3 steps to becoming a smarter and safer online shopper

Every day, people use data to influence their decision making — from where to go for dinner, to selecting stocks in which they should invest, to where to live. Every Google search we perform, every Yelp review read or written, each item of clothing, houseware or electronic device we put in our virtual cart, is another data point companies can use to personalize our experience … Continue reading 3 steps to becoming a smarter and safer online shopper

5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

Times have changed. It’s no longer enough to protect your physical home, it’s also vital you stay safe from cybercrimes. It has become increasingly easier for criminals to gain access to financial accounts, email and even hack internet-connected devices in the home. The good news is that there are a handful of steps you can take to help defend your home from cyberattacks and lock … Continue reading 5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home

Color has always been an emotional factor for me. Between the color of my hair to the color of clothes I wear and the color of the car I drive, color is essential in my everyday life decisions. That doesn’t change when it comes to my home. In fact, the colors inside my house and outside of my house are even more important to me … Continue reading How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home

Igniting a young girl’s passion for STEM

As a young girl, Ava Lonneman wasn’t about to let gender stereotypes get in the way of her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Although told in grade school that “STEM isn’t for girls,” Lonneman was not only driven to pursue her own STEM dreams, she inspired her peers to follow suit. That’s why the National 4-H Council awarded Lonneman its 2017 Youth … Continue reading Igniting a young girl’s passion for STEM

7 Steps to Secure Your Home While You’re on Vacation

Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacation planning. But before you pack up to leave on your getaway, be sure to take care of … Continue reading 7 Steps to Secure Your Home While You’re on Vacation