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As copywriter for Esurance, Alex had professional experience in everything from film to literature to (thanklessly!) correcting the grammar in friends' emails. As a fervent Minnesota sports fan, he spends most of his non-writing time gently weeping into cereal bowls.

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Valet Parking Confessions: What Happens After You Hand Over the Keys

This former garage gopher reveals the sometimes scandalous (sometimes pine-scented) secrets of the valet parking world. Continue Reading Valet Parking Confessions: What Happens After You Hand Over the Keys

Safe and smart | Car safety | Travel hacks

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Why We Should Embrace Roundabouts

The U.S. has been slow to adopt the roundabout. It’s time to stop spinning our wheels. Continue Reading Why We Should Embrace Roundabouts

DIY hacks

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Recycle or Trash? Proper Waste Disposal of Tricky Items

Curb the bin confusion — learn proper waste disposal for these 5 head-scratching household items. Continue Reading Recycle or Trash? Proper Waste Disposal of Tricky Items

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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Travelers Beware: 6 Hand Gestures That Could Get You in Hot Water Overseas

Want to blend in with the locals? It starts with knowing what hand gestures to avoid abroad. Continue Reading Travelers Beware: 6 Hand Gestures That Could Get You in Hot Water Overseas

Travel hacks | Destinations

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How To Name Your Boat (and Why It Matters)

Turn your vessel into a true pearl with these tips on how to name your boat. Continue Reading How To Name Your Boat (and Why It Matters)

DIY hacks