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.

Sacramento, California (NAPSI) - October is Energy Action Month, a time to take action to save energy. Did you know that your heating and cooling systems and appliances aren’t the only things in your home that use energy? It takes a great deal of energy to treat and deliver water to your home, as well as heat that water to shower, shave, and launder shirts.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - While intimate partner violence (IPV), or domestic violence, is one of the most common health risks to women in theUnited States and can have a profoundly negative impact on health and well-being, there are ways to prevent it. Unfortunately, every minute, 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by a partner or spouse in theUnited States, according to a National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - In a recent survey by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Philips, 96 percent of senior respondents said it’s important to be as independent as possible as they get older. For seniors to maintain that independence, it pays to age “SMART.” By combining basic physical and mental wellness techniques with technology, seniors can continue living the full, active lives they want and deserve. Consider these ideas:

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - A national competition now in its third year is challenging teams of middle and high-school students to develop concepts for mobile apps that can solve a school or community problem.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - Students and teachers in public schools are racing to solve problems that can exist in many communities across the country such as water pollution and street safety and they’re doing it with $2 million on the line. The nationwide Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest is helping students engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through community-based learning-by taking topics out of traditional classroom settings and exploring, in a hands on way, how they address issues that affect their lives.