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(StatePoint) Whether venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart can help you get the most out of your vacation without over-spending.
(BPT) - Are you ready to say goodbye to diapers, strollers and bottles? Are your kids starting school and becoming more self-sufficient?
(BPT) - Cold weather often brings many tasks to mind, such as shoveling snow, conducting car maintenance and preparing for holiday fun. However, one preparation often overlooked by many Americans is how to keep their families safe during the peak season for home fires.
(NAPSI)—At holiday time, successful baking is more important than ever; favorite recipes, family dinners and annual traditions count on it. With baking season right around the corner, here is a fresh idea for better baking: Start the season with new ingredients. For the best baking results, ingredients such as baking powder, baking soda, and flour must be fresh.
(NAPSI)—Every day, more than 150 Americans are injured after falling from heights. Here’s how you can avoid becoming part of this painful statistic.
A new study by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) shows that overall, high school students in Pima County are using fewer drugs than they were in 2012, the last year data was collected.
(BPT) - Having a happy holiday shouldn’t mean stretching your finances paper thin. But many Americans already know they’ll likely go over their holiday budgets this year, which can mean financial stress in the new year. Fortunately, a few unexpected tricks and shopping strategies can help make your holiday dollars go further – and you might even have a few bucks leftover for yourself.
(NewsUSA) - From farm to table, much about food production has changed -- for both farmers and consumers. Like any other business, farmers must adapt to a changing world -- one that will see its population grow to 9.6 billion by 2050. With finite resources, it will take innovation and a variety of technologies to meet the world's food demand. This includes using new technologies like biotechnology (also referred to as genetic engineering), which can help produce more food on the same amount of land, without having to destroy wildlife habitats.
(StatePoint) Minerals are vital to manufacturing products and technologies that propel the U.S. economy, fostering innovation and supporting U.S. industrial competitiveness. A growing global population, and development of new technologies and products that rely on greater combinations of minerals, have increased demand for raw materials.
The nation’s housing industry managed to dodge the remaining potholes that continue to mar the road to full recovery, and in the process, turned in a strong showing in September. Housing starts surpassed the million mark for the third time this year, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Rising 6.3 percent during the month and 17.8 percent year-over-year, groundbreakings reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units.
(BPT) - A new national Cyber Monday shopping survey from FatWallet.com found that shoppers think Cyber Monday deals rank second best, just behind Black Friday deals. Everyone is looking for great deals this holiday season, but also think the convenience of being able to shop from home or the office is important. The infographic below reveals what Cyber Monday shoppers are planning to purchase, when they will shop and how they will save while checking off their holiday shopping list. Visit FatWallet.com to compare and shop for all the top stores’ Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals in one money-saving resource.
(BPT) - When you hear the word cancer, which cancers come to mind?
(BPT) - As the Department of Defense continues its drawdown of American military personnel after decades of major troop deployment, tens of thousands of American troops are preparing to transition out of the military and back into civilian life. The transition will be easier for some than others; but with a solid plan and access to helpful resources, returning heroes can find success and satisfaction in a post-military career.
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.
(BPT) - Driving your newborn home from the hospital is when you know your life has changed. Car safety before kids is relatively simple, but after your first child is born, it becomes more complicated, especially when it comes to proper car seat installation.
(BPT) - Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules. And as federal recommendations on car seats continue to evolve, parents have one more thing to stay on top of.
(BPT) - The life of a homeowner is unpredictable. It is inevitable you will encounter necessary home fixes and even an occasional disaster. From storm-damaged roofs and extended power outages to a cabinet door ready to fall off its hinges, it’s important to fix issues quickly before they become a hazard to your family, pets or visitors.
(StatePoint) From the light bulb to the smartphone, innovation has the power to improve lives, and big ideas are all around us, say the statistics.
(StatePoint) There are a lot of items parents don’t necessarily know they will need before their new bundle of joy comes. Preparing for baby is exciting, but the pregnancy journey also can be overwhelming. Mom is expected to tackle big to-do’s before baby comes -- including making a baby registry.
(NAPSI)—Many people are aware that dependence on opioids—drugs including heroin as well as some prescription pain medications—is a national epidemic. According to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 2.2 million individuals in the U.S. are dependent on opioids. Every day there are new stories of lives ruined or lost to this devastating addiction.
(NAPSI)—It started with working fewer hours, staying home more and avoiding favorite pastimes like gardening and spending time with her family, including her grandchildren—anything to reduce the pain in her knees.
Rebecca encourages those with severe knee pain to start a conversation with a doctor about treatment options. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If you are a servicemember or veteran facing financial struggles, you’re not alone—and help is available.
(NAPSI)—Savvy shoppers know the holiday shopping season begins in earnest on the day after Thanksgiving. According to a recent consumer survey, more than 85 percent of shoppers typically plan to hit the stores on Black Friday.
(NAPSI)—Before you go over the river and through the woods this holiday season, you may care to consider these facts and tips: