Thanksgiving: A Favorite U.S. Holiday

Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to gather with family and friends, share a traditional meal and express gratitude for the good things in life. It can also be a time of service to others
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Winners Of The Fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the winner of the second Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition, an opportunity for students to offer creative proposals responding to the question: What can the City of Philadelphia do to prevent the greatest number of students from dropping out of high school? Elizabeth Farwell and (more...)

Special Needs Children & Their Families In Tacking Special Bullying Challenges

Available NOW at www.drjoannewhite.com Take a look at the bullying epidemic among children and then magnify it two to three times. That’s the challenge facing children with special needs and their parents. And it’s the special challenge that Dr. Jo Anne White expertly tackles in her 13th (more...)

This Moms says “Back It Up Santa!”

By Eileen Wacker I’ve just finished back to school and all the associated challenges and events for my four kids, aged 11 through 16. I’ve attended back to school nights, sports orientations and signed all the “I promise to be a reasonable sports parent” forms. Homework, instruments, and games (more...)

Taylor Seeks Applicants for Valley Forge Military College

Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) is currently seeking student applicants from the 177th District to participate in the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative. “This program gives students who want to attend one of the most esteemed military colleges in the country the opportunity to receive scholarships to Valley Forge Military College,” Taylor said.  “This special program is available to all qualifying (more...)

Obama Urges More ‘Robust Commitments’ to Combat Ebola

By Victor Beattie , VOA News This article originally appeared on the Voice of America website on October 14. President Obama spoke with world leaders and was briefed by his public health and national security teams October 13 on international and domestic efforts to confront the Ebola epidemic. U.S. public health officials (more...)

How to Repair Small Appliances

Candice Hubbard Recently, it has become more and more difficult to get an appliance that is made to last and not intended for obsolescence. However, if you have a service contract that is still legitimate, repair may prove your finest bet. You might as well desire to spend some more cash (more...)

2,400 Urban Students to Get Unique Water Education Experience

Officials Gather in Camden to Celebrate First Area Stop for ‘Canoemobile’ As many as 2,400 urban students will paddle the Delaware River and other area waterways, test the quality of the waters and learn about key water issues over the next two weeks as the national “Canoemobile” program rolls into Delaware (more...)

Developing Self-Confidence and Cross-Cultural Skills

Sonya Hakobyan Armenia Utah State University, Logan, Utah, a large research university on a suburban campus Undergraduate study in the United States is a rewarding experience for any international student. The USA offers the world’s finest colleges and universities, with outstanding programs in all possible fields, including my own major, (more...)

May You Be Inscribed And Sealed For A Good Year

" The Jewish new year is not just a time to renew our resolve to lose another fifteen pounds. Rather, it’s the time when our fate stands in the balance as G‑d reviews our past year and decides whether or not to renew our lease on His planet," Rabbi said. In (more...)

Identity Thieves Target Kids as Well as Adults

By Jason Alderman I'm sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well in 2014. If anything, the problem may be worsening as identity thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children's personal information. Most commonly, they'll harvest kids' dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and use (more...)

AdmitSee As a Unique Resource For College Applicants

By Miriam Khazanov mkhazanov16@avenues.org Ask any high school junior or senior and they will tell you that applying to a selective college is now harder than ever. Whether this is due to population growth, or regional or international competition, the college application process has become incredibly rigorous and cutthroat. While there are (more...)

Amada Iron Chef Jose Garces’ First Philadelphia Restaurant

The Experience When you walk into Amada, you can’t help but feel a certain aura of energy and excitement. The restaurant’s design invokes the essence of a traditional Spanish tapas bar while simultaneously exuding a hip and stylish European / Bohemian vibe. And the buzz (more...)

CDC Director Frieden Warns of High Stakes in Fighting Ebola

This blog post by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden originally appeared on the Huffington Post website on August 7. The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite By Tom Frieden, MD, MPH Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC and (more...)

Bend, Oregon

It’s a story that’s common all across the western United States: 19th-century settlers build a town around logging or mining jobs, the economy collapses, and the town struggles for years, even decades, until it reinvents itself as a hub for outdoor sports. Towns like these — (more...)

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