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Start Saving Today, Tomorrow, and for Good

(NAPSI)—When times are tough, it feels good to do what you can, and maybe spread a little added joy with the proceeds. For example, putting extra money in your pockets, while protecting the planet …
Because learning more about ALS is an important step in the battle to defeat it, the National ALS Registry gathers confidential health information from people who are living with the disease to learn more about what causes ALS, possibly leading to better treatments.

Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

Thursday, October 22
(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national …
Mutt Mulligan loves playing in the yard with her human, Kris Kiser.

Mutt Mulligan, TurfMutt Spokesdog, Celebrates Adoptaversary, Her First Year Wearing The Superhero Cape

Wednesday, October 21
(NAPS)I—Outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of green spaces, and care for all living landscapes, is the aim of the TurfMutt …
If you are overweight or have obesity, weight loss can improve nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Are You At Risk?

Monday, October 19
(NAPSI)—Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in the United States. NAFLD is typically a …

New Treats And Traditions For Your Little Goblins

Wednesday, October 14

(NAPSI)—With in-person trick-or-treating in question these days, many Washington parents are re-thinking ways for their children to celebrate Halloween.  If going door-to-door is not an …

From the Creator & Star of CHEATERS, Tommy Habeeb, “To The Rescue”: Saved Dogs and Their Grateful Families, Airs Weekly on Saturdays
Friday, October 9

(NAPSI)—The heartwarming stories of abandoned dogs and the grateful families who save them are documented in the half-hour weekly syndicated docu-series “To The Rescue.” Airing nationwide, the …

7 Tips for Readying Your Outdoor Power Equipment for Winter Storage Prep Equipment for Season Changes, Save Time and Future Headaches
Friday, October 9

(NAPSI)—After your lawn gets its last cut before winter, it will be time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next? Snow …

Comfort For Your Family
Wednesday, October 7

(NAPSI)—Here’s a look at something you may not like to think about—but could still be good to know: a funeral concierge can help you navigate planning a funeral and negotiating related …

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How Do You Know You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Wednesday, September 2
Duct cleaning’s never really a normal thing to think about until there’s a problem. For a homeowner, you may find that you’re …

CONTEST CORNER

Thursday, August 27
If you’ve long dreamed of being an award-winning sci-fi writer or illustrator, that may not have to be a fantasy anymore. You can …

MAKING LIFE BETTER

Thursday, August 13
This may make you feel like singing: Smule is a global online community of music lovers who sing popular songs, make friends and have …

MOVING IDEAS

Thursday, August 13
If you and your family plan to move soon, you’ll be pleased to know that moving is considered an essential service by the federal …

WE ARE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Thursday, August 13
American Red Cross. American Red Cross.  Responding to disasters. Collecting lifesaving blood. Supporting the nation’s …

FRESH STRAWBERRY NAKED LAYER CAKE

Thursday, August 13
California Strawberries. Puree. Simmer to reduce. Chill. All-purpose flour. Baking powder. Baking soda. Salt. Unsalted butter. Sugar. …

HELPLINE FOR SENIORS

Thursday, August 13
Securities Helpline for Seniors is a toll-free number that investors can call. Ten-thousand Americans will turn sixty-five years old …

TRUST

Thursday, August 13
Trust. It’s as vital as the air we breathe. Now more than ever before, quality matters. Standards matters. For her. For him. For …

COVID-19: SUPPORT THE NCOA COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

Thursday, August 13
People are isolated and they’re afraid. This pandemic is not going anywhere. The economic fallout, we haven’t even begun to feel …
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PET PEEVES

Thursday, August 27
According to Chris Johnson, Safety Awareness Program Manager for the U-S Postal Service, dogs love the great outdoors, but when your mail carrier arrives, make sure your dog is properly restrained …

GAME-CHANGING CONNECTIVITY

Thursday, June 4
Technology can be a big boon for small businesses. Here are five game changers for your business: ultra-reliable internet, gigabit—ready connectivity and advanced voice solutions to connect you …

TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AND CONNECTED DURING A MOVE

Thursday, May 28
Planning a move, even in the midst of a pandemic, can be a little less stressful if you heed these tips:  By following some simple, common sense guidelines from the Centers for Disease …

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Thursday, May 28
For more than twenty years, the Lustgarten Foundation has been dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer researchers at the forefront of the most promising breakthroughs in earlier detection and better …

MAKING LIFE BETTER

Tuesday, May 26
This may make you feel like singing: Smule is a global online community of music lovers who sing popular songs, make friends and have fun, singing together and with such superstars as Lewis Capaldi …
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Books

As the Summer Heats Up, Check Out These Four Great Reads

Tuesday, July 21

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount  (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on …

Four Great Reads: Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets
Tuesday, June 16

“Viral” by Kevin E. Ready  (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 …

