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Spring Lawn Equipment: Get Ready for Backyarding in High Style This Year

(NAPSI)—Backyarding is the new trend that’s emerged during the pandemic. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax and socialize, and the green spaces around our homes have proven to be …
The Saver’s Credit—an overlooked IRS tax credit made available to eligible taxpayers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than many people realize.

An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement

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(NAPSI)—Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times but even harder during the pandemic and challenging economy. One …
Educators can learn great ways to teach STEM subjects on line at no cost.

Teachers Learning Remotely

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by Katherine Bihr, Ed.D  (NAPSI)—If you are among the nearly four million teachers in America, according to National Center for …
Nutritious and delicious, there are endless ways to enjoy California Sweetpotatoes.

Twice-Baked California Sweetpotatoes

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(NAPSI)—Trying to incorporate more healthy foods into your cooking repertoire? Think California Sweetpotatoes. Nutritious and …

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease: Take Charge Of Your Health

5 days ago

(NAPSI)—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition, affecting 15% of U.S. adults—an estimated 37 million Americans. Kidney disease can get worse over time and may lead to kidney failure …

Support For People With Disabilities On The Journey To Work
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—About 40.7 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about has a disability, you may wonder what it means for …

Georgia Video Game Industry Generates $801.4 Million In Annual Economic Output
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The video game industry is really bearing fruit in the Peach State.  Sweet Stats A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in …

California #1 In Economic Impact From Video Game Industry
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—No state compares to California with respect to the impact of the U.S. video games on its economy.  Games Bring Success A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA) …

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TIPS ON TRIPS

Tuesday, March 2

music track with video montage of: Valley Forge National Historical Park  LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting  King of Prussia Mall  …

News For Older Americans

Thursday, February 25
The COVID-nineteen pandemic has changed the way people live and interact with one another.  For many older adults, this …
African family get vaccinated at home during pandemic times.

NURSES KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINE MYTHS

Thursday, February 25
Most medical experts agree, the COVID-Nineteen vaccine is the way to fight the pandemic, but myths about it persist. Vaccines work …

Money Matters

Thursday, February 25
Hunkered down inside during a cold snap? Clean air ducts improve indoor air quality and can save money. One of the biggest sources of …

CAR CARE TIPS—AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE

Thursday, January 21
Air filter replacement. You need clean air to breathe and so does your car. A vehicle’s air filter makes that possible. Air filters …

EDUCATION TRENDS IN THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

Thursday, January 21
A recent poll by EdChoice and Morning Consult reveals what parents think about the state of K-through-12 education right now. …

TIPS FOR YOUTH WITH DIABETES: BE ACTIVE

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone, and it’s key if you’re a teen with diabetes.  …

How Do You Know You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Duct cleaning’s never really a normal thing to think about until there’s a problem. For a homeowner, you may find that you’re …

CONTEST CORNER

Thursday, August 27, 2020
If you’ve long dreamed of being an award-winning sci-fi writer or illustrator, that may not have to be a fantasy anymore. You can …
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Business News

Monday, March 1
The Small Business Administration says there are some thirty million small businesses in America. Lately, far too many of them have been dealing with new demands. …

Nurses Know The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Friday, February 26
Most medical experts agree, the COVID-Nineteen vaccine is the way to fight the pandemic, but myths about it persist. Vaccines work by encouraging your body to generate antibodies to protect …

HEALTH: A NEW RESOURCE TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS

Tuesday, February 23
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the death rate is higher for African Americans. Many have some form of heart disease—but it can often be prevented. To that end, The …

Money Matters

Friday, February 12
Having a job can put anyone in a better position to build a future—including people with disabilities. To help, Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program provides free employment services to …

Your Healthy Home

Friday, February 12
People are increasingly concerned about dirt and germs these pandemic days, but many are neglecting a spot where airborne contaminants can lurk: the air ducts. Even in the cleanest house, the indoor …
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Books

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

Wednesday, January 20

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days.  Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that …

As the Summer Heats Up, Check Out These Four Great Reads
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount  (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on …

Four Great Reads: Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

“Viral” by Kevin E. Ready  (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 …

Pets

Planning, Early Treatment Key To Successful BRD Control In Cattle

Monday, February 1

(NAPSI)—Newly weaned cattle don’t always handle changing temperatures and environments well, especially in the fall and winter when conditions can be more extreme. But by working closely with …

