Warm Flickers Can Turn to Flames

Candles warm holiday traditions and cold winter nights, but left unattended they can lead to damage and tragedy. With people decking the halls with combustible decorations, it’s perhaps not surprising that December is, by far, the peak time of year for home candle fires. Continue reading

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Savvy Online Shopping

U.S. e-commerce sales rose to $289 billion in 2012, up from $256 billion the prior year, according to online statistics portal Statista. However, despite many benefits, online shopping can be fraught with risk.

Shop ‘til you drop, but first take this quiz to help avoid leaving behind a trail of digital vulnerability.
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Gobbled by Flames

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for residential fires, with an estimated 2,000 incidents annually. The vast majority (69 percent) of these fires start in kitchens.

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‘Till Death Close Our Account

The social media accounts of recently deceased people provide a forum for family and friends to exchange sympathy and memories, but can also be an attractive target for identity theives. Continue reading

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