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How a master’s degree can boost your career

(BPT) - Returning to school for a master’s degree may seem like a daunting undertaking, no matter what your current situation is. However, it’s important to understand the many benefits of pursuing a master’s degree, and how those benefits can be applied to enhance your current job — or leveraged in a new career.

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Thursday 10/15/2020
New Study Spotlights Extraordinary Public High Schools
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

By Carol Lloyd 

Wednesday 10/14/2020
4 ways you can help support veterans
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 30% of American military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home from combat. Yet only about 40% of those individuals ever seek help.

Thursday 10/08/2020
Breaking: Free movie and TV streaming service now has live news channels
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

Wednesday 10/07/2020
Supporting Teachers on the Frontlines of COVID-19
Updated: October 08, 2020 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Educators are among the many on the frontlines of COVID-19. During a time of immense disruption, they are quickly adapting their teaching methods, testing new skills, and discovering solutions to advance learning in profound new ways.

Thursday 10/01/2020
Cybersecurity stewardship during trying times
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Data breaches, identity theft, phishing attempts and malware literally “pop up” every day. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which each year reminds us why it is critical that we remain vigilant when it comes to you and your family’s digital activity, habits and overall cybersecurity.

Wednesday 09/30/2020
Tips for landing a job in the COVID-19 era
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - The job hunt after college is exhilarating and emotional while at the same time stressful and exhausting. Adding a global pandemic into the mix threatens to upend the process for the nearly 4 million 2020 graduates.

World Financial Planning Day Program Offers Practical Advice
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned veteran, having a financial plan is important, especially in uncertain times.

Tuesday 09/29/2020
3 critical ways businesses can prepare for the unknowns of a post-COVID-19 world
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Running a business is no small feat. Add to that the evolving uncertainties with COVID-19, protests, rioting, a recession and more, and any business is on high alert. Preparing for unknowns is difficult despite the organization's size, but it can be even more difficult for small and medium businesses.

Tips for your next career move after military service
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Making the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging on multiple fronts — and the toughest issue can be figuring out your next career move. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available for veterans and military families coping with the job hunt, moving, handling their finances and more.

Thursday 09/24/2020
Genetics, Diagnosis, Treatment: NIH Takes on Sickle Cell Disease Globally
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Each year, some 150,000 children in Nigeria are born with sickle cell disease, the most common - and often life-threatening - inherited blood disorder in the world.

COVID-19 Weighs on Those Saving for College
Updated: October 20, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Back to school has taken on a whole new meaning for families this fall.

Life insurance 101: Your guide to getting the right coverage
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Life constantly changes and no one can predict the future, which is why life insurance offers peace of mind that your loved ones are protected financially should anything happen to you. There are many life insurance options available, which is beneficial because that means you can find the best one for your needs and budget.

Tuesday 09/22/2020
Distance-Learning: What You Need to Succeed at Home
Updated: September 23, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Is your family distance-learning? Having the resources you need at home can be the key to success. Here are a few tools to consider as you navigate an unusual school year:

Friday 09/18/2020
Top Gifts to Show Appreciation for Teachers
Updated: September 22, 2020 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to showing teachers appreciation for all that they do, a personal gift is always appreciated. However, sometimes what they really want is the proper tools to help them in the classroom.

Thursday 09/17/2020
How Small Business Owners are Shifting the Way They Do Business [Video]
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

Friday 09/11/2020
Solving the Challenge of Math Class This School Year
Updated: September 18, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Math can be one of the toughest subjects to conquer, even in a typical school year. In today’s unusual learning environment, new challenges are presenting themselves to teachers and students alike. Here is how you can help your child make the grade in math, no matter where their learning is taking place:

Wednesday 09/09/2020
COVID-19 Fallout: Americans Changing Their Higher Ed Plans
Updated: October 10, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - The move to online classes at colleges and universities to deal with COVID-19 isn't making the grade with many Americans.

