Every year, while mowing the grass, cutting a branch, or power washing a deck, at least 100 people die and an estimated 143,000 are injured badly enough to require a trip to the emergency room.
Consumer Reports is here to help you avoid either of those fates.
At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian, and unfortunately pedestrian fatalities remain high. There was a more than 3% increase in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2018, totaling 6,283 deaths — the most deaths since 1990. NHTSA raises awareness of the dangers to pedestrians by providing safety tips, educational material and other resources. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones when walking, and learn how you can help us prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths.
Experiencing a loss can be stressful, frustrating and disheartening, but having insurance coverage will help alleviate the financial burden a loss can cause. The first step in restoring your property and moving forward is to determine if your policy provides coverage for the loss. To do this you need to file a claim with the insurer.
Meditation is an effective technique that has been around for centuries. People who meditate consistently find that there are short-term and long-term benefits. For instance, soon after they start sitting, meditators begin to enjoy a decrease in stress and anxiety, enhanced well-being, and, in many cases, improved sleep and overall health. In the long term, meditators are better able to understand how the mind works and how to work with their minds.
Home owners should consider protecting themselves with an alarm system or motion detector to help protect their homes from burglaries.
Alarm systems range in sophistication and price. Choose from do-it-yourself kits that set off a siren or lights, or professionally installed systems that hook directly to the police station or a monitoring service.
It is so important to stay healthy and active especially during these stressful times. Here are 10 ideas for ways you can exercise indoors at home for free or on the cheap.
There's nothing quite as nice as the smell of spring. The sweetness of flowers and the freshness of a rainy day give an exciting indication of the warmth to come. However, while winter melts away, your car is probably getting more dirty with each drive. Between the salt stains, dirt-streaks, and crumpled leaves, that car might not be looking so good. I suggest you do what I do for spring cleaning: roll your sleeves up and follow these quick cleaning tips to scrape away what is left from winter!
With the continuing spread of COVID-19 we understand that many of you may have children home out of school and daycare. Keeping a normal routine and schedule can greatly help little ones during these difficult times. Here are some pointers to help keep your children intrigued and busy during their time at home!
Set A Routine
Kids are used to following a schedule at school, so creating one at home can help things fall into place! The goal is to keep them interested and busy while also allowing you to get things done. You can use the framework of their school routine to guide you in making time for things such as play, learning, building, art, physical activities and snack times.
Dedicate Time For Play
Carving out time for dedicated child-led play is huge for kids. They learn by creating, imagining, inventing and building! In your new schedule, have a few 30-minute blocks of time of dedicated child led play. The more they play, the more they learn!
Find Easy Indoor Activities
Easy indoor activities create a great break in the day and allow your little one's imagination to run free! Click here for some great ideas to get started with today!
Use Educational Resources Online
There are a ton of online educational resources for kids of all ages, including Khan Academy, Belouga, National Geographic Kids and Learning Ladders. And author Nir Eyal’s free schedule building tool is very helpful.
We hope you all will enjoy this unexpected time with your kiddos! Remember to keep it fun and be realistic about the plan you make.
Sleep deprivation can have a significant impact on both your mind and body. In addition to perpetuating serious health conditions, lack of sleep can negatively affect your mood and temperament, as well as your ability to focus on daily tasks. Plus, lack of sleep influences what and how much you eat. Since hormones are regulated during sleep, when you are sleep deprived, your hunger hormones become out of whack, which increases feelings of hunger and decreases satiety. It's not a coincidence that you find yourself reaching for bagels and muffins when you're exhausted.
The outdoor winter sports season is in full swing, which means it's a good time to remind people about winter sports safety tips, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
"As with all sports, there are numerous things to consider before getting in the game. Winter sports are no different," orthopedic surgeon and AAOS spokesperson Dr. Anand Murthi said in an academy news release.