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Gifts That Do A World Of Good

(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 …
Families can get together—at least virtually—to celebrate good times with the help of a new app.

Eat, Love, Snap, Share

5 days ago
(NAPSI)—These days, it’s still essential for families to stay connected. The last months have been challenging. More than ever …
For happier holidays, follow the Post Office guidelines to get all your cards and gifts to friends and on time.

Simple Packing Tips To Ship Holiday Gifts

Monday, November 23
(NAPSI)—Packing and shipping gifts across town, across the country or around the world for the holidays is easy, provided you follow …
A new home at holiday time can be safe, comfortable and connected.

Moving Ideas

Friday, November 20
(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 …

Pop Up New Traditions This Holiday Season

Friday, November 20

(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 …

Get Educated During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period
Friday, November 20

(NAPSI)—Over 61 million people are enrolled in Medicare. As of October 15, individuals age 65 and older can make changes to their coverage and enroll in a Medicare plan during the annual open …

Long-Term Care Planning Made Easy: Find A Plan That’s Right For You
Thursday, November 19

(NAPSI)—You may already be aware of what long-term care is, whether it’s through personal experience caregiving for a loved one who needs daily assistance, or knowing a family member or friend …

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

(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 …

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How Do You Know You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Tuesday, November 3

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 dusting more often than regular. Another tell-tale sign is return …

CONTEST CORNER

Thursday, August 27
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 …

MAKING LIFE BETTER

Thursday, August 13
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, August 13
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 …

WE ARE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Thursday, August 13
American Red Cross. American Red Cross.  Responding to disasters. Collecting lifesaving blood. Supporting the nation’s …

FRESH STRAWBERRY NAKED LAYER CAKE

Thursday, August 13
California Strawberries. Puree. Simmer to reduce. Chill. All-purpose flour. Baking powder. Baking soda. Salt. Unsalted butter. Sugar. …

HELPLINE FOR SENIORS

Thursday, August 13
Securities Helpline for Seniors is a toll-free number that investors can call. Ten-thousand Americans will turn sixty-five years old …

TRUST

Thursday, August 13
Trust. It’s as vital as the air we breathe. Now more than ever before, quality matters. Standards matters. For her. For him. For …

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

Thursday, August 13
People are isolated and they’re afraid. This pandemic is not going anywhere. The economic fallout, we haven’t even begun to feel …
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Tips To Help You Keep Your Money

Thursday, November 5
A solid financial plan can help you save money. Here’s how: Make a budget, focusing on what you control. For example, eat more meals at home. Buy used or refurbished electronics. You can find great …

PET PEEVES

Thursday, November 5
According to Chris Johnson, Safety Awareness Program Manager for the U-S Postal Service, dogs love the great outdoors, but when your mail carrier arrives, make sure your dog is properly restrained …

Create Healthy Habits During a Pandemic

Thursday, November 5
While it’s true the pandemic has made some simple acts more complicated, it also offers an opportunity for long-term, healthy habits. Follow these tips to change your fitness routine and diet: Be …

Hints for Homeowners: Time To Clean the Air Ducts

Thursday, November 5
Duct cleaning’s never really a normal thing to think about—until there’s a problem. How can a homeowner tell? You may find you’re dusting more often. Another tell-tale sign is finding a grimy …

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 …
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Books

As the Summer Heats Up, Check Out These Four Great Reads

Tuesday, July 21

“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

“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 …

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 …

Pets

Mutt Mulligan, TurfMutt Spokesdog, Celebrates Adoptaversary, Her First Year Wearing The Superhero Cape

Wednesday, October 21

(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 …

From the Creator & Star of CHEATERS, Tommy Habeeb, “To The Rescue”: Saved Dogs and Their Grateful Families, Airs Weekly on Saturdays
Friday, October 9

(NAPSI)—The heartwarming stories of abandoned dogs and the grateful families who save them are documented in the half-hour weekly syndicated docu-series “To The Rescue.” Airing nationwide, the …

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 …

Home

Snow Thrower Safety Tips: Keep Best Practices In Mind This Winter

Tuesday, November 17

(NAPSI)—Clearing snow and ice from driveways, sidewalks and parking lots is no small job. You rely on your outdoor power equipment to do the heavy lifting, and it’s important to keep safety in …

