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Monday 03/05/2018
Heading to The Hospital? Get Better, Don't Get A Blood Clot
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Spending time in the hospital can be a challenge, and the last thing you need is another setback on your road to recovery. This is why it is so important to know that being in the hospital - particularly if you are dealing with surgery, a physical trauma, or a serious illness like cancer - places you at increased risk for the development of a deadly blood clot.

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Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.

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Friday 02/09/2018
How retailers can build trust and relevance in their communities
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Over the past decade, technology has reshaped the retail industry in profound ways. Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy. Which means today’s business leaders face increasing pressure to keep retail spaces relevant and engaging for customers.

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
5 Ways Digital Technology is Helping Students Learn
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.

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Monday 01/29/2018
What to really expect from your first semester in college [Infographic]
Posted: January 29, 2018

(BPT) - Course Hero compares the expectations of high school seniors to the realities of college freshmen to help students and parents better prepare for the road ahead.

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Tuesday 01/23/2018
5 fun ideas for creating a makerspace in your classroom
Posted: January 23, 2018

(BPT) - A teacher's ultimate goal is to instill a lifelong love of learning in their students. When kids are passionate about learning, the sky is the limit! Educators can support students' creativity and natural curiosity in numerous ways, and one method getting a lot of attention recently is playful, hands-on learning.

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Monday 01/22/2018
Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

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Friday 01/19/2018
University Students Compete for Top Prize in Global Trading Competition
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group's 15th Annual Trading Challenge is kicking off, and university students from all over the world will put their trading skills to the test. The stakes are high as teams are competing for a cash prize and a trip to Chicago for a day of education and networking.

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Tuesday 01/16/2018
National School Choice Week - Time to Start a Conversation
Updated: January 16, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The world's largest celebration of opportunity in education starts next week.

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Friday 01/12/2018
More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation.

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Monday 01/08/2018
School Choice Is About Parents, Not Politics
Updated: January 08, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As tens of millions of people across the country prepare to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 21 through 27, our goal is to focus on parents and children, not politics or politicians.

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Friday 12/29/2017
8 top wow moments of 2017 according to The Red Bulletin
Posted: December 29, 2017

(BPT) - 2017 has been a year filled with twists and turns. But what about those ones beyond the ordinary? The celebrities who admitted their embarrassing moments, the athletes who reached new heights and ordinary folk who pushed boundaries. Here are the top 8 stories from leading magazine The Red Bulletin that gave us the biggest wow moments of 2017.

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Monday 12/18/2017
Help yourself by helping others: Make a commitment to volunteer
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Did you know that 35,000 hours of volunteering is the equivalent of working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year with no days off for 17 years?

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Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
Updated: December 18, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes
Updated: December 22, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all American farms are family-owned and operated. Just under 1 million women farmers contribute $12.9 billion to the nation’s economy and are responsible for farming more than 301 million acres.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
New Books Offer Retirees The Way To Plan For Retirement
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Social Security, Medicare and supplemental insurance, long-term care, IRAs, life insurance, post-retirement investments and income taxes can all affect the success of your retirement. To that end, an easy-to-understand book and workbook are now available to help guide you in this process.

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Monday 12/11/2017
It's a Good Day for Quality [Video]
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
5 tips for working adults returning to college
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree.

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Monday 12/04/2017
A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:35 am

Is your workplace a nurturing professional environment, or does competition and rank often override camaraderie and support?

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Monday 11/20/2017
Students and Teachers: Tips for Beating the Mid-Year Slump
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Join The Fight, Live United
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working tirelessly with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves. 

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
10 tips for entrepreneurial success from women, for women
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - More women than ever are entrepreneurs. However, while women continue to make strides in business ownership, the path to success is still significantly more difficult for women than men. A recent study reports that female entrepreneurs receive only about 2 percent of all funding, despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country (Harvard Business Review).

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Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) College students who borrow to pay for school typically don’t have to start repaying their student loans until six months after leaving school. But when it does come time to start making loan payments, you may find yourself stressing out about the additional monthly expense.

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Monday 11/06/2017
5 ways businesses can collaborate with the education sector to close the skills gap
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - With U.S. graduation rates being at an all-time high, one might expect employers to have a wealth of qualified candidates to hire. Instead, many employers are finding that these recent graduates are unprepared to succeed in the workforce.

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Sunday 11/05/2017
5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Embrace Risk Taking
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Every child learns best when they have the courage to explore, to ask, “what if…?” and to take small risks. By creating and testing their ideas without fear, by constantly remaking and remodeling, they are paving the way for a breakthrough moment. It is important for parents and teachers to embrace this discovery and uncertainty both in the classroom and at home to develop a child’s confidence and ability to persevere.

