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Don’t Leave the Leaves!

There’s nothing quite like the view of colorful leaves in autumn. But what do you do when they’ve all fallen and you’re left with a mess in your yard? Winter is quickly approaching, so it’s important to dispose of the leaves before the snow comes. But how can you do so safely (and legally)? Here’s what to know.CAN I BURN THE LEAVES? While many local...

Home Maintenance Checklist: Step by Step Guide to Prepare Your Home for the Fall

Your home is likely one of your most valuable assets and keeping it in good condition matters. Before the rainy, colder fall weather rolls in, taking certain steps to prepare your home can protect your home from sustaining damage during the fall and winter months. Clear out Gutters Spend a few hours clearing any debris out of home gutters and downspouts. Check the brackets holding...

Second-Rate Driving

  Sometimes coming in first place, or in Tennessee’s case, runner-up, is not always a good thing.  According to an ongoing annual study by Smart Wallet, in 2022, Tennessee ranked second in the nation for most irresponsible drivers.  Smart Wallet determines irresponsible driving habits using four different criteria:  1. number of times residents Google speeding and traffic tickets, 2. percentage of uninsured drivers, 3. number...

Everything You've Ever Wondered About Roundabouts

There was once a time when roundabouts were all but absent from American roadways. But over the past decade or so, these circular intersections have seemed to pop up everywhere, from small rural towns to bustling urban centers.This has left many drivers wondering: why are there so many new roundabouts, and why are they replacing tried-and-true stoplights?To help answer these questions—and more—here’s everything you’ve ever...

Six Flammable Foods

Flour may seem harmless, but many people don’t realize that it has a hot temper. Under certain conditions, foods like flour are highly flammable and can result in fiery kitchen situations.Combustible foods are part of the reason why cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States, and the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries according to the U.S....