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Insuring the Underdog

Justin Tomczak | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Justin Tomczak

All dogs have the potential to be great. It just takes a responsible owner and a loving home to transform that underdog into a wonder dog. In fact, Venus is well on her way to being a positive force in her community.

Keep Our Children Safer -- With One Simple Step.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Now that the first back-to-school day is officially passed in some states, I want to talk about something simple, yet understated, and in urgent need of addressing. One of my pet-peeves when driving anywhere in the U.S is to see rental cars passing yellow school buses on the streets.

Teach Kids How to Not Get Hit by a Car

Kate Carr | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

A sure sign that kids are back to school is that crossing guards are in place, directing the careful choreography involved when kids and cars share the road. The problem, of course, is that we don't have crossing guards at every corner where kids cross.

Simple Steps to Keep Yourself Safe

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Unfortunately, it took a negative experience to open my eyes to personal safety. While I have never been careless in terms of my safety, there are always ways we can be better. Here are a few quick and easy tips to keep yourself and others safe.

She Pulls Out Her Old Lip Balm To Make A Clever Hiding Spot | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

A "life hack" is defined as "a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way" -- and if there's one thing I really value and seek in life, it's efficiency!

The Ultimate Guide to Being A Lady Nomad

Nicole Kelner | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Nicole Kelner

In the past 2.5 years I have been to 47 cities across three continents. Some of these tricks apply specifically to women, but a lot are just helpful for anyone who likes to travel. Here's a massive brain-dump, so let's do this!

Gearing Up for 'Back to School'

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

As the year begins, the teacher must also prepare herself to use technology to communicate with students and parents on a continuous basis, and this in turn can create a teacher-student-parent triad partnership throughout the year, which can further academic causes.

'A Woman's Walk Is Never Done'

Amanda Spencer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
Amanda Spencer

If you're male and reading this, let me ask you, when is the first time you feel awkward or intimidated after you leave your house in the morning?

Helmet Safety: Seven Tips for Parents and Coaches

Christy Ferer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Christy Ferer

Coaches and athletes are gearing up for games underneath the Friday night lights, training camps are in full swing, complete with tackling techniques, agility drills and conditioning. Now is the time to get your head in the game when it comes to your athlete's helmet.

How to Feel Rich, Safe and Content -- No Matter What

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kathy Gottberg

In case you're wondering, this article is not about getting rich or making money. It is also not about the latest in security technology or the sugge...

Where Are the 50 Safest Cities in Illinois?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.13.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Safety is a huge concern when new families choose where to live. Based on some recently published data on crime rates by the FBI, ValuePenguin deter...

Aren't You Afraid to Live in Afghanistan? And Other Questions I'm Asked

Mina Sharif | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Mina Sharif

I have been living in Afghanistan for ten years. We've just had a week of multiple major attacks in our capital city Kabul. For me, I went through a bit of a routine, as I do when these awful things happen.

Freaking Out From Scaring Yourself

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The plane was bouncing hard as we were starting our decent into Albuquerque. Living in Santa Fe at that time, I'd flown in and out of Albuquerque airp...

A Girl's Guide to Surviving Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Zoe Radner, Vanderbilt University A smart girl's tips for traveling abroad While traveling abroad may be an equally ent...

Knowing and Being Known Is Worth the Vulnerability and Awkwardness

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

Seeking other-centered conversation frees us to love others. If I am intent on truly knowing the other person, I am not worried about their reception of me. Self-forgetfulness gives me the courage to persevere even when I feel out of place; even if it feels awkward, it's an offering of love. And love can never be a waste.

What You Should Know About the Internet and the Law

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Any law is enforceable only with cooperation from all parties involved - the legislature, executive, judiciary, and most importantly the public. Legal systems that oversee the Internet are geographically restricted.

8 Pathetic Excuses I Made For Not Anchoring My Baby's Dresser Before it Fell on Her

Liz Kozak | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Liz Kozak

In the wake of reports that two children died after IKEA dressers tipped over and fell on them, every single parent who has a child needs a reminder that an accident like this could happen to their kid. I know, because it happened to mine.

What Do You Know About Cloud Safety? | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

It seems like everyone is using the cloud these days. Whether they're storing their personal files and photos to share them with friends and family, or they're taking advantage of the amount of space readily available for businesses critical data, there is one common concern across the board: how safe is the cloud?

No Lifeguards

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

No lifeguard on duty

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

The Process of Learning: The Elusive Key to Academic Success

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Digital or not, learning necessitates development of awareness among students about the process of learning. Such developments require cooperative efforts among teachers, educators, and computer scientists to conceptualize and use technology in an efficient manner.

Are You Using Liquid Laundry Packets?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Safe Kids is working with the Tide and Gain Up, Up, and Away Laundry Safety Program to raise awareness about a real concern for parents. Since 2012, more than 33,000 calls have been placed to the Poison Help line about liquid laundry packets. That's about 30 calls a day and it caught our attention.

Women in Business Q&A: Kelley Spoljaric, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, ComfortCam

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kelley Spoljaric is Co-Founder and CMO of ComfortCam, a company that makes and sells a Wifi enabled camera and app that safely and securely allows you...

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

Expecting Empathy On the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The anonymity offered by the Internet allows people to exhibit personality traits that cannot be exhibited in real life. The emotional detachment of the screen makes interactions less real, allowing less censorship. But is there a direct connection between the loss of empathy and Internet use, or is it merely mass hysteria?