Author: Lena Borrelli

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A Woman’s Guide to Personal Safety

“To improve your safety today, start by strategizing your safety with the 3P’s: Proactive, Prepared, and Protected” – Carrie Pasquarello, Global Secure Resources, Inc. “If you just learn one thing that keeps you out of harm’s way, it was more than worth it.” – Zurriane Bennett Positive Self-Defense

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Family Safety

How to Find Help From Domestic Violence

COVID-19 cases are surging across states, and domestic violence is on the rise as families are forced together into close quarters without the temporary reprieve of work, school or errands. Unfortunately, for more than 12 million victims of domestic violence, spending additional time at home is more troublesome than peaceful.

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Coronavirus, News

Is It Safe to Visit National Parks?

There’s nothing like the fall, a time of year when Americans descend upon the roads, flocking to the finest parks and forests to catch a glimpse of the changing leaves in their vibrant splendor.  However, this year is different, as coronavirus continues to shut down schools, businesses and public spaces, confining Americans to their homes. […]

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Coronavirus, News

Do Safety Pods Actually Protect You From Covid-19?

First, it was about the group pod or small groups of people sticking together throughout the pandemic. People began using learning pods as a way to work and live during coronavirus.  “Being in a pod is like being in a little rowboat together and trying to stay dry,” says Preeti Malani, M.D., an infectious disease physician at […]

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Family Safety, News

5 Reasons The Office’s Safety Training Was a Disaster

If you’re a fan of The Office, then you know how quickly things can spiral out of control, but season three, brings valid real-life concerns to the faux workplace with episode 20.  The colorful crew from Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is back with their antics and shenanigans, and this time, it’s Safety Training Day. The […]

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Home Security, News

How Ring’s Mailbox Sensor Keeps Your Mail Safe

All day and all night, your mailbox sits outside, vulnerable and easy prey to criminals who want to steal your most personal details. Identity theft has become a real problem in the U.S. and even though mail theft is a federal crime, that’s not always enough to deter criminals. Mail-based crimes, like identity theft and […]

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Coronavirus, Family Safety, News

These 5 Sports Have the Highest COVID Risks

Across the country, millions of parents now face a tug-of-war between protecting their children from Covid-19 and wanting social activity for developmental growth — including team sports. Even the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) “recognizes that it is likely that ALL students will not be able to […]

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Digital Safety, News

Ring’s New Car Cameras Change the Game for Vehicle Security

With coronavirus grounding everyday life to a halt and most families stuck at home, that means there are also a lot more cars in the driveway for aspiring thieves to choose from. In fact, COVID has brought an increase in car thefts with fewer cars out on the road.  According to the Insurance Information Institute […]

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Coronavirus, News

How to Stay Safe If You’re Voting In-Person

It’s an odd time to be an American. 2020 has been a record year: wildfires, hurricanes, and now a highly anticipated election that will take place in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic that’s still without a cure.  “With the US election approaching fastly, I’m sure many people wonder how they can stay safe while […]

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Coronavirus, Digital Safety, News

How Amazon One’s Hands-Free Checkout Could Make Shopping Safer

In the time of COVID, people worry more than ever about the power – and life-threatening danger – of touch. Coronavirus has changed how we live our lives in more ways than one, and Amazon’s latest hands-free technology is just another way to keep yourself safe. Even before COVID, people have been fearful of touch. […]

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Coronavirus, News

How Safe are COVID-19 Steroids, Antivirals and Antibody Cocktails?

President Trump’s confirmation of his positive coronavirus diagnosis is further proof that COVID cares not who you are and what you have; it can come for you anyway. As of October 7, 2020, there are more than 7.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, with a total of 36.3 million cases and […]

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Coronavirus, News

How to Protect Your Family After Being Discharged From the Hospital With COVID

As we approach almost eight months since coronavirus steamrolled into our world, the disease still remains shrouded in mystery while the world’s brightest minds continue to work toward a cure.  With Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, Americans learned that COVID-19 spares no one, not even the President of the United States. However, President Trump’s short stay […]

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Family Safety, Home Safety, News

The 5 Most Devastating October Hurricanes of All Time

2020 has been a mixed bag of tumultuous events with the coronavirus pandemic, relentless wildfires and social unrest. The 2020 hurricane season has been no less dramatic, serving up so many storms that the National Weather Service had to defer to the Greek alphabet when it ran out of names for the tempestuous season.  As […]

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Home Safety, Home Security, News

How to Return Home Safely After a Wildfire

2020 rained down a hailstorm of natural threats, from the coronavirus pandemic to social and civil unrest. There has been so much chaos that it’s easy to forget that the world is not on fire; unless you live in places like San Francisco and Salem City where the sky turned a creepy, hazy shade of […]

