Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects

By StatePoint Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years. Get involved early. Setting a foundation of math, science and the arts is essential to getting young children, especially girls, interested […]

Underage Consumers Are Affected by Phone Addiction

By Joel Chavez Many teenagers are becoming addicted to their cell phones because they were exposed to a one at a very early age. Due to the phone addiction problem today many kids aren’t well versed in outdoor activities. Apple has announced that they will be partnering with experts to stop Smartphone addiction for children. […]

Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers

By StatePoint As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them — from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job — it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained.   Only […]

Did You Know? All about Easter

Courtesy of Wilstar   This Christian holiday of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The date of celebration varies from March to April, and depends on the date of the March equinox. Christians worldwide gather for this major holiday for the religion to feast, attend church services, and hunt Easter eggs. Easter Sunday marks […]

What to Know About Your Drinking Water

By StatePoint Having clean, uncontaminated water to drink at home and on-the-go is one of the most essential components to keeping your family safe and healthy. Unfortunately, safe water is not necessarily a given. A recent study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that in 2015, nearly 21 million people […]

Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider

By StatePoint Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires. To help, the experts at Cooper Tires are offering easy ways to identify when you […]

Stuck in the Middle

What You Need to Know About Caregiving By StatePoint As the population ages, more people (particularly women) will be “sandwiched” in between taking care of their parents or other family members in need, and their children. Take telenurse and nurse educator Kathie Wells, RN, BSN, CCM. At age 55, she is juggling full-time work, while […]

Your Guide to Reducing the Prom Price Tag

By StatePoint Prom is a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage for teens. Originally inspired by graduation celebrations and debutante balls, prom today is now an extravagant, defining moment in a teen’s life, bearing little resemblance to promenades of the past — especially when it comes to cost. All of this indulgence unfortunately comes […]

How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics

By StatePoint At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics. Experts suggest that it starts with finding common ground among those whose opinions differ from you. Ira Shapiro, a former ambassador who has held senior positions in the U.S. Senate, recently authored […]

More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?

By StatePoint Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation. According to “How America Pays for Graduate School,” the new national study from Sallie Mae and Ipsos, an independent global market research […]

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Stroller

By StatePoint A stroller is one of the most essential pieces of baby gear, typically needed right from the start and used for several years. However, with so many stroller varieties available and a wide range of features to consider, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your family. Erin Varano, […]

Fun Ways Your Family Can Get Fit Together

By StatePoint Is your fitness routine stuck in a rut? Searching for ways to spend more time with your family? Why not combine these goals? There are a variety of ways to lead an active lifestyle that are suitable for the whole family and can include children of all ages. Let these four creative ideas […]

How to Be More Creative in the New Year

By StatePoint Those with creative or artistic aspirations know that consistently staying motivated and inspired is easier said than done. Whether you’re a songwriter, a poet or a visual artist, these tried-and-true habits and new tools can help you to create your best work in the new year. Me Time A little bit of me-time […]

How to Protect Your Expensive New Smartphone

By StatePoint The latest smartphones have some cool new features, but they come with hefty price tags, and such devices are not necessarily built-to-last. The new iPhone X, for example, recently hit the market at a $1,000 starting price and experts say it’s extremely fragile. With its all-glass design, you may be wondering if it’s […]

Tablets and Kids: What to Know

By StatePoint If you’ve handed over your tablet to your children more than once, it may be time to consider getting them their own device. There are a lot of great children’s tablets that offer so much more than passive games and videos. “Tablets can be a great source of learning if the content is […]

The Names of the Christmas Elves In the pagan times of Scandinavia, people believed that house gnomes guarded their homes against evil. Although these gnomes mostly were benevolent, they quickly could turn nasty when not properly treated, so it is told. Throughout the centuries, they were either loved or loathed. Some people even believed them to be trolls and cannibals. […]

Did You Know

A Gentle Breed By The pit bull is a dog that often gets a bad reputation. Many people believe that this dog breed is aggressive and often has a killing instinct. Pit Bulls used to be kept in homes as a nanny dog. Homes in England would use them as guard dogs for their children because […]

5 Ways to Ease Holiday Travel Stress With Your Phone

By State Point Holiday travel is slated to reach post-recession highs this year, with more than 68 million Americans traveling this season. Fortunately, your most helpful tool to make winter travel less stressful is right in your pocket: your smartphone. Not only does it make planning your perfect trip easier, your phone can keep you […]

Did You Know?

5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays By Statepoint   Whether you’re hosting or just trying to get into the holiday spirit, preparing your home doesn’t have to be daunting or expensive. Check out these five tips for getting your home in tip-top holiday shape on any budget from the experts at […]

Tips for Taking Care of Your Winter Wardrobe

By StatePoint It’s time to find that box marked “winter” at the back of your closet and rediscover all of your favorite layered looks. But, it’s important that you know how to treat your winter wardrobe so each piece stays comfy, stylish and warm throughout the season. Get Organized It may be tempting to unpack […]