Giving Back on Your Summer Vacation

By StatePoint Hitting the road this summer and want to do something good for the world along the way? Consider using your summer road trip as an opportunity to give back to the communities you visit. For some inspiration, check out these great ways Americans are rethinking vacations to include a touch of philanthropy. Driving […]

What You Need to Know Before Firing up the Grill

By StatePoint Summer is officially here and with seven in 10 U.S. adults owning a grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, for many, that means it’s time to cook up mouth-watering dishes and invite friends and family over for a barbeque.   But be careful. Grill fires are all too […]

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

By StatePoint Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways. Prepare for the Heat When planning a day outdoors, most people pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. However, summer heat can be […]

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

By StatePoint Consumers today give out personal information all the time — from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications. However, there are millions of identity theft victims each year, and when your information is stolen by a cyber-criminal, it will likely be sold on the dark web. […]

Easy Ways to Boost Your Family’s Veggie Intake

By StatePoint Nutritious, delicious and low-calorie, vegetables should be the star player of all your meals. But sometimes providing veggies for your family can be time consuming and costly. Luckily, there are a number of simple ways to boost your veggie intake, and it all starts in your grocery store’s freezer aisle.   Go frozen: […]

Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know

By StatePoint   You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water — both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.   Know the Problem   According to recent investigations by Orb Media, 90 percent of bottled water and 83 percent of tap water is […]

Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?

By StatePoint If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken. “Much of what you know about history may be limited or even wrong,” says Marc Wilson, author of “Kidnapped by Columbus,” a new historical novel. “All too often, legends, poems and myths are emphasized in favor of more […]

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 […]