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Ellen has spent many years as a professional wordsmith, helping to shed light on such topics as world travel, cargo pants, and the porosity of bath tiles. As a freelance copywriter for Esurance, she brings her boundless curiosity to the world of insurance. Outside work, she can be found cheering on the San Francisco Giants, hiking in the Oakland hills, and (barely) resisting smuggling penguins home from Antarctica.

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4 Weird Car Traditions Explained

Ever cruised the strip, tied cans to a wedded couple’s bumper, or honked in a tunnel? Find out how these crazy car traditions got started. Continue Reading 4 Weird Car Traditions Explained

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The Trend Towards Driving Less: Is It For Real?

America’s 60-year “Driving Boom” is over. Find out why Americans are driving less and if this trend is likely to last. Continue Reading The Trend Towards Driving Less: Is It For Real?

Around the nation | Getting there

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A Brief History of the Motorcycle: From Boneshakers to Superbikes

In honor of motorcycle season, we thought we’d share the brainstorms and milestones that led to the modern motorbike. Continue Reading A Brief History of the Motorcycle: From Boneshakers to Superbikes

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Tornado Season Is Here — Are You Ready?

Late spring is known as tornado season, but twisters can happen any time of year. Know what to watch for and how to prepare. Continue Reading Tornado Season Is Here — Are You Ready?

Safe and smart | Home safety | Travel hacks

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