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He Lost His Daughter, Now He's an Advocate for the Prevention of Teen Driving Tragedies
After losing his own daughter a father offers heartfelt advice and change about the heightened risks and dangers of distracted teen driving
How the 2018 Class of Rhodes Scholars Is Redefining Black America
Over the past five years, there has been an increase in the number of black students receiving the Rhodes Scholarship, which illustrates an upward trend in academic success for black America.
Remodeling to Sell? Start With These Projects
If you’re looking to sell your home, check out these tips on how to get the most bang for your buck when you decide to remodel before putting your home on the market.
The Property Brothers and The Hanover Insurance Group Share Tips for Homeowners
Buying or renovating a home might not be as simple as it looks on TV, but “The Property Brothers” and The Hanover Insurance Group want everyone to know that it’s within reach
For College Women, Triumphing Over Poor Body Image Starts with the Mind
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis is dedicated to helping college women rise above the pressure of perfection to find self-acceptance.
Five Ways to Make Sure You’re Ready Before Storm Season Hits
Take steps now to make sure your family and home are protected from everyday risks and unexpected emergencies.
3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage This Summer
Gloomy weather can do more than bring you down — if you’re not careful, it can damage your home as well. We’ve shared three ways you can help your home beat the rain below.
What a Home Really Means for Families Dispossessed by Disaster
When disasters strike, America’s most vulnerable families are the first to suffer. But with a little help from Habitat for Humanity, they can recover and rebuild a home made with hope and love.
Meet Diana: A Bionic Teacher Who Overcame Trauma and Discovered Her Inner Strength
In partnership with Dove and Shonda Rhimes, women like Diana Wright are using their platforms to inspire women and girls to be confident.
Born to Run: Does Your Dog Have Its License?
A dog license may be your dog’s only lifesaver if he ever darts out the door or finds a gap in your fence.
Natalie Decker Champions Safe Driving and Positive Parental Role Models
Natalie Decker is a champion race car driver with an important message to the parents of teen drivers.
School Breakfast Boosts Children’s Health and Learning
Millions of children are at risk for missing breakfast. Programs that provide breakfast to children inside the classroom can help alleviate hunger and keep them focused.
The Road Ahead for Gender Equality in Education Opportunities
Almost half a century after the passing of Title IX, there’s still much work to be done to ensure that young women are given an equal platform to succeed.
Attainable Homeownership Is the Modern Day Civil Rights Imperative
Though the housing market is growing, financial stagnation and residential segregation still create obstacles for people of color. The National Urban League hopes to combat these problems.
Empowering Black America Through the Vote
In November 2016, American voters elected Donald Trump as president. Now, voters must come together during midterm elections to bring the nation forward.
“I Got This”: Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez is Inspiring Kids and Adults
Gymnast Laurie Hernandez is proud to have won two Olympic medals. She’s also proud to be Latina.
Actor Jaime Camil Combats Hollywood’s Prejudice with Pride
“Jane the Virgin” actor Jaime Camil praises the show for its authentic representation of Latinos and urges the industry to follow suit.
Hiring Diverse Talent Is Key in the Business World of Today
In order to keep up with the changing world of business, companies must do a better job of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at all levels.
Giving Back to the Men and Women Who Have Served Our Country
It’s a tragedy that some veterans don’t get the support they need and run the risk of ending up on the streets. Learn about the inspirational work Kevin Jamison is doing to turn the tide.
Actress Yara Martinez Discusses Her Career and Latina Heritage
Actress Yara Martinez found strength in her Latina heritage. Now she wants to take that pride to every part of entertainment.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Celebrates America’s Cultural Diversity for Hispanic Heritage Month
On the eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinos in the U.S. are more resolute than celebratory and want to highlight America’s cultural diversity.
Savvy Companies Are Working to Keep Business Travelers Safe
Though statistics show that employees’ fears may not always align with the real hazards of business travel, companies are increasingly offering travel assistance services to soothe on-the-road anxieties.
What Does Blockchain Offer Food Industry Leaders?
Blockchain is a revolutionary technology, when implemented it can help revolutionize the food industry and change the way we think about food.
Univision Brings the Arts into STEM to Inspire Latino Youths
Emphasizing the “A” in STEAM helps prepare diverse, well-rounded future leaders.
The Rebound of the Housing Industry Depends on Hispanic Homeowners
For most Americans, homeownership is the cornerstone of the American dream. And over the next few years, Hispanics are becoming a crucial part of that cornerstone.
