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Top tips to protect valuables from extreme weather disasters

Natural disasters cost Americans $91 billion in damages in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With parts of the country in the midst of peak hurricane season, and other regions of the country approaching the dangerous wildfire and flooding seasons, experts emphasize the importance of safeguarding key assets, especially those irreplaceable personal and financial documents. “As the number of extreme storms in the U.S. continues to rise, so does the importance of protecting your assets like sentimental family photos,... read more

How to keep your home and family safe from fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms — often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. A new generation of home safety technology — combined with tried-and-true safety practices — can help keep homes and families safer from the threat of...

Why you may be better off updating your dryer

There’s nothing quite as comforting as pulling on your favorite hoodie when it's fresh from the dryer. As much as you love luxuriating in that warmth and softness, you may not be aware just how much energy this beloved appliance burns through in a year. When it comes to energy savings in the laundry room, the dryer has...

3 ways to refresh your household routine at back-to-school time

Each year as summer ends, teachers, parents and students alike all begin their back-to-school preparations. Fall is a great time to start fresh, establish new and better routines, and to set family schedules that fit both your needs and the needs of your growing kids. Below are 3 tips to help get your family geared up for a successful...

Despite the common belief, falls are not a normal part of aging, and they are largely preventable. In fact, the best way to prevent falls is with a proactive, team approach. Be empowered and engage your health care professionals, community providers and family by asking these five important questions recommended by the National Council on Aging. 1. What are my...

College students: Find the best song for any occasion

Music is a quintessential part of the college experience. Whether it’s getting you pumped for the big game or helping you focus while studying for those final exams, there’s no denying that good tunes can make all the difference. Now, it’s easier than ever to find the best song for any occasion thanks to Amazon’s new music benefit for...
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