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Pop Quiz: Name the Six Types of K-12 Schools

(NewsUSA) - Six is a memorable number - It's the number of players on a volleyball team, geese a-laying in "The 12 Days of Christmas," and characters in Friends. There are also six main types of K-12 learning environments families can choose from. As we gear up for National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 - Feb. 1), can you name all six types of schools?

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
More Great Reading Ideas: Unlikely Relationships And Light-Hearted And Harrowing Memoirs
Posted: January 22, 2020

“Wounded Angels” by Chuck Miceli

Welcome a 4-Legged Family Member with Care
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

Tips for a successful, lifelong pet adoption

Celebrate Agriculture
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

7 ag-focused ways to get involved

Resolve to Make Real Nutrition a New Year Priority
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) A new year signals a chance to renew your commitment to healthier eating, but many of the most popular diets, like the keto diet and paleo diet, eliminate entire food groups, which can cause you to fall short on nutrients you need.

Refresh Your Child’s Diet with Low-Sugar Options
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as children may also need to focus on healthier food choices.

Beat Sugar Addiction for Better Weight Loss Results
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) If your weight loss goals keep falling flat despite your best intentions, it may be due to an addiction you don’t even know you have. An addiction to sugar doesn’t mean that you can’t resist a slice of chocolate cake; it’s a true physiological addiction.

5 Tips for Staying on Track in the New Year
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside.

Tech Gifts Can Make Resolutions a Reality
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) While many people who make New Year's resolutions drop them within a couple weeks or months, pulling those newly received tech device gifts out of the packaging and putting them to good use may be just the help you need to keep your resolutions on track.

Celebrate Awards Season with a Look to the Past
Posted: January 22, 2020

(Family Features) Awards season is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates its best films and talents. It’s also an opportunity to take note of the actors and actresses lighting up the big screen, many with long careers you can watch unfold by taking a look back at their roles through the years.  

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable.

Friday 01/17/2020
Expanded Pre-AP Access Coming To A School Near You Next Fall
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Exciting changes for students are coming to the College Board’s Pre-AP Program in the 2020-21 school year. After two years of partnership with more than 200 schools, the Pre-AP Program is expanding nationwide, making the program available to all schools and giving more students the opportunity to grow and prepare for college and career.

Wednesday 01/15/2020
School Choice Combines Nature And Nuture for Success
Posted: January 15, 2020

(NewsUSA) - How important is a child's learning environment to his or her success, and how important are his or her natural gifts? School choice offers a nuanced response to the proverbial nature vs. nurture question, recognizing the role of both in a child's success and happiness.

Resolve to Be a Healthier You
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) While traveling more, losing weight and quitting bad habits are annually among some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, the turn of the calendar does represent a perfect opportunity to better yourself in multiple ways.

Winter Skin Care 101
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Cold weather can take a real toll on your skin. Dry skin can lead to discomfort and, if neglected, can affect your skin's elasticity and trigger outbreaks of irritated skin.

5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is an optimal choice.

Top 10 Travel Destinations to Start the New Decade
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) For many, traveling offers an opportunity to disconnect from the everyday and experience new places and cultures. With the beginning of a new decade, it is the perfect time to start deciding your next travel adventures.

Monday 01/13/2020
More Great Reading Ideas For Fans Of Horror, Thrillers And Satire
Updated: January 15, 2020 - 2:49 am

“Monsterland” by Michael Okon

Thursday 01/09/2020
6 Reasons to Use Infographics as Part of Your Content Strategy
Updated: January 24, 2020 - 2:38 am

(NewsUSA) - It used to be that Infographics were the "It" tool for marketing - until they weren't. To understand why infographics aren't dead, and should still be a viable campaign strategy for clients, we have to understand the history behind them.

Wednesday 01/08/2020
More Reading Ideas: Future Trends and Great Mysteries
Updated: January 14, 2020 - 2:34 am

“Non-Obvious Megatrends” by Rohit Bhargava

Understanding Rare Cancers
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

Four facts to know about one type of rare cancer, soft tissue sarcomas

5 Ways to Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) There are many emotional benefits to owning a dog, such as companionship and unconditional love, but a pet can also positively affect his or her owners’ physical health, too.

