Tag: Personal Safety

Halloween Safety Tips: Don’t Get Spooked Out

Halloween Safety Tips: Don’t Get Spooked Out

Halloween’s a time for harmless tricks and tasty treats. But when you have a bunch of people, mostly kids, running around the neighborhood in the dark—well, there are some risks. Let’s talk about some tips to make your Halloween festivities delightful but not too frightful.

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What To Do If Someone Breaks into Your House

What To Do If Someone Breaks into Your House

Break-ins can take a major physical and emotional toll. But the best way to put your life and home back in order is to act decisively. Here’s a quick list of steps to take after a break-in.

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Signs of a Stalker: Are You Being Followed?

Signs of a Stalker: Are You Being Followed?

The idea of “stalking” someone in this age of 24/7 information access has become somewhat of an inside joke among many of us. We’ve all heard someone say, “I Facebook stalked him!” or “I didn’t mean to stalk you but I saw your post about your trip to Vegas…” But the truth is, true stalkers can make your life a living hell; stalking is scary, it’s dangerous and in many cases, illegal…

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Best Self Defense Weapons for Non-Lethal Protection

Best Self Defense Weapons for Non-Lethal Protection

Nobody wants to be the victim of an attack. It’s not like we walk to our cars after work hoping to get mugged in a dark alleyway, but unfortunately, many of us grow up hearing that we’re constantly in danger of being victimized. But have you ever stopped to think what you’d actually do if you found yourself in a threatening situation? Do you know how to defend yourself…

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Sex Offenders Near You: Stats and Resources for 2019

Sex Offenders Near You: Stats and Resources for 2019

Concerned about sex offenders in your neighborhood?

It’s incredibly unlikely that a stranger will directly target you or your family, but knowing more about criminals in your area can help you make smart decisions and protect your loved ones…

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Best Pepper Sprays: Reviews, Questions, Answers, and Top Picks

Best Pepper Sprays: Reviews, Questions, Answers, and Top Picks

When it comes to self-defense, pepper spray is one of the most effective, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and readily available weapons you can have. It is powerful enough to be used by law enforcement officers but is also widely available to civilians to ensure their own safety. When used correctly, pepper spray can be extremely effective against people and even attacking animals…

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Electric Scooter Injury Prevention Guide

Electric Scooter Injury Prevention Guide

If you’ve been in any major US city recently (or even some international cities), you’ve probably seen electric scooters zipping around town. With industry heavy hitters like Bird and Lime valued in the billions, the electric scooter rage may be more than just a fad. But as more scooter riders take to the streets, more scooter-related injuries are happening too. If you’re planning to try scooters for yourself there are things you can (and should) do to maximize your safety and avoid injury.

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What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

A total of 5,149 people died in the U.S. from 1999 to 2010 due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s an average of 430 deaths per year. Why is that number so high? Carbon monoxide is a deadly and preventable killer but still we have so many deaths. Below we will take a look at statistics for known carbon monoxide poisonings, how carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented and why every home should have a carbon monoxide detector…

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Privacy on Dating Apps

How to Protect Yourself and Your Privacy on Dating Apps

Online dating is so common now that it’s almost synonymous with plain old dating. For the most part, dating apps and websites have given us a fun new way to connect with people—but online dating has introduced some new issues. Interacting with strangers through apps can put you at risk for identity theft, online harassment, and theft…

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Best Flashlights for Home and Self-Defense

Best Flashlights for Home and Self-Defense

Flashlights are useful to have around for anything from finding your tent in the dark to lighting your home when the power goes out, but there’s another reason you might want to spring for one of these powerful handheld lights––they’re highly underrated defense tools. Whether you’re facing an intruder at home or encountering an assailant on a late-night walk with your dog, the right flashlight can temporarily disorient an attacker and give you enough advantage to get out of a dangerous situation unscathed…

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