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Your first line of defense in home safety

You check your alarms regularly and practice your emergency escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers — and knowing how to use them — is an important part to help ensure your home and family are prepared for the unexpected.“A fire starts in a residential home every 86 seconds in the U.S. — and the rapid protection offered by fire extinguishers can make the difference between minor, insignificant damage and greater tragedy,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing for First Alert, the most trusted brand in fire safety. “Fire extinguishers are an important first line of defense in home safety, therefore it is important to know how to use one should a fire break out.”To practice whole home safety and help ensure your family is prepared in case of fire, follow these tips on fire extinguishers in the home:Keep it within reach.Unattended cooking is the number one cause of home fires in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection… READ MORE

How to support your well-being during challenging times

During difficult times like this past year, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your health and invest in your self-care. With the physical, mental, and emotional challenges everyone has been facing, it’s no surprise many people are rethinking their wellness routines. Implementing even small, healthy lifestyle changes over time can make a big difference in how you feel and perform each day.Finding a trusted range of supplements that work for you can be a key part of your daily health routine. The wellness solutions from Vthrive The Vitamin Shoppe™ brand of products, offer premium vitamins, minerals, supplements and essential oils in clean formulas with the highest quality ingredients. Incorporated into a regimen of proper diet and exercise, good sleep habits, and mood-boosting activities, these high-potency wellness formulas can help you on your journey of lifelong wellness. When you’re feeling energetic and healthy, it’s so much easier to achieve your goals, no matter what challenges… READ MORE

What if you could dramatically improve your sleep? Here are 8 tips you can’t afford to miss

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up with a stiff neck, back pain, sore shoulders and more? Your mattress may be the cause. Is it older than 6-8 years, is it sagging (taco bed affect), or is it full of bed bugs (especially if you haven’t been using a good mattress protector)? It's time to invest in quality sleep and say goodbye to the tossing and turning, saggy taco mattresses and waking up exhausted. Everyone deserves a good night's rest to support mental and physical well-being, and the right mattress and adjustable base will help you get just that.But how will you determine which mattress and base are the right fit for you? With a sea of similar sleep products touting the same benefits, shopping for a new mattress and adjustable base can be a daunting and confusing task. This is why it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you make an informed decision you can feel good about. To make your search easier, ask the following important questions:Is the mattress firm… READ MORE

6 tips for hitting the road again

Not surprisingly, Americans sharply reduced the overall number of trips they took in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While a certain level of travel has been necessary throughout the pandemic, many travel vendors are seeing increased reservations going into the spring and summer and are expecting business to continue to rise in the second half of 2021 as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely administered.Are you among those considering or planning a trip in the coming months? If so, here are six key tips for making it a safer and cleaner experience.Research your destination ahead of time. Since travel restrictions can be put in place by jurisdictional leaders, different destinations can have different policies in terms of quarantine requirements, the wearing of masks in public, maximum allowable gathering sizes and the categories of businesses that may remain open to the public. On top of that, your travel destination may quickly change its restrictions in… READ MORE

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