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How to Take Advantage of National Scholarship Month

(StatePoint) Bargain hunters will spend November tracking down Black Friday deals to save on holiday shopping, but savvy higher education shoppers know November is also National Scholarship Month, a perfect time to find free money for college.

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Friday 11/09/2018
Tips to honor veterans on Veterans Day ... and every day
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - Hostility ceased on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 after World War I. Armistice Day was then celebrated on the 11th day of November to mark the beginning of this peaceful era. Nationwide there were celebrations, parades, public meetings and suspension of business for two minutes at 11 a.m. Over the years, Congress has changed the date on which Armistice Day was celebrated, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Armistice Day to Nov. 11, due to the significance and importance of the date.

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Supporting our veterans, now and in the future
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, close to 40 million men and women have served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms and the way of life we hold dear since the dawn of the 20th century. They have put themselves in harm's way to protect, defend and serve countless individuals in countries around the world who face threat or harm from outside forces, and to stabilize and protect citizens and the vulnerable.

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Thursday 11/08/2018
5 Simple Ways to Honor Our Veterans
Posted: November 08, 2018

(BPT) - As the air turns crisp with fall in full swing, our thoughts turn to the holidays and all the things for which we are thankful. A perfect way to kick off this season of thankfulness is taking time to honor our veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces by recognizing Veterans Day this November 11. This Veterans Day commands even more attention and reverence as the date marks the end of the World War I centenary, which began Aug. 4, 2014, to recognize the 100-year anniversary of World War I.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
Get a Jump Start on College Financial Aid
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) With the changing leaves and autumn chill come a few staples students can count on: fresh notebooks, fall festivals, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Friday 11/02/2018
Holiday Gift-Giving Can Help Employ Adults With Developmental Disabilities
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:52 am

(BPT) - This holiday season, checking off items on your gift list can also help provide jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Tax franchise owners give back to Nashville [Video]
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:51 am

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Low-Cost Internet Program Helps Connect Families, Veterans
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most of us can't imagine life without Internet service at home. We use it every day for news and entertainment, as well as to research healthcare options for our families; to connect with friends and family; to search and apply for jobs, scholarships, or schools; or to shop and save time.

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Wait, What? Scholarships Are Taxable?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Everyone knows about scholarships. They’re no-strings-attached money to help students pay for their higher education. Right?

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
Hepatitis C testing important for veterans
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - When you go to the doctor for a physical, you'll probably have a variety of tests done to check for health concerns like blood pressure and cholesterol. One important test you should consider requesting is for hepatitis C. Why? A simple blood test now could save your life and potentially the lives of others.

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Monday 10/29/2018
Fighting the good fight: 5 misconceptions about U.S. poverty
Updated: November 03, 2018 - 4:20 am

(BPT) - Many Americans will pass right by the Red Kettles and ringing bells of The Salvation Army this season.

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How home dialysis impacted one woman's quality of life
Updated: November 03, 2018 - 4:20 am

(BPT) - A skeptic at first, 71-year-old Clara Tanner began her journey on dialysis treating in a center even though her son, who is her care partner and an experienced dialysis technician, continually tried to convince her to make the switch to home dialysis. After a year of going into a center for treatment, Tanner switched to treating in her home, and she’s stayed with that treatment option for the past 10 years.

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Friday 10/26/2018
4 insurance myths and misconceptions dispelled
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - There are several myths and misconceptions that exist when it comes to insurance. For example, true or false? It costs more to insure red cars. 

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Friday 10/19/2018
Tech tricks: 5 digital improvements helping millennials reach life goals
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(BPT) - As innovation and technology drive our world forward, millennial consumers expect seamless experiences more-so than their older peers. This desire is motivating businesses to make processes and experiences more efficient through digital tools so they can ultimately meet the expectations of their customers.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Even During School Year, Fun Reading Important for Kids
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most young kids love reading, but when the busy school year starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun.

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Cultural Center Breathes Life into Historic School
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm

(NewsUSA) - A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Opioids: How physician anesthesiologists are treating pain responsibly
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(BPT) - The opioid crisis has made physicians increasingly wary about prescribing the potentially addictive drugs to their patients in pain. Experts in pain medicine, such as physician anesthesiologists, are creating individualized pain management plans that include alternatives to opioids that are not only safer, but often work better.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Student loan debt is on the rise and, unfortunately, the high cost of tuition doesn’t mean that graduates are guaranteed to find high-paying, meaningful work after earning a degree.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
How to Choose Tech Toys to Help Your Child Develop Crucial Skills
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Children today are growing up surrounded by technology from infancy. But even in a digital world, research has found that it’s crucial for kids to draw on classic play patterns that they have enjoyed for decades -- such as coddling a doll, kicking or throwing a ball and learning to follow the rules of a board game.

