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Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(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 …
Education has a huge impact on children’s happiness; finding the right school choice is paramount.

School Choice Can Help When You’re Expecting The Unexpected

Yesterday at 10:54 AM
by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI)—Count the number of neighbors, relatives, or friends who tried a new form of schooling this …
Taking care of their kids and their parents can keep many in the Sandwich Generation from saving for their own future—but help is available.

COVID-19 And “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Yesterday at 10:53 AM
(NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging …

The Tooth Fairy Is Now Taking Calls

Friday, January 15
(NAPSI)—Good news for families: The Tooth Fairy now has her own phone number to congratulate kids on losing teeth and encourage them …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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TIPS FOR YOUTH WITH DIABETES: BE ACTIVE

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone, and it’s key if you’re a teen with diabetes.  Hi, I’m Doctor Griffin Rodgers, bringing you healthy moments …

How Do You Know You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
American Red Cross. American Red Cross.  Responding to disasters. Collecting lifesaving blood. Supporting the nation’s …

FRESH STRAWBERRY NAKED LAYER CAKE

Thursday, August 13, 2020
California Strawberries. Puree. Simmer to reduce. Chill. All-purpose flour. Baking powder. Baking soda. Salt. Unsalted butter. Sugar. …

HELPLINE FOR SENIORS

Thursday, August 13, 2020
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, 2020
Trust. It’s as vital as the air we breathe. Now more than ever before, quality matters. Standards matters. For her. For him. For …
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News of Older Americans

Friday, January 8
Maintaining social connections can improve quality of life and lead to better health, which is particularly important during the COVID-nineteen pandemic. If you’re an older adult or caregiver …

News Of Jobs

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Getting a job may not be as difficult as some people fear thanks to innovative efforts by a government agency. Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program supports career development for people who …

Making Life More Fun

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
You may not be able to treat yourself to an exotic vacation trip or even a dinner out these days, but there are other ways to enjoy yourself. For example, collecting classic cars. It can be …

Education Trends In The Pandemic And Beyond

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
A recent poll by Morning Consult and Ed-Choice reveals some concerning trends in parents’ opinions on K-12 education. For one thing, parents are not comfortable with children returning to in-person …

News Of Jobs

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps eligible disability beneficiaries gain financial independence with free, individualized employment services. If you’re ready for work, you can get …
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Books

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 …

A Fantastic Collection Of Science Fiction
Thursday, June 11, 2020

(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 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 …

Mutt Mulligan, TurfMutt Spokesdog, Celebrates Adoptaversary, Her First Year Wearing The Superhero Cape
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(NAPS)I—Outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of green spaces, and care for all living landscapes, is the aim of the TurfMutt Foundation, now celebrating the one-year “adoptaversary” of its …

From the Creator & Star of CHEATERS, Tommy Habeeb, “To The Rescue”: Saved Dogs and Their Grateful Families, Airs Weekly on Saturdays
Friday, October 9, 2020

(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 …

Home

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, …

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 …

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 …

Education / careers

Ticket to Work Program: Helping People Find Their Path

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

(NAPSI)—As Americans celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it’s worth acknowledging the increased support options available to people with disabilities who …

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 …

Smart Move: Speed Test Your Internet
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—These days, most families would agree, home Internet connectivity and reliable speed are more important than ever.  Think about it: How much longer will it take for the kids’ new …

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

Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

(NAPSI)—When ophthalmologist Ruth Williams, MD, opened her office after shutting down early in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was surprised to see how many people had developed serious eye problems …

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  …

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 …

Environment

A Surprising Assistant

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—Here’s a hot tip: Most baking enthusiasts may not realize it, but turning out great baked goods can be easier with a quality kitchen appliance that’s NOT the stove. It’s the sink. …

Cook Up A Low-Maintenance Kitchen
Monday, November 30, 2020

(NAPSI)—An increasing number of families are finding how much fun it can be to cook and eat at home—but an easy-to-clean-and-work-in kitchen can make a big difference. Here are five ideas on …

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 …

Technology

Social Engagement

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

(NAPSI)—Maintaining social connections and staying mentally and physically active is key to reducing social isolation and loneliness among older adults, particularly now during the COVID-19 …

