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12 gas grill safety tips

Having a certified propane tank is an important part of ensuring the safe operation of your gas grill. Tanks require recertification when they reach 12 years of age. Speaking of the number 12, here are a dozen gas grill...

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Tanks for the memories: your grill’s propane cylinder might be expired

Your mouth waters as you toss chicken and steaks onto your gas grill. You take comfort in knowing that the poultry and beef are fresh, delicious and safe to feed to your family. Speaking of safety, have you given any...

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You should spend more than 15 minutes on your car insurance

What's the magic of 15 minutes? There's a famous quote, often (perhaps incorrectly) attributed to Pittsburgh-born pop artist Andy Warhol: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." And, of course, a...

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4 ways to save money when insuring young drivers

When your children start driving, concern for their safety takes a back seat to nothing. And with good reason: fatalities are highest among teen drivers, who obviously have relatively little time behind the wheel....

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Graduated driver licensing helping to make roads safer for young drivers throughout U.S.

Parents can get sticker shock when it comes to purchasing auto insurance for their teen-age children. The price tag is commensurate with the risk associated with that age group. Fatalities among teen drivers are three...

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Pressure situation: getting tire inflation right

The road to Super Bowl XLIX was a rocky one for the New England Patriots, accused of having used illegally under-inflated footballs in the American Football Conference championship. NFL fans and non-fans alike learned...

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Here’s how to PASS muster when using a fire extinguisher

It's pretty easy to see how dangerous home fires can be when you consider that they can be life threatening in just two minutes. Flames can engulf a residence in five minutes. Each year, more than 2,500 people die and...

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A breezy look at wind chill

It's one thing to take on a home-improvement project, but patching a hole in a wall is like a walk in the park compared with figuring out the wind chill. Here's the formula, courtesy of the National Weather Service:...

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15 energy-saving tips for winter

“Saturday Night Live” used to have a recurring skit about a pretend local TV program called “Bronx Beat with Betty & Jodi.” When it was cold outside, the heavy-accented co-hosts talked about it being “sweata weatha.”...

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5 tips for safe winter driving

Winter officially arrives on Dec. 21. The good news is the amount of daily sunlight then will start to increase. The bad news is that winter is just beginning, and another snowy season is expected. AccuWeather...

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