Cool Summer Entertaining Tips to Keep Guests Happy
Top Saving-for-College Trends
(StatePoint) Hosting friends and family for backyard barbecues, picnics and garden parties during summer carries its own challenges. Here are a few tips guaranteed to keep your guests cool, comfortable and happy when you entertain.
Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help
(StatePoint) Parents are socking away more money for their children’s higher education, and they are doing so in smarter ways, suggests a new report from Sallie Mae.
Tips to Create a Resume That Lands You Interviews
(StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Luckily, there are several ways to get assistance to quit smoking.
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Stroller
(StatePoint) Have you been applying for jobs and sending your resume out at every opportunity only to be met with total silence? The jobs are out there and you know you are capable, so, what’s the problem?
Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain
(StatePoint) A stroller is one of the most essential pieces of baby gear, typically needed right from the start and used for several years. However, with so many stroller varieties available and a wide range of features to consider, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your family.
Are Millennials in Good Financial Shape?
(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how.
4 Tips for Managing Asthma
(StatePoint) Now comprising the largest percentage of the workforce, millennials report that their parents did not give them much guidance about investing and many are not confident they are saving enough for the future.
Is that 'Junk' in Your Attic or Basement Worth a Fortune?
(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans throughout their lifetime. While there is no cure for asthma, with proper management, 26 million Americans, including more than 20 million adults living with asthma, can lead a normal, healthy life. With personalized asthma management and the right support, those living with asthma can stay healthy and safe.
Understanding Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
(StatePoint) From baseball cards and sports equipment to postcards and toys, is that “junk” in your attic or basement dusty treasure or just dusty? We’ve all heard of families getting rich from the sale of rare memorabilia. So how can you tell if your stuff is valuable and how can you sell it, if it is?
Inspiration and Ideas for Summer Gardening and Home Improvement
(StatePoint) Anything that keeps the blood from circulating properly can cause a clot, including injury, illness, lack of movement, certain inherited conditions and lifestyle factors. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body. Knowing the symptoms of DVT could help save your life. For more information, visit clearingtheclot.com.
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
(StatePoint) With longer days and shorter nights come warm weather opportunities to make home and garden improvements. Become inspired to start working on projects, both indoors and out, with these new seasonal books.
How New Technology is Helping Students and Teachers
(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?
Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too
(StatePoint) New and emerging technologies are supporting today’s students and teachers in unprecedented ways. Here are a few ways this is happening in schools in local communities across the country.
The Fine Art of the 'Do-It-Together' Move
(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 gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
(StatePoint) The average American has moved five times in their life so far, moving an average of 26 boxes each time, according to a recent survey conducted by Duck brand. Talk about moving mayhem!
How Parents Can Help Boost Kids’ Financial Literacy
(StatePoint) That first wiggly tooth indicates a new childhood milestone -- loss of the first “baby” tooth. While this is often a time for cute photos and a visit from the tooth fairy, it should also be an opportunity to reinforce the importance of good oral care with children so that their new permanent teeth stay healthy and last a lifetime.
How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer
(StatePoint) It’s never too early to actively engage kids on the topic of money.
Unexpected Food and Wine Pairings for Your Spring Feasts
(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.
Smart Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean and Safe
(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it is time to create sensational seasonal wine and food pairings to elegantly entertain family and friends.
Top Summer Laundry Tips for Fresher, Cleaner Clothes
(StatePoint) Nothing beats barbecues, block parties and al fresco dining. For your family’s safety and for the sake of your grill, here are some pointers on keeping that grill well-maintained all season.
Now Playing: Summer Movie Nights in Your Own Backyard
(StatePoint) From grassy picnics to sweaty soccer games to saucy cookouts -- clothes can be particularly vulnerable to all kinds of stains and odors during the warm weather months.
5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
(StatePoint) Looking for a way to get the most out of your summer evenings? Make it a night at the drive-in at home! With the right equipment and planning, you can easily enjoy your favorite movies under the stars, right in your own backyard. Here are a few simple steps for bringing your new favorite tradition to life.
5 Anytime Gift Ideas for Mom
(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math that touches their daily lives.
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
(StatePoint) Need a gift for Mom? Whether it’s her birthday or just-because, take these fun and practical ideas into consideration.
Helpful Tips for New Parents: Ensure Every Diaper Change is Easy
(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Growing Problem for Those Growing Old
(StatePoint) Having a baby is one of the most exciting, yet stressful times of one’s life. And one of the more daunting aspects of this experience for many new parents is changing diapers.
