How to Ensure Your Child’s Screen Time is Educational and Meaningful
4 New Ways Agriculture is Fighting Climate Change
(StatePoint) Did you know that your child’s screen time can be educational, thought-provoking and meaningful? Here’s how to ensure that happens:
Learning to Love Cold-Weather Camping and Trekking
(StatePoint) Agriculture contributes about 17 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, according to the United Nations. And while the sector is a key contributor to climate change, it is also vulnerable to its effects -- with climate-related impacts such as droughts, flooding and longer fire seasons posing increasingly serious challenges to farmers and ranchers around the world.
Why Sharpening Your Knives Can Make You a More Proficient Cook
(StatePoint) Do you identify as an outdoor enthusiast -- but only during three seasons of the year? Here are some tips and recommendations for learning to love cold-weather camping, trekking and more:
Lost and Found: Tips for Managing Commonly Misplaced Items
(StatePoint) If you’ve ever desired to become a better home chef, you’ve probably spent time reading cookbooks, watching cooking shows or even taking a culinary skills course. The truth is that when it comes to improving your cooking and becoming more efficient in the kitchen, you may be overlooking a much simpler step: sharpening your knives.
Is It Time for a New Dishwasher? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
(StatePoint) In the haste to break free from your pandemic routine, you may find your new schedule overwhelming and hectic. And with that, comes the inconvenience of misplacing commonly used items. According to a survey conducted by Bluetooth tracking company Pixie, Americans spend an average of 2.5 days out of each calendar year searching for lost items.
Is it Time to Switch Wireless Companies?
(StatePoint) There’s no reason to be working harder in the kitchen than you need to be, especially when it comes to clean-up.
Survey Shows More Americans Are Considering Electric Vehicles
(StatePoint) In the past couple of years, we’ve had to switch up so much in our routines, and from working from home to virtually visiting doctors, our devices have been there with us through it all.
Tips to Gift Your Child With Tech Safely This Holiday Season
(StatePoint) Americans are increasingly looking to electrify their daily on-road travel, according to a new study.
Top 5 Birthday Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything
(StatePoint) Are you wondering if this is the right year to gift your child a smartphone for the holidays?
How Medical Technology is Helping Those With Parkinson’s Disease
(StatePoint) We all have someone who has more than enough clothes, jewelry, artwork and overall “stuff,” that you just don’t know where to begin finding a gift they’ll need or want. The next time you need to come up with a clever birthday gift idea for them, try one of the following categories:
Driving in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Safety Tips
(StatePoint) When Ann Hanley was 49 years old, she noticed that she had persistent stiffness in her shoulders and her arms weren’t swinging normally when she walked. This became particularly pronounced when it affected her ability to travel to horse races with her husband, who manages a farm, breeding champion racehorses. After visiting several specialists, a neurologist recognized she had Parkinson’s disease (PD). The diagnosis was a shock, as Hanley had previously viewed PD as a disease that mainly affected older men. Initially the idea of living with a progressive disease was overwhelming for Hanley -- a self-described social butterfly -- and so was maintaining her desire to be active.
5 Great Ways to Introduce Spanish-Language Skills During Playtime
(StatePoint) Though the winter season has its joys, it also brings unique challenges – especially when venturing out in hazardous weather.
Is Your Child Equipped to Succeed in Their Classes?
(StatePoint) There are many benefits to introducing Spanish to your child at an early age. With over 50 million Spanish speakers in the United States, this useful skill has the potential to open social, cultural and professional doors in the future.
5 Tech Tools to Make Homework Easier
(StatePoint) Educational success goes beyond just making good grades. It also means loving the learning process and having the right tools can be a game changer. Here are five learning tools to consider:
Connecting Military Parents and Children, One Story at a Time
(StatePoint) Having the right tech tools can make homework and studying easier. Not only can it reinforce what was learned in the classroom, it can also help your child delve further into the subject. Here are five such tools to consider:
Are Your Kids Using Social Media? Not Sure? Here’s How to Protect Them
(StatePoint) For deployed service members who are also parents, being away from their kids is often the hardest part of the job.
5 Tips to Thwart Fraudsters and Protect Older Adults
(StatePoint) While most social media apps require that users be over 13 years old, this hasn’t stopped many younger children from opening accounts, according to new research.
Do You Live in One of America’s Clumsiest Cities?
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, many of the most effective scams are those which target older adults, according to experts.
How to Put the Power of STEM in Your Kids’ Hands
(StatePoint) Clumsiness is a trait many can relate to. Unfortunately, even the slightest misstep can be disastrous for your phone, whether it’s cracking your screen or destroying delicate components in water.
Tech to the Rescue: Options to Save Consumers Time This Holiday Season
(StatePoint) Want to encourage your child to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education both inside and outside of the classroom?
Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
(StatePoint) Despite increased digital options, the typical consumer still spends 13 hours on hold each year! And of course, there are plenty of things that most people would rather be doing with that time, particularly during the busy holiday season.
