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If you find it harder to keep up with your workouts as the temperatures drop, you’re not alone. Many Americans find it increasingly difficult to remain committed as the holiday blues, shorter days and less-than-ideal weather create obstacles. Whether you’re a gym-goer or outdoor exerciser, there are simple ways to overcome winter obstacles and keep your fitness on track:

  • Remember to warm up. If you’re an outdoor exerciser and the weather is colder, try doing...

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Falls are already one of the most common accidents at construction sites, but working outdoors during the winter can create even more hazards. Fortunately, there are ways to compensate for these additional risks and keep employees as safe as possible.

While conducting operations during winter conditions, take the following precautions:

  • Keep surfaces clear. Slips, trips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injuries across all industries....

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The cold weather is here for many. You may be tempted to pull out your space heater this winter to stay warm. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment, such as your space heater, is the second-leading cause of home fires each year from December through February. To avoid becoming part of the statistic, incorporate the following safety tips while staying warm:  

  • Avoid using space heaters to warm bedding, thaw pipes or dry clothing.
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Winter driving can be dangerous—even more so if you’re on the road unprepared for a possible accident. While winter weather has the potential to leave you and your car stranded, a winter driving emergency kit could help you get back on the road or at least help keep you safe while waiting for help to come.

If you live somewhere where snow and ice are common, consider packing a safety kit for your vehicle. Winter driving emergency kits typically include:

  • Battery booster...

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While financial concerns are less pressing than earlier in the pandemic, many Americans remain worried about meeting some basic needs.

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they worry every day or almost every day about the amount of debt they have (30%) and their ability to save for retirement (29%). Roughly a quarter say they frequently worry about paying their bills (27%) and the cost of health care for them and their family (27%), and about one-in-five say...

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Ransomware actors shifted to more “mid-game hunting” in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, resulting in fewer large ransom payments and more lower payments made by middle-market organizations, according to recent data from Coveware, an incident response and ransomware negotiation firm.

The average ransom payment amount stayed around the same level between the second quarter (Q2) and Q3 at $139,739, but the median amount jumped over 50% to $71,674, the firm reports. Both statistics are...

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I think we can all agree there are few things that can steal our joy as quickly and easily as having debt. If we were to pinpoint one type of debt that has delayed recent graduates from saving for retirement, it’s student loans.

While the CARES Act provided a brief respite for those in need, it remains critical that we take ownership of our financial worlds. With the current student loan tally in the U.S. at just over $1.7 trillion, it is evident that the concern will endure for the...

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With the fall and winter months comes flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity peaks between December and February, so now’s the time to ensure you’re prepared. Social distancing and mask mandates significantly prevented a “twindemic” last year as the flu season coincided with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Those safety measures helped prevent a majority of flu cases. However, as more states and businesses lift mask mandates and other...

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In recent years, cyber incidents have surged in both cost and frequency. These incidents have become a pressing concern for organizations of all sizes and sectors—and construction companies are no exception. Although employers within the construction industry may think that their cyber exposures are minimal, this often isn’t the case. Rather, such vulnerabilities can come from a variety of different avenues and lead to devastating damages.

In fact, a recent survey found that over 75%...

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Fall signals a natural time of transition. Fall is also a great time to get maintenance tasks done if you live in an area where cooler weather is right around the corner.

Care for your home this upcoming season by maintaining your home with the following tips:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Clear leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent flooding and freezing around your foundation.
  • Drain gas from yard equipment....

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