A Fantastic Collection Of Science Fiction
Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—Aspiring writers and artists can find inspiration and a forum and sci-fi/fantasy lovers a good time in the latest volume of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers & Illustrators of the Future …

Pets

U.S. Postal Service Offers Tips To Stop Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers

Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course, you couldn’t, but it happened 5,803 times last year across the nation.   Dearborn, MI, Letter Carrier …

Giving The Gift Of Love
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. …

Santa’s Safety Suggestions For People, Pets And Packages
Thursday, December 5, 2019

(NAPSI)—It’s near the time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The United States Postal Service has long been known as a Santa’s helper, and we take this role …

Home

Easy Buttermilk Mashed Sweetpotatoes

Tuesday, October 6

(NAPSI)—Side dishes are often the best part of a meal, and mashed potatoes are among the top contenders. Here’s a very simple take on that old favorite with a modern twist—mashed California …

3 Ways To Get The House You Want
Tuesday, October 6

(NAPSI)—Over five million homes are sold in America every year, according to realtors. If you’d like one of them to be yours, there are a few facts you should know.  In a perfect world, …

Naturally Boost Your Immunity Year-Round With Vitamin C-Rich Frozen Strawberries
Thursday, October 1

(NAPSI)—As greater importance is placed on building strong immune systems these days, nutrients such as vitamin C are gaining in popularity. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, fruits …

Education / careers

A Dozen Helpful Hints For Building Your Company

Thursday, August 27

(NAPSI)—Now is an excellent time to start or grow a business. While this may seem surprising, there are several reasons and very simple ways to go about it. For one thing, consumer needs and …

Seventy-two Percent Of Women Want To Be Entrepreneurs, New Study Reveals
Tuesday, August 4

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news about the economy: Around the world, entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic development and growth. It can also be empowering for women and other previously …

DAV Provides a Century of Care for Disabled Veterans
Monday, July 13

(NAPSI)—From a World War I veteran who lost both legs to a Vietnam vet suffering the effects of Agent Orange to a young Marine with post-traumatic stress disorder finding her way after returning …

Fashion & beauty

Gift Yourself A Very Merry Holiday

Saturday, November 16, 2019

(NAPSI)—Best-ever holiday? It’s on. From friends & family gatherings to cocktail parties and holiday potlucks, there’s no shortage of unforgettably beautiful holiday moments …

How to Dress For A Do-It-All Fall
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

(NAPSI)—As the weather begins to cool, you cozy up-gathering friends and family for tailgating before the big game, baking, and bonfires. Here’s to coming together for feel-good moments …

Benefits Of CBD Products
Monday, May 20, 2019

(NAPSI)—One of the best and most effective ways to benefit from nonpsychoactive, THC-free CBD is to use it on the largest organ of your body: your skin. CBD oil is the nonpsychotropic component …

Charities

Family Caregivers Of Veterans Eligible For Free Professional Help

Monday, October 5

(NAPSI)—The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have launched an emergency respite care fund for the family caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. The …

Supporting Workers’ Mental Health
Wednesday, September 23

(NAPSI)—The challenges brought to daily life by the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred many businesses to consider ways they can support employees’ mental health.  For help, businesses can …

Helping People With Hearing Loss Connect
Wednesday, September 16

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the 48 million Americans who experience hearing loss, here’s some news for you.   Access to communication is especially vital during …

Environment

Unicorns Of The Sea Share Their Secrets

Tuesday, September 29

(NAPSI)—With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various sounds of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland fjord. The recordings help scientists better understand the …

How to Create and Maintain New Fitness Habits During A Pandemic
Friday, September 18

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic has made simple acts like seeing friends and family, going to the grocery store, or celebrating a life milestone more complicated. However, it has simplified the …

How Americans View Recycling
Thursday, September 17

(NAPSI)—At the beginning of the coronavirus quarantines you likely heard about and even experienced shortages of popular paper products, such as toilet paper and paper towels. But did you know …

Technology

A Grandparent’s Best Friend

Thursday, September 24

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news for America’s approximately 70 million grandparents: A growing problem that has been bugging families since the advent of the digital photo revolution—“Where is the …

Online Recovery Provides New Hope for People Battling Addiction
Monday, September 21

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the more than 42 million Americans battling addiction and struggling with the isolation and stress of the pandemic, there’s a ray of hope and a …

3 Ways To Boost Your Business During A Crisis
Thursday, September 17

by Thibaut De Lataillade, GVP of GetApp.com   (NAPSI)—If you’re a business owner and you haven’t already pivoted your business model to accommodate the pandemic, you could be missing …

Travel

You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease

Monday, August 24

(NAPSI)—As the summer months wind down, many will continue to flock outdoors and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and fishing. What you may not realize is that despite the weather …

