Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Quick Fix: Avoid Door Dings With A Pool Noodle [GIF]

Nov 16, 2016

  It can make you cringe when it happens: You pull your car into your garage, people get out and you hear the car door slam into the wall. Just like that, your car door has a ding. We’ve all been there, but there’s good news. If you’ve got a tight squeeze in your garage, […]

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Quick Fix: Prevent Car Doors From Freezing With Cooking Spray [GIF]

Nov 15, 2016

When dealing with the frigid temperatures of winter, there’s not much worse than coming out to your car to find the doors frozen shut. According to Adam Savage’s Tested, car doors can freeze because water gets into the rubber seal around the door and hardens. Fortunately, there is a simple trick that may help prevent that, […]

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Stay Safe on the Road During the Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nov 10, 2016

Heading out on the highway during the busy holiday season can be stressful, which makes proper preparation even more important. While preparing your vehicle and adjusting your speed can be helpful, Ken Shields, an Allstate agent in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, would like to focus on distracted driving. “Not long ago, I found myself in a […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Nov 3, 2016

Winter driving can be dangerous, so its important to take extra caution on the roads. During bad weather, the best way to avoid an accident is not to drive at all. But, if you must drive, keep these winter driving tips from the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) and Ready.gov in mind. Prepare for Bad […]

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What Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers Value Most [INFOGRAPHIC]

Oct 31, 2016

If you could keep only one thing you own, what would it be? We asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults in July 2016 about their belongings and how they feel about them. Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey  found that people valued their homes most of all, followed by personal keepsakes (such as family photos […]

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[E-Book] What Americans Value: Key Findings from Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” Survey

Oct 26, 2016

What do a scrapbook and a smartphone have in common? Many Americans count them among their most valuable possessions. That’s because the things in their lives, from personal keepsakes to houses and vehicles, shape their daily experiences, and they have meaning and significance beyond their monetary value. That’s the overarching theme found in the results […]

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[QUIZ] What Kind of Small-Business Leader Are You?

Oct 25, 2016

Every small-business owner brings his or her own leadership style to the (conference) table, and your unique approach may ultimately set the tone for the entire company. Whether you like to have a hand in every detail or prefer to let your staff steer the ship, each style has its own pros and cons. Take our […]

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6 Tips for Protecting Your Family Photos and Documents

Oct 17, 2016

If you’re like many people, that old photo album tucked away in your closet (or in your attic, basement, etc.) is one of your most valuable possessions. In fact, Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey found that more than half of Americans said keepsakes like videos and photos related to family history are “very important” to them. Nearly two-thirds of […]

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Just How Much Do You Value Your Stuff?

Sep 28, 2016

Let’s face it : Americans love their stuff. From childhood baseball card collections to that new flat-screen television, people can develop an emotional attachment to items of all sorts. While certain objects have high monetary value, many belongings could be thought of as priceless because they connect people to their families. When Allstate asked more than 1,000 adults across […]

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What Are Americans’ Most Prized Possessions?

Sep 28, 2016

From the boxes in the attic to the car in the garage, our homes are filled with memories. But not all belongings carry the same weight. Which possessions are treasured and which are discarded? Allstate recently conducted a survey to discover what Americans value most. More than 1,000 adults from across the country shared what possessions matter […]

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