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Ladder Safety Should Be Tops for Home Improvers

(NewsUSA) -As the warm weather of spring and summer arrives, ambitious and well-intentioned homeowners embark on cleaning, maintenance, and improvement projects that often involve roofs, gutters, and ladders. However, working on a ladder can be dangerous.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Forget Politics! Together We Can Save Our Climate!
Updated: June 14, 2017 - 3:35 pm

(NewsUSA) - One day before President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement, Climeworks, an innovative Swiss startup, launched the world's first commercial carbon capture plant in Hinwil, Switzerland.

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Tuesday 06/13/2017
Don't Discount Safe Driving This Summer
Updated: June 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Summertime brings longer days and ideal driving conditions to much of the United States. However, summer weather can also lull drivers into a false sense of security, according to data from a survey conducted by Michelin.

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Tuesday 05/30/2017
A Look At The Vibrancy Of The Human Spirit
Updated: May 31, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—As a special tribute to the people involved in a 75-year-old atrocity, modern American veterans and others participate in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March challenge.

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Tuesday 05/23/2017
Preparation Pays Off When Storms Strike
Updated: May 23, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - While the approach of summer signals sun and fun, it also marks the height of storm season.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Slide Into Safety: Tips For A Fun, Safe Season
Updated: May 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While the warmer months and longer days are often a time for outdoor fun and more physical activity—camping, boating, swimming, biking and the like—they can also mean an increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawn mower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are common childhood injuries—but they don’t have to happen to your family.

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Thursday 05/11/2017
Hunger Still Has Hold on America Despite Economic Improvement
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - While America may not appear to have the kind of hunger that is pervasive in other countries, that's not to say it doesn't exist.

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Tuesday 05/09/2017
Online Retailer Celebrates 50 Amazing Teachers
Updated: May 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -Education is a cornerstone of our culture and society. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are more than four million teachers in the United States. Every day, they go above and beyond to shape children's minds through their passion for lifelong learning.

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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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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Enhance Pool Safety: Help Protect Your Family From Electric Shock Drowning
Updated: May 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Before you open your pool for the season or whenever you close it down, you should be aware of a hidden danger. Faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords used to connect electrical equipment near the pool or from the pool lighting can cause the water to become energized. When swimmers come into contact with this "leaked" electrical current in your pool, it can cause loss of muscle control, rapid or irregular heartbeat or even electric shock drowning (ESD).

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Monday 05/01/2017
Electric Shock Drowning -- The Hidden Danger to Swimmers And Boaters
Updated: May 01, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Before you spend your day at the lake or beach, know that the water may have hidden dangers. Faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords used in docks and boats can cause nearby water to become energized. When a swimmer comes in contact with electrical current, it can cause a loss of muscle control, rapid or irregular heartbeat or even electric shock drowning (ESD).

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Tristar Praises Trump, EXIM Bank for Creating Jobs
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A small Virginia business that will help create manufacturing jobs in U.S and energy development in Ethiopia praised President Trump for his support of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the US as a job-creating and export tool.

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Monday 04/17/2017
Sunshine State Shining New Light on the Banking Industry
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Florida is becoming the modern-day Wall Street for many international and U.S. banking companies. Today there are 141 commercial banks in Florida with more than $140 billion in assets, and 18 international banking conglomerates who have their U.S. headquarters in the state.

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Tuesday 04/11/2017
Volunteer Opportunity For Veterans
Updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The nation’s nearly 22 million veterans may not be aware of a volunteer opportunity that continues on the tradition of purpose, camaraderie and service to the country and community: becoming a volunteer firefighter.

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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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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Millennials Find Surprising Way To Help Others
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Every 24 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the nation.

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Friday 03/17/2017
Seniors Find That Doing Good Is Good For You
Updated: March 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - There are two things that older adults have in spades these days: time and knowledge. And both make them the perfect match for volunteering.

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Thursday 03/09/2017
Recognizing The Best In Education
Updated: March 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to educating children and giving parents a choice in the process, some states have been found better than others. Here’s a look at the ones the experts on school choice at EdChoice voted to win last year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Libraries Are Not Just About Books Anymore
Updated: March 08, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Parenting is one of the most important jobs a person can undertake.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
Companies Are Discovering That Pittsburgh Is Good for Business
Updated: February 15, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many companies have recognized the road to their success runs through Pittsburgh. Popular brands like American Eagle Outfitters and Dick's Sporting Goods are headquartered in the city, and powerhouse companies like Amazon, Google, Uber, Shell, Facebook, and Apple have made recent investments or are expanding operations in the region.

