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Despite the fact that not everyone loves American football — particularly in light of its recent politicization via the "Take a Knee" campaign — most everyone loves a party. That makes the ad hoc holiday known as Super Sunday a time for football fans and foes to come together to eat, drink and play armchair TV critic. READ MORE >>

Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year, which results in a lot of costly homeowners insurance claims. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2013 insurers across the country paid over $483 million in dog bite claims. Aside from emotional trauma, dog bites can cause severe physical injury. READ MORE >>

Ahh…the go-to, easy-to-use appliance in our kitchens—crock-pots. They put the question, “What’s for dinner?” to rest and give our homes and apartments the home-cooked meal smell. Here are some trusted tips to consider when using your crock-pot: Not everything is better with age READ MORE >>

Frigid winter temperatures can cause pipes to freeze. While we can’t control the weather, there are things we can do to prevent pipes from freezing. We’ve pulled together tips to help prevent frozen pipes and list of suggestions for you to follow if they do. READ MORE >>

Everyone enjoys being part of the holiday preparations from testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies. But when there are a lot of people and lots of activity going on around you, it's easy to get distracted. Get eight simple fire-safety tips that can help you and your family reduce the risk of kitchen fires during this joyous time of year. READ MORE >>

Between giving gifts, preparing large meals, and planning family gatherings, the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Adding another thing to think about may seem overwhelming, but home safety is an important consideration. READ MORE >>

Dryers are among the least-discussed fire threats in the home, but can be a major risk when not properly monitored and managed. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the government entity devoted to emergency response and prevention, states that 2,900 ... READ MORE >>

As the cold weather moves in and the holiday season begins, it is time to bring out the lights and decorations to help celebrate the season. This is a time of excitement, so it can be easy to overlook the potential hazards of lights and decorations. READ MORE >>

Whether it’s a menorah, a candelabra or a single taper, it’s safe to say that candles are everywhere this holiday season. If you're planning on lighting a candle or two this holiday season, here are the 10 commandments of candle safety. Thou shall not leave thy candle unattended. READ MORE >>

Autumn has arrived, and soon it will be time to celebrate Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. But before you break out the space heaters, candy and candles for decorating, take a moment to educate yourself on fire hazards to ensure your home and family's safety year-round. READ MORE >>

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