Washington, DC (NAPSI) - The Guard is a component of the Army that is composed of men and women who serve their country, state and community on a part-time basis. These Citizen-Soldiers sons, daughters, students, neighbors tend to hold civilian jobs or attend college when not serving and training.

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - Each year in theUnited States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries but parents can keep their own kids out of such statistics.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - There’s good news for high school students who take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. A new study system from McGraw-Hill Professional, 5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations, has been created to help students prepare more effectively for these rigorous tests.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - For those who want convenience and speed when it comes to getting their tax refund, they should consider the option of receiving their refund on a prepaid debit card, a convenient tool to manage everyday finances.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - April 15 is a date many Americans view with some hesitation as they endure the paperwork needed to file their taxes. But with almost 75 percent of Americans receiving an average annual refund of $3,000, there is positive news for most. And many consumers find this a good reminder to annually update other financial records.

St. Louis, Missouri (NAPSI) - Here’s intriguing news for parents, their young athletes and anyone interested in America’s past and present:

Chicago, Illinois (NAPSI) - Recent headlines have described a series of dramatic movements in the financial markets. While many of those movements impact stock prices, as well as what we pay for groceries, gas or loan rates, not everyone really understands how it all works.