U.S. Postal Service Shares Safety Tips
Monday, December 7, 2020

(NAPSI)—The United States Postal Service cares about keeping employees and customers safe every day of the year. As the holidays approach, here are some important safety tips. Slip, Trip And …

Mutt Mulligan, TurfMutt Spokesdog, Celebrates Adoptaversary, Her First Year Wearing The Superhero Cape
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(NAPS)I—Outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of green spaces, and care for all living landscapes, is the aim of the TurfMutt Foundation, now celebrating the one-year “adoptaversary” of its …

Home

Clean Ducts And Save

Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, one of the biggest sources of energy consumption is the HVAC system, and that can be expensive. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy reports, families can …

Keep Your Air Clean
Friday, January 29

(NAPSI)—People are increasingly concerned about dirt and germs these pandemic days, but many are neglecting an unseen area where airborne contaminants can lurk: the air ducts. Even in the …

January Is “GO Month”; Here’s Advice For 2021
Thursday, January 21

(NAPSI)—During 2020, for many Americans, home and work lives saw a major shift as people turned living space into workspace—and classrooms, and workout areas and even quarantine zones—resulting …

Education / careers

Tiny Teeth Are A BIG Deal

Friday, February 5

(NAPSI)—With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay, the Tooth Fairy is canvassing the state—virtually—to help improve the dental health habits of her …

A Tool To Save Lives
Friday, January 29

(NAPSI)—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the death rate is higher for African American men and African American women of all ages than for whites. To help community …

School Choice Can Help When You’re Expecting The Unexpected
Tuesday, January 19

by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI)—Count the number of neighbors, relatives, or friends who tried a new form of schooling this year…the number is surprising, isn’t it? Coronavirus has disrupted …

Fashion & beauty

Gift Yourself A Very Merry Holiday

Saturday, November 16, 2019

(NAPSI)—Best-ever holiday? It’s on. From friends & family gatherings to cocktail parties and holiday potlucks, there’s no shortage of unforgettably beautiful holiday moments …

How to Dress For A Do-It-All Fall
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

(NAPSI)—As the weather begins to cool, you cozy up-gathering friends and family for tailgating before the big game, baking, and bonfires. Here’s to coming together for feel-good moments …

Benefits Of CBD Products
Monday, May 20, 2019

(NAPSI)—One of the best and most effective ways to benefit from nonpsychoactive, THC-free CBD is to use it on the largest organ of your body: your skin. CBD oil is the nonpsychotropic component …

Charities

Honoring The Selfless

Friday, February 12

(NAPSI)—At a time when their efforts were desperately needed, organizations helping to combat the effects of the coronavirus, champion equality and diversity, and provide medical care for those in …

Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

(NAPSI)—When ophthalmologist Ruth Williams, MD, opened her office after shutting down early in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was surprised to see how many people had developed serious eye problems …

A Gift That Keeps On Giving—To The Environment
Monday, December 21, 2020

(NAPSI)—You can spread a little happiness during the holiday season, or anytime, by spreading a little hoppiness, and helping a tiny frog called the coquí. Contemplating Coquís  …

Environment

A National Opportunity To Address The School Closure Crisis

Tuesday, January 12

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide K-12 school closures have created a social and economic impact that has paralyzed many communities. The lack of a proven technological …

Let’s All Cheer For The Plant And Flower Of The Year
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

(NAPSI)—It’s official: 1-800-Flowers.com has named the sunflower as 2021’s Flower of the Year and the Prayer Plant as Plant of the Year. With everyone looking forward to a fresh start, …

Cook Up A Low-Maintenance Kitchen
Monday, November 30, 2020

(NAPSI)—An increasing number of families are finding how much fun it can be to cook and eat at home—but an easy-to-clean-and-work-in kitchen can make a big difference. Here are five ideas on …

Technology

Video Game Industry Helps Florida Flourish

Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The Sunshine State is in the spotlight for its economic impact from the video game industry.  Statistics Suggest Bright Future A new study by Entertainment Software Association …

Video Games Bring Billions To New York
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—Video games have a presence in New York that extends well beyond those who play them. Indeed, the Empire State is one of the largest contributors to economic output and employment for the …

