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Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a …
While this year in particular, educators say, it’s a good idea for students to seize the opportunity to make up for lost time at school, summer learning can help kids get ahead or explore new academic interests on an accelerated schedule.

Redefining ‘Summer School’: How Year-Round Learning Can Shape K-12 Education

Monday, April 5
by Megan O’Reilly Palevich, M.Ed.  (NAPSI)—Each day, as people across the country wake up and check their phones, turn on …
Reducing the risk and misery of morning sickness may be easier than many mothers-to-be may realize.

Drug-free Ways To Deal With Morning Sickness

Monday, April 5
(NAPSI)—The National Center for Health Statistics estimates 4 million babies will be born this year. If you’re having one of them, …
A few simple steps to find the right mower for you. Pictured: Hustler Turf’s Raptor

Pointers On Purchasing A Zero-turn Mower

Tuesday, March 30
(NAPSI)—More time spent at home is prompting homeowners across America to improve their property’s curb appeal. With an increased …

It Is Time To Spring

Tuesday, March 30

(NAPSI)—Spring isn’t just when we spring forward in time, it is also the time when we spring into action to clean those places that likely haven’t been cleaned at all: your heating and cooling …

Being 55+ Has Its Advantages
Tuesday, March 30

(NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic …

Cataract Surgery Saves An Avid Bowler’s Vision In Record Time
Tuesday, March 30

(NAPSI)—If you ever have trouble seeing your way clear to getting your eyes checked, here’s a case to consider: Genida White could tell her vision was gradually getting worse, but she …

Working From Home With Ticket To Work
Tuesday, March 23

(NAPSI)—If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are interested in working from home, Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program may be able to help!  The Ticket …

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Myrtle Beach

Monday, April 5

Hi, I’m Julie with Visit Myrtle Beach and I’m happy to report that our COVID cases are steadily declining.  This is due to the hard work and dedication of our businesses, our …

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Newsworthy Travel Trends

Monday, March 29
If you’re like most Americans these days, you’d like to get out of the house. In fact, eighty-three percent of respondents to a …
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Louisiana's Bayou Teche Byway

Monday, March 29
Louisiana is full of stories. Yours begins here, down one of Louisiana’s scenic trails and byways. The native Chitimacha called this …

Health Awareness: Wearing Is Caring

Monday, March 22
To raise awareness of the need for social distancing and the importance of wearing face coverings to combat COVID-nineteen, The Henry …

MEET FLORIST PATTI FOWLER

Wednesday, March 10
My name is Patti Fowler. I own Flowerama of America in Pittsburgh. The thing I enjoy the most about being a florist is truly the …

TIPS ON TRIPS

Tuesday, March 2
music track with video montage of: Valley Forge National Historical Park  LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia …

News For Older Americans

Thursday, February 25
The COVID-nineteen pandemic has changed the way people live and interact with one another.  For many older adults, this …
African family get vaccinated at home during pandemic times.

NURSES KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINE MYTHS

Thursday, February 25
Most medical experts agree, the COVID-Nineteen vaccine is the way to fight the pandemic, but myths about it persist. Vaccines work …

Money Matters

Thursday, February 25
Hunkered down inside during a cold snap? Clean air ducts improve indoor air quality and can save money. One of the biggest sources of …

CAR CARE TIPS—AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE

Thursday, January 21
Air filter replacement. You need clean air to breathe and so does your car. A vehicle’s air filter makes that possible. Air filters …
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The Cleaning Season

Friday, April 2
Whether you’ve been cleaning your home more this year or less, chances are the heating and cooling air ducts haven’t been cleaned at all. Unfortunately, that’s where dirt, germs, mold, mildew, …

PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT

Wednesday, March 10
With the recent upheavals in many people’s work and personal lives during the pandemic, you may feel that saving for retirement is harder than ever—but there could be good news to make it a …

Business News

Monday, March 1
The Small Business Administration says there are some thirty million small businesses in America. Lately, far too many of them have been dealing with new demands. …

