Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - While summer can be a great time for family fun, it can also pose a challenge to many students. That’s because students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning. This is commonly known as the “summer slide.”

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - A moderate version of Islam is proving to be a key element of a successful approach to keeping religious extremism in check.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Much as with humans, too many calories and a lack of exercise can spell trouble for pets.

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - Finding an auto repair shop you can trust can be a challenge. Here are three warning signs to watch for on your next trip to the mechanic.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - There is a lot of information out there about nutrition at breakfast but the truth is, a simple bowl of cereal and one cup of skim milk gives your body grains and protein to help start the day right.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Flexibility, predictability and a manageable tax liability—these are among the features those planning for retirement often look for.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - If your child is like the average American school kid, he or she spends 17.4 hours a week watching TV or playing video games, 16.7 hours a week playing outside and only 5.9 hours a week reading.