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(NAPS)—Homeowners should keep safety in mind when working in their outdoor living spaces, advise the experts at the Outdoor Power Equipment Institutes (OPEI). It helps to always read the owner’s manual before you start up any machines, and use the proper fuel. Learn more at www.opei.org and www.LookBeforeYouPump.com

A simple, one-minute online quiz from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) can let you know if you’re in the 33 percent of Americans who have kidney disease and what to do about it. Find it at www.minuteforyourkidneys.org. Learn more at www.kidney.org

The Parkinson’s Foundation’s Newly Diagnosed: Building a Better Life with Parkinson’s Disease program arms newly diagnosed people with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to navigate life with the disease. You can order a free Newly Diagnosed kit at Parkinson.org/NewlyDiagnosed or call 800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).

As you develop your retirement plans and think about how a potential need for long-term care may impact those plans and your loved ones, certain misconceptions may prevent you from taking action.

Four great reads: “Fly Back, Agnes,” “Witches Protection program,” “Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What’s Holding You Back So You Can Life the Life You Want,” and an anthology, “In Death, the GIft of Life,” provide fun and insights into major life issues. You can find all four, learn more and subscribe to a weekly newsletter for readers at www.booktrib.com

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a new kind of philanthropy, awarded nine teams of teachers and researchers $5 million in grants to discover better ways to meet each student’s individual needs.

Most retired Baby Boomers need to augment their income. Employ-ers seeking dedicated, experienced, capable talent should take heed, says Amava, a website dedicated to keeping members active and socially engaged through flexible jobs, volunteer gigs, unique experiences and other services. Learn more at www.amava.com

An audio book with award-winning actors, sound effects and original score is “The Barefoot Spirit” available from BookTrib, www.BookTrib.com. So are “Killer Deal” about death on a dude ranch; “Gather As You Go: Sharing Lessons Along the Way” on leadership, and “Disruption Off” on future-proofing business.