According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 9,500 fireworks-related emergency room visits last year.
It's no surprise that more men than women get hurt and the top firework to protect your child from is a bottle rocket. They fire up to 200 mph, explode mid-air and in multiple directions causing a ton of eye injuries.
Happy Fourth of July weekend! As you plan your family reunion or pack your car to head out-of-town today -- make sure you keep a couple of things in mind if you plan on taking your four legged family member(s) with you!
Most likely your dog, cat, ferret, bird and/or horse has a fear of something. The most common problem is the fear of loud and unexpected noises which is the whole point of celebrating our independence -- being loud and obnoxious with as many bottle rockets and sparklers as you can afford! Plus, taking in your local fireworks display!!
Thanks to our friends at the Humane Society, here's a practical list of five things you can do to make sure your pet is as comfortable and safe as possible this holiday weekend.
Katy Perry is a colorful gal! She may have black hair in the picture you see, that was taken at this year's Grammy Awards in L.A., but the Teenage Dreamer just tweeted that she's going back to her blonde roots.
This may sound a bit cliche and that I need to join a program to get help, but
I'm from Generation X. You are too, if you're between the ages of 29 to 49!
Now that we've established that ... what about retirement? It seems so far away, yet the more you save now the better off you'll be when the time comes to decide if you can retire early or not at all!
I found an interesting survey through a random newspaper called the North Country Gazettethat claims that more than 70% of Generation Xers have no financial plan in place for that fateful day. Can you imagine?
After spending a week of vacation along the Lake Michigan shoreline ... I can't tell you how many conversations I had with other campers about either the daily temperature or how clean it appeared each day...
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