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In each issue, our cover section will take an in-depth look at a different topic and offer important, useful tips.

Health & Wellness

Information on medical updates; health tips, concerns; drug recalls; exercise and proper nutrition

Lifestyle & Leisure

Learn about the potential dangers consumers face when not at home and how to protect yourself from them.

Home & Family

Safety information to help families protect themselves from hazards found in the home and elsewhere.

Smart Travel

Everything you need to know from road safety, car prep and travel tips to rail, air and bus safety.

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Why the Right Teacher Matters

March 20, 2014 – 3:01 pm Comments Off

High school students raising their hands in a classroomIf you were asked what you remembered most about your favorite teacher growing up, it probably would not be the subject matter. You would most likely describe how that teacher made you feel as you learned, the excitement she put into every lesson, the ability to allow you to make mistakes, the confidence she instilled or the help you were given in a difficult situation. Read the full story »

Cutting Through the Clutter

March 19, 2014 – 8:16 pm Comments Off

You can’t see your desk through the clutter piled up on it. You don’t have time to eat lunch because you’ve got too much to do. Getting one child to soccer, one to gymnastics and the other to …

Is It Time to Break Up with Your Gym?

March 18, 2014 – 3:59 pm Comments Off

You’re comfortable. You know how to work the key fob. You give the ‘ole head nod to the guy behind the front desk. You know where the locker room is and have your favorite locker. But most importantly, you know …

You Are What You Tweet

March 10, 2014 – 1:49 pm Comments Off

You get a Facebook update about a friend drowning her sorrows in a pint of ice cream. A friend sends you a link to Pinterest “food porn” showing photos of amazing salads. That exercise website you signed …

Top Smartphone Dieting Apps

March 10, 2014 – 1:47 pm Comments Off

For an extra boost in your weight loss plan, consider these apps below.

Quitting Smoking

March 10, 2014 – 12:51 pm Comments Off

You promised yourself you would quit smoking once you found your new job, after you got married, when you turned 35, when you had your first child or when you retired. Every year, millions of people make the …

The Emergence of the Fun Run

March 7, 2014 – 4:34 pm Comments Off

Four or five years ago, had you ever really heard of fun runs? These days, there’s mud runs, color runs, zombie runs and even turkey trots. And that’s not a bad thing.