Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Commuters Face Growing Number of New Perils

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Commuters Face Growing Number of New Perils

Anything bad that can happen to business travelers does in the 1987 classic comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles as Neal Page (Steve Martin) and Del Griffith (John Candy) are thrown together during a harrowing holiday commute from New York to Chicago. But there’s not much to laugh about today for a … [Read more...]

As Millions More Vape, Health Effects Clouded In Uncertainty

We thought we had smoking on the run. From 2005 to 2018, the percentage of Americans that smoke dropped from 21 percent to 14 percent. Then along came e-cigarettes with a promise that vaping, as its use is known, would be less dangerous and make it easier for smokers to quit. But once again we may … [Read more...]

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

Other than a hardy “Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year’s,” we won’t keep you long. But before you hit “forward to voicemail” and head for the door, bookmark these festive games just in case that holiday glow turns into cabin fever: Look at Frosty Go – This game is fun for everyone! All you … [Read more...]

Fire Risk Increases During Winter Holidays and There Is Less Time to Escape

Heat sources, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all add up to an increased risk of home fires during the winter months. More chilling (pardon the pun) is that modern American homes burn faster today than 30 years ago, giving occupants only three to four minutes on average to escape … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests this Holiday Season

Celebrating the spirit of the holidays is more than simply planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a heightened risk for drunk driving crashes following family get-togethers and holiday parties. You may also be held personally responsible if you hosted … [Read more...]

Gun Safety on the Hunt, at Home and Throughout the Year

Fall for many Americans is synonymous with the start of hunting season. Millions of hunters join family and friends for a cherished tradition that may go back generations. So now is a great time to talk about personal gun safety for hunters, land and homeowners, gun enthusiasts and anyone else who … [Read more...]

Smart Toys Can Put Your Child’s Privacy, Safety at Risk

Kids today have the kind of toys their parents could only dream of. Everything from tablets to teddy bears could have motion sensors, speakers and microphones to make a toy that interacts almost as well as a real friend or parent. These “smart” toys learn children’s interests over time, so their … [Read more...]

Four Stories of American Civil Justice in Action

Each year we scour the headlines for remarkable stories of citizens, advocates or organizations that take on injustice for the greater well being of ALL Americans. They remind us once again that our civil justice system is the great equalizer, designed by the founders to give power back to “regular” … [Read more...]

Choose the Right Helmet for Every Child’s Activity

Kids are everywhere, wringing out every sunny minute of summer vacation. Bike rides, scooter trips, summer practices and games for every imaginable sport – there’s lots of fun to be had. With all of that comes the possibility for a crash or a fall that could cause a serious head injury. And that’s … [Read more...]

A Guide to Motorcycle Safety for Today’s New Rider

“Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.” – Anonymous Rider The allure of motorcycling is more popular than ever today as baby boomers retire to the open road, women become the fastest-growing segment of new motorcycle owners, and people of all ages search for ways to avoid traffic … [Read more...]

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