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Tips for being a safe hunter

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Keep hunting trips safe for yourself and your surroundings before you enter the woods this fall.

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Coexisting with bicyclists

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Cycling has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. Towns across the country are adding bike lanes to their roads to become more bike friendly, and more and more people are ditching their car and using a bike as their primary form of transportation.

Sparkler safety tips

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Did you know that sparklers burn at temperatures upwards of 1200°F? They’re also the leading cause of firework-related injuries in children under 12. Make sure your fun doesn’t get interrupted by a flaming mistake this summer!

Fireworks safety for the Fourth

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Did you know that over 200 people will go to the emergency room each day in the months surrounding the Fourth of July because of firework-related injuries?

Fireworks and the Fourth: 9 tips for safe celebrations

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The most common type of boating accident is a collision with another vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. To avoid this and other issues on the water, here are some responsible boating tips that will help keep your family and your boat safe.

A trip to the dog groomers

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Intervention: it's time to take your stinky pup to the groomer! No matter what kind of dog you have, short-haired or long, a trip to the groomer is well worth the investment.

Making the most of summer music festivals and outdoor concerts

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If you're a music lover like me, you rejoice in the summertime. That's because it's a spectacular concert season! Music festivals and outdoor concerts abound, offering some of the best opportunities to experience your favorite music live. But this is no secret.

Safety on the slopes

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Whether you are new to skiing and snowboarding or you practically grew up on the slopes, you probably know that understanding the proper techniques and safety criteria are imperative when anticipating a trip through the cold. Take notice of these reminders so you can fully appreciate your journey through the snow!

Sittin' on a bale of hay — 7 ways to stay safe on hayrides

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There's perhaps nothing that more embodies fall than heading down to the local pumpkin patch. You can pick out the perfect gourd for carving, purchase apple cider and donuts, wander through a corn maze and hop on a hayride. Seriously, who doesn't enjoy riding through a farm or orchard while sitting on a bale of hay? I've enjoyed plenty of them. But I'm also a living testament to the dangers they present.

The best month for a road trip? Four reasons it's October

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I'm going out on a limb and declaring October the best month for a road trip. Do I have meteorological data, research, or a Gallup® poll to back me up? No, I'm just basing it on my experiences.

Five coolest places to travel in the U.S.A.

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Ah, summer. It's the time of year the whole country comes alive and beckons us to get on the road and experience it. That's why I've put together this list of what I consider the five coolest places to visit in the U.S. If you've never been to these places, now is the time to explore!

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