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Home Safety, Home Security, News

U.S. Burglary Statistics: 8 Takeaways from the Latest Data

The results are in for the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s 2018 Crime in the United States report, and it’s a mixed bag, depending on where you live but a marked decrease in home burglaries was once again established.  In 2018, there was one burglary every 26.2 seconds in the U.S. with property crimes […]

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Family Safety, Home Safety, News

How to Keep Babies and Children Safe During a Storm

Calamities such as intense thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, can bring with them torrential downpours, whipping winds and punishing erosion to once-pristine communities. It is a natural part of life that we as adults have grown accustomed to, but for a child’s curious, little mind, it’s another story.  The incessant flashing of lightning and deep growls […]

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Home Safety, News

West Coast Wildfires: What to Do If Your Home Is at Risk

Ferocious wildfires are raging across California, Oregon and Washington. Each day, they continue across millions of acres, with hungry flames determined to scorch land and displace wildlife while threatening entire communities. “Unfortunately, we’re still in peak wildfire season here in California, and we will probably experience more wildfires to come in the next few months,” […]

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Family Safety, News

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Hurricane

When a hurricane comes barreling your way, the days beforehand are a frantic frenzy of last minute preparations. Shopping for hurricane supplies during COVID is far from easy, especially when you have children who need their own hurricane prep. In all of the chaos, it’s vital that you don’t forget to make preparations for the […]

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Coronavirus, Family Safety, Home Security, News

How to Buy Hurricane Supplies During COVID-19

When coronavirus struck, we rushed to the stores to stock up on all of the supplies we thought would protect us from the growing pandemic – paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox, rubbing alcohol. For weeks these supplies were sold out everywhere, and although many stores have now resumed normal stock, another reason to expect empty […]

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Home Safety, News

Study: Storm Surges Are Deadlier Than Hurricane Winds

When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore in Louisiana in 2005, it brought the unrelenting waters from the Gulf of Mexico. Entire neighborhoods and communities were swept away or buried beneath ocean waters. Over 1,500 people lost their lives, most falling victim to Katrina’s unforgiving storm surge. According to the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane […]

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Home Safety, Home Security

The Safety.com Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

Between the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, the 2020 hurricane season is shaping up to be one for the record books. Already, Hurricane Laura has plowed her way through Louisiana, flooding entire neighborhoods and knocking out power to millions. Before the official start of hurricane season on June 1, there were already two named storms, and […]

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Home Security, News

How Google Is Changing Home Security

It’s a good year to be ADT.  After record sales thanks to coronavirus, the home security company has just received another boost, this time from Google, who announced that it will be investing $450 million.  This means big things not just for ADT and Google, but also for the home security industry.  Google Joins ADT […]

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Coronavirus, News

Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Right Now?

During these uneasy times, it is crucial to take the appropriate safeguards to protect your health and the health of your family. Social distancing and quarantining have proven effective in stopping the spread of the virus, but there is just one problem: even in a pandemic, some families still need access to their dentists.  “We […]

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Coronavirus, News

The Safety.com Guide to Handling Mail During COVID-19

As we sit in our homes, binging our favorite shows on Netflix and losing ourselves in online shopping, mail services across the country are scrambling to keep up with demand. As an essential service, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is the leading mail delivery service for online shopping, but that’s far from all it […]

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Coronavirus, Family Safety, News

The Safety.com Guide to Face Masks During COVID-19

It’s been more than eight months since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., and as cases continue to mount all across the world, Americans at home are doing everything they can to protect themselves and their families. COVID-19 strikes without warning, sometimes without even symptoms, and it has been 2020’s silent killer […]

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Coronavirus, News

Is It Safe to Fly Right Now?

Americans have now been social distancing and quarantining for over 8 months since the first lockdowns in March. A COVID-19 vaccine is still months away, but many people are wondering whether it’s safe to resume some of their normal activities, like air travel for business and vacation. While refraining from travel can be difficult if […]

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Home Safety, Home Security, News

Can Smart Home Devices Help Protect You From Coronavirus?

As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases quickly nears 5.4 million, most Americans doing everything they can to protect themselves — not just outdoors, but indoors as well, since “household spread” is one of the most common paths to a COVID-19 infection. Everyone should maintain a clean, disinfected home and follow CDC recommendations, but could […]

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Family Safety, Home Security

Best Home Security Systems for Pet Owners

If you have a four-legged friend or two, finding the right home security system can be a challenge. We’ve identified the features you should consider and share our top 5 picks for pet-friendly alarm systems so you can make a more informed choice for protecting your family, pets, and home.

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