(BPT) - Men and women in the United States armed forces give a lot for their country, but it's not just those enlisted that sacrifice. Estimates show there are more than a million military children of active duty members worldwide. These children are the nation's youngest heroes, often deali…
“The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes(NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and p…
(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.
(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.
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(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.
(Family Features) Adding a four-legged friend to the family is no small decision, and it’s easy to get distracted by sweet eyes pleading to be taken home. Becoming a dog parent is a major commitment, so it’s important to do your research and make well-informed choices before deciding on a new dog.
(Family Features) Ask any parent what he or she remembers most about a child’s first year and you’re likely to hear quite a bit about sleep schedules. However, a baby’s eating schedule is just as important as his or her sleep.
(Family Features) Despite the comfort and convenience it affords, modern society is contributing to a vanishing relationship with the natural environment. However, there are plenty of ways to bring nature indoors to reap the benefits of an earthy connection inside your home.
(Family Features) As people from coast to coast hunker down at home, some with children, taking a mental break from a new and unfamiliar lifestyle with the world of entertainment can be a way to relax and disconnect.
(Family Features) Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need.
(Family Features) Training a pet can be a rewarding process. It takes some time and patience, but it can also be a way to bond with your pet and help set you both up for a happy life together.
(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned hi…
(NewsUSA) - Especially in stressful times, curling up with some positive TV programs can be a much-needed relaxing experience for the whole family.
What to know about emergency air ambulance transportation
(Family Features) Caregiving affects all generations, with more than 10 million unpaid caregivers in the United States between the ages of 18-39, according to research published by AARP. That’s 1 in 4 people nationwide who care for an older relative or friend. These young caregivers often ta…
(NewsUSA) - Owning a home is a huge investment, and once they've owned long enough to build up equity, many homeowners opt to leverage the equity for other uses. But if you're on the fence about taking on another monthly loan payment, an option that may be right for you is co-investing.
(StatePoint) With many kids out of school and spending more time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be tempting to allow children to pass some of the extra hours using digital devices, however, research shows that managing screen time is vital f…
(NewsUSA) - As the world has hit the metaphorical panic button during the rise of Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases worldwide, the daily reality for people and businesses is rapidly changing.
(NewsUSA) - As temperatures rise and air conditioners begin to blast, educated homeowners have no need to fear the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2020 Freon Phaseout.
(NewsUSA) - The post-Civil War years were challenging and tumultuous times. The WARRANT, a new drama, brings this period to life with a story of hardship, friendship, and ultimately justice.
(Family Features) With new technologies and innovations improving many aspects of daily life, humanitarian work should be no different.
(Family Features) Michele Adams is quick to say, “I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus,” but it took her being hit by a car for her thyroid disease to finally be diagnosed.
(Family Features) Being more productive at work means working smarter, not harder (or longer) and getting the most out of the hours you spend in the office. Sometimes, however, people find their workdays spiral out of control even when they start each morning with a set plan and to-do list.
(NAPSI)—Take a ride through history in a new book about a theme park that opened 60 years ago—and was secretly doomed from the start.
“A Child Lost: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel” by Michelle Cox
(NewsUSA) - Spring is here, and that means so is spring cleaning. This year, take time to show some love to the workhorses that make your house run smoothly; namely, the washing machine, dishwasher, disposal, and stove.
(StatePoint) On rainy days, it can be tempting to hand children devices and let them fall down a YouTube rabbit hole. After all, there can be a lot of hours to fill when the weather isn’t cooperating with your weekend plans.
“Gather As You Go: Sharing Lessons Along the Way” by Carol Lavin Bernick(NAPSI)—Former Alberto Culver Executive Chairperson Carol Lavin Bernick offers a collection of wisdom on topics from leadership, philanthropy and branding to civic engagement and raising kids as a working mom to assistin…
(NewsUSA) - Remember the excitement of calling your first Uber or LYFT ride? With the download of an app and the click of a button, convenience and transportation were right at your fingertips. The days of standing on the corner hailing a cab or hiring a car service are over (for most.)
(StatePoint) The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and you’re probably ready to get outside. Spring offers new opportunities for outdoor fun for the entire family. In fact, it is the perfect time to create a bucket list of warm weather activities for the season ahead.
