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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 Surprising Facts About Groundhog Day

Ever wonder why a large rodent is our national weather forecaster? Find out where this odd tradition came from. Continue Reading 4 Surprising Facts About Groundhog Day

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The Surprising Link Between Extreme Weather and Electric Car Range

EV drivers, take note: extremely high or low temperatures can cut your car’s range by as much as 40 percent. Here’s why and what you can do about it. Continue Reading The Surprising Link Between Extreme Weather and Electric Car Range

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Famous, Impressive, and Super Cool Doors Across America

From towering bronze portals to stained-glass marvels, these amazing doors are sure to ring your bell. Continue Reading Famous, Impressive, and Super Cool Doors Across America

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9 Savvy Airport Survival Tips for the Holiday Season

This Thanksgiving, 25.3 million Americans will be flying during the holiday break. If you’re one of them, check out these 9 airport survival tips. Continue Reading 9 Savvy Airport Survival Tips for the Holiday Season

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Hitting the Hay: Top 8 Hayrides Across the Country

Nothing says harvest time like a ride in a wagon full of hay. From cozy orchard rambles to haunted trails of terror, see how these hayrides stack up. Continue Reading Hitting the Hay: Top 8 Hayrides Across the Country

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