Is it Safe to Use Hotel Safes?

Following on from our earlier guide “13 tips for staying safe in a hotel“, we were asked the question “Is it safe to use hotel safes?” First off, storing your valuables in the in-room hotel safe is a much better choice than trying to hide your valuables somewhere in the room. However, it is not 100% secure. If you use the safe and somehow forget the code or lose the key, how do you retrieve…

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What to do if You’re Being Followed

I think most of us have experienced the feeling at some point or another that we are being watched or followed and it isn’t a nice feeling. Most of the time it doesn’t come to anything and it is just our imagination overreacting. But what happens when those fears are correct? If you believe that someone is following you, we have some practical tips that will help you to keep a level head and stay…

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Best Pressure Points for Fighting

I am sure that you have heard stories of ancient kung fu masters who can knockout a larger and stronger opponent with a simple touch of their hand. Or maybe even stories about the Zen master who can kill with just the slightest touch of his index finger (death touch). Sadly those stories are nothing but fairy tales but don’t get me wrong. It is possible to kill somebody with a single strategically placed blow,…

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How to Keep Yourself Safe in a Mass Shooting

Even though you’ll hopefully never need this information, having it can help in the worst-case scenario. Mass shootings have destroyed many families around the world and left many communities in tatters. It can happen at a high school, a first-grade classroom, a church, a nightclub. It can happen anywhere. Mass shootings in these places have killed and injured scores of victims, spurred thoughts and prayers from politicians unwilling to take a stand, and shattered countless people’s sense…

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How to Safely Escape an Abusive Relationship

If you are reading this because you yourself are in an abusive relationship and need to leave this page quickly, click here to go straight to the BBC news page. A very good friend of mine recently got out of an incredibly abusive relationship and I am very lucky that she trusts me enough to open up to me when she is having a bad day. I don’t want to go into too many details…

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