The Small Business Administration Empowers Hispanic Entrepreneurs
The Small Business Administration’s Development Program puts small businesses in contact with government contracting.
How Journalist Soledad O’Brien Draws Strength From Her Heritage
Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien discusses how much her family and heritage mean to her.
How to Engage Latinos to Diversify the STEM Workforce
The far-reaching STEM industry is the perfect fit for fast-growing Latinos. We just have to convince them to pursue it.
How Business Leaders Can Foster Diversity in Corporations
As we move towards greater inclusiveness in the workforce, it’s important to recognize the actions and steps that will get us there.
4 Steps You Can Take to Prepare for Safer Family Travel
When you get the necessary preparations out of the way, you can focus on the excitement and fun of international travel with your family.
Understanding Standards of Safety Certification for America and Its Children
Respected standards and tests for furniture, toys and other consumer products help keep young children safe.
Creating a More Accepting and Diverse Plus Size Fashion Industry
An influencer in the plus size fashion world cautions that the industry still has a ways to go before it becomes truly accepting of all body types and skin colors.
6 Critical Steps All Homeowners Should Take for Disaster Preparedness
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Learn from a national leader in disaster recovery how best to prepare your home for whatever may come.
Is Your Refrigerator Safe from a Hacker?
You may think you’re protected from cyberattacks, but you’re likely mistaken. The new wave of cyber criminals can invade more than just your laptop.
Smart Home Technology Can Help Outsmart a Would-Be Burglar
New technology is making leaps and bounds when it comes to home security systems. It’s time to ask yourself: How smart is my home?
3 Things You Must Know to Succeed When Buying in a Seller’s Market
A Realtor at the top of his field shares key facts and suggestions for those planning on becoming a homeowner this year.
3 Easy-to-Fix Mistakes Homeowners Make With Their Security System
When it comes to home security, you can’t just set it and forget it. An expert shares ways to maximize the use of your security system and keep your home and family safe.
4 New Directions for Drivers
The latest tech innovations are bringing protections and peace of mind for drivers and their families. Which ones are for you?
Busting the Mortgage Down Payment Myth for Perspective Homeowners
Too many Americans have mistaken beliefs about how much money they need to put down in order to buy a home. Read up to find out if owning a home is in reach for you.
6 Facts Every Infant’s Caregiver Should Know About Proper Sleep
Here’s how parents can keep their safe from sudden infant death syndrome, suffocation and accidents during sleep.
MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s Fight for Zero Tolerance on Drunk Driving
After losing his 15-month-old, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving advocate has sworn to make drunk driving a thing of the past with a simple rule: “It’s never okay.”
Social Media Influencers Are Changing the Face of Beauty Marketing
Will a new approach to beauty marketing help young women develop a healthier body image? Beautycon’s cofounder weighs in.
How Country Star Sara Evans Is Raising Disaster Prep Awareness
Sara Evans lived through a natural disaster as a child. Now the singer-songwriter wants others to be prepared for the worst.
The Breast Choice: What New Moms Need to Know
From feeding schedules to workplace pumping, there’s a lot that nobody tells you about nursing.
For the Seattle Seahawks, Winning Isn’t Enough
For a team that's appeared in back-to-back Super Bowls, remarkable community work often plays second fiddle to the on-field accomplishments.
4 Dangers Standard Childproofing May Miss
Childproofing a home involves more than an outlet cover or a cabinet lock. Children can find trouble with their two feet and curious hands.
The Patriots Fulfill a Young Fan's Ultimate Football Fantasy
Riding in a limousine to Gillette Stadium is an experience Gabriel Aljalian will never forget.
Sharon Stone: Providing a Platform for Child Safety
Sharon Stone shares her history and personal rules of childhood safety, as well as why it extends to youths long after they’ve given up diapers.
3 Rules for Buying Toddler-Safe Window Coverings
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes.
The Surprising Truth About Modern Beauty Standards
People are owning what they consider to be beautiful like never before and individuality has never been sexier. Traditional beauty standards are done.
Joining the Movement to End Shelter Killing
Far too many people still think of shelter dogs and cats as damaged goods. Nothing could be further from the truth.
How New Values Are Growing the Organic Movement
As conscious consumers realize the health and environmental benefits of organic living, the Earth-rooted movement continues to flourish.
3 Home Hazards Every Parent Should Clean up This Fall
As the weather turns and you begin to plan for indoor activities, it’s also a good time to look around your home with an eye on safety.
How to Ensure Your Window Blinds Aren’t a Hazard
The pain of losing one’s child cannot be described. Losing one’s child due to an easily addressed safety hazard goes even beyond that.
