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(BPT) - There is an urgent need to increase recycling rates nationwide if we want to ensure our planet's well-being for future generations. According to The Recycling Partnership, 22 million tons of U.S. household recyclables enter our environment each year. To curb waste and propel us towar…

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(NewsUSA) - Celebration is on the horizon. Americans are gearing up for the twelfth annual National School Choice Week, the nation's largest celebration of opportunity in education on January 23-29. As president of the Week, I know firsthand that exploring your K-12 education options can cha…

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(BPT) - In honor of its 50th anniversary, The Smiley Company, the brand behind the iconic smiley, is declaring 2022 the Year of Smiles based on insights from a recent survey revealing the state of smiles nationwide.

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(NewsUSA) - Whether it's across the street or a twenty-minute drive, a great school fit can be your child's path to opportunity, happiness, and success. While every parent may want to set their child on the learning path that best matches his or her skills, we can only choose from the option…

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(BPT) - There are millions of small businesses in the United States owned by passionate people working hard to make their dreams a reality. Rather than buying from a big retailer the next time you need something, consider supporting the locally owned businesses around you.

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(BPT) - What are your goals for the future? If retirement planning is top of mind, you’re not alone.

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(BPT) - Think of everything you use in an average day. From your favorite slippers to the computer you work on to the package that arrives at your door with food for tonight’s dinner, almost everything you use has made its way to you thanks to the logistics and supply chain industry.

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(BPT) - Health solutions and preventative wellness have never been more crucial. Today, six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, many of which can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and getting regular health screenings.

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(BPT) - If you want to make a difference, you're not alone: New research shows that 61% of people consider giving back and making a positive impact on their local community as "very important," rising to 68% among Gen Z and 67% of millennials. The study, conducted by Lenovo, also reveals tha…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the work lives of many, especially those working in offices. New challenges and opportunities are arising for both employees and employers in almost every industry. Many workers want to return to the workplace, but they also want to keep the …

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(BPT) - If there's a high school senior in your family, your life may be busy with college applications and excitement over the coming changes. But along with that excitement can come anxiety about how your family will cover tuition, room and board, plus other required college expenses for 2…

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(BPT) - Due to a historic investment announced by Vice President Kamala Harris last month, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) anticipates making an unprecedented number of loan repayment awards this year to medical, dental, and behavioral health professionals working in …

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(StatePoint) The spring semester represents the academic home stretch, that time of the school year when students can see the finish line. But that doesn’t mean they should coast their way to the end of the year. Be sure that they’re properly equipped to put in their best effort.

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(StatePoint) When many of us think of physics, we think of high-level science courses taught in high school and college. The truth is that not only can you teach your child the basic principles of this branch of science at a young age, but doing so can help them understand the world around t…

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(NewsUSA) -It's a unique educational opportunity when students get to experience the enthusiasm, energy and decision-making behind real-time trading. That's why CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives exchange, hosts an annual electronic trading competition for students a…

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(BPT) - The past year has brought a flurry of changes for many people. Maybe you’ve embraced online shopping and want to start to incorporate meal planning into that experience. Perhaps you’ve gotten into selling things from the comfort of your home or you’re now working remotely with people…

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(BPT) - The holidays are here, and that means nearly 20 million U.S. college students will return home for winter break. While some college students may seek more traditional internships, for others, a seasonal position with a reputable company may be the opportunity that helps spur a future career.

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the country in numerous ways. From new health guidelines and supply chain woes to hurdles with hiring and retaining employees, weathering the dramatically altered business landscape continues to be challenging for small businesses.

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(BPT) - Amidst dramatic shifts in the national workforce and ever-changing job market, those in or entering their careers without formal education face an uphill challenge.

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(BPT) - Small businesses are important parts of communities and a key driving factor of the current economic recovery. Modern technology and workplace trends are transforming how these organizations are run, not only to increase productivity, but expand the possibilities of the future.

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(BPT) - For the first time in decades, the need to protect people against airborne illnesses has become an urgent topic of conversation across the globe. This is particularly true for young students who are only recently eligible for the vaccine and are often gathered in small classrooms, ex…

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(BPT) - Organizational skills are not taught in school, but maybe they should be. Almost everyone wishes they could be more organized, but unfortunately, just wanting it isn’t enough. Whether you’re a student or a young professional, getting organized for 2022 will make a big difference in y…

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(BPT) - In many companies, IT administrators are the unsung champions — and this has never been more true than it is today. With the sudden switch to remote work due to the pandemic, IT systems have coped with a huge variety of stressors — from the increased connectivity burden as employees …

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(BPT) - The 2021 holiday shopping season is bound to break records. The National Retail Federation predicts an increase in sales between 8.5-10.5% over last year, and a record 87% of shoppers plan to shop online, according to PYMNTS.com. That’s an increase of 13% in online holiday shopping c…

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(BPT) - No one knows for sure when or where coconuts originated, but there is no doubt about their global popularity today. Although they look like an oversize nut, coconuts are a remarkable fruit that offers a rare combination of liquid and food. Refreshing coconut water is an ideal recover…

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(BPT) - The holidays are a time when gratitude is at the forefront. In fact, gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive emotions that come with spending quality time with family and friends. That’s why character educat…

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(BPT) - In honor of Women's Entrepreneurship Day, female-founded brand Stacy's Pita Chips inspires female entrepreneurs with empowering advice from winners of this year's Stacy's Rise Project. Check out these 10 tips for entrepreneurs.

