December 2015

Reading Program Is 'Changing Lives One Student at a Time'

(<a href="http://www.newsusa.com">NewsUSA</a>) - While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms.

In fact, according to a report released last year by Common Sense Media, adolescents aren't reading for fun much anymore and their reading achievement hasn't increased for more than two decades.

Among the findings: girls tend to read 10 minutes longer than boys; and adolescents read more than teenagers.

New Year Boosters for Body and Mind

(<a href="http://www.familyfeatures.com">Family Features</a>) A new year is the perfect time to commit to making personal improvements to your body and mind. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to bolster and guide you for nearly every self-improvement effort you can imagine.

If you’re seeking inspiration, these ideas will put you on track to better yourself inside and out during the coming year.

What to Know about Applying for a Mortgage

(StatePoint) Although homeownership doesn’t make good financial sense for everyone, some experts say you may be qualified to purchase real estate without realizing it.

“Factor in today's very low interest rates and current home prices, and affordable mortgages are within reach for many qualified borrowers who may have been hesitant to enter the market,” says Christina Boyle, senior vice president and head of single-family sales and relationship management at Freddie Mac.

Move Faster And Reduce Costs For Your Business By Upgrading SQL Server 2005

(NAPSI)—Thanks to new technology, it’s an exciting time for businesses, and small and mid-size businesses (<span class="SpellE">SMBs</span>) may realize the impact of the advances at an even greater scale. That’s because many are finding that increased access to new technology can provide access to services that were never within reach before. They are also finding that using old or outdated technology can hinder a company’s ability to do business in several ways.

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