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How To Support Veterans’ Families During The Holidays

(NAPSI)—While the holiday season is generally a time of joy and celebration, military families can often experience a very different range of emotions. Active service members and veterans returning …
Rural bike shop owner David Sperstad addresses small business challenges with the help of a mentor.

Rural Entrepreneurs Report Growing Economic Anxiety

5 days ago
 (NAPSI)—Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared …
Your holiday season can be safe as well as sensational.

Prevent Holiday Fires

Monday, November 28
by Brianne Deerwester, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)(NAPSI)—Statistics show that the incidence of home fires and …
The Postal Service has mail and package delivery down to a science.

How Your Holiday Gifts And Cards Get Where They Need To Go

Monday, November 28
(NAPSI)—The daily operations performed by the U.S. Postal Service depend on a vast network of people that collect, transport, …

Unhappy Holidays and How to Avoid Them—Tips from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to Keep Your Mail Safe This Season

Tuesday, November 22

(NAPSI)—Below are some common mistakes people make during the holiday season. These mistakes lead to a lot of frustration for you and pure delight for the bad guys:1. Get swindled. Scammers use …

New Book In The Exciting “Love And Murder...” Series
Friday, November 18

(NAPSI)—A uniquely American vision of love and murder, trauma, and healing around 2026, “Even Climate Change Can’t Stop Love and Murder” is the highly anticipated romantic suspense thriller …

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 15

(NAPSI)—The holidays are right around the corner and sending your mail and packages with the U.S. Postal Service has never been easier or more reliable. With a little planning and the right tools, …

Diabetes Management: It Takes a Team
Tuesday, November 15

(NAPSI)—Almost every American has a family member or friend affected by diabetes, and more than 1 in 10 Americans have the disease. Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, …

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HOLIDAY HINTS

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‘Tis the season to celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, always turn off your decorations when you leave your home and when you’re sleeping.Most …

HOLIDAY DECORATING

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This season, celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, keep decorations at least three …

HOLIDAY SAFETY

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‘Tis the season to celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, remember to water your …

HOLIDAY HINTS

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‘Tis the season to celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, be mindful of how you are …

HOLIDAY SAFETY

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‘Tis the season to celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, always remember to switch …

CLEAR THE OFFICE AIR

Tuesday, November 1
If you work for any of the thirty-two million businesses in the U-S, your office air may need cleaning. Dirty H-VAC systems can …

Pointers On Pets

Wednesday, June 29
You can have healthier, happier pets and a better planet for them to live on—and lower your costs—with a simple switch in your …

LOVE AT FIRST SIP COCKTAIL

Monday, June 27
Hi you guys, it’s me Cynthia Bailey-Hill. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I love love. I’m such a lover of love. I’m a Pisces …

Winning Prizes For Sci Fi Is Not Just A Fantasy

Wednesday, May 11
If you have a vivid imagination, you may see yourself at a glittering awards gala—for real.  First, though, you have to win …

BUILDING PATHS TO BETTER KIDNEY CARE

Thursday, March 3
Chronic kidney disease is a serious condition that affects one in seven U-S adults. Being an active participant in your care is …
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Holiday Safety

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This season, celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, remember to water your Christmas tree daily to keep it fresh and safe. Real trees can dry up and turn …

Holiday Decorating

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This season, celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, keep decorations at least three feet away from heat sources, especially those with an open flame, like …

Holiday Safety Ideas

3 days ago
This season, celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, always turn your decorations off when you leave your home and when you’re sleeping. Most deadly fires …

Holiday Safety Tips

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This season, celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, be mindful of how you use electrical outlets. If you’re using extension cords or adapters that add …

Holiday Hints

3 days ago
This season, celebrate safely. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, always remember to switch off space heaters before leaving the room. It only takes seconds for a fire to …
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Books

Riding Jane Crow: Black Women And The Railroad

Thursday, June 16

(NAPSI)—How to measure freedom and equality in American society? One way may be to look at how Black women are treated on the trains.Hidden History That’s the idea behind Riding Jane Crow, …

Finding A Way Out
Wednesday, June 15

(NAPSI)—A new book, A Way Out of No Way, is a timely new resource that builds on the Christian tradition of making a way out of no way. It offers a six-step approach to innovation, lessons and …

You Could Win Big
Tuesday, May 3

(NAPSI)—How good is your imagination? Can you picture yourself the lauded winner of a writing or illustrating contest, accepting thousands of dollar and the acclaim of famous writers and artists at …

Pets

Top Tips to Brew up a Fun, Festive and Safe Halloween for Pets and Pet Parents

Friday, September 30

by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP*(NAPSI)—Earlier sunsets, colorful leaves and cooler temperatures usher in a new fall season full of delicious autumnal flavors, treasured traditions and new …