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(BPT) - Did you know that there are simple, fun, everyday activities you can do with your kids to foster curiosity and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)? If you want your school-aged kids to be more engaged in these crucial educational subjects, the good news is th…

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(BPT) - The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes the best and worst part of the year: gift giving. On the one hand, you get to buy the people you care about something that they will (hopefully!) love and cherish forever. On the other hand, what if they just ... don’t?

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(BPT) - It’s no secret small businesses have been largely impacted by the pandemic. New York Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez acknowledged the pandemic has “sparked a once-in-a-lifetime crisis for American small businesses.”

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(BPT) - Americans are more concerned about cybersecurity than ever before, according to a new survey conducted by Unisys Corporation. In fact, concerns around internet security rose by 16 percent in 2020, the highest it’s been in the 15-year history of the Unisys Security Index™. Despite the…

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(StatePoint) Love them or hate them, college entrance exams are unavoidable for most college-bound students. While every university has their own specific formula for evaluating prospective students, most schools do require that applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores, and some even requi…

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(BPT) - Most people would agree veterans have earned the best possible healthcare for their service and sacrifice. Unfortunately, veterans can endure dangerously long wait times for medical services, including those that require anesthesia care. One reason for these delays is that Certified …

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(BPT) - The CVN Veterans Day Survey 2021 explores the military-civilian divide following the end of America’s longest war. The survey by Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a national network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members and military families, reveal…

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(BPT) - Most parents typically tell their children not to go to the pantry for a snack before dinner but what if letting your kids into the pantry could help ignite their passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)?

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In November 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges stepped into William Franz Elementary school and into the history books, single-handedly desegregating the all-white school in Louisiana and becoming an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

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(BPT) - After an international study in 2006 placed the United States near the bottom for scientific knowledge, STEM concepts became a priority. And, Nov. 8 became what’s now known as National STEAM Day. While every National STEAM Day brings engagement in STEAM top of mind, this year it is m…

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(BPT) - While opportunities continue to grow for female entrepreneurs, women-owned businesses are still in the minority, and women still face many challenges when embracing the entrepreneurial life.

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(BPT) - Education is constantly evolving. Whether it’s early child care, elementary or high school curriculum, children are tackling new topics and methods each year, far from what they were 40 years ago. As Kiddie Academy celebrates 40 years of providing quality educational child care, let’…

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(BPT) - Whether you're a freshman taking your first college course or a lifelong learner trying to give your career an edge, higher education can help turn dreams into reality. To get the most out of any class, preparation is key. However, many students struggle positioning themselves for su…

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(BPT) - While big businesses receive attention during the holidays for offers of free shipping, buy one get one free and other promotions, it’s small businesses who are truly the heartbeat of local communities and help bring magical experiences to this time of year. From holiday lights in th…

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(BPT) - Numbering at over 4 million, nurses are the largest group of health care professionals in the United States. It’s estimated that one in every 100 people is a registered nurse. And for 19 years straight, Americans have ranked nursing the most honest and ethical professional in an annu…

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(BPT) - UPS, like many other companies, is hiring thousands — in this case, more than 100,000 employees — to help with the holiday season.

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(BPT) - Many people can remember where they were, how they felt and most of all, how their lives changed on September 11, 2001. Those terrorist attacks impacted our country’s affairs at home and abroad as many chose to step up and serve their country and community that day. Twenty years late…

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(StatePoint) Educational success goes beyond just making good grades. It also means loving the learning process and having the right tools can be a game changer. Here are five learning tools to consider:

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(BPT) - For parents of college-bound kids, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid should be on your to-do list this fall. Get a head start: Of those who have filled out the form, more than half (58%) have found it confusing to complete, according to a recent College Ave Student Loans s…

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(BPT) - Post-harvest gives farmers a chance to finally sit down and take a break after a busy season. It gives them the time to track their inputs, meet with their trusted advisers, evaluate the decisions they made this year and see how those decisions ultimately affected their return on inv…

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(BPT) - When the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we know it, access to the internet became a necessity for work, school, health care and everyday life. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 90% of Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them personall…

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(BPT) - In this new era of hospitality, technology is driving customer retention, automation and efficient food costing, which have all become key to profitability. The pandemic forced restaurants to adapt to not only a new, leaner business model but new consumer behavior as well. With custo…