Head-to-Toe Baby Care Tips for Parents
Shopping Ahead Can Save You Money: What to Know
(StatePoint) Caring for a baby is one of the toughest jobs. However, certain innovations are helping new and veteran parents do so with confidence.
Back-to-School Shoe Shopping: Finding the Right Fit
(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.
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.
Wine and Cheese Pairing Tips for Summer Entertaining
(StatePoint) It’s time to get back into the school mindset, which for parents means school supplies, packing lunches and carpools.
4 Ways to Eat Affordably this Summer
(StatePoint) Summer is a time for picnics, festive garden gatherings and poolside parties. For hot days and warm evening entertaining, keep things cool by creating a delicious, yet easy-to-prepare spread of wines, cheeses, fresh fruits and nuts.
The Ultimate Summer Dining Out Guide: 10 Tips for a Healthier You
(StatePoint) Summers tend to be jam packed with activity -- from baseball games to trips to the pool to evening strolls through the neighborhood.
4 Vacation Destinations for Wine Lovers
(StatePoint) With summer, comes BBQs, beach days and dining out with family and friends. And if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your healthy lifestyle, a big part of being successful is having the freedom to enjoy the things you love and not feel deprived. Strike the right balance with this ultimate summer dining out guide from Mandi Knowles, dietitian for South Beach Diet.
Must-Know Health Tips for Summer Vacation
(StatePoint) Love wine? Build your next vacation around it! Wine regions have delicious food, beautiful views and amazing history.
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
(StatePoint) More than half of Americans are planning to take a vacation this summer, according to a Bankrate survey. While these excursions are meant to be fun and relaxing, road trips and long flights can lead to health risks that you know about, like jet lag, and some you may not be familiar with, such as leg swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Experts advise travelers to take precautions for a healthy travel experience.
Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine This Summer with These Food Pairings
(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.
Millennial Men vs. Women: Different Financial Habits
(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.
Don't Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet
(StatePoint) As the saying goes, “men are from Mars, women are from Venus.” But when it comes to how each gender approaches their finances, the two groups might as well be from different universes, according to findings from the recent PNC Investments Millennials & Investing Survey.
4 Tips for Paying for College While Saving for Retirement
(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds.
4 Tips for Managing Asthma
(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.
Is Your Retirement Income Protected? 9 Questions to Ask
(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.
Easy Ways to Boost Your Family’s Veggie Intake
(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.
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.
4 Favorite Dishes You Didn't Know Pair with Champagne
(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.
Smart, Healthful Snack Tips for People on the Move
(StatePoint) While you may think of Champagne as just for toasting, experts point out that it can actually be quite food-friendly.
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.
Top Tips for New, On-the-Go Parents
(StatePoint) In warm weather, everything is better done outdoors -- from eating meals to entertaining guests.
3 Awesome Backyard Party Ideas
(StatePoint) Parenthood doesn’t mean putting the brakes on your on-the-go lifestyle.
4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children With Autism
(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.
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.
Slim Down Tips for a Healthier Summer
(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.
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
(StatePoint) Summer means BBQs, beach time and swimsuits, but it could also mean a change in eating habits and not necessarily for the better. Many people work hard throughout the winter in hopes of losing weight before summer, but when summer arrives, they abandon their healthy lifestyle and risk gaining weight.
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.
How to Build Better Relationships to Advance Your Career
(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) Looking to get ahead in your career? Whether your goal is to raise your own level of performance, enhance customer engagement, or become a more effective leader, it all starts with bringing out the best in your co-workers, and in yourself, too.
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.
New Insights and Resources for Small Businesses
(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?
Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know
(StatePoint) Small businesses are critical to powering the national economy. They are also responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads
(StatePoint) New cancer cases and deaths are both predicted to rise over the next two decades, according to the latest World Cancer Report. Despite billions of dollars of investment in research, survival gains for the most common forms of cancer are still measured in additional months of life, not years.
Is that 'Junk' in Your Attic or Basement Worth a Fortune?
(StatePoint) Whether you’re shopping for Father’s Day or celebrating the accomplishments of a graduating senior, make a point of selecting thoughtful, unforgettable gifts this “dads and grads” season. Here are five ideas to get you started.
6 Money Tips for Buying a Home
(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) When searching for a new home, you may come across some conflicting information, especially about home financing or mortgage loans. Consider these six money tips to help you navigate the process.
