Don't Drink and Drive

7 Ways to Stop Friends From Driving Drunk

Driving under the influence is illegal in every state, yet it continues to be a costly and heartbreaking problem throughout the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 10,265 fatalities due to drunk driving crashes in 2015. With so many causalities, let’s review some easy ways to help prevent people…

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Focused Driving

Driving While Distracted? It Could Cost You In More Ways Than One

The numbers from the collisions are grim: Eight dead, more than 1,160 injured. Every day. The cause of the collisions? Distracted driving. That’s according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving, the NHTSA found, contributes to 18 percent of crashes and 10 percent of highway fatalities. Bad enough, right? But there’s more…

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Closing Day

Buying a Home? Have Less Stress On Closing Day

Considering that buying a home is such a huge commitment, it’s not unusual for your nerves to go crazy in the days leading up to the closing. But before you’re required to sign – many times – on the dotted line, follow these tips to help the process go as smoothly as possible on the big day.

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Thanksgiving Fires

Follow This Recipe to Help Avoid Thanksgiving Fires

Christmas has cookies and the Fourth of July has hot dogs, but no other holiday identifies so closely with food as Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the emphasis on turkey, dressing and other holiday staples can make the fourth Thursday of November a potentially dangerous date in America’s kitchens. Home cooking fires are more likely on Thanksgiving than…

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The 10 Midsize Pacific Cities with the Lowest Property Crime Rates

According to the FBI’s 2014 edition of Crime in the United States report, there were approximately 8.3 million property crimes reported that year, resulting in an estimated $14.3 billion worth of financial losses. Police made nearly 1.6 million arrests for property crimes, 1.2 million of which were for larceny-theft. “Property crime” is defined as stealing money…

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Property Crime

Property Crime in the West: Midsize Cities with the Lowest, Highest Rates

Property crime – burglaries, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts – is a $14.3 billion problem in the United States, according to the FBI’s 2014 edition of Crime in the United States, which reported approximately 8.3 million property crimes that year. For the 8.3 million crimes reported, police only made about 1.6 million arrests, which is why…

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