Thawing and Cooking a Turkey Safely

Whether you thrill at the idea of preparing a lavish spread, or dread slaving away to create a traditional holiday meal, the last thing you want is to make your family and yourself sick with food poisoning. Thawing and cooking a turkey does not have to be difficult, but there are some safety basics that […]

Avoiding Winter Auto Accidents

Winter driving can be treacherous. Even on a clear day, you can encounter icy roads and snow blowing across the roadway unexpectedly. Snow and ice storms can be even more dangerous in areas of the country where they are rare, because drivers are not used to the conditions and road crews are not always prepared […]

Fear of Escalators is Well-Founded

The fear of escalators is more common than you might think. For adults it can be embarrassing and inconvenient, and it some cases it can make certain activities impossible. While most escalator rides end safely, escalator accidents are very real, and often the result of a poorly maintained or defective escalator. Finger and toe amputations […]

Avoiding Truck Accidents in the Winter

The winter can bring a lot of joy to most people – it is often the only time of the year that families get together, everyone is getting prepared for the holidays, and the anticipation of a new season is upon most people. However, winter also brings a change in weather, which can be difficult […]

Medical Bills After an Auto Accident

Regardless of where your accident occurred, paying medical bills after an auto accident is always tough. Some car accidents have extensive injuries, which require extended hospital stays and rehabilitation. Many people also need to have follow-up visits with doctors for prolonged periods of time. Some people never completely recover from an accident, needing medical assistance […]

Texting And Pedestrian Accidents

People often feel like it is fine to check their phone and answer messages when they are in calmer areas. When there are not as many cars around and speed limits are lower, it can seem easier to multitask by answering a few e-mails. However, these areas usually have more pedestrians. And in these areas, […]

Innovation, Rather than Legislation, to Stop Texting While Driving?

Most states now have laws against texting while driving, but the penalties vary from mere $20 fine in some states to a $10,000 fine and one year in prison for a first offense, without accident or injury, in Alaska. The median penalty, is a $100 fine. Enforcement is difficult, even in states where texting is […]

Intoxication a Major Cause of Boating Accidents

When you are on a nice trip out on the water, the last thing that you want to think about is getting in an accident. Some people enjoy few drinks while boating, and not everyone is very safe while they are on their vessel. Unfortunately for many people, they end up getting in accidents because […]

Texting While Driving Makes You Blind

Every year thousands of people are injured or killed because of texting. It seems that modern technology has outpaced our survival instincts. Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.   The federal government reports that 10% percent of all motor vehicle crashes […]