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The 6 Rungs of the Safety Ladder

Ladder safety is probably not something most of us give much thought.  After all, a ladder is a fairly simple tool.  But the simplicity of this tool is exactly what makes it easy to take for granted.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries relating to ladders occur annually in the U.S.  That’s a lot of injuries involving such a simple tool.  Maybe we could all benefit from a review of ladder safety tips.

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Make Your Attractive Nuisance Less Attractive

What do the following have in common?

  • Vacant Buildings
  • Junk yards
  • Ponds
  • Betty Boop

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Ten Home Maintenance Essentials for Spring

In many parts of the country, spring has arrived. The calendar even recognizes what we’re seeing before our very eyes: the vernal equinox this year is tomorrow!

With the arrival of spring, so too arrives that long list of spring projects, including spring cleaning and home maintenance. To help you get started, here are ten essentials for your spring home checklist:

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Walking for Heart Health and Home Maintenance!

The life of a claims adjuster is fast-paced and action packed.  The constant onslaught of e-mails, telephone calls, and other daily job requirements can lead to a great deal of stress.  One of my favorite ways to deal with stress is to walk.  The health benefits of walking for stress reduction and physical exercise are well documented.  One of the things I enjoy most about walking is it forces me to slow down and gives me a chance to unwind from the daily grind.  It gives me an opportunity to look at my surroundings at a slower pace and observe things that are usually missed as I whiz by in my car rushing from point A to point B.   I am always amazed at the things I see and discover while walking that I have never noticed before, even though I may have gone past them hundreds of times.

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Employees: The Competitive Advantage

I was recently having a discussion with a friend of mine, where he mentioned that he would love to work for Google. Upon asking why, I was simply pointed to an online article published by CNNMoney, “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Of course, this piqued my interest and I began wondering what made these companies so special. I started browsing the list, randomly clicking on companies to see what they offered. By the time I got to Google (which was number four on the list), I understood why my friend was interested. They offered everything from climbing walls, to free laundry, and even free food for their employees. I also noticed that their profits were up quite a bit. I closed that screen and clicked on another company also reporting profits. Then I clicked on another company and another. Each company was like the last-they were reporting profits. I began to wonder if there was a correlation and started to research the subject.

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Cruising for Classic Car Coverage

Spring is upon us and many people are washing and waxing their antique or specialty vehicles, preparing them for a summer of cruising. Classic cars and trucks are popular during the warmer weather, but how are you insuring them? Most people just add them to their personal auto policies like they would any other vehicle, but is this the best way to cover your cherished cruiser?

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Five Steps to Fearless Public Speaking

Most people admit they would rather do just about anything other than get up and speak in front of a group.  However, presentation skills are important and letting these feelings get in the way of speaking in public can hinder your career.   Here is a step-by-step approach to help you cut down on your anxiety before a presentation, whether it’s in front of a small group or an audience of hundreds.

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