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Thursday 11/19/2015
Must-have home tech makes holiday entertaining brighter
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Good times with loved ones are an important part of the holidays, so it’s understandable if you want everyone to put down their smartphones and turn off the TV while you’re sharing a holiday meal. But you can “tech the halls” to help get the most from your holiday entertaining! Did you know that certain home gadgets can actually make the season easier and more enjoyable – and give you more time to spend with those you love?

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Intrusive robo-dialing: Good news, the end is near
Updated: November 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - The scene is all too familiar: you’re in the middle of dinner and suddenly a telemarketer’s call or dead air on the end of the line rudely interrupts your meal. Thanks to the FCC, this approach is gradually becoming a thing of the past. On June 18, 2015, the FCC adopted a proposal that will eventually lead to the demise of those unwanted calls. But due to increased regulation, privacy concerns and people just not answering their phones, the market research industry is now taking a new approach to gathering data.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
How To Pick A Present With A Future
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—When the holidays, a birthday, anniversary or other occasion comes your way, you can be seen as someone with a gift for giving-and you don’t have to break the bank to do so.

Dashing through the store (on a budget): Tips for navigating holiday deals
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is a time to celebrate family by giving and receiving gifts, but it can quickly get expensive. Black Friday deals offer great opportunities to save on gifts for everyone on your list without sacrificing quality. Navigate the hectic post-Thanksgiving shopping scene like a champ, and save more money with these five tips and tricks.

Friday 11/13/2015
Learning To Protect Patients' Privacy
Updated: November 14, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)-There’s something the majority of people fear about going to the doctor—and it has nothing to do with pain. It’s about privacy. A recent University of Phoenix commissioned survey discovered more than 75 percent of U.S. adults express concern that their health care records are vulnerable to hackers.

Wednesday 11/11/2015
Your holiday shopping guide: 4 ways to cut through the clutter this holiday season
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for you and your family, it’s also the busiest. The holidays bring trips to book, parties to plan, meals to cook, homes to clean and of course, work and school schedules to manage. On top of that, you have to tackle perhaps the most daunting task of all — the holiday shopping list.

5 ways to reconnect with your loved ones this holiday season
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - For many people, reconnecting with loved ones is the highlight of the holiday season. This is especially true if it’s the only time of the year they see distant friends or family. Enjoying time with loved ones near and far poses unique challenges but the rewards are certainly worth it. Get inspired by the ideas below and you’ll be ready to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones, no matter where they are.

Monday 11/09/2015
5 ways to increase your productivity and turn 'due' to 'done'
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Take a look at your to-do list and ask yourself how many things on the list can be finished when you get around to them. Now how many things on that list need to be done as soon as possible or should have been finished yesterday? Chances are the second list is longer.

The 4-step plan to make your day more efficient
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Remember free time? You used to have so much of it. But these days, work and family obligations have you running around constantly and you don’t know what to do first. You don’t even have time to do everything you have to do, let alone what you want to do.

Friday 11/06/2015
Big data roles are in big demand
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - OK, quick pop quiz — what career has been crowned “the sexiest job of the 21st Century?” Actor? Model? Professional athlete? Fashion designer? All are likely answers and all are wrong. Would you believe the answer is data scientist?

Wednesday 11/04/2015
Lighten your load: Knowing your laundry personality can make the chore a cinch
Updated: November 11, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Chic, trendy, sporty, bohemian, sophisticated, fun, classic — you probably have a clear vision of your fashion and style personality. But do you know your laundry personality? How you wash the clothes you wear is every bit as personal and unique to you as the clothes themselves. And knowing your laundry personality could help ease the load and make the chore easy and fail-proof.

Tuesday 11/03/2015
Five Tips To Help You Stay Cybersecure
Updated: November 04, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Harris Poll, data breaches of personal and corporate computers increased 23 percent from 2013 to 2014—but fortunately, most people have changed their online behavior to protect themselves.

Monday 11/02/2015
New Innovations Bringing Faster Internet Speeds to More Communities
Updated: November 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Fast Internet service is not just an indulgence that people want. It’s something communities need in order to stay vibrant in today’s economy -- from students doing research and small businesses selling their products to doctors having the latest information at their fingertips.

Wednesday 10/28/2015
Smartphone etiquette: Are Americans minding their mobile Ps and Qs? [Infographic]
Posted: October 28, 2015

(BPT) - Have you noticed people “phubbing” (phone snubbing) lately? Or texting during a meal? What about using emojis instead of good, old-fashioned words? Overall, do you think Americans are minding their mobile Ps and Qs? There’s no denying the love we all have for our phones, but with the increase in smartphone use comes a growing focus on mobile manners. Find out if Americans are following the basics of smartphone etiquette.

Will Your Smartphone Withstand Everyday Wear and Tear?
Updated: October 28, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Unless you’re the number one ranked UFC middleweight fighter, you’re likely not going to be able to bend the new iPhone 6s Plus. But you stand a very good chance of dropping your pricey smartphone on a hard surface, dropping it in the toilet or leaving it unattended in the hands of your kids. While it will help to get a case, it’s also a good idea to invest in a product designed to endure a little abuse.

