Author: Sarah Domeier

Summer Safety Tips for Traveling and Staycations

Summer marks one of the busiest seasons for family gatherings, road trips, camping, and just having fun outdoors. Even if you can’t time away from work to travel this summer, you can enjoy a nice staycation at home. Summertime is also a season of injuries and accidents. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind whether you’re traveling or staying home. Always Buckle Up Although the annual Click It or Ticket campaign is wrapped up before the official start of summer, the safety initiative is a great reminder to drivers and passengers to buckle up every time. Whether...

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Will Self-Driving Cars Be Safer Than Today’s Drivers?

  It doesn’t take much time behind the wheel of a car to notice that our roadways are filled with drivers who are safe and attentive and then those who are one maneuver away from causing a major accident. Despite the safety features like crash avoidance and lane departure, a majority of roadway incidents are directly related to driver error. According to the latest data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, 96 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes, and 6,700 were injured. With self-driving cars on the horizon and many auto manufacturers...

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Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe on a School Bus

As we approach the end of the school year, many student groups start going on field trips and travel via school bus. If you give your child a ride to school each day, he or she may have limited experience riding a school bus. Is your child signed up for activities this summer? He or she is likely to take a school bus at some point. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that school buses are one of the safest vehicles on the road, there’s no guarantee that your child will be safe. Some bus drivers...

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Want to Enrich Your Life? Volunteer in Your Community

  Life is full of ebbs and flows. Some days you feel like you’ve got everything figured out and other times, you may feel lost and unfulfilled. If you are looking for ways to enrich your life, why not try volunteering in your community? Here are some of the benefits that come with being a volunteer: Strengthen Your Connection to Your Community Whether you’ve lived in the same place your whole life or are new to a town, feeling connected to community is important. Becoming a volunteer helps you to get connected and to strengthen your relationship with others...

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Planning a Getaway to Melbourne, Australia

  In many parts of the U.S., spring and summer months mark the season of road trips and vacations. Whether you’ve been putting your money aside for a trip for awhile or have just started the brainstorming process, why not travel to some place you’ve never been, like Melbourne, Australia? Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to Melbourne: Selecting the Time of Year Some travel experts believe that the best time to visit Melbourne is somewhere between March and May or September and November. The temperatures are moderate, the crowds of fellow tourists are smaller,...

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Vacation Planning Tips for Families of Children with Special Needs

  Planning a family vacation, whether it’s a day trip or a road trip across state lines, can take a lot of work and preparation, even more so if you have a child with special needs. Many families of children with special needs fear that traveling is too much work or just isn’t possible. Others are disheartened by the lack of inclusive activities for children. Some parents have had bad experiences while others are simply too overwhelmed by the thought of travel planning. Every family deserves to go on vacation, regardless of the length and location. A family trip...

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8 Reasons to Avoid Getting a DUI

It’s never safe or wise to get behind the wheel of your car after you’ve been drinking alcohol. Whether you’ve had one glass of wine or 3 “birthday” shots with a couple of friends, it’s not worth the risk. Despite state laws prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol, thousands of drivers drive after consuming alcohol every year, which can result in a DUI conviction or worse, a fatal alcohol-related accident. As if the thought of either one isn’t bad enough, here are some reasons to avoid getting a DUI: A DUI Stays on Your Driving Record A...

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Some Things You Should Know When Sharing the Road with Large Trucks

  Whether you live in a small town or a big city, you’re likely to share the road with a large truck or two during your commute. Although driving next to or behind a truck that is twice or three times the size of your car can be a little daunting and even annoying at times, the trucking industry is invaluable. Without 18-wheelers on the road, we’d be without our groceries, household items, and even all of our “luxury” things. That said, sharing the road with large trucks can be dangerous at times. Here are some tips for staying...

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Is Your “Drinking in Moderation” Becoming Too Much?

  Drinking alcohol is socially acceptable and even encouraged among adults across the U.S. Although it is unlawful for minors to drink alcohol, many adolescents give into peer pressure or experiment with alcohol well before their 21st birthday. Many adults never engaged in binge drinking while others “got it out of the way” and now drink in moderation. Moderation means different things to many people, but if you don’t have a handle on how much you consume, it can be hazardous to your health. Here are the guidelines for moderation and how to maintain a “healthy moderation” lifestyle: “Everything...

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New Year, Healthier You: Ways for Your Family to Get Healthy

  The new year is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to work together to be safer and healthier. Whether you make a commitment to eating better, getting more exercise, or simply spending more time together, it’s easy to become a healthier and happier family. Here are some tips to help you get started: Wholesome Eating on the Go Your family’s busy schedule can often make it difficult to eat dinner at the same time or even have the enjoyment of eating at home. Take out and fast food is convenient, but it can also be expensive...

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