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Can We Get Behind Turn Off Your TV Month?

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Here’s a challenge for this month, let’s reduce our screen time in April. April is Turn Off Your TV Month, a grassroots movement that creates awareness of the adverse effects of excessive screen time.  Studies have shown that the average American family spends approximately four to five hours a day watching television. This overindulgence is linked to

Observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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How we can get involved during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month that recognizes the importance of families and communities coming together to prevent child abuse and neglect.  A primary goal of this month is to offer educational resources and support to promote the social and emotional well-being

Let’s Travel Green in 2020

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How we can be eco-friendly travelers. Now, more than ever, it’s important to consider how our actions are affecting the health of the planet.  One way that we can be more eco-friendly is by adopting sustainable travel practices.  Want to travel greener in 2020?  Here are some of the suggestions to consider. Avoid Flying Air

How We Can Say Thank You for This National Single Parents Day

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How we can express our gratitude to all the single parents out there. March 21st is National Single Parents Day. This day is set aside to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and love that single parents give every day.  For those of us who were raised by single parents, hopefully, we recognize how hard our parents worked

How We Can Get Involved This American Red Cross Month

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Celebrate American Red Cross Month this March. March is American Red Cross Month, an annual designation that recognizes and celebrates everything the American Red Cross does to help those who need it the most.  This month is also dedicated to thanking the everyday heroes who volunteer their time during disasters to help the Red Cross make

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Peace Corps

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Let’s celebrate the Peace Corps during the week-long celebration marking its anniversary. Today kicks off Peace Corps Week, a week that commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps back in 1961.  The goal of this week is to recognize all of the ways that the Peace Corps serves both at home and

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

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Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we