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The 2 Keys to America's Improved Retirement Score

(NewsUSA) - Credit increased savings - and something else that doesn't get talked about enough - for American investors being better prepared financially for retirement.

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Thursday 02/13/2020
Managing the Cost of IBD
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(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 costly medications. There are also indirect costs such as missed work or school.

Save Time with Easy Meal Hacks
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(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.

Smart Saving Strategies
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(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 and living essentials. However, many Americans do not have the resources to cover an unexpected expense, much less save for the future.

The Cost of Living with IBD
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(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 missed work or school. 

Thriving with a Brain Tumor
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(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.

How to Reduce Your Risk for Another Heart Attack
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk of a repeat event.

Some Over-the-Air TV Frequencies are Changing
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) If you rely on a rooftop or indoor antenna for your TV viewing, changes that may affect your local channels are happening.

4 Hospice Care Facts to Know
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 2:30 am

(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.

Wednesday 02/12/2020
Men’s Health Matters
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:35 am

5 tips to maintain overall wellbeing

Time-Saving Kitchen Shortcuts That Don’t Sacrifice Quality
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.

Celebrate Agriculture
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:35 am

7 ag-focused ways to get involved

Celebrate Awards Season with a Look to the Past
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Awards season is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates its best films and talents. It’s also an opportunity to take note of the actors and actresses lighting up the big screen, many with long careers you can watch unfold by taking a look back at their roles through the years.  

Monday 02/10/2020
Are You Shopping Savvy at the Grocery Store?
Posted: February 10, 2020

(StatePoint) Like many consumers, you probably do a lot of comparison shopping, especially when it comes to stocking your fridge and pantry with all the best foods and beverages. With new, unfamiliar items on store shelves every day, it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Thursday 02/06/2020
How to Tell if Bad Marketing Is Causing Poor Sales
Updated: February 08, 2020 - 2:45 am

While most products fail, they shouldn't fail because of marketing.

Screen Time: What Research Says and What Parents Can Do
Posted: February 06, 2020

(StatePoint) Screen time is a hot topic for parents and researchers alike. While digital devices are the norm, and children can certainly use them to their benefit, parents can also help children learn healthy digital habits.

Wednesday 02/05/2020
Welcome a 4-Legged Family Member with Care
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:51 am

Tips for a successful, lifelong pet adoption

Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) A new year signals a chance to renew your commitment to healthier eating, but many of the most popular diets, like the keto diet and paleo diet, eliminate entire food groups, which can cause you to fall short on nutrients you need.

Tuesday 02/04/2020
Reading Potpourri: Domestic Thriller, Historical Fiction, Guide For How To Learn, And Touching Memoir Of Survival
Updated: February 13, 2020 - 2:33 am

“Behind Every Lie” by Christina McDonald

(NAPSI)—If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it?


Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened, but the police are highly suspicious of her.


As Eva unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, she soon realizes someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know whom to trust.


McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” domestic thriller, told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past. It’s an excellent choice for fans of Lisa Jewell’s “I Found You” and Karin Slaughter’s “Pieces of Her.” From Gallery Books, purchase at http://bit.ly/36TGAE4.

“Faith on Fire” by Deborah Curtin

This book engulfs the reader in a turbulent time in American history where no one ever really knows who is friend or foe. Robert makes a daring rescue of his brother after the family receives his cryptic letter from the respite home. Many unanswered questions lead to strife and a discord between his mother and father.


As the Civil War begins, Robert is determined to do his part. When he fails, he questions his luck. He then realizes his father, in underhanded ways, is steering Robert’s life choices. Laced with spies, secret messages, gritty players, and split loyalties, the book is a captivating depiction of a family and the consequences of war, with characters wrestling with morality. Purchase at http://bit.ly/2qDQ72i.


“The Key Skill of All Skills: Learn How to Learn”  By David Myers
 
A must for anyone seeking career, education, or personal life betterment. Everything you read continually puts anything you don’t understand in perspective with what you already know. That’s the active ingredient. Using the right anecdotes and analogies at the right times is trickier than it looks. When you acquire and master that key skill featured here, you retain and use information better, are more productive, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease unless genetically predisposed, and perhaps even alleviate other disorders. This book isn’t just education, business, or personal growth training; it makes everything you’ve learned and experienced work better for you. Something for the whole family. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2O5q1yh.

“Epic Solitude: A Story of Survival and a Quest for Meaning in the Far North” by Katherine Keith

After fleeing her life in Minnesota as a young adult for an idyllic and rustic existence in Alaska, and then suffering the loss of her husband and infant daughter in the Far North, Keith’s quest for healing and meaning began. While independently raising her second daughter, Keith found the solace she sought in athleticism and solitude as a competitive dog-musher traversing thousands of miles of Alaska’s tundra.


This powerful and touching story of one woman fighting her way out of trauma into freedom is excellent for fans of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and John Krakauer’s “Into the Wild.” From Blackstone Publishing, purchase at https://amzn.to/39SeD1F.

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How to Talk to Your Children About Tough Money Matters
Posted: February 04, 2020

(StatePoint) Has your family discussed money concerns?

Thursday 01/30/2020
OTC Products Can Help Smokers Quit
Posted: January 30, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Quit smoking.

