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Driving Safety: Myth or Fact?

Jan 17, 2019

We’ve all heard driving tips that leave us wondering if they’re really useful or something of urban legend. While it’s always a good idea to practice safe driving, it can be hard to distinguish myth from truth. Here’s the truth behind a few common tips you may have heard. Myth: Yellow ‘Driving Glasses’ Improve Nighttime Vision You may have heard that […]

Safe Mountain Driving: Brush Up On These Safety Tips

Jan 17, 2019

Coming ‘round the mountain sure sounds like fun, but the fact is that traveling steep slopes on narrow mountain roads can be challenging for motorists and their vehicles. However, with some sure-footed driving skills, you’ll be better prepared to drive through mountain ranges safely. Steep uphill and downhill grades may put an extra strain on […]

The History Behind Driving on the Left or Right Side of the Road

Sep 14, 2018

The U.S. is among about 75 percent of the countries in the world that drive on the right side of the road, National Geographic says. The reason why most countries use the right lanes dates back to before the invention of cars — and the same is true for the approximately 50 countries in which drivers travel […]

What Kind of Car Wash Is Right for You?

Jul 26, 2018

A car wash can keep your vehicle looking clean, and regular washings can also help maintain its finish, says Consumer Reports. But how do you decide what type of car wash to use? If you’re unable or uninterested in washing your car at home, you may have options when it comes to choosing a car wash facility. […]

8 Storm Preparedness Tips for Your Small Business

May 14, 2018

When you’re running a bakery, an interior design practice or a dry cleaning business, a natural disaster or an emergency may seem like the last of your worries. But all the hard work that you put into growing your business might be in jeopardy without proper storm preparedness. Consider these eight tips to help get […]

3 Ways to Dispose of Renovation Waste

Mar 16, 2018

If you enjoy do-it-yourself home improvement projects, you may generate some waste as you update your home. Wondering what to do with the unneeded materials? Here are some tips to help you responsibly dispose of renovation waste. 1. Donate It If unwanted construction materials are still usable, consider donating them to a local nonprofit, says. […]

How to Reduce Your Water Bill

Feb 9, 2018

If you’re looking for ways to cut expenses, you may be wondering how you can reduce your water bill. The average person uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). From showering and washing dishes to watering the garden, water usage can quickly add up. If you unnecessarily leave […]

10 Tax Deductible Small Business Expenses

Sep 18, 2017

Small business owners can generally deduct certain expenses on their taxes. But which ones? Here’s a quick look at what’s deductible and what isn’t, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These Items Are Typically Tax Deductible: Employees’ pay Retirement plans Business rent Interest Taxes Insurance Business meals Business travel Business use of your car Business use […]

Tire Wear Patterns: What Can Cause Uneven Tire Wear?

Jun 13, 2017

Uneven tire wear is usually caused by improper alignment, overinflation, underinflation or a worn out suspension. It can be helpful to know the different uneven tire wear patterns below and what they may suggest about your car. Tires are an extremely important component of your car, and it’s a good idea to check them periodically […]

Business Owners: Should You Allow Pets at Work?

Nov 10, 2016

Offering a “bring your pet to work” policy might be more than just a nice-sounding benefit: It could actually lower your employees’ stress and make other workers feel more satisfied with their jobs, according to a study by Virginia Commonwealth University. “Allowing workers to bring their pets to work is a very simple way to […]