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Drowsy Driving: Is It Really So Bad?

Slow reaction times. Drifting from lane to lane. Traveling at inappropriate speeds. No, we’re not talking about drunk driving. We’re actually talking about drowsy driving. While many of us may think it’s perfectly normal ‒ or just a part of life ‒ to get behind the wheel when we feel sleepy, it’s a serious problem on our roadways. Each year, there are thousands of drowsy-driving-related...

19 Things You Should Never Leave In Your Car

Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like you’re living out of your car. You drive to and from work. Shuttle the kids around. Get groceries. Run errands… The list goes on. With all this busyness, your car can become a catch-all for everything you need throughout the day. But using your car as a temporary storage space is a bad habit to get into. Not only...

What to Know About Ice Storms: Causes, Effects and Safety

In many places, dealing with winter weather like snow, sleet and ice is a normal part of life. But there’s a less common type of winter storm that can cause significant damage no matter where you live: ice storms. Unlike a winter storm or blizzard that brings high winds and heavy snowfall, an ice storm results in the accumulation of ice on outdoor surfaces –...

Car Chip Shortage 2022: What’s Going On?

What do bicycles, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, refrigerators and kayaks have in common? They’ve all been in short supply at times during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has created unprecedented changes in supply and demand. Production shutdowns sent the price of lumber sky-high. Months spent quarantining led homeowners to spend more time outdoors, some taking on more DIY renovation projects. And fear of the unknown led to hoarding...

How to Keep Your Backyard Campfires Safe

There is nothing like a campfire to create a cozy atmosphere when friends and family get together under the stars. A fire draws the gaze and lets you keep warm while socializing in the cool of the evening. A campfire can even be used to cook a meal if you have the right type of fire and accessories. But where there is fire, there is...