Kansas City, Kansas (NAPSI) - While flu season in the U.S. historically starts in October, most of us don’t think about it until either we get sick or a family member or co-worker does, and by then, it may be too late. One of the few facts about flu season is that it’s always unpredictable and may peak at any time in the fall, winter or even spring months.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - If your family is like most, you want a college education for your children today, 75 percent of Americans have their eyes set on a college education. That's a good thing. Over a lifetime, college graduates average about a million dollars more than high school graduates.

Colorado Springs, Colorado - (NAPSI) - The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Many are surprised to learn that permanent life insurance can provide more than standard financial protection for their family. That may explain why, despite being one of the most flexible financial solutions available, it tends to be underused. In fact, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning & Progress Study, just slightly less than a quarter of Americans currently hold a permanent life insurance policy.

Chicago, Illinois (NAPSI) - Last holiday season, customers spent $46.5 billion in online shopping, according to analysts at comScore. To make the most of this season, business owners need to maximize their shipping operations. Here are a few tips on how to do that:

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Recently, a program that helps put young people on a path to careers in science put one young man on a path that led to the White House.

Chicago, Illinois (NAPSI) - The number of cremations has grown across the country over the past 20 years. In fact, the Cremation Association of North America estimates some 1.5 million Americans are cremated every year.