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(NAPSA)—If you have trouble hearing, advises Dr. Navid Taghvaei, an Educational Specialist with Signia, keep a backup hearing aid charger, hearing aid batteries and the like in your emergency preparedness kit. For more advice on hearing loss and hearing aids, go to www.signiausa.com.

A line of small yet spacious sinks, Blanco Precis, features the rock-hard durability of Silgranit in a sleek modern single-bowl design. Blanco Quatrus stainless steel sinks come with built-in cutting boards, colanders and magnetic caddies. Learn more at www.blancoamerica.com.

In "Supreme Power: 7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions That Had a Major Impact on America" (Shadow Mountain), best-selling author and Senior U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart explains how the Court affects every major area of American life. Find it where books are sold and at www.shadowmountain.com.

Job hunters can find useful connections and great ideas on LinkedIn, which has more than 10 million job listings and handy job-hunting hints at http://blog.linkedin.com.

Helping vulnerable students is a nonprofit called Treehouse that gives youth in foster care a childhood and a future, helps them achieve high school graduation and take charge of their own futures. Visit www.treehouseforkids.org for further facts, to make a donation, host a drive or volunteer.

Recently, automotive engineers created a recreational side-by-side (SXS) that delivers the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. Vehicles in the Polaris Xtreme Performance family feature the world's first and only intelligent suspension system designed for off-road. Learn more at www.polaris.com.

A combination of consumer research and a deep understanding of needs from field to fork, including those of growers, packers, shippers and retailers, helps seed companies such as Syngenta support increased vegetable consumption through plant breeding practices designed to make vegetables tastier and more convenient to consume.

Plan your ski vacation before the cold sets in and you're less likely to get frozen out of choice accommodations, advise the experts at HomeAway, the world's leading online vacation rental marketplace. For more information or to view available rentals, visit www.HomeAway.com/skiseason.

When carving a turkey, use a very sharp knife, advises cookbook author Nathalie Dupree. You can keep it so with a Chef'sChoice XV EdgeSelect for an ultrasharp, triple-bevel, durable, high-performance Trizor XV edge. Precision guides eliminate guesswork. Learnmore at Chefschoice.com and (800) 342-3255.

By law, independent repair shops as well as auto dealers can provide services to maintain your new-car warranty, reports the nonprofit Car Care Council. It's behind the "Be Car Care Aware" campaign promoting vehicle care. For a free "Car Care Guide," visit www.carcare.org.

To help you prepare for your future, download a free booklet on Top Tips for Retirees, including Reducing Debt in Retirement, Managing Prescription Drug Costs, Selecting a Long-Term Care Plan, and more, from the experts at the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement at www.BankersLife.com/TopTips6.