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“Alexa, tell me what time it is.” “Hey Google, turn the air conditioning down by two degrees.” “Ring, who is at my door?” Our homes are smart, but unfortunately, so are hackers. Are we at risk when connecting our HVAC and burglar alarm systems to the internet? READ MORE >>

Cyber bullying is not just libel anymore. Victims often claim severe emotional distress and even bodily injury. In extreme cases, social media users have been blamed for another person’s death. While a homeowners policy may respond to certain instances where bodily injury is sustained, some online activities may be excluded from coverage. READ MORE >>

If you are a college student, you are probably counting down the days until spring break. Here are 12 spring break tips to keep you safe while you're having fun away from school. 1. Don't be stupid in the ocean. If you are going to be swimming in the ocean, do you even know what rip currents and rip tides are? READ MORE >>

Starting and ending Daylight Saving Time can play havoc with sleep. Find out how to reset your sleep clock. Turning the clock forward or back for Daylight Saving Time is always hard. Losing an hour in the spring can leave you groggy for weeks while the extra hour in the fall can feel like a windfall – but can disrupt your sleep nonetheless. READ MORE >>

The luck of the Irish is not enough to protect you against a possible encounter with an impaired driver during St. Patrick's Day. Alcohol-related crashes continue to be the main factor for deaths during this holiday. In 2000 there were 151 fatal car accidents on St. Patrick's Day, half of which were alcohol-related. READ MORE >>

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 >>

In Alaska, beasts come in the form of enormous, long-haired, silver salmon-mongering grizzly bears. Recently, while cleaning freshly caught silver salmon creek-side, a hungry grizzly bear appeared. We were not above fleeing to the safety of the garage to finish fileting salmon. READ MORE >>

Big companies like Target, Yahoo and Equifax are typically the unhappy recipients of big news coverage following data disasters. This is not surprising, given the size of the events. At Target, credit and debit card information or contact information for approximately 40 million people was purloined, leading to the resignations of both the CEO and CIO. READ MORE >>

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