(Family Features) Spring, for some families, means packing bags and heading to the airport for a getaway. However, flying with young children can be stressful.
(StatePoint) A happy birthday doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Here are six cool gift ideas for infants and preschoolers intended to make learning fun, all which cost under $25:
(Family Features) A family getaway is the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. However, peak travel times like Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend are some of the busiest times of the year, which can mean limited options.
(NewsUSA) - Yeast infections are a source of discomfort for many women, but sometimes the symptoms of yeast infections are a sign of something more serious.
(NewsUSA) - You may be surprised to learn that, when asked to consider the items they can't live without, Americans rank toothpaste and their toothbrush almost as important as the internet and cell phones, according to a recent study.
(NewsUSA) - Medication management often feels like a high-stakes balancing act. With multiple visits to doctors and specialists, a variety of dosage instructions, and refill schedules that vary from prescription to prescription, it's a challenge to keep medications organized.
(Family Features) If it feels as though your life is too busy, you're not alone. Many families experience the feeling of constant busyness, but there are ways to save time around the house and lift some of those burdens.
(Family Features) A diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means lifestyle changes throughout every aspect of life, including financially. IBD has many direct costs of care, like clinic visits, radiology studies, procedures and medications. There are also indirect costs such as miss…
(Family Features) In addition to playing with a laser pointer and offering endless cuddle sessions, there are many more ways to connect with your favorite feline. Cats are curious by nature, and in order for them to stay happy and healthy, they need lots of love and care from their parents.
(Family Features) If you rely on a rooftop or indoor antenna for your TV viewing, changes that may affect your local channels are happening.
“Fly Back, Agnes”by Elizabeth Atkinson(NAPSI)—Twelve-year-old Agnes hates everything about her life: her name, her parents’ divorce, her best friend’s abandonment, her changing body. So while staying with her dad over the summer, she decides to become someone else. She tells people she meets…
(NewsUSA) - The Civil War was over, but the post-war years were a time of challenge and sacrifice. A new film, The WARRANT, brings this tumultuous period to life with an action-packed story of friendship and justice.
(NewsUSA) - Shiplap - the wall treatment favored by popular home improvement shows - is filling Pinterest boards and continues to top the to-do lists of today's savvy DIYers. Even high-end homebuilders are incorporating it into their upmarket designs. And when crafting a custom shiplap wall,…
(NewsUSA) - Did you know that each time you get sick, the estimated cost is $200, according to the Center for Disease Control ?
(NewsUSA) - Today most homeowners want to do right by the environment while also caring for the health and wellness of their own families. But they don't always know what measures they can take with the design, construction, and furnishing of their houses to achieve eco-friendly, health-enha…
(NewsUSA) - Did you make a resolution to lose weight and get healthy in 2020? This may be the most common New Year's resolution, but it's also one of the most difficult to keep.
(Family Features) Money management and building long-term financial health is a careful balancing act between long- and short-term financial needs, and now is a perfect opportunity to re-examine your goals. People sometimes focus on short-term needs, making sure they can cover routine bills …
(Family Features) A brain tumor can result in a wide range of physical and emotional changes, but proactively managing your coping strategy can have a significant impact on your treatment program and quality of life.
(Family Features) As families prepare for the future and consider hospice care for loved ones, it’s important to know and understand what hospice care is and how it can help both patients and their caregivers.
(StatePoint) Family caregivers lead busy and at times, stressful lives, often balancing work, their own kids and spouses, hobbies and more, all while ensuring their loved ones are happy and healthy.
(BPT) - Teachers know that when technology is used well, it saves time by organizing material and automating routine tasks. Technology can also engage students actively, create a more equitable classroom and personalize learning.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored Content -Debt is a burden that the majority of adult Americans carry. Per CNBC, the average American carried $38,000 in debt in 2018, not including mortgages.
(NewsUSA) - Most Americans don't have $400 saved to cover for an unexpected emergency, but a recent poll from Chase found that consumers may be ready to change that this year. 80 percent plan to save more and 51 percent say emergency savings is their goal.
(NewsUSA) - Did you know that 1 in 4 high school students uses e-cigarettes?