Canning Safety 101
While canning your home-grown produce is a great way to enjoy the bounty of your garden year round, it is important to know how to do so in a safe manner.…
Move-Over Laws Can Help Pave the Right of Way for Emergency Responders
The weekend is approaching, and with it often comes unwieldy traffic. To help ensure safety, it is important to remember to follow the rules of the road not only for your protection,…
ballgame safety tips
From the looks of it, baseball is still a favorite American pastime. League stats show that more than 74 million fans came out to a Major League Baseball game last…
Houston pedestrians
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…
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Homeowners associations (HOAs) and other groups are working with local police to help make neighborhoods safer with commonsense rules and strategies. For example, three years ago, Avondale’s Cashion neighborhood experienced…
boat safety
Summer is finally here, which means Lake Michigan is beckoning thousands of boat owners to its shores. While boating is a fantastic way to spend summer days, being on the…
Keeping your pool clean
It’s no surprise that in Phoenix’s hot desert climate, 30 percent of single-family households have pools, according to the City of Phoenix. In fact, Arizona ranks fourth in the nation for…
Hunter silhouette
Hunting is a serious pastime in the United States. Statistic Brain notes that 12.5 million people over the age of 16 go hunting each year, approximately 7 percent of the U.S.…
prepare for a hurricane
June 1 marked the official return of the Atlantic hurricane season, when most (Atlantic) hurricanes typically form and emergency officials step up pleas for us to make storm preparations. But…
Avoiding identity theft on vacation
Ah, vacation. Just the thought of hitting the road or stepping on that plane can elicit feelings of anticipation and relaxation. After all, you’re about to leave the stress of…