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Most Dangerous 3 Months for Tornadoes Have Begun

Last week a tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas. Twenty-two people were injured. Last month a tornado slammed central Tennessee. It killed 24 people, injured many more and collapsed nearly 50 buildings. Apparently the weather gods do not own a calendar....

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April is Month of the Military Child

Many of us look forward to the month of April every year. During this first full month of spring, we watch as lawns turn greens, trees bud and temperatures warm. There's another reason to celebrate April. It's designated as Month...

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Earthquake

"It‚Äôs not if it‚Äôs going to happen to you, but when.‚ÄĚ Ask anyone who lives near Salt Lake City, Utah. The city was awakened by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the morning of March 18th. Much like the COVID-19 Global...

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Lower Your Power Bills While Self-Quarantining

Not that I’m anxious to receive my next couple of electricity bills, mind you. But it will be interesting to see how they compare to previous ones. Like many Americans, I’m spending significantly more time in my home than normal...

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Where to Find Food When Store Shelves Are Empty

Many of us are hesitant to head out to the grocery store these days. Some of us are self-quarantining, while others are tired of seeing the same empty shelves each time. Seems like there is rarely any meat. Or paper...

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Make Your Smartphone’s Battery Last Longer in a Crisis

You’re probably spending more time indoors than normal these days. I think we all are. That might mean you’re using your smartphone more. The last thing we wish for at this point is a power outage. But if one occurs,...

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What Is Solar Cooking ‚Äď and How Does It Work?

Suppose you are home without electrical power. Or out in the woods camping or hiking. Either way, you may not be able to cook food or heat water. Unless, of course, you’re prepared. Take a quick glance at that round...

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Stories of Hope Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

In 2018, a review of studies about the effects of stress revealed something interesting. It found that a constant flow of negative news causing stress can damage your health. Susanne Babbel is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma recovery. She says,...

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What a ‚ÄúSurvival Expert‚ÄĚ Recommends During This Pandemic

Ten years ago, I was the host of a TV series called SURVIVING DISASTER. We picked 10 events, both manmade and natural disasters, for our first season, of which ‚ÄúPandemic‚ÄĚ was our final episode.¬† You can watch it here if...

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