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Creating connections in a high-tech world: 3 tips to improve customer service

(BPT) - In customer service, as in many other areas of life, as technology becomes more sophisticated, relationships get more complex. While technology makes it easier for customers to interact with businesses, an action as simple as finding an auto repair shop can quickly overwhelm consumers with multiple channels, opinions, advertisers and behind-the-scenes engagement systems.

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Thursday 08/06/2020
Want to Impact Cancer Care Beyond Medicine? 5 Reasons to Apply for the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Astellas Oncology

Foundation Funds School Supplies for Military Families
Posted: August 06, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Going back to school, whether online, in-person, or a combination, is a yearly expense that can be especially challenging for military families.

Wednesday 08/05/2020
How to make sure your vehicle is ready to get back on the road
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - During a season that’s usually devoted to adventure, many have been forced to stick a little closer to home. When it’s finally time to return to your globetrotting ways, it’s vital to make sure your vehicle is ready.

Tuesday 08/04/2020
100 years of suffrage: How the ALA continues to empower female voters
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - It came down to one vote. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified with the vote of a young Tennessee senator — breaking a tie to tip the scales. American women had won the long, hard-fought right to vote. After a 70-year movement and a four-year war, their voices were being heard across the country. On the 100th anniversary of this major accomplishment, we take note of how our country’s past resembles its present as we mobilize toward a better future.

Monday 08/03/2020
8 ways your family can cure cabin fever
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - It’s not always easy to be at home with kids day after day, but with a little creativity, you can beat cabin fever. Whether you're in your own backyard or venturing out, there are plenty of things you can do to have fun together. Make sure to choose activities that are age-appropriate and that follow your current local guidelines for social distancing.

Friday 07/31/2020
Back to school tips and tricks to ace this school season [Video]
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

Wednesday 07/29/2020
How do you prepare for the future when life is so uncertain now?
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to present health and economic challenges, it is difficult to focus on anything other than the present. It’s important, though, not to lose sight of the years ahead and to take steps that can put you in a better position when we emerge on the other side.

Tuesday 07/28/2020
Back-to-School Season Essentials for College Students
Posted: July 28, 2020

(StatePoint) The back-to-school season may look and feel different this year, but there are some essentials which can aid college students no matter how and where their learning takes place in the fall.

Monday 07/27/2020
Digital Resources to Play a Big Role in Education this Fall
Posted: July 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - The upcoming school year will be like nothing teachers, students, and families have ever experienced, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic steers school systems to embrace online learning and incorporate it in new ways.

Saturday 07/25/2020
Great Ways to Beat Summer Brain Drain
Posted: July 25, 2020

(StatePoint) Summer brain drain is real, and this year’s pandemic has only exacerbated the problem. To keep your kids from getting bored while helping them expand their world, incorporate these cool ideas into those long summer days:

Friday 07/24/2020
2020: The Year of the “Distant Learner”
Posted: July 24, 2020

3 ways families can better prepare for the school year
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The beginning of a new school year always means change, but this back-to-school season will look a bit different. Whether students are taught virtually or in a classroom environment, it will create challenges for teachers, families and kids alike. Kleenex® brand child wellness expert and board-certified attending family physician, Deborah Gilboa, M.D., weighs in with her top tips for families to help prepare for the upcoming school year.

Thursday 07/23/2020
Now’s a good time to start saving for college
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With the end of an unconventional school year, parents around the country are faced with the daunting challenge of saving for their children’s college education. The cost of college is rising, and many American households are already wrestling with their existing student debt. According to NerdWallet, the collective student debt in the U.S. has climbed to $1.6 trillion and shows no signs of decreasing.

Fun Games to Play to Make Your Kid a Financial Genius
Posted: July 23, 2020

(StatePoint) Financial literacy is an important component of STEAM learning and a building block of a comfortable future. Unfortunately, many schools have limited programs. But there’s good news -- not only can parents impart money-smarts at home -- they can make it so fun kids won’t even realize they’re learning!

Tuesday 07/21/2020
How to have a happy and hydrated kid
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - We’re in the thick of the dog days of summer, and as the temperature continues to swelter, don’t forget to start thinking about how to help keep your kids hydrated. Sounds easy, right? You might be surprised. According to the American Journal of Public Health,* 1 in 2 kids is underhydrated.

Friday 07/17/2020
7 key ways to cover your child's college costs this fall
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

Wednesday 07/15/2020
Study: Pistachios found to be a complete protein
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

Monday 07/13/2020
Back-to-school survival list, 2020 edition
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There’s no doubt about it, the end of the last school year was tough on parents, teachers and students alike. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools closed throughout the country, challenging everyone with the task of keeping education going at home — for kids in elementary school, high school and college.

