Gives Parents All the Information They Need to Be Smarter This School Year

Atlanta, August 26, 2008 - After a long, hot summer, parents often rejoice as they send their children back to class. All too often that celebration is quickly replaced by a barrage of school-related questions. Now parents can go to, the Web site famous for its easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works, for answers to even the most obscure queries.

With thousands of articles and videos on everything from How the Solar System Works ( to How to Prepare for the SATs ( to How to Save Money in College (, the depth and breadth of HowStuffWorks' content arms parents with everything they need to help answer all their kids' questions. The site is adding hundreds of original articles each month to ensure relevant, timely content, further positioning it as a great homework resource for students of all ages. is also introducing an educational resource encouraging visitors to "Keep Asking" their school-related questions. The on-site module, launched as a shareable widget called "Hit the Books", allows parents, teachers and students alike to post their questions to the Web site, while seeing what's top of mind with their peers. Since "Hit the Books" can be shared among friends, classmates and colleagues, virtually anyone can stay in the know, on the go.

"Hit the Books" is an extension of's "Keep Asking" campaign in which visitors are encouraged to submit their questions and then check out the answers to what other HowStuffWorks visitors are asking. Since its launch, thousands of users have pursued their curiosity at thanks to "Keep Asking."

About ( is an online source of credible, unbiased and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. The site has won hundreds of awards since its inception, including multiple Webby awards, Time Magazine's "25 Web Sites We Can't Live Without" and PC Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites." In December 2007, was acquired by Discovery Communications and became part of Discovery's digital media strategy. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., was a subsidiary of The Convex Group, a media and technology company, from 2003 to 2007.

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