(Family Features) Owning a home-based small business offers undeniable perks - flexible hours, the ability to control your own professional destiny, even the option to work in your jammies if the mood strikes. But many first-time business owners operating out of the home underestimate important aspects of operating your own company - especially when it comes to finances.
(Family Features) With limited resources, animal shelter groups across the country work tirelessly to help animals in need find the homes they deserve.
(Family Features) From understanding the role of antibiotics in animal and food production to implementing a safety strategy within your own home, a background on food safety is beneficial for every family.
There has never been a better time to start getting fit since health information and products are so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine - good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement - and start down the path to better health.
(Family Features) Whether you’ve bought a new house or are renting an apartment, you know that finding the perfect place to call home is just the beginning. Before you can settle in and begin enjoying your new surroundings, you have to actually get all of your stuff packed and moved.
(StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
(NewsUSA) - Marco Polo fell in love with it. Poets and painters captured its beauty. Even ancient emperors were awestruck when they visited Hangzhou.
(Family Features) You head to the doctor for a fever or a physical and to the dentist for a sore tooth or a cleaning, but what about your eye health? If words on the page seem a bit out of focus, or your night vision isn’t as sharp as it used to be, do you head to the eye doctor? You may not, but you should.
(Family Features) Celebrate the uplifting colors of spring with easy-to-make crafts that bring inspiration and creativity to the home.
(Family Features) Whether looking to advance their career, financial situation or personal life, taking the steps towards self-improvement is top of mind to many people.
(Family Features) If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.
(Family Features) Today's hectic lifestyles make it easy to neglect healthy eating habits, especially in the morning. Although breakfast is the most commonly skipped meal, it's important to get your day started right with a well-rounded helping of protein and nutrients - which you can find in the easiest of breakfasts, a bowl of cereal with one cup of skim milk.
(StatePoint) For busy moms always on the go, it’s crucial to find new ways to save time and money, while reducing daily hassles. Let these organizational tips help you stay on track:
(Family Features) Despite her career as a scrub nurse for general cancer surgeries, a personal diagnosis of cancer still came as a surprise.
(NewsUSA) - For most college students, the path to earning credit typically involves several weeks of listening to lectures, taking notes, completing assignments and passing a mid-term and final exam.
(Family Features) You may wonder whether it's important to take care of your child's first teeth, which will fall out in early childhood. However, healthy adult teeth start with healthy teeth during childhood. That's why starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.
(Family Features) Looking to save money and time when it comes to your taxes? There’s a simple way to do your federal taxes, and it’s all for free. The program, called “Free File,” does the hard work for you, either through brand-name software or online fillable forms. And, it’s available only at IRS.gov.
(StatePoint) While pregnancy can be a joyful time, there can be a lot to think about. Whether you’re a first time parent or you have a growing brood, welcoming your newest family member is a big task.
(Family Features) When it comes to managing their money, people often use the same banking provider for a number of years. Whether you’re loyal to your current bank or are looking for a better option, it’s important to review the available benefits to ensure your financial needs are fully met.
(NAPSI)—The Soviet Underground by Archival Magazine presents the exciting story of a Soviet subculture that nurtured freedom and individuality under totalitarian control in the arts.
(Family Features) Whether you're reminiscing about a romantic getaway or dreaming of a future foray to the City of Light, you can recreate the elegance and joie de vivre of Paris in your own corner of the world.
(Family Features) With the new year underway, there is a heavy focus around resolutions. Whether you are making a resolution to celebrate a fresh start or looking to make a change no matter the time of year, maintaining resolutions can be difficult. In fact, a recent survey from Bank of America found that 49 percent of respondents don’t make New Year’s resolutions because they prefer to set goals throughout the year.
(NewsUSA) - What if colleges could predict whether students would drop out of college before they had a chance to? How helpful would this information be in reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates?
(Family Features) Whether your international travel is for business or pleasure, chances are you’d like to remain connected. Your wireless phone or tablet is a likely solution, but not all wireless services are created equal.
(Family Features) You have a compelling business model ... ambition ... entrepreneurial spirit. Add in a solid business plan and the necessary capital, and you may be well on your way toward launching a business. But before you take the leap into owning your own business, it’s worthwhile to consider adding in another important element — the guidance of a mentor.
(Family Features) A healthy lifestyle is necessary at any age, but for those over 50, it's especially important. As you age, your body changes, and your risk for health problems increases. Fortunately, there are three simple things you can do to lead a healthier and happier life.
