Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Debunking 5 Lightning Myths

Nov 21, 2017

A lightning bolt can be an awe-inspiring, dramatic phenomenon. But, along with its striking appearance comes potential risks. Every thunderstorm is dangerous, Ready.gov reports. That’s why it’s important to know what to do to help keep your loved ones safe when severe weather strikes. Here are five common myths about lightning and the truth behind them. Myth #1: Lightning […]

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Debunking Ice and Snowstorm Myths

Nov 16, 2017

In many parts of the country, snow, ice and frigid temperatures are an annual routine. But some things you may have heard about dealing with ice and snowstorms may not be accurate. Here are some common winter weather myths, debunked. Myth #1: It’s too warm to snow today. There’s nothing stranger than a 55-degree day with snow in […]

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Quiz: Can You Identify These Pets?

Nov 15, 2017

Are you an animal lover? See how well you can identify some common furry friends in this close-up quiz. You’ll also learn some valuable tips that may help you take better care of your pet.  

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How to Spot Hail Damage on Your Home

Oct 25, 2017

Depending on where you live and the severity of the storm, hail can be either a minor irritating event or a potentially devastating, destructive threat. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), hailstones fall to earth from 30,000 feet, reaching up to 120 mph before they hit trees, vehicles and structures. These storms cause $1 billion in damages to crops and property each […]

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Wildfire Evacuation Tips: What Can You Do To Make Sure You’re Ready?

Oct 25, 2017

Some areas may be more prone than others, but wildfires can happen anywhere in the U.S., according to Ready.gov. Wildfires can be caused by natural phenomena, like lightning, or by humans (accidentally or intentionally), and can start in national parks, wilderness areas or even your backyard. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were more than 67,000 wildfires that burned over […]

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5 Tips to Help Stay Healthy and Safe on a Cruise

Oct 24, 2017

Your cruise tickets are purchased, and you’re looking forward to a relaxing vacation of destination-hopping and open-water boating. But, how do you help ensure that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe during a cruise? Following these tips may help. 1. Plan Ahead Well before you leave, confirm you’re up to date on your routine vaccines, […]

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Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Young Driver

Oct 23, 2017

Seeing your children grow and reach developmental milestones can be a rewarding experience for parents. But, some of those milestones, like helping your child get a driver’s license or buying a car for your teen, can come with some concerns and uncertainty. To help limit the feelings of uneasiness that can be associated with putting […]

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Female Motorcycle Riders Support Their Communities

Oct 17, 2017

The percentage of motorcycle owners who are women has risen in recent years, from 8 percent in 1998 to 14 percent at the end of 2015, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Motorcycle Owner Survey. As that number increases, it’s likely that the number of women’s riding groups is growing as well. Today, especially with the […]

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Clean Car Windows with Cornstarch and Vinegar Without Leaving Streaks

Oct 2, 2017

Do your car windows need a good cleaning? There may be a simple solution in your cabinets. According to Reader’s Digest, a mixture of vinegar, ammonia and cornstarch may be able to help you get sparkling car windows without leaving streaks.   Materials Needed to Clean the Car Windows You’ll need these ingredients, according to WholeNewMom.com […]

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Motorcycle Lingo?

Sep 28, 2017

You might think you know a lot about motorcycles, but do you know the correct lingo to fit in with the chopper crowd? Take this quiz to find out if you know common motorcycle terms.

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