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Take the plunge into swimming pool safety

Nothing says refreshing like a dip in a swimming pool on a hot summer day. But nothing speaks of danger more than young children near water. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to...

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Water line protection: low cost for a low risk

A letter from Pennsylvania American Water began with a series of bullet points, the first of which noted that one of the recipient's neighbors "recently had their water pipe repaired." The letter, which arrived in a...

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Car safety seats: They are required by law and highly effective if used properly

We haul everything in our cars, from groceries and dry-cleaning to sports equipment and home-improvement products. But there's no more precious cargo than the people we move, especially our children. And yet as a nation...

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Most homeowners policies don't provide flood coverage, but it can be purchased separately

September will mark the fifth anniversary of massive flooding in central Pennsylvania caused by Tropical Storm Lee. In Hershey, the flood water buckled pavement at the Route 322 off-ramp near Hersheypark Drive;...

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Lawn mowing is not child's play: 12 safety tips

Just like morning dew and fireflies at night, the whirring of lawn mower blades is a staple of summer (not to mention much of spring and fall). We love our manicured lawns and take great pride in maintaining them. But...

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If you owe more on your car than it is worth, you should consider gap insurance

A new automobile can be a lot of things: simply a means of getting from Point A to Point B, or a fun, frivolous lifestyle accessory. But a sound investment it might not be. On average, according to Edmunds.com, a new...

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A roundabout way: improving safety, reducing delays

If you're a fan of the progressive rock band Yes, then you're probably familiar with the song "Roundabout." The lyrics are obscure, to wit: "I'll be the round about/The words will make you out 'n' out" Traffic...

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Take stock of your stuff with a home inventory

Digital photography, particularly with the advent of smart phones, has made us a culture of camera buffs. By one accounting, people upload an average of 1.8 billion digital images every day. We photograph our friends...

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Off-season is the perfect time for 5 maintenance and safety tips for your wood-burning fireplace

Even as winter winds down and warmer weather beckons, it's a perfect time to think about preventive maintenance for your fireplace. By planning ahead, you'll be in great shape when the need for heat returns in the fall....

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If you provide a professional service, you should consider professional liability insurance

For all of the talk about gridlock in politics, some issues elicit bipartisan agreement. Take, for instance, Pennsylvania Act 65 of 2012. In June of that year, legislation mandating that all dentists in the commonwealth...

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