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Juneteenth celebrates just one of the United States’ 20 emancipation days – and the history of how emancipated people were kept unfree needs to be remembered, too
he actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. There were speeches, sermons and shared meals, mostly held at Black churches, the safest places to have such celebrations. …
Universities and colleges that need to fill seats start offering a helping hand to student-parents
The Hechinger Report discusses what is being done at colleges to help student-parents meet insurmountable obstacles in the pursuit of their degrees.
Are dads redefining the "dad bod?" New study shows dads are feeling fitter than ever
Hims conducted a survey to determine how dads feel about their bodies.
The history of lawn mowers
LawnStarter reports on the history of the lawn mower, from the early days of scythes through today's robotic mower marvels.
Has my data been breached in 2024?
ConsumerAffairs analyzed the Identity Theft Resource Center's database from 2018 through the first quarter of 2024 to uncover data breaches and identity theft issues.
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Could you transform your yard into a flourishing wildlife haven?

Reasons to be Cheerful reports on the Backyard Habitat Certification program which encourages urban residents to garden without pesticides, plant native plants and remove invasive species in Portland, Oregon.

The 5 biggest draft busts in NBA history

Sqore compiled a ranking of the five biggest draft busts in NBA history using Basketball Reference data, including win shares and VORP.

4 charts that show how much the role of phones has changed in the last 60 years

Visible partnered with Stacker to explore how the role of phones has evolved over the last six decades using data from World Bank, Gallup, and more.

Texas Celebrates Youth Sports This Summer

Texas Celebrates Youth Sports This Summer

(NewsUSA) - Kids take the field in a big way this summer in Plano, Texas, as the town gears up to host a diverse mix of activities that attract the best young talent from across the United States.A …

La Semana del Aprendizaje Juvenil destaca las oportunidades

La Semana del Aprendizaje Juvenil destaca las oportunidades

(NewsUSA) - La Semana del Aprendizaje Juvenil, una iniciativa del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., presenta una variedad de eventos y oradores en lugares de todos los Estados Unidos para mostrar …

No Child is Forgotten By Marine Toys for Tots

No Child is Forgotten By Marine Toys for Tots

(NewsUSA) - Marine Toys for Tots, known for its core mission of Christmastime charitable efforts, has evolved into a year-round force for good – ensuring that no child is forgotten any day of the …

Nurturing the Mental Health of Young Children

(Family Features) The earliest years of children's lives lay the foundation for their social and emotional well-being, setting the stage for success in school and beyond.

4 Tips for Summer Water Safety

(Family Features) Drowning is a leading cause of death for children ages 1-4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To protect your loved ones when playing in and around water this summer, keep these tips in mind.

3 Tips for Fueling Summer Adventures

(Family Features) Encouraging children at an early age to participate in outdoor exploration can help foster lifelong skills. Ensure your family is ready to make memories and enjoy the exciting adventures ahead with these tips.

Scouting America instills values, traditions and skills
(BPT) - After 114 years, the Boy Scouts of America has changed its name. More than five years after welcoming girls, it has become Scouting America, a name that is more welcoming to anyone who wants …
5 great tips for hosting your summer golden hour gathering
(BPT) - Summer is the season for spending your nights outdoors, whether by a cozy bonfire, in the backyard with a movie projector, or gathered around the porch table with family and friends. With a …
Top OB-GYN Reveals Easy Tips for Reproductive Health and Wellness
(BPT) - Taking care of your sexual and reproductive health is an important part of your overall well-being. Many people find it hard to talk about, and there are many myths about sexuality and …
Paying for college? 6 ways to make it affordable
(BPT) - Is your child looking forward to starting their college journey in the fall? The months leading up to their first year can be incredibly joyful and yet stressful, given the cost of an …
5 tips to serve up the best summer yet
(BPT) - Summer is the perfect season for outdoor fun and a great time for families to focus on health and wellness! There are so many ways to enjoy activities that get you and your family moving and …
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Volunteering Together to Build Friendships and Strengthen Bonds

(Family Features) As people age, many social avenues from earlier phases of life, such as school and work, no longer exist and making friends can be difficult. Experts suggest volunteering as a beneficial way to make friends and improve social well-being.

Volunteering Together: Building friendships and strengthening bonds

(Family Features) As people age, many social avenues from earlier phases of life, such as school and work, no longer exist and making friends can be difficult. Experts suggest volunteering as a beneficial way to make friends and improve social well-being.

How a Manual Washing Machine Can Help Reclaim Time, Improve Lives

(Family Features) An estimated 60% of the global population wash clothes by hand and the burden falls mostly on women and girls, which means spending up to 20 hours each week doing laundry instead of going to work or school.

The decline of pay phones in every state

Spokeo used data from the Federal Communications Commission to explore the fall of pay phones across the United States.   

Inside the 2024 Summer Olympics: What to see, where to stay and more

Way.com reports on what there is to see and where you can stay in Paris for the upcoming Summer Olympics.

5 simple tips to ensure your outdoor party goes off without a hitch

Hosting the perfect outdoor gathering can feel daunting. Swimply compiled a list of tips to throw an excellent outdoor party, using various sources.

How to beat the summer heat — and boredom

(BPT) - Summer break can be wonderful for kids, as they are able to explore new activities, visit with friends or just have more free time to play. But summer can also get hot — and long. If …

Designing with green hues: 5 ways to add this trending color to your kitchen and bath

(BPT) - Move over, gray. Green is having its moment this year in bath and kitchen design and décor. Whether dark, light or somewhere in between, these luscious hues are on trend right now, but …

The framework for lasting weight loss success

(BPT) - Everyone is buzzing about prescription GLP-1 medications like Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss — and rightfully so. GLP-1s (more formally known as glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists) …

AI is getting a little closer to revolutionizing closed captioning for those with disabilities
How good are AI transcription services today? accessiBe analyzed data from captioning service 3Play Media to find out.
Explore the last 50 years of Summer Olympics medal designs
SD Bullion used Olympedia data to examine medal designs for the Summer Olympics since 1976 and which countries won the most in each year.
Mexico's floating gardens are ancient wonders of sustainable farming
Reasons to be Cheerful reports on Mexico's floating gardens, which could hold sustainable farming lessons for cities around the world.
They're not cops. They don't have guns. But they're responding to more 911 calls.
The Marshall Project reports on first responders who handle mental health calls and other emergencies in U.S. cities.
5 common nutritional deficiencies that could be affecting your day-to-day life
Live It Up dove into the science and research and found five common nutritional deficiencies worth watching for.

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