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How to Pack for a Move

Life Hacks: How to Pack for a Move

By Sharon Hurley Hall

You can make your next house move smoother with these helpful tips.

April 16, 2014, 10:15 AM
What Causes A Car to Overheat

What Causes A Car to Overheat - and What to Do Next?

By Justin Stoltzfus

What causes an engine to overheat? Read the common reasons for overheating - and what you can do about them.

April 9, 2014, 11:50 AM
Family Fire Escape Plan

Be Prepared: Creating a Family Fire Escape Plan

By Nancy Mann Jackson

Rather than worrying about a potential fire, it's best to be prepared and ensure your entire family is armed with the knowledge they need to survive a house fire. Follow these steps to prepare your family for safe evacuation in the event of a fire.

April 2, 2014, 9:46 AM
Smart Ways To Save On Energy Costs Next Winter

Smart Ways To Save On Energy Costs Next Winter

By Julie Bawden-Davis

When the temperatures dip down to icy-cold levels like they did in many parts of the country this winter, you may need more than just an extra sweater to stay comfortable and warm. But turning up the heat can make it hard to keep energy costs down. And while spring may be - hopefully - right around the corner - keep these quick tips in mind to save on your utility bills next winter.

March 26, 2014, 9:33 AM
Inspiring Passion in Your Kids with Picabo Street

Gold Medal Motivation: Inspiring Passion in Your Kids with Picabo Street

By Kate Bowler

Being an Olympic Gold Medalist, Picabo Street knows a thing or two about setting goals and being motivated, and she shares that passion with her kids to find out what inspires them too. Picabo shared with us her tips for setting goals as a family, and keeping kids motivated and inspired.

March 26, 2014, 9:33 AM
Disconnect on Defining Distracted Driving

Teen Drivers and the Disconnect on Defining Distracted Driving

By Beth Weinhouse

A new survey of teenage driving habits found that teens may also have different definitions than their parents and experts on what it means to drive safely.

Family Fitness Tips

Staying Active: Family Fitness Tips from Picabo Street

By Kate Bowler

As a busy working-mom, Picabo Street, Olympic Gold Medalist, knows the struggle of finding time to exercise and stay fit. She shared her tips with us on how she makes time to get in her personal exercise and how she engages her family in staying active and healthy.

March 5, 2014, 11:00 AM
9 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Cars

9 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Cars

By Justin Stoltzfus

For many of us, we spend hours a week in our cars driving to and from work, to the store, to school, and to other activities. But do you ever stop to think how much you really know about the vehicle you spend all of this time in?

February 26, 2014, 10:07 AM
Creating Healthy Family Food Habits

Creating Healthy Family Food Habits with Picabo Street

By Kate Bowler

We all know that making sure our kids eat healthy is important, but it can also be a challenge. Picabo Street, Olympic Gold Medalist and busy mom, talked with us about the importance of helping her kids get the nutrition they need, how she teaches her family why eating healthy is important, and her tips and tricks for even the pickiest eaters.

February 19, 2014, 11:28 AM
Protecting Valentine's Day Valuables

Protecting Your Valentine's Day Valuables: Jewelry Insurance

By Kate Bowler

Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days for engagements, and stands out as one of the biggest times of year for making fine jewelry purchases. While there is much excitement around enjoying a sparkly new piece of jewelry, or the sentiment of a new engagement ring, people sometimes forget about the importance of protecting these valuables. We have a few tips to help give you peace of mind about protecting your jewelry.

Understanding Appraisals

What's the Value? Understanding Appraisals

By Dennis Gaffney for Antiques Roadshow, adapted by Liberty Mutual

When it comes to items like our prized collectibles, beloved heirlooms, or antiques in our home, we want to make sure that they're protected and cared for. Our friends at Antiques Roadshow on PBS are sharing some of their expertise on this very subject, determining the value of these items so that we can best protect them.

Vehicle Maintenance

10 Things Every Car Owner Should Know About Vehicle Maintenance

By Justin Stoltzfus

It's hard to understand how much maintenance and upkeep a vehicle takes until you own one. First-time car owners are not always prepared for the many routine problems that they may need to fix, or know what to look for when a problem arises. Brush up on these tasks to learn how to keep your vehicles in good operating condition.

