Is Your Teen Ready for a Summer Job?

By Jason Alderman For many teens, there's nothing more exciting than receiving the first paycheck from a summer job – a sure-fire ticket to fun and freedom. It's also a great opportunity for parents to encourage proper money management. Parents or guardians
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The Feisty 50s Feel Better Than Ever

But only 13% of the over 50's say that their priority is to see their children happily married • A ¼ feel 10-14 years younger • 22% say health is the most important priority • 45% feel so confident they don’t care what others think LONDON: November 27th 2014: New research (more...)

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 in the community. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, the (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...)

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...)

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...)

Grow Your Own Backyard Paradise in a Pot

By Melinda Myers Create a backyard escape with the help of container gardens. Whether you’re looking for a visit to the desert, an English garden or tropical paradise, a few planters can help create the mood. Reduce your workload and increase your enjoyment with a bit of planning and proper planting. Select a (more...)

What Will I Do This Summer?

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 www.girlpowerforgood.com Flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. Bare legs are blinding us with their unearthly glow. This can only (more...)

Flood Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit Federal Allian

With rain expected over the next few days, residents should take precautions to protect their home and family from the possibility of flooding. Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash a SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than (more...)

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...)

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 www.girlpowerforgood.com It’s March, and we are prepping for warmer weather, green beer, and the portent of parental doom (cue scary music)—Spring Break. (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...)

IKEA Responds to RUSA LGBT Campaign

Issues Public Statement and Adds Pro-LGBT Wording to Online Magazine in Russia RUSA LGBT -- an association of Russian-speaking LGBTQ Americans -- is pleased to announce a positive response to its campaign to pressure IKEA, the international furniture and design store, to speak up against Russia's new "anti-homosexual propaganda" bill. Following the delivery (more...)

Old and New Traditions Welcome the New Year

In the dark, first minutes of each January 1, the new year is welcomed with the explosions of fireworks in many cities around the United States. The noisemaking stems from an ancient belief that scaring away evil spirits is necessary for a happy new year. A relatively (more...)

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