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11 Important Tips for Holiday Cooking Safety

Caroline Maurer | Nov 22, 2016 | Safety Tips

Cooking together is a treasured holiday tradition for many families. They take joy in building gingerbread houses, baking cookies, and trying to master the secrets behind grandma’s famous Thanksgiving turkey. But—as with any project—it’s important…

Affordable Home Security is Yours: 20 Top Security Products Under $20

Caroline Maurer | Jul 18, 2017 | SafeWise Recommends

While top-of-the-line home security systems prevent theft, smaller and more affordable gadgets do too—like these 20 home security products under $20. Give the gift of better security this holiday, and all year round, by shopping…

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A Guide to Recovering Your Lost or Stolen Packages

Caroline Maurer | Aug 29, 2017 | Safety Tips

The new shoes you ordered are supposed to be on your doorstep, but they’re not. Only two things could be possible, the carrier lost your package or it was stolen. Either is an annoying and…

How to Vet a Non-Profit: Tips for Donating this Holiday Season

Caroline Maurer | Nov 16, 2016 | Safety Tips

The holiday season inspires charitable giving, but not every nonprofit is worth your generosity. The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) estimates there are over 1.5 million charities registered in America, and of those, only…

A Comprehensive Review of ADT’s Medical Alert Systems

Caroline Maurer | Sep 6, 2017 | Equipment Reviews, Senior Safety

Medical alert devices are your lifeline to emergency services. If you fall, become disoriented, have a stroke or heart attack, get in a car accident, or suffer any distress, a push of a button connects…

Secret Service Secrets: How They Keep the President Safe

Caroline Maurer | Oct 25, 2016 | Safety Tips

You might protect your home with motion sensing lights, automatic locks, or even a loyal guard dog. But if you’re the President of the United States, it’s a bit more sophisticated and things tend to…

The 10 States with the Most Overworked Police Officers

Caroline Maurer | Sep 28, 2017 | Focus on Community

Police officers have a serious job to do—keep society safe by enforcing our laws. However, most states only have one to three police officers per 1,000 civilians. That’s a lot of people for a few…

10 Backpack Essentials for Wilderness Safety

Caroline Maurer | Oct 11, 2016 | SafeWise Recommends

John Muir once said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” As inspiring as this quote may be, we’d like to add “safely” to the end of it. After all, it’s difficult to enjoy…

Stay Safe with 17 Self-Defense Techniques

Caroline Maurer | Oct 10, 2016 | Safety Tips

When you’re fighting for your life, there’s no time to think. That’s why it’s so important for you to learn basic self-defense tips to use in an emergency. Be forewarned, some of these techniques are…

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8 Ways to Keep Thieves Out of Your Garage

Caroline Maurer | Aug 28, 2017 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

We worry a lot about keeping windows and doors locked, but the garage is often an overlooked gateway for thieves. If your garage is attached to your home—or if you keep anything of value in…