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
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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...)

Measles Cases Drop Sharply, but Eradication Goal a Challenge

Intensified efforts to conduct broad immunization campaigns have prevented almost 14 million deaths from measles worldwide since 2000, according to a new global report prepared jointly by U.S. and World Health Organization (WHO) experts. About 145 million children received measles vaccines from 2000 to 2012, resulting in (more...)

“School Choice Week” in Pennsylvania

This week is School Choice Week in Pennsylvania and across the country. More than 200 events were planned across the Keystone State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Pennsylvania a chance to raise awareness (more...)

Holocaust Survivors in Capitol Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust (more...)

Representative Boyle Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust and genocide. Representative Boyle, who (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...)

Interior Designer Mary Ann Kleschick Rreveals Tricks

Interior designer Mary Ann Kleschick has been turning Philadelphians’ visions of stunning, functional spaces into breathtaking realities for more than 25 years. By combining the essential design elements – form, balance and scale – with the innate human need for comfort, function (more...)

Top 10 Best Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

With Christmas and New Year just behind us, we are right in the middle of winter. The short days, dark nights and cold weather often brings around a bout of winter blues. There has been a lot of attention on the festive season, but once turns up, many of us sink (more...)

Online Course Helps English Learners Improve Skills

This blog post by Evan Ryan, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, was published on the State Department website on January 6. Massive Open Online Course Helps English Language Learners Improve Writing Skills By Evan M. Ryan International students connect the United States with the world. We (more...)

Start the New Year With High On Marijuana!

According to CNN News, " Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1 to anyone age 21 or older. Residents can now buy marijuana like alcohol - except the cannabis purchase is limited to an ounce, which is substantial enough to cost about $200 or (more...)

Fighting for milk

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna www.pahouse.com/Haggerty Our elected representatives in Washington will be tasked to regulate the price of a basic part of many Americans’ diet, milk, when they reconvene Jan. 7 to debate the Farm Bill. A stop-gap measure was passed last week to keep milk’s price artificially depressed until the (more...)

FBI Warns Against Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances

Arsenic in your lipstick? Carcinogens in your perfume? Real possibilities, if you buy counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances, warns the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. government agency that has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime. In a January 2 news (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...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Fresh Beginnings

By Jane Morse Staff Writer New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings, hope for a better future and resolutions to change one’s behavior for the better. Observed January 1, New Year celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and (more...)

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