Washington State Gets Billions From Video Games
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The video game industry stands tall—economically—in the Evergreen State.  A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Washington …

Travel

Unicorns Of The Sea Share Their Secrets

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

(NAPSI)—With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various sounds of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland fjord. The recordings help scientists better understand the …

You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease
Monday, August 24, 2020

(NAPSI)—As the summer months wind down, many will continue to flock outdoors and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and fishing. What you may not realize is that despite the weather …

Time To Hit The Open Road? Rent An RV!
Friday, August 21, 2020

(NAPSI)—Consumer preferences have changed drastically since the start of the pandemic, with travel being no exception. Thousands of Americans have opted out of airline tickets and hotel …

Entertainment

Texas Sees Billions In Video Game Income

Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The video game industry has a Texas-sized effect on the Lone Star State’s economy.  A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in …

Video Games Boost U.S. Economy By Billions Top 10 States Ranked By Total Video Game Industry-Related Economic Effect
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The next time you, your friends and family play video games, you’ll do more than have fun. You’ll help improve global science and art and the American economy at the same time.  …

5 Tips To Save Time (And Sanity) This Holiday Season
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

(NAPSI)—Doesn’t it seem like the most wonderful time of the year is actually the most stressful time of the year? Add to that a global pandemic, virtual schooling and working from home and it may …

Auto

Making A Pandemic Busting Purchase

Monday, December 7, 2020

(NAPSI)—You may not be able to treat yourself to an exotic vacation trip, an evening at the theater or even a dinner out these days but there are some other satisfying ways to treat yourself. Did …

Car Buying Tips
Friday, July 31, 2020

(NAPSI)—The U.S. auto industry estimates about 17 million cars are bought in the United States every year. If you’re hoping—or just dreaming—of buying one of them anytime soon, there are a …

RV Owners are the Surprise Financial Success Story of the Year
Thursday, July 9, 2020

(NAPSI)—Millions of Americans who own an RV have it parked in their driveway or a storage facility for the better part of the year. With many families wary of airplanes and hotels these days, it …

Seniors

Protect Your Financial Future: How To Secure Your Dream Retirement

Tuesday, February 9

(NAPSI)—Many pre-retirees spend their lives putting the needs of their loved ones first. While the support you provide to family and friends is invaluable, it’s important to also prioritize …

Three Surprising Ways To Save
Tuesday, January 26

(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease …

COVID-19 And “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers
Tuesday, January 19

(NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging parent or other relative, has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 …

Finance

Explore Employment With Your Own Team

Friday, February 19

(NAPSI)—Dame Helen Mirren has all the qualities that make a star. Now in her 70s, the Academy Award-winning actress remains talented, posted, beautiful and sought after in an industry that has …

Emotional Investing And Social Media
Thursday, February 11

(NAPSI)—When it comes to gathering information to make an investment decision, investors have access to a variety of online information sources, from investment platforms to news and social media. …

Pave Your Road To Financial Independence With A Ticket To Work Service Provider
Tuesday, February 9

(NAPSI)—This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This law mandates equal opportunities for people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, …

Sports

Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

Thursday, October 22, 2020

(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous …

How to Create and Maintain New Fitness Habits During A Pandemic
Friday, September 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic has made simple acts like seeing friends and family, going to the grocery store, or celebrating a life milestone more complicated. However, it has simplified the …

Rebounding Your Way To Better Fitness
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic has not only resulted in more people working out at home, it has underscored the tremendous value of regular exercise in staying healthy and boosting your immune …

Health

Tooth Be Told: Managing Children’s Oral Health In A Pandemic

Thursday, February 18

(NAPSI)—Regular dental cleanings for kids are one of many aspects of people’s lives that have been interrupted over the past year. However, instilling good dental hygiene habits early is still …

The Tooth Fairy Is Now Taking Calls
Friday, January 15

(NAPSI)—Good news for families: The Tooth Fairy now has her own phone number to congratulate kids on losing teeth and encourage them to care for their smiles—helping to promote good oral health …

Easy Sweetpotato Minestrone Soup—California Style
Wednesday, January 13

(NAPSI)—Everyone needs delicious recipes with heaping servings of veggies. Whether you’re thinking about overall health or trying to lose a few pounds, maintaining a balanced diet throughout the …