Tuesday 09/08/2020
How to save money on monthly bills, with the help of your smart home
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - 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 homeowners continue to spend more time at home with the appliances and lights on, they are looking for ways to optimize the efficiency of their homes.

Friday 09/04/2020
Five ways to help protect yourself from unemployment insurance fraud
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Many people around the U.S. are relying on unemployment insurance assistance as the country battles the pandemic and associated economic effects. As unemployment has risen, fraudsters have been targeting consumers to steal unemployment insurance benefits. They do this by taking personally identifiable information (PII) that cybercriminals have posted on the dark web, stolen from unsuspecting consumers or gained from past data breaches.

Monday 08/31/2020
How to shop and make money online during a pandemic
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Canceled plans. Working from home. Financial stress. It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing massive disruptions in many lives. Each day, people are getting more and more creative in discovering ways to stay productive and hold on to a sense of normalcy.

Saturday 08/29/2020
Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year
Updated: September 01, 2020 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged.

Wednesday 08/26/2020
Innovation behind what’s in your mailbox
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The past century has seen technological advances no one anticipated. Take the simple act of sending mail. While the ability to send material to the next town or across the world has been around a long time, the methods have completely transformed. It once took days, weeks or months to receive a letter or package from afar, but now everyone expects to shop online one day and receive products the next.

5 Back-to-School Projects to Spruce Up Classrooms and Workspaces
Updated: September 01, 2020 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Back-to-school season is upon us once again, but this year’s circumstances are far from normal. Many parents and educators alike are still unsure what the coming months will look like, and their district plans and policies could change overnight, even after classes are underway.

Tuesday 08/25/2020
New Remote Learning Resources Support School Year Uncertainty
Updated: October 06, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - The Covid-19 pandemic has driven education for children of all ages from school to home, and often a hybrid of both. As remote learning stretches into the new school year in many areas, parents are worried, with parents of young children especially concerned about writing.

Monday 08/24/2020
Covid Pandemic Highlights Value of Transportation Techs
Updated: September 25, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered many preconceived notions about careers and technology. In particular, demand for transportation technicians is surging as the government has declared transportation technicians (mechanics) to be essential workers.

Friday 08/21/2020
5 tips to land your next job
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re hunting for a new job, the way you showcase your skills and accomplishments can make all the difference in attracting hiring managers and recruiters.

Wednesday 08/19/2020
5 Smart Ways to Prep for Back-to-School Without the Stress
Posted: August 19, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether the new school year means your kids will be heading back to the classroom, learning remotely, or a mix of both, back-to-school will most likely be stressful. Thinking ahead can help prepare everyone for a new way of learning, and simplify the transition from the slow ease of summertime to the bustle of the school year. Follow these tips so that everyone is ready when the first bell rings.

Friday 08/14/2020
New Tools Offer a More Complete Education About Native Americans
Posted: August 14, 2020

(StatePoint) To start the new school year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is offering new K–12 distance learning resources and live programs for teachers and students who are interested in a more inclusive, accurate and complete education about Native Americans.

Thursday 08/13/2020
Prepping for a Successful School Year
Posted: August 13, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether heading back to the classroom or back to a digital device this fall, it is important to be prepared. Get your children set up for academic success with the following resources and gear:

Monday 08/10/2020
Creating connections in a high-tech world: 3 tips to improve customer service
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(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.

Thursday 08/06/2020
Want to Impact Cancer Care Beyond Medicine? 5 Reasons to Apply for the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Astellas Oncology

Foundation Funds School Supplies for Military Families
Updated: September 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(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: September 06, 2020 - 2:33 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: October 22, 2020 - 2:34 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: September 07, 2020 - 2:30 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: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

Wednesday 07/29/2020
How do you prepare for the future when life is so uncertain now?
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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
Updated: September 04, 2020 - 2:31 am

(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: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

Wednesday 07/15/2020
Study: Pistachios found to be a complete protein
Updated: September 18, 2020 - 2:32 am

Monday 07/13/2020
Back-to-school survival list, 2020 edition
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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.

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