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Five Home Improvement Tips to Make Your Home Safer

It’s impossible to prevent every accident or disaster, but there are some simple steps you can take that will go a long way to protecting your biggest investment. Know your shut-off valves. Few people know where the emergency shut-off valves are located for gas, water and electricity. Take a moment and find them, and make sure everyone in your house knows where to find them. Pro tip:...

5 Customized Emergency Kits to Weather Any Disaster

Emergency Kit for Power Outages When the power goes out, immediate concerns involve food and safety. (Read more about how to manage a power outage.) If a power outage is two hours or less, don’t worry about losing your perishable foods; an unopened fridge will keep foods cold for about four hours. Here are some helpful things to have on hand: Inexpensive Styrofoam coolers preserve...

6 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood

When looking for a house, there’s certain details you’ve dreamed about. Maybe it’s the peaceful back porch to sip your morning coffee on or the large kitchen with an open concept first floor, perfect for hosting family get-togethers. While the home itself can be painted and made your own, the location it’s in can be make or break. We’ve compiled a list of items to...

How Long Can Your Car Sit Without Driving It?

Sometimes life can be unpredictable. And you may find yourself in a situation where your car — which used to take you back and forth to work every day — is left sitting in the garage. Whether you’re working from home, following social distancing guidelines or storing your convertible for the winter, parking a car for long periods of time can take a toll on...

How Does Automatic Emergency Braking Work?

There’s no question that technology is transforming the auto industry. While we’re still a few years away from being able to buy a fully self-driving car off a dealer lot, advancements in automation and driver assistance technologies have made new vehicles smarter—and safer—than ever before. And there’s one safety feature in particular that’s been generating a lot of discussion lately: automatic emergency braking (AEB). It’s...