3 Tips to Own Your Financial Outcome in 2021
5 Tips to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams Right Now
(StatePoint) 2020 was more than just a health crisis, it had ripple effects on nearly every aspect of our lives, including our long-term financial plans.
Make Your Home a Sanctuary – Even If COVID-19 Arrives on Your Doorstep
(StatePoint) Social isolation among seniors is not only linked to numerous negative health consequences like depression and cardiovascular disease, but it’s also a primary contributing factor in financial exploitation and scams. Estimated to affect one in 10 older adults and cost billions annually, the threat of elder financial fraud is pervasive, and especially so right now.
8 Tips for a Successful Home Renovation
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Craft Therapy Healing the Nation's Veterans
(StatePoint) Thinking of remodeling your home? From safety and security to product and contractor selection, there are many factors to consider.
Healthy, Safe and Affordable Home Cleaning Tips
(StatePoint) Therapeutic and rehabilitation benefits of crafting are well-known to those who’ve experienced them firsthand, but advocates want more people to understand what a powerful healing tool it can be, particularly for the nation’s veterans during this time of increased isolation and anxiety.
Keeping the Lights On for Afterschool Programs
(StatePoint) When it comes to keeping your home healthy, safe and clean, it’s all about balance. Using the following tips, you can make 2021 the year you perfect your cleaning technique affordably:
Need Mortgage Relief Due to COVID-19? Here's What to Know
(StatePoint) Afterschool programs help students succeed in school and in life and provide invaluable support to communities. As we’ve seen this year, these programs play an especially important role when students, families, and communities are struggling.
Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Reaches All-Time High
(StatePoint) As the pandemic continues to affect Americans across the country, many are facing financial hardship.
Five Reasons We Must Increase Diversity in Medical Research
(StatePoint) Parents of children enrolled in afterschool programs are happier with their participation than ever before, according to a new study. At the same time, there aren’t nearly enough programs available, and students from low-income families are the most likely to lack access. For every child in an afterschool program today, three more are waiting to get in.
How to Help the Millions of Americans Facing Hunger
(StatePoint) For better or worse, the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the devastating impact health inequities have on people of color; especially members of the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.
4 Ways to Uplift Small Businesses in Your Community
(StatePoint) Millions of people nationwide face hunger. And the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust even more Americans into this vulnerable position.
Dental Visits Are Essential Health Care, Here’s Why
(StatePoint) With nearly half of all Americans employed by a small business, these establishments need our support more than ever.
Keep Kids Safe From Medicines Around the House This Cold and Flu Season
(StatePoint) If maintaining good health is top of mind these days, as it is for many, be sure to factor dental hygiene into the equation. Medical experts say that a healthy mouth is critical to whole-body health, and warn that during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain stress-related oral health concerns are on the rise.
The Way Forward for the U.S. Sports Industry
(StatePoint) During the cold and flu season and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be more medicines in homes being used to treat all kinds of symptoms. It is important to remember that you can keep curious kids safe by keeping medicine up and away and out of sight and reach.
7 Ways to Improve Your Family’s Dental Health in the New Year
(StatePoint) Athletic arenas, stadiums and even youth sports centers have shuttered their doors to large crowds amid COVID-19, yielding a massive, growing revenue loss for a major American industry and contributing to thousands of layoffs nationwide. However, analysts say a new scientific breakthrough could soon put an end to the extended timeout.
4 New Year’s Resolutions Black Women Can Make to Improve Heart Health
(StatePoint) The New Year is the perfect time to hit “reset” and start over with fresh dental habits that can help improve your health.
Can You Recognize Signs of Stroke?
(StatePoint) High blood pressure -- the leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke -- continues to disproportionately affect communities of color. Addressing this health inequity is especially important right now, as people with hypertension and serious heart conditions are at an increased risk for more severe outcomes if they acquire COVID-19.
4 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time Ever to Learn to Play Piano
(StatePoint) Many people are avoiding in-person doctor’s visits to limit potential exposure to coronavirus -- or are simply ignoring health concerns altogether. However, when it comes to medical emergencies such as stroke, immediate medical attention is critical.
Steps Everyone Can Take to Help Prevent a ‘Twindemic’
(StatePoint) As the weather grows cold and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities nationwide, many people are spending more time at home.
Combatting the Serious Effects of Digital Devices During COVID-19
(StatePoint) In the 2019-2020 flu season, influenza caused up to 22,000 deaths in the U.S. This year, with so many medical resources being used to care for COVID-19 patients, it’s especially important to protect yourself from the flu.