Five Fast Tips To Keep More Of Your Money
Thursday, November 5

(NAPSI)—With day-to-day activities affected by the coronavirus, many people greatly reduced their spending. While saving money is great, a solid financial plan is even better. Here are hints on …

Start Saving Today, Tomorrow, and for Good
Friday, October 23

(NAPSI)—When times are tough, it feels good to do what you can, and maybe spread a little added joy with the proceeds. For example, putting extra money in your pockets, while protecting the planet …

Education / careers

Working Daughters Deserve Support

Wednesday, November 18

(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

(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. …

Manufacturing, Technology: Saving The Workforce
Monday, November 16

by Emily McGrath (NAPSI)—If you have a job—or wish you did—or a child in school, a new way of looking at technology, education and the world of work may prove good news for you. …

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

Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You

Monday, November 16

(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 …

Water Stations Keep Kids Safe, Hydrated In School
Tuesday, November 3

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever been the parent of a school-aged child, you know the drill. A new school year means a new list of required school supplies. And these days the list is definitely different. …

Virtual Holiday Drives
Monday, November 2

(NAPSI)—There are two easy and fully virtual ways to ensure the holiday season is bright for youth in foster care this year through Treehouse. The nonprofit partners with thousands of youth to …

Environment

7 Tips for Readying Your Outdoor Power Equipment for Winter Storage Prep Equipment for Season Changes, Save Time and Future Headaches

Friday, October 9

(NAPSI)—After your lawn gets its last cut before winter, it will be time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next? Snow …

Unicorns Of The Sea Share Their Secrets
Tuesday, September 29

(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 …

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

(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 …

Technology

Stay Informed By Subscribing To Texts From Ticket To Work

Monday, November 2

(NAPSI)—Getting a job may not be as difficult as some people fear thanks to innovative efforts by a government agency. For example, on July 15, 2020, Social Security launched a campaign to …

The Way We Work: New Tools Tackle Old Barriers
Monday, November 2

(NAPSI)—Generations of people with disabilities have faced the challenge of figuring out how to best contribute their skills and talents in workplaces that weren’t originally designed with them …

A Grandparent’s Best Friend
Thursday, September 24

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news for America’s approximately 70 million grandparents: A growing problem that has been bugging families since the advent of the digital photo revolution—“Where is the …

Travel

You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease

Monday, August 24

(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

(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 …

Upcoming National Museum To Honor All Soldiers
Tuesday, August 18

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you know is a soldier, Army veteran, Army family member or other proud military supporter, you can become a permanent part of history at the National Museum of the United …

Entertainment

New Treats And Traditions For Your Little Goblins

Wednesday, October 14

(NAPSI)—With in-person trick-or-treating in question these days, many Washington parents are re-thinking ways for their children to celebrate Halloween.  If going door-to-door is not an …

Easy Buttermilk Mashed Sweetpotatoes
Tuesday, October 6

(NAPSI)—Side dishes are often the best part of a meal, and mashed potatoes are among the top contenders. Here’s a very simple take on that old favorite with a modern twist—mashed California …

Rebounding Your Way To Better Fitness
Wednesday, September 9

(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 …

Auto

Car Buying Tips

Friday, July 31

(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

(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 …

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. …

Seniors

Many Older Americans Heading Into The Holidays Feeling Depressed

Monday, November 16

(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 …

Financial Difficulties During a Global Pandemic: Why It Is Important To Start Saving For Retirement, Despite Your Age
Thursday, November 5

(NAPSI—The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Americans in more ways than one. With the ups and downs the market has experienced since the start of the pandemic, it’s important that working Americans …

NIDDK’s 70th Anniversary Marks Advances in Medical Research
Wednesday, September 30

(NAPSI)—This year, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past seven decades, NIDDK-supported research has furthered our …

Finance

Comfort For Your Family

Wednesday, October 7

(NAPSI)—Here’s a look at something you may not like to think about—but could still be good to know: a funeral concierge can help you navigate planning a funeral and negotiating related …

3 Ways To Get The House You Want
Tuesday, October 6

(NAPSI)—Over five million homes are sold in America every year, according to realtors. If you’d like one of them to be yours, there are a few facts you should know.  In a perfect world, …

