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How Families And States Help Kids Succeed In School

(NAPSI)—If a child you care about is ever struggling in school, unhappy, unchallenged, unable to get the help he or she needs, these four stories could inspire you to find an answer.

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Thursday 02/22/2018
Fifth Annual Fire Department Contest Highlights Grain Bin Safety
Updated: February 26, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The risk of becoming trapped in a grain bin while trying to remove clumped or rotting grain remains a real hazard for farmers and their employees, who could be buried within seconds by fast-flowing grain.

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Tuesday 02/20/2018
Girl Scout Cookies: A Delicious Way to Help Girls Grow and Learn
Updated: February 21, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you take a bite of sweet Thin Mints® or Girl Scout S'mores® cookies, you'll be doing more than pleasing your palate. Each and every Girl Scout Cookies® purchase powers amazing experiences for girls, and 100 percent of the net proceeds stay local to benefit the Girl Scout council and troop. Now, in the 101st year of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization is celebrating the next century of female entrepreneurs and highlighting the incredible skills and opportunities that selling cookies has powered for the millions of girls and alums all over the United States.

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Monday 02/12/2018
How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.

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Thursday 01/25/2018
How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.

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Monday 01/22/2018
Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

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Monday 01/08/2018
School Choice Is About Parents, Not Politics
Updated: January 08, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As tens of millions of people across the country prepare to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 21 through 27, our goal is to focus on parents and children, not politics or politicians.

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Friday 12/22/2017
#PoweringGood: Power Equipment Helps People Give Back
Updated: December 23, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—While digging out after a winter snowstorm can be a lot of hard work, the job is made easier thanks to many people who use their snow throwers to clear not only their own driveway, but also their neighbors’.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Overcoming Isolation And Loneliness
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever felt lonely, you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that nearly half of older adults in America experience some degree of loneliness.

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Monday 12/11/2017
3 Simple Ways to Give Back This Season
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Want to give back to your community during the holidays, but it’s just not in the budget? With total holiday sales forecasted to hit over $1 trillion this season, it’s good to know that there are plenty of ways to give back without spending another dime.

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Monday 12/04/2017
It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five winter drivers (61 percent) have lost control of their car during winter weather, according to a new winter driving survey by Michelin.

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Michelin Drives the Holidays Home
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the third consecutive holiday season, Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin), is recognizing the people in the transportation industry who work "like busy elves" behind the scenes to make the holidays memorable. Michelin marks the season with its #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media and encourages people to share this appreciation via Facebook and Twitter.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
Older People Improve Life For Others And Themselves
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans have discovered that sharing their accumulated wisdom with others who need help can be a big win all around.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Join The Fight, Live United
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working tirelessly with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves. 

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Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Gifts That Matter
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you can join forces with a nonprofit that helps thousands of kids in foster care open a gift with their name on the tag.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be over, but Florida's economy isn't cooling down.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Great Holiday Gifts that Give Back
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few.

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Friday 10/27/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Monday 10/23/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Parents Get Help Coaching Teen Drivers from Michelin, NFL Star
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) -; As a parent, there is no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. If you have teenagers, that anxiety can rise even more, especially when they start to drive.

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Friday 10/13/2017
Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Differences for Children with Cancer
Updated: October 13, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to helping children with cancer, amazing new things are possible -- as long as there is funding. And it’s not just doctors and researchers who can make a difference, it can be anyone volunteering at their local hospital, planning fundraisers, or simply just spreading the word – all paving the way for a brighter future for children with cancer.  

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Main Street Series Promises to Revitalize One Small Town
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities and the U.S. economy. Now, Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and Amanda Brinkman, of Deluxe Corporation are debuting Season 2 of the acclaimed "Small Business Revolution -- Main Street" series, which streams on Hulu and at

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As the high school and college football seasons heat up, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is encouraging parents, coaches and athletes to refresh their knowledge on helmet safety and safe play.

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Friday 09/29/2017
Helping Kids Succeed
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you see kids going to their high school graduation, you’re looking at money in the bank for all Americans. That’s because every youth who graduates from high school saves taxpayers $1 million over their lifetime.

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Monday 09/18/2017
How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide
Updated: September 18, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren’t just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they serve, and adjusted their designs to match.

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Friday 09/15/2017
Does Where You Live Determine How Long You Live?
Updated: September 15, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) From one corner of a city or county to another, life expectancy can vary by five, 10 or even 20 years, according to a report from the Center on Society and Health.

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Monday 09/11/2017
How Art and Poetry Can Help People Deal with Challenging Times
Updated: September 11, 2017 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) Whether you are dealing with personal tragedy and loss in your life, or are concerned about current events, some experts believe that creating and appreciating art can help you cope with the emotional fallout of challenging times.

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Thursday 05/04/2017
How Humor Can Improve Lives
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) You’ve probably heard the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine.” Well there’s some truth to that. The Mayo Clinic cites a number of health benefits from laughter, such as pain relief, stress relief and an improved immune system.

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Monday 04/10/2017
Early Childhood Education is Crucial: How You Can Help
Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) New research shows that many pre-K classrooms could benefit from more resources, especially for the most vulnerable children. Ninety-four percent of Head Start teachers report needing more resources to enrich their classrooms, and 84 percent say they are unable to fund experiences they want to provide, in a recent study by the National Head Start Association.

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