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Monday 02/06/2017
Local Community Newspapers Go Digital
Updated: February 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Small, local newspapers have been valued community resources across the United States for approximately 200 years, but many have faced challenges from increasing costs and difficulty keeping up with the latest technology. However, one form of new technology can help these papers survive. A specifically designed platform can help small community papers contribute to their survival by capitalizing on mobile revenue options.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Water Treatment System Maintenance for the Well Owner
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Water treatment can help household well owners address health risks and undesirable taste, odor, and smells -- but treatment systems work only if properly maintained, says the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), which operates the website,

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Top Tips for Timely Performance Driving
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - As millions of Americans know, daily commutes can be stressful and monotonous. Couple that with winter weather, and staying alert is paramount--especially as road conditions start to deteriorate.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Student Athletes Emulate the Pros in Abusing Prescription Painkillers
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sometimes we're so caught up in all the pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers that we forget the problem extends down to the amateur level.

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Monday 01/09/2017
Specialized Firefighter Training Helps Save Farmers' Lives
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Becoming entrapped in a grain-bin remains a real safety hazard for farmers and other grain handlers. Firefighters who are trained in grain-bin rescue techniques can make a lifesaving difference in an emergency situation. To emphasize the importance of grain-bin safety, Nationwide, the No. 1 farm insurer in the United States, is partnering with agricultural professionals and other industry leaders to host the fourth annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest in conjunction with Grain-Bin Safety Week.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Los fanáticos de todo terrenos se preocupan por los caminos
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Un cuarteto de los clubes de todo terreno son los ganadores del programa Outstanding Trails del 2016, patrocinado por BFGoodrich Tires, en asociación con 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition y Off Road Business Association.

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Friday 12/23/2016
What New Year's Resolution Do You Really Want to Stick To?
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - You may say your 2017 New Year's resolution is to cut back on sweets, but is that truly what you want most to have accomplished by year's end? 

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Thursday 11/10/2016
How Arts and Crafts Can Help Heal Veterans in Your Community
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When people hear there might be a bomb nearby, most will try to get as far away as fast as possible. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Sanford and his bomb-sniffing dog Rexo, however, were not as lucky.

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Saturday 10/22/2016
Tips to Prevent Bullying
Updated: December 22, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Bullying is still prevalent in American schools and communities. Indeed, 91 percent of students and educators in a recent study agree it’s a problem. And these days, bullying takes place both in the schoolyard and online, making harassment a round-the-clock problem.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Tips to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Amid recent headlines, which include mass shootings, terrorist attacks and typical everyday crime, it can be easy to feel unsafe. But individual citizens can take steps to make their homes and communities safer from many types of threats.

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Is Your Dinner Bad for the Environment?
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) These days, many consumers are taking steps to select brands that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, not all companies are upfront about where their products come from and how they were produced -- and this is particularly troubling where seafood, and especially tuna, are concerned.

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National Preparedness Month: Tips to Get Your Family Ready
Updated: August 30, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) While most people don’t like to think about worst case scenarios, giving them their proper consideration can ultimately offer peace of mind.

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Friday 08/05/2016
Americans Upbeat on Making Progress in their Lives
Updated: August 12, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the spirit Americans are embracing in pursuit of their own progress, as they cheer on Team USA athletes seeking success during the Olympic Games.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Family, Friends Key in Helping Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in 2016 Elections
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Family and friends are vital connections to life back home for Service members and U.S. citizens overseas. During election years, many military and overseas voters cite family members and friends as important sources of voting information.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
How to Teach Children to Give Back to the Community
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When school is in session, it may seem like the greatest lessons to be learned revolve around reading, writing and arithmetic. But teaching children the importance of getting involved in their community and lending a hand to neighbors should not be overlooked.

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3 Ways to Do Good on a Summer Road Trip
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) This summer, many Americans are rethinking typical vacation goals of relaxing and having fun by undertaking something a bit less conventional: doing something good for the world.

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