Texts: Good, Cliches: Bad
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—When it comes to succeeding in business, it’s important to know what not to say and how not to say it. Fortunately, a recent survey can help you and your firm avoid these pitfalls. …

How Small Businesses Can Successfully Stay Connected
Thursday, December 10, 2020

(NAPSI)—According to the Small Business Administration, there are some 30 million small businesses in America. Lately, too many of them have been beset by big problems.  Good News  …

Travel

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 …

You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease
Monday, August 24, 2020

(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, 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 …

Entertainment

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 …

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 …

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 …

Auto

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 …

RV Owners are the Surprise Financial Success Story of the Year
Thursday, July 9, 2020

(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, 2020

(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

Why Long-Term Care Should Be A Retiree’s Top Concern

Friday, December 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren.  In anticipation of these …

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 …

Get Educated During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period
Friday, November 20, 2020

(NAPSI)—Over 61 million people are enrolled in Medicare. As of October 15, individuals age 65 and older can make changes to their coverage and enroll in a Medicare plan during the annual open …

Finance

Uniformed Services Members: Help Protect Your Family With The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Tuesday, January 5

(NAPSI)—The prospect of needing long term care may be far from your mind today, but circumstances can change. A long term care event can happen at any age, and the potential financial and emotional …

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 …

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 …

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

Mask Matters: Why Selecting The Right Mask Provides Pandemic Protection

Friday, December 11, 2020

(NAPSI)—Experts of all sorts now say face masks are a must to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Someone you meet could have the coronavirus and not realize it. Not all masks work equally well, …

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, …

Long-Term Care Planning Made Easy: Find A Plan That’s Right For You
Thursday, November 19, 2020

(NAPSI)—You may already be aware of what long-term care is, whether it’s through personal experience caregiving for a loved one who needs daily assistance, or knowing a family member or friend …

Food

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 …

Making Diet Decisions During A Pandemic
Monday, November 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—Dreadful as the pandemic has been, for some people it has meant a positive health change. Three in 10 Americans made a major change to their diet during this time, according to new …

New Treats And Traditions For Your Little Goblins
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

(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 …

Gift ideas

A Grandparent’s Best Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2020

(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 …

When Sending A Gift From Your Garden, Beware: Don’t Pack A Pest
Thursday, September 10, 2020

(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 …

Summer Celebrations
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

(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 …

Government news

Supporting Children And Teens In Managing Their Diabetes

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(NAPSI)—Diabetes is not just an adult disease. It’s one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children and teens in the United States. Today, it affects about 193,000 youth under 20 …

What Kids Care About: Education And The Coronavirus
Monday, November 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—The debate over schools reopening during the pandemic has included a great deal of feedback from educators and parents. But what about the students themselves: How are they feeling? Are …

Stay Informed By Subscribing To Texts From Ticket To Work
Monday, November 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—Getting a job may not be as difficult as some people fear thanks to innovative efforts by a government agency. For example, on July 15, 2020, Social Security launched a campaign to …

Holidays

Many Older Americans Heading Into The Holidays Feeling Depressed

Monday, November 16, 2020

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans say they feel depressed—yet the majority of them are not planning to get help, according to a new national survey—though it could make a tremendous difference in …

Virtual Holiday Drives
Monday, November 2, 2020

(NAPSI)—There are two easy and fully virtual ways to ensure the holiday season is bright for youth in foster care this year through Treehouse. The nonprofit partners with thousands of youth to …

U.S. Postal Service Offers Tips To Stop Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers
Thursday, June 11, 2020

(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 …

Real estate

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 …

3 Ways To Get The House You Want
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

(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, …

Moving Safely During the Coronavirus Crisis
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

(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 …

Safety

Water Stations Keep Kids Safe, Hydrated In School

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever been the parent of a school-aged child, you know the drill. A new school year means a new list of required school supplies. And these days the list is definitely different. …

7 Tips for Readying Your Outdoor Power Equipment for Winter Storage Prep Equipment for Season Changes, Save Time and Future Headaches
Friday, October 9, 2020

(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 …

Family Caregivers Of Veterans Eligible For Free Professional Help
Monday, October 5, 2020

(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 …

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 …