Personal Safety

Your personal safety is probably the most important thing we cover on this site. We are careful to use experts in their respective fields to provide advice and guidance you can rely on. From hurricane preparation to cyberbullying prevention, we want to help foster an atmosphere that you feel comfortable in and that you can read and engage with when you feel comfortable to do so, and at your own pace.

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Which States Are The Most Dangerous For Drunk Driving In 2022?

Despite the increased use of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft and marketing efforts by alcohol brands to ensure you have a designated driver, fatal car crashes caused by drunk driving still occur at high rates. This is especially true during the holidays. But which states have the highest rates, and how can you lower your chance of getting hurt?

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Poison Prevention: Common Substances, Tips, Statistics & More

March is Poison Prevention Month. If you are concerned that someone has been poisoned, you can call the poison emergency number at 1-800-222-1222. Poisoning in humans can cause serious injury and even death. The moment you think someone has suffered from poisoning, you should call for help. Many substances can be responsible for the poisoning, and getting assistance from a professional is the best way you can help save a life.

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58 Halloween Safety Tips (2022): For Adults, For Pets, For Kids, Statistics, & More

All Hallows Eve is usually associated with fun things like candy, trick or treating, and pumpkin carving. But it can also be scary for children and adults alike. Not just from spooky costumes but other potential dangers for families. When planning for your festivities, be sure to keep these Halloween safety tips in mind (so you or your loved ones don’t end up in the graveyard).

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist: Are You Ready For The Next Disaster?

Emergencies can take place at any moment. That’s why it’s important that you’re prepared when the unexpected happens. Think hurricanes, tornadoes, zombies, or even the unthinkable – atomic bomb or nuclear war. We live in a fear-driven era and emergency preparedness kits are becoming more popular. We bring you the best kits, and have also put together some handy checklists for you to reference before, during and after natural disasters.

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Best Personal Alarm Reviews: For Women, Loudest, Keychain, For Elderly, And More

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you knew you were in imminent danger? Many of us rely on security systems to help keep us safe and alert the authorities when we need help. But in some situations, activating your alarm can present a challenge. If someone is in your home or workplace and you need to activate the alarm, do you know how to summon the police discreetly? That’s when a duress alarm can be a lifesaver.

Red sunglasses sitting on a beach with the sun setting in the background. Caption: Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips For Stress-Free Fun In The Sun

Summer is typically synonymous with fun in the sun, backyard grilling and travel. But the warmer months are prime time for hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfire and other deadly natural disasters. Combine that with potentially dangerous outdoor activities, and an increase of road traffic and drunk drivers means added opportunities for accidents. Luckily, our summer guide to safety is here to help you ensure you have a happy, healthy season for the whole family.

A woman on the ground after having slipped and fallen. Caption: Life Alert Review

Life Alert Reviews: Is Their Medical Alert System Reliable?

When most people think of medical alert systems, Life Alert comes to mind thanks to their prevalent commercials with a senior saying “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” Life Alert has been a leader in the industry since 1987, but is this company the best option to help you or your loved one when a medical emergency happens? What equipment do they offer? And how much does Life Alert cost? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you choose the best fit for your needs.

A mom and child laughing together. Caption: How To Keep Your Family Safe And Happy During A Pandemic

How To Survive A Pandemic: What To Do, Things You Need, And More

Social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) had (and has) us all doing things differently – both at work and at home. The need for distance learning and working from home adds an interesting element to the family dynamic. There are a lot of opportunities for families to grow closer and take advantage of a slower pace, but it can also be overwhelming. Knowing how to keep your family happy and safe will go a long way to prepare for the next pandemic (which unfortunately scientists feel is a WHEN, not an IF). 

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Thunderstorm And Lightning Safety Tips: Top 5 Ways To Prepare

According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes kill about 50 Americans each year and injure hundreds more. Thunderstorms and lightning can be a threat no matter where you live or what plans you have made. It is crucial to understand how to stay safe during and be prepared for thunderstorms and lightning.

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Best Pack ‘N Play By Category: Travel, Play, New Parents, Setup, & Budget

A pack ‘n play is on most baby registries, but do you have any idea which one you need? First, think about what you want out of your pack ‘n play. Do you want it to include a newborn bassinet and changing station? Should it be travel-friendly? Will it primarily used for play? We’ve chosen the best pack ‘n plays based on your needs.

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