, students and those just out of school are using international travel as a productive way to make the most of the gap of time between high school and college or between college and starting a career. That’s why this type of purposeful travel has come to be known as gap travel.

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