How Many Americans are Finding Affordable Housing
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
(StatePoint) With the cost of housing continuing to rise faster than wages, it’s no wonder that many Americans nationwide are struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, solutions already exist to address the affordable housing shortage, say experts.
Head-to-Toe Baby Care Tips for Parents
(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.
Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies?
(StatePoint) Caring for a baby is one of the toughest jobs. However, certain innovations are helping new and veteran parents do so with confidence.
The Fine Art of the 'Do-It-Together' Move
(StatePoint) Hurricane season is in full swing, running from June through November. Unfortunately, no one can stop a tropical storm or hurricane from happening and both types of weather events are increasingly impacting larger portions of the U.S. However, there are steps you can take that will help you weather a storm and better ensure the safety of your family.
Shopping Ahead Can Save You Money: What to Know
(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!
New STEAM Books to Inspire Learning and Creativity
(StatePoint) Every procrastinator is familiar with the downsides of last-minute shopping -- parking woes, stress-induced headaches and paying premiums for needed items. But these hassles and expenses are avoidable, say experts.
Help Students Get Organized for a Strong Start to the School Year
(StatePoint) Keep the excitement of the new school year going by finding fun ways to encourage learning at home.
How New Technologies Will Support STEAM Learning this School Year
(StatePoint) School-related stress is common among multi-tasking students. But smart organization can make it easier to dash from class to study hall to after-school activities. It all starts with the right supplies. Gear up for a successful, low-stress school year with these handy tips.
Are Millennials in Good Financial Shape?
(StatePoint) With each new school year comes a brand-new set of subjects, books and teachers. It also means new technologies being introduced into the classroom.
Back-to-School Shoe Shopping: Finding the Right Fit
(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.
Tips for Creating a Successful Back-to-School Carpool
(StatePoint) As children all over the country count down the last days of summer, parents are checking off their to-do lists to make sure everyone is ready to head back to school. While binders, calculators and combination locks may be required, new shoes are almost always at the top of the list to accommodate growing feet and new fashion trends.
5 Ways to Set Up the Ultimate Workstation for Kids
(StatePoint) It’s time to get back into the school mindset, which for parents means school supplies, packing lunches and carpools.
6 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year
(StatePoint) This school year, you can help set up your kids for success. It’s all about having the perfect study zone at home. Here are five cool ideas for creating a workspace for kids that will promote great study habits and inspire learning.
How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer
(StatePoint) Want to ensure the transition from summer to school goes smoothly for your family? Check out these six tips.
How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce
(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.
Back-to-School Checklist for Families with Asthma
(StatePoint) Student loan debt is on the rise and, unfortunately, the high cost of tuition doesn’t mean that graduates are guaranteed to find high-paying, meaningful work after earning a degree.
4 Ways to Eat Affordably this Summer
(StatePoint) For the more than 6 million children in the U.S. living with asthma, gearing up for another school year involves much more than picking out a new pencil case and backpack. Accounting for nearly 14 million lost school days each year, asthma is one of the main illness-related reasons that students miss school.
Giving Back on Your Summer Vacation
(StatePoint) Summers tend to be jam packed with activity -- from baseball games to trips to the pool to evening strolls through the neighborhood.
Making the Most of Local Produce
(StatePoint) Hitting the road this summer and want to do something good for the world along the way? Consider using your summer road trip as an opportunity to give back to the communities you visit. For some inspiration, check out these great ways Americans are rethinking vacations to include a touch of philanthropy.
How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections
(StatePoint) Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. Whether you join a community supported agriculture (CSA) group or shop at your local farmers’ market, it’s easy to taste the elevated flavor profile of just-picked fruits and veggies.
Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine This Summer with These Food Pairings
(StatePoint) For Service members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. During the 2018 midterm elections, you can be an important source of voting information, especially for 18-24-year-olds voting absentee for the first time.
4 Tips for Paying for College While Saving for Retirement
(StatePoint) Whether you’re enjoying a sun-drenched brunch with family or hosting an elaborate dinner party for friends, you’ll need a go-to wine for such festive gatherings, and a chilled rosé is a refreshing choice in the summer months.
Is Your Retirement Income Protected? 9 Questions to Ask
(StatePoint) Saving for retirement and college simultaneously is a balancing act that many families face. However, experts say these goals don’t have to be in competition with each other. To manage both priorities, consider the following tips.
What You Need to Know Before Firing up the Grill
(StatePoint) When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? Are you at risk of outliving your money? While such concerns are common among Americans approaching retirement, protecting part of the money that you’ve saved to ensure monthly income for life can make a difference in your confidence about the future, suggests a new study.
Top Tips and Decluttering Insights for Your Next Move
(StatePoint) Summer is officially here and with seven in 10 U.S. adults owning a grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, for many, that means it’s time to cook up mouth-watering dishes and invite friends and family over for a barbeque.
How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community
(StatePoint) Moving can be emotional and the ways you manage it – including the downsizing of your possessions – may be influenced by your age, suggests a new study.
Easy Ways to Boost Your Family’s Veggie Intake
(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives.
New to Parenthood? Smart Tech Can Help
(StatePoint) Nutritious, delicious and low-calorie, vegetables should be the star player of all your meals. But sometimes providing veggies for your family can be time consuming and costly. Luckily, there are a number of simple ways to boost your veggie intake, and it all starts in your grocery store’s freezer aisle.
Smart, Healthful Snack Tips for People on the Move
(StatePoint) Being a new mom or dad can be tough. But smart tech is revolutionizing the way parents care for their little ones, alleviating common parenting worries, such as sickness, the baby sleeping through the night and proper feeding.
4 Top Tips to Battle Summer Colds
(StatePoint) Does your schedule, have you on-the-move? Check out these easy ways to healthfully keep hunger at bay, no matter where your busy life takes you, including at home!
Transform Your Home into an Entertaining Haven this Summer
(StatePoint) Warm, sunny weather doesn’t mean the risk for catching a cold disappears. Unfortunately, colds can happen at any time of year and can really ruin much anticipated summer plans.
Tips to Upgrade Your Home Gaming Experience
(StatePoint) In warm weather, everything is better done outdoors -- from eating meals to entertaining guests.
Top Tips for New, On-the-Go Parents
(StatePoint) Whether going on an epic adventure, hunting for treasure, exploring vast wondrous lands, or playing sports, video gamers are always seeking the latest ways to create the ultimate experience at home.
3 Awesome Backyard Party Ideas
(StatePoint) Parenthood doesn’t mean putting the brakes on your on-the-go lifestyle.
Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather
(StatePoint) Throwing a party and need an idea? With just a little planning, you can turn your ordinary backyard into anything you want it to be.
4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children With Autism
(StatePoint) Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways.
How to Find the Right Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes This Summer
(StatePoint) Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for children with autism and their families.
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
(StatePoint) Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the eye called a pinguecula. These may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time. Moreover, long-term exposure to harmful UV rays can cause the formation of cataracts, leading to blurred vision and can ultimately require cataract surgery to correct.
Cool Summer Entertaining Tips to Keep Guests Happy
(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.
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.
Tips to Create a Resume That Lands You Interviews
(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 Prevent Summer Brain Drain
(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?
4 Tips for Managing Asthma
(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.
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.
Inspiration and Ideas for Summer Gardening and Home Improvement
(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?
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.
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
(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.
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.
Smart Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean and Safe
(StatePoint) It’s never too early to actively engage kids on the topic of money.
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.
Understanding Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
(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.
4 Facts About Seafood and Your Health
(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.
Tips to Protect Birds in Your Yard and Garden
(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.
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.
(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.