With the warm weather now in full swing, people have begun opening their pools for the summer. While pools are a great way to escape the heat, there are several safety considerations to take to be sure your summer oasis is a safe one.
Occasionally, we all need to give constructive feedback to others. The problem is that many times the feedback is given poorly and the other person feels attacked or they want to run and hide. This is the “fight or flight syndrome” that we are all familiar with. It’s very difficult to listen and learn from feedback if you are hurt or feel you need to defend yourself. Here are some tips to help you give feedback the right way to your employees, your boss, or even a family member.
Before you go “to the cloud,” you should have an understanding of what that really means. “The cloud” is nothing more than a catchy buzz-word for the various networks and servers that make up the Internet; the very same Internet that you are using to access this blog post. Continuing advancements in technology are making it easier and more practical to access almost anything (documents, pictures, videos, etc.) from anywhere (mobile devices) via “the cloud.”
No matter how much we try to prevent accidents, the unfortunate truth is they happen. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that an average of 373,900 home structure fires occurred annually from 2005-2009. These fires caused an annual average of:
Yes, accidents do happen, but some simple preparation can help prevent injury and reduce the amount of damage. A portable fire extinguisher is an ideal item to have on hand for putting out a small fire, or to suppress a fire until firefighters arrive.
Nothing puts the brakes on a road trip faster than car trouble. While regular maintenance by a mechanic is the best way to keep your car in top running condition, we recommend performing your own maintenance check before heading out. Watch our video “How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip” for a demonstration of how to make sure your car is ready to cover the miles. Take these precautions before your your next road trip and avoid those “bumps in the road!”