Time To Hit The Open Road? Rent An RV!
Friday, August 21

(NAPSI)—Consumer preferences have changed drastically since the start of the pandemic, with travel being no exception. Thousands of Americans have opted out of airline tickets and hotel …

Upcoming National Museum To Honor All Soldiers
Tuesday, August 18

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you know is a soldier, Army veteran, Army family member or other proud military supporter, you can become a permanent part of history at the National Museum of the United …

Entertainment

Rebounding Your Way To Better Fitness

Wednesday, September 9

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic has not only resulted in more people working out at home, it has underscored the tremendous value of regular exercise in staying healthy and boosting your immune …

Savoring The Height Of Summer With California Avocados
Monday, August 17

(NAPSI)—Summer means something different to everyone. Some look forward to cooling off on a hot day at the beach. Others enjoy the slower pace and time to cook at home. For California avocados, the …

How Internet From Space Brings Faster Internet To Rural Areas
Wednesday, August 5

(NAPSI)—For many in the American countryside, signals from space have been most welcome for some time. That’s because, in many places, that’s the best way to get Internet service: via …

Auto

Car Buying Tips

Friday, July 31

(NAPSI)—The U.S. auto industry estimates about 17 million cars are bought in the United States every year. If you’re hoping—or just dreaming—of buying one of them anytime soon, there are a …

RV Owners are the Surprise Financial Success Story of the Year
Thursday, July 9

(NAPSI)—Millions of Americans who own an RV have it parked in their driveway or a storage facility for the better part of the year. With many families wary of airplanes and hotels these days, it …

Protecting Your Ability To Drive Safely For As Long As Possible
Tuesday, February 4

(NAPSI)—Driving a car means maintaining independence for many older adults. Driving allows you to shop, see friends and family, keep up with medical appointments, and avoid social isolation. …

Seniors

NIDDK’s 70th Anniversary Marks Advances in Medical Research

Wednesday, September 30

(NAPSI)—This year, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past seven decades, NIDDK-supported research has furthered our …

Pandemic Depression: Genetic Insight May Help Treatment
Wednesday, September 2

(NAPSI)—Social isolation during the pandemic may pose a mental health threat for those already at risk for COVID-19—people over age 65.    As doctors treat more senior patients for …

What’s Your Advance Care Plan?
Tuesday, May 26

(NAPSI)—No matter your stage of life, it’s always a good idea to have a long-range care plan in place. A good way to begin is to talk candidly with your family and friends. By starting the …

Finance

Save Money On Shipping

Friday, October 2

(NAPSI)—Your company can get money from a surprising source: the Post Office. That’s because the U.S. Postal Service now has a program that gives credits to registered businesses that use …

Seven Tips For Buying A New Mattress
Wednesday, September 23

(NAPSI)—A mattress is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make—after all, you spend approximately a third of your life in bed. Although the number of choices can feel overwhelming, …

Make The Most Of All The Stages Of Your Life
Wednesday, September 16

(NAPSI)—On average, women experience change of life at age 51 and, while September has been designated Menopause Awareness Month, any time of year is a good time for women of any age to consider …

Sports

Here To Stay, Online Fitness Offers Multiple Benefits

Wednesday, July 29

(NAPSI)—You may know regular exercise and physical activity enhance your physical health and emotional well-being, boost your energy level and quality of life, but recent developments in fitness …

Staying Healthy in Stressful Times
Wednesday, July 22

(NAPSI)—You may be feeling stressed during these challenging times, but stress can affect your physical and emotional health. Learn how to manage your stress so that you can stay healthy and cope …

Turn Your Summer Vacation Into A Staycation
Monday, May 18

by Samantha Clayton, certified personal trainer (NAPSI)—For many people, social distancing brings concern about summer plans. In previous years, summertime was when families planned their …

Health

Don’t Risk A Ticket. Avoid Parking In Spots Reserved For People With Disabilities

Wednesday, September 23

(NAPSI)—In the harried competition for close-in spots, normally courteous drivers engage in all kinds of parking taboos, many involving the use of parking spaces designated for the more than 30 …

Talk To Your Healthcare Provider About A Better Way To Treat Migraine
Tuesday, September 22

(NAPSI)—Contrary to popular belief, migraine is not just a bad headache. It’s a serious, often incapacitating, neurological disease.1 In addition to serious pain, migraine can also cause nausea …

New Hope for People With Spinal Cord Injuries
Thursday, September 10

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is ever among the approximately 17,700 Americans who each year, according to The Journal of American Medical Association, suffer a new spinal cord injury or …

Food

When Sending A Gift From Your Garden, Beware: Don’t Pack A Pest

Thursday, September 10

(NAPSI)—While gardeners enjoy their harvests, many want to share their bounty with friends and family who live far away. But that could be a problem. Invasive pests can hitchhike on homegrown …

