El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - More and more Americans are looking forward to the holidays—and other occasions—as a way to look back.

Washington, DC - (NAPSI) - Every year since 1973, thousands of girls and young women from elementary school through college and beyond participate in the Colgate Women’s Games. Now in its 40th season, the series has helped countless students succeed academically, by providing a safe and healthy athletic program that motivates them to make the right personal lifestyle choices.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Adding college tuition savings planning to this year’s resolutions can be wise. According to the College Board, the average annual tuition for a private college in 2012 was $40,000.

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - Many are surprised when they learn of the contributions that people who are blind make to both this country’s economy and armed forces.

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - While many people think you’d have to turn back the hands of time to find used cars with their odometers turned back, odometer fraud is, unfortunately, still alive and well.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - There is hopeful news for young people held in the adult criminal justice system. A number of states are beginning to recognize that youths have developmental differences from adults and in many cases still possess great potential for rehabilitation. In addition, many states are now taking these factors into account at sentencing.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than 101 million income tax refunds were issued in 2013, averaging $2,651 each. The average was a couple hundred dollars more for taxpayers who elected to have their refund directly deposited into a bank account.