Smart home tech can help prevent/detect a fire in your home and help minimize damage with early notification. Here are some new smart home technologies to help you

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A handful of complementary smart devices could help prevent and/or detect a fire in your home, while minimizing even more serious damage by notifying you earlier. While traditional smoke detectors are designed to alert people inside the home of a fire so everyone can evacuate safely, some of the following smart devices can also provide alerts to you on your …

Tips for Handling a Tire Blowout

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For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed. While the number of tire-related crashes has dropped dramatically since 2008, when all new vehicles were required to have automatic tire pressure monitoring systems, these numbers still remain high. The stats do not lie, as tire blowouts and flats result in …

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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For many, there is no better time of the year than summertime to be outside in the yard enjoying the weather and sunshine. Warm temperatures and longer days make the perfect backdrop for picnicking, barbecuing or just enjoying drinks and snacks on the deck or patio. Your home in the summer should be a source of enjoyment, both inside and …

AAA: Americans Will Take More Trips than Ever This Independence Day Weekend

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Fourth of July travel volume will be highest on record with 43 million Americans traveling, five million more than Memorial Day ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2016) – AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest fourth of July travel volume on record and five million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend. …

There’s no place like home during a thunderstorm

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As many golfers and other outdoors enthusiasts can attest, thunderstorms can often strike with little to no warning, especially during the warmer months of the year. The lightning strikes that accompany these thunderstorms pose a serious threat to people and safety. Knowing how to react to a sudden storm is critical to ensuring your safety in any situation when you …

Making It Possible for Hospitals to Be Honest About Medical Errors

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Medical errors in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of patients each year, and even more suffer injury because of mistakes by doctors or nurses. Not every case of harm is avoidable—patients may get an infection even if doctors do everything they should. But when hospitals are at fault, most of the time they never tell you. Afraid of getting …

3 in 10 Americans would likely share tracker data with insurers

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Thirty percent of consumers are very or extremely likely to consider sharing the data from an activity tracker (Fitbit, Jawbone, etc.) with a life insurance company if they received financial incentives in return for healthy behaviors, according to LIMRA’s 2016 Insurance Barometer. Among those who already use a device, willingness to share more than doubles to 65 percent, the survey …