How El Niño and La Niña Affect the Weather

Emmet Pierce

It's likely you've heard your local TV weather forecaster refer to the effects of an El Niño or La Niña, but what exactly are they? El Niño and La Niña are recurring weather patterns that can trigger damaging storms and droughts in the U.S. and around the world. Both the... Continue


How Distracted Driving Can Increase Your Premium

Emily Guy Birken

Most drivers are aware of the dangers of driving while distracted. However, something that many drivers do not realize is that in addition to the legal ramifications, these distractions can affect the premiums you pay for your car insurance. While any number of things can... Continue


Why Forgiveness Is Good for You

Sally Abrahms

My friend has not forgiven her mother for telling her own young children about a tragedy in their family and sharing details she wanted to wait until they were older to know. When my friend asked, "How could you?" her mother replied, "They were old enough to know." When... Continue


Social media may have caught fire with high school and college age kids, but more and more it’s becoming a place for adults, parents and grandparents as well. Today, over 50% of adults age 50-64 use social media. Ten years ago that number was... Continue


Many people fear a loss of thinking skills and memory as they age. But there are steps you can take to help keep your brain sharp — from taking a brisk walk, to learning a new language, to solving a puzzle. Just like the rest of the body, the... Continue