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).
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.
Natural disasters like fires, tornadoes, and wildfires often happen suddenly and without warning. Quickly gathering up your family and getting to a safe place should be your number one priority, not searching for emergency preparedness supplies. That’s why these disaster preparedness kits can be lifesavers.
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?
The future is close at hand, or rather, out of your hands, when it comes to self-driving cars. It’s both an exciting and daunting prospect. You may be wondering, how does a self-driving car work? And can you trust a self-driving car (also referred to as an autonomous car) to get you to your destination accident-free? Read on to find out about self-driving technology, which companies are on the move, and where the state of autonomous cars stands today and down the road.
Since more than 90 percent of seniors wish to age in place, many caregivers are now faced with the task of making the home a safe place for aging loved ones. But between mobility limitations, chronic conditions and even the risk of elderly falls, ensuring a loved one’s safety in the home can become much more difficult. Although there are many obstacles that threaten a senior’s ability to age in place, these tips for caring for the elderly at home will help keep your loved one both healthy and safe for many years to come.
It should be no surprise that vehicle safety experts emphasize the importance of a quality car seat that protects infants and toddlers during a crash. After all, according to data from the U.S. National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death in children from newborns to 15 years. It is essential to choose and properly install a quality car seat. The good news? We’ve compiled a guide to teach you all there is to know about car seat safety.
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.
You already know if you live in an area that experiences extreme winters. But sometimes, it doesn’t have to be an extreme storm for you to wish you were more prepared. Snow and ice storms can sneak up on you, which is why you must prepare in advance. These tips can be used at home, work or while traveling.
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.