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Ride-Sharing: Uber Convenient or Uber Risky?

  With the price of taxi services in most cities rising, people are relying on a new form of transportation called ride-sharing. Companies like Uber and Lyft can be very convenient for those who don’t own a car or quickly…

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Beat the Heat by Staying Hydrated

During my time in the military, a common phrase I heard while training in the field was, “hydrate or die”.  Although it may not have been the best way to put it, it was an effective reminder to keep hydrated…

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Forgetting to Maintain Your Air Conditioner – Not Cool!

Most appliances require attention every now and then to continue running at peak efficiency, and air conditioning units are no exception. Neglecting maintenance will lead to poor performance and a shortened unit life. With the warmest weather of the year…

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Timber! Chainsaw Safety Tips

Wood burning stoves are commonly used to heat homes or businesses because it is a cheaper alternative to other heating systems, especially for those who have quick access to standing timber. Growing up in rural, Northwest Ohio, my family used…

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Stairs, Outlets, and Sharp Corners, Oh My! Childproofing 101

It’s always exciting to see your child achieve new milestones. Rolling over, crawling, pulling themselves up on objects, and walking are just a few of the most memorable firsts. While you watch them achieve these awesome feats, you start to…

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Soldering Safely: Tips for Safe Welding

As a kid, I remember going to our family farm almost every weekend to “help” my dad with chores (more like get in his way) and work on our farm equipment. That usually meant welding a piece of machinery back…

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The Beauty of Winter Can Bring a Blizzard of Problems

When I was in 2nd grade my mother helped me write a poem that ended up being published in our school newsletter. I saw a little snowflake all dressed in white, it landed on my windowsill just the other night….

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