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2016 Resolutions: Time for an Update?

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most people, your New Year's resolutions for everything from losing weight and quitting smoking to saving more and spending less aren't as compelling as they were at the end of December. For many of us, these nebulous goals are abandoned within the first two weeks of January. If you're thinking about giving up, why not consider revising your goals to include something just as healthy and positive, but with more far-reaching impact, such committing to donate your time and money throughout the year?

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Share Your Love This Valentine's Day
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Why not consider something just as healthy but with a more far-reaching impact than chocolate and flowers? Make a gift to someone you don't know or volunteer your time through an organization like UniversalGiving (www.universalgiving.org).

Tuesday 01/26/2016
Is Your Smile Unforgettable?
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If it's true that you only get one chance to make a great first impression, then a picture-perfect smile could be the key, according to a recent study.

How Safe Is Your Child's Bedroom?
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 4:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Radon is an all-too-common invisible radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Thankfully it can be easily fixed if you have your home tested. Protect yourself and your loved ones by having your home tested as soon as possible.

Friday 01/22/2016
Reading Program Is 'Changing Lives One Student at a Time'
Updated: January 23, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms.

Thursday 01/14/2016
Sowing Seeds of Safety Among Farm Families
Updated: January 15, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - A few seconds. That's how long it takes for someone to become engulfed in flowing grain, unable to breathe, unable to get out. In one minute, a worker can become completely submerged.

Teens and Volunteering: The Fast Facts
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Volunteering contributes to a strong community, but the benefits can extend to the volunteer, too.

Wednesday 01/13/2016
Does Obama Have a Terrorism Blind Spot?
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many people have remarked about the strange eulogy President Obama delivered from the Oval Office in the aftermath of the San Bernardino attacks. It seemed to some more like an exercise in defending Islam rather than honoring the dead, comforting the living, or expressing our righteous fury at the perpetrators of this barbarism. Throughout the speech, the President was deliberately obtuse when it came to naming the culprit -- he referred to "ISIL," "terrorists" and attackers, but never named the real culprit: the capricious ideology of radical Islam.

Groundbreaking Study Highlights Porn Phenomenon in America
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Ever since Hugh Hefner and Bob Guccione learned to capitalize on attractive women in various states of undress and positions, pornography has had a foothold in America. And no matter how you dress it up (think Hefner's Playboy bunnies of the 70s) -- or down -- this taboo, billion-dollar industry remains stronger than ever.

Friday 01/08/2016
Uber's Surge Pricing Can Be Especially Brutal This Time of Year
Updated: January 09, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Beware scourge pricing!

New Ways to Layer Lighting With LEDs
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Almost any room can be transformed into a picturesque space by lighting it based on its architectural makeup and focusing on its aesthetic features and blind spots. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), appropriate interior lighting will diminish shadows, accentuate textures and draw attention to just the right areas.

Thursday 01/07/2016
The Secret to Pro Golfer Zach Johnson's Success: Chiropractic Care
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - What does pro golfer extraordinaire Zach Johnson attribute his success to? Hard work and dedication, of course. But also -- trade secret alert -- the care he receives from the PGA Tour's chiropractor. "Regular adjustments are part of my routine, while on and off the PGA Tour, to keep my body functioning at its best," says Johnson.

Wednesday 01/06/2016
Most Veterans Remain Proud, but Disappointed With the Government
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - If they had to do it all over, the vast majority of America's veterans would put on the uniform and serve again. But many veterans don't think the government treats them well, or that they are getting the benefits they deserve.

Tuesday 01/05/2016
How One Veteran And His Family Found Support After An Injury
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Service-related injuries have an effect that is felt by the entire family. Here’s a look at one couple and how they coped.

Monday 01/04/2016
Welcome Winter's Chill With the Taste of Fresh Pears
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Winter is here. While thoughts of orchards hanging heavy with fruit may feel like a distant memory, fresh, U.S.-grown pears are at their prime. This year's pear crop -- as many as 10 varieties -- are in stores now, and abundant throughout the winter months.

Tuesday 12/22/2015
Rocketry Eggs Students On To Studying STEM
Updated: December 23, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Some clever kids will win a share of $100,000--for not breaking eggs.

How Big Data is Helping to Solve World Hunger
Updated: December 24, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - What does it take to feed a world with a growing population? Or lift a family out of poverty and set them on a new path in life?

Friday 12/18/2015
Aflac Survey Finds Millennials and Parents Are More CSR Conscious
Updated: December 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - The first Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility Survey was conducted nationally to determine consumers' thoughts about companies' social responsibility and philanthropic efforts. The results found unique insights across generations and life stages as well as consumer loyalty to companies that give back.

