10 Tips to Avoid Allergens

Are allergies interrupting your spring plans? Follow this action plan to avoid exposure to allergens and feel better this season.

10 Tips to Avoid Allergens

Like clockwork, spring comes every year and with it, tons of allergens. From sneezing to hives, allergic reactions can cause a lot of discomfort for the 50 million Americans who suffer from indoor and outdoor allergies. Luckily, there are ways to reduce exposure to allergens that may cause reactions. Follow this action plan and enjoy the season safely!

Stay Inside During the Morning


If possible, avoid outdoor activities in the morning when the pollen count is highest. Higher levels of pollen can also be found on warm, dry and windy days – so be prepared!

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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