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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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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

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(Not) Hot Off the Presses! 3 Bold New Car Inventions

Insurance-friendly car inventions have come a long way. How much further can (or should) they go? Continue Reading (Not) Hot Off the Presses! 3 Bold New Car Inventions

Around the nation

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5 Seriously Cool Gas Stations Across the U.S.

Who knew fueling up could be fun? At these 5 cool gas stations, a pit stop isn’t nearly long enough. Continue Reading 5 Seriously Cool Gas Stations Across the U.S.

Getting there

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7 Apartment-Hunting Tips to Help You Avoid a Mental Meltdown

One former Esurance associate chronicles his move from L.A. to San Francisco — and the apartment-hunting tips he learned along the way. Continue Reading 7 Apartment-Hunting Tips to Help You Avoid a Mental Meltdown

Smart technology | Smart home