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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - While the Internet offers a world of information for kids, it also presents great dangers from online sexual predators. Every year, one in five children receives a sexual solicitation or approach over the Internet. With millions of children in chat rooms and sending instant messages, parents must take action to protect their kids. A recent survey of young people revealed the following statistics about how parents are supervising their children's online time: More than half ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - Most Americans lack basic understanding when it comes to their credit score and personal finance, according to the results of a survey by consumer advocacy group Consumer Action and financial services provider Capital One. The survey polled 1,002 American adults. It gauged respondents' knowledge of the basics of personal finance like budgeting, saving habits and credit principles. More than one-third reported they do not use a budget to manage their family's expenses; over 30 percent ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - Many investors tend to focus on selecting the right stock to buy and choosing the perfect time to buy and sell. But some experts say these factors are a sure-fire way to damage portfolio performance. According to Roger Ibbotson, chairman and founder of Ibbotson Associates and a professor in the practice of finance at the Yale School of Management, what really drives performance over the long term is asset allocation - the assignment of ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - Are inadequate communication with co-workers, lack of control and even too much work stirring up feelings that you just can't take it anymore? If so, you may be experiencing work-related stress. According to the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, work-related stress is a physically and emotionally harmful response that occurs when the requirements of a job don't match the capabilities, resources or needs of a worker. Enduring tension headaches, neck and back ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - Does afternoon feel like a better time to nap than work? Actually, some lifestyle experts say a 15- or 20-minute "power nap" after lunch isn't a bad idea. If you're afraid you'll sleep the entire afternoon away, set the alarm on your watch. Here are some more tips to get you through that mid-afternoon slump: • Try to avoid foods like turkey and dairy products during the day. They're rich in the amino acid tryptophan, ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
As the stock market remains bearish and portfolios continue to make only minor gains, the demand for homes has never been higher. It is with this economic trend that more people are opting to invest in one of the most enduring forms of equity: real estate. Nevertheless, according to the 2000 census, there are more than 35 million families who rent. Experts say that while many families are interested in home ownership, a major obstacle they face ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - Savvy travelers know the trick of rolling their clothes when they pack to reduce wrinkles and save space. This usually works for smaller, casual articles of clothing, such as tops and jeans. But what if you had to pack a suit? And if you are taking a short trip for business, how do you fit your business attire into an overnight bag that you don't have to check? Such travelers' difficulties were common for ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
(NewsUSA) - Balmy spring temperatures lure avid boaters and anglers back to local lakes and streams. Early-season boating, however, introduces a risk that isn't as prominent during the summer months: perilously cold water. "Spring is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors as long as you go prepared," says Bob Gonsalves of the recreation boating Web site www.familyfunonthewater.com. "While the air temperatures may be mild, boaters should keep in mind that water temperatures ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2006
It's been proven that children who read achieve. They boast higher test scores and recognize letters and numbers more often than their peers who read less often. But getting children to crack open a book sometimes can be the tricky part for parents and teachers. Nine years ago, the National Education Association launched the "Read Across America" program to encourage, excite and energize children to do just that. Originally created as a one-day event to celebrate the ... [full story]
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Feb 08,2006
Thursday...Sunny. Highs 49 to 55. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night...Clear. Lows 15 to 24. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday...Sunny. Highs 50 to 55. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday Night...Clear. Lows 21 to 29. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. Saturday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows 21 to 28. Sunday...Mostly clear. Highs 45 to 52. Lows 19 to 28. Monday...Mostly clear. Highs 45 to 52. ... [full story]
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