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    Five Tips to (Finally) Get your Garage Organized

    There’s perhaps no organizing task more daunting than the garage—it’s often the dumping ground for the stuff that has no other place in the house, or the things you don’t use but just can’t bring yourself to toss. How do you know you’ve got a problem? Maybe you’ve noticed it’s getting harder and harder just […]

    July 15, 2019

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    How to Make Your Family Vacation a Great One

    Summer is here, which means it’s time to think about family vacations! (If you haven’t been thinking about them all year, that is.) The family part of family vacations, however, can make things a little complicated. You want to choose a destination that is fun for everyone, including the kids. You want to ensure they’re […]

    June 26, 2019

  • Ready to Dive Into Summer Activities? Here’s How to Do It Safely.

    With the days getting longer and warm weather in the forecast, you may be looking forward to time at the beach or lake house, traveling overseas with the family, splashing in the pool, or just relaxing with friends in the backyard. Regardless of your definition of a fun, relaxing summer, you’ll want to make sure […]

    June 21, 2019

  • Taxes and ID Theft

    4 Things to Know About Taxes and Identity Theft In 2014, almost 18 million people in the U.S. were victims of identity theft. Two-thirds of them said they suffered a direct financial loss because of it, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). During tax season, your personal information is particularly vulnerable. After all, […]

    June 6, 2019

  • What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles

    Spring is here, which means you’ll likely see more motorcycles on the road. And the key word here is “see.” People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not accustomed to looking for them. It’s obvious yet bears repeating: Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than car and […]

    June 5, 2019

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    Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

    With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip for seven consecutive years now, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Fortunately, the number […]

    May 15, 2019

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    7 Facts About Teachers That Might Surprise You

    “What really makes a teacher is love … for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.” Almost everyone has a story about a teacher who inspired them—the one who made learning fun, ignited a passion for a specific topic, or even pushed students hard […]

    May 1, 2019

  • Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

    Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you […]

    April 30, 2019

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    Three ways to lower your carbon footprint for Earth Day (and beyond)

    On April 22, the 49th annual Earth Day is expected to include more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries taking part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.” Since the first Earth Day in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean […]

    April 16, 2019

  • 8 ways to avoid distracted driving

    Right now, at this very moment, there are approximately 660,000 drivers using their smartphones on the road. They’re texting. Talking. Typing. And tuning. But mostly… they’re distracted. What is distracted driving? Have you ever arrived at your destination and couldn’t remember how you got there? Or how you got there so fast? Have you ever […]

    April 9, 2019