Blythe, California (NAPSI) - As schools increasingly turn to the Internet and new technologies, more and more, students are asked to perform online research, grades and assignments are posted on websites, and communication between teachers and parents and students is done through e-mail. Because of this, it’s increasingly important for families to have access to the Internet at home.

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - Here’s food for thought: Of the 55 million kids enrolled inU.S. schools, 21 million get free or reduced-cost lunch, yet 85 percent of the schoolchildren eligible for these U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—sponsored lunches don’t get such meals when school’s not in session.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - From giant rolling hot dogs to a 65-foot-long “backyard barbecue grill,” huge mobile marketing exhibits are bringing their messages and, sometimes, tastes to millions of consumers who might otherwise be focused on much smaller mobile devices.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Reality TV shows, online webcasts and YouTube videos have encouraged many people to try the do-it-yourself (DIY) route when it comes to tackling less-complicated home renovations or fixes. Often, there are advantages to DIY projects, such as financial savings, learning new skills, environmental benefits and more.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - He’s a no-nonsense action star in the Expendables films and plays the hilarious Sgt. Terry Jeffords on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” but behind the scenes, what Terry Crews likes to do most is sing.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - For many young people, traditional paths to successful careers do not always take a straight, well-marked line.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Each year in theUnited States, nearly 16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer. And on any given day, as many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Beyond its debilitating symptoms, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is on the rise.