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School Choice Opens Doors

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.At open houses, school fairs, coffeehouse meetups, rallies, and more, millions of Americans - students, parents, teachers, school...

How Self-Publishing Made This Author A Best-Seller

(NewsUSA) - When Jess Michaels isn't obsessively checking her steps on FitBit or watching daytime Court TV, she's a best-selling author who writes historical romances with heroines who speak their mind.Her first foray into publishing began, as many picture the life of an author, with a traditional publishing deal. But after releasing a few books, Michaels decided to...

Technology Breakthroughs Drive Clean Energy Success

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing concerns about reducing carbon emissions and identifying clean energy sources continue to drive demand for clean energy products and support the development of technology that produces them.For instance, while solar panels have long been a way of minimizing one's carbon footprint - be it a homeowner or a company - cost, construction, implementation, and a...

Some of the Biggest Misconceptions About Life Insurance

(NewsUSA) - So much for fancy cars, houses and jewelry.Eighty-one percent of Americans believe their "most valuable asset" is their family, according to a new survey by Edward Jones and the nonprofit consumer-education organization Life Happens. And one quarter of respondents in the national sampling of adults confessed that their biggest fear was saddling their nearest and dearest...

3 Tech Gift Ideas for your Dad or Grad

(NewsUSA) - It's a time-honored tradition -giving gifts to our grads and dads for all of their hard work and dedication. But when picking out that gift, you may want to skip the traditional standbys and think tech! Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with TechGifts.tv (watch video here) and a few top brands for a look at...

Cheribundi Smoothie aids Arthritis For Celebrity Chef

(NewsUSA) - Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. In 2007, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating autoimmune disease, which forced him to rethink his relationship with food."Ultimately, through food, exercise and lifestyle changes, I was able to successfully turn my health around," shares Mullen, who says that Cheribundi has...

If You Use Birth Control, Learn Your Risk for Blood Clots

(NewsUSA) - Nearly 60 million women of child bearing age in the U.S. use the birth control pill as their number-one contraceptive of choice.While experts say that the pill is safe and effective, they also caution that birth control with estrogen, including the pill, patch, or ring, can pose serious risks, including dangerous blood clots in the...

Fall in Love with UPtv's New Uplifting Series: Design Twins

(NewsUSA) - Fans of wholesome television have a double treat in store, as the UPtv network launches its new series, "Design Twins," on Valentine's Day.The reality series makes its debut at 8 pm Eastern time (ET) on February 14, and features twin sisters, Heidi and Heather, who team up to start an interior design business aimed at providing...

Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal

(NewsUSA) - Many of America's military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities.Scuba diving might not be the first therapy that comes to mind to help these individuals, but data support the value of scuba diving for improving the physical and mental health of people suffering from conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain.Diveheart, a...

Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits. And then there are those who buy their dog a house. Not a doghouse mind you, a whole HOUSE. Meet Whitney, a 31-year-old mortgage industry professional who lives in Falls Church, Va. Similar to many millennials,...

One Small House in Boise, One Big Step in Homeownership

(NewsUSA) - There came a point in Meghanne's 29-year-old life when she decided it was time to "be an adult and buy a house." And as a loan officer, she wanted to practice what she preached about investing in homeownership.Then again, living on a dairy farm near Boise, Idaho, with only cows for neighbors could have been a...

The Ultimate Gift for Golf Gurus

(NewsUSA) - Coming up with clever holiday gifts is always a challenge, especially for someone who "has everything." However, ways to get creative include gifts that provide experiences, not just things to accumulate. Think of enjoying a craft beer or wine of the month, flying a drone or model plane, shushing down the slopes on a customized snowboard,...

Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engine with These Storage Tips

(NewsUSA) - As summer winds down, every boat owner clings to those last few warm days to take his or her boat out on the water with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer doesn't last forever and as the sun sets on another boat season, it is time to start thinking about how to store your boat and outboard...

Post-Holiday Wake-up Call: Signs Senior Loved Ones May Need Help

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is the perfect time to reconnect with those you love most. But for many adult children, this is also a time where they may start to notice changes in their parents' health and behaviors that signal the need for assistance at home. Each year, this realization leads to an increase in inquiries about...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. From Fisherman to Senior Program Manager: A Life Full of Perseverance and Hope Thirty years ago, I came to the U.S. from Mexico to work...

New Cancer Test Helps Men Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

(NewsUSA) - According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The ACS estimates that in 2019 there will be approximately 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and 31,620 deaths. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer...

One Date Parents Shouldn't Ignore: 529 College Savings Plan Day

(NewsUSA) - How much will I need for my kid's college education? And how the heck will I pay for it?With the cost of a four-year degree rising nearly eight times faster than wages since the 1980s, those two questions are enough to give today's parents a serious case of night sweats. You can argue about the...

7-Eleven Helps Drivers Curb Their Carbon Impact

(NewsUSA) - Summer travel is heating up and Americans are making plans to hit the open road to enjoy time off with family and friends. According to a recent survey from the American Automobile Association, approximately two-thirds of American families will travel this summer, and just over half of them will do so by car. Anticipation of lower...

The Latest Job Benefit Helps Employees Pay Off Student Debt

(NewsUSA) - What perk would most entice you to accept one job offer over another?A company car? (How Boomer-like of you.) A 401(k) plan? (Pretty common these days.)With Millennials now comprising the largest share of the workforce, a growing number of companies are betting that offering to help pay off student debt is the next game-changer when it...

Go Green on Your Grass With Electric Lawn Mowers

(NewsUSA) - Spring is here and that means it's lawn cutting season. In the interest of curbing your carbon footprint and "going green," you may want to consider an eco-friendly alternative to a healthy, beautiful lawn - an electric lawn mower. Options for self-propelled, high-powered electric lawn mowers abound, and there's a mower to fit every lawn and...
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