(NewsUSA) - We welcome the revival of warm, sunny days, but sometimes the onset of warm weather is stressful. Sure, ladies get to refresh their closets with hot styles and new clothes, but there's the whole bathing suit debacle.
(NAPSI)—Like many 10-year-olds, Brandon Pickrel loves reading books about dinosaurs. And books about the weather—“tornadoes and stuff,” he says. “And books about science experiments.”
(NewsUSA) - In Beaverton, Ore., Stephanie Glyzewski's first blood clot went unnoticed for three weeks after routine knee surgery. Following days of excruciating pain and swelling, Glyzewski's doctor discovered the clot lodged in her leg, a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Ten years ago, April Holmes was boarding a train when her leg slipped and got caught between the platform and the moving train. As Holmes lay in her hospital bed recovering from a left leg amputation, her doctor told her about the Paralympics. Holmes, already a track and field college athlete, competed in the 2004 Athens Paralympics Games only three years later.
Family vacations are a source of great fun and memories for years to come, but that doesn't mean that finding a destination that will entertain every member of your family is always easy.
(NewsUSA) - With the wealth of Internet activity and connected communications offered by smartphones and tablets, our laptops and desktop computers are practically becoming passé.
(NewsUSA) - While you're thinking of class schedules and school shopping, you should also spend some time reviewing bed bug prevention tips, as these pests can find their way into the classroom often unbeknownst to their human hosts.
(NAPSI)—With school back in session, there is good news for millions of students who have difficulty reading because of dyslexia or other learning disabilities. For these young people who struggle to understand the printed word, there is a proven alternative: They can listen to their textbooks and enjoy academic success.
(NewsUSA) - Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.
With recent and senseless shootings in places like Seattle, Wash., and Aurora, Colo., our country is dealing with heavy issues of tragedy, conflict and war. And while many adults struggle to find meaning and understanding in such events, parents are sometimes left struggling to answer those same questions for their children.
(ARA) - For students who want to go beyond the usual college experience, study abroad is an appealing option. A semester or year spent studying overseas can be both personally enriching and attractive to future employers seeking workers who are well-versed in the global economy.
(ARA) - Many people associate Native American tribes and culture with the great plains and western frontiers of the United States. Yet deep in the heartland, Wisconsin is home to more Native American tribes than any other state east of the Mississippi. Eleven tribes dot the state, sharing their land, culture, art and tradition through historic villages, festive pow-wows and scenic landscapes.
(ARA) - Every teenager looks forward to the lazy days of summer. But don't underestimate the power of today's youth - a growing number want to do something to make a difference. A simple idea paired with desire and drive is all teens need in order to help others.
Temperatures are rising, and kids across the country are suiting up for swim season. But if you're a parent, you're probably thinking about how to make sure your kids stay safe while they're having fun around water this summer.
Dorothy's red slippers, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Cowardly Lion and his quest for "cccccourage"... few films evoke such powerful memories as does the perennial classic, "The Wizard of Oz." The mention of that one film title can instantly spawn a flurry of images and scenes that are forever imprinted in our memories. Whether you longed to skip down the Yellow Brick Road or were scared by the Winged Monkeys (who wasn't?), there's no doubt that each of us has a favorite memory from Dorothy's journey to the Land of Oz and her quest to get back home.
Summer is supposed to be the season for rest and relaxation, but most parents report a different story. With the end of the school year comes a mad dash to register for camp, sign up for swim lessons, book that Florida vacation and find the perfect summer nanny. Coordinating car pools, planning play dates, and continually devising ways to keep kids occupied is enough to drive any parent crazy. Do not be overwhelmed by the chaos of the season. Check out these five tips to make your family's summer routine more manageable.
Our world has never been more connected. We can travel to almost any country within a day. News from a faraway location arrives on our screens within minutes of it happening. People from all over the world connect 24/7 through social networks. This shrinking world is awe-inspiring, but it comes with responsibilities for parents.
(ARA) - You know the old saying that the journey is just as important as reaching your destination? It can also be applied to your family vacation. Some even believe that the journey is half the fun of getting there. While you may already have a getaway destination in mind, traveling as a family presents its share of challenges for the journey ahead.
(ARA) - It's a fact: life is pretty hectic these days. However, no matter how busy parents are, making sure their family is spending fun, quality time together is always No. 1 on their to-do list. To help parents with some new ideas for family time, Totino's offers these five fun, and affordable, suggestions:
(ARA) - As filmmaker Ken Burns noted in his award-winning documentary, The Civil War, the conflict "was fought in 10,000 places, from Valverde, N. M., and Tullahoma, Tenn., to St. Albans, Vt., and Fernandina on the Florida coast." But for all the war's far-flung geography, according to Burns, the physical, emotional and political hub of the war was Washington, D.C.