How We Realize Our Educational Potential
The fact that we are still having conversations today on breaking down “the school-to-prison pipeline” shows that, as a nation, there is more work to be done to live up to our ideals.
Dare to Wear: Designer Lauren Conrad Sounds Off Against Body-Shaming
The iconic designer talks unfair criticism, the power of positivity and dissolving stigma.
How Organic Farming Can Help Fight Supergerms
The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a growing problem. Here’s how supporting organic foods can help stop it.
Why Voting in 2016 Is An Act of Self-Defense
Four years ago, the civil rights movement marked a new turning point, as over 66 percent of black voters turned out on Election Day and set a new record unseen since 1964.
8 Ways to Keep Your House Safe and Secure During Summer Vacation
Keeping your home and valuables safe might be taken for granted when you're scuba diving during summer vacation. These 8 tips will ensure that your home is protected while your mind is elsewhere.
Sanaa Lathan: Empowering the Lives of Young Women in Foster Care
Tony Award-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan’s message to young girls in foster care is simple: You, too, can contribute positively to the world.
Protecting Your Family from a Violent Home Invasion
Jordan Frankel, commonly known as the Security Sensei, opens a window into the mind of a home intruder. How prepared are you?
Safeguarding Your Baby Against Hidden Hazards
Did you know that some of the top hidden hazards for your baby in your home are actually everyday items?
Record Spending on Pets Reflects a New Type of Bond
More than ever, pet owners are paying attention to what contributes to their pets’ wellness. They are seeking out the best services and products to improve their overall health and well-being.
How to Gauge and Prevent Safety Threats at Any Age
The most common threats for children, teens, adults and seniors are not simply well-established—they are 100-percent preventable. Here's how we steer clear of preventable incidents.
Protecting Your Pup: Exploring the Next Generation of Pet Tech
From social media to microchips, pet owners are embracing technology that will let them be the pet detectives they want to see in the world.
Millennials and the Dream of Homeownership
Millennials are not only the youngest generation of current homebuyers, but they are also the largest group of recent homebuyers in the U.S.
Miranda Lambert Lends a Paw to Shelter Pets
The singer-songwriter’s own foundation seeks to put an end to animal cruelty and find pets the loving homes they deserve.
7 Essentials for Securing Your Family’s Internet Safety
Most professionals in the IT industry are counted on by their friends and family members to assist them with their technology challenges. And security is no exception.
Talking Cybersecurity at Home, the Office and In-Between
As technology grows sharper and more slick, so too do would-be digital thieves. Whether it’s your smart phone or your smart home, convenience goes both ways.
Connected Technology Builds Smarter, Safer Homes
We hear a lot about new technology enabling us to stay connected and informed wherever we are. But what does that look like, and how can you apply it to your lifestyle?
Working to Close the Early Education Gap
Research has convincingly shown that the early years in a child’s life are critically important for shaping key academic, social and cognitive skills—and ultimately, success.
Trending Therapies May Trim Obesity Rates
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved two new minimally invasive endoscopic bariatric therapies that offer patients an alternative to surgery.
Are Single-Family Rentals the Best Possible Investment?
Getting nausea from the market volatility roller coaster? You’re not alone.
3 Ways to Keep Your Little Ones Safe This Holiday Season
Most unintentional injuries involving children ages 1-14 occur at home. Since you’ll be home for the holidays this year, why not give the gift of safety?
Breaking Down B-12: Who’s at Risk?
Few Americans know the warning signs for vitamin B-12 deficiency, which can lead to permanent nerve damage, neurological problems and dementia.
From the Inside Out: Latino Leadership in Education
Despite our best efforts, sometimes children get left behind in the classroom. Today many school systems across the U.S. are doing everything they can to narrow the Hispanic achievement gap.
5 Back to School Tips and Tricks for Hispanic Parents
This school year, nearly 1 in 4 students in America will be Latino. Yet the percentage of teachers who are of Hispanic descent hovers around 8 percent, and that figure is even lower for guidance counselors.
Driving Growth: Meet the New Latino Entrepreneur
In recent decades, the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs has grown exponentially and shows no sign of slowing down.
Homeward Bound: How Investing in Real Estate Works
Home ownership is the American Dream; and current interest rates and affordability are making it to attainable dream.
Breast Is Best: 4 Health Benefits of a Breast-Fed Baby
Breast-feeding is the cornerstone of the healthiest, most cost-effective, and environmentally friendly foundation for mothers and babies, families and our society.
