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March 2015

Oklahoma Ranked One of the Worst States for Women

In honor of Women's History Month, WalletHub compiled data from across the country in their annual study of Best and Worst States for Women report. Thirteen key metrics were analyzed ranging from health care and life expectancy to income and unemployment rates. The study ranked Oklahoma 48th on the list, making it one of the worst states in the country for females. Here is how Oklahoma ranked in each of the 13 categories:

March 2015

Coping with Daylight Saving Time

Springing forward and falling back is tough on everyone, especially kids. We will lose an hour of sleep this Sunday but we're trying to make it a little easier on you by sharing some handy tips and tricks from across the web. While we can't give you more time to snooze, making some simple adjustments to your schedule and habits can make you feel a little less groggy next week.

March 2015

Best Cures for Cabin Fever

This winter has been pretty rough in Oklahoma City. Strong winds, icy roads and frigid temperatures have kept us all inside a little too much. With spring still feeling too far away, we've rounded up some of the top ideas from all over the web for curing cabin fever. These indoor games and activities will keep kids of all ages occupied and entertained.

February 2015

How to Make Your Family Emergency Plan

Winter weather is here now and tornado season is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to think about weather emergencies and preparedness. The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension is sharing some tips to help Oklahoma residents be prepared for anything.

February 2015

OSDH Encourages Vaccinating for Measles

Measles has been in the news a lot lately, and although Oklahoma has no reported cases in 2015 the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is urging all Oklahomans to get vaccinated.

New Census Bureau Stats Reveal Family Insights February 2015

New Census Bureau Stats Reveal Family Insights

The U.S. Census Bureau's annual Families and Living Arrangements report was released this week, revealing interesting new characteristics of the modern American household. The statistics revealed in the report come from the 2014 Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which has collected statistics for more than 60 years. The information collected delves into details about how young children are cared for in the home, the marital status of householders and even information about grandparents as primary caregivers.

Valentine's Day Events in OKC February 2015

Valentine's Day Events in OKC

Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February. All month long, the metro area comes alive with daddy-daughter dances, special date nights for couples and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine's Day in the OKC metro this month with one of these fabulous events.

January 2015

3 Things Parents Should Know about the Flu This Season

​The flu is now considered widespread in 43 states and hospitalization rates for the illness are climbing according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children are especially at risk in Oklahoma, where the CDC reports influenza is "widespread" as of the last week of 2014.

January 2015

The Power of Oklahoma A+ Schools

​When Jean Hendrickson discovered A+ Schools back in 2001, her eyes were opened to a new kind of framework she knew could dramatically change the state of education in Oklahoma.

Tips for Preventing House Fires January 2015

Tips for Preventing House Fires

Cold weather has arrived in Oklahoma City, which is a great time to review fire safety tips. The American Red Cross reports they respond to about 170 home fires a day in the U.S. That's one fire every eight seconds! They provide these tips to prevent home fires:

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