Wednesday 12/16/2015
Are You at Risk for Heart Failure? 5 Need-to-Know Facts
Updated: December 17, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - From casual conversation to pop culture, the heart is the organ we love to talk about. We reminisce about our high school heartthrobs, center our hearts in yoga class and cry over our last heartbreaks.

Friday 12/11/2015
What's Distracting Drivers These Days?
Updated: December 17, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - A huge majority of drivers may agree with laws restricting cell phone use while behind the wheel -- 88 percent, to be precise -- but that doesn't mean they're practicing what they preach. Yes, talking on handheld phones is down 14 percent from 2009, according to a new survey by State Farm. But both accessing the Internet and reading social media while driving have more than doubled.

Wednesday 12/09/2015
Tips To Help Keep Children Safe This Season
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the risk of house fires and burn injuries increases drastically during the month of December. However, there are ways you can protect your home and family.

Monday 11/30/2015
Oleg Frish's Dream Comes True With New Duets Album
Updated: December 16, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Oleg Frish, a veteran TV/Radio talk show host and singer/performer is truly living the American dream. He grew up in the Soviet Union, and after hearing his first American standard, ("Hello Dolly" by Brenda Lee) at the age of 4, he instantly fell in love with the genre. By his early teens, he had memorized some 15,000 songs from The American Songbook (recorded during the "Golden Age of Popular Music" 1920-1960). "I'm fascinated and believe this is the greatest music ever recorded," explained Oleg. "I'm not sure anyone could love or know its history more than I do."

Most Americans Support Funding for Public Transit
Updated: December 01, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) More than seven in 10 Americans support increased federal funding for the nation’s public transportation systems in communities of all sizes, according to a survey conducted by ORC International for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Tuesday 11/24/2015
Tell Congress to Protect Paper Investor Reports
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - From encyclopedias to microfiche, we're surrounded by casualties of the digital age, relics of the era before the Internet revolutionized daily life. But even as technology has rendered many advancements, Americans still prefer -- and need -- important information on paper, especially when it comes to financial documents.

Create a new tradition with family and friends: 5 ways to give back this holiday season
Posted: November 24, 2015

(BPT) - The holiday season is about spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, while also appreciating the things you already have. As the end of the year approaches and the holidays are upon us, create a new tradition helping others. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can give back alongside the people you love most. Here are five examples of how you can contribute to your community and beyond.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Ultimate Winter Driving Tips
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Americans love their cars -- especially the classics. Coupled with a long road trip, well, it doesn't get better than that.

Could Egg Freezing Be Right for You?
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - These days it's popular to talk about 40 being the new 30. Unfortunately, this does not apply to a woman's fertility, which peaks in her 20s, then declines in her 30s.

Getting Engaged? How to Spend Your Dollars Wisely
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Blame it on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Tuesday 11/10/2015
Youth Working To End Childhood Hunger
Updated: November 11, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Research shows that more American families are struggling with hunger and a new national program aims to empower youth to do something about it. Recent studies by the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that nearly 16 million children live in households that are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t have consistent access to food throughout the year.

Thursday 11/05/2015
Leading Cancer Experts Help Patients Decide Best Treatment Options
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - There are few words uttered by a doctor that have more of an emotional impact than "You have cancer." At that point, the most precious commodity that one has to hold on to is time. It can be time-consuming and difficult to know whom to consult, or how to move forward, let alone which treatment option is best.

Tuesday 11/03/2015
Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: November 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) When making this year’s holiday gift list, consider how you might also give back to your local community. The holiday season is the perfect time of year to do this, when volunteer and donation opportunities increase. Here are a few ideas to give back in your community:

Friday 10/30/2015
Go Shopping this Small Business Saturday
Updated: October 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) For many holiday shoppers, Black Friday marks the official kickoff to the gift-buying season. But the following day, November 28, is Small Business Saturday, and can be a more satisfying way to shop for gifts for loved ones.

Friday 10/16/2015
Contact Lenses: Focus on Proper Care to Reduce Risk of Infections
Updated: October 17, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Today, nearly 41 million adults in the U.S -- that's 1-in-10 -- wear contact lenses, a safe and popular form of vision correction. However, when they do not use lenses as directed by an eye doctor, the consequences can be dangerous and can even damage the eyes.

