Personal Safety

Personal Safety

Are You Ready For the Next Disaster?

Beyond what to pack in your emergency bag, how should you prepare for a tornado, forest fire or other disaster in your area?

Personal Safety

Keep Your Driving Skills Sharp as You Age

Americans are living longer these days, and we want to maintain our independence and mobility for as long as possible.…

Personal Safety

Stay Safe at Home When You’ve Lost Your Sense of Smell

In January, a teenager in Waco, Texas, made headlines for saving her family from a fire ravaging their home. Her…

Personal Safety

How to Take Care of Yourself When You’re an Elder Orphan

Staying in your own home can be challenging to pull off when you live on your own.

Personal Safety

Dangerous Products Lurk on Amazon’s Virtual Store Shelves

Thousands of products sold on Amazon.com are unsafe or expired, according to a pair of recent investigations.

Personal Safety

Be Prepared! How to Stock an Emergency Supply Kit

The best time to prepare for an emergency is before the crisis strikes. To help ensure that you have what you need…

Common Threads

When Even the Smartest Get Fooled

Think you’re too smart to be scammed? Think again. Scammers are more devious than ever—and younger people are scammed more than oldsters.

Personal Safety

The Spiders Among Us: How Scared Should You Be?

A bug bit you! Was it a spider? Probably not but find out here.

Common Threads

When Even Smart People Ignore the Obvious

“It won’t happen to me” happens to even very smart people. Just ask Bottom Line CEO Sarah Hiner who has spent several days nursing her concussion.

Personal Safety

Electric Shock Drowning

Faulty pool, boat or dock wiring allows electrical current into the water. This can cause a loss of muscle control, leading to drowning.

Personal Safety

How You Can Protect Yourself from Danger the Way a Spy Does

It probably will never happen to you. You probably never will be kidnapped or car-jacked. You probably never will be…

Personal Safety

You Can Choke on Soft Foods

A Connecticut woman choked on pancakes during a pancake-­eating contest early this April and died three days later. Around the same…

Emergencies & Disasters

Pantry Help for Kitchen Burns

Don’t get burned! That’s hard advice to follow if you like to cook. For a minor burn (like an oil…

Personal Safety

A Navy SEAL’s Strategies to Survive 3 Deadly Emergencies

When emergencies occur, you don’t always have the time or opportunity to call 911 and wait for someone to come…

Personal Safety

Sexual Assault On Airplanes Is On The Rise

Sexual harassment and assault during air travel are on the rise. FBI investigations into in-flight sexual assaults increased by 45%…