Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Tips for Safe Driving in Phoenix During the Summer

Aug 19, 2014

Summer weather can bring hazardous driving conditions to Phoenix, with dust storms, monsoon-flooded roads and searing temperatures not uncommon, and each presenting a different type of danger, says Bart Graves, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). With so many potential weather-related situations, exercising vigilance is critical for drivers to keep themselves and others […]

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20 Tips For Packing Your Car And Moving To College

Aug 18, 2014

It’s August again, and the new school year is right around the corner. Already, college-age students are gearing up for that most exciting and chaotic of occasions: moving-in day at the dorms and college apartments. Given the sheer bedlam of move-in day, anything that makes the process easier, safer and less stressful will be a welcome addition, […]

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Greenscaping Your Yard, Garden or Green Roof

Aug 07, 2014

Many happy hours can pass while in your yard or rooftop garden. You spend your weekends mowing your lawn, pruning your trees and tending to your vegetable garden. And the hours outside can make you feel relaxed, happy and healthy. But did you know your dedicated gardening might actually be causing harm to the environment? […]

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At the Drive-In: Plan a Perfect Evening of Family Fun

Aug 01, 2014

The mention of a trip to the drive-in movies might evoke memories of golden days gone by. While there may not be as many drive-ins as during their late 1950s peak, there are still 337 across the country, according to the U.S. Drive In Theatre Owners Association. All but five state have a drive-in, says the UDITOA, making […]

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5 Great Places for Chicago’s RV Lovers [SLIDESHOW]

Jul 31, 2014

Summer is the season for road trips, and there’s no better way to see the Midwest than packing up the RV and hitting the road. We’ve tracked down some of the best places to park your camper and explore nature. So put these five stops on your RV to-do list and start driving.  

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How to Save Time and Money on Your Atlanta Commute

Jul 24, 2014

The average Atlanta resident spends nearly one hour commuting on workdays, according to a study conducted by the Center for Transportation and the Environment on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation. That’s nearly 240 hours — or 30 workdays — spent on the road each year, the study says. Then there’s the cost. If […]

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Houston Moves to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Jul 24, 2014

Houston, one of the country’s most dangerous cities for pedestrians, is ramping up efforts to improve the walkability of the fourth-largest city in the nation, according to David Crossley, president of Houston Tomorrow, a non-profit that explores urban issues and growth in the Houston region. The Houston metro area ranks seventh out of the top 10 […]

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Denver Parking Violations You May Not Know About

Jul 24, 2014

Denver parking officials wrote $30.5 million worth of parking citations and penalties in 2013, up 53 percent since 2009, The Denver Post reports. While most of the hundreds of thousands of tickets issued each year are for ignoring posted restrictions – like parking in street-sweeping or resident parking zones – an estimated 400 to 500 […]

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ATVs: Before You Grab the Keys, Think Safety

Jul 24, 2014

We accept that we need to take classes, pass the required tests and earn our licenses before we can drive a car or motorcycle on public roadways. We understand that accidents with these vehicles can be harmful, so we’re willing to take precautions. In short, we think about safety. Yet we don’t always give the same […]

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How Teens Can Get a Driver’s License in Vegas

Jul 17, 2014

If you’re a teenager and you live in Las Vegas, there are several steps to complete before getting your drivers license, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Here’s a snapshot from the Nevada DMV of what you need to know before you can legally drive on your own. Step 1: Driver’s Education When you […]

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