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4 tips to prepare for extended power outages

In the year 2018, it’s very easy to take your home’s power for granted. You flick the light switch and the lights come on. Same with the television and the microwave. It’s easy. And should a storm knock the power out, you expect that it will be up again in a matter of minutes or hours.Oftentimes this is true, but believing this will always be the case is a mistake. Because while the nation’s reliance on its power system is greater than ever before, the threats facing it have grown as well.According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the U.S. suffered 16 weather-/climate-related disasters resulting in more than $1 billion in damages each during 201 ... [[READ MORE]]

Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you know how to dress?Our obsession with technology and the information it delivers daily has progressed beyond the point of external mobile phones and smartwatches to implanted heart monitors and Fitbits. At one time, consumers were too paranoid to enter their Social Security or credit card number online, but now, they are willing to implant sensors and other wearable technologies into their bodies. In ... [[READ MORE]]

Cool gift ideas that save energy (and do a world of good)

November 26, 2020

When checking your holiday list, you’re searching for gifts that inspire joy and delight, and electronic items of ...

How to be ready for the next power outage

November 26, 2020

Chances are, you’ve been through it — when severe weather hits, there's nearby construction or just out of ...

5 tips for budget-savvy gift shopping

November 26, 2020

Are you ready for the holidays? Searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family can be fun and exciting, but it ...

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