Being involved in a car accident, no matter how minor or severe, is stressful. There are a dozen things that seem to run through your mind at once. Am I injured? Are my passengers okay? What type of damage did my car sustain? These are just a few of the questions that you will be asking yourself in the seconds following a collision.
Once things calm down a bit and you can think straight, you will start to wonder whether … Read more
January is a new beginning for many, and a time to reflect on habits that could be changed. As you are looking for ways to improve yourself in the coming year, why not take a look at the way you drive? Very few people are perfect drivers, and many break at least one rule of the road with regularity. Whether you routinely travel at speeds above the posted limit or text while driving, there are some changes you can make … Read more
You know how to eat — that’s no problem. That said, your New Year’s Resolution may have something to do with food. Maybe you want to lose weight and get fit. Perhaps you want to simply eat better and add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Have you given a thought to food safety? Most people don’t, but it’s one of the easiest resolutions you can make.
Whether you are cooking cold-weather comfort food in your home or getting … Read more
Let’s be honest: Very few people stick with the resolutions they make on January 1. Whether it’s losing weight and getting fit or saving more money, people have the best of intentions in the first few weeks of the year, and then those intentions slowly wane. If this sounds like you, why not make a few resolutions that you can stick to?
Your home is your haven. No one in your family, nor any guests, should be injured in your … Read more
It’s fairly easy to rent a car during the holiday season. Thousands do it in order to travel from one part of the country to another. You walk into the office, show your driver’s license, hand over a credit card and sign a few papers. You’ve got your car and you’re on the road. And with apps available for smartphones, renting a car is easier than it has ever been.
When a driver is involved in a car accident and … Read more
It’s that time of year. Thousands of people across North Carolina and beyond have waited for just the right type and amount of snow to fall so that they could head to the Ski Beech, Sugar Mountain and other areas to enjoy all the fun the season has to offer. As these people strap on skis and snowboards, they are thinking about the rush of adrenaline soon to hit, not the injuries that may befall them.
Skiing and snowboarding are … Read more
People are starting to think about how they will spend New Year’s Eve, if they haven’t made the decision already. If you are looking for a great place to eat, drink and make merry, there are several places in Charlotte that will be holding bashes to welcome in the New Year in style. Here is a list of not-to-miss parties around town this year.
1. Romare Bearden Park
This is the official party of the city. Head to Romare Bearden … Read more
If your smartphone is sitting nearby, pick it up. Tap on the Facebook icon and open your feed. Look there at the bottom (or, on Android, at the top in between the Newsfeed and Marketplace icons). You will notice a circular icon with a triangle pointing to the right or, as you’re used to it being so-named, the play button. That is the icon that will let you know when one of your Facebook “friends” is or has been live.… Read more
Your holiday festivities shouldn’t be dampened because of a trip to the hospital. That is exactly what happens for thousands of people each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 15,000 people are seen in emergency rooms across the country during the holiday season because of injuries sustained while decorating. Keep in mind that number doesn’t include those involved in car accidents or other seasonal mishaps.
Most accidents occur because people make poor choices. … Read more
It’s the season of giving. One of the best things about the holiday season is seeing the looks on the faces of loved ones as they open the gifts you chose for them. Unfortunately, some of those great surprises turn into dangerous ones when you inadvertently give a product that has been recalled.
If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, or even if you have, be sure to check out the latest recalls. If you are considering a … Read more