New Approaches See Life with IBD from Every Angle
In addition to managing the symptoms of IBD, doctors are looking to interdisciplinary approaches to treat all progressions of the disease.
Behind the Curve: the Full-Figured Women of Fashion Speak Out
Body acceptance is starting to permeate the fashion industry, as seen in advertising and more options in the full-figured market.
Stigma Kills: What Women Need to Know About Maternal Depression
Maternal depression takes a toll on the mental health of new mothers. If left untreated, it can have a detrimental impact on children.
Low Milk Supply? Maybe It’s Your Hormones
One of the most overlooked reasons for low milk supply is hormonal dysfunction.
What We Celebrate During Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month provides the opportunity to celebrate the many contributions Latinos have made to this great nation.
Cord Blood: Providing Hope and Life Lines
Cord blood is already being used to treat over 70 different diseases and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Universal Yet Taboo: Talking About Incontinence
Perhaps you don’t know that nearly 50 million people in America are touched by incontinence, because no one is talking about it.
For One Mother, Spotting Celiac Disease Allows a New Lease on Life
After a lifetime of just putting up with it, one mother’s diagnosis turned life around for her entire family.
Battling Digestive Disorders: Failure Is Not an Option
Having dealt with digestive issues most of her life, Wendi Cooper knows just how debilitating they can be. She also refuses to let them prevail.
America’s Farmers Markets Have Never Been More Ripe
The increasingly popular farmers market has matured from small stands to weekend destinations with extended hours, live music and a variety of local products.
Baby Owl Tumbles from Nest, Lands in Good Hands
Too young to fend for herself, a baby owl who lost its way finds an unlikely hero and a new family.
Tia Torres Provides a Fresh Start for the Underdogs
Animal Planet’s Tia Torres of “Pit Bulls and Parolees” reflects on how over 20 years of experience impacts her ongoing mission to help rescued pit bulls find happy homes.
Justin Pugh Is Giving Back in a Big Way
New York Giants' offensive tackle, Justin Pugh, invites football fans everywhere to help provide life-saving and life-changing care to kids in need of specialized medical care.
The Domain Game: Can the Organic Industry Change the Way You Search?
The new standard for organic brands will establish authenticity and leave imposters behind.
Ensuring Organic Integrity from Farm to Table
The organic sector is one of the fastest-growing segments of American agriculture, and consumer demand continues to increase.
Where Food Begins: 2015 is International Year of Soils
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Council has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.
Food for Thought: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Improve Health
More than ever before, hospitals are strengthening their commitment to offering healthy food choices for patients, staff and visitors.
The Real Thing: Organic Solutions from Sunup to Sundown
We’re all eating more organic food. From our breakfast in the morning to our snack before bed, organically produced food has become a staple in the American diet.
Taking Off: What Is Behind The Current Organic Trend?
As the debate over food labeling continues, consumers are opting for organic as a trustworthy choice.
GE Foods and the Need for Labeling
Since 1996, when the first genetically engineered crops were approved for commercial use, they have been extraordinarily successful in penetrating the marketplace.
Activist Gary Hirshberg Shares Insight on Labeling, Your Rights
Environmental activist Gary Hirshberg provides insight into food labeling and discusses the right to know what you’re eating.
Staying Informed: What You Need to Know About USDA Certification Process
These 8 facts will help inform you just how the USDA Certification Process works for the products you use regularly.
Girl Scouts CEO Excited About Growing Hispanic Membership, Targets Future Leaders
Scouting the next generation of leaders, particularly female leaders, is first priority for Girl Scouts CEO Anna Marie Chavez.
Keeping Latino Parents Engaged in Their Children’s Education
Engaging Latino parents in their children’s schooling is a critical part of education reform.
Shakira Addresses the Hispanic Academic Achievement Gap
The Grammy award-winning pop icon opens up about her goal of improving education outcomes in classrooms across the globe.
Under One Roof: Welcoming Children Refugees to New Homes
The issue of refugee children coming to the United States from Central America in search of better opportunities has recently turned into a noisy, political debate.
Three C’s for Running a Sustainable Small Business
Small business owners juggle many different roles and it's easy for them to lose sight of their priorities in the daily hustle and bustle.
Fostering Economic Equivalency
Hector Barreto, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, explains his success and how it's linked to his past.
A New Reality in American Business
There are currently an estimated 3.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the country. With a start-up rate that is two times that of the national average, the number continues to climb.
Is a Career in Real Estate Right for You?
While the competition is nothing short of fierce, if your heart is set on becoming a real estate professional, there’s no time like the present.
