Recent Advice Blogs

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Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors!

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 17, 2014

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, but it doesn't have to be. If you have carbon monoxide detectors installed, they'll sound the alarm when a dangerous buildup of this deadly gas occurs,...

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Stink Bugs Endure Through the Cold

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 13, 2014

Ugh, stink bugs. Like other invasive insects, they're gross, unpleasant, and positively creepy...but they don't take well to cold weather, right? WRONG. Stink bugs like cold weather...

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Hold on to Your Atlanta Roof!

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 12, 2014

Remember how the saying goes: March, in like a lion and out like a lamb. While many of us across the US are enjoying beautiful early March days, the month has more foul weather to bring...

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Be Great, Vaccinate!

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 07, 2014

Nearly a month after passengers on board BART were warned that they might have been exposed to measles by a student who chose to ride the train after getting sick, two of the student's...

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Be Careful Where You Park in San Diego!

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 06, 2014

Visiting the hospital is bad enough, but parking around the facility is often a nightmare, especially in urban areas where the growth of the hospital has eaten into available parking....

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Vacant Home Used for Crime

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 03, 2014

In a terrible series of events in Philadelphia, 46-year-old Edward Kappe took advantage of an empty home listed for sale to lure a victim inside, rape her, beat her, and steal her possessions....

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Even Mayors Have To Obey the Law

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 27, 2014

Everyone knows we need to obey traffic laws for the health and safety of everyone, right? Well, apparently not New York's mayor! His driver was caught violating the law on a multitude...

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Camp's Gotten Way Cooler

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 20, 2014

Camps are getting fancier every year, it would seem. Sure, you've got your standard messing around in nature summer camp, but others are offering many more in-depth features for campers,...