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Overcoming Isolation And Loneliness

(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 SmallBusinessRevolution.org

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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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Thursday 09/14/2017
Los Voluntarios Se Ofrecen con Valor Para Proteger A Su Comunidad
Updated: September 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -Cuando ocurre una emergencia, las comunidades en todo Estados Unidos dependen de la estación de bomberos de su localidad para atender la situación. Lo que muchas personas no saben es que hay gran posibilidad de que las personas que responden a su llamada sean voluntarios.

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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 09/07/2017
Fire Department Saves Farmer with A Grain Rescue Tube from Nationwide
Updated: September 07, 2017 - 3:38 pm

(NewsUSA) - Fire Chief Matt Webb was heading to work when he heard the 911 call come in over his pager.

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Tuesday 09/05/2017
Volunteers Step Up to Protect their Community
Updated: September 05, 2017 - 3:38 pm

(NewsUSA) -September is National Preparedness Month, and individuals across the country are stepping up to ensure that their neighborhoods are ready for the next disaster.

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Thursday 08/31/2017
Small Town Mayor Tackles Big Challenges
Updated: August 31, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - As mayor of D'Lo, Mississippi, one of John Henry Berry's recent challenges included tracking down errant employees -- goats he had positioned to clip the town's ball fields had wandered off. The quest for the goats is an example of the quirky challenges facing Mayor Berry and featured in the reality series, "Small Town, Big Mayor," airing on UP TV on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Monday 08/28/2017
A New Medical Device for Safely Managing Dangerous Fluids
Updated: August 28, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - One problem that hospitals, dentist offices, and other medical facilities face is safely disposing of the large amounts of fluids that are produced during surgeries and other medical procedures.

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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Volunteer Fire Departments Work to Reach Next Generation
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Volunteers make up more than two-thirds of the nation's fire service and protect their communities from a wide range of emergencies. Yet many fire departments are having difficulty meeting the staffing needs that an all-hazards department requires.

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Monday 08/14/2017
Lady Gaga Stars in New PSA to Support Education and Inspire Positive Classrooms
Posted: August 14, 2017

(NewsUSA) - Students today face not only academic challenges, but also the emotional challenges of stress brought on by negative classroom environments, according to data from a recent survey by the Sesame Workshop. In the survey, 86 percent of teachers and 70 percent of parents reported worrying that "the world is an unkind place for children."

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Friday 08/04/2017
The Cowboy Way Highlighted In New TV Series
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Much of cowboy culture focuses on the more glamorous aspects of riding across the range into the sunset. While the lives of real cowboys in America today retain some of those romantic elements, there's plenty of daily drama and struggle, as well as friendship and fun.

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Fire Departments Look to Community for Volunteers
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Fire departments across the country rely on the service of dedicated volunteers, but department membership rosters may not always reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Two Decades Strong—Family Place Libraries Celebrate A Milestone
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Libraries are no longer just spaces filled with books and movies to borrow. They are places of wonder and imagination and, if they happen to be affiliated with Family Place Libraries (FPL), they are fun, interactive early learning and family support destinations for families with very young children. And they are celebrating their 20th anniversary.

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Helping The Helpers
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Rand report, there are 5.5 million caregivers—family and friends—who look after those who are wounded, ill or injured as a result of their service to the country.

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Wednesday 07/19/2017
Championing the Right to Age Well
Updated: July 20, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - In 1967, one of today's most iconic runners made her mark in history.

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Monday 07/17/2017
Vets Can Make A Difference Through Volunteer Firefighting
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Patriotism is in the air during the summer months. It starts with Memorial Day and flows into July 4th. But it's not just about fireworks, cookouts and parades.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
Join Fujitsu In Supporting Military Families
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—A new way to honor America’s veterans and military families can be at your fingertips. That’s because Fujitsu General America launched a Facebook campaign to help military families.

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Tuesday 07/11/2017
So Your Company Went Mobile ... Now What?
Updated: July 11, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most companies know the need to go mobile to make their workforce more productive and efficient, but many don't know what is needed outside of buying some tablets and software.

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Thursday 06/22/2017
Ladder Safety Should Be Tops for Home Improvers
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:35 pm

(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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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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