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Making spirits bright: 8 holiday light safety tips

Forty-five thousand Christmas lights set to the Penn State fight song can't be wrong. Nor can a website called ChristmasLightFinder.com. Of course, Hersheypark's "Hershey Sweet Lights" offers nearly 600 illuminated...

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10 servings of gratitude to go with your Thanksgiving meal

We savor the turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing. We feast on the Macy's parade and football, too. But what Thanksgiving means most of all to us is the blessing of family and friends with whom to share it....

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Treat yourself to these 10 tips for a safe, happy Halloween

Here's a scary statistic: On average, according to SafeKids.org, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Trick-or-treating is a lot of fun....

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Here’s how to jumpstart a dead car battery

There's really no good time for your car battery to die and leave you stranded. But winter weather can be an especially difficult time to leave your headlights or the radio on when the car isn't running. Just as you buy...

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15 tips for fall home maintenance

Spring forward, fall back. It's great advice for remembering seasonal time changes. But it's not so great when it comes to fall home maintenance. Fall is a time for springing into action and getting ready for the cold...

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Prevent ID theft with these 10 steps

You've probably heard about the recent data breaches at Target and Home Depot that put millions of customers' credit card information at risk. Identity theft and information-based fraud is the fastest growing crime in...

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For Life Insurance Awareness Month, a free life insurance guide

Jackie Blanchard's husband died at a young age, his life insurance sufficient only to pay for his funeral. When she died from lung cancer at age 38, Blanchard left her family in much better shape financially. Because...

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Keep your life above water with flood insurance

Pennsylvania has a tragic history with floods. In 1889, the Johnstown Flood claimed more than 2,200 lives; it was the largest single-day loss of civilian life in U.S. history until 9/11. Of course, most of us remember...

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5 reasons to mark National Immunization Awareness Month by getting recommended vaccinations

In spring 2014, the Lower Dauphin and Derry Township school districts each reported cases of pertussis, aka whooping cough. The disease, which a century ago killed 5,000 people each year, has made a comeback across the...

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College students living off-campus should consider renters insurance

If you went to college 30 years ago, you might have brought a word processor or typewriter with you. Odds are that you watched television in a dorm lounge, or a group of you piled into the room of the one student who...

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