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(Family Features) Today, 85 percent of Americans fall short of the USDA's recommended three daily servings of fat free or lowfat milk.1 Incorporating milk into your morning meal is an easy way to help close the gap between actual and recommended milk intake. The USDA's MyPlate is a visual tool to help build a nutritious breakfast, and a reminder that lowfat or fat free milk should be incorporated into your daily meals, including breakfast.
(NewsUSA) - With the holiday season upon us, the latest cell phones and tablets are sure to be at the top of most kids' gift lists. Let's face it: they'll use these gifts to keep up and connect with their friends on sites like Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat.
(BPT) - Popcorn is one of the oldest snacks known to mankind. The fluffy kernels were a favorite pastime long before the first motion picture. In fact, it is believed the oldest ear of popping corn was over 5,000 years old. Now that’s staying power.
(NAPSI)—Ah, the holidays! They’re a time filled with family, friends, large parties and the inevitable holiday entertaining stress. While more guests and big holiday meals can put a serious strain on a home’s plumbing system, a plumbing emergency should be the last thing you need to worry about during a festive gathering. Did you know that the day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for Roto-Rooter’s residential plumbers? North America’s No. 1 plumbing repair and drain service company sees, on average, a 47 percent increase in incoming calls on that day compared to an average Friday.
(NAPSI)—When your child isn’t feeling well, your main concern is to help him or her get better. However, when it comes to children’s fevers, your first step should always be to determine whether or not your child actually has a fever. This can save your child from receiving unnecessary medication or even hospitalization.
(NAPSI)—For many families, a highlight of the holiday season is a trip to the mall for the traditional Santa Experience photo. Not only can the visit to Santa be fun itself, the photos you take can make great gifts for family and friends now and cherished mementos for you and your children in years to come. It takes more than magic elves, however, to get a great picture. There are steps you and the photographer can take.
(NewsUSA) - Okay, here's a quick question for all you holiday shoppers out there: Which do you dread more -- and be honest -- a letter from the IRS or having to choose the "perfect" gift for everyone on your list?
(Family Features) The holiday season gives people the chance to take a break from their typically hectic lives to catch up with family and friends. Beyond the festive decorations, music and food that make this time of year so special, it’s important to take a moment to enjoy the scents and the great feelings, memories and motivations that they inspire — especially while entertaining. Whether it’s the smell of mom’s homemade cookies or the woodsy allure of a fresh-cut tree, these smells have a remarkable way of boosting spirits.
(BPT) - The chill of the season heralds many changes, including your appetite for heartier foods. This is the perfect time to break out the casserole dishes and whip up your family’s favorite comfort foods. Americans seem to agree that when it comes to comfort classics, macaroni and cheese is what they crave.
(NAPSI)—Here’s a quick tip for a delicious dish: Slow cook your mashed potatoes. Slow cookers save time, energy and space in the kitchen. They’re particularly helpful during holidays, when extra stove top and oven space are in high demand. Slow cookers actually save you time because there’s no need for constant attention or frequent stirring and there’s minimal cleanup.
(BPT) - Is saving on your New Year’s resolution list this year? The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign offers five saving strategies that will have you moving toward your long-term savings goals and toasting along the way.
(BPT) - Parents are the ultimate multi-taskers. But with today’s busy schedules, they can always use a little help – especially when it comes to providing their kids with quality, nutritious snacks.
(BPT) - The holidays are that special time of year when we open our homes and welcome guests from far and wide. It is a chance for us to connect with old friends and family we may not have seen since the previous holiday season.
(NewsUSA) - Ah, yes, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, ripping into presents ... and getting burglarized?
(NAPSI)—Fundraising for your child’s school isn’t just about car washes, candy bars and bake sales anymore.
(Family Features) According to recent research, 95 percent of Americans admit it is important to wash their hands after using a public restroom. This is particularly true with women compared to men.
The City Council pulled discussion of a proposed elementary school in Bayside off its agenda this week, possibly killing the controversial plan entirely.
The Department of Education wants to site the new elementary school at the location of Keil Brothers Garden Center at 210-11 48 Ave.
(NewsUSA) - The latest victory in the Myriad Genetics case in Australia, allowing Myriad Genetics to patent isolated DNA, has sparked new debate over the development of new drugs to treat cancer.
(StatePoint) From selfies to portraits of lunch, more people these days are taking photographs in more places. But there’s a big difference between great photos and throwaways -- and a big difference between great photographers and anybody with a smartphone.
(Family Features) Are personal relationships why most consumers frequent small businesses? From the mom and pop coffee shop to the small bookstore just down the street, people enjoy the personal interactions and convenience small businesses offer.
(BPT) - Sanofi Pasteur is rounding up The FLUgitives(TM) - people who haven’t yet been vaccinated against the flu this season. Through this national campaign, the company is encouraging more Americans to get their annual flu shot.
(BPT) - Although everyone loves a bargain, they are often very hard to find. Usually, the best time to find a bargain is when a product is out of favor with buyers. In retailing, when an item is the wrong color, style or size, it is thrown into the bargain bin. Its price is then successively marked down until the product is finally cleared out. Astute buyers willing to take a chance on an unwanted item may discover that they snagged a great deal when it returns to favor the next season.
A 13-year-old boy disappeared from outside his home in Lindenwood around dawn Friday morning leading to an intensive search and fears that he may have been kidnapped.
But those fears were alleviated when the teen was found safe a few miles away at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station about eight hours later.
(NAPSI)—For a boatload of enjoyment, people from all over the world will be flowing into the site of the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, October 14 through 19, 2014, on the Ohio River and its banks at Louisville, Kentucky’s internationally acclaimed Waterfront Park.
(BPT) - With the cooler temperatures of autumn flowing in, many Americans will be hitting the road to discover the natural beauty that the season brings. Whether they crave adventure, want to see the fall foliage or are just getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday, families need to be prepared to ensure they are getting the most out of this travel season.