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Friday 09/07/2018
Report: College is Worth the Cost, But Planning is Key
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well-worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

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Saturday 09/01/2018
How New Technologies Will Support STEAM Learning this School Year
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) With each new school year comes a brand-new set of subjects, books and teachers. It also means new technologies being introduced into the classroom.

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Thursday 08/30/2018
Unretire yourself with these 10 hot jobs (Slideshow)
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
New Classroom Technologies Can Make Learning Easier and More Fun
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Technology is changing the face of education. Check out the newest ways teachers are modernizing their lesson plans in order to make learning easier and more fun.

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Friday 08/24/2018
Study finds small businesses have a big impact on the economy
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - When small businesses get the financing they need to grow, it creates a ripple effect throughout the entire economy, according to a new report.

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Thursday 08/23/2018
Top 5 tips to maximize your conference room [Video]
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
How to Recognize and Avoid College Scholarship Scams
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Average college costs have doubled in the last two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams.

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Monday 08/20/2018
New STEAM Books to Inspire Learning and Creativity
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(StatePoint) Keep the excitement of the new school year going by finding fun ways to encourage learning at home. 

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
How Ready is Your Child for the New School Year?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(StatePoint) Backpack and supplies -- check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has learned foundational skills that they need to succeed in the next grade?

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Friday 08/03/2018
Summer Break Means 25 Percent Break for Educators, Administrators
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:20 am

(NewsUSA) - Teachers deserve every break they can get. Reports show that wages for educators have been declining, and some work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, many teachers pay out of their own pockets for books and supplies. As the new school year approaches, Barnes & Noble wants to make it a bit easier for these dedicated educators and administrators.

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Monday 07/30/2018
Help Students Get Organized for a Strong Start to the School Year
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) School-related stress is common among multi-tasking students. But smart organization can make it easier to dash from class to study hall to after-school activities. It all starts with the right supplies. Gear up for a successful, low-stress school year with these handy tips.

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Friday 07/20/2018
5 key areas to building a secure and successful work-from-home setup
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - Many companies, large and small, are now offering work-from-home options. In the past decade, an increasing number of firms are offering the choice, whether it’s a full-time opportunity, or a side benefit employees can use one or more times a week. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, 3.9 percent of U.S. employees work from home at least half the time. That’s a whopping 115 percent increase since 2005.

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Monday 07/16/2018
6 ideas to get cash for college, even if it's the last minute
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - When your student is about to embark on their college career, it’s an exciting new chapter in their young life that would make any parent proud.

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Thursday 07/12/2018
5 Ways to Set Up the Ultimate Workstation for Kids
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(StatePoint) This school year, you can help set up your kids for success. It’s all about having the perfect study zone at home. Here are five cool ideas for creating a workspace for kids that will promote great study habits and inspire learning.

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Monday 07/02/2018
Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how.

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Meet 7 women who shaped America
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(BPT) - When we think about what we know about history and the events that led to the formation of the United States, key dates like 1492 and 1776 come to mind. Many people don’t know that 1619 was another of those pivotal years that continue to shape our lives.

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Tuesday 06/12/2018
Surprising facts you should know about women veterans
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(BPT) - Today, more women are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces than ever before. Because of this, more women are transitioning from active duty to civilian life every year, and these women face unique challenges during that process.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:20 am

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 am

(StatePoint) If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken.

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Tuesday 05/01/2018
How New Technology is Helping Students and Teachers
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:21 am

(StatePoint) New and emerging technologies are supporting today’s students and teachers in unprecedented ways. Here are a few ways this is happening in schools in local communities across the country.

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math that touches their daily lives.

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Monday 03/05/2018
Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
Updated: March 05, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.

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Friday 02/09/2018
Retailers find purpose and share it with customers
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:13 am

(BPT) - Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy.

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
5 Ways Digital Technology is Helping Students Learn
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.

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Friday 01/12/2018
More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation.

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Monday 12/18/2017
Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
Updated: December 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success.

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Monday 11/20/2017
Students and Teachers: Tips for Beating the Mid-Year Slump
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) College students who borrow to pay for school typically don’t have to start repaying their student loans until six months after leaving school. But when it does come time to start making loan payments, you may find yourself stressing out about the additional monthly expense.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
The challenges of dyslexia in college
Posted: April 12, 2016

The demands of college are stressful and challenging, but for many students on campus, something as simple as reading text can add to the long list of obstacles that they already face. This is due to a learning disability that, according to research done by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, a professor in learning at the Yale University School of Medicine, one in five students has.

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