Save Money On Shipping
Friday, October 2

(NAPSI)—Your company can get money from a surprising source: the Post Office. That’s because the U.S. Postal Service now has a program that gives credits to registered businesses that use …

Sports

Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

Thursday, October 22

(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 …

Here To Stay, Online Fitness Offers Multiple Benefits
Wednesday, July 29

(NAPSI)—You may know regular exercise and physical activity enhance your physical health and emotional well-being, boost your energy level and quality of life, but recent developments in fitness …

Staying Healthy in Stressful Times
Wednesday, July 22

(NAPSI)—You may be feeling stressed during these challenging times, but stress can affect your physical and emotional health. Learn how to manage your stress so that you can stay healthy and cope …

Health

Supporting Children And Teens In Managing Their Diabetes

Wednesday, November 18

(NAPSI)—Diabetes is not just an adult disease. It’s one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children and teens in the United States. Today, it affects about 193,000 youth under 20 …

What Kids Care About: Education And The Coronavirus
Monday, November 2

(NAPSI)—The debate over schools reopening during the pandemic has included a great deal of feedback from educators and parents. But what about the students themselves: How are they feeling? Are …

Making Diet Decisions During A Pandemic
Monday, November 2

(NAPSI)—Dreadful as the pandemic has been, for some people it has meant a positive health change. Three in 10 Americans made a major change to their diet during this time, according to new …

Food

Start A Few New Traditions This Holiday Season

Monday, November 16

(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 …

Naturally Boost Your Immunity Year-Round With Vitamin C-Rich Frozen Strawberries
Thursday, October 1

(NAPSI)—As greater importance is placed on building strong immune systems these days, nutrients such as vitamin C are gaining in popularity. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, fruits …

When Sending A Gift From Your Garden, Beware: Don’t Pack A Pest
Thursday, September 10

(NAPSI)—While gardeners enjoy their harvests, many want to share their bounty with friends and family who live far away. But that could be a problem. Invasive pests can hitchhike on homegrown …

Gift ideas

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 …

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 …

Government news

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Are You At Risk?

Monday, October 19

(NAPSI)—Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in the United States. NAFLD is typically a silent disease with few or no symptoms, and most people have no …

Family Caregivers Of Veterans Eligible For Free Professional Help
Monday, October 5

(NAPSI)—The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have launched an emergency respite care fund for the family caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. The …

Supporting Workers’ Mental Health
Wednesday, September 23

(NAPSI)—The challenges brought to daily life by the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred many businesses to consider ways they can support employees’ mental health.  For help, businesses can …

Holidays

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 …

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 …

The Holiday Gift Guide You Don’t Want To Miss: A Book For Every Member Of The Family
Saturday, December 21, 2019

(NAPSI)—Good news for last-minute shoppers: You can give the gift of reading this year. A book is truly a gift that keeps on giving, and to make giving books easier than ever, Shadow Mountain …

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

Don’t Risk A Ticket. Avoid Parking In Spots Reserved For People With Disabilities

Wednesday, September 23

(NAPSI)—In the harried competition for close-in spots, normally courteous drivers engage in all kinds of parking taboos, many involving the use of parking spaces designated for the more than 30 …

Talk To Your Healthcare Provider About A Better Way To Treat Migraine
Tuesday, September 22

(NAPSI)—Contrary to popular belief, migraine is not just a bad headache. It’s a serious, often incapacitating, neurological disease.1 In addition to serious pain, migraine can also cause nausea …

Online Recovery Provides New Hope for People Battling Addiction
Monday, September 21

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the more than 42 million Americans battling addiction and struggling with the isolation and stress of the pandemic, there’s a ray of hope and a …

Women

Make The Most Of All The Stages Of Your Life

Wednesday, September 16

(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 …

A Dozen Helpful Hints For Building Your Company
Thursday, August 27

(NAPSI)—Now is an excellent time to start or grow a business. While this may seem surprising, there are several reasons and very simple ways to go about it. For one thing, consumer needs and …

Seventy-two Percent Of Women Want To Be Entrepreneurs, New Study Reveals
Tuesday, August 4

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news about the economy: Around the world, entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic development and growth. It can also be empowering for women and other previously …