I’ve always been a fan of Road IDs, but we haven’t featured them on the blog in a long time.
How Much Do You Worry About Safety on Trips — and What Do You Do About It?
How much do you worry about personal safety on trips — and what do you do about it? These are some of the (maybe weird, maybe crazy) things I do to help myself feel safe while traveling — but I’d love to hear yours.
4 Personal Safety Apps for Women Who Live Alone
Remember in Bridget Jones’s Diary when she lamented that she would die single and alone, only to be “found three weeks later half-eaten by Alsatians”? Readers had a very similar discussion about this a while ago — specifically, which personal safety apps they use to alert loved ones if something bad were to happen — … Read More about 4 Personal Safety Apps for Women Who Live Alone
How to Choose a Home Security System
We haven’t talked about home security systems before, and a recent comment thread spurred us to give the topic its own post. While you may find it hard to name many companies beyond ADT (the country’s biggest security company), new technology has opened the market to lots of competitors. Some of those, like SimpliSafe (which a few readers have … Read More about How to Choose a Home Security System
Open Thread: What Are Your Best Self-Defense Tips?
2020 Update: We still stand by these self-defense tips for women, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on safety for professional women, including the best personal safety apps for women who live alone and the best safety tips for women travelers. Self defense is not the most fun subject, … Read More about Open Thread: What Are Your Best Self-Defense Tips?
Coffee Break: RoadID WristID Elite
I know that many readers of this blog are outdoor exercisers — runners, bikers, and walkers. If you’re like me, you worry about things from a safety perspective. (Warning: morbid thoughts comin’ up.) On the one hand, you want your ID on you in case you’re hit by a car or otherwise incapacitated — but … Read More about Coffee Break: RoadID WristID Elite