How To Spot A Phishing Attempt

Spot A Phishing Attempt

What is it and what to look for Phishing, the crime which tricks victims into giving away personal details that can be used for identity theft, is on the rise in North America. Police, Internet security, and consumer groups in both the US and Canada have issued public warnings about the alarming increase in fake […]

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Children’s Tech and Privacy Concerns

children's tech privacy concerns

Internet-Toys Pose Security Risks Smart Toys – Smart Tips How many smart toys did your kids receive this holiday season? And how smart are they? They might be smarter than you think — do you know what information they’re passing back and forth on the Internet? Should you have privacy concerns about online security and […]

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Protecting Your Smart Home While on Vacation

Protecting Your Smart Home While on Vacation

Tips for Before and During Your Travel Insurance experts probably look at protecting their property a little differently than the average person. We tend to believe that prevention is as important as good coverage when it comes to risk. With that in mind, here are some ideas about protecting your smart home while on vacation: […]

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Hosting A Party? Should You Serve Alcohol?

Should You Serve Alcohol

Should you serve alcohol? You may have heard about the law that holds bars and liquor stores liable for their customers’ actions after being served alcohol at their place of business. For example, if the patron injures or causes death to someone, the business can be sued. This is called “Dram Shop Liability.”  Consequently, most […]

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Blue Light Eye Peril

How long do you spend staring at a screen -- computer, TV, tablet or phone -- every day?

  (Updated 5/29/2020 due to new information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology)     Beat That Blue Light Eye Peril Should you be concerned about blue light eye peril? How long do you spend staring at a screen — computer, TV, tablet or phone — every day? According to the latest estimates, the average […]

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Tips for Safe Shopping

Tips for Safe Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips for Safe Shopping There are people who view shopping as a sport. The thrill of the hunt. The euphoria of getting a good deal. The slaloming through the crowds. The wrangling of the packages into the car. The calisthenics to gift wrap the gigantic, oddly-shaped presents. Let those endorphins […]

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Photo by Radu Andrei Razvan from Pexels Getting Ready For Winter – A Checklist for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather Best winter memory: Sliding down a hill on my metal flying saucer as a fearless 8-year-old in Iowa City. Worst winter memory: Throwing my snowsuit-clad toddler into a snowbank as I fell on the […]

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15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

15 Fire Hazards You Use Every Day

You probably did not know that there are 15 fire hazards you use every day in and around your home. My dishwasher caught on fire. True story. In the middle of a Netflix-night with the Kenyon part of Smith-Kenyon, we smelled smoke and realized our stainless steel, European branded, newish dishwasher was aflame.  More like, […]

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