Tips for a Smart Holiday Shopping Game Plan
(StatePoint) One of the best ways to ensure you give thoughtful, meaningful holiday gifts is by consulting gift guides that offer unique ideas for everyone on your list. Whether you’re shopping for a fashionista or an athlete, get inspired to make the holiday season brighter for your loved ones with the following ideas:
How to Protect Teens in the Age of Social Media
(StatePoint) Health and safety, shipping delays and a constrained budget -- these are just some of the concerns that may be amplifying your shopping stress this holiday season.
How Your Child's Playtime Can Be a Pathway to Future Success
(StatePoint) If you’ve been worried about your teen’s social media usage, it would seem your concerns are now legitimized by hard facts and figures.
Tips to Ensure a Safe, Seamless Shopping Experience this Holiday Season
(StatePoint) What if your family’s playtime was not just fun, but a pathway to future success? In a recent survey of parents conducted by OnePoll on behalf of The Genius of Play, a leading online hub of expert-based play ideas and resources for families, 87% of respondents said the skills they learned while playing as a child helped them achieve success in their adult careers.
How to Send Great ‘Thank You’ Notes
(StatePoint) Despite the recent resurgence of COVID-19, many consumers are more comfortable shopping at brick-and-mortar stores compared to last year, and experts are predicting substantial retail traffic this holiday season.
Is It Time for a New 5G iPhone?
(StatePoint) While “thank you” notes have been exchanged since the 1400s, they remain as important as ever today.
How to Ensure Social Media Doesn’t Harm Your Teen’s Self-Esteem
(StatePoint) Smartphones – we use them to connect us to literally everything – from calling loved ones, to ordering food delivery online, to texting and browsing the web. And thanks to 5G, the next era of wireless technology going mainstream, there are a ton of benefits to upgrading to the latest iPhone with 5G.
5 Ways Technology Can Motivate You to Stay Active in Fall
(StatePoint) Recently made public internal research from Facebook reveals that its photo-sharing app Instagram can have harmful impacts on young users, particularly girls. Many in the U.S. and U.K. study say they feel “addicted” to these apps, while at the same time, attributing depression and anxiety to their use of them.
How Creativity and Crafting Can Bring Families Together
(StatePoint) With the days growing shorter and the weather getting cooler, it’s easy to fall into a rut during the fall season. Here’s how the latest technology can support your efforts to keep your mind and body active in the months ahead.
How Some Patients Are Finding Drug-Free Relief From Chronic Pain
(StatePoint) The benefits of family quality time, which include positive impacts on mental health, reduced stress, promoting adaptability and more, are well understood. But the importance of creativity in families is less common knowledge.
Still Cooking With Gas or Electric? A Case for Induction Cooking
(StatePoint) When Chad VanCamp, 42, began feeling intense pain in his tailbone whenever he sat down, life changed. Suddenly, his favorite hobbies became unbearable and he began dreading everyday activities that most people wouldn’t think twice about -- car rides, airplane trips and even going out to dinner.
5 Hobbies You Can Pursue on Your Own
(StatePoint) The best kitchen updates don’t just enhance the beauty of your space. They allow you to simplify your life, make better choices, and improve your relationship with your kitchen. And who knows? They may even make you a better cook! To that end, you may want to consider trading in your gas or electric cooktop for an induction model. If you’ve been keeping up with the Joneses and haven’t considered induction technology, that’s not surprising. While popular in Europe, adoption in the United States has been slower.
Creative Ways to Connect Kids to Science and Encourage STEM Learning
(StatePoint) Whether you simply prefer doing things solo or you have a tight schedule that makes it difficult to commit to classes at set times of the week, you don’t need to forgo the pursuit of new hobbies. Here are five activities that you can take on completely on your own:
Great Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp As You Age
(StatePoint) 3M Sponsored Content. The pandemic has deeply impacted learning experiences for students across America. As educators and students return to school this year, they will continue to navigate these challenges as they look for ways to redefine learning. The pandemic also put a stark spotlight on inequities in the sciences and science education, especially the lack of equal access. The good thing is that this has sparked an increased awareness and a desire for change to begin addressing these issues.
Getting Smart About Your Credit Score
(StatePoint) Experts say that keeping your mind and body healthy through the years can reduce your risk for cognitive decline. Try taking on these new hobbies to keep your mind sharp as you age:
An Affordable Type of Insurance You May Need but Probably Don’t Have
(StatePoint) Good credit opens doors. Not only can it help you secure an affordable loan, but it is also often needed for access to open everyday accounts, such as for your utility services and cell phone. It can help you land a job, boost your chances of securing an apartment, and even improve your dating prospects, according to research.
(StatePoint) When you start thinking about how to achieve financial security, a few basic things probably come to mind: insurance for your car and home; disability insurance in case you’re injured and can’t work; life insurance to protect your family in case something happens to you. But there’s one important type of financial protection that many people overlook: umbrella insurance.