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RV Owners are the Surprise Financial Success Story of the Year

(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 …
With the right equipment, taking care of your yard can be almost as delightful as relaxing in it.

Checklist: The Right Equipment To Create The Yard Of Your Dreams

4 days ago
(NAPSI)—These days, many families are spending more time at home and “staycation-ing.” A beautiful landscape improves curb …
You can save money by getting good warranties on new or used ­appliances.

Five Fast Tips To Keep More Of Your Money

Monday, June 22
(NAPSI)—With day-to-day activities affected by the coronavirus, many people greatly reduced their spending. While saving money is …
Helping children grow up strong and healthy are companies and non-profit organizations that provide kids with free meals when schools are closed. You can be part of the solution.

Feeding A Global Need: Youth Hunger And Malnutrition Continue To Grow

Wednesday, June 17
(NAPSI)—According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in the U.S., more than 12 million children receive free or …

Summer Celebrations

Wednesday, June 17

(NAPSI)—Helping people celebrate and connect is at the heart of what 1-800-Flowers does. And while distance is keeping us apart, we can still be there for the moments that count. As we move into …

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

“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 …

Residential Solar + Battery Storage Solutions Protect Against Utility Outages
Tuesday, June 16

(NAPSI)—The market for energy storage is growing—and with good reason. With power disruptions from electrical utilities driven by wildfires, storms, hurricanes and the continued decay of the …

Every Young Man Should Know About This Type Of Cancer Prevention
Tuesday, June 16

(NAPSI)—Young men and those who care about them should consider the story of Max Mallory. At 22 he graduated from college and started his dream job in the video game industry. He landed the job …

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COVID-19: SUPPORT THE NCOA COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

Wednesday, June 10

People are isolated and they’re afraid. This pandemic is not going anywhere. The economic fallout, we haven’t even begun to feel and it’s going to affect our ability to provide those vital …

FRESH STRAWBERRY NAKED LAYER CAKE

Wednesday, June 10
California Strawberries. Puree. Simmer to reduce. Chill. All-purpose flour. Baking powder. Baking soda. Salt. Unsalted butter. Sugar. …

HELPLINE FOR SENIORS

Wednesday, June 10
Securities Helpline for Seniors is a toll-free number that investors can call. Ten-thousand Americans will turn sixty-five years old …

TRUST

Wednesday, June 3
Trust. It’s as vital as the air we breathe. Now more than ever before, quality matters. Standards matters. For her. For him. For …

WE ARE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Wednesday, May 27
American Red Cross. American Red Cross.  Responding to disasters. Collecting lifesaving blood. Supporting the nation’s …

AMERICAN HUMANE COVID-19 EFFORTS

Thursday, May 21
During the COVID-19 pandemic, kindness is more important than ever, especially to our four-legged friends. One organization has been …

MAKING LIFE BETTER

Thursday, May 21
This may make you feel like singing: Smule is a global online community of music lovers who sing popular songs, make friends and have …

MOVING IDEAS

Thursday, May 21
If you and your family plan to move soon, you’ll be pleased to know that moving is considered an essential service by the federal …

THE POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERS

Thursday, May 21
We live in uncertain times. However, there is one thing you can be certain of. The men and women of the United States Postal Service. …

NEWS FOR OLDER AMERICANS

Thursday, May 14
Do you need assistance finding local programs that can help you get food or address other critical needs that have arisen due to …
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GAME-CHANGING CONNECTIVITY

Thursday, June 4
Technology can be a big boon for small businesses. Here are five game changers for your business: ultra-reliable internet, gigabit—ready connectivity and advanced voice solutions to connect you …

TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AND CONNECTED DURING A MOVE

Thursday, May 28
Planning a move, even in the midst of a pandemic, can be a little less stressful if you heed these tips:  By following some simple, common sense guidelines from the Centers for Disease …

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Thursday, May 28
For more than twenty years, the Lustgarten Foundation has been dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer researchers at the forefront of the most promising breakthroughs in earlier detection and better …

MAKING LIFE BETTER

Tuesday, May 26
This may make you feel like singing: Smule is a global online community of music lovers who sing popular songs, make friends and have fun, singing together and with such superstars as Lewis Capaldi …

MOVING IDEAS

Thursday, May 21
If you and your family plan to move soon, you’ll be pleased to know that moving is considered an essential service by the federal government. To keep consumers and movers healthy and safe during …
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Books

A Fantastic Collection Of Science Fiction

Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—Aspiring writers and artists can find inspiration and a forum and sci-fi/fantasy lovers a good time in the latest volume of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers & Illustrators of the Future …

