The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Direct Gas Grill Lines

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When my husband and I first decided to go with a natural gas grill that hooked up directly to our home gas system, we were thrilled to say farewell to propane canisters and the hassle of refilling them. But a 600° overnight mistake has me wondering if it was such a great idea. Read more


Top 10 Springtime Pet Dangers

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From flowers to warm weather, spring ushers in all kinds of changes.

Yet not all of these are welcome changes when it comes to your pet. But knowing what dangers they should avoid can go a long way toward keeping your furry friend safe. Here are the top 10 springtime pet dangers worth being aware of. Read more


Why is my Hospital bill so High?

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maxresdefaultUnderstanding the difference between “observation” & “in-patient” for Medicare members.  Read more


What Can Go Wrong with an Older Car?

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476224223_brakepade1420040524970Today’s vehicles are built better than ever, redefining what it means to be a high-mileage car. An odometer that reads 100,000 miles is no longer the maximum life expectancy for a vehicle; in fact, with a little maintenance, you can push your vehicle to 200,000 or even 300,000 miles.

Knowing what problems commonly arise in older cars is key to keeping your vehicle running.

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How Cold Weather Affects Tire Pressure

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tirepressure_lgFrom corrosive road salt to slick roads, winter creates many challenges for drivers. Another one to add to the list? Tire pressure tips caused by lower temperatures. Read more


14 Hacks to Deal with Snow and Ice on Your Car

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SnowCarLargeEven people who love winter do not enjoy one of the season’s most unpopular jobs: clearing snow and ice off their cars. Read more


Moving? Don’t Forget to Update Your Pet’s Microchip

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microchippingBeing a pet parent comes with responsibilities. Just a few include making sure your pet is safe in a car and has access to great veterinarian.

Another responsibility is making sure your pet has identification in case he or she gets lost or escapes. (This is especially important when it comes to keeping pets safe during natural disasters.) Microchipping is a popular option in which a veterinarian implants a tiny chip under a pet’s skin. When a scanner is passed over the chip—which is about the size of a grain of rice—a radio frequency emits a unique ID code. This ID code displays the name of registry that a veterinarian or animal clinic can contact to find out who the owner is.  Read more


Less Than Seven Hours of Sleep Ups Potential for a Car Crash

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tireddrivertnThere’s been a lot of concern about how technology is leading to more distracted driving. Yet we also know that drowsy driving is also a major culprit behind auto accidents. Read more


What to Do If You Break a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

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toxicbulbThere are lots of pluses to using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). For one, they use less energy. That’s good for the environment—and for your wallet since they last six times as long as regular bulbs. Read more


Model CHIP Notice expires on November 30, 2016

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chipThe U.S. Department of Labor has extended the effective date of its model Employer Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice through November 30, 2016. Previously, this model notice was set to expire on October 31, 2016.

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