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A Resolution for All: Household Safety for a Hazard-Free Year

A Resolution for All: Household Safety for a Hazard-Free Year

Another year has come to an end, and another has just begun. With that, millions of Americans find themselves entering the new year with a refreshed vision of what the future holds in store for them. The occurrence of a passing year gives us an opportunity to reflect and evaluate a pledge for self-improvement.

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition around the world. Recent research indicates that as many as 45-percent of Americans say they usually make New Year’s resolutions, while only 8-percent are successful in achieving their goals. Regardless of whether they’ve followed through on previous resolutions, most people will continue repeating this tradition - after all, we’ve had 4,000 years of practice.

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How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Lawsuit the Right Way

How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Lawsuit the Right Way

So you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another party, and you’ve decided to file a personal injury claim.

Good work! You have taken action and made the first step towards receiving justice. You’re a responsible, hardworking individual and you aren’t backing down from those who must answer for your losses. You’re ready to armor-up! It’s now time to put your trust into the hands of the right attorney to fight for you.

This guide will walk you through the process of a personal injury lawsuit, including how to choose the right attorney, types of personal injury cases, frequently asked questions, a timeline of the process, and a checklist to help prepare you for the journey ahead.

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Don’t Sweat it: A Texas Heat Survival Guide

Don’t Sweat it: A Texas Heat Survival Guide

It’s Summer. You know what that means. Heat waves so blistering and humidity so unmerciful that you feel like you’re in a bowl of Grandma’s soup.

When asked “what’s the weather like down there?”, homegrown and transplanted Texans alike are quick to explain that, in the Lone Star State, you might encounter all four seasons on the same day. In other words: unpredictable.

​​Texas Climate
The Lone Star State is notorious for its incredibly diverse climates. As the second-largest U.S. state of over 260-thousand square miles, Texas boasts a range of weather patterns based on location--from the arid western desert, to the humid eastern gulf coast, to the snowy mountain ranges of Big Bend Country.

While it is a running joke among Texans that you might wear a scarf in the morning and a pair of shorts in the afternoon, August is that one time out of the year when we all know what to expect: torturous heat.

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Everybody, (Don’t) Panic: How to Prepare for a Hurricane the Right Way

Everybody, (Don’t) Panic: How to Prepare for a Hurricane the Right Way

Texas: A History of Storms
About 100 storms and tropical disturbances develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico each year. Some of these turn into tropical storms, and on average, two each year become hurricanes that make landfall in the U.S.

Residents along the 367 miles of Texas coastline are no stranger to the life-threatening storms that often emerge from the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Beginning the 1st of June through the end of November, coastal homeowners are at risk of a barrage of hazards brought on by hurricanes, including high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and storm surges.

While hurricanes and other major storms affect the entire country, Texas has stood witness to some of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Between 1851 and 2016, 289 hurricanes affected the continental U.S. Of these, 63 made landfall in Texas.

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