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Be Prepared: Flood Edition

Q: What is the number one natural disaster in the United States? A. Flood. Surprised? Don't be. Worldwide, flood accounts for a mind-boggling 40 percent of natural disasters. And though there are certainly areas at...

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Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're away?One way...

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Cyber Monday Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is almost here-and that means that holidays are coming up fast. The shopping season is already underway, and people are already hoping and planning for great bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We're...

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Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

It's become almost as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and football: Black Friday, the morning-after (or in some cases evening-after) shopping spree. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, an event in its own...

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Cyber Security at Home and at Work

It's that time of year: the leaves are changing color, pumpkins are on porches and in front windows, and we're all turning our thoughts to cyber security. After all, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!...

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Fall brings more than just changing leaves and shorter days. In many areas, it also comes with a shift in weather conditions that can have a serious impact on your home. And, don’t forget, winter is right around the...

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Staying Healthy Through the Season Change

This month, the season changes to autumn (Sept. 23, to be exact). Days will start to shorten, nights will lengthen, and (though there may be a heat wave or two in the interim), the temperatures will start to go down....

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4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

It's back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in your community,...

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When Lightning Strikes

They say that lightning never strikes twice. Well, they're wrong. And even if they were right, one strike is enough! Every year, lightning causes injury and even death-and August is the month with the third highest...

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Keep Cool While Keeping Your Energy Costs Down

Two thirds of households in America have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — and they spend a total of $11 billion each year running them. Our guess is that most of those households (which...

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Grin and Grill It

Grilling season might have kicked off back in May, with Memorial Day, but with the long summer days, kitchens too warm for cooking, and the Fourth of July weekend, it's official: it's time to grill. Unfortunately,...

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Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — From Food to Fireworks

Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer, but Independence Day is when the season truly kicks into high gear. July 4 is a holiday that has something for everyone, whether you like to host (or attend)...

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Telecommuting & Workers Comp Costs

Telecommuting may seem like the answer to everyone's challenges-employee and employer alike. Working from home, the employee cuts out the time, expense, and aggravation of a lengthy commute. The distraction of colleague...

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Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two Wheels

There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don’t get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun — as long...

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Falling Down on the Job

Q. What commonplace incident is one of the top three causes of death in American workplaces? A. Falls. Yes, we're serious. Falling is one of the leading causes of on-the-job death for American workers. Falls on the same...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

Spring is here, and you’re ready to get out on the water. But is your boat ready? Even if you’ve kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of things you need to...

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Water-Saving Tips

California is in a state of emergency. The ongoing drought has led to mandatory water reductions and, more recently, new water appliance standards that are expected to save 10 billion gallons of water in the first year...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in California

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Redlands, California, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for reorganizing...

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Break the Mold

Spring has sprung! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and mold may be growing where you least expect it. Springtime rain showers, morning dew, and snowmelt are all signs of the changing of the seasons-and...

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How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more California residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues...

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Focus on the Roof

Your roof covers your home-but does your homeowners insurance cover your roof? Short answer: it depends. The area where you live, the age of your roof, and a number of other factors can impact whether your roof is...

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Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in California, it may be a good time of the year to...

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Get Organized: Home Inventory

January is Get Organized Month-and there's no better way to get organized in case of a disaster than making a home inventory. Of course, we also hope that you practice safety measures that will protect your home from...

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The Right Tires for Winter Driving

It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the...

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