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 By StatePoint Media    News    March 9, 2017

Books make great Easter gifts for kids

(StatePoint) Filling Easter baskets for the kids? Think beyond the typical sweets and treats and consider including books as well. “All kids love books, even if they’re too little to read. For babies and toddlers, choose kid-sized books full of...

 

How arts and crafts can help heal veterans in your community

(StatePoint) When people hear there might be a bomb nearby, most will try to get as far away as fast as possible. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Sanford and his bomb-sniffing dog Rexo, however, were...

 

How to tell if you have flu, cold or stomach flu, and what to know

(StatePoint) While each year millions in the U.S. are sickened during flu season, many can't distinguish between symptoms of the seasonal strain of the flu, a cold and the "stomach flu." Knowing the d...

 

Mid-year motivation for students and educators

The school year can seem long for students and educators alike. However, a mid-year infusion of new technology and tools can provide just the motivation needed to ace the rest of the year. Here are several tools and technologies that can pave the...

 

Stay safe on the roads this winter

(StatePoint) While winter can be a beautiful time of year, it can also be a treacherous season on the roads. Winter driving conditions require increased attention and an ability to adapt quickly. In 2...

 

How to use your smartphone to save time and money this back-to-school season

(StatePoint) Back-to-school season means more errands, more chores and more scheduled activities. It also means a dent in your wallet. But you can recapture some of your free time and save some money...

 

What to know about your gut health

(StatePoint) Your gut health affects more than just how your stomach feels. Recent scientific breakthroughs have uncovered links between the state of the gut microbiome and a range of human health...

 

What to keep in mind when updating home flooring

(StatePoint) Updating your home flooring? From durability to style to color, there are many things to consider -- and you'll want to be sure these elements match your family's lifestyle. Here are five...

 

Make homeownership affordable for your family

(StatePoint) If homeownership feels like it’s beyond your reach, don’t throw in the towel just yet on the American dream. In the face of an ever-widening housing affordability gap, there are options you may not have considered, say experts. “Ma...

 

National Preparedness Month:

(StatePoint) While most people don’t like to think about worst case scenarios, giving them their proper consideration can ultimately offer peace of mind. September is National Preparedness Month and it is a great time to get your home and family...

 

Put your phone away: Distracted driving includes hands-free talking

(StatePoint) In an age of constant communication and connectivity, it can be difficult to take a break. But drive time is when your phone should take a backseat to safety, say experts. “You don’t need to be texting to be distracted by your...

 

Great tips for seasoned tailgaters

(StatePoint) Tailgating season is here, and while you may want to refer to last year’s playbook, new tools and tips can help make this your best season yet. Stay Comfortable There are a few simple things you can do to make comfort and safety a prio...

 

Fun Ways to Help Ease Kids Back into the Classroom

(StatePoint) After a summer of fun, getting back into the swing of the classroom can be difficult for students of all ages and family backgrounds. But parents can help, say experts. “It’s easy for parents to feel like there isn't enough time to...

 

Tips to Beat Wardrobe Wars When Back-to-School Shopping for Kids

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that kids have strong opinions when it comes to style and that their tastes are always evolving. With 38 percent of parents spending between $100 to $249 per child on back-to-school clothing, according to statistics...

 

Five easy ways to live more sustainably

(StatePoint) It might not feel like you alone can have an impact on the environment, but over time, small lifestyle changes can make a substantial difference. Need some ideas to get started? Draw inspiration from the collective efforts of one...

 
 By StatePoint Media    News    July 14, 2016

Did you know? A school's design can improve academic success

In recent years, policymakers have focused on how to improve student performance, scrutinizing factors like school day start times and the nutritional value of school-provided meals. However, the basic design and configuration of schools and...

 
 By StatePoint Media    News    July 7, 2016

A guide to saving water and your lawn

No longer must you choose between your lawn and saving water. Experts say there are ways to save both water and money that won’t hurt your turf. “We often see sprinklers watering sidewalks and drives, running during rain, or sending water down...

 
 By StatePoint Media    News    April 7, 2016

Five ideas for easier household shopping

(StatePoint) Navigating store aisles is more complicated than merely dodging other shoppers. With 50,000 new products introduced to consumers each year, it also means deciding which are best for you and your family. Without guidance, this can be over...

 

Does your household need a generator? What to consider

With increasingly volatile weather patterns and a growing reliance on technology, more people are becoming familiar with the benefits of having a back-up generator at home. But beyond the importance of immediate back-up power in the event of an...

 

Unmet demand for afterschool programs is high in rural communities

(StatePoint) As many families in rural communities struggle for economic security, experts say that the afterschool programs that keep students safe and inspire them to learn are in short supply. A recently released report, “The Growing Importance...

 

Refreshing spring entertaining ideas

(StatePoint) When it comes to successful springtime entertaining, think light and refreshing food and drink. Keeping flavors and colors cool will infuse your get-together with energy and zest. Food When the weather warms, let your guests’ plates...

 

Colon Cancer Awareness Month: What to know about getting tested

(StatePoint) March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the perfect time to think about colon health. Unfortunately, less than half of people aged 50 and older get tested for colon cancer. But early...

 

Three Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again. From minor colds to severe flus and fevers, seasonal sicknesses are unpredictable and can sneak up on your family at any time. Unfortunately, even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot...

 

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