Climbing Mount Everest taught Alison Levine how to lead a team in even the toughest of environments. Alison Levine was team captain of the first American Women’s Mount Everest Expedition and is the author of a New York Times bestseller on leadership. No stranger to punishing environments, she skied both the North and South Poles, survived subzero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, avalanches and a career on Wall Street. Continue reading
March is just around the corner, and the US will be entering into National Red Cross Appreciation Month. It’s a great time to make a donation, send a thank-you to Red Cross first responders or, take a half hour to donate blood, a hallmark of Red Cross support. Along with a show of thanks for an organization that has helped our nation through some tough times——this is also a good month to reflect on other aspects of disaster preparations. Continue reading
What do you do when the floor starts shaking? The correct answer—at least one of them—is “panic.” And that can’t be helped. Any normal person will be at least a little worried if an earthquake kicks in with no warning. –Hopefully, when you regain your composure, you’ll recall those safety precautions that are hopefully already in place. Continue reading
Resolved: 3 Tips for Protecting Against Losses Before They Happen
One of the best things about the New Year is that it’s also a fresh start. It’s common for people to set goals for the New Year to better themselves or their situation in some way. One of the most common resolutions year after year, is to get more organized. Accordingly if you listen to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, it’s the perfect time for agents to encourage customers to take a good look at their policies to ensure adequate coverage in 2013. Continue reading
It’s no secret, nuclear energy is the most powerful–and, therefore, dangerous–force currently in existence. Not-so-ancient history remembers the horror of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Chernobyl, and Americans specifically look back uneasily on the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania in 1979. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! Lights are up everywhere, we’ve witnessed a couple of instances of snow (at least the northern section of the country), and December break is slowly but surely starting to kick in for students of all ages. For many families, having everyone back together for the holidays plus end-of-year deadlines having just been conquered, often equals a well-deserved vacation. But while you’re lounging on a Caribbean shore, tropical drink in Continue reading
We’ve had a few tastes of it so far this year, but forecasters are foretelling everyone to get used to the sight of snow in the upcoming months. In honor of a possibly white holiday season, we’d like to begin December 2012–National Winter Storm Preparedness Month, at that–with a comprehensive list of tips for surviving the winter.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you know what that means: everyone is talking turkey, potatoes (both mashed and sweet), and pies. But there’s another subject that deserves some conversation on our yearly day of thanks: safety in the kitchen for the sake of your family and home.
Just over two weeks ago, one of the most devastating storms in recent history struck the East Coast of the United States. Hurricane Sandy destroyed countless homes, businesses, and took an alarming number of lives with it when it finally faded away on Halloween. Now, let’s take a look at just what kind of damages it inflicted.
Did you know that, by 2013, almost all government benefits payments will be made via direct deposit? That sounds extremely efficient and convenient, doesn’t it? And “efficient” and “convenient” are not necessarily words that are often associated with the act of being given money for any reason.