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.
Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home this Season
(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?
Higher Salaries and More Jobs May be Coming for U.S. Workers
(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these spaces.
How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age
(StatePoint) Small and mid-size business owners are feeling more optimistic than they have for a long time, suggests a new survey, and experts say this could mean positive things for the overall economy -- including for workers’ salaries and job-seekers’ prospects.
Tips to Maintain Good Health Throughout Your Golden Years
(StatePoint) As we age, our bodies don’t perform as well as they once did, and vision is no exception. However, early detection and treatment of eye problems and diseases through an eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes and overall health.
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
(StatePoint) You are never too old to enrich your physical and emotional well-being; and staying active and engaged in life can help you maintain wellness over time.
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?
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.
3 Tips to Meet Your Retirement Goals
(StatePoint) It’s never too early to actively engage kids on the topic of money.
How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer
(StatePoint) People are living longer, fuller lives than ever before, which means retirement plans need to stand the test of time. With this in mind, it makes sense to review your financial plan and make necessary tweaks to set yourself up for success.
Smart Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean and Safe
(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.
Must-Haves for Summer Pool and Beach Parties
(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.
Top Summer Laundry Tips for Fresher, Cleaner Clothes
(State Point) Summer days are all about sun and fun. Here are some tips and accessories to make sure your days spent at the beach, pool or lake are picture-perfect for posting on social media.
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.
3 Fun, Fashionable Color Trends This Summer
(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.
Tips to Save You from Sticky Outdoor Situations
(StatePoint) Whether you’re looking forward to attending a few special events or have a fun getaway planned, you’re probably wondering what key items you’ll need to add to your wardrobe for summer.
5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, tape is at the top of most gear lists for its wide variety of uses -- from torn tents to broken fishing poles to ripped hiking gear. No matter if you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional adventurer, here are a few tape tips and ideas that are sure to stick.
Top Tips for Starting an Exercise Routine
(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.
Is Your Credit Report Accurate? How to Tell
(StatePoint) Kickstarting a fitness regimen is often the hardest step. Need some motivation? Try out these ideas for getting started and sticking with the program.
5 Anytime Gift Ideas for Mom
(StatePoint) Do you know what’s in your credit report? Experts recommend checking your credit report at each of the national credit reporting agencies (CRAs) several times annually. Why?
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.
What to Know About Seasonal Allergies and Your Eyes
(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.
Helpful Tips for New Parents: Ensure Every Diaper Change is Easy
(StatePoint) Suffering from itchy, watery eyes? You may have ocular allergies or you could have another issue entirely, such as chronic dry eyes. Experts say that getting the correct diagnosis is the only way to treat symptoms properly.
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 Reduce Everyday Stress
(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 Common Myths Holding You Back from Buying a Home?
(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills -- there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, sleep problems and more, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?
(StatePoint) Aspirations of home ownership is strong for America’s families, yet findings from the fifth annual America at Home survey from NeighborWorks America indicate several perceived barriers to homeownership among the majority of consumers.
Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers
(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.
Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
(StatePoint) As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them -- from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job -- it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained.
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.
Small Ways You Can Change Your Routine for a Better You
(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.
Appeal to House Hunters With Smart Home Upgrades
(StatePoint) Sometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you.
How Much Home Can You Afford? Factors to Consider
(StatePoint) From smart thermostats to remotely controlled showers, connected homes are all the rage for today’s homeowners and those looking to make a purchase, providing easy opportunities to boost your profit when you sell.
Tips to Protect Birds in Your Yard and Garden
(StatePoint) The chicken or the egg? Which came first continues to fuel philosophical debates. But when it comes to buying a home, experts are pretty clear about the proper order of things -- agreeing you should fit your mortgage to your finances, not to a house.
3 Home Projects That Offer a Great Return on Investment
(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.
3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
(StatePoint) The warmer months present an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and spruce up your home’s exterior. But if you have limited time and resources, it’s important to prioritize the focus of your efforts.
Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.
Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends
(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.
How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values
(StatePoint) Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching favorite home accents within the same space.
What to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease
(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.
Is Sugar the Cause of Your Weight Gain? Tips to Cut Back
(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.
How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics
(StatePoint) According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for about one of every three deaths.
(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.