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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Celebrating Women’s History Month Posted on Feb 27

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a worldwide celebration of the contributions women have made throughout history. Often pitted against social conventions and legal obstacles, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. It’s a perfect time to hear from   …Continue Reading Celebrating Women’s History Month

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week Posted on Feb 25

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

After a long day of work and play, we often can’t wait for bedtime. But for some, falling asleep can be elusive and stressful.  In fact, most people experience difficulty falling asleep at some point in their lives. National Sleep Awareness Week is an opportunity for   …Continue Reading Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 20

Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

Massachusetts child care and preschool education programs offer free or inexpensive child care options to low-income families with children. Families can choose the type of child care they want, including day care centers, family child care, in-home child care, or preschool. Many of the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 18

11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts

Owning a business is the dream of many Americans and starting that business converts their dream into reality. While it requires patience and lots of hard work, most small business owners are exhilarated by the ability to work for themselves and do something they love.   …Continue Reading 11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts

Housing Resources for Massachusetts Homeless Posted on Feb 13

Housing Resources for Massachusetts Homeless

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more than 610,000 Americans are homeless on any given night. Nearly 25 percent of homeless people are children, with a third of them living in unsheltered places like parks, cars, and abandoned buildings. Massachusetts saw   …Continue Reading Housing Resources for Massachusetts Homeless

February 14th is National Donor Day Posted on Feb 11

February 14th is National Donor Day

Showing love with chocolates and roses isn’t the only way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. February 14th is also National Donor Day – a time to recognize those who have helped save people’s lives by donating blood, bone marrow, tissue, or organs, and to consider doing   …Continue Reading February 14th is National Donor Day

American Heart Disease Awareness Month Posted on Feb 6

American Heart Disease Awareness Month

Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, more than one million Americans suffer a heart attack and approximately 600,000 die from heart disease — that’s one out of every four deaths. The   …Continue Reading American Heart Disease Awareness Month

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week Posted on Feb 4

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for adults and children alike. However, before you dip your finger into the pot to taste that delicious soup, know that scalds from cooking liquids, grease,   …Continue Reading 9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week