Futuristic Fiction; Family Secrets; Women’s Movement Memoir; “ReNaturing” Yourself
Tuesday, June 2

“Gravity Is Heartless” by Sarah Lahey  (NAPSI)—The year is 2050. Automated cities, vehicles and homes are now standard; artificial intelligence, CRISPR gene editing and quantum …

Changing History; Fractured Europe; Fractured Families; Coming Of Age In The Deep South
Thursday, May 28

“Time Is Irreverent” by Marty Essen (NAPSI)—What if you could change history and eliminate the Spanish Inquisition, American slavery, World War II, global warming, and an egomaniacal …

Pets

U.S. Postal Service Offers Tips To Stop Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers

Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course, you couldn’t, but it happened 5,803 times last year across the nation.   Dearborn, MI, Letter Carrier …

Giving The Gift Of Love
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. …

Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Thursday, December 5, 2019

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role …

Home

Get Ready: 10 Tips To Help Home And Business Owners Prepare Ahead Of Storms, Hurricanes And Floods

Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—The preparations you make now, ahead of storms, floods or hurricanes, can help you recover faster and stay safe during cleanup. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an …

Work At Home In Comfort And Safety
Wednesday, June 10

(NAPSI)—According to Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association, window film makes a lot of sense for homeowners eager to save money on their energy bills.  …

Be Cool And Save Money
Monday, June 8

(NAPSI)—Many Americans may be surprised to learn that almost half their utility bill goes toward heating and cooling their home. Fortunately, the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program offers resources …

Education / careers

Schools, Parents And COVID-19

Thursday, May 28

(NAPSI)—K–12 education has gone through a seismic shift in the wake of COVID-19. Parents are finding themselves thrust into homeschooling, and educators, into virtual schooling. EdChoice, a …

Ticket To Work Helped Matt Build His Future
Friday, May 8

(NAPSI)—It may be easier for people with disabilities to achieve financial independence than they realize with Social Security’s free and voluntary Ticket to Work (Ticket) program.  Adults …

Online Writing Course
Friday, May 8

(NAPSI)—“There are stories yet unwritten,” said Orson Scott Card, author of the acclaimed “Ender’s Game.” So he and all fiction fans can have a better chance to get to read them, …

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

‘Breathe Easier’ Healthcare Donation Program

Wednesday, May 27

(NAPSI)—Healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic are in desperate need of creative solutions to the lack of personal protective gear and supplies that help block harmful airborne …

How Communities Can Fight The Coronavirus Pandemic And PPE Shortage
Monday, April 20

(NAPSI)—As devastating as Corona­virus (COVID-19) is, there are some bright spots. Consider this: With healthcare workers facing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), …

That Was Me
Friday, April 17

It wasn’t long ago that I was spending most of my days at Boys and Girls Clubs, just like her. Or just like him.I didn’t realize back then how crucial it was for Boys and Girls clubs to have the …

Environment

New Energy Storage Technologies to Support Renewables Post COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3

(NAPSI)—Cleaner air can improve public health, maybe even save lives. Fortunately, renewable energy resources—wind, sun, hydropower and the like—are now producing more electricity than coal. …

Keep Calm And Don’t Bug Out About The Asian Giant Hornet
Monday, June 1

by Dick Rogers, principal scientist and entomologist, Bayer Bee Care Program  (NAPSI)—Scientific information can ease the fears of many people concerned about the arrival of the Asian …

Early Treatment Key To Managing Seasonal Diseases In Cattle
Wednesday, May 13

(NAPSI)—Two of the more common production-impacting health issues cattlemen see in their herds this time of year are foot rot and pinkeye. Left untreated, each can lead to more serious, chronic …

Technology

Game-Changing Connectivity

Wednesday, May 13

(NAPSI)—Technology is essential for any small business, whether a landscaper, retail establishment, consulting firm or just about anything else. Below are five technologies to strengthen and …

The Public Health Threat No One Talks About: Loneliness
Tuesday, May 12

(NAPS)—There is a public health threat looming across the United States that’s not visible to most but affects nearly half of all Americans daily: loneliness. Social isolation is as bad for your …

Tips for Staying Safe and Connected During a Move
Tuesday, May 12

(NAPSI)—Planning a move can be stressful, but planning a move in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic brings a new set of challenges. Stay safe and connected with some smart pre-move planning; …

Travel

PSAT/NMSQT Score Release Provides Students And Educators With Tools And Learning Opportunities

Thursday, January 9

(NAPSI)—Every autumn, more than 4 million sophomores and juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT. When students get their test results in December, they get much more than a score—they get an …

FREEFORM™ Seat Technology: A Car Owner’s Dream
Thursday, January 9

(NAPSI)—Automotive seat design has become a crucial consideration for automakers as consumers spend more time in their vehicles, and as interior comfort becomes a major competitive …

