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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]]

The hidden dangers of oversharing on social media

Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security risk for travelers. According to Mercury Insurance, burglaries involving social media have become all too common these days.“Instead of looking for physical signs that a home is unoccupied, burglars can simply scan Instagram posts, monitor Twitter feeds and check Facebook for signs that someone isn’t home. Posted photos can also show them exactly what to look for when they break in,” says Mercury Insurance Vice President of Claims ... [[READ MORE]]

Smartphone upgrades don't have to cost a fortune

February 13, 2020

With the latest flagship smartphones like the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10 carrying price tags near $1,000, upgradi ...

Hottest kitchen trends from KBIS 2020

February 12, 2020

Today’s home chefs want — and expect — more from their kitchens than ever before. To optimize their c ...

Ease into cord cutting with 4 easy steps

February 11, 2020

Ditching cable for what are known as “streaming” services like Netflix, Hulu, Philo and more is all the rag ...

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