Monday 01/06/2020
Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Posted: January 06, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

Choosing Schools - All Kids Learn Differently
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Later this month, the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity will kick off. During National School Choice Week (Jan 26-Feb 1), 50,000 events and activities around the nation will raise awareness about K-12 education choices.

Wednesday 01/01/2020
Sudden Rapid Heartbeat
Updated: January 03, 2020 - 2:54 am

Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

7 Steps Toward Superior Sleep
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control.

Foster a Love for Literacy
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Reading plays an obvious role in academic performance, but it’s also an essential life skill. Literacy and effective communication go hand-in-hand, and inspiring a child to embrace reading and writing can help open a world of opportunity.

Apps You’ll App-reciate on Your Next Trip
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) From planning your next getaway to managing your vacation budget, there are myriad apps you can use to make your trip a seamless, more enjoyable experience.

Make Your Weight Loss Goals a Reality
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Losing weight is a highly personal journey as a wide range of factors can affect a person’s ability to do so. There’s no one approach to weight loss; rather, the best approach is the one that fits your life and body best.

Wednesday 12/25/2019
Maximizing Family Time
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:36 am

5 tips for spending more time with loved ones          

7 Steps to Take Before Hitting the Road this Holiday
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of Californians who will hit the road for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

Friday 12/20/2019
Dietary Supplement Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's dementia, and no cure or preventive measure currently exists.

Dietary Supplement Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's
Updated: January 10, 2020 - 2:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's dementia, and no cure or preventive measure currently exists.

Get Professionally Fit in 2020 With Expert Online Leadership Training
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - As 2020 approaches, make the new year and new decade the time to turn heads in your profession by boosting your leadership skills.

Get Professionally Fit in 2020 With Expert Online Leadership Training
Posted: December 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - As 2020 approaches, make the new year and new decade the time to turn heads in your profession by boosting your leadership skills.

The Holiday Gift Guide You Don’t Want To Miss: A Book For Every Member Of The Family
Updated: January 07, 2020 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for last-minute shoppers: You can give the gift of reading this year. A book is truly a gift that keeps on giving, and to make giving books easier than ever, Shadow Mountain Publishing has created a book gift guide for every member of your family.

Wednesday 12/18/2019
Thrillers, Fantasy And Historical Saga To Suit All Reading Tastes
Updated: December 21, 2019 - 2:32 am

“Desire of Whimsy” by Charletta Barksdale

5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving - not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

Paw-some Presents
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:47 am

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

Make Time for Better Health on Busy Days
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) Fitting in time to exercise and eat sensible meals can be impractical, if not impossible, when the demands of daily life get in the way. If busy days limit your ability to live as healthy of a lifestyle as you desire, take charge by squeezing in fitness and smart snacking when and where you can.

Tuesday 12/17/2019
Spotting the Signs: Alzheimer's Disease
Posted: December 17, 2019

(NewsUSA) - According to the Alzheimer's Association, nearly 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 14 million.

Spotting the Signs: Alzheimer's Disease
Updated: January 09, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - According to the Alzheimer's Association, nearly 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 14 million.

Monday 12/16/2019
Stay-At-Home Dads, Mid-Life Search For Gold, New Theory On Leadership, Balancing People And Profits
Updated: January 07, 2020 - 2:42 am

Leaderology” by Oleg Konovalov

Wednesday 12/11/2019
Standing Up For What’s Right To Achieve The American Dream
Updated: December 14, 2019 - 2:47 am

“Tenacity” by Ron Coury

When Holidays are Hard
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

Tips for coping with a food-centric season

Let Trends Guide Your 2020 Travel
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) While there’s plenty to be said for taking the proverbial road less traveled, fellow tourists can provide a wealth of knowledge to help shape a vacation filled with lifelong memories.

Give the Gift of Travel
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Finding the perfect gift for someone who already has it all may be easier when you stop thinking in terms of “things.” A gift that creates an unforgettable experience, like a trip to a special destination, may be more meaningful than a trinket under the tree.