January 30, 2014, 11:11 AM
DIY Home Upgrades

DIY Home Upgrades That Entice Buyers

By Amy Howell Hirt

Looking to improve your home with an eye on future resale value? Start with a few affordable DIY-friendly projects that will make buyers take notice.

January 15, 2014, 10:00 AM
Driving Safety Tips For Winter Weather

Driving Safety Tips For Winter Weather

By Justin Stoltzfus

Winter is coming...and with the cold weather comes the need to be extra careful on the road. Seasonal dangers, including snow and ice on roads, and reduced visibility from winter precipitation, make it important for drivers to prepare and focus to prevent accidents. Brush up on these tips for a safer winter season.

January 8, 2014, 9:38 AM
Car Maintenance

Car Maintenance New Year's Resolutions

By Justin Stoltzfus

It's going to be here before you know it. Time to start making some resolutions for your car, truck or SUV in the New Year. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the best commitments you can make to keep your vehicle in better condition, enjoy a better ride, and even save a few dollars.

Home Improvement

Home Improvement 'Resolutions' For The New Year

By Beth Weinhouse

A New Year means new resolutions. Instead of (or maybe in addition to) your annual resolution to use that gym membership, think about making some resolutions for your home. Changing up things where you live — to make them prettier, greener, safer, brighter, etc.— can make your whole year happier and more comfortable.

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Winter Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Family & Home

by Liberty Mutual

Winter means a lot of things: snow days, sledding, hot cocoa, holiday gift-giving. It also means, more than in any other season during the year in America, residential building fires. So how do you keep your family safe during those months you want to stay inside the most? Start by following these fire safety tips this winter season.

5 Home Security Tips

5 Home Security Tips

By Beth Weinhouse

It seems as if high-tech identity theft is always in the news, but that doesn't mean old-fashioned, low-tech home break-ins have disappeared. In fact, according to the FBI there are over 2 million burglaries in the U.S. every year and approximately three-quarters of those are break-ins of residential properties, with an average property loss of over two thousand dollars. So how do you protect your home? Follow these tips to help stay secure.

November 20, 2013, 3:07 PM
Cooking Safety Tips

Cooking Safety Tips for the Holidays

By Cheryl Forberg, R.D.

As the holiday season approaches, we spend more time at home with our families and in the kitchen, cooking up traditional holiday meals. At the same time, the holidays can be a season where we're distracted and busy, which can lead to being unfocused in the kitchen and cause accidents. With three times more kitchen fires on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day than any other day of the year, Celebrity Chef and Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg has joined Liberty Mutual Insurance to offer tips on how to make this holiday season safer.

Cold Weather Safety: 6 Tips To Winterize Your Home

Cold Weather Safety: 6 Tips To Winterize Your Home

By Michelle Ullman

When the wind starts howling outside and the temperature drops, it's usually a sign that winter is on its way. It's probably time to prepare your home for the accompanying weather and temperatures. Winterizing your home is essential to a more comfortable season for you and your family -- to help get you ready for the colder months ahead, follow these steps:

October 30, 2013, 10:13 AM
Headlight Safety

The Ins and Outs of Headlight Safety & Maintenance

By Justin Stoltzfus

Of all of the features that we examine during the car shopping stage, headlights are not usually a prominent selling point, however they're among one of the more important parts of a vehicle in terms of driving safety. Front lights ensure that a driver can see and be seen by others. Without them, the roadway would be far more dangerous. Read on for tips on keeping headlights in good condition and using them correctly.

October 23, 2013, 9:13 AM
Prepare Home For Hurricane Season

How to Prepare For Hurricane Season

By Sarah Zielinski

Hurricanes can bring many hazards. Your vulnerability to these hazards depends on several factors, including the strength of the storm, where it makes landfall, and your own location. How you prepare before the storm can make a huge difference in how you weather the event. Follow these tips to prepare your home and family for hurricane season.

