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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5 tips to keep your car running smoothly this spring

While many associate spring with a deep clean of your home, it's also a good idea to use the change in season to spring clean your vehicle. Winter can take a heavy toll on our cars, both in terms of appearance and driving capabilities.

Take advantage of the warmer weather and perform these routine maintenance practices on your vehicle so it's ready to hit the open road in style. 

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Maintain your tires for a safer, smoother drive

Tires are a crucial part of your day-to-day travels, but they can be easily overlooked when you're inspecting your car. It's important to note, however; that there are significant benefits to checking them frequently – including better fuel economy, a safer drive, and easier handling of your device. 

Follow these tips to ensure a smooth ride.  

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