Wednesday 01/29/2020
Find the Perfect Engagement Ring this Valentine's Day
Posted: January 29, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Preparing to pop the question this Valentine's Day, but unsure how to choose the right engagement ring? Read on for all the tools you need to make the perfect pick!

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable.

Beat Sugar Addiction for Better Weight Loss Results
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) If your weight loss goals keep falling flat despite your best intentions, it may be due to an addiction you don’t even know you have. An addiction to sugar doesn’t mean that you can’t resist a slice of chocolate cake; it’s a true physiological addiction.

Tuesday 01/28/2020
Fully Escorted Tours Introduce Retirees to Costa Rica
Posted: January 28, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Retirees seeking comfortable climates, relaxed lifestyles, and affordable, quality medical care might find a hidden gem in Costa Rica.

Monday 01/27/2020
Hands-On Learners Thrive in Transportation Technology
Posted: January 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - The arrival of the new year means new decisions for students planning their futures and seeking a career path that not only suits their strengths, but also brings them satisfaction and security.

Friday 01/24/2020
Pop Quiz: Name the Six Types of K-12 Schools
Posted: January 24, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Six is a memorable number - It's the number of players on a volleyball team, geese a-laying in "The 12 Days of Christmas," and characters in Friends. There are also six main types of K-12 learning environments families can choose from. As we gear up for National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 - Feb. 1), can you name all six types of schools?

Wednesday 01/22/2020
More Great Reading Ideas: Unlikely Relationships And Light-Hearted And Harrowing Memoirs
Posted: January 22, 2020

“Wounded Angels” by Chuck Miceli

Refresh Your Child’s Diet with Low-Sugar Options
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as children may also need to focus on healthier food choices.

5 Tips for Staying on Track in the New Year
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside.

Tech Gifts Can Make Resolutions a Reality
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) While many people who make New Year's resolutions drop them within a couple weeks or months, pulling those newly received tech device gifts out of the packaging and putting them to good use may be just the help you need to keep your resolutions on track.

Friday 01/17/2020
Expanded Pre-AP Access Coming To A School Near You Next Fall
Posted: January 17, 2020

(NAPSI)—Exciting changes for students are coming to the College Board’s Pre-AP Program in the 2020-21 school year. After two years of partnership with more than 200 schools, the Pre-AP Program is expanding nationwide, making the program available to all schools and giving more students the opportunity to grow and prepare for college and career.

Wednesday 01/15/2020
School Choice Combines Nature And Nuture for Success
Posted: January 15, 2020

(NewsUSA) - How important is a child's learning environment to his or her success, and how important are his or her natural gifts? School choice offers a nuanced response to the proverbial nature vs. nurture question, recognizing the role of both in a child's success and happiness.

Winter Skin Care 101
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Cold weather can take a real toll on your skin. Dry skin can lead to discomfort and, if neglected, can affect your skin's elasticity and trigger outbreaks of irritated skin.

5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is an optimal choice.

Resolve to Be a Healthier You
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) While traveling more, losing weight and quitting bad habits are annually among some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, the turn of the calendar does represent a perfect opportunity to better yourself in multiple ways.

Top 10 Travel Destinations to Start the New Decade
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For many, traveling offers an opportunity to disconnect from the everyday and experience new places and cultures. With the beginning of a new decade, it is the perfect time to start deciding your next travel adventures.

Tuesday 01/14/2020
More Great Reading Ideas For Fans Of Horror, Thrillers And Satire
Posted: January 14, 2020

“Monsterland” by Michael Okon

Thursday 01/09/2020
6 Reasons to Use Infographics as Part of Your Content Strategy
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - It used to be that Infographics were the "It" tool for marketing - until they weren't. To understand why infographics aren't dead, and should still be a viable campaign strategy for clients, we have to understand the history behind them.

Wednesday 01/08/2020
More Reading Ideas: Future Trends and Great Mysteries
Posted: January 08, 2020

“Non-Obvious Megatrends” by Rohit Bhargava

Understanding Rare Cancers
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:51 am

Four facts to know about one type of rare cancer, soft tissue sarcomas

5 Ways to Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) There are many emotional benefits to owning a dog, such as companionship and unconditional love, but a pet can also positively affect his or her owners’ physical health, too.

Monday 01/06/2020
Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Posted: January 06, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:49 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

Wednesday 01/01/2020
7 Steps Toward Superior Sleep
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control.

Make Your Weight Loss Goals a Reality
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Losing weight is a highly personal journey as a wide range of factors can affect a person’s ability to do so. There’s no one approach to weight loss; rather, the best approach is the one that fits your life and body best.

Foster a Love for Literacy
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Reading plays an obvious role in academic performance, but it’s also an essential life skill. Literacy and effective communication go hand-in-hand, and inspiring a child to embrace reading and writing can help open a world of opportunity.

Apps You’ll App-reciate on Your Next Trip
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) From planning your next getaway to managing your vacation budget, there are myriad apps you can use to make your trip a seamless, more enjoyable experience.

Thursday 12/26/2019
Sudden Rapid Heartbeat
Updated: January 03, 2020 - 2:33 am

Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

Wednesday 12/25/2019
Maximizing Family Time
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:55 am

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