October 16, 2013, 3:29 PM
Childproof Your Home

Safety First: How to Childproof Your Home

By Beth Weinhouse

Household injuries are one of the top reasons kids under age 3 visit the emergency room. Young children have the highest risk of being injured at home because that's where they spend most of their time. Even an infant that may not even be able to sit up yet faces hazards in the home, and these dangers increase as infants sit up, start crawling, and grow into active toddlers. The best approach to keeping your home safe is to reassess things regularly as your children grow and their mobility increases.

October 9, 2013, 4:28 PM
Get Your Home Ready For Fall

6 Home Maintenance Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

By Julie Bawden-Davis

As the days shorten and the weather gets cooler, the comfort of the indoors beckons. Before you head inside to hunker down for fall, make sure the exterior of your home is ready for the rigors of inclement weather by following these tips.

September 24, 2013, 11:38 AM
Discussing Driving With Senior Parents

Having the Talk: Discussing Driving With Senior Parents

By Beth Weinhouse

Maybe it was the last time your parents picked you up at the train station when you came for a holiday visit, and you were alarmed by a change in their driving skills. Or perhaps you're worried because your parents' eyesight isn't what it used to be. Whatever the reason, you know that it might be time to bring up the topic of their driving - but it's not an easy conversation to have.

September 18, 2013, 1:04 PM
Tidy Home

House Cleaning and Organization Tips for a Tidy Home

By Michelle Ullman

A messy house can feel like a nuisance, but consider this: did you know that a mess can sometimes create dangers to your safety, health and well-being? Household messes are more dangerous than you think; consider a few ideas for keeping your house tidy and safe.

September 12, 2013, 10:36 AM
Car Emergency Kit

How to Build a Car Emergency Kit for Roadside Safety

By Aaron Crowe

Before taking your next trip, be sure your car is stocked with an emergency supply kit that can provide basic needs for you and your passengers in case of an unforeseen event.

September 12, 2013, 10:36 AM
Protect Your Home While On Vacation

Home Security: Protect Your Home While On Vacation

By Amy Roberts

Vacation is a chance to relax, unwind, and leave your cares behind. Ensure that you've followed a few quick tips to protect your home from common risks while you're on vacation, so your time away will truly be carefree.

September 4, 2013, 10:54 AM
Living Off Campus

Living Off-Campus: 5 Apartment Safety and Security Tips

By Julie Bawden-Davis

For college students, the opportunity to reside off campus is a liberating experience. Living in your own apartment adds an exciting dimension to your educational life, but renting is not without responsibilities, one of which is making sure the apartment is safe and secure.

September 4, 2013, 10:54 AM
Decoding Devices

Decoding Detectors: Understanding The Safety Options For Your Home

By Julie Bawden-Davis

Every year, nearly 2,500 people lose their lives to and nearly 500 people fatally succumb to in the home. Installing the safety detectors in your house is a major step you can take to protect your family.

August 28, 2013, 12:49 PM
Driver's Ed

What We Should Remember From Driver's Ed

By Aaron Crowe

While there are certain parts of high school driver's education class you may want to forget, there are plenty of things we should all remember every time we get in the car.

August 28, 2013, 12:49 PM
5 Quick Fixes For Fire Safety At Home

5 Quick Fixes For Fire Safety At Home

By Michele Lerner

U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 in 2011. Take a walk around your house and implement a few quick fixes in five different areas of your home to help with fire prevention and protect your family.

August 21, 2013, 2:23 PM
Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving: Keeping Our Teens Safe On The Road

By Adrian Brune

In 2011, 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. But many teens don't always realize what is distracting and what is not until it is too late.

5 Tips for Saving on Gas

5 Tips for Saving on Gas

By Justin Stoltzfus

Learn about some of the biggest gas savers that some drivers may not know about. These fuel efficiency strategies can help combat the costs for a driver or family, to save on one of the average household's biggest routine expenses.

August 19, 2013, 3:32 PM
Hit The Road

Hit The Road: Summer Road Trip Safety

By Leslie Pepper

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the open road. Before you head to the hills (or plains, or beach...), take some time to go through these road trip safety tips.

Summer Heat

Car Tips for the Summer Heat

By Justin Stoltzfus

The summer heat can be hard on vehicles, drivers and passengers. Use some of these simple driving safety tips to keep your car in better condition during the summer months.