Children’s Book Holiday Gift Ideas
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

“The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions” by Tracey Hecht (NAPSI)—Animals disappearing without a trace? In the first book of the critically acclaimed four-book middle-grade …

Entertainment

Four Powerful Stories Of Love, Growth And The Soul

Monday, May 18

“Rachael’s Return” by Janet Rebhan (NAPSI)—Caroline Martin has everything but the thing her soul craves most: a daughter. During a routine hysterectomy, she unwittingly aborts the …

Turn Your Summer Vacation Into A Staycation
Monday, May 18

by Samantha Clayton, certified personal trainer (NAPSI)—For many people, social distancing brings concern about summer plans. In previous years, summertime was when families planned their …

Wicked Humor, Self Help, Poignant Personal Stories, Creating The Right Culture
Thursday, May 14

“Enemy Queen” by Robert Steven Goldstein (NAPS)—Full of wicked humor, artful eroticism, scintillating dialogue, and a bit of intrigue, “Enemy Queen” is an exhilarating romp set in …

Auto

Protecting Your Ability To Drive Safely For As Long As Possible

Tuesday, February 4

(NAPSI)—Driving a car means maintaining independence for many older adults. Driving allows you to shop, see friends and family, keep up with medical appointments, and avoid social isolation. …

No Need To ‘Warm Up’ Modern Vehicles In Cold Weather
Friday, January 31

(NAPSI)—When the weather is cold, many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures …

Floors Fit For Your Vehicle
Saturday, December 21, 2019

(NAPSI)—Good news for caring car, truck and SUV owners: When you’re looking to keep the high-traffic floor areas in your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or Fiat vehicle as neat and clean as …

Seniors

What’s Your Advance Care Plan?

Tuesday, May 26

(NAPSI)—No matter your stage of life, it’s always a good idea to have a long-range care plan in place. A good way to begin is to talk candidly with your family and friends. By starting the …

Shoppers Save Big On Groceries With Healthy Savings® Powered By AARP Foundation
Wednesday, May 13

(NAPSI)—Good nutrition is important at any age. But for older adults on a tight budget, regular access to nutritious foods can be limited—and expensive. A new program aims to change that by …

Help During The Health Crisis
Monday, April 20

(NAPSI)—To help the growing numbers of older adults who have questions or need support as the nation weathers the COVID-19 crisis, the Eldercare Locator stands ready to connect people with …

Finance

Fraud And Coronavirus

Monday, April 20

(NAPSI)—The warning bells are ringing. From regulators, law enforcement agencies and consumer organizations around the globe, the message is clear: Fraudulent schemes related to the coronavirus …

How to Get Wages to Your Workers Immediately
Tuesday, April 14

(NAPSI)—Amid the economic fallout stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, many lower-income and hourly workers need access to their earned wages immediately, versus waiting the traditional two-week pay …

A Simple Recipe For Successfully Digitizing Your Business
Thursday, April 9

(NAPSI)—Technology can accelerate business outcomes virtually overnight. But today, with so many options available, choosing what to buy can be a daunting task. Even …

Sports

Facts On Fuel From An Expert Boater

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(NAPSI)—As an avid boater, I always eagerly anticipate the transition from winter into spring and summer because it means my family and I can get back out on the water. Much goes into properly …

Getting Into The Swing Made Easier
Monday, May 20, 2019

(NAPSI)—As golf remains a significant piece of business and social culture, it’s important for women to feel confident on the course. Knowing the basics of the game could encourage …

Footballer Jerry Rice Makes Big Play For Kidney Health
Monday, May 20, 2019

(NAPSI)—Fans might think Jerry Rice, at 56, should be satisfied to sail silently into the sunset reflecting on his Pro Football Hall of Fame status, three Super Bowl rings, and two decades in …

Health

The Trendiest Avocado Techniques For California Avocado Month

Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—Some trends never go out of style, and avocado toast is one that has defined the last decade. Kicking off the month of June, in celebration of California Avocado Month, the California …

Three Ways To Relieve Arthritis Pain
Wednesday, June 10

by Dr. Bob Arnot (NAPSI)—Over the course of my career as a physician, chief medical correspondent and war correspondent, I’ve been exposed to a wide variety of pain management drugs and …

California Sweetpotato Blueberry Yogurt Muffins
Thursday, June 4

(NAPSI)—If you’re looking for a healthy start to your day, give California Sweetpotato Blueberry Yogurt Muffins a try. Chock full of nutrient-dense ingredients such as blueberries, yogurt and …

