Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

4 Safety Tips for Traveling Alone

Apr 18, 2017

Solo travel can be a great way to experience new cultures and connect with a new place in a way that traveling with others might not allow. But being alone in a foreign locale can also pose some safety challenges. Before you plan your solo adventure, take a look at these four tips for staying safer on the […]

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Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Fellow Drivers [Infographic]

Apr 4, 2017

Distracted driving is not a new concept for drivers, but it remains a concern. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015, which accounted for 16 percent of all people injured in motor vehicle crashes. In addition, 10 percent of all fatal crashes were reported […]

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Tire Wear Patterns: Cracking the Code [VIDEO]

Apr 3, 2017

Some simple sleuthing of your vehicle’s tires may help reveal if there’s something wrong with them or if it’s time to replace them. Watch our video to see what clues you may find in different types of tire wear patterns.

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What Small-Business Owners Should Know About EMV Technology

Mar 28, 2017

Over the past couple years, many American shoppers have grown accustomed to inserting an EMV card (also known as a “chip card“) into a card reader when it’s time to pay. But they don’t have that option everywhere, as studies show a number of businesses still haven’t introduced chip readers. And that may be putting companies […]

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4 Tips to Help Keep Kids Safe With a New Cat or Dog [VIDEO]

Mar 22, 2017

There’s no doubt about it: Americans love their furry friends. Over 40 million households in the U.S. own a cat and nearly 55 million own a dog, according to the American Pet Products Association. These loyal companions bring families lots of happiness over the years. But as with any relationship, it’s important to get it off to […]

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Quick Fix: 3 Ways to Remove Pet Hair [GIF]

Mar 14, 2017

These three everyday items can help make it easier to remove pet hair around your home.                   Pumice stones work best on carpeting, Apartment Therapy says. Step 1: Grab a pumice stone. Step 2: Test it by gently rubbing it on a small, ideally hidden, spot of your carpet […]

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Quick Fix: Use Socks to Help Protect Your Windshield Wipers in Winter [GIF]

Mar 6, 2017

Help prevent your windshield wipers from freezing to your car windshield with this tip from BobVila.com. (It may look silly, but it works!) Use this quick fix the night before a snowstorm, or whenever the weatherman predicts a deep freeze.   Step 1: Pull your windshield wipers into the upright position. Step 2: Grab two old socks […]

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Quick Fix: Keep Toys Organized During a Road Trip [GIF]

Feb 28, 2017

“Are we there yet?” It’s a common refrain heard on many a road trip. But an arsenal of toys and activities can help keep bored, disinterested kids entertained during a long drive. Trouble is, by the time you reach your destination — maybe even before the first rest stop! — your backseat may look like a […]

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8 Tips to Prep Your Snowmobile for Summer Storage [SLIDESHOW]

Feb 22, 2017

When there’s more mud and dirt on the trails than snow, it’s time to start getting your snowmobile ready for its long summer nap. Here are some tips for properly preparing your snowmobile for storage to help ensure it’s in good shape for next winter.

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How to Inspect and Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Feb 8, 2017

Windshield wipers can be an overlooked part of your car’s safety system. If your wipers are not working properly, it may be difficult to see the road or other hazards when it rains or snows. Faulty wiper blades can be ineffective and even smear your windshield, potentially creating visibility issues. Some simple, regular maintenance can help ensure your […]

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