(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives.
(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.
(NewsUSA) - Summer weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride.
(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?
(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society ga…
(NewsUSA) - No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.
(NewsUSA) - In today's busy world, the convenience of products and services delivered directly to your home makes life easier. But you can receive more than the usual groceries, diapers and dog food. You can get support and encouragement, and bring about positive change to a world in need.
(NAPSI)—If a child you care about is ever struggling in school, unhappy, unchallenged, unable to get the help he or she needs, these four stories could inspire you to find an answer.
(NewsUSA) - The risk of becoming trapped in a grain bin while trying to remove clumped or rotting grain remains a real hazard for farmers and their employees, who could be buried within seconds by fast-flowing grain.
(NAPSI)—The next time you take a bite of sweet Thin Mints® or Girl Scout S'mores® cookies, you'll be doing more than pleasing your palate. Each and every Girl Scout Cookies® purchase powers amazing experiences for girls, and 100 percent of the net proceeds stay local to benefit the Girl Scou…
(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.
(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.
(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.
(NewsUSA) - As tens of millions of people across the country prepare to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 21 through 27, our goal is to focus on parents and children, not politics or politicians.
(NAPSI)—While digging out after a winter snowstorm can be a lot of hard work, the job is made easier thanks to many people who use their snow throwers to clear not only their own driveway, but also their neighbors’.
(StatePoint) Want to give back to your community during the holidays, but it’s just not in the budget? With total holiday sales forecasted to hit over $1 trillion this season, it’s good to know that there are plenty of ways to give back without spending another dime.
(StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few.
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- 70-year old Linda Davis was honored today for her volunteer work at ITN Suncoast, a non-profit organization that provides transportation to seniors and those with vision impairments.
(StatePoint) When it comes to helping children with cancer, amazing new things are possible -- as long as there is funding. And it’s not just doctors and researchers who can make a difference, it can be anyone volunteering at their local hospital, planning fundraisers, or simply just spreadi…
(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren’t just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communitie…
(StatePoint) From one corner of a city or county to another, life expectancy can vary by five, 10 or even 20 years, according to a report from the Center on Society and Health.
(StatePoint) Whether you are dealing with personal tragedy and loss in your life, or are concerned about current events, some experts believe that creating and appreciating art can help you cope with the emotional fallout of challenging times.
(NAPSI)—While the number of older volunteers who want to contribute their time and talent is increasing, not all organizations are prepared to take advantage of this growing resource.
(NewsUSA) - If you've ever experienced a flooded home from a busted hose on a washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator, you know the indescribable feeling of relief when a tradesman shows up at your door.
(NewsUSA) - The iconic rock star Gene Simmons has a huge heart -; more than 140 times wide. The KISS band member - who stars in his own reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," that airs Monday nights on A&E - recently highlighted his relationship with ChildFund International by inv…
(NAPSI)—Every now and then, we all could use a helping hand. The simplest gesture from a friend or even a stranger can help boost morale and add a silver lining to an ordinary day. Applying that same principle and finding simple ways to support your community through a good deed can make a l…
(NAPSI)—Despite tough economic times, Americans still want to help support worthy causes. Fortunately, making a difference does not have to involve making a large donation.
(NewsUSA) - Who would have thought that shining a light on some of America's dirtiest, most rough-and-tumble blue-collar jobs would make for wildly popular television? Yet, here come documentary-meets-reality TV shows like "Ice Road Truckers," "Axe Men," "Deadliest Catch," and now -- Spike's…
(NewsUSA) - Occupy Wall Street's most recent push, "May Day," exemplifies the crux of the protest: it's a great forum to express widespread discontent about financial issues, but less adept at affecting bona fide change between giant corporations and average consumers.
(NewsUSA) - Last summer, the small town of Minot, N.D., was severely damaged by a record-breaking flood. As Minot's 40,000 residents struggled to put their lives back together, many found solace in trying to rebuild their beloved Oak Park.
A 1,200-foot mountain, a video camera and a blood glucose monitor. These three things may seem unrelated to most people, but for rock-climber Steve Richert, it is just another day at the office. Richert, a rock-climber and guide is on a year-long journey: facing extreme weather conditions, e…
In 1974 the Watergate scandal sent Chuck Colson, White House special counsel and self-described "hatchet man," to federal prison. After experiencing a conversion to evangelical Christianity - a metamorphosis so improbable he later joked that it "kept the political cartoonists of America clot…
Did you ever read "Horton Hears a Who" or "The Giving Tree" to your children and wonder if they really absorbed the messages of activism, selflessness and giving those beloved children's favorites preach so gently and creatively? The success of "Kids Who Give," an on-going contest that recog…
Millions of physically challenged citizens in North America are able to achieve freedom and independence with the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and other mobility assistance products.