Top Three Reasons To Try High-Value Dog Treats
Friday, September 16

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most pet parents, you want to give your pups the best when it comes to special treats.  Here ‘s why, according to the experts on canine health and happiness, …

Flexitarianism For Dogs—For The Environment, For Their Health And For Your Wallet
Tuesday, June 14

(NAPSI)—If U.S. dogs and cats were their own country, they’d rank fifth in global meat consumption. In fact, through their diet, our pets constitute about 25–30% of the environmental impacts …

Home

Ready Outdoor Power Equipment For Winter Storage, Prep Your Snow Thrower

Friday, November 11

(NAPSI)—After your lawn gets its last seasonal cut, it’s time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next? Snow throwers, …

Insurance Tips for California High Risk Area
Thursday, November 10

(NAPSI)—It’s a huge irony—those who live in the most wildfire prone areas are shunned by private insurance companies and relegated to rely on the state-subsidized California Fair Plan. This …

Clear The Company Air
Tuesday, October 25

(NAPSI)—If you work for any of the estimated 32 million business in the U.S., here’s news that might take your breath away: Your office air may need cleaning.It could come as a surprise to some, …

Education / careers

Supporting Clarity In Health Plan Selection

Tuesday, October 25

(NAPSI)—While the open enrollment experience may be virtual, in-person, or a mix of both this year, it remains important that employers are prepared to help get employees and their families in the …

Password Rage—What It Is, How To Avoid It
Tuesday, October 25

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, a frustrating online password process has put you in a bad mood. In fact, according to a recent Aware survey, more than half of consumers report that having to …

Disability:IN Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness with Tips on Building an Inclusive Workforce
Tuesday, October 18

(NAPSI)—Disability:IN, the global nonprofit driving disability inclusion in business, is bringing wider recognition that disability is a strength and competitive advantage to business.“Disability …

Fashion & beauty

What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer

Thursday, November 10

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care for is ever among the 5 million people diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma every year in the U.S., here are a few facts it would be healthy for …

Three Ways A Medicare Advantage Fitness Plan Could Help Reduce Your Health Risks
Wednesday, October 26

(NAPSI)—Have you heard the saying, “Movement is medicine?” Countless studies have shown that physical activity can help reduce the risks of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, …

Tips For Maintaining A White And Healthy Smile
Monday, August 29

(NAPSI)—Taking care of your smile with a daily brushing and flossing routine is the best way to keep teeth clean and healthy. But more and more people in search of an ultra-bright smile are turning …

Charities

Research Suggests An Eye-Heart Connection

Friday, October 28

(NAPSI)—If you are like the majority of Americans, heart disease and eye disease run in your family. So you should know that a growing body of research suggests that eye and heart health are …

You Can Help Ease The Pain Of Sickle Cell Disease
Friday, October 21

(NAPSI)—At just six months of age, Tiereny Bell was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.Understanding Sickle Cell DiseaseThis genetic blood disease can cause extreme pain and life-threatening …

Be A Hero: Give Blood
Friday, October 7

(NAPSI)—As families plan their fall activities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encourages you to make another plan—to donate blood. The need for blood is constant—every …

Environment

OPEI Offers Tips For Storm-Stressed Communities

Friday, September 30

(NAPSI)—Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other storms can damage homes, businesses and communities. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) offers tips to help everyone stay safe during …

Tips To Prevent Wildfire Destruction
Monday, September 26

(NAPSI)—In 2020, 58,950 wildfires burned 10.1 million acres, the second-most acreage impacted in a year since 1960. Nearly 40% of these acres were in California, where 30 people were killed, 8,500 …

Hot Tips For Cooler Weather
Monday, August 29

(NAPSI)—When it looks like winter is coming, there are certain steps you can take to breathe easier at home. In addition to clearing clogged gutters, closing storm windows and prepping the …

Technology

Tis the Season for Streaming! Holiday Movie Tool Simplifies Movie Night

Friday, November 4

(NAPSI)—The next few months will be filled with holiday cheer—not just in spirit, but on our screens. From Thanksgiving hits to Christmas classics, there’s no shortage of holiday movies to …

Avoid Malicious Online Advertisements
Tuesday, November 1

(NAPSI)—Beware, cybercriminals target consumers with malicious ads that use scare tactics to trick them into downloading malware, including ransomware that takes over files to force victims to pay …

New Study Shows Everyone Hates Using Passwords But Generational Differences Persist
Tuesday, October 25

(NAPSI)—Most people are well aware of the shortcomings of passwords. Generally, they just don’t deliver the level of security and convenience you expect. They can be weak, prone to theft and …

