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Fall is a time for hot cocoa, stew, and baked apples. Our cooking habits change a lot in the fall, because the foods we crave change, too. Usually, we crave things that require high cooking temperatures, lots of time on the stove, and maybe an open flame. And, while these methods and techniques can make for some truly tasty fall recipes, they can also make for an active fire alarm. Making sure your fire and smoke alarms are working is a great way to get started, but you should also be wary of these fall cooking habits that are a safety hazard. Crock pots Crock pots are meant to be turned on and left on for hours, slowly marinating various flavors together, and cooking meat at a very slow speed so as to make it extra tender. Some people are in the habit of turning on their crock pot when they leave for work in the morning, and coming home to a pot full of ready-to-eat stew. But it is never safe to leave an electrical appliance on when you… Read more

People have been hiring taxis to their front door for decades, but times have changed since the creation of the first car-for-hire. While it's certainly convenient to get door-to-door service from your taxi, maybe you should get door to...around the corner from your home service, if you want to protect your security. Here are reasons a taxi should never pick you up directly in front of your home. It tells a stranger where you live This is an obvious one; now a complete stranger knows your home address. That's never a good idea. Keep in mind that taxi drivers do not need to go through the extensive application process that other professionals do. In fact, they're one of the few businesses that will be more lenient about hiring people with criminal records. They can save your address Taxi drivers don't use maps anymore; they use the GPS on their phone. Most GPS apps save every single address that the user punches in. If a driver ever wants to find your home again, he can easily pull it up on his… Read more

Having a neighborhood watch, and the signs to prove it, tells invaders and suspicious individuals that your neighborhood is united. In today's climate, when people rarely know their neighbors and have no plan in the case of an emergency, burglars and criminals capitalize on the isolated nature of suburbia to make their attacks. Having a good neighborhood watch can make your entire neighborhood less of a target. Here are some tips for setting up a successful neighborhood watch. Invite neighbors over to speak about their experiences If you're going to gain interest in your neighborhood watch, you need to facilitate a feeling of togetherness. It's very likely that several homes in your neighborhood have witnessed or even been victims of criminal behavior, but they haven't spoken up about it. Inviting your neighbors over to share their stories and experiences will make them feel less alone, and give them a sense of camaraderie with their neighbors. It will show them how powerful they could be if they looked out for each other. Invite law enforcement to speak When you have your first… Read more

It seems like the first and last time that parents really have to worry about releasing their kid into the world is when they send them off to college. But, typically, their child will live in dorms for at least the first two years of college. Dorms come with campus security, front doors that can only be opened through special keys, and resident assistants who keep an eye on things. So parents learn that there is one more time they release their kid into the world, and that's when he wants to move into an off-campus apartment. Here are some things to consider to help your child find a safe off-campus apartment. Don't be too close to campus College campuses are quiet, desolate places at night time, which makes them prime areas for criminal activity. Don't set your college student up too close to campus, since they might be caught in the crossfire of questionable things that happen there at night. Or too far on the outskirts You also don't want your child living on the farthest outskirts of the… Read more

There are several reasons people may not want to keep a gun in their home, including the fact that their state law may not allow it. But even people who can legally own guns may not want to because they have young children in the home. Some people even suffer from vivid nightmares or personality disorders that can make it hard for them to differentiate between reality and visions sometimes--this could lead to a deadly misunderstanding. Whatever your reason for not wanting a gun, you likely still want to have some form of self-defense in your home, in the case of an emergency. So here are some great and effective alternatives. A paintball gun Some larger paintball guns look like rifles, so even the look of them could send a burglar running. Shooting somebody with a paintball gun--especially from a short range--can easily knock the person over. If you shoot them in the knees or shins, it will be hard for them even to walk for weeks. And, should there be an accident in the home with one of these, at least… Read more