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Home Fires Burning

I broke down the other day. I was weak, weak I tell you. On a particularly chilly November morning, I turned on the heat in our house. I guess I'm a bit frugal when it comes to home heating. Why…

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Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips

The spookiest night of year is upon us. Children and parents will be hitting the streets in droves on Friday for some trick or treating fun. I remember dressing up, usually as a ghost or a vampire, …

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Some Scalding Advice

A mildly embarrassing thing happened to me at work. I spilled hot tea on my hand. Spilling the tea wasnít so embarrassing--it was how I did it. No one bumped me. I wasnít holding a bunch of office…

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Commuting With Germs

We are surrounded by germs. Aston University in Britain reminds us of this point in a recent report that concluded the interior of your car is a playground for germs. The report found that a typical…

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Reducing Exposure to Suspicious Products Now

You might think two people addressing the same problem, looking at the same data would draw the same conclusions, but life just isnít that easy. Special interests often have too much at stake. Tak…

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Have a Safe Grandparent’s Day

Sept. 7 is Grandparent's Day.† Edna Parker, at 115 years, is the world's oldest living person and a great-great-grandparent.† She lived in her home until she was 100 years old and ultimately moved int…

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Are You Ready.gov?

I was a little shocked but pleasantly surprised when I saw the recent commercials urging people to prepare for emergencies. The commercials end by encouraging people to log onto Ready.gov to learn mo…

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Mold is a Call to Action

One day in college I noticed mold growing on my bedroom wall.† My allergies at the time were horrible, and it was tough to sleep through the night without a heavy dose of antihistamines.† My roommates…

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Back to School Backpack Safety

It's that time of year again.† Students are stocking up on pens, pencils, binders, paper, books and other school supplies.† With so much stuff, the weight adds up quickly.† Many children will be luggi…

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Outlet Rage

I'm angry, and I want to coin a new phrase to capture the essence of my rage like "road rage" or "air rage." Maybe I should call my anger "who in their right mind designed this room with only one ele…

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