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Fun ways to keep kids’ minds active in summer

Fun ways to keep kids’ minds active in summer

StatePoint

June 8, 2019


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A vacation from school is no excuse for a vacation from thinking. Not only can learning be made fun, but you can avoid a rusty return to school in the fall by keeping kids’ minds active all summer long. Here are a few fun ways to make thinking and learning a priority, while not detracting from the...

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

StatePoint

June 8, 2019


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The job market is rapidly changing thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from onsite access to the specialized education that they will...

5 water-saving New Year’s resolutions

5 water-saving New Year’s resolutions

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January 6, 2019


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It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact? Protecting our water is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet, but many of us...

10 doctor-recommended New Year’s resolutions

10 doctor-recommended New Year’s resolutions

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January 6, 2019


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With the new year upon us, you may be looking for resolutions that will help to keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy in the year ahead. “This is the perfect time of year to consider your personal goals, and how you can make positive health choices in the coming year,” says American Medical...

Family-friendly ideas for getting out this spring

Family-friendly ideas for getting out this spring

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March 18, 2018


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Spring is the best time of year to get outdoors and spend some quality time with the family. Here are three ideas to shake off winter’s cabin fever and the most of the season. Take a hike Visit a state or national park and hit the hiking trails. Most parks have a variety of trails of varying diffi...

Food for thought during National Nutrition Month

Food for thought during National Nutrition Month

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March 18, 2018


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We hear a lot about the important nutrients in vegetables and fruits, but the health benefits of eating seafood regularly aren’t always in the spotlight. It should be a no-brainer when it comes to seafood, which is packed with omega-3s. Yet, most Americans only eat one serving of seafood a week. Here...

Tips to protect birds in your yard and garden

Tips to protect birds in your yard and garden

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March 18, 2018


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One of the best parts of backyard living in the warmer months is all the potential for bird watching that comes with it. You may have even installed a bird feeder in your garden in an attempt to attract more birds to your property. But did you know, your home poses dangerous risks to the birds that...

FAMILY: National Music Day — make music a bigger part of your family’s life

FAMILY: National Music Day — make music a bigger part of your family’s life

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June 9, 2015


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Researchers say that music can bring many benefits to your life — and for households that incorporate music into their daily lifestyle, these benefits can extend to everyone in the family. According to a survey conducted by Casio America Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital pianos and keyboards,...

Spruce up your home this summer for under $100

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June 3, 2014


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Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your home this summer? With a little inspiration and work you can give your home a quick makeover within a limited budget. “From interior decor projects to a fresh coat of paint, there are plenty of ways to make a big impact in a room for under...

Tips to make great summer barbecues on a budget

StatePoint

June 3, 2014


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It’s time for fun outdoor afternoons spent with family and friends. If you’re looking for frugal fun this summer, the experts at Dollar General are offering some great tips for gathering around the grill on a budget: Get organized: With a little preparation, you can better enjoy your evening...

Perspective: How to reinvent yourself at any age

StatePoint

November 20, 2012


Filed under Commentary, DIALOGUE

With the technological and cultural landscape in flux, many professional fields are undergoing rapid changes. Continually challenging yourself can help you achieve success, keeping you relevant as your chosen profession moves with the times. Long gone are the days when most Americans start a job and...

More digital tools, more decisions for parents in education

StatePoint

September 14, 2012


Filed under Education, K-12, LATEST NEWS, NORTH COAST CAMPUS

As technology evolves, so do the ways children learn in and out of the classroom. With constantly changing tools and trends, teachers can do more to stay up-to-date to help children thrive. Understanding what these changes mean can help parents make important choices for their child’s education. Here...

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