Cell phones and cars – a dangerous mix

In many states, drivers are prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while driving, and for good reason. According to a 2009 study from the Harvard Center of Risk Analysis, cell phone use while driving contributes to some 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injuries, 12,000 serious injuries and 2,600 deaths each year.

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Helping dispel some of the most talked about driving myths

You may have heard that during a rainstorm you should put on a pair of sunglasses to increase your visibility, that when it’s snowing or raining you should not use your cruise control and that there is typically little a teenager or his parents can do to keep car insurance rates down.

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Great dishes for a carefree, casual feast

(ARA) – Casual, laid back dining with family and friends is definitely a must for outdoor gatherings and what’s more relaxed than a utensil-free feast? Think beyond burgers, and serve up some party favorites that work well without a fork and knife. Great tasting finger foods, like bruschetta, dips and quesadillas, can make backyard bashes easy, fun and flavorful.

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Tips for safe driving while celebrating

Whether you’re celebrating the end of a tough semester, a promotion at work, the birth of a child or an impressive accomplishment, it is often customary in this country to celebrate with a drink.

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How to make it through rush hour without all the stress

For the millions of Americans who commute to work, rush hour can be one of the most painfully long and stressful parts of the day. The average American spends 36 hours per year stuck in traffic; much more in the nation’s largest cities, according to a July 2009 article in TIME Magazine. And a recent Forbes study found rush hour to be one of the worst driving safety times of the day; but it doesn’t have to be.

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Don’t be a multitasker when behind the wheel

America is the land of multitaskers. Admit it, you are among those who talk on the phone while putting away dishes or folding laundry, and eat breakfast and/or lunch on the go while traveling from one appointment to the next.

Why it’s so important to keep your car clean

How often do you clean your car? A lot of people run their vehicle through the car wash every month or two, more often in the winter. But how often do you vacuum the inside of your car?

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The right car seat to keep your child safe

If you had to venture a guess, what would you think is the No. 1 killer of children between the ages of 1 and 14? If you said car accidents, you’d be right according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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E-mail marketing: reaching the masses through one mouse click

Buying advertising can be expensive and creating the ads can also be a time-consuming and difficult process. While there’s no doubt that advertising and other traditional marketing efforts can be helpful in growing your client base, knowing what options are available and which are the most effective can often be the biggest challenge to a small business owner.

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