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Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors -- these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Safety App Empowers Students, Offers Peace of Mind for Parents
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Sending the kids to college means letting go, but it doesn't mean disconnecting, especially when it comes to safety.

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Friday 08/03/2018
Summer Break Means 25 Percent Break for Educators, Administrators
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Teachers deserve every break they can get. Reports show that wages for educators have been declining, and some work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, many teachers pay out of their own pockets for books and supplies. As the new school year approaches, Barnes & Noble wants to make it a bit easier for these dedicated educators and administrators.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Aim for Compliance by Design, Not by Accident
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - While a global economy is an advantage for many companies that operate internationally, compliance with the multitude of complex and ever-changing laws and regulations can be a burden to doing business, and the penalties of non-compliance can be severe. This is particularly true when it comes to environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws that can impact everything from public opinion and stock prices to your employees' well-being and safety. As multinational companies are faced with heavy scrutiny by many different governments cracking down on importing and exporting violations, increased regulations and heftier fines, it is clear that businesses need to consider compliance as a key tool for surviving in a global economy.

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How to Create and Spread Hope in Your Daily Life
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) With seemingly constant negative news reports telling of school shootings, suicides and more, you may feel like there is little to feel hopeful about these days, but experts say that having hope can be a powerful tool in good times and bad.

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Monday 07/16/2018
Teen Driver Contest Highlights Tire Safety
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Teaching teens to drive can be a hair-raising experience for any parent. And while driver's education classes can help focus kids' attention on the rules of the road and basic etiquette while behind the wheel, they need to put their education into action on the road.

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Youth Learn the Dollars and Cents of Agriculture this Fair Season
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - For students around the country, summer vacation may be in full swing, but for many, that hasn't kept them from learning - especially those interested in a career in agriculture.

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Monday 07/09/2018
Making Reading Social for Your Kids at New Book Hangouts
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - With so many TV shows, videos, and games vying for a child's attention, it can be hard to keep him or her inspired to read. It can be even harder to do so in "real life" settings, but interacting with other kids and sharing excitement for a series or character is often more powerful than swiping a screen.

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Saturday 06/30/2018
Giving Back on Your Summer Vacation
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) Hitting the road this summer and want to do something good for the world along the way? Consider using your summer road trip as an opportunity to give back to the communities you visit. For some inspiration, check out these great ways Americans are rethinking vacations to include a touch of philanthropy.

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How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) For Service members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. During the 2018 midterm elections, you can be an important source of voting information, especially for 18-24-year-olds voting absentee for the first time.

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Thursday 06/14/2018
How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives.

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Many of America's military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

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Monday 05/21/2018
Summertime Boating Safety Tips for Families
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer approaches, many families look forward to more time on the water together.

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
Summer Boating Tips for Safe Fun in The Sun
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Summer weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
'Hamilton' Inspires Youth In Foster Care
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

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Thursday 04/26/2018
Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.

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Monday 04/23/2018
If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.

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Friday 04/13/2018
This Subscription Box Helps People Do Good and Feel Good
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's busy world, the convenience of products and services delivered directly to your home makes life easier. But you can receive more than the usual groceries, diapers and dog food. You can get support and encouragement, and bring about positive change to a world in need.

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Monday 03/12/2018
How Families And States Help Kids Succeed In School
Updated: March 14, 2018 - 3:34 am

(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 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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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 10/13/2017
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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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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