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Lifestyle and safety tips for parents and their families

Family life includes topics such as marriage, money, and elderly care. Find life tips for your family with State Farm®.
Safety Tips for Camping and Hiking With Your Dog

Safety Tips for Camping and Hiking With Your Dog

Whether you’re taking your dog for a hike or a cross-country camping adventure, read these tips first.

Ways to Go Green at Home

Ways to Go Green at Home

Part of being a good neighbor is taking care of the world around you. We share ways to go green at home and offer low-waste living tips.

Support Small Business in Your Community

Support Small Business in Your Community

Whether you tip more than usual, order takeout or delivery or buy gift cards, we review how to support small business.

What Does Organic Mean

What Does Organic Mean

Over the past few years, eating organic has spread in popularity. Continue reading to find out what is considered organic.

What Is a REAL ID and Why Do You Need One?

What Is a REAL ID and Why Do You Need One?

A REAL ID, indicated by a star on your driver’s license, is a requirement for flying, among other things. Find out what it means.

How to Compare Job Offers

How to Compare Job Offers

Multiple job offers can be great for meeting your long term career goals, but they can also be difficult to sort through. Here’s how to go about comparing job offers.

Should You Consider Relocating for a Job

Should You Consider Relocating for a Job

Moving for a job can be exciting — and intimidating. How will relocating for a new job impact your life and your career?

How can I stay safe on days with extreme humidity?

How can I stay safe on days with extreme humidity?

How to deal with the added risks of breathing trouble, hyperthermia and mold.

How To Deal With Neighbor Complaints or Issues

How To Deal With Neighbor Complaints or Issues

From noisy neighbors and arguments over property lines to adventurous pets, there are ways to successfully resolve disputes between neighbors.

Is Going Back to School as an Adult Worth It

Is Going Back to School as an Adult Worth It

Lots of adults ask themselves how to go back to school — especially with jobs and families. These 5 questions help them consider their options.

How To Know What Is Useful To Donate

How To Know What Is Useful To Donate

Learn what is useful to donate so that you can give what will really get used to the charities of your choice. Especially in the time for disaster relief.

Fireworks Safety for Fourth of July

Fireworks Safety for Fourth of July

Thousands of people suffer fireworks related injuries every year. Follow these tips on fireworks safety and how to light fireworks safely.

Divorce Checklist

Divorce Checklist

A married couple functions, on many levels, as a single “unit.” A divorce splits that unit apart, leaving two separate individuals with separate lives. Once the decision to divorce has been made, a number of issues need to be considered to ensure a successful conclusion.

Why Should You Consider Pet Medical Insurance

Why Should You Consider Pet Medical Insurance

Pets are integral members of the family. So, insure them like family. Purchase dog or cat medical insurance to protect your pet against the unexpected!

Volunteer Vacations Give Back While Traveling

Volunteer Vacations Give Back While Traveling

A working vacation can be very rewarding. Learn what a volunteer vacation is and what to consider before you sign up.

Backyard Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Backyard Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Safety reminders and guidelines to make sure your swimming pool or hot tub is ready for the season.

Beat the Heat: 12 Summer Safety Tips

Beat the Heat: 12 Summer Safety Tips

Enjoy the pleasures of summer while staying safe.

Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

You're going to need to pack more than beach supplies for that summer road trip.

Marriage and Money

Marriage and Money

Conversations about money and finances may be uncomfortable at first, but it is important not to avoid them before you get married.

Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for Elderly Parents

To help parents age as gracefully as possible, gather important info, review options and get ideas for caring for them in your home.

Simple Tips to Relieve Stress at Work

Simple Tips to Relieve Stress at Work

Work is a source of stress for many, so consider these methods for fending it off.

Mobile Health Technology & Telemedicine

Mobile Health Technology & Telemedicine

Mobile health monitoring devices are providing doctors with more diagnostic tools to evaluate their patients' health.

What is hypothermia? Signs and causes

What is hypothermia? Signs and causes

Hypothermia is a misunderstood condition that's caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

Travel Tips for Spring Break Trips

Travel Tips for Spring Break Trips

When gearing up for spring break travel, consider these tips to travel smart and safe, and learn what to do before you go.

Why is Sunscreen Important

Why is Sunscreen Important

Learn the ins and outs of sun protection and importance of sunscreen from this handy infographic.

Who Are Considered First Responders

Who Are Considered First Responders

Support first responders — police, firefighters and emergency pros — with six ideas to build community.

Is it Safe to Store Information in the Cloud?

Is it Safe to Store Information in the Cloud?

Cloud computing has unique cyber security risks. Read more about what the cloud is, cloud computing providers, safety of the cloud, and strong passwords.

Social Media Safety Tips to Protect Your Information

Social Media Safety Tips to Protect Your Information

With the popularity of social media continually growing, it’s important to proactively keep yourself safe and your account and information private and secure.

How to Help Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

How to Help Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

Data breaches are becoming more common. Here's what you can do to help protect yourself and prevent a hack.

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