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Eat smart, play safe [Infographic]
Eat Smart, Play Safe encourages parents to learn about nutrition and sports safety to help kids succeed on and off the field. Because active children need proper nutrition to stay healthy and optimize performance, this program's mission is to provide nutrition and safety tips, sports and health information and recipes as families and kids start fall sports. The program is sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, a leading nutrition and supplement company, and Pop Warner, the largest youth footb...
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Raising the bar on bath safety
(BPT) - The bathroom is your daily sanctuary to retreat to and enjoy a few moments alone. For that reason, it should be serene, stylish and of course, safe.  Think that words “safety” and “style” can never go together? Think again. Fortunately, it’s easy to incorporate essential bath safety elements that will leave your ...
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Risk of concussion increases with back-to-school sports
(BPT) - When the school season begins, more students will be riding bikes and participating in sports such as football, hockey and soccer. Events such as a bike accident, quick fall or collision with another student during athletic practice resulting in a concussion could cause serious consequences both during the school...
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Online learning, career prep gain popularity for high school students
(BPT) - Two popular trends in American education are converging to support the academic and career interests of high school students nationwide: online learning and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. Once considered an option for higher education only, online learning continues to attract younger students in kinde...
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Is your home's air making you sick? [Infographic]
Air pollutants, such as dust mites, pollen and bacteria, can cause or contribute to an array of health problems including headaches, nausea and allergic reactions. Installing an Aprilaire whole-home air purifier eliminates 98 percent of airborne contaminants down to one micron in size - cleaning indoor air and reducing the health risks to your family.
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New Resource Introduced for Families Living with ADHD
(BPT) - Many families relish summer, weekends and holidays as opportunities to reconnect with each other through vacations, special events and relaxed schedules. But changes in schedule and travel can often be disruptive for children and make it difficult to get back in the swing of things for school, particularly childr...
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The do's and don'ts to selling your products online
Many small-business owners are hopeful that offering their products online will increase their bottom line. But the digital marketplace is increasingly crowded and it can be hard to stand out from the pack. The good news is that being a small business can actually give you an edge over bigger brands – if you know how to ...
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Back to school: school nurses lead way to healthy year
(BPT) - While parents and students prep for back-to-school season, so too do the country’s 74,000 school nurses, who are charged with helping maintain a healthy, thriving student body for the 2013-14 school year. The nationwide average ratio of school nurse to students is one to 1,150, which is higher than the one-to-750...
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For richer or poorer: Don't let newlywed bliss turn into financial nightmare
(BPT) - For better or worse, richer or poorer – that’s the promise most couples make when they face one-another at the altar. When it comes to finances and young love, it can be easy to fall into some common pitfalls that can haunt couples long after the wedding day. “Communication is a key part of a strong marriage, and...
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Ten reasons why buying a new car might be cheaper than you think
(BPT) - Are you driving around in a car that’s a decade or more old? If so, you’re not alone. The number of older vehicles on the road in the United States has increased by more than 17 million since 2009, according to Experian Automotive . The average age of the more than 245 million vehicles on U.S. roads is up to a na...
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Naval Aviation an exciting opportunity to keep America secure via air and sea
(BPT) - Protecting the security of the United States from both air and sea is what the exclusive, world-class group of Navy Pilots and Naval Flight Officers do on a regular basis. They have access to the world’s most sophisticated aircraft and helicopters, and play a crucial role to the Navy’s mission. Joining the Navy o...
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You, your child and acne [Infographic]
A new survey shows that moms of 9 to 11 year olds may not be fully prepared for their child to experience puberty, and everything that comes with it.  
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A rescued passenger from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, is carried by police and rescue teams on his arrival at Jindo port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people, including many high school students, caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. (AP Photo/Park Chul-heung, Yonhap) KOREA OUTMessages to parents offer glimpse into desperate situation aboard sinking S. Korean ferry.


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Robert Rizzo, left, leaves court after being sentenced, Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.


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FILE - In this undated file photo, Amelia Earhart stands next to a Lockheed Electra 10E, before her last flight in 1937 from Oakland, Calif., bound for Honolulu on the first leg of her record-setting attempt to circumnavigate the world westward along the Equator. American aviator Earhart’s disappearance in 1937 is among aviation’s most enduring mysteries. Earhart, the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, vanished over the Pacific with Fred Noonan during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Seven decades later, people are still transfixed with the mystery. Theories range from her simply running out of fuel and crashing to her staging her own disappearance and secretly returning to the U.S. to live under another identity. (AP Photo/File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.


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