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Feb 8 2016

Debunking Winter Driving Myths and Other Safety Tips

winter driving myths mainWinter is coming to a close (thankfully), and we here at Crucial Vacuum join the entire northern hemisphere in a collective sigh of relief that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. (Seriously. The groundhog as a weather prognosticator is a grand tradition) However, there are still quite a few wintry and blustery days and below freezing temperatures on many nights ahead of us. When it comes to being safe on the roads, we are bombarded with a lot of information. Some of it makes sense, like not using your cellphone while driving. Some of it makes us wonder, like being told to underinflate your tires for additional traction. How do you keep track of what is or isn’t a valid safety tip? To help you with that, here are four of the most common winter driving myths you’ll hear when it comes to staying safe on the winter roads. Continue reading »

Feb 4 2016

Super Bowl Party Activities and Pranks for Each Type of Guest Pt. 2

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Last article, we talked about the first five of the top ten stereotypes of guests we saw at our Super Bowl parties. Here we’re going to look at the other five and give you some ideas about how to engage them so your party is one that will be remembered. Heck, your party may end up being so legendary, you’ll have to work doubly hard to top it next year. Continue reading »

Jan 27 2016

Super Bowl Party Activities and Pranks for Each Type of Guest Pt. 1

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Are you ready for some football? Okay, while not everyone is excited about football, there’s no denying that Super Bowl Sunday is an event. Super Bowl Sunday means Super Bowl parties, and we here at Crucial Vacuum have noticed that there are some specific types of people who attend our parties. Because we’re all friends, we take delight in catering activities for them or pulling a little prank. Check out part 1 of our list:

 

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Jan 18 2016

With Late Winter, Comes Late Winter Sickness – Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Prevention Season Winter

It’s January, which means that Old Man Winter has the Northern Hemisphere firmly in his grasp. The cold weather brings lots of things, some great (like the first snow!), others…meh (like every snow after that). During these dark days of winter, it’s important for you and your loved ones to stay healthy. Did you know that health officials estimate there will be one billion colds this season alone? Moreover, that doesn’t take into account the number of people who will catch the flu. So we at Crucial Vacuum have gathered some tips on flu prevention to help keep your family healthy.

Prevention

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, hopefully you’ve already gotten your flu shot. If not, you can still get them well into January. As one of the top flu prevention methods, because the official flu season runs until May, it’s still a good idea to protect yourself. Remember that it generally takes one to two weeks for a flu shot to fully protect you, so the sooner you get it, the better. As always, make sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist with any questions you have about getting a flu shot. Continue reading »

Dec 2 2015

10 Easy Tips to Handle Holiday Stress

Do you ever feel like the holidays is a two sided coin? On one side you have the “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” tune going in your head while thinking of all the happiness you share with friends and family; while on the other side, it’s the holiday stress of shopping around, RSVP’ing to numerous events and all the like? Yeah we’ve been feeling like that lately.

Here are some awesome, and easy tips to handling the holiday stress! Continue reading »