Teacher of the Year Shares Distance-Learning Tips
(StatePoint) Screen time among children and teens has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the cold-weather months, when families are more likely to be spending free time indoors, it’s especially important that parents and caregivers set schedules to help ensure safe, healthy and balanced use of digital devices, according to experts.
5 Flu Season Tips to Keep Your Household Healthy
(StatePoint) School closures and hybrid learning models have forced educators, parents and students to adapt to new forms of learning; the impact of this is not to be underestimated. Teachers and parents around the country have expressed concerns about the accessibility and quality of education under these conditions.
New Research Highlights Cybersecurity Threats as Workforces Go Remote
(StatePoint) Flu season is here, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important than usual to take steps to avoid getting sick. Here are five top tips to help your household stay healthy:
Home Office Essentials to Streamline Your Work Week
(StatePoint) The business landscape changed significantly in 2020, and new research suggests that cyber criminals took note.
Want Extra Cash in Your Pocket? Try Saving on Car Insurance
(StatePoint) If you’ve been working remotely for months, you’re likely long overdue for a home office upgrade. Having the right tools can make working from home easier and less stressful.
As COVID Anxiety Grows, Tips to Avoid Crisis and Conflict
(StatePoint) When it comes to saving money, it helps to cut out smaller expenses that add up over time – like frequent lunch dates, unused gym memberships or online subscriptions. But if you really want to make a dent in your budget, you need think bigger.
Convenient, Functional Gear Prepares You for Adventures or Emergencies
(StatePoint) Among mask mandates, social distancing, outspoken political views and personal challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened risk for public spaces turning into places of conflict.
Take Your Dental Hygiene Routine to a New Level
(StatePoint) The new normal and natural disasters are dominating the headlines. At the same time, consumers have embraced socially distant adventure travel. Whatever your reasons for wanting to be prepared, easy to carry, functional gear will prepare you for what’s to come. Here’s how:
Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Stop the Spread of Flu
(StatePoint) Patient volumes are hitting only 74 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to the American Dental Association. With many people delaying dentist office visits, at-home oral care routines are more important than ever.
Burdens of COVID Hit Hardest Among Marginalized Students
(StatePoint) Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and health care workers already overburdened, medical experts say it’s more important than ever to slow the spread of the flu. In a typical year, the flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S.
Budget-Building Resources for a More Resilient Tomorrow
(StatePoint) Students are the greatest hope for the future, but for many, their plans are threatened due to burdens posed by COVID-19. Here are just a few of the issues students and families face today, and steps being taken to address these concerns:
COVID-19 and Face Coverings: The Different Types and Why it Matters
(StatePoint) Hispanic communities have been making vital contributions to the American cultural landscape and the national economy for decades.
What Parents Can Do About Cyberbullying Amid the Current Crisis
(StatePoint) Your neighbor is selling fashion masks. Your uncle – expert at everything – wears a sophisticated respirator with a valve. Your dental hygienist wears a medical mask. Your kid is running off to sports practice in a team-supplied neck gaiter. Is there a difference between these face coverings?
Supporting Teachers on the Frontlines of COVID-19
(StatePoint) Screen time is on the rise for kids and teens as a result of remote learning and social distancing measures. At the same time, cyberbullying and hate speech are reaching new heights amid the current crisis, according to analysts.
How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Do Business Forever
(StatePoint) Educators are among the many on the frontlines of COVID-19. During a time of immense disruption, they are quickly adapting their teaching methods, testing new skills, and discovering solutions to advance learning in profound new ways.
New Experiences to Try While Social Distancing
(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce has never been so clear, according to a new survey.
The Women Leading the Fight Against COVID-19
(StatePoint) With a little creativity, having fun while following social distancing guidelines can be an opportunity to carve out brand new experiences.
Small Businesses Remain Resilient Amid Pandemic
(StatePoint) Less than 30 percent of the world’s researchers are women, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. However, one team fighting against COVID-19 is not only leading the charge to save lives, but also in empowering women in science, encouraging the next generation of girls and young women to pursue STEM education.
Service Learning Gives Students Purpose and Connection in Quarantine
(StatePoint) Amid the historic coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adapting by making major changes to their operations, including increased use of technology, according to the latest PNC semi-annual survey of small and mid-size business owners and executives, which concluded Sept. 8.
(StatePoint) The typical routine a school year brings has been lost this year, as students adjust to hybrid or fully remote learning models and ever-changing reopening plans. According to McKinsey, 75% of the 50 largest school districts in the country have decided to start remotely, and the UN estimates that 94% of the world’s student population has been impacted.