Nurses Know The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Friday, February 26
Most medical experts agree, the COVID-Nineteen vaccine is the way to fight the pandemic, but myths about it persist. Vaccines work by encouraging your body to generate antibodies to protect …

HEALTH: A NEW RESOURCE TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS

Tuesday, February 23
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the death rate is higher for African Americans. Many have some form of heart disease—but it can often be prevented. To that end, The …
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Books

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

Wednesday, January 20

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days.  Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that …

As the Summer Heats Up, Check Out These Four Great Reads
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

“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, 2020

“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 …

Pets

Keeping Livestock Healthy Made Easier

Monday, March 15

(NAPSI)—For livestock producers, even the best-laid healthcare plans can be waylaid by unexpected disease outbreak, illness or other conditions that impact their animals.   Fortunately, …

Planning, Early Treatment Key To Successful BRD Control In Cattle
Monday, February 1

(NAPSI)—Newly weaned cattle don’t always handle changing temperatures and environments well, especially in the fall and winter when conditions can be more extreme. But by working closely with …

U.S. Postal Service Shares Safety Tips
Monday, December 7, 2020

(NAPSI)—The United States Postal Service cares about keeping employees and customers safe every day of the year. As the holidays approach, here are some important safety tips. Slip, Trip And …

Home

Re-imagining Home Sales For Healthier, More Sustainable Living

Thursday, March 18

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns …

Spring Lawn Equipment: Get Ready for Backyarding in High Style This Year
Friday, March 5

(NAPSI)—Backyarding is the new trend that’s emerged during the pandemic. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax and socialize, and the green spaces around our homes have proven to be …

Clean Ducts And Save
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, one of the biggest sources of energy consumption is the HVAC system, and that can be expensive. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy reports, families can …

Education / careers

Parents More Optimistic About Education

Monday, March 22

(NAPSI—According to a recent EdChoice and Morning Consult poll, half of parents of school-aged children said they were very or somewhat comfortable with their children returning to school “right …

The State Of Gender Parity in the COVID Crisis: A Greater Need For Continued Diligence
Thursday, March 18

by Laurie Cooke, PGDip, RPh, CAE (NAPSI)—The groundswell of energy around gender parity and equity—in healthcare and in the larger world—has been palpable. Attention has reached an even …

Teachers Learning Remotely
Wednesday, March 3

by Katherine Bihr, Ed.D  (NAPSI)—If you are among the nearly four million teachers in America, according to National Center for Education estimates, here are no-cost digital resources that …

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

Reaching Carbon Neutrality For $1 A Day

Friday, March 19

(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the …

Free Professional Help For Family Caregivers
Thursday, March 18

(NAPSI)—There is good news for many individuals who care for a loved one living with an injury or illness connected to military service. They’re now eligible for free professional …

An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement
Wednesday, March 3

(NAPSI)—Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times but even harder during the pandemic and challenging economy. One thing that can make it easier is the Saver’s Credit, a tax …

Environment

Keep Your Air Clean

Friday, January 29

(NAPSI)—People are increasingly concerned about dirt and germs these pandemic days, but many are neglecting an unseen area where airborne contaminants can lurk: the air ducts. Even in the …

A National Opportunity To Address The School Closure Crisis
Tuesday, January 12

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide K-12 school closures have created a social and economic impact that has paralyzed many communities. The lack of a proven technological …

Let’s All Cheer For The Plant And Flower Of The Year
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

(NAPSI)—It’s official: 1-800-Flowers.com has named the sunflower as 2021’s Flower of the Year and the Prayer Plant as Plant of the Year. With everyone looking forward to a fresh start, …

Technology

A Free Tool From The Social Security Administration You Need

Tuesday, March 16

(NAPSI)—Whether you are receiving Social Security benefits or retirement is years away, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a free and secure online tool you want to check out today. …

Keeping It Great To Be A Kid
Monday, March 15

(NAPSI)—In these uncertain times, kids need music more than ever. Anyone who has ever seen toddlers naturally sway and bob to music, knows that children feel music—and that music and kids go …

