The last thing most of us expect in the safety of our own homes is an unforeseen and extreme event like a house fire. We see events like this on TV, or hear about them third-person, and think it can never happen to us. In fact, these types of events are more common than you may think as there were 365,500 house fires in 20151, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
If a fire does occur, a few seconds can make a big difference to help you and your family escape swiftly and safely. These tips can help you create a house fire evacuation plan:
Whether it’s due to medication, a sleep disorder or a poor night’s rest, new research points to the risks and potential dangers of drowsy driving. Missing one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep a night nearly doubles the risk of a car accident.1 Sleepiness can come without warning, so drivers should prioritize getting enough sleep and avoid driving when they are fatigued.
As the summer months approach, so too, do thoughts of hitting the road for a family vacation. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nine out of 10 Americans drive to their travel destination.1
If you are among those planning to hit the road, remember that safe driving starts before you even leave the driveway. Securing luggage, maintaining vehicle balance and keeping clear lines of sight from the driver's seat are key elements in packing your car safely for the long drive.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you load up your luggage, coolers and other vacation necessities:
Did you know that a burglary happens every 20 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI?1
Your home is one of your most valuable possessions, along with everything inside. It is a place you want to feel safe and secure from the potential dangers of the outside world. Employing and engaging in some basic best practices around home security is the first step to help create a secure environment for your loved ones and family.
For many couples today, both partners work long hours and make equal financial contributions to their household. So whose job is it to handle the cooking, cleaning and other household tasks?
Figuring out the best way to divide these responsibilities can be a source of stress. And often, neither partner has the time or energy to tackle their share of the to-do list. But taking advantage of apps and services for meal prep, laundry and other must-dos can boost your mood, ease tension with your partner and give you more time to do the things you love.
Here are six tasks you can easily outsource, plus the best app or service to help you get the job done.