How to Properly Dispose of Electronics

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You’re reading this blog right now from your computer, phone, or tablet, and chances are that your current electronic device replaced an older one that was obsolete or broken. What did you do with that older device? You probably threw it away. In 2009, Americans threw away an estimated 2.37 million tons worth of electronics,…

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Flood Awareness Week: 14 Safety Tips to Help You Prepare for the Worst

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Flooding can happen anytime, anywhere. In the past five years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods, according to the NFIP. In the past decade, the damages cost the US an average of $2.9 billion per year. Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the US, and that’s not too surprising considering…

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Top 10 Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day

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When I think about St. Patrick’s Day, there are a few words that come to mind: Irish, green, shamrocks, and of course, beer. According to an estimate by IbisWorld, Americans spent more than $245 million on beer on St. Patrick’s Day in 2012. That’s an incredible figure for a holiday that is not legally recognized…

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Social Media Shares That Put Home Security at Risk

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Sharing too much information on social media can put you, your family and friends, and your home at risk. You may have read it here or heard it elsewhere, but it’s so important we’re going to repeat it: sharing personal information on social media puts you at risk. Brad Morehead of the Huffington Post highlighted…

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10 Tips for Homeowners without a Security System

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Only one in five US homes have a security system. While we’re doing our best to arm everyone with home alarm systems, we recognize that the majority of consumers do not have one in place. That also means that some of you reading this right now are homeowners without a security system. And we’re glad…

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