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Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday.
Most home contractors are honest, but history shows us that crooked contractors almost always show up at disaster areas to offer low-priced, fraudulent repairs. These are often unlicensed storm-chasers, going door-to-door in search of victims. The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF) offers tips to protect yourself and your family.
More than 160,000 people volunteered to index U.S. Census records online as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, the first national service project of its kind. The 1940 U.S. Census records are now available online for free.
As Hurricane Sandy tracks north, dangers still remain in areas that have lost power due to the storm. These safety tips cover risks and best practices when using generators, charcoal grills and camp stoves, and candles.
The following eight restaurants are offering free or reduced-price kids' meals on Halloween. The list includes Bob Evans, Chipotle, Old Country Buffet, Outback Steakhouse, Sonic, and Wendy's.
Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens.
Here in the Northeast, we've had no shortage of severe weather lately. While you're family is hunkered down during a hurricane alert or snowstorm, keep your kids busy with this free, interactive online game that will teach them about severe-weather science and safety.
During the Rally for Recess initiative, collect specially marked packages of Dannon products for a chance to win a $30,000 playground makeover for your school.
The 5th annual Pets Add Life Children's Poetry Contest encourages kids in elementary and middle school to submit poems about why they love their pets.
Little Free Library is a grassroots organization bringing free books to communities across the country, and several Little Free Libraries have already popped up in the NYC area.
Remember these online safety tips from Mozilla Firefox to help secure your online shopping purchases and to protect yourself against potential hackers and from identity theft.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor kids for their outstanding volunteerism and community service, and they're now accepting applications for 2013.
MyJobChart.com, a free online chore chart, makes housework and homework easier to manage and more rewarding for kids.
Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the new information about causes and treatments for LDs, and rights for kids who have them.
Reading Rainbow, the beloved children's show on PBS that had a 26-year run, recently joined the digital age with the launch of its iPad app. LeVar Burton, the former host of the television show, leads kids on video "field trips" and narrates 20 percent of the books in the app's library.
“What is all this technology doing to our brains?” The second film of the three-part series "Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" by Tiffany Shlain explores this question and offers guidance on how parents can best nurture their children’s minds.
With a full daily schedule, signing up to be a mentor is a big commitment and extra responsibility. Why do it? Local mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and Girls Write Now share why the commitment is worth it.
Shoppers can purchase a 25 percent off coupon valid at all Macy's stores on Aug. 25, during the store's annual "Shop for a Cause" sale. Proceeds from the savings pass sales will benefit the March of Dimes.
If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them.
Doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently warned against the dangers of flip-flops because they change how people walk, offer little arch support, and virtually no shock absorption. That news, taken together with a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, shows that people should be taking better care of their feet by wearing both socks and shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support and padding.
How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.
The New York City Department of Education's (DOE) Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners has created additional resources for families with questions about the citywide expansion of the special education reform initiative that will go into effect this coming September of 2012.
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.