Food

Stock Up On Healthful Food

Tuesday, June 2

(NAPSI)—During these challenging times, people are avoiding the supermarket and, instead, stocking up on shelf-stable and frozen foods. Unfortunately, these can often be loaded with preservatives …

The Safety Of Mushrooms: From Harvest To Home
Tuesday, April 28

(NAPSI)—With new procedures and protocols from the impact of COVID-19, mushroom farms around the country are building on their strong foundations of safety.  Consider Maria. Before she …

This Spring Welcomes A Robust California Avocado Season
Thursday, April 2

(NAPSI)—When it’s springtime in California, vibrant colors and dynamic flavors start to emerge thanks to the abundance of fresh and local produce, including fresh California avocados, that become …

Gift ideas

Four Captivating Reads To Fill Your Days

Tuesday, May 5

“L.A.’s Last Street Cop” by Al Moreno (NAPSI)—It’s been called probably the most entertaining and chilling police tale you’ll read this year. This gripping memoir vividly …

Facing Life’s Obstacles With Two Works of Fiction and Two Poignant Memoirs
Thursday, April 30

“Feels Like Falling” by Kristy Woodson Harvey (NAPSI)—You’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. …

How To Make Mother’s Day From Anywhere
Wednesday, April 29

(NAPSI)—For many Americans, this May 10 will be a Mother’s day like no other. Some families have been home together for weeks and developed a new appreciation for all their mother does. Others …

Government news

An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement

Friday, March 6

(NAPSI)—Saving for retirement can be challenging when juggling competing financial priorities, such as building short-term savings, paying off debt, and just covering basic living expenses. The …

Poll Finds Illinoisans Support Energy Industry And DAPL Optimization
Wednesday, February 26

(NAPSI)—On March 5th and 6th the Illinois Commerce Commission will gather to consider the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Optimization plan to increase crude oil throughput of …

Protect Yourself From Social Security Scams
Wednesday, February 12

(NAPSI)—Calls and e-mails from scammers pretending to be government employees are widespread. Social Security phone scams are the #1 scam reported to the Federal Trade Commission. Chances are …

Holidays

Let Flowers Express Your Feelings

Thursday, February 6

(NAPSI)—Valentine’s is fast approaching, and whether you’ve been in a relationship for a long time already or you’re just beginning one, this is the opportunity to express …

Holiday Season Jobs For Students
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among America’s estimated 20 million college students, the holidays could include a particular present for you: a great seasonal job. The …

How To Choose A Christmas Tree: Tips From Expert Arborist Mark Chisholm
Friday, December 6, 2019

(NAPSI)—There’s more to decking the halls with just the right Christmas tree than many people realize. Here are seven hints that can help: Select Your Location Before you head to …

Real estate

Moving Safely During the Coronavirus Crisis

Wednesday, May 20

(NAPSI)—If you and your family plan to move soon, you’ll be pleased to know that moving is considered an essential service.  How professional movers go about that, however, varies from …

It Doesn’t Have To Cost 6 Percent To Sell A Home
Monday, January 28, 2019

(NAPSI)—If you’re thinking about selling a home, you may have wondered: “What, really, does a real estate agent do to earn a 6 percent commission?” In the past, real estate agents had to …

Safety

As World Faces Health Crises, New Report Finds Trust Is Vital

Tuesday, May 26

(NAPSI)—Recently, health experts gathered online to forecast the future of medicine. One theme: the increasing frequency of global crises.  Now, COVID-19 has brought this hypothetical threat …

COVID-19 Can Cause Kidney Injury, Yet Most Americans Don’t Know It
Thursday, May 21

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Harris Poll, too many people don’t know all they should about the dangers of coronavirus—particularly how it can affect the kidneys.  COVID-19, it seems, …

Kitchen Design with Health and Ergonomics in Mind
Wednesday, May 13

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re among the 50 million Americans over 65 (90 percent of whom hope to continue to age at home), the 60 percent of families with children at home, have other ability issues or …

Women

In Honor of Women: Gender Gaps At A Glimpse

Wednesday, March 4

(NAPSI)—As we honor America’s approximately 169 million women this month, let us keep in mind where progress has been made while also calling out where access to opportunities are still not equal. …

Healthy Eating And Physical Activity For Life
Friday, January 10

(NAPSI)—No matter what stage of life you’re in—whether you’re an adult, an older person, a pregnant woman or a parent—consuming healthy foods and beverages, combined …

More Great Reading Ideas--Tracking The Human Journey And A Heart-Pounding Mystery
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“Today I Choose Me” by Dr. Lisa Lewis Ellis (NAPSI)—Every day when we wake up, we have choices. Often when women make choices, they think of everyone but themselves: their spouse, …