Travel

Faith-Based Life Transformation Organization Gets A Transformative Donation

Tuesday, June 14

(NAPSI)—Offering residential and outreach programs to individuals, families, and communities dealing with homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, domestic violence, education, and human …

How To Support Your Pet’s Mental Health This Summer
Wednesday, May 11

by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP (NAPSI)—As pet parents start to fill their summer agendas with outdoor adventures, travel and social gatherings, it’s important for them to consider how plans …

The Time To Indulge In The Perfect Safari Is Now
Wednesday, April 6

(NAPSI)—After these many months of sacrifice and seclusion, isn’t it time for a journey guaranteed to elevate the spirit and soothe the soul?  A luxury African safari is at the top of …

Entertainment

Cheers To A Delightful Halloween

Thursday, October 13

(NAPSI)—If you’re like two out of every three Americans, according to National Retail Federation statistics, you’re ready to find some fun this Halloween. One way may be to invite friends …

Fall Back Into Healthy Habits
Monday, October 3

(NAPSI)—Whether your family has been on its A-game when it comes to dental health or you were subject to the summer slide, the start of the school year is a great chance to reset. While your kids …

Access Free/Low-Cost Internet Through New Federal Program
Friday, September 16

(NAPSI)—A fast, reliable Internet connection has become a critical part of our daily lives. From remote learning and working to networking and searching for jobs, Americans everywhere felt an …

Auto

Getting Road Trip Ready

Friday, July 22

(NAPSI)—Here’s something you should know the next time you’re getting your vehicle ready for a road trip. While you may take steps to prepare for a trip—checking tire pressure and oil levels …

Buy Now, Pay Later: Better Than Ever
Friday, March 25

(NAPSI)—You can get your car fixed today—and spread out payments over months or even up to a year. That’s because of the increasing popularity of the Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) …

Car Repairs Not To Try At Home
Thursday, October 28, 2021

(NAPSI)—When it comes to taking care of cars, all those countless “do it yourself” videos make it all seem so straightforward and easy. So, too many people take matters into …

Seniors

Fight Flu And COVID-19 This Fall

Wednesday, October 19

(NAPSI)—With flu season in full swing and bivalent COVID-19 booster shots widely available, now is the time to act and assess your options for receiving these vaccines. Protect yourself and your …

Don’t Let Flu Season Sneak Up On You
Wednesday, September 7

(NAPSI)—Get the facts, not the flu. For many people, the start of fall means busier schedules and longer to-do lists, but you shouldn’t let your annual flu shot fall to the bottom of that …

American Workers Want Financial, Physical And Mental Wellness Benefits
Wednesday, August 17

(NAPSI)—Open enrollment is quickly approaching and while businesses continue to navigate through economic uncertainties, dynamic shifts and the ongoing Great Resignation, strong benefits offerings …

Finance

Commit To Password Hygiene Or Resign To Getting Hacked

Tuesday, October 25

(NAPSI)—Passwords—they’re so ubiquitous, yet are the source of so many online hacks due to poor password hygiene. According to a recent Aware poll, more than 50 percent of people choose to use …

Debunking The Five Myths That Deter Homeownership
Thursday, October 20

(NAPSI)—Buying a home can seem daunting, especially for first-time homebuyers facing record housing prices, tight supply, and rising interest rates. Quite often, misconceptions about homeownership …

How To Finance Your Startup Business
Tuesday, September 27

(NAPSI)—If you’re wondering how to finance your startup, you’re not alone. Depending on your business, financing it can either be relatively simple, such as drawing on your personal savings, or …

Sports

FIRST Robotics Competition Builds Strong People, Not Just Robots

Monday, April 18

(NAPSI)—When people think about FIRST, they immediately think of high school robotics competitions. But for the 2.5 million students who have participated in FIRST programs worldwide …

Gym Or No Gym? Fitness Expert Tom Holland On Finding Your Ideal Exercise Routine
Friday, March 4

(NAPSI)—They say old habits die hard, but for a lot of people the last two years have proven otherwise. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a seismic shift in the way people view physical and mental …

Choosing The Perfect Personal Trainer
Friday, January 14

by Gini Grimsley, MS, CSCS (NAPSI)—Exercising with a personal trainer has transformed from a luxury amenity into a highly effective lifestyle routine in many people’s health and fitness …

Health

Diabetes’ Hidden Threats To Oral Health

Tuesday, November 1

(NAPSI)—Most people understand that diabetes, a condition caused when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, reducing the body’s ability to fight infection, can cause a number of health …

