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    The grid is not the most stable source of electric power. Consider these 5 steps to create your own safe island, just in case of grid failure (or squirrels)

    5 Tips to Make Your Home an Electric Island (But Watch Out for Squirrels)

    Want to work out but just do not have time? These 5 workouts are the answer! Short workouts are better than none, and these can be done just about anywhere!

    5 Ten-Minute Workouts to Supplement Your Busy Life

    Going into Super Bowl 50, we look back at what we learned from the infamous Super Bowl 47 in 2013 where a power failure left half the Superdome in darkness.

    QB Sneak is Easier in the Dark: Lessons from the 2013 Super Bowl Power Outage

    The blackout is here and the time for prepping is over. These 5 steps will help make your blackouts less of a disaster and more of an adventure!

    The Power’s Out…Now What? 5 Steps to a Better Blackout

    You lock the doors to your home, but do you let in unwanted visitors through your Wi-Fi? Protect yourself from hackers and keep your personal info safe.

    Home Router Security: Make it Tough for Hackers to Invade your Home

    Each Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicts the long-term forecast. Our weathermen do it, too, but is it even worth bothering about?

    Groundhog Day: Who Do You Trust More, a Rodent or the Weatherman?

    The Zika virus is spreading quickly through Latin America, and has even been reported in the US. Could this be worse than the Ebola outbreak? Some think so.

    The Zika Virus: A Public Health Emergency Exploding Through the Americas

    Just because there was a massive snow storm does not mean the fun has to end. People avoided cabin fever in some traditional - and downright strange - ways, including a T-Rex shoveling snow.

    T-Rex Spotted Shoveling Snow During Blizzard: How People Avoided Cabin Fever During the East Coast Storm

    The historic Blizzard 2016 left tens of thousands without power for days, and stranded motorists overnight on frozen roads. Here are some takeaways.

    What We Learned: The Historic Blizzard 2016 Took Its Toll on the East

    Exercising in the winter can be disheartening, especially if you do it wrong. Know what not to do when venturing out into the cold to exercise.

    Don\'t Make These 4 Mistakes While Exercising in the Winter

    We usually get warning before a big storm hits. Use that time to make sure you have these 7 things before the next snow storm comes your way. #WinterStormJonas

    Make Sure You Have These 7 Things Before the Next Snow Storm

    For 2 years, the people of Flint, Michigan have had lead in their drinking water, and it could still be a while before it is clean again.

    Flint is Being Poisoned: Lead in the Drinking Water a Lingering Problem

    Having effective temperature control can make a world of a difference during emergencies. What are your plans for temperature control should the need arise?

    Keeping a Temperate Temperature

    The 4.3 earthquake left no damage or injuries, yet it caused emergency kits to be sold out in a British Columbia city. This wake-up call applies to all.

    Wake-up Call: Mild Earthquake Spurs Unprecedented Demand for Emergency Kits

    There are a lot of catastrophic disasters that plague our world, but the ones with the biggest mortality rates are flu epidemics.

    1918-1919: The Worst Flu Epidemic Ever

    The Arctic Oscillation is in full force, and between it and El Niño, this is a winter of extreme weather, and it is just going to keep on coming.

    El Niño vs The Arctic Oscillation: Opposing Weather Systems Bring Extreme Weather

    North Korea is not the only nuclear concern we should be aware of. Even close to home radiation is possible. How are you prepared for this threat?

    How to Stay Safe in the Event of Nuclear Radiation

    When it comes to emergency preparedness, Tokyo knows how to do it right. From earthquakes to DIY diapers and D Batteries, we can learn a lot from Tokyo.

    Tokyo is Prepared for Earthquakes, Missile Attack, and Making Diapers out of Plastic Bags

    Follow these 9 simple steps to maintain good health and fight off sickness!

    To Your Health

    Wearing surgical masks day in and day out may not be your ideal look, but when the air around you is extremely polluted, your health overrides fashion.

    Fashionable Face Masks: Stay Healthy in Any Condition

    2015 was a year of unprecedented disasters. From the earthquake in Nepal to the drought in California, these disasters are just the tip of the iceberg.

    A Dozen Disasters to Remember 2015: A Year in Review

    Getting into prepping can be a bit daunting at times. These 7 tips will help you get going and help guide you as a new prepper.

    7 Things Every New Prepper Needs to Know

    If thousands of coffee cans washing up on shore is any indication, this truly is a quite unusual winter, with many other unexpected occurrences.

    A Highly Unusual Winter Is Upon Us

    For those not in California, how will El Niño affect you? Read on to learn about the effects of El Niño nationally.

    El Niño Nationally: From the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South

    Getting prepared can be hard work. Fortunately, this guest blogger has 7 tips for you to follow in order to become an effective prepper.

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Preppers