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The Reading Wars: Technology Helps Kids Learn to Read

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Parents know that the best way to instill a love of reading in a child is to read to them early and often. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee an avid book lover. Nor does it guarantee that a child will be able to read well. That's because children learn differently, experts say. Some need visual experiences, while others respond...

The Heart Wants What It Wants -- On Valentine's Day

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - With the wrapping paper and bows barely put away, stores across the country are already prepping for the next major event -- Valentine's Day. Whether loathed by the lonely hearted or embraced by hopeful romantics, Feb. 14 can elicit everything from anxiety to optimism. And why not? It is the one day a year that expectations are high,...

ChildFund: 75 Years Young and Going Strong

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - ChildFund has put Richmond, Va., on the map. All over it, actually. The international child-focused development and protection agency currently serves children in 30 countries. Yet, when you count all the places the organization has worked in the 75 years since its 1938 founding, ChildFund has touched lives in nearly 100 nations...

A Pest-Free Home Often Starts With a Clean Kitchen

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Kitchens have always been a familiar gathering place in the home. However, in addition to attracting family and friends, common household pests often stake out the kitchen as their nesting grounds due to the abundance of food and hiding places. As winter is typically the time of year many pests seek food and shelter inside homes,...