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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Snow season is upon us and it’s time to dust off the snow blowers once again. Each year, thousands of people suffer serious injuries to their hands, fingers, and backs due to the improper handling of snowblowers. Injuries typically occur when the snow is heavy, wet or has accumulated several inches. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Sexual harassment scandals loom large among the events that shaped 2017.
Fueled by revelations that longtime movie producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein forced himself on dozens of women — including such A-list celebs as Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Angelina... READ MORE >>
Monday, December 18, 2017 As last-minute holiday shopping ramps up, the Boston-based nonprofit World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) has released its annual list of the 10 worst toys of 2017, informing shoppers of this year’s most potentially hazardous toys. W.A.T.C.H. READ MORE >>
Monday, December 11, 2017 Perhaps you’re finally earning enough to leave your family’s home and get your own place. Or maybe you’re tired of roommates or recently uncoupled with your partner. In any case, you’re a part of the rising demographic of people living by themselves with no partner, no kids and no roommate. READ MORE >>
Friday, December 8, 2017 Without a plan you can do major damage to your finances. Every year it seems like the holiday shopping season gets a little longer and a little more intense. What once began on the Friday after Thanksgiving and then crept to the holiday itself now begins as early as the start of November. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 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 >>
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 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 >>
Monday, December 4, 2017 The best part about being a solopreneur is that you don't have to socialize outside of your business. Smoozing is optional. This becomes exponentially more important during the holiday season, where mandatory social events become the corporate norm. READ MORE >>
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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 >>
Friday, December 1, 2017 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 >>