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(StatePoint) Many parents may be considering tablets, laptops or smartphones as holiday gifts. Indeed, more than 85 percent of American kids now have mobile devices, and this number is on the rise. And they don’t just use them for games, movies and Facebook. They use them for homework, to collaborate on school projects, and some even are integrated into classrooms.
(StatePoint) Anything to make entertaining easier is a welcome gift around the holiday season.
(StatePoint) Traveling this holiday season? Even if you aren’t in the comfort of your own home, you can make the experience special for your family. From decorating your hotel room to welcoming Santa, there are ways you can still enjoy those holiday traditions that are near and dear to you.
(StatePoint) Hunting can be a rewarding sport, providing billions of pounds of organic, free-range deer meat to outdoorsmen each year. By following certain guidelines when hunting deer, elk or any other animal, you can ensure a more successful hunt and fill your freezer.
(StatePoint) Want to be the host with the most this holiday season? Holiday entertaining can be particularly tricky, as everything has to be just right. But you don’t have to let it stress you out, say experts.
Between decorating your home and preparing the year’s most important meal, you may lose steam by the time you get to the sweet stuff.
From weather extremes to harsh cleansing products, there is no end to what can trigger irritated skin. For those with a particularly sensitive epidermis, itchy outbreaks may seem like a way of life, especially during the cooler months.
These days, many of us lead busy lives that are short on two things: time and money. And while this may pose a challenge when it comes to supporting local nonprofit organizations, there are ways you can give back to the community, no matter what your schedule or financial situation looks like.
For many sports fans “tailgate” is their favorite word of the season -- a time to party-hearty in the great outdoors, or at least in a huge stadium parking lot.
Finally fixing that loose step? Planning to use power tools? Doing your own home repairs and projects can feel empowering, but if done improperly, it can be dangerous too.
From playing basketball to painting a picture to cutting with scissors, motor skills are at the basis of all of our movements. And while these abilities may be innate, fine motor skills must be developed and refined through practice. Experts say it’s crucial for parents to offer children opportunities to reinforce these vital skills.
In an age of economic uncertainty, being indispensable at work is crucial to job security. And while developing specific professional skills is important, some experts say that there are intangible factors that are even more important for your long-term success.
During the school year, the family schedule can be jam packed. The morning schedule may not always accommodate homemade breakfasts or a leisurely read of the day’s headlines, and you may not find the time to stop by your favorite coffee shop for that delicious cup of Joe.
There may be some credence to the old saying that “beauty comes from within.” Scientific research shows that the appearance of your largest, most visible organ -- your skin -- can be directly affected by the vitamins, nutrients and minerals you feed your body.
Having trouble sticking to your diet? When your body doesn’t respond to your efforts the way you expect, it’s easy to lose the motivation to continue.
Parents don’t need to wait until their children are heading to kindergarten to incorporate learning into their everyday lives. In fact, the sooner they start, the better, as studies show that younger minds are better able to absorb new information.
For many Americans, reaching their financial goals seems like a near impossible task.
Creative decorating solutions are needed when decorating your rental space. Make sure you are complying with the rental rules and regulations.
Whether you’re a serious at-home chef or a casual cook, a kitchen renovation should be more than a superficial makeover. By improving the functionality of the space, you can pave the way toward better cooking and happier hosting.
Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums -- if dental health is even mentioned at all.
Cooking from the garden is not like cooking from the store. There’s nothing more tasty, nutritious and satisfying than fresh, homemade meals made from the fruits, vegetables and herbs you grew yourself.
Taking a vacation?
The busy back-to-school season can be riddled with all kinds of emotions for both parents and kids. From new schedules to new school supplies, a headache may not be far behind.
Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified.
What your children eat during the school day not only affects their health and wellness, but proper nutrition can benefit them academically as well. Take care to pack lunches and snacks that will serve your children well on both counts!
Families are always looking for a trip that is fun, affordable, and memorable for everyone.
As more of our correspondence takes place electronically -- from shopping to banking statements to love letters -- it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the influx of email received on a daily basis.
During the rush of the back-to-school season, the focus is all on school, homework and scheduled activities. And with so much down time revolving around televisions, computers and handheld devices, it can be difficult for families to find time to simply be spontaneous and playful.
For generations, families have been visiting National Parks to experience the best that America has to offer. But recently, budget cuts have taken their toll on National Park Service sites nationwide.
Trying to avoid the dreaded "Freshman 15" weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn't have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. But nutrition advice doesn’t always account for people’s varied lifestyles, health needs and tastes.
From high blood pressure to cancer, serious ailments often strike, despite our best efforts to maintain good health.
It’s widely known that bad breath isn’t just unpleasant, but a sign of poor dental hygiene and potential dental problems. But what about our pets? Sometimes our dogs and cats have the smelliest breath of all and yet many pet owners believe this is okay.
One of the big challenges college students face is adjusting to a rigorous academic lifestyle. But an even bigger trial than cramming for exams is learning to survive on one’s own.