Tricky Treats: Hits And Misses For Young Teeth
Thursday, October 20

(NAPSI)—As the leaves change to their seasonal shades and jack-o’-lanterns appear on doorsteps, Halloween candy begins to hit supermarket shelves. Fun and festive in color and shape, who can …

Tiktok Trend Exposes Dark Side Of Vaping
Wednesday, October 19

(NAPS)­­—Chest pains. Ventilators. Collapsed lungs. Life support. Young people are warning each other about the dangerous and painful effects of vaping by doing what they do best …

Food

Peanuts Deliver Good Food Fast

Monday, July 18

(NAPSI)—Life today often seems to be in overdrive, leading many Americans to make snack and meal decisions quickly without really thinking about the nutritional makeup of what they’re …

Big Tobacco And The Microplastics Problem
Tuesday, May 24

(NAPSI)—It’s likely you see one of the most common sources of plastic pollution everyday—on the ground, in parking lots, in gutters or at the beach—cigarette butts. This is not trash but …

Smoked Sausage Classic Jambalaya
Wednesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—Mardi Gras is back—Fat Tuesday is March 1—and Jambalaya is an excellent savory recipe to enjoy the return of this ultimate celebration. You can try your hand at the classic New Orleans …

Gift ideas

Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

Monday, April 5, 2021

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a …

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

(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 …

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, …

Government news

Kids Have Migraines, Too: How You Can Help Your Child Navigate Them

Monday, October 3

(NAPSI)—Migraine can happen to anyone, even children and teens. About ten percent of kids aged 5 to 15 experience migraine. Heredity plays an important role in measuring the risk for migraine …

Updated Vaccines: How To Update Your Protection Against COVID This Fall
Friday, September 23

From the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—“Been there, done that.” People are feeling like they’ve heard enough about COVID-19. But staying on top of the …

Updated Vaccines: How To Update Your Protection Against COVID This Fall
Friday, September 23

From the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—“Been there, done that.” People are feeling like they’ve heard enough about COVID-19. But staying on top of the …

Holidays

You Can Help Save A Life

Wednesday, March 23

(NAPSI)—Being a hero and helping repair the world may be easier than many people realize. How? Become a blood stem cell or marrow donor, volunteer or a supporter.The ProblemEvery three minutes, …

Ring In The New Year With An ‘Anti’ Resolution List
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

(NAPSI)—As the world celebrates the new year, many will make an annual list of resolutions and goals, which often include improving overall health and fitness.  As we continue to weather …

Nine Things NOT To Do This Holiday Season
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

(NAPSI)—Keeping your mail secure is always a priority for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, but during the holidays it’s even more important to keep your mail safe and your holidays happy. …

Real estate

Tips To Sell Your Home In Today’s Market

Thursday, September 8

(NAPSI)—The real estate market is cooling down: Home inventory rose 9.6% between May and June. Interest rates are up and inflation is still a problem. Consequently, potential buyers are delaying …

The ABC’s Of 3D House Printing
Tuesday, March 29

(NAPSI)—It may sound futuristic but there are people today living in homes created by a 3-D printer—and you can too. A. What is 3D Printing 3D printing started out as a way to make design …

Your Property Tax Assessment: Too High?
Friday, February 18

(NAPSI)—With inflation rising to 7.5% in January, Arizona residents are feeling the pinch no matter where they turn. From the grocery store to the gas pump, it seems like every cost is out of their …

Safety

Three Fraud Prevention Tips

Friday, September 23

(NAPSI)—Since government pandemic assistance programs have largely come to an end, fraudsters have turned their attention back to developing increasingly clever ways to trick you into giving them …

Boiler Rooms—An Old Stock Scam Gets A Technology Makeover
Friday, September 23

(NAPSI)—While tactics may have changed, “boiler room” operations are still used to pitch dubious investment schemes, according to the experts at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority …

Weathering A Storm Or Power Outage Safely
Wednesday, July 27

(NAPSI)­­—Having the right outdoor power equipment on hand year-round is important—in more ways than many people realize. That’s according to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), …

Women

Maternal Health And Dental Health: How They’re Linked

Wednesday, July 27

(NAPSI)—Every step of the way, women, especially mothers, have a lot to juggle. While trying to conceive, being pregnant, raising children and going through menopause, their to-do lists are long. …

Get The Facts About Fertility, Pregnancy, And COVID-19 Vaccines
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

by the We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign(NAPSI)—Questions and misinformation about the effect of COVID-19 vaccines on fertility and pregnancy have left some people uncertain about …

Get The Facts About Fertility, Pregnancy, And COVID-19 Vaccines
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

by the We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—Questions and misinformation about the effect of COVID-19 vaccines on fertility and pregnancy have left some people uncertain …