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Leaving Town? Here’s How to Prep Your Home
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(StatePoint) If you’re planning to travel this summer, you’re in good company. Eighty-two percent of adults in the United States – that’s more than 212 million people – are planning on doing the same, according to The Vacationer’s summer travel and trends survey. As you pack your bags, it’s also important to prepare your home for your absence. While catching some summer sun, you can help protect your home and possessions using these tools and strategies:

Almost Two-Thirds of Home Fires Are Due to Human Error. Here's How to Prepare
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(StatePoint) The threat of a home fire is greater than most people think. In fact, 40% of people believe they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than experience a home fire, yet residential fires are the most common disaster people face in the United States, according to the American Red Cross. Here’s how to help prevent fires, and how to prepare for the worst:

How Compounding Pharmacies Can Help Patients Get Needed Care
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(StatePoint) Most consumers know how a traditional pharmacy works. Far fewer are aware of an alternative option: a compounding pharmacy. Here’s everything you need to know about these specialized healthcare facilities, and how they have the potential to improve your wellness.

How to Create Flyers, Invitations, Videos and More with Generative AI
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(StatePoint) Whether it’s designing an e-invitation for a baby shower, trimming down your marketing video, or creating a social media post to share with friends and followers, you’re likely creating content for work and personal reasons on a regular basis. Now, thanks to an emerging technology called generative AI (or GenAI), — a type of artificial intelligence that can perform all kinds of jobs from simple text prompts — it’s easy for anyone to create professional-looking content.

Getting Kids Engaged in Building Safety
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(StatePoint) The future of building safety offers exciting career opportunities for the next generation. The International Code Council encourages educators to involve kids in discussions about the industry from an early age, fostering open-mindedness and offering them a new perspective on the world around them.

High School Graduation Gift Ideas by Intended Major
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(StatePoint) It’s graduation season, and if you have a college-bound student in your life, you’re probably looking for great ways to honor all their achievements of the past four years while helping prepare them for future successes.

How to Avoid Hefty Smartphone Repair Costs
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(StatePoint) From listening to music to watching movies, connecting with family to counting steps, Americans say in a new study that they depend on their smartphones like never before. And they are putting their money where their mouth is. The amount of money they spent on screen repairs surged to $8.3 billion in 2023, nearly tripling the amount spent in 2018 ($3.4 billion).

5 Smart Home Products for The Modern Home
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(StatePoint) As you navigate the demands of modern life, it’s empowering to know that your living spaces can keep up. Here are five smart home technologies that can help you take control and elevate your home into a sanctuary of modern convenience and elegance.

Help Keep Kids Safe From Lithium Coin Batteries
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(StatePoint) About 7,000 children in the United States visit emergency rooms for battery-related injuries each year, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Lithium coin batteries, those small, disc-shaped batteries about the size of a nickel, are particularly dangerous. The exact right size to get lodged in a child’s throat if accidentally swallowed, they can turn deadly, burning a hole in an esophagus in as little as two hours. And, they’re everywhere – in key fobs, key finders, flameless candles, remote controls, thermometers and many common home devices.

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