Stay Focused

Stay Focused: Distracted Driving Prevention Tools

By Justin Stoltzfus

Distracted driving causes more than 9 fatalities a day. With that in mind, companies have started to offer a range of "distracted driving prevention tools" that utilize the power of the smart phone to make the roads safer for everyone.

Car Seat Safety

Boost Your Knowledge of Car Seat Safety

By Beth Weinhouse

At what age do kids no longer need to ride in a car seat or booster seat: after age 2, after age 3, or after age 5? Answer: None of the above, it's a trick question. Use these tips to help put your kids in the right seat at the right time and use the seat in the right way.

July 17, 2013, 9:57 AM
Distracted Walking

Distracted Walking: Danger On The Crosswalk

By Liberty Mutual

A recent Liberty Mutual Insurance study revealed that 60 percent of pedestrians do other things while they're walking; like texting, emailing, talking on the phone, or listening to music - despite the fact that most acknowledge that those behaviors while walking in crosswalks are dangerous.

Commuting Safety

A Safer Commute

By Justin Stoltzfus

According to Texas A&M's annual mobility study, more than 86% of the US workforce drives to work every day. So how do commuters protect themselves during all these hours spent on the road? These simple steps can make a daunting commute less risky for drivers and contribute to a more pleasant ride to and from home.

June 20, 2013, 1:10 PM
6 Must-Have Safety Items for Every Home

6 Must-Have Safety Items for Every Home

By: Amy Roberts

We don't always think about what we need to do to prepare for emergencies until it's too late. To make sure you're prepared, take inventory of your home and be sure you have these necessary supplies to keep your loved ones safe and sound in the face of common home hazards.

Street Smarts

Street Smarts: A Safer Road for Bicyclists and Drivers

By Susan Johnston

As the weather warms up, biking to school, work, or just for fun becomes a lot more appealing and common. To get ready for biking season, follow these three tips for riding (and driving) safer.

June 11, 2013, 7:19 AM
Innovations in Driving

6 Innovations That Changed the Course of Driving Safety

By Justin Stolzfus

Travelling along the American road is safer today, thanks in large part to great engineering innovations. Learn more about the safety advances that impact the way we drive today.

May 22, 2013, 8:42 AM
Car Talk

Car Talk: Teaching Teens About Safe Driving

By Beth Weinhouse

Talking to your teenager about safe driving habits can be difficult. But by starting early, setting a good example, and opening the lines of communication, you could help your teen avoid devastating consequences on the road.

May 22, 2013, 8:42 AM
Unexpected Home Expenses

Costs to Consider: 4 Unexpected Home Owner Expenses

By: Nancy Mann Jackson

As a renter, you typically don't need to worry about anything beyond your monthly rent, but owning a home comes with a wide range of financial obligations. Check out these 4 unexpected home owner expenses that you may want to consider.

May 15, 2013, 3:45 PM
Indoor Air Pollution

Is the Air in Your Home Making You Sick?

By: Nancy Mann Jackson

Understanding the many impacts of the air quality in our homes is the first step in ensuring that the air we breathe is healthy and clean. Following these simple indoor air quality testing procedures will help you breathe easy.

May 8, 2013, 2:11 PM
8 Outdoor Safety

8 Outdoor Safety and Maintenance Tips for Spring

By: Julie Bawden-Davis

After a long winter, your yard and home are likely in need of a little TLC. But don't let it overwhelm you, a little effort can go a long way toward improving curb appeal and the safety of your property.

Green Living at Home

Green Living Is Easier Than You Think

By: Julie Bawden-Davis

Making just a few simple changes in your home can help you live a little greener and lead to health, safety and economic benefits.

May 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
5 Easy Home Organization

5 Easy Home Organization Tips for Spring

By: Julie Bawden-Davis

Spring is the perfect time to get organized, and it's easier than you think. Follow these 5 easy ways to reduce clutter and instill order to gain a clean home and peace of mind.

5 Tips to Save Money


By Nancy Mann Jackson

Driving a hybrid isn't the only way to green your commute. Read on for five habits you can easily implement today to save money and reduce your environmental impact.

May 2, 2013, 10:25 AM
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