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How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

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(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren’t just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they serve, and adjusted their designs…

3 Unexpected Things That Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

3 Unexpected Things That Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

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(StatePoint) With most Americans employed by small businesses, the success of these operations is crucial to drive the economy and grow the job market. But there are some obvious and not so obvious factors that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. When most people think of critical…

Purpose Beats Perks in Workplace Satisfaction

Purpose Beats Perks in Workplace Satisfaction

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(StatePoint) New research shows that happiness abounds for those working at small businesses. Indeed, 75 percent of small-business employees are either very or extremely satisfied working for a small business, according to the study conducted by Aflac. Perhaps surprising to some, happiness is not necessarily based on salary, but on…

How Art and Poetry Can Help People Deal with Challenging Times

How Art and Poetry Can Help People Deal with Challenging Times

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(StatePoint) Whether you are dealing with personal tragedy and loss in your life, or are concerned about current events, some experts believe that creating and appreciating art can help you cope with the emotional fallout of challenging times. “Art and poetry can be a beautifully effective outlet for dealing with…

What to Know About Your Tuna Sandwich

What to Know About Your Tuna Sandwich

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(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically. “Many of the nation’s largest tuna producers continue to talk a good game on sustainability and…

Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families

Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families

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(StatePoint) The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, endless events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy parent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by following these simple tips to handle the crush of the school year. Centralize Communication…

Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

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(StatePoint) Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to avoid the back-to-school plague. First, wash hands and other items…

Tips for Students Moving to College

Tips for Students Moving to College

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(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what? As you head to campus, here…

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

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(StatePoint) Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change — not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas…

At Work All Day? How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

At Work All Day? How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

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(StatePoint) Leading a sedentary lifestyle can have a serious impact on one’s health. In fact, too much sitting can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, which cites a study that showed that adults who watch more than four hours of television daily had a…

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