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The unofficial start to summer is shaping up to rebound in a big way. More than 37 million Americans are planning to travel more than 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million people traveled, the lowest on record since AAA […]

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An AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupter) can protect you and your family from unseen dangers in your home’s wiring. It is a safety device designed to protect against residential fires caused by a leak in the current outside a wire’s insulation. The device takes over where conventional circuit breakers, which can’t detect damaged wires or faulty electrical insulation, leave off.

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After living in a home or apartment with motion-sensing switches, it’s a safety convenience you take for granted. Whether you’re finding your way on a dark walkway outside or entering a room at night, a light switch with a sensor that turns on when it detects motion is very helpful. These sensors anticipate movement and make it safe going down a dark staircase to the basement, in public bathrooms and even while cruising the lighted freezer section in grocery stores; they conserve energy while providing instant lighting.

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Outside of school, kids can still spend lots of time on their devices. For parents concerned about how often their kids are using electronic devices, DeFrates said online school probably won’t lead to technology addiction, as with video games or social media.

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Both adults and children may feel the urge to pick up a device just because it’s around. “Our devices are addictive and designed to be that way,” said Dr. Megan DeFrates, a clinical associate of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. “They’re designed in a way that we get a little dopamine boost, a little hit when we get a like or a notification.”

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"The first time Americans were terrorized by an aerial assault was not Pearl Harbor," a CBS News story says leading up to coverage this weekend of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. But what the six planes were doing over Greenwood that day has long been a matter of passionate debate. 

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Consider carrying a GPS device that lets you report an emergency situation. Reporting a dangerous situation quickly and accurately is important for search and rescue crews that may be needed.

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A. Even a properly fitted respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death. The device is designed, ideally, to be used for a single patient encounter, but could also become unusable if it becomes wet or dirty, contaminated with bodily fluids from a patient or no longer forms an effective seal to the face. These masks are not resistant to oil.

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