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Where to Get Haunted and Spooked This Halloween Season

(StatePoint) Halloween is a big business industry these days, and the commerce of the holiday in the U.S. will exceed $10 billion this year. But what drives this growing industry?

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Monday 09/24/2018
5 Tips to Soothe a Fussy Baby
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever gone to great lengths to sooth a fussy baby, you may feel like you’ve tried every trick in the book. As most new parents learn quickly, this can be one of the most challenging aspects of caring for a little one.

Friday 09/21/2018
5 Ways Learning Piano Can Boost Kids’ Confidence
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(StatePoint) Learning to play piano can boost children’s confidence in many ways. So, if your family is looking to introduce a new hobby or after-school activity to your children, here are five reasons to consider piano.

Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:19 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 ways to refresh your small business
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

7 ways to refresh your small business

Be Prepared to Weather the Storm
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

4 Ways to Fall in Love with Fall
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

Autumn activities for you and your pup

Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

How to Make Smart Decisions During Benefits Enrollment Season
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) Every fall, millions of American workers spend time making financial decisions that will affect them for the entire upcoming year.

Fall Into a Fitness Routine
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime.

5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

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Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and the importance of having a plan.

The Evolution of Pumpkin Spice
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) Pumpkin spice has become the quintessential symbol of fall. Check out these details about the evolution of the iconic autumn flavor, from holiday pie to lattes and even dog treats, such as GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. Find these seasonal treats for your furry friend at Chewy.com.

At Your Service
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

Fast facts about service dogs

How Access to Health Care Coverage Can Improve Academic Outcomes
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features)With each school year, parents dust off their annual checklists that help them organize their needs as their kids head back to the classroom. This school season, make sure one priority at the top of your to-do list is ensuring your children have health insurance.

Good Friends, Good Food
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

Dog owners dish on how food factors into pet bonding

Science Made Magical
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing the laws of physics or chemistry can, at first glance, seem too fantastical to be explained, but science can explain a lot.

Waking up to go to the bathroom multiple times per night? It’s not because you’re ‘getting old’
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:25 am

(Family Features) It’s a common misconception: the older you get, the more frequently you need to use the bathroom at night. Did you know waking up more than once per night to urinate is a medical condition known as nocturia? Shockingly, 64 percent of American adults do not know.

Taking Steps to Prevent Falls
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:25 am

(Family Features) When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independence and health.

Wednesday 09/19/2018
Menopausal Women Find Help for Painful Intercourse
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(NewsUSA) - September marks the start of a new season and it's important for another reason: Menopause Awareness Month. When women enter menopause, they experience many physical changes - some like hot flashes and night sweats are widely known and are easier to discuss. Yet, other changes are harder to talk about.

Healthy Kids Are Better Students
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide school-age children (ages 6-18) with the care they need to improve their ability to fully participate in the classroom and fulfill school health requirements.

It’s Time to Learn More About Your Loved Ones
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) With days of family picnics, vacations and reunions in the rearview mirror, it’s easy to move full steam ahead into the busy fall season and forget to make time for meaningful conversations with family members.

Help Kids Falling Short on Nutrients They Need this School Year
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, meaning children in need may be missing out on essential nutrients

5 Ways for New Parents to Get More Sleep
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) Between feedings, changing diapers and household chores, sleep is often put on the back burner for new parents at the end of a busy day.

4 Benefits of Pet Adoption
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

Wednesday 09/12/2018
Your ultimate guide to everything you need throughout the school year
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(BPT) - Back-to-school peak shopping season may be over for this year but as any parent will tell you, back-to-school shopping never ends in August. Kids are always in need of new supplies and the guide below will help you navigate last-minute shopping trips. Follow this four-step plan and stock up on these must-have items now, so when your student starts asking for them in a month or two, you will be ready.

How to Foster Your Child’s Creativity Through Play
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(StatePoint) Playtime is the perfect time to foster your children’s self-expression and creativity. Here are a few fun ideas to try at home.

Chasing Childhood Passions
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) As education continues to be more accessible to American workers, lifelong learning is increasingly important. Pearson, a digital education company, surveyed working adults as part of its “Dare to Learn, Dare to Change” campaign celebrating those who take steps to change their lives while empowering adults to rediscover childhood passions through education. Visit pearson.com/daretolearn for more information and to watch the campaign videos.  

How to Find the Right Preschool
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

Things to consider when researching child care providers

A Surprising Solution for Stress Relief
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people.

Tuesday 09/11/2018
How This Startup Will Kill The Banner Ad
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:19 am

(NewsUSA) - It has been 25 years since the first banner ad hit the internet. Yet, while the web has changed nearly every other aspect of our society, the way companies advertise online is still stuck in the stone age.

