Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Studies show that proficient reading skills are crucial to academic success. Yet two-thirds of eighth graders do not read at the “proficient” level, according to the 2011 Nation’s Report Card, a report commissioned by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - If your family is like many, you enjoy a warm, glowing fire on the hearth, whether you’re entertaining friends or cozying up with a favorite book. Hauling and storing firewood and cleaning up messy ashes, however, can make building a wood-burning fire a hassle.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - You can score an instant touchdown with your party guests during football season-or at any time-by offering a hot baked potato bar fully loaded with fan favorites and some new players.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s a sweet idea: a delicious dessert with less fat and fewer calories.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - The importance of caregivers cannot be overstated. With over 65 million Americans providing caregiving, it is clear that caregivers are essential to our nation.