(NewsUSA) - With the holiday season ramping up, there's no better time to take a break, relax and recharge. Why not unwind by catching up on all your favorite books? Whether you are looking to read by the fireplace or while traveling to your holiday destination, or spending time with friends and family, companies such as Kobo have a wide range of options to keep you reading on the go.
(NewsUSA) - Amid excitement over 3D printing, there is caution.
(Family Features) The holidays can be a hectic time for everyone. While you're busily gearing up for guests and parties, it's important to remember your pet's safety to ensure a festive and fun season is enjoyed by all.
(Family Features) This holiday, give entertainment lovers of every age the perfect gift with easy access to the newest and most popular movie and TV show releases.
(Family Features) The holiday season is a time for generosity and kindness. While you're on the quest for the perfect gifts for loved ones, why not pick those that support children in need?
(Family Features) If crossing the final gift off your shopping list means your holiday giving has only just begun, these ideas for creating unique and personalized packaging may be just the ticket for some extra special flair under your tree this year.
(Family Features) Holidays are always more festive and fun once you've bought a sleigh full of gifts for everyone on your list. Make all of your family and friends merry this year with great gift ideas, like a classic toy. Stuffing their stocking with the gift of good vision and eye health is also a wonderful way to put a smile on anyone's face. Perhaps, you need a gift for the music lover in the family. Tails will be wagging when you give a snuggly gift to your favorite furry companion. And, there's nothing more thoughtful than a beautiful, customized photo scrapbook created by you. After all, nothing makes the holidays happier than knowing your gifts will bring joy to all the special people on your list.
(Family Features) Having trouble picking the perfect holiday gift for that special guy in your life? Check out these unique gift ideas even the most finicky of men would love to get. Whether he digs the decadence of robust red wines, useful techie toys, the speed of a radio controlled ride or the thrill of an outdoor adventure, use this guide to take the guesswork out of holiday shopping and give him what he really wants. After all, every man deserves something special under the tree.
(Family Features) The influence of family can be a powerful thing. When asked who inspired her as a child, Rosa Parks, an extraordinary American activist, answered, "My family, I would say, my mother, and my maternal grandparents. I grew up with them."
(Family Features) Bring the joy and celebration of holiday traditions from around the world to your home this season.
(NAPSI)—A growing number of parents are creating their own approaches to parenthood- approaches that are authentic, simple, healthy. Most importantly, they’re approaches that work for their own families.
(Family Features) There are important realities every American must know about long-term care. Long-term care is more expensive than most people think. And, most importantly, the cost of care is usually paid for out of savings and income.
(Family Features) Football season is here with high school, college and NFL games underway. That means fans nationwide are preparing to throw the most epic tailgates of the season. According to a recent Bank of America survey, which asked consumers about their tailgating plans for this football season, more than three-fourths of respondents (77 percent) plan to host at least one tailgate party. Throwing a big, tasty and impressive tailgate can be one way for fans to support their favorite teams. However, the costs of hosting a tailgate can add up. To make sure your fandom doesn't break the bank, TV host and author Adam Richman says to remember that an expensive tailgate doesn't necessarily mean a better one.
(Family Features) The holiday season is filled with a whirlwind of parties and special events. Be prepared to head out the door and look your best all evening long with these beauty tips.
(Family Features) When it comes to deciding what to feed your baby, having access to credible information and available options is critical. With Hispanic babies now accounting for more than 25 percent of births in the United States according to the U.S. Census, there is an increasing need for Hispanic moms to have access to Spanish-language resources that can help them make an informed decision about what is best for the nutrition of their babies and families.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for parents who want to spread the word about the benefits of school choice and educational opportunity.
(NAPSI)—There is hopeful news for young people held in the adult criminal justice system. A number of states are beginning to recognize that youths have developmental differences from adults and in many cases still possess great potential for rehabilitation. In addition, many states are now taking these factors into account at sentencing.
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, children of all ages can find a million reasons to believe—and you can help.
(BPT) - Children are energetic learners, trying to make sense of the world around them. One of the most important activities to help a child stretch his mind, especially in the early years, is reading. From birth to age 5, development in all areas of the brain is rapid, so it is especially important during this time that parents make an intentional effort to integrate reading into a child’s daily routine. This practice helps mold your child into an active reader and establishes the foundational literacy skills he needs for future success in school and life.
(Family Features) Pamper your wedding guests with a special keepsake they can treasure. After all, you want to thank each and every one of them for sharing in your special moment. It's also a fun way for them to remember the celebration long after the wedding day is over.
(Family Features) Want to give that special someone the trendiest gifts and gadgets of the season? Head over to the nearest kitchen store or gourmet grocer. The hottest gifts this year are for foodies. From the ultimate electric kettle to premium cookware to a delightful wine for any occasion, this gift guide has everything you need to make someone's holiday very merry.
(StatePoint) When your children have trouble sleeping at night it can be just as tiring for you as for your little ones. And no matter what the source of the issue is, a full night’s sleep is important for everybody’s physical and mental health.
(Family Features) - With the summer solstice in our rear-view mirror, the temperatures are getting cooler and another harsh winter may soon be upon us.
(Family Features) Jewelry can be a great holiday gift to receive, but for many, buying jewelry to give is intimidating. What kind of jewelry should you buy? What size? Will it look good on her? Will he like it? For anyone facing these questions, this guide is for you.
(StatePoint) The holiday season can be a great time of the year to catch up and reconnect with family. That’s especially important at a time when more than 50 percent of working moms and dads find it very difficult to juggle work and family life, according to a recent Pew Research survey.
(NewsUSA) - If there's one thing that new or expecting parents can take comfort in, it's this: Your greatest fears are shared by others just like you.
(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.