Wednesday 09/05/2018
Don't Let a Blood Clot Spoil the Joy of Pregnancy or Childbirth
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(NewsUSA) - One health issue pregnant women should think about is the risk for a dangerous blood clot. Blood clots occur usually in the legs, arms, or lungs. Women are especially at risk for a blood clot during pregnancy, childbirth, and the 3-month period after delivery.

3 Tips (Including Virtual Reality) For Avoiding Home Improvement Blunders
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Want proof of how carefully you need to weigh the alternatives before making upgrades to your home?

Making the Back-to-School Transition Seamless and Stress-Free
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) It’s not always easy to make the transition from family road trips, backyard barbecues and longer days to school bus pickups, homeroom assignments and school supply lists.

5 Tips to Help Reduce Litter and Protect the Oceans
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) The tide of environmental studies showing the harmful effects of litter and mismanaged waste on oceans are seemingly everywhere. For example, 8 million metric tons of plastics wind up in streams, rivers and waterways each year, according to research published in “Science.” 

5 Tips for Keeping Your Cat Happy and Healthy
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) While the weather may change from summer to fall, your relationship with your feline never goes out of season. Events on the calendar can seem to pile up as the year goes on, but don’t forget to go the extra mile for your pet and show him how much he means to you.

Keep Up with Your Cat’s Health
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

Saturday 09/01/2018
School Lunch Hacks for Busy Families
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(StatePoint) Busy families are always looking for efficient ways to pack healthy, satisfying school lunches. Keep kids on their “A” game this year with the following tips.

Wednesday 08/29/2018
School Bus Safety 101
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – with a bus ride. While the school bus is the safest way to travel to and from school, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), it’s important for parents to teach their children how to stay safe in and around the school bus as obstructed views, distracted drivers and more can put kids at risk.

5 Benefits of Having a Dog
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) Few things compare to the feelings of love and companionship that come with owning a dog. Many owners even call their dogs “fur babies” or say they’re a “pet parent.” While having a pet comes with responsibilities and commitment, the physical and emotional benefits can make bringing a pet into the family a worthwhile experience.

Off to School and Into a New Routine
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) The fall season is met with many transitions, from cooler weather to time changes to more time spent indoors. Among these transitions is the immediate shift from packing beach bags for a day in the sun to packing suitcases to head back to campus for a new semester. As every student’s routine faces an overhaul this time of year, it is important to bear in mind any health needs that may come into play while away from home.

Monday 08/27/2018
5 ways to make the most of your first year of college
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(BPT) - When you hear people talk about the best years of their life, college will inevitably come up. After all, these are the years when you can first experience the freedom of living on your own and the time when your future will truly be what you make of it.

Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

Cream of the Crop: CME Group Awards Ag Scholarships at State Fair
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:19 am

(NewsUSA) - After a year of hard work and preparation, thousands of students participated in this year's agriculture competitions at the Illinois State Fair. These events test students' knowledge through livestock exhibitions, practical competitions and academic tests.

Wednesday 08/22/2018
Savvy Marketers Scrap Ads for Stories
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:20 am

(NewsUSA) - Marketing a product or service to consumers is arguably a subtle art form - especially these days.

5 Tips to Aid Performance in the Classroom
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(Family Features) With all the stress of a new school year, it can be difficult for students to readjust to a healthy routine, but many experts agree that sleep is among the most important parts of that routine. Numerous studies demonstrate that children who sleep better learn better.

5 Ways Dogs Can Improve Lives
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) Whether playmates or protectors, the human-animal bond is often a powerful connection that goes beyond pure companionship. Dogs typically have many talents and personas – they can be man’s best friend, a canine companion during a difficult time or even a service dog helping veterans and others through daily routines. No matter the relationship between dog and human, these animals can improve lives in numerous ways.

5 Back-to-School Shopping Tips to Buy More Time
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:24 am

(Family Features) It's that time of year again. Parents are preparing for the rush of back-to-school with a seemingly never-ending to-do list. As you run around to purchase school supplies, uniforms and sneakers it can be a busy and expensive time of year.  

Make the Most of Outdoor Concerts
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:25 am

(Family Features) For many music lovers, there are few things better than an evening spent at a concert, sprawled out on the lawn with friends. Concerts and interesting venues can also be reasons for traveling and excuses to explore a new city or revisit a favorite location.

Tuesday 08/21/2018
Orlando Screams: 78 Days of Halloween
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 3:21 am

(NewsUSA) - Halloween has become one of America's most iconic holidays. But why celebrate for just one night when Orlando, Halloween Vacation Capital, offers Halloween events spanning an entire 78 days?