6 easy ways to incorporate Fair Trade into your life
Posted: October 16, 2015

(BPT) - You’ve most likely seen the Fair Trade Certified label on your morning coffee or tea, but do you know what it really means? Fair Trade goods are really just that, fair. When you place a Fair Trade product in your shopping cart, you know that it came from farmers who were justly compensated and work in a safe, healthy environment. In a nutshell, Fair Trade is all about empowering the people who grow (and sew) our favorite products to build sustainable livelihoods, invest in their communities and produce quality products for you and your family.

Thursday 10/15/2015
25 Cents to Change the World?
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Warren Buffett will just have to find something else to do with his money.

The Uberization of America?
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - "The New Serfs."

Tuesday 10/13/2015
Firefighter Battles Flames and Cancer
Updated: October 14, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - What would you do if you learned you had only one year left to live? A new novel from published author Blaize Nolynne explores this question from the perspective of a volunteer fire captain in River Falls, Maine. The novel, The Captain's Last Year, Fighting Fire and Cancer, One Year to Live, depicts the reality of cancer and examines its impact on patients and their families.

Public Smoking Ban Sparks Market for Revolutionary Tobacco Products
Updated: October 14, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - If you happen to be a smoker, you probably feel unfairly judged and targeted. These days, you can't even find a place that'll allow you to light up inside. Same goes for e-cigarette users, who are now under the same microscope. Even dipping tobacco and "chew" are not allowed in public places throughout San Francisco.

Wednesday 09/30/2015
How to Get the Whole Family Involved in Giving Back to the Community
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) If giving back to the community is important to you, don’t keep it to yourself. With kids settled into their new school routines, now is the perfect time to get the whole family involved in your charitable ventures.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Making Halloween a Treat For Parents As Well As Kids
Updated: September 24, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - For most parents, Halloween involves at least one (if not more) occasion to take their children trick-or-treating. Some parents may dread this task and prefer to be the one who stays home and hands out the candy, instead of hitting the street to go house-to-house with their children and their friends. But fear not, moms and dads: A few simple tips can make the evening a treat for you, too.

Simple Home Tips to Protect Your Family from Fire and Carbon Monoxide
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) You want your home to be a safe retreat from danger. While there are numerous ways to improve home safety, fires are a common threat that you have the power to prevent with preparation.

Tuesday 09/22/2015
Teen Spirit Rewarded
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—When young people volunteer, it’s good for the community. But it turns out it can also be good for the volunteer.

Thursday 09/17/2015
Abduction Awareness—Protect Your Children
Updated: September 19, 2015 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—As you prepare to send your child back to school, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has some powerful information for families that can help keep children safer.

Wednesday 09/16/2015
How to Display Proper Hygiene in Public
Updated: September 17, 2015 - 4:35 am

(NewsUSA) - You would think that public hygiene protocol would be a standard, taught in kindergarten, reviewed in middle school, and essential for your college diploma. Yet, more often than we care to admit, both knowing and remembering social "dos" and "don'ts" proves a challenge for even the best of us.

Tuesday 09/15/2015
How Clean is Your Hospital Room?
Updated: September 16, 2015 - 4:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Most people scheduled for a trip to the hospital expect the facility to be clean, or at least not harboring organisms that can cause life-threatening illness. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 75,000 people in the United States die from hospital-acquired infections each year.

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Busting Myths About Tobacco Users
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Cigarette consumption is declining in the United States for a variety of reasons, including the establishment of comprehensive smoking restrictions in many workplaces and in pubic spaces, and at least partial restrictions in other areas. However, the moist tobacco market is on the rise, and increased by nearly 7 percent from 2011 to 2014, according to a EuroMonitor International report. As a result, many companies are developing products and accessories to cater to this expanding market, and they are recognizing that some of the prevailing myths about tobacco users don't hold up.

Friday 09/04/2015
How to Help Yourself Look Sophisticated
Updated: September 05, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Summer is winding down, and it's time to pack away the flip-flops and the Hawaiian T-shirt and pull out those fancy-toed shoes for an autumn of accomplishments ahead.

How to Become More Confident in Public
Updated: September 05, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - What's holding you back? You know, that reason you always have to drag a sidekick with you when you go to parties, or why you'll never try parasailing even though you know you'd have a blast.

Gadgets to Make Your Commute More Comfortable
Updated: September 05, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Americans spend a lot of time on the road and getting to work, be it in a car, on a train or on a bus.

How to Make Dating Less Difficult Than It Has to Be
Updated: September 05, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Dating has never been easy, but it only gets more difficult with age. Never mind the whole getting-to-know-you thing, the Internet has created a world where every foible, every flaw, every thing (literally and figuratively) is on display for the world to nitpick, including potential dating partners, to see.

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