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Home Life, Military Life June 14, 2018

Keep Outdoor Cooking Safe! Prevent Grilling Mishaps with These Backyard Barbecue Basics

Heather M., Editor

The delicious smell of grilling that wafts through the neighborhood is a true sign that summer has arrived. However, every year grills are responsible for numerous house fires, thousands of burn injuries and even some deaths. Something that’s s...

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Health & Wellness June 13, 2018

Be the Reason Someone You Know Seeks Support: Speak Openly About Suicide and Learn the Warning Signs

Erika S., Editor in Chief

People rarely talk openly about suicide. But talking openly and honestly about emotional distress and suicide is OK. It will not make someone more suicidal or put the idea of suicide in his or her mind. Suicide is a serious public health proble...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 12, 2018

Double Duty: Disaster Prep Upgrades for the Best Return on Investment

Michele B., Senior Editor

Last year, 25 million Americans were affected by disaster. Inspire the citizens in your community to upgrade now to mitigate the effects that a natural disaster can have. At the same time, upgrades can increase curb appeal and energy efficiency. ...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 7, 2018

Making Home Feel Like Home Again: Post-Disaster Return and Recovery

Julia S., Editor

Natural disasters often appear with little to no warning, and their presence is felt long after they’re over. They frequently leave behind devastating effects on communities, making recovery a gradual and challenging process. While returning home ...

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Work Life & Safety June 5, 2018

Down with Discrimination: Fostering a Culture of LGBTQI Inclusion at Work

Katherine E., Editor

Everyone deserves to work in an environment that feels safe, where they can take pride in what they do and trust the coworkers and leaders they work with. Despite the inclusion of LGBTQI rights in the workplace by many organizations, discriminatio...

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Health & Wellness May 31, 2018

JUULing: A Look at the Next Generation of E-cigarettes

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Did you know that American youth are more likely than adults to use e-cigarettes? In fact, in 2016, more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes. Since prolonged nicotine exposure can harm adolescent brain development...

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Security & Preparedness May 29, 2018

The Lowdown on Lockdowns: Planning for an Active Threat in School

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Active threats are an unfortunate reality in today’s schools. While it is difficult to stop an active threat, school administrators can do their part to prevent the unnecessary loss of student, teacher and employee life. All schools must develop, ...

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Security & Preparedness May 24, 2018

Pet Prep: Disaster Planning for Your Animals

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Your beloved pet is an important member of your family, so you must also plan for his or her needs during an emergency. Preparing today can help keep your animal safe in the future. Adapt this infographic into one of our many outreach forma...

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Health & Wellness May 22, 2018

Don't Miss a Beat! Keep Tabs on Your Blood Pressure for a Healthy Heart

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Healthy living starts with taking care of your heart to ensure normal blood pressure. A nutritious diet, plenty of exercise and good lifestyle habits (e.g., no smoking or drinking)  all contribute to good heart health. Give your community the tool...

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Health & Wellness May 17, 2018

Getting Back on Our Feet: Help Your Employees Achieve a More Active Lifestyle at Work

Julia S., Editor

It is no secret that most of us spend too much time sitting and not enough time moving. While we can schedule in exercise and limit how much TV we watch, a big hurdle to achieving a more active lifestyle lies in the nature of our jobs and workplac...

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