Tuesday 10/27/2015
Preventing Annoying Telemarketing Calls
Updated: October 28, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—While some recorded messages like flight delays or school closings are welcome, others are not. Robocalls, or unsolicited prerecorded calls and SPAM text messages from businesses or organizations, aren’t only annoying, but illegal under federal law if sent to your mobile device without your consent.

Friday 10/23/2015
Online Fraud-Fighting Facts
Updated: October 24, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Shoppers are chipping in to combat identity theft in a new way. They’re paying for the goods and services they buy with a new generation of credit cards that use microchips to keep customer information safer.

New Ways To Protect Your Children's Eyesight Year-Round
Updated: October 24, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, a few facts on sunlight and eyesight could be illuminating.

Thursday 10/22/2015
Remote Possibilities: Where Mobility and Productivity Meet
Updated: October 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - There is a revolution that has been taking place for quite some time in the business world, and it's changing the way workers use the telephone and companies do business.

5 life hacks for a better cell signal
Updated: October 30, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - From calls to texting to browsing the Web, today’s smartphones and tablets have the potential to keep us in constant communication while on the go. But for mobile users who suffer through dropped calls, slow downloads or delayed voicemails, that potential isn’t always realized.

Monday 10/19/2015
Carotid artery ultrasound screening: is it beneficial?
Updated: October 26, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - New research, appearing in The American Journal of Cardiology, shows non-invasive ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries in the neck is helpful in identifying patients at high risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack, even if they have few traditional risk factors and no symptoms.

Friday 10/16/2015
Tuning Up Technology
Updated: October 17, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Just as you get your car checked out and tuned up every year, business experts advise, you should get your firm’s phone and Internet service seen to.

Thursday 10/15/2015
Video On Demand Vs. the DVD Market
Updated: October 16, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Ask any movie studio executive if the DVD gravy train is dead and they will unequivically tell you "absolutely." They will grudgingly admit that DVD popularity is a thing of yesterday.

Thursday 10/08/2015
It's more dangerous than a shark, but what other risks does your smartphone pose?
Updated: October 15, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - It’s true: selfies killed more people than shark attacks in 2015.

Tuesday 10/06/2015
Contest Offers Cash Prizes To Young Teams With Best App Concepts
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—A national competition now in its fourth year is challenging teams of middle school- and high school-aged kids to develop concepts for mobile apps that can solve a school or community problem.

Friday 10/02/2015
Consumer Data is More at Risk Now Than Any Time in History
Updated: October 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—The Internal Revenue Service recently reported a data security breach that may have affected more than 334,000 American households. This personal data, including Social Security numbers, could land on the Dark Web, where such information is bought and sold by criminal groups operating around the globe.

Monday 09/28/2015
Keeping Kids Safe In The Classroom
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If any of the estimated 55 million American schoolchildren is one you care about, you may be glad to learn about plans in place to keep them safe.

Thursday 09/24/2015
What Problem Would You Solve For Tomorrow?
Updated: September 25, 2015 - 4:33 am

Chance to win a share of $2 million in prizes

Tuesday 09/22/2015
How Kids Learn To Love Learning About Science
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—On October 7th, thousands of kids will be participating in the nation’s largest youth-led science experiment.

U.S. Catholic Church Goes Mobile With New App
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—The nation’s 75 million Catholics-and anyone looking for inspiration, religious news, scripture readings or updates on Pope Francis—can now get the very best of the Catholic Church every day on all screens and devices.

Monday 09/21/2015
The new frontier: video games branch into reality
Updated: September 28, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Professional race car driver Max Chilton is no stranger to driving at blistering speeds. Watching him control his car on the racetrack can be an unreal experience, like watching someone play a videogame. It’s no wonder Chilton recently partnered with Skylanders, the number one kid’s console game in the world. This September, with a prominent Skylanders Superchargers logo on his car, Chilton blasted past the competition, shattering the previous Indy Lights track record that had stood for almost 20 years.

Thursday 09/17/2015
Five Tips For Dealing With An Empty Nest: Helping Parents Play It Cool And Give College Students Space
Updated: September 19, 2015 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—The moment you’ve been waiting for—and simultaneously dreading for 18 years—is finally here. There’s no more putting it off: Your baby has left the house and is in college.

A New App To Help Students Prep For AP Tests
Updated: September 19, 2015 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for students preparing for Advanced Placement (AP) exams. A well-known study system is keeping pace with the latest changes in technology and, as a result, it’s now possible for students to study on the platform of their choice.

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Three Ways To Avoid Being Visually Hacked
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Many people don’t really leave their work behind at the end of the day or when traveling. Connecting to work e-mail and network files away from the office is increasingly common. While this growth of connectivity brings greater productivity, it can also mean greater risks as 75 percent of employers say it is hard to keep workers off unsecure networks.

