Tag: Personal Safety

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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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 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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Best Tips to Prevent Falls in the House

Best Tips to Prevent Falls in the House

Falls in the house aren’t just a product of aging. They can occur for a variety of reasons like physical changes due to a health condition, injury, or getting used to a new medication. Regardless of the cause, the fear of falling shouldn’t limit you from moving around your home independently. If you or a loved one is at a heightened risk for falls in the house, you can take some preventive steps to make the home more safely navigable…

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Best Prescription Pill Reminders so You Never Miss a Dose

Best Prescription Pill Reminders so You Never Miss a Dose

We’ve all been there—we get so used to our regular routines of taking our vitamins and other daily medications that sometimes we slip up without even thinking. We take something twice, or we don’t take it at all. For some of us, missing a dose of our medicine isn’t a big deal, while for others, it can be life threatening. Remembering to take all of your medications…

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Police Response Times in US Cities

Police Response Times in US Cities

How long does it take for the police and other first responders to arrive after you call 911? Learn more about average response times in the United States.

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Gun Safe Reviews: What Are the Best Gun Safes in 2019?

Gun Safe Reviews: What Are the Best Gun Safes in 2019?

Regardless of whether your state has safe storage laws for guns or you have children in the house, you’ll want to invest in a fail-proof safe to store your firearms and valuables. We’ve put in the research and compiled our top picks for the best quick-access safes, long gun safes, and biometric safes.

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Survival: What to Pack in a 72-hour Kit

Survival: What to Pack in a 72-hour Kit

Imagine sitting in your living room watching TV when suddenly your screen vibrates so intensely you can’t make out the picture. Your couch trembles and you experience a bizarre sense of vertigo as the earth stretches its tectonic muscles, miles beneath your feet. It’s only a foreshock and just the tiniest glimpse of what’s to come. If you’re like me, you might be thinking, “this won’t happen to me.” But recent events have me questioning my own misplaced confidence…

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