Category Archives: 2013 Articles

May 2015

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16-22 Dog Bites Can Be Prevented with Better Education Kids love dogs. But kids also suffer the most dog bites. Learn more here. The old saying “dogs are a man’s best friend” might be news to the more than four million people bitten each year, most often children and the […]

March 2015

Know Your Employment Rights Discrimination, Harassment and the At-Will Employee At-will employees have far fewer rights than employees with employment contracts. Should a dental hygienist who was fired by her boss for being irresistibly attractive have a case for wrongful termination? What about an employee who reported illegal business practices and was fired just days later? […]

February 2015

Check to See If Your Car Is on the List Auto Safety Crisis Spurs Record Year of Recalls The New York Times exposes missteps, delays and deadly defects during a record year of automobile recalls. A decade-long ignition-switch defect in millions of General Motors vehicles helped launch a record 2014 for automakers for all the wrong reasons. […]

January 2015

Be Aware of Safety Issues Before Hailing a Ride To Uber or Not to Uber? Ridesharing Faces Controversy Downloads of the Uber app continue at a brisk pace, ranking #41 on the Apple App Store. Read more. With one tap of a smartphone app, Uber is upending the taxi business and changing the way people around […]

December 2014

Holiday Video Game Guide for Parents Your Kids Want a Video Game; Now What? A large majority (73 percent) of published video games are approved for most ages. Shop knowing what’s in the game with the ESRB rating app. As entertainment publishers crank out the big video game titles just in time for the holiday shopping […]

November 2014

Keep the “Happy” in Happy Holidays Tips for a Safe Holiday Season ‘Tis the season for everything holly, jolly, merry and bright. But celebrating the spirit of the holidays takes more than just planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a greater risk for house fires, decorating injuries […]

2013 Safe Toys Buyer’s Guide

Avoid Worst Toys this Holiday Season Play Beads Become Date-Rape Drug Aqua Dots were a hit toy until kids started becoming violently ill after swallowing the beads. Turns out the coating metabolized into GHB – the date-rape drug – when sprinkled with water. Learn more. Battling last-minute crowds for the ideal gift, agonizing over the […]

Over Sharing Online Can Cost You Your Job & More

Most people have an “I hate my job” moment, but it’s best not to vent online. Tips to avoid over sharing. For better or worse, social networks give us a platform to share literally everything on the Internet. Have you ever marveled at an offensive Tweet, a questionable Facebook picture or an unprofessional comment on […]

Truck Accidents On the Rise

After reaching an historic low in 2009, deaths and injuries from truck accidents are on the rise. Why the turn for the worse? According to astartling report from the American Association for Justice, lax practices are forcing a growing number of unsafe trucks on the road, which are often driven by overworked, underpaid and poorly […]

Child Passenger Safety Week Starts Sept. 15

Five Common Mistakes to Avoid with Child Safety Seats Nearly one-third of parents stop using rear-facing car seats too soon. See inside. Becoming a parent means taking an unspoken vow to protect your child from harm starting on day one. So unless you plan to walk home from the hospital, it’s important to choose the […]