Tuesday 09/08/2015
New App Bridges Gap Between News and Social Media
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - We live in a digital world that is constantly evolving. Those of us who were born prior to the dot-com bubble were able to witness firsthand how technology transformed the way we lived our day-to-day lives. Then, in the early 2000s, the rise of social media forever changed how we interact with one another. Entire industries were forced to adapt to this new era. There is one industry that is still in the early days of its evolution: the news industry.

Thursday 09/03/2015
4 things you can never stop focusing on to succeed in business
Updated: September 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - In today’s fast-paced business market, standing still is the surest way to get left behind. The market is always changing and today’s latest technique or technology quickly becomes tomorrow’s has-been practice. To succeed as a manager or executive in today’s business market requires dedication and the willingness to adapt with the shifts in the market. To this end, here are four things all managers and executives must focus on daily to profit professionally.

Can't make it to the tailgate? Host the ultimate 'staygate' instead
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - With college football season upon us, there’s no better way to enjoy time with family and friends than getting together to cheer on your favorite team. This year, with rising ticket, concession and travel costs, why not gather your friends and family together for a private “staygating” party in your own living room? Here are five tips to hosting the ultimate staygate this fall to do game day right.

Wednesday 09/02/2015
Smart Home Technology Banishes Back-To-School Anxieties
Updated: September 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—For many young students, this year’s back-to-school season will deliver the first stepping stones to independence. A new school year brings a new routine, new friends and new responsibilities, including traveling a new route and maybe arriving home alone for the first time. For teens, it’s an exciting time. For working parents, it can be an anxious few weeks.

Tuesday 09/01/2015
Four Tips To Ease The "Get To School" Rush
Updated: September 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If any of America’s estimated 70 million schoolchildren is yours, you may be glad to learn about four steps toward making the morning rush a little more relaxed.

6 signs your smartphone is your BFF
Posted: September 01, 2015

(BPT) - Pop quiz: right now, where’s your smartphone? If you’re like most Americans, you know immediately where it is, which is probably within your reach. Maybe you just grabbed it and pulled it a little closer.

Monday 08/31/2015
5 ways grandparents can stay in touch with friends and family anywhere
Updated: September 07, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Sunday, September 13 is National Grandparents Day – a special day dedicated to celebrating families everywhere. These days, it’s not uncommon for family members to live in different cities, states or even across the country. If your family lives far away, the distance can make it difficult to connect, especially with grandkids. While you may be spread far and wide, thankfully there are a number of effective ways to keep in touch with the ones you love.

Thursday 08/27/2015
Tech jobs are booming! How to help your daughter ride the tech wave
Updated: September 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Virtual reality headsets, super sophisticated smartphones and 4K TVs with images as sharp as the view through a clean window — technology just keeps getting more amazing. Don’t forget, however, that behind all that awesome technology are the people who are innovating and producing it. The tech industry is no longer comprised of a handful of introverts and math whizzes, it’s now made up of millions of dreamers who believe in a small idea’s potential to achieve global impact.

Wednesday 08/26/2015
What to Know When Giving Kids Tech Gear
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Most parents expect their children to one day ask to use their cool, expensive tech devices. But adult tech for kids is now more accessible than ever, so parents don’t need to hand over their pricey tablets, smartwatches and smartphones.

Monday 08/24/2015
3 easy steps to upgrade your computer to the latest operating system
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to your computer it’s a PC or Apple. And, if you have a PC, your machine runs on a Microsoft operating system.

5 ways to put social media on your restaurant's menu
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Is social media marketing on your restaurant’s menu? It should be. These days a social media campaign is an essential component of any marketing plan and this is especially true for restaurants. Unlike many other industries, restaurants have the unique opportunity to meet their customers face to face with every single transaction, and in today’s market, more and more of those meetings are being coordinated through social media.

Customized knee implants offer advantages to patients
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - By 2030, the number of people turning to knee replacement surgery to end pain and regain mobility will likely increase to 3.5 million annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For many patients, recovery from knee replacement surgery is painful and slow, and the results are often not what people expect. Multiple clinical studies have found that on average one in five patients who have a knee replacement are dissatisfied with the result because of pain after surgery or because their new knee feels unnatural.

Wednesday 08/19/2015
New Website Offers Tool For Comparing School Choice Programs
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to education, an increasing number of communities are embracing school choice. In fact, the trend is gaining speed. Since last year, the number of states offering private school choice programs to families grew from 24 to 28, and the number of programs in the U.S. rose from 51 to 58. Perhaps most notably, this year, the state of Nevada has created the most expansive educational choice program in the country.

Tuesday 08/18/2015
Go to the top of the class with stylish PCs for back-to-school
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - From study groups to semesters abroad and internships, each new school year provides a list of endless opportunities for a student’s personal growth and development. With to-do lists jam-packed with course work, social events and extracurricular activities, the best way to succeed is to invest in technology that will keep up with any student’s fast-paced lifestyle.

Monday 08/17/2015
Take A Moment To #ThankYourMentor
Updated: August 18, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Since transitioning out of the military in 2011, Navy veteran Chad Lozier has had several influential people mentor him at various times in his life. In fact, he sometimes refers to them as “mentor moments.”

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