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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...

2014-01-02 08:23:01

Recommendations for a healthy new year WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, many people say goodbye to the past year by making goals and resolutions for the new year. But to reach these resolutions, it's important to be in good health. You can begin the year on the right foot if you follow these recommendations for a healthier lifestyle. -- Stop smoking Smoking causes premature aging. When you quit smoking you: -- reduce the risk of heart disease or lung...

2013-11-25 16:30:29

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The internet makes holiday shopping so easy--no fighting for parking spaces at jam-packed malls, no waiting in endless lines to get to the register. But even if you consider yourself a pro, shopping online isn't without risks. These tips from USA.gov can help you protect yourself and your finances as you hunt for that perfect gift: 1. Use a credit card rather than a debit card. Credit card payments can be withheld if there's a dispute...

2013-11-18 08:23:55

Some simple changes at home can cut down on your energy bills over the winter WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the winter, when many people turn on their heaters and put up holiday lights, gas and electric bills can be much higher than usual. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a family spends more than $1,900 a year on electricity bills and other utilities. A big part of those costs come from wasted energy during those cold months. However, you can save on winter energy...

2013-11-13 12:27:50

Select Local Barbershops to Host Events and Provide Fathers with Parenting Resources WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance will team up with community agencies and barbershops across the country as part of Fatherhood Buzz to...

2013-11-04 08:26:48

It's important to admit when gaming is becoming a problem WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many people, buying lottery tickets, betting on horses, playing cards for money, or feeding slot machines is nothing more than a fun pastime. But for some people, gambling games can become an uncontrollable and necessary part of life. In these cases, the need to gamble can, turn into an addiction known clinically as pathological gambling. The key to overcoming gambling addiction...