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Friday 11/03/2017
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every year on November 11th, we formally thank men and women who have honorably served in the United States military. In fact, Veterans Day was born on May 13, 1938 as a way of honoring the veterans of WWI. Fast forward to 2017, and thousands of our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters have served in WWII, the Vietnam War and War in Afghanistan, to name a few.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Encourage a Love of Reading During National Family Literacy Month
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For many parents, it's a struggle to get kids to read outside of the classroom, but November is the perfect time to change that, because it's National Family Literacy Month.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
Changing careers and learning the law: Stories of pursuing passions and personal transformation
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(BPT) - A professional could have many reasons to choose to make the switch into law later in their career — a personal passion, a current skill set that can transfer to a legal position, or simply a new way to earn a living and provide for family. Whatever the reason, making a major life change can seem daunting, but for those who complete their journey, the end goal can be truly rewarding.

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Saturday 10/28/2017
Help Kids Get the Most out of Music Education
Updated: October 28, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) As the list of known benefits of music education grows, you may be wondering how you can help your kids get the most out of their efforts. Here are five ways to help make music education a success.

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Friday 10/27/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability Across College Campuses
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
New Music Video Warns of Stroke Signs
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, is releasing a new parody music video to teach people how to recognize the most common stroke warning signs.

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Veterans Day: More than just a day
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Each of us, as citizens of the United States of America, wake up each day and go about our lives and schedules. Not one person here is the same, and none of us live the same life as the person next to us. What each and every one of us do share are our fundamental rights and freedoms. Not only that, we share the reason why we are granted those rights and freedoms day in and day out: our veterans. To simply say thank you to the brave men and women who have served, and are currently serving, this great country will never be enough. And, although we honor and remember all of our veterans every November on Veterans Day, that does not do justice to their service.

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Monday 10/23/2017
Futures for All - Online Resource Makes Financial Markets 101 Fun
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Futures Fundamentals helps educators and students tackle complex economic topics

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PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Monday 10/16/2017
Alternative Ways to Make College More Affordable
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) A college education is one of the largest expenses you’re likely to have in your lifetime, second only to buying a home. Unfortunately, the cost has increased dramatically in recent years.

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Saturday 10/14/2017
Financial Aid Season for College Students is Here: What to Know
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) It’s not only football season. For current and incoming college students, it’s financial aid season, too, and that means completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be the first step families take in the planning-for-college process; it’s used by schools to put together financial aid packages, states use it to determine eligibility for state aid, and some scholarships require it as part of their applications.

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Friday 10/13/2017
7 job titles that didn't exist before millennials
Posted: October 13, 2017

(BPT) - Advertising and marketing agency job titles used to be a lot more concise and straightforward. A marketing assistant was someone who had a supporting role on marketing projects. Didn’t matter what type of project it was. If the marketing director needed help, the assistant got pulled in.

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Football Helmet Safety in Three Simple Steps
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As the high school and college football seasons heat up, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is encouraging parents, coaches and athletes to refresh their knowledge on helmet safety and safe play.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Trading Spaces star and working mom Genevieve Gorder is helping schools across America earn cash [Video]
Posted: September 27, 2017

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Tuesday 09/12/2017
What are ‘STEAM’ Subjects and Why Do They Matter?
Updated: September 12, 2017 - 4:54 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve heard your child’s educators talking about “STEAM” subjects, they are referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. And these subjects are growing in importance, as more industries require a strong mastery of the concepts and skills involved.

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Friday 09/01/2017
How to Get Your Family Interested in Art and Music
Updated: September 01, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) When school budgets suffer, often so do arts and music programs. Families can make up for scaled back opportunities in the classroom by bringing both music and art into the home.

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Thursday 08/17/2017
Fun Ways to Get Kids to Enjoy Math
Updated: August 17, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day.

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Monday 08/14/2017
Great Books to Get Kids Excited for School
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) As kids head back to school, you can help put them in a learning mindset by beefing up your home library.

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Monday 08/07/2017
Families are Getting Savvier Paying for College
Updated: August 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) College costs may be on the rise, but families are as determined as ever to make higher education a reality for their children. What’s more, families are becoming savvier about how they meet the expense, suggests a new study.

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change -- not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential for further growth and achievement in school.

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Thursday 07/20/2017
Tips to Improve Your Child’s Math Scores
Updated: July 20, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) At a time when math is becoming an increasingly important subject for students to master, students are exploring ways to better understand the subject of math and improve their test scores.

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Tuesday 07/18/2017
New Ways Classrooms are Changing
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Today’s classroom are in flux. And these changes, rooted in technological innovation, are making it easier for students to become more engaged and collaborative.

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Monday 07/17/2017
Back-to-School Tips to Help Reduce Stress
Updated: July 17, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following tips and tricks.

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Thursday 07/13/2017
How to Make Practicing Music Fun for Kids
Updated: July 13, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) While many children enthusiastically elect to study music, not all of them stick with the program. This is because many kids are surprised by the challenges associated with learning to play an instrument.

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