Workers face increased health risks as temperatures rise

When the sun is scorching on a hot day, many of us move inside to get out of the heat. But if your job requires you to work outside, you don't always have that option – leaving you at risk of heat exhaustion and, in more severe cases, heatstroke. 

It's important to understand the risk of these heat-related ailments, as well as how to stay cool throughout your workday. 

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Weather woes: Protect yourself before the storm hits

Many homeowners, especially new homeowners, don't give a lot of thought to their insurance coverage until the wind picks up. Spend a few minutes reviewing these common causes of damage and how you can protect your home from Mother Nature's worst. 

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7 days to digital detox

Did you know that the average American checks his or her phone 80 times a day? We're using them while we're shopping, eating, watching TV, and yes, driving. We're even using our phones while talking to family and friends. 

Put down the device and become more mindful of the people and experiences around you. Here's a one-week digital detox to help you dial back your phone attachment. 

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Kids on the farm: Age appropriate farm safety tips

Farms are a rare combination of workplace and home. Because kids grow up "at home" on the farm, we may not think to give them the same kind of safety training we expect in a workplace. 

It's not uncommon for a construction or landscaping company, for example, to hold weekly tailgate talks reminding employees of job site hazards and the steps they can take to stay safe. 

Try the same tactics with kids on the farm. 

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Know the 7 rules of the road for bicyclists

Biking to work, for exercise, or just to enjoy the beautiful weather is a great spring and summer activity. Did you know though, that no matter where you ride, your bike is considered a vehicle? Because bikes share the road with motorists, it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. 

In general, follow these seven guidelines any time you're biking to stay safe on the road. 

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