All-new snacking holiday gives America something to celebrate
Certain foods and holidays are synonymous - Thanksgiving and turkey, Halloween and candy, just to name a few. But did you know that many foods have holidays all their own? From National Pie Day (Jan. 23) and National Chili Dog Day (July 26) to National Mustard Day (Aug. 4) and Homemade Bread Day (Nov. 17), hungry America...
Help inspire girls to celebrate everyday victories
Every two years, girls all over the world are captivated by the achievements of female athletes competing in the Olympic Games. Their successes inspire girls to try new things or pursue achievements they may not have thought possible. While not everyone wants to be an Olympic athlete, every girl should be encouraged to g...
How much does that doggie in the window really cost?
No matter how you acquire your new best friend, pet ownership comes with significant start-up costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. Often, people and pets come together unexpectedly. Sometimes, however, you do have the opportunity to plan ahead for pet ownership. When that opportunity occurs, keep these considerations...
Beyond the beach: Great ideas for outdoor activities this summer
Basking on the beach or playing in the surf are high points of summer vacation for many people. In fact, going to the beach is among the top five activities for American leisure travelers. While beach time will always have its place in the hearts of anyone who loves being outside in summer, there are plenty more ways to ...
Easy ways to support veterans at home
Do you carry a deep appreciation for soldiers of past and present wars, but aren't quite sure how to show it? There are a number of ways, big and small, to express your support that can directly affect the life of a veteran in a positive way.
Tips for a healthy, safe and fun active outdoor vacation
Mom zip-lining, Dad mountain biking, a sibling hike at sunrise - for many travelers, a vacation isn't just for relaxation, it's the perfect opportunity for adventure in the great outdoors. The summer travel season is ideal for camping, hiking and biking - great travel activities for couples and families alike. With a lit...
Top national parks for families
Each year, hundreds of millions of people visit the 397 destinations that comprise the country's National Park System. Summer is the ideal time to explore many of these parks, as the kids are out of school and activities in the parks are in full swing. Here are four national parks that are worth putting on your family's ...
Keeping informed and educated about your health
A diagnosis of cancer can be extremely frightening. Along with the battery of medical tests, patients are often faced with an overwhelming amount of information to absorb, covering everything from disease information, treatment decisions to financial implications. This fear of the "unknown" is often the worst part of any cancer diagnosis. In order to cope, patients often rely heavily on their doctors and support groups to help them translate the enormous amount of medical information into lan...