Food

Try This Simple, Scrumptious Side Dish

Thursday, December 3, 2020

(NAPSI)—Imagine this: consuming a few small bites a day can help you manage your weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, gallstones, heart disease and cancer. It’s not some new miracle drug, …

A Surprising Assistant
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—Here’s a hot tip: Most baking enthusiasts may not realize it, but turning out great baked goods can be easier with a quality kitchen appliance that’s NOT the stove. It’s the sink. …

Pop Up New Traditions This Holiday Season
Friday, November 20, 2020

(NAPSI)—Although the holiday season may be a little different this year for families, you don’t have to say goodbye to fun and good cheer. Create new traditions and make lasting memories of …

Gift ideas

Six Ways To Protect Your Mail And Packages

Monday, November 30, 2020

(NAPSI)—Every day, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service works to protect your mail, USPS employees and USPS facilities. It’s just as important to it as it is to you that these items reach their …

Eat, Love, Snap, Share
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

(NAPSI)—These days, it’s still essential for families to stay connected. The last months have been challenging. More than ever people need family and friends. Modern technology has gone a …

Simple Packing Tips To Ship Holiday Gifts
Monday, November 23, 2020

(NAPSI)—Packing and shipping gifts across town, across the country or around the world for the holidays is easy, provided you follow simple tips from the United States Postal Service. To ensure …

Government news

USPS Loyalty Program Tiers Bring Added Value For Small Businesses

Friday, January 22

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service has added tiers to the USPS® Loyalty Program for business customers—a move that helps small businesses improve their bottom line through incentives.

Online Learning Made Better
Monday, January 11

(NAPSI)—Lately, school districts engaged in “emergency teaching” to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education during the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of that effort was …

Uniformed Services Members: Help Protect Your Family With The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Tuesday, January 5

(NAPSI)—The prospect of needing long term care may be far from your mind today, but circumstances can change. A long term care event can happen at any age, and the potential financial and emotional …

Holidays

Gifts That Do A World Of Good

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you don’t have to look far to find items that deliver great features and functionality but use less energy. Products that earn the U.S. Environmental Protection …

Start A Few New Traditions This Holiday Season
Monday, November 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—For many families this holiday season will be like no other. Without the gathering at the table, some traditions will be impractical this year. So this may be a good time to try …

Many Older Americans Heading Into The Holidays Feeling Depressed
Monday, November 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans say they feel depressed—yet the majority of them are not planning to get help, according to a new national survey—though it could make a tremendous difference in …

Real estate

Managing Your House And Property Five Ways

Thursday, December 3, 2020

(NAPSI)—The next time you look around your home, or that of your aging relatives, you may be astonished how much “stuff” accumulates over the years. Are there things—and the stories they …

Moving Ideas
Friday, November 20, 2020

(NAPSI)—If you’ll be decking the halls of a new home this holiday season, you won’t be alone. Every year, one in ten Americans moves to a new place. It can take some careful coordination in the …

Own A Home? You May Be Wealthier Than You Think
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—The economy has taken its toll on American households over the last year, leaving many homeowners strapped for cash—but you may not have to be among them. Here’s some good news: If …

Safety

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker New Poll Shows Parents More Pessimistic About K-12 Than Ever

Monday, December 21, 2020

(NAPSI)—A recent poll by EdChoice and Morning Consult reveals some concerning trends in public opinion on K-12 education. Here are the main points: 1. Americans are not impressed with the …

10 Tips For Safer Winter Generator Use
Monday, December 14, 2020

(NAPSI)—If your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep power flowing to your home or business. Just keep safety in mind when using generators, advises the Outdoor Power …

Mask Matters: Why Selecting The Right Mask Provides Pandemic Protection
Friday, December 11, 2020

(NAPSI)—Experts of all sorts now say face masks are a must to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Someone you meet could have the coronavirus and not realize it. Not all masks work equally well, …

Women

Working Daughters Deserve Support

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children of their own, there is little recognition and not enough support. …

Working Daughters Deserve Support
Monday, November 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children of their own, there is little recognition and not enough support. …

Make The Most Of All The Stages Of Your Life
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—On average, women experience change of life at age 51 and, while September has been designated Menopause Awareness Month, any time of year is a good time for women of any age to consider …