Personal Safety

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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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%…

Emergencies & Disasters

Smarter Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

Back in November 2012, my family and I counted our blessings after Hurricane Sandy wreaked her havoc in our region.…

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How to Spot Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is so pernicious that songs have been written lamenting the rash and pain these plants inflict! Here’s how to…

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Lead: The Dangers No One Is Talking About

Almost 40% of American adults have harmful levels in their bodies... It started with Flint, Michigan, where outraged parents complained…

Emergencies & Disasters

“Someone’s Shooting!”

How to Survive In 2007, a gunman murdered 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus. It was the deadliest mass…

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There Could Be Lead in Your Water, Too

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are not the only ones who could have dangerously high lead levels in their municipal drinking…

Personal Safety

The 5 Worst Social Security Scams

You’re At Risk No Matter What Your Age Your Social Security account is a tempting target for scammers whether you…

Emergencies & Disasters

Homemade Burn Remedy

The burning sensation you feel when you grab a hot pan or accidently press against an oven rack is bad…

Emergencies & Disasters

4 Mistakes to Avoid During an Emergency

Here are the missteps commonly made during the first 24 hours of a health crisis… There are no two ways…