The Trendiest Avocado Techniques For California Avocado Month
Thursday, June 11

(NAPSI)—Some trends never go out of style, and avocado toast is one that has defined the last decade. Kicking off the month of June, in celebration of California Avocado Month, the California …

California Sweetpotato Blueberry Yogurt Muffins
Thursday, June 4

(NAPSI)—If you’re looking for a healthy start to your day, give California Sweetpotato Blueberry Yogurt Muffins a try. Chock full of nutrient-dense ingredients such as blueberries, yogurt and …

Gift ideas

Summer Celebrations

Wednesday, June 17

(NAPSI)—Helping people celebrate and connect is at the heart of what 1-800-Flowers does. And while distance is keeping us apart, we can still be there for the moments that count. As we move into …

Futuristic Fiction; Family Secrets; Women’s Movement Memoir; “ReNaturing” Yourself
Tuesday, June 2

“Gravity Is Heartless” by Sarah Lahey  (NAPSI)—The year is 2050. Automated cities, vehicles and homes are now standard; artificial intelligence, CRISPR gene editing and quantum …

Changing History; Fractured Europe; Fractured Families; Coming Of Age In The Deep South
Thursday, May 28

“Time Is Irreverent” by Marty Essen (NAPSI)—What if you could change history and eliminate the Spanish Inquisition, American slavery, World War II, global warming, and an egomaniacal …

Government news

Ticket To Work Helped Matt Build His Future

Friday, May 8

(NAPSI)—It may be easier for people with disabilities to achieve financial independence than they realize with Social Security’s free and voluntary Ticket to Work (Ticket) program.  Adults …

Help During The Health Crisis
Monday, April 20

(NAPSI)—To help the growing numbers of older adults who have questions or need support as the nation weathers the COVID-19 crisis, the Eldercare Locator stands ready to connect people with …

Fraud And Coronavirus
Monday, April 20

(NAPSI)—The warning bells are ringing. From regulators, law enforcement agencies and consumer organizations around the globe, the message is clear: Fraudulent schemes related to the coronavirus …

Holidays

How To Make Mother’s Day From Anywhere

Wednesday, April 29

(NAPSI)—For many Americans, this May 10 will be a Mother’s day like no other. Some families have been home together for weeks and developed a new appreciation for all their mother does. Others …

Let Flowers Express Your Feelings
Thursday, February 6

(NAPSI)—Valentine’s is fast approaching, and whether you’ve been in a relationship for a long time already or you’re just beginning one, this is the opportunity to express …

The Holiday Gift Guide You Don’t Want To Miss: A Book For Every Member Of The Family
Saturday, December 21, 2019

(NAPSI)—Good news for last-minute shoppers: You can give the gift of reading this year. A book is truly a gift that keeps on giving, and to make giving books easier than ever, Shadow Mountain …

Real estate

Moving Safely During the Coronavirus Crisis

Wednesday, May 20

(NAPSI)—If you and your family plan to move soon, you’ll be pleased to know that moving is considered an essential service.  How professional movers go about that, however, varies from …

It Doesn’t Have To Cost 6 Percent To Sell A Home
Monday, January 28, 2019

(NAPSI)—If you’re thinking about selling a home, you may have wondered: “What, really, does a real estate agent do to earn a 6 percent commission?” In the past, real estate agents had to …

Safety

News For Noses

Thursday, September 10

(NAPSI)—Nasal congestion is nothing to sneeze at. It affects roughly 20 percent of the population and is associated with reduced quality of life, difficulty sleeping, reduced daytime performance, …

2020 Hurricane Season Is In Full Swing—Eight Ways To Prepare Now
Monday, August 24

(NAPSI)—Hurricane season officially runs through November, and while no one can predict what lies ahead, there are things you can do to prepare. Here, T-Mobile offers eight ways to stay connected. …

Coenzyme May Support Cell Defense
Tuesday, August 11

(NAPSI)—As scientists are learning more about COVID-19 and how it affects the body, they are also looking for ways to support the innate immune response to infection. While more research is needed, …

Women

In Honor of Women: Gender Gaps At A Glimpse

Wednesday, March 4

(NAPSI)—As we honor America’s approximately 169 million women this month, let us keep in mind where progress has been made while also calling out where access to opportunities are still not equal. …

Healthy Eating And Physical Activity For Life
Friday, January 10

(NAPSI)—No matter what stage of life you’re in—whether you’re an adult, an older person, a pregnant woman or a parent—consuming healthy foods and beverages, combined …

More Great Reading Ideas--Tracking The Human Journey And A Heart-Pounding Mystery
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“Today I Choose Me” by Dr. Lisa Lewis Ellis (NAPSI)—Every day when we wake up, we have choices. Often when women make choices, they think of everyone but themselves: their spouse, …