What to Know About Your Drinking Water
(StatePoint) Misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol among the elderly is one of the fastest growing health problems in the U.S., according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), yet it can often be mistaken for normal aging behavior.
5 Ways to Take Good Care of the Environment
(StatePoint) Having clean, uncontaminated water to drink at home and on-the-go is one of the most essential components to keeping your family safe and healthy.
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
(StatePoint) Good environmental stewardship begins with individual choices. Here are five ways to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment.
Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?
(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.
Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question.
4 Facts About Seafood and Your Health
(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.
Your Guide to Reducing the Prom Price Tag
(StatePoint) We hear a lot about the important nutrients in vegetables and fruits, but the health benefits of eating seafood regularly aren’t always in the spotlight. It should be a no-brainer when it comes to seafood, which is packed with omega-3s. Yet, most Americans only eat one serving of seafood a week.
Tips to Protect Birds in Your Yard and Garden
(StatePoint) Prom is a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage for teens. Originally inspired by graduation celebrations and debutante balls, prom today is now an extravagant, defining moment in a teen’s life, bearing little resemblance to promenades of the past -- especially when it comes to cost.
What to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease
(StatePoint) One of the best parts of backyard living in the warmer months is all the potential for bird watching that comes with it. You may have even installed a birdfeeder in your garden in an attempt to attract more birds to your property.
5 Ways Digital Technology is Helping Students Learn
(StatePoint) Talking to your doctor about any health concern can be tough, particularly when symptoms catch you by surprise or cause concern. And when it comes to Parkinson’s disease (PD), experts say there are many symptoms that often go unreported at doctor’s appointments, making them difficult to diagnose and treat.
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
(StatePoint) As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.
Fun Ways Your Family Can Get Fit Together
(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.
More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
(StatePoint) Is your fitness routine stuck in a rut? Searching for ways to spend more time with your family?
5 Creative Gift Ideas for Someone You Love
(StatePoint) Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation.
How to Find an Affordable Home in Today’s Market
(StatePoint) Looking to surprise a loved one? Check out these five creative gift ideas that will help make a birthday or any special occasion great.
5 Ways to Ease Travel Stress With Your Phone
(StatePoint) Affordable housing is in high demand in cities and counties nationwide. Experts say that areas grappling with affordable housing issues may find factory-built homes to be a powerful tool in addressing this need.
What New Research Shows About Probiotics and Baby Health
(StatePoint) People living in the U.S. are traveling outside of the country now more than ever. In 2016 alone, about 80.2 million Americans traveled internationally to different parts of the world.
Fun Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Math, Science and Art
(StatePoint) A new clinical trial shows that parents can safely improve gut health in that crucial first year of life while a baby’s metabolism and immune system are developing.
How to Talk Money With Your College Student
(StatePoint) Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts are especially important for young minds. While these are among the most challenging school subjects, at home, these topics can be brought to life through play.
Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
(StatePoint) While college students earn their degrees, paving the way for future success in their chosen fields, they should also be paving the way for a healthy financial future.
How to Cut through the Chaos and Stay Better Organized
(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success.
4 Rules for a More Organized Home
(StatePoint) Want to be better organized? From making and keeping appointments, to completing your to-do list, there’s no reason to get overwhelmed. Try these tips and tools for a more organized life, no matter how much chaos is thrown at you.
Tips to Better Organize Your Medical Information
(StatePoint) There are plenty of reasons why people obsess over organization and resolve to master it at home. Household items become easier to find. Rooms all of a sudden seem bigger and more welcoming. Each walk past a tidy linen closet -- where there was once an avalanche waiting to spill forward -- comes with a small sense of accomplishment.
Stuck in the Middle: What You Need to Know About Caregiving
(StatePoint) Stacks of paperwork have you down? It may just be time to reorganize your medical information and files.
How to Find the Ideal Gift for Her for Any Occasion
(StatePoint) As the population ages, more people (particularly women) will be “sandwiched” in between taking care of their parents or other family members in need, and their children.
Simple Tips for Managing Everyday Pain
(StatePoint) A gift is much more than a simple present. It’s a reflection of the relationship being celebrated. While finding the perfect gift may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.
(StatePoint) Many people suffer from low-grade aches and pains stemming from common activities such as housework, yardwork or even sitting too long.