Personal Safety

Personal Safety

You Are Being Watched

No, you are not paranoid. Your apps and gadgets really are ­quietly monitoring what you do and say and where…

Personal Safety

Are You Taking Too Many Meds?

Mrs. George, a 74-year-old patient,* was taken to the hospital after suffering several falls. In addition to her recently diagnosed…

Personal Safety

Are You Prepared for A Russian Cyberattack?

President Biden has warned Americans to lock their “digital doors” over the potential for Russian cyberattacks in retaliation for US…

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Beware of Zelle Scams

The money-payment service Zelle is a popular way to make free, near-instantaneous digital transfers between your bank account and someone…

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Be Ready To Shelter In Place During The Next Disaster

Rolling blackouts, winter storms and hurricanes left millions of Americans without power for extended stretches these past few years. A…

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Scammers Never Sleep!

The past few years have brought more than their share of challenges, but throughout it all, one group has refused…

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The Right Way to Be Prepared: What The Pandemic Taught Us

Difficult as the pandemic and lockdowns have been, we have learned a lot about being prepared for the future. Here are the lessons from a rational-preparedness expert.

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Protect Yourself Online With a Burner Identity

In the movies, spies often use “burners”— disposable cell phones—to protect their identities and information. The same concept can help…

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.…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.