Georgia Video Game Industry Generates $801.4 Million In Annual Economic Output
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The video game industry is really bearing fruit in the Peach State.  Sweet Stats A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in …

Travel

Wellness Travel Hits The Road

Thursday, March 11

(NAPSI)—The classic American road trip is getting a makeover.  To meet the growing need for deeper, meaningful experiences that promote wellbeing, the automaker Lexus is putting travelers …

A Gift That Keeps On Giving—To The Environment
Monday, December 21, 2020

(NAPSI)—You can spread a little happiness during the holiday season, or anytime, by spreading a little hoppiness, and helping a tiny frog called the coquí. Contemplating Coquís  …

Unicorns Of The Sea Share Their Secrets
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

(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 …

Entertainment

California #1 In Economic Impact From Video Game Industry

Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—No state compares to California with respect to the impact of the U.S. video games on its economy.  Games Bring Success A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA) …

Video Game Industry Helps Florida Flourish
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The Sunshine State is in the spotlight for its economic impact from the video game industry.  Statistics Suggest Bright Future A new study by Entertainment Software Association …

Video Games Bring Billions To New York
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—Video games have a presence in New York that extends well beyond those who play them. Indeed, the Empire State is one of the largest contributors to economic output and employment for the …

Auto

Making A Pandemic Busting Purchase

Monday, December 7, 2020

(NAPSI)—You may not be able to treat yourself to an exotic vacation trip, an evening at the theater or even a dinner out these days but there are some other satisfying ways to treat yourself. Did …

Time To Hit The Open Road? Rent An RV!
Friday, August 21, 2020

(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 …

Car Buying Tips
Friday, July 31, 2020

(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 …

Seniors

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease: Take Charge Of Your Health

Wednesday, March 3

(NAPSI)—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition, affecting 15% of U.S. adults—an estimated 37 million Americans. Kidney disease can get worse over time and may lead to kidney failure …

Protect Your Financial Future: How To Secure Your Dream Retirement
Tuesday, February 9

(NAPSI)—Many pre-retirees spend their lives putting the needs of their loved ones first. While the support you provide to family and friends is invaluable, it’s important to also prioritize …

Three Surprising Ways To Save
Tuesday, January 26

(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease …

Finance

Support For People With Disabilities On The Journey To Work

Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—About 40.7 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about has a disability, you may wonder what it means for …

Washington State Gets Billions From Video Games
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The video game industry stands tall—economically—in the Evergreen State.  A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Washington …

Texas Sees Billions In Video Game Income
Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The video game industry has a Texas-sized effect on the Lone Star State’s economy.  A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in …

Sports

Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

Thursday, October 22, 2020

(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous …

How to Create and Maintain New Fitness Habits During A Pandemic
Friday, September 18, 2020

(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 …

Rebounding Your Way To Better Fitness
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

(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 …

Health

Twice-Baked California Sweetpotatoes

Wednesday, March 3

(NAPSI)—Trying to incorporate more healthy foods into your cooking repertoire? Think California Sweetpotatoes. Nutritious and delicious, California Sweetpotatoes are filled with plenty of vitamins …

Tooth Be Told: Managing Children’s Oral Health In A Pandemic
Thursday, February 18

(NAPSI)—Regular dental cleanings for kids are one of many aspects of people’s lives that have been interrupted over the past year. However, instilling good dental hygiene habits early is still …

Honoring The Selfless
Friday, February 12

(NAPSI)—At a time when their efforts were desperately needed, organizations helping to combat the effects of the coronavirus, champion equality and diversity, and provide medical care for those in …

Food

Easy Sweetpotato Minestrone Soup—California Style

Wednesday, January 13

(NAPSI)—Everyone needs delicious recipes with heaping servings of veggies. Whether you’re thinking about overall health or trying to lose a few pounds, maintaining a balanced diet throughout the …

