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May 28, 2020

What are Deepfakes and Why should I worry about them?

This video is a lighthearted look at what Deepfake Videos can be. But read more about the potential harm these types of videos can cause. Imagine, for example, receiving a video from a grandchild asking for help, and while it …
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May 28, 2020

Dig Down Deep Safely

Before the heat of summer sets in, many of us are itching to get our yards back into shape. If your to-do list includes planting trees, installing a sprinkler system,  or other landscaping projects that will require digging, it is …
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May 28, 2020

Dig Down Deep Safely

Before summer heat sets in, many of us are itching to get our yards back into shape. If your to-do list includes planting trees, installing a sprinkler system, or other landscaping projects that will require digging, it is important to …
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May 28, 2020

Hiring a Contractor – 11 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Yours

If you are planning a renovation or addition, here are ten questions to ask before signing a contract. Potential contractors’ answers will allow you to gain a better understanding of his or her professionalism and craftsmanship. They will also help …
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May 26, 2020

Richmond’s First Mayor Was Also Mutual Assurance Society’s First President

Richmond, Virginia’s first mayor, following the end of the Revolutionary War, was Dr.William Foushee – a doctor, politician, and socialite. Born in Northumberland County in 1749, Foushee was a third-generation Virginian, a descendant of French Huguenots who had fled France …
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May 26, 2020

Power Strip Safety Tips

Power strips have become an essential part of our daily lives. Cell phones, tablets, laptops, headsets, portable chargers – all of these require an outlet and often at the same time. That’s not to mention our home offices where we …
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May 21, 2020

Spring Cleaning Can Be Healing

While there is now a light at the end of the tunnel, there are several more weeks before our new normal will begin following the demise of the pandemic – with restaurants and stores calling our names. Before you embark …
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May 19, 2020

Adjusting To A New Norm

“It Is only by building a sense of teamwork and community that we can overcome the unexpected detours and hurdles we encounter on our own journeys, and gain the satisfaction that ought to derive from such achievements. Those organizations – …
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May 14, 2020

Virginia Ranks 9th In Identity Theft

Reports of Coronavirus-related scams have spiked in recent weeks, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Many have been related to false advertisement of Covid-19 cures and treatments, while others have included online sellers claiming to sell in-demand goods, fake …
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April 30, 2020

A Very Brief History of Home (Fire) Insurance & Fire Marks

Fire insurance was first offered in 1676 by the Hamburg Fire Office in Germany, but property insurance as we know it today can be traced to the Great Fire of London in 1666; a catastrophic fire that destroyed over 13,000 …
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