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2014-07-02 12:27:23

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Independence Day is a long weekend with family and friends for most Americans. Before you start celebrating, here are a few things you should keep in mind. -- Firework Safety: Nothing celebrates freedom quite like a fireworks display. An average of 240 people go to the ER each day during fireworks season. Don't be one of them. Know how to safely use fireworks and the firework laws for each state. --...

2014-06-03 08:24:06

Information can be your best defense WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Atlantic hurricane season begins each year on June 1 and ends on November 30. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than 35 million people live in areas that can be affected by hurricanes. The strong winds, heavy rains and flooding that go along with hurricanes can cause serious damage to property, and endanger lives. Being informed about what to do before, during, and after a...

2014-05-29 23:02:26

In a new report released today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), recommends implementing a “systems engineering” approach to achieve lower cost and higher quality in healthcare. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Presidential Advisory Council Recommends Systems Engineering to Improve Health Care White House Releases Report and Blog In a new report released today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),...

Displaying The American Flag
2014-05-22 08:42:52

From USA.gov There can be confusion and questions about how to properly wear and display the American flag, especially around the summer holidays of Memorial Day and July 4th when many people want to display a flag. Here is what the law says about using the American flag properly (PDF): - The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise. - The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should never be...

2014-05-02 08:25:34

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being a mother involves major responsibilities and love. That's why it's important to take steps before, during and after pregnancy. If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, consider the following: 1. Plan your pregnancy -- If you have doubts about pregnancy and motherhood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a section titled My Reproductive Life Plan that provides a series of tips to help you....

2014-04-03 08:37:31

Money saved for education is always a good investment WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When they're young, children dream about becoming doctors, artists, teachers, veterinarians, and many other things. But in order for those dreams to come true and for kids to actually become professionals, it's important for them to attend and finish college. A good college education can lead to that dream career. Though it's a major investment, there are flexible payment plans that can...

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2014-04-02 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth-observing missions will be launched into space in a single year. To celebrate this milestone, NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Designed to encourage environmental awareness and recognize the agency's ongoing...

2014-02-03 08:27:54

Prevention is the best medicine WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your heart is the engine of your body. And even though you might think it's working normally, this major organ requires special care and attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 600,000 people in the United States die each year from heart disease. The CDC also reports that a quarter of Hispanics have high blood pressure. There are many types of heart complications,...

2014-01-29 23:33:26

Pivotal Point, LLC, a leading strategic IT & telecommunications solutions provider, to launch into federal marketplace. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Winvale, a leading government contracts consultancy and solutions provider, today announced its client Pivotal Point, LLC has been awarded the GSA Schedule Contract effective December 1, 2013. Having this contract allows Pivotal Point the ability to easily offer their market-leading strategic IT & Telecommunications...

2014-01-15 16:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays have come and gone. Most of the country has already been in a deep freeze, and there are still long, harsh months of winter yet to come. It's no wonder many people come down with a case of the "winter blues." This bummed out reaction occurs when the days are shorter and you spend much more time inside. To combat these feelings, you might try light therapy, and increasing physical activity. If it lasts more than a fleeting day or two, it...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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