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Here are the COVID-19-Related Problems Couples Bickered Over the Most

For many of us, quarantine has highlighted the relationships in our lives we care to invest in and those we don’t. Feel like bailing on your social distance hangout? Now you can claim you woke up with a sore throat. Don’t really feel like going to brunch with those friends again? You don’t need to—now


The Top 15 States with “Smart Home” on the Brain

One of the first smart devices to see widespread adoption was the smartphone. Now, people are using that first smart device to search for newer ones—particularly ones that make home life easier, more comfortable, and more automatic. The team at Smart Home Solutions, an authorized provider of Vivint, analyzed Google search volume from the last


Curb the Spread of Germs with Hands-Free Control

It’s more important than ever to slow the spread of COVID-19. To keep germs at bay, we should limit the number of surfaces we touch, and the amount of people we interact with.  Smart home automation, including voice command and IoT devices controlled through smartphone apps, helps you avoid manually operating devices and getting your


Summer Theft in the Last 5 Years: Which States Have It Best and Worst?

Six months ago, the team at Clearlink, an authorized retailer of Vivint smart home security that powers, helped debunk the myth that winter brings thieves out of the woodwork. It’s actually summer thieves that are the busiest of all.  The reasons aren’t clear, but the professor we cited previously guesses that theft spikes when


Spring and Summer 2019: Salt Lake City Events at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena seats nearly 20,000 people and includes fifty luxury suites. The arena, which opened in 1991 as the Delta Center, is owned and operated by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. It has been known as Vivint Smart Home Arena since October 2015, when the smart


The Safest Military Towns in America

A well-guarded military base can imply that such areas—including the nearby military towns—are safe and secure. According to the Military Family Advisory Network, 78% of surveyed military personnel still live off base and in the surrounding cities. This made us wonder which military towns in the US are the safest and which aren’t as secure


Living Alone: A Survey of Millennials

Millennials are choosing to move back home or rent longer rather than purchase a home after college. They’re also less likely than other age groups to live alone whether they rent or own a property. Tough job markets have made it difficult for young adults to find jobs that pay enough, and the burden of


Which States Have the Most Missing Persons?

Missing Persons per capita map

According to NamUS, over 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, ranging from young children to older individuals. Famous missing person cases such as the Elizabeth Smart or Jayme Closs disappearances are well-known missing persons cases, but countless other cases never make it to the spotlight. National Missing Persons Day—February 3—gives the


Which States Have the Most Neighborhood Watch Programs?

Neighborhood Watch Map

Community watch programs have their roots in America’s colonial days. The Town Watch was a way for neighbors to alert the authorities—often a lone night guard—about suspicious activities in their village. Over time, the concept has grown and adapted into the modern neighborhood crime watch. The idea is simple: communities look out for one another


Holiday Theft Rates Are Lower than You Think—See the 10 Safest and Iffiest States

If Home Alone taught us anything, it’s that Christmas brings warm fuzzies to the hearts of burglars and thieves too. Of course, the Wet Bandits are caricatures, not real people. And according to criminology professor Dr. Janet Lauritsen, it’s actually summer, not winter, that’s “open season” for burglary, car theft, and general thievery. That said,


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