Santa Barbara, California - It's a great time to be a woman. Over the past few decades, the leadership torch has passed from one gender to the other. Not that men are irrelevant in business. (Far from it.) It's just that women's "feminine skills" those inherent qualities that make the fairer sex such great nurturers, connectors, and collaborators—are being recognized for the tremendous value they bring to the global economy. And according to Dr. Nancy D. O'Reilly, these skills aren't just seen at the conference table: They're on full display at play dates and PTO meetings, too.

Julian, California (NAPSI) - A KIKU apple a day can make a terrific snack: A medium-size one has about 100 calories and is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. What’s more, you and your family will likely love its supersweet taste.

Palm Springs, California (NAPSI) - While most people know that energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing appliances or mechanical systems for the home, you may care to consider how your interior design choices can also affect energy efficiency.

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - Here are two excellent ideas about what to give the next time you want to get your mother a present whether for Mother’s Day, her birthday or just to show how much you care.

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - You can show your appreciation for all your mother has done for you, whether on Mother’s Day or at any time of the year, by giving her intriguing insights into how she can make her life better, happier and more filled with awe. Two new books can help you do just that.

Imperial, California - Housecleaning has benefits far beyond the obvious.  It can help you maintain a healthier mind and body, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.