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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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7 Ways to Give Your Home More Curb Appeal

Want your home to sell for more (or just look more inviting)? These 7 tips can help make your house the talk of the block. Continue Reading 7 Ways to Give Your Home More Curb Appeal

DIY hacks | Home and garden

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your National League Baseball Mascots?

When it comes to baseball mascot expertise, are you a rookie or an MVP? Find out with our fun quiz! Continue Reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your National League Baseball Mascots?

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7 Iconic Clock Towers Worth Making Time For

From Chicago’s Wrigley Building to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, these famous clock towers rise high above the rest. Continue Reading 7 Iconic Clock Towers Worth Making Time For

Travel hacks

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9 Awesome “Oh-No-Summer’s-Almost-Over” Vacation Ideas

Fall is right around the corner, but not to worry — we’ve got lots of ideas for making the most of these last, lazy summer days. Continue Reading 9 Awesome “Oh-No-Summer’s-Almost-Over” Vacation Ideas

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7 Questions You Need to Ask at the Car Dealership

You’ve done the research and you’re ready to buy. But, before you do, make sure to ask your car dealer these important questions. Continue Reading 7 Questions You Need to Ask at the Car Dealership

Safe and smart | Financial safety