Home Safety: Who’s Looking out for Real Estate Agents?
As important as real estate agents are to the home buying process, their roles as family members, friends and loved ones are infinitely more important.
Padma Lakshmi Takes On Endometriosis
Endometriosis is no longer under the medical radar, thanks to the Endometriosis Foundation of America and its passionate co-founder, Padma Lakshmi.
4 Rules for Safer Holiday Gift Giving
Giving the perfect gift to someone in the family requires some thought. If you have young kids in the house it requires some extra thought in regards to safety as well.
Confronting Pet Adoption’s Misconceptions
For those dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in our nation’s shelters, pet wellness begins with the elementary first step of getting animals out of the shelter alive.
Hilary Swank: Providing Pet Therapy for At-Risk Youth
Each year, 1 in 2 dogs that enter a new shelter are euthanized. For Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, helping those animals find homes is an essential mission—but it is only the first step.
Yankees' Mark Teixeira Scores Big by Going Gluten-Free
The Yankees first baseman knew he needed to make a change. What he didn't realize was how one simple dietary switch would make such a huge difference.
Hard to Stomach: The Challenge of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cyclic vomiting syndrome has been the root of many individuals’ suffering, throwing them into bouts of constant draining nausea.
Secure Steps to Protecting Your Personal Information
It is an alarming fact, but nearly every hour of every day our personal information is under attack.
Experts Share What’s Most Important to Kids’ Safety at Home
Three safety specialists share their perspective on the oft-overlooked pitfalls and dangers inside every home.
Preventing TV Tip-Over Accidents As a Parent
Even parents who’ve safely secured their primary living area may overlook hazards elsewhere in the home.
Camila Alves Helps Her Kids Cook up Confidence in the Kitchen
The entrepreneur, mother and co-founder of Yummy Spoonfuls dishes teachable moments to her children in the busiest part of the house.
How New Technology Makes the Roads Safer for Teens
Teen car crashes are an epidemic. Thankfully, new car safety technology may help reduce risks, as long as our children get the right training.
Actress Salma Hayek Talks “Beatriz at Dinner” and Latino Representation in TV and Film
Actress Salma Hayek talks to Mediaplanet about her incredible performance in “Beatriz at Dinner,” her pride in her Latina heritage and the film industry’s lack of Latino representation.
5 Steps to Combat the Problem of Pet Theft
As a pet owner, it’s tough but important to consider and prepare for the worst when it comes to keeping your pet safe.
Dispatches From the Frontlines of the Animal Welfare Movement
Learn about the ways the Humane Society is updating its mission to address the shifting, more complex needs of our times.
Implementing New Measures to Protect Olympic Athletes From Injury
It goes without saying that Olympic athletes push their bodies to the limit, but the IOC is working hard to keep them safe while them train and compete.
4 Reasons to Implement a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business
A tech pro shares several reasons why preparing for the worst is a smart move for any business.
5 Ways to Safeguard Your Small Business From Disaster
In the event of a natural disaster or unforeseen crisis, a business continuity plan is critical for all small businesses. Find out what steps you can take today.
One Mom Shines a Light on the Dangers of Seasonal Candles
After a terrible ordeal one Christmas, Tracy Roblero is dedicated to teaching others about the hazards of candles and open flames during the holiday season and all year round.
Why Your Home Needs a Chimney Inspection Today
Damage and deaths caused by fire or carbon monoxide from your chimney can be reduced through annual inspection.
‘Tis the Season to Practice Fire Safety
To clear the way for merriment this holiday season, study up on a few fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.
Reflecting on the Changes in Women's Lacrosse
Gary Charles Gait, professional lacrosse player and current head coach of the women's lacrosse team at Syracuse University, weighs in on how the game is changing for young women and girls in sports.
Why Soccer Star Abby Wambach Is Kicking in to Raise Awareness of Concussions in Sports
When you think about head injuries in sports, men’s football likely comes to mind. But the numbers tell a different story.
4 Experts on Teen Driver Safety
Top experts in teen driver safety discuss the different and new ways parents can prevent accidents and educate their children.
6 Tips That Parents Need to Follow When Talking to Their Teens About Drunk Driving
During the summer months teens are more likely to get into accidents if parents don’t take the appropriate action.
Why Preparing Your Undergrad to Handle Their Own Finances Is Important
Educating students about financial responsibility early on is essential to their well being later in life.
Why Mike Holmes is an Advocate for Education for Homeowners
Mike Holmes may be an expert on homes, but what he advocates for is studying up. Whether you’re looking to build or buy, he swears by self-education.
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