Tuesday 07/07/2020
The push to the suburbs drives demand for smaller, flexible space away from cities
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As businesses strive to carry on normal operations during COVID-19, many are seeking smaller, suburban work areas that let their employees find meaningful connections while avoiding crowded buildings, throngs of people and long, stressful commutes to the city.

Prom Designer Finalists Face off for $20,000 in Scholarships
Posted: July 07, 2020

(StatePoint) As the price tag on a college education continues to rise, students are seeking out a variety of financial aid options to relieve the burden.

Monday 07/06/2020
5 tips to financially prepare for college this fall
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For many students starting or returning to school this fall, the experience may be far different from what they envisioned last year. In response to COVID-19, a number of colleges and universities are temporarily moving to virtual learning models. At the same time, there are colleges and universities planning to reopen with new social distancing measures—some still determining exactly how to best proceed.

Sunday 07/05/2020
5 steps companies might consider before reopening their office spaces
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office Depot

Thursday 07/02/2020
Expert Series: Frito-Lay Chief Customer Officer Mike Del Pozzo Sheds Light on the New State of Snacking
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - By Mike Del Pozzo

Tuesday 06/30/2020
7 ways to save the 7 seas
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Beachgoers are heading to the ocean after months of being cooped up due to the health crisis. However, the climate crisis could forever alter future beach treks.

How are we equipping students to succeed in science?
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Scientists across the world are charging forward in the fight to prevent and treat COVID-19. And they’re harnessing the latest tech and science as they press down on the accelerator at a speed unattainable to date.

Healthcare heroes you haven’t heard about
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are eager to celebrate healthcare workers on the front lines who cope with the disease every single day. You’ve probably heard countless stories of the amazing acts of kindness and courage exhibited by the doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff who are facing the virus head on.

Thursday 06/25/2020
Should you be evaluated for ADHD? It’s not just a kid thing
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you are among the millions of adults in the U.S. who do not know they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the past several months of social distancing have been a particularly steep battle. Our country was instructed to “sit still,” a command that children with ADHD hear every day in the classroom and at the dinner table.

Wednesday 06/24/2020
Impressive design gets the word out
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - First impressions matter now more than ever. If you can create a visually impactful, emotional connection with your branding, customers will respond. In today’s world, eye-catching design can be the difference between winning the sale or losing a potential client.

Tuesday 06/23/2020
Mental health on the farm: Don't let pride stand in the way of getting help
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - American farm life is often portrayed with images of a happy family, healthy animals, sunshine and green fields. Working in agriculture is a source of pride for many people, but reality is not as perfect as the commercials and storybooks.

Monday 06/22/2020
7 ways technology can help you make the most of your summer
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With summer upon us and travel plans likely on hold, it’s time to figure out what’s on your family’s summer bucket list. Whether it's learning a new language, reading one book a week or exploring your culinary skills, there are many different ways a smart home with Amazon Alexa can make this summer your best one yet. From enabling Skills to setting up Routines, here are seven different ways Amazon Devices and Alexa can help:

Tips to Pay for Your Upcoming College Costs
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 2:52 am

(StatePoint) Heading off to college is exciting, and a time full of endless possibilities. However, circumstances have changed for many American families over the past several months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and you may be wondering how you will pay your upcoming college tuition bill and other school-related costs.

Thursday 06/18/2020
Students Emerge as Leaders During COVID-19 Through Service Learning
Posted: June 18, 2020

(StatePoint) As learning has gone virtual to curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators and parents have been left with a pressing concern: how will this experience impact social and emotional development?

Wednesday 06/17/2020
How teachers can prepare for successful distance learning this fall
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most disruptive event in the history of K-12 education, closing 120,000 schools and affecting 55 million students in the U.S.

Monday 06/15/2020
Thinking about becoming a freelancer? 6 things to consider before making the jump
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Considering the economic challenges the world is faced with today, including some of the highest unemployment numbers in recent history, now could be an excellent time to begin a career as a freelancer.

Wednesday 06/10/2020
Stage-struck kid? 5 virtual ways to boost skills this summer
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Has your son memorized the entire "Hamilton" cast recording? Maybe your daughter knows all the dance moves from "Newsies." Or perhaps your kid has already had a leading role in their school production.

