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2014-09-23 16:25:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2014 is a mid-term election year. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are contested, as well as 36 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats. Gubernatorial elections will be held in 36 states and three territories, along with many state and local races. Voting rules vary from state to state, but NOW is the time to make sure you are registered, your registration is up-to-date, and you've applied for an absentee ballot, if you need one....

2014-09-23 12:36:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social media is a part of daily life, but what happens to the online content that you created once you die? If you have social media profiles set up online, you should create a statement of how you would like your online identity to be handled. Just like a traditional will helps your survivors handle your physical belongings, a social media will spells out how you want your online identity to be handled. Like with a traditional will,...

2014-09-22 16:25:47

Helpful Tools for Spanish Speakers from USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's Hispanic Heritage Month -- the time of year to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. For the 50.5 million Hispanics and Latinos who call the US home, USA.gov has many resources in Spanish to answer questions and get information about government programs: -- GobiernoUSA.gov is the Spanish language...

2014-09-19 08:25:46

Three helpful answers from USA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traumatic situations are unexpected, sudden, and sometimes, violent. In many cases they do not leave visible signs of physical damage, but the emotional damage can be severe. People who have been through traumatic events or natural disasters can often experience strong emotions such as fear, sadness, and signs of depression. But it's important to be aware that these emotions are normal when they are...

2014-09-18 08:25:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your child's environment - whether at home, at school or socially - can greatly influence how they may behave in the future. FindYouthInfo.gov, a government website focused on youth issues, found that in 2012, more than 630,000 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 were admitted to the hospital due to violence-related injuries. If you're worried that your child is at risk for violent behavior, there are some factors that may indicate...

2014-09-17 16:25:27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarships and financial aid do not require upfront fees. While there are legitimate companies who will help guide you through the financial aid and college application process for a fee, disreputable companies may ask you for money up front and provide nothing in return. USA.gov warns about the following red flags: -- A "money-back guarantee" to secure a scholarship. Don't believe it. Unscrupulous companies attach...

2014-09-17 12:32:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Going back to school is about more than shiny shoes and trendy notebooks. It's also about kids making new friends and adding those friends on social network sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More than 60 percent of teens in the United States have at least one social media account, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. And while being online is a good way to keep in touch with friends, it's...

2014-09-04 08:30:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking cigarettes or drinking too much alcohol can cause addiction and other serious health issues. The risk of diseases associated with tobacco and alcohol increase for those who drink and smoke. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 443,000 people in the United States die of illnesses caused by tobacco each year. Meanwhile, about 88,000 die from alcohol-related illnesses. Diseases caused by smoking tobacco Smoking...

2014-08-15 08:23:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wedding season is coming to a close. After the rings have been exchanged, the cake has been cut and thank-you notes have been sent, there might still be a big chore to do. If you've decided to change your name, you need to make it official in the eyes of the government. Here are bases you need to cover to make sure your new name is recognized: -- Your Marriage License: If you haven't had your big day yet, know that you must...

2014-08-01 16:22:42

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ­U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the July 2014 Employment Situation report released today: "We've now seen six consecutive months with job growth topping 200,000, and 53 consecutive months of private-sector job growth - the longest streak on record. Businesses added 209,000 jobs in July, bringing us to a total of 9.9 million since February 2010. The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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