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Tuesday 06/18/2019
Is Your Supermarket Reducing Plastic Pollution?
Posted: June 18, 2019

(StatePoint) Plastic pollution is a crisis for communities, oceans and waterways, according to environmental experts, who point out that supermarkets -- as major contributors to the growing problem -- are in an important position to acknowledge and address the issue.

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Monday 06/17/2019
Fomentando empatía a través de la tecnología
Posted: June 17, 2019

(NewsUSA) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 23 de mayo de 2019 - El huracán Maria fue la tormenta más letal en la historia moderna de Estados Unidos. Casi dos años después personas siguen afectadas, incluyendo a muchos jóvenes puertorriqueños. "La única manera de crear conciencia sobre un problema, y motivar a los demás a ser empáticos sobre el mismo, es cuando lo vivimos o lo observamos directamente," explicó Jan De La Paz, maestro de español en la Escuela Especializada en Matemáticas, Ciencias y Tecnología de San Juan y Profesor Innovador Experto de Microsoft.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
The Hazards Most Likely to Damage Your Tires
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Beware of a spoon stuck in your tires?

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Monday 06/10/2019
Inspiring Men to Do Good this Father’s Day
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) With so many negative messages about masculinity floating around these days, some say it’s important to spend some time focusing on the positive. Doing so can help give men the confidence they need to be their best selves.

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Monday 06/03/2019
Secrets to Overachievement, from Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Posted: June 03, 2019

(StatePoint) The definition of an overachiever is someone who goes above and beyond their daily responsibilities to make a positive impact on the world.

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Monday 05/27/2019
How You Can Eliminate Food Waste
Posted: May 27, 2019

(StatePoint) A large amount of food in the U.S. is never eaten. However, there are many easy ways families and communities can eliminate food waste in their daily lives, while also protecting the environment.

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Thursday 05/16/2019
Honoring the Achievements of Native Americans in the Military
Posted: May 16, 2019

(StatePoint) Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at a higher rate per capita than any other population group and have done so since the American Revolution. Yet there is no monument or memorial in the Nation’s capital that commemorates the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This is finally changing, as the first memorial to their service is about to be built.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
How to Avoid Losing Power this Hurricane Season
Updated: June 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 5-11, 2019 and the hurricane season starts June 1st. Millions of Americans could avoid personal and financial stress during power outages caused by hurricanes through a key home improvement, having a Cummins QuietConnect Home Standby generator installed.

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Monday 04/22/2019
ALS Must Not Defeat Us: A Message of Hope
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - In 2001, Alan Alderman was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Many people know ALS as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who got the illness.

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Monday 03/25/2019
A Little Paint Can Work Wonders for Communities
Updated: May 30, 2019 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - What can a little paint do for communities? Sometimes a whole lot. 

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Friday 03/15/2019
Junior Achievement Reconnects With Alumni for Celebration
Updated: May 03, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - This year marks a milestone for Junior Achievement (JA), a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs by teaching them about entrepreneurship, money management, and career planning, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Tuesday 03/05/2019
Honoring the Achievements of Women in the Military
Posted: March 05, 2019

(StatePoint) The words “veteran,” “hero” and “patriot” usually evoke images of men. Many people are not aware that some 3 million women are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces beginning with the American Revolution. Their stories are largely unknown.

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Monday 01/14/2019
School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Sunday 11/11/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 11, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following ideas.

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Sunday 09/30/2018
Never Forget: What the Past Can Teach Us About Today’s Problems
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) While history may feel like the distant past (and something you may think you don’t need to know much about outside the classroom), many experts believe it can offer valuable lessons for today.

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Friday 09/21/2018
Parents: How to Build Empathy and Prevent Bullying
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Sixty-two percent of 9 to 11-year-olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice,” according to a recent national survey.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
How Service Leadership Prepares Today’s Students to Succeed
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Students are more successful when they practice leadership outside of the classroom. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll found that 91 percent of respondents agreed with this statement.

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors -- these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
How to Create and Spread Hope in Your Daily Life
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) With seemingly constant negative news reports telling of school shootings, suicides and more, you may feel like there is little to feel hopeful about these days, but experts say that having hope can be a powerful tool in good times and bad.

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Friday 06/29/2018
Giving Back on Your Summer Vacation
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(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.

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How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) For Service members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. During the 2018 midterm elections, you can be an important source of voting information, especially for 18-24-year-olds voting absentee for the first time.

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