President Obama’s Message on Passover

Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we have every year of my presidency, my family will join the millions
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Summer Shouldn’t Mean Hunger for Our Nation’s Children

By Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch.  Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children (more...)

Ukrainian Women: Sex Strike Against Russian Men

"Don't give it to a Russian" is the campaign of Ukrainian women, that uses the oldest historical protest trick. The most famous example of a sex strike in the arts is the Greek playwright Aristophance' work Lysistrata, an anty-war comedy. (more...)

Americans Barbecue Almost Everything

Americans love their meat, veggies and, increasingly, fruit grilled. Around 82 percent of U.S. households own a grill or smoker, and 97 percent of owners typically use it, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. Grilling is even a “sport” involving hundreds of contests for making the (more...)

Chance To Win A Rocky-Themed Weekend

Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia The official debut of Rocky on Broadway in New York City on March 13 and the recent release of the Rocky Heavyweight collection of all six Rocky films gives fans of the beloved character Rocky (more...)

The importance of the college admission essay

By Donna Kirschner, PhD. Is your child or grandchild applying to college? Did you know that a good essay can make a difference between the "reject" and "accept" pile on the admission officer's desk? American colleges are very competitive. Many families (more...)

Below-Average Level of Students Taking AP Courses, Exams

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, today outlined legislation that would expand access to and credit for advanced-placement classes in Pennsylvania. "Pennsylvania has a below-average level of students taking AP courses and exams. Studies indicate that even students who take AP courses and (more...)

Brooklyn Abridged: Eat. Play. Shop.

Jane L. Levere Want to visit the real New York? Forget Manhattan. Brooklyn is where it’s at today. One of New York City’s five boroughs, Brooklyn is “rapidly relegating Manhattan to outer-borough status,” said Mark Zustovich, spokesman for Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn borough president. And “outer-borough status,” in New Yorkese, (more...)

Spring Break…Tips for Parent Survival!

By Terri Fedonczak Life Coach, Parent Counselor and Author of Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even if You Were Raised by Wolves Field Guide To Plugged-in Parenting Website It’s March, and we are prepping for warmer weather, green beer, and the portent of parental doom (cue scary music)—Spring Break. (more...)

New York Persian Parade

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, has been celebrated for 3,000 years and remains an important holiday in Afghanistan, Iran and the countries of Central Asia. It is widely celebrated in the United States as well. The New York Persian Parade has been celebrating Nowruz in downtown (more...)

International Visitors Break U.S. Tourism Record

International visitors welcomed to the United States in 2013 gave a record-breaking boost to U.S. travel and tourism, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced February 28. The nation looks forward to even more international visitors enjoying its parks, beaches and urban centers in 2014 as it continues to (more...)

1 In 5 Women Never Feel Sexy

A survey by, an online erotic boutique for modern women has revealed that 21 per cent of women in UK never feel sexy. The survey of 1,000 women in the UK aimed to find out what makes women feel sexy only to uncover that over 50 per (more...)

The Federal Government Is Out of their League on Health Care

Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth’s largest grassroots organization, is reacting to the announcement that Governor Corbett has submitted his Healthy PA plan to the federal government for approval. “Asking the federal government for assistance and approval of a healthcare plan is like asking a little leaguer (more...)

Spring is in the Air: Join the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2014 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. "White flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year," said John Rosenow, founder and (more...)

U.S., 26 Nations to Speed Programs Against Infectious Diseases

The United States joined 26 countries, the World Health Organization, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health February 13 in a commitment to accelerate progress toward a world safe from the threat of infectious disease and to the goals of (more...)