5 Tips To Save Time (And Sanity) This Holiday Season
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

(NAPSI)—Doesn’t it seem like the most wonderful time of the year is actually the most stressful time of the year? Add to that a global pandemic, virtual schooling and working from home and it may …

Try This Simple, Scrumptious Side Dish
Thursday, December 3, 2020

(NAPSI)—Imagine this: consuming a few small bites a day can help you manage your weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, gallstones, heart disease and cancer. It’s not some new miracle drug, …

Gift ideas

Six Ways To Protect Your Mail And Packages

Monday, November 30, 2020

(NAPSI)—Every day, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service works to protect your mail, USPS employees and USPS facilities. It’s just as important to it as it is to you that these items reach their …

Eat, Love, Snap, Share
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

(NAPSI)—These days, it’s still essential for families to stay connected. The last months have been challenging. More than ever people need family and friends. Modern technology has gone a …

Simple Packing Tips To Ship Holiday Gifts
Monday, November 23, 2020

(NAPSI)—Packing and shipping gifts across town, across the country or around the world for the holidays is easy, provided you follow simple tips from the United States Postal Service. To ensure …

Government news

Video Games Boost U.S. Economy By Billions Top 10 States Ranked By Total Video Game Industry-Related Economic Effect

Tuesday, February 23

(NAPSI)—The next time you, your friends and family play video games, you’ll do more than have fun. You’ll help improve global science and art and the American economy at the same time.  …

Emotional Investing And Social Media
Thursday, February 11

(NAPSI)—When it comes to gathering information to make an investment decision, investors have access to a variety of online information sources, from investment platforms to news and social media. …

Pave Your Road To Financial Independence With A Ticket To Work Service Provider
Tuesday, February 9

(NAPSI)—This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This law mandates equal opportunities for people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, …

Holidays

Gifts That Do A World Of Good

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you don’t have to look far to find items that deliver great features and functionality but use less energy. Products that earn the U.S. Environmental Protection …

Pop Up New Traditions This Holiday Season
Friday, November 20, 2020

(NAPSI)—Although the holiday season may be a little different this year for families, you don’t have to say goodbye to fun and good cheer. Create new traditions and make lasting memories of …

Start A Few New Traditions This Holiday Season
Monday, November 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—For many families this holiday season will be like no other. Without the gathering at the table, some traditions will be impractical this year. So this may be a good time to try …

Real estate

Managing Your House And Property Five Ways

Thursday, December 3, 2020

(NAPSI)—The next time you look around your home, or that of your aging relatives, you may be astonished how much “stuff” accumulates over the years. Are there things—and the stories they …

Moving Ideas
Friday, November 20, 2020

(NAPSI)—If you’ll be decking the halls of a new home this holiday season, you won’t be alone. Every year, one in ten Americans moves to a new place. It can take some careful coordination in the …

Own A Home? You May Be Wealthier Than You Think
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—The economy has taken its toll on American households over the last year, leaving many homeowners strapped for cash—but you may not have to be among them. Here’s some good news: If …

Safety

Online Learning Made Better

Monday, January 11

(NAPSI)—Lately, school districts engaged in “emergency teaching” to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education during the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of that effort was …

EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker New Poll Shows Parents More Pessimistic About K-12 Than Ever
Monday, December 21, 2020

(NAPSI)—A recent poll by EdChoice and Morning Consult reveals some concerning trends in public opinion on K-12 education. Here are the main points: 1. Americans are not impressed with the …

10 Tips For Safer Winter Generator Use
Monday, December 14, 2020

(NAPSI)—If your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep power flowing to your home or business. Just keep safety in mind when using generators, advises the Outdoor Power …

Women

Working Daughters Deserve Support

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children of their own, there is little recognition and not enough support. …

Working Daughters Deserve Support
Monday, November 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—For the approximate 23 million women who balance caring for an aging parent with going to work, and often raising children of their own, there is little recognition and not enough support. …

Make The Most Of All The Stages Of Your Life
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

(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 …