(Family Features) Advancements in technology over the last decade have children spending more time with gadgets and gizmos, and less time enjoying the great outdoors. In fact, kids are now indoors up to 10 hours a day, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But kids' increasing use of technology and opportunities to appreciate Mother Nature do not have to be mutually exclusive.
(Family Features) With cold and flu season upon us, it may be tempting to hibernate until the danger of red, puffy eyes and a stuffy nose disappears. Waiting for a cold or flu to run its course can truly feel like an eternity, especially when the symptoms have you looking as bad as you feel.
(Family Features) Just as important as housebreaking and good behaviors, socialization is a vital part of a puppy's training regimen.
(BPT) - From dating to driving to curfews, there’s a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while behind the wheel, but technology can be distracting while walking, too. More teens are plugged in and tuning out to the world around them. An alarming 39 percent were observed typing on a phone, and 39 percent were wearing headphones while crossing the road.
(Family Features) If the decadent dishes and busy schedules of the holiday season have set back your efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, fear not. With the right plan in place, it's easy to get back on track, re-energized and refocused for the year ahead.
(Family Features) For engaged couples, it can seem as if there are a million things to accomplish before the big day arrives. One essential piece of the wedding puzzle involves creating a registry that makes it easy for guests to celebrate your union with gifts that reflect your personality as a couple.
(NewsUSA) - Parents know that the best way to instill a love of reading in a child is to read to them early and often. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee an avid book lover. Nor does it guarantee that a child will be able to read well.
(NAPSI)—A heartwarming story of friendship that teaches children about love and acceptance has been created by Paul Harvey, Jr., author, playwright, pianist, composer, award-winning journalist, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, and the son of legendary radio and television broadcaster Paul Harvey.
(Family Features) Selecting the right college means not only choosing where you’ll live for the next four years, but finding the best fit for your personality, interests and your family’s financial situation. It’s often one of the biggest decisions many teens have ever faced.
(Family Features) Food and beverage containers, glass, newspapers and other paper items are commonly recycled in households across the nation. But outside the kitchen, living room or office, where many of these items are found, there are other areas where you can find unexpected opportunities to recycle -like the bathroom.
(Family Features) Take a trip to the grocery store and you'll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it's often confusing and even a bit misleading.
(NAPSI)—For millions of students with learning disabilities like dyslexia, reading is often greatly improved when they can hear and see the printed word at the same time.
(NewsUSA) - Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa., were the site of, arguably, the most famous winter in history, when the Continental Army hunkered down amid harsh conditions, limited supplies and low morale.
(Family Features) There are many reasons people choose to rent over home ownership. Whether saving up for a dream home, you’re having difficulty affording one or you simply enjoy commitment-free, hassle-free living, renting certainly has its perks. For those who choose to rent, having adequate protection is a must — and with advances in the industry, finding the right coverage is easier than ever.
(Family Features) The advancements in technology, including devices such as smartphones and tablets, offer users a customized experience based on their own preferences and taste. Today's technology provides us with a world of information and entertainment options to make life easier.
(Family Features) Mortgage insurance is a policy lenders may require you to buy when you take out a home loan. This policy will protect them should you default on payments. Although you must pay the premiums, the insurance policy offers you no protections. If the house were to go into foreclosure, only the lender's interest in the property would be addressed.
(Family Features) The beauty about getting older is you finally start to loosen up. You tend to worry a little less, laugh a little more and melt into who you've become and the life you've created.
(Family Features) As the real estate market continues to recover, more families are putting their money towards a sound investment - a home. As with any big asset, keeping it protected is critical.
(Family Features) Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria. While traditional treatments exist, they come with a painful surgery with a long recovery time. A new treatment option, however, offers better, nearly pain-free results for patients.
(Family Features) From managing emails to connecting with friends, a smartphone can do a great number of things. But all of these features can be overwhelming when you're in the market for a new smartphone. Since a smartphone purchase often includes a binding contract that can last for years, it is important to ask yourself a few of questions before making the commitment.
(NAPSI)—If you’re like many people who’ve seen Disney movies (and who hasn’t?), especially the new “Saving Mr. Banks” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson about the making of “Mary Poppins,” you may want to know more about the man behind the magic, Walt Disney himself.
(NAPSI)—Experts estimate one in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. In fact, it’s the No. 1 reason why parents bring a child to a mental health professional.