Monday 06/08/2020
Pandemic spurs innovation for small- to mid-sized businesses
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As COVID-19 continues to disrupt normal day-to-day operations of small- to mid-sized businesses and nearly half of the U.S. workforce hangs in the balance, employers are taking creative measures to reset their go-to-market strategies and offerings. By changing their operations to meet the demands of their customers, businesses can not only stay relevant but keep their staff employed and thrive in the new economy.

Friday 06/05/2020
Disability benefits are vital for those facing medical issues
Updated: July 02, 2020 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they must stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of work. Yet it happens every day to some of the 160 million workers in the U.S. labor force. People get hurt, learn they have a disease or succumb to a progressive illness. For those facing debilitating medical or mental issues, seeking income protection by applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as soon as possible can be critical.

Wednesday 06/03/2020
Finding unity under the American flag during COVID-19
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Some moments are etched in our national memory — and the American flag stands at the center of them. Six U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II. Buzz Aldrin saluting the flag on the moon’s surface in 1969. Three New York firefighters hoisting the flag above the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. The American flag is an icon that unites us all.

Tuesday 06/02/2020
4 reasons parents should talk to their kids about a career in auditing
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Talking to high-school kids about careers can be hard. Many parents want to help their kids choose a fulfilling career that offers stability and growth potential, but kids often come to career conversations with their own wish lists.

Friday 05/29/2020
4 Things Small Businesses Can Do Now to Thrive in the Future
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the U.S. begins to reopen, many small business owners across the world are strategizing for the future and the new normal.

Thursday 05/28/2020
Making the most of workplace benefits
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Quite often, it is not until we have experienced a difficult situation like an accident, illness or COVID-19-related events that we start to appreciate employer-provided benefits like disability insurance and leave policies that protect income and jobs. According to a recent MetLife disability survey fielded in April 2020, a significant number of employees say disability insurance (50 percent) or family caregiver leave (47 percent) would best support them if out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, approximately one-third of employees say they don’t feel like they have enough of either to feel protected through the crisis.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in the restaurant industry
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - While it’s clear the current pandemic has hit the traditional restaurant industry especially hard, restaurants and franchises that can pivot to succeed by offering drive-through, take-out and delivery options will likely weather the storm, and even thrive in the near future.

Wednesday 05/27/2020
4 ways a smart home can save you money
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Over the course of the last several months, hundreds of millions of people have sheltered in place as governments issue executive orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, many homes are becoming a fortress against the virus, a makeshift school, an office outpost and a daycare facility. As summer approaches and homeowners continue to spend more time at home with the air conditioner and the lights on, they are looking for ways to optimize the efficiency of their homes.

Saturday 05/23/2020
Financial anxiety weighing on your mental health? Try these tips
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The global coronavirus pandemic has caused emotional distress and financial upheaval for people around the world. Many Americans are dealing with daunting issues that could jeopardize their financial future, whether it’s unexpected health care costs, unemployment and loss of income, the market’s impact on 401(k)s and other investments, or the need to postpone retirement plans. With these COVID-19 disruptions come financial anxiety and increased emotional concern that can become all-consuming and greatly impact your mental health.

Friday 05/22/2020
5 simple ways to protect the ocean
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - It’s sometimes easy to get caught up in how vast the ocean is, but we need to be reminded of its importance and vulnerability. The ocean contains up to 80% of life on Earth, and provides an important source of fish protein to more than 3 billion people on our planet. To celebrate National Oceans Month, here are five small actions people can take to make a lasting impact on a healthy ocean and make sure we can enjoy the seafood we love for for years to come:

Thursday 05/21/2020
Insuring Retirement in the Midst of Uncertainty
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - One of the longest economic expansions in American history may have come to an end in the face of a global pandemic. The economy today brings to mind for many the lessons of 2008-2009, during the Great Recession when millions of Americans on the doorstep of retirement watched helplessly as a lifetime of savings vanished, leaving them to wonder how they would be able to buy food, let alone take vacations or pursue leisure activities.

Tuesday 05/19/2020
What we’ve learned from working at home
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The recent transition to widespread working from home has shown that the experience has been both educational and eye-opening for many. Working at home means learning to cope with distractions, space constraints, managing time with family and learning new skills. And, according to new consumer research, it has also meant reassessing what is most important.

Find ways to stay connected while social distancing
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic presents daunting challenges for many seniors and other vulnerable populations. Social distancing and shelter-in-place requirements are necessary for their continued health and safety. But with it comes the risk of social isolation, and the mental and physical tolls this can take.

How to save for retirement and pay for college at the same time
Updated: August 08, 2020 - 2:31 am

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