Your AAA Magazine August 2017

We’ve got everything you need to make back-to-school season a success, from tips on how to choose a preschool to what buildings and services you should check out on your college campus. In the market for a new car? We’ll show you all the latest parent-friendly features available. And if chocolate’s your jam – and really, whose jam isn’t chocolate – we’ve got the best spots to grab an ooey, gooey s’mores dessert that will make you forget all about those marshmallow-on-a-stick concoctions you ate at camp.

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Slow Down: Lives Are on the Line

Keeping highways safe is something everyone can support. People of all ages rely on highways to safely get where they’re going. Emergency responders, who put their lives on the line...

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College Road Trips: Places to See on Your College Search

There’s hardly a parent with a teenager contemplating college that hasn’t hit the road to visit potential schools. From simple afternoon visits to more complicated college road trips, it’s wise...

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Back to School Insurance Risks

With a busy school year in sight, now is a great time to make sure your insurance policies are up to snuff.

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Your Money: Do’s & Don’ts of How to Build Credit in College

With card in wallet, here’s how to build credit in college – not destroy it.

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Are Fire Pits Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Most homeowners policies will typically cover accidents related to outdoor fire pits.

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Great 8: Places to Get S’mores in and Around Boston

There’s nothing better than the combination of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. These are the eight greatest places to get s’mores in and around Boston. Back Deck 2 West St.,...

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AAA Trainer: Get Your Kicks at Recess

Besides being fun, recess is a great way for schoolkids to release pent-up energy during the day. It also helps children build social skills, improve their health through physical activity,...

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Go Low on Spirits

You’re at a cocktail mixer at a business conference or on the first night of your fabulous tropical-resort getaway. You’ve decided to have just one drink. Why then, when it’s...

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Back to School Means Great Rates on Vacations

The start of a new school year means different things to different people. For kids, it means homework. For parents, it means frantic early mornings and afternoons. For teachers, it...

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School’s Open, Drive Safely 2017

More than 55 million children nationwide will soon head back to school. AAA’s annual School’s Open – Drive Carefully campaign aims to curb traffic fatalities and injuries among children, especially at...

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Safety Tips for Kids Who Walk or Bike to School

Today’s students aren’t biking or walking to school like they used to. Just 13 percent of students ages 5 to 14 walked or biked to class in 2009 compared with...

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Parent-Friendly Features in Cars

It’s a fact of family life: With a growing family often comes the need for a new car. In addition to picking one with high crash-test ratings and plenty of...

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Deion Sanders’ 1974 Toyota Celica

One of the best cornerbacks in NFL history, Pro Football Hall of Famer “Prime Time” Deion Sanders has become one of the most electrifying personalities on television. When he’s not...

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Test Drive: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

For 2017, the Kia Optima offers a model for just about every taste. It’s available as a gas model, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, each with a variety of...

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Cool Places to Study Abroad

Whether you want to explore a new culture, pick up a new language or just spread your scholarly wings, here are some of the top spots to study abroad.

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10 School Backpack Essentials

Your child’s backpack is a kind of bridge between home and school, a place to carry essential supplies. But carrying around a pack all day can take its toll. Help your child start the school year off right with a backpack that fits correctly and fill it with all the necessities.

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10 Ways to Supplement Your Child’s Education

How to supplement your curious child's education at home – and have fun at the same time.

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10 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Through School Stress

Try these strategies if you feel like your child could use some help juggling priorities or coping with school stress.

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10 Things to Look For in a Private School

Selecting a school for a child is one of the most important decisions a family makes. For those with the means to pay for education, private elementary schools and secondary...

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10 Ways to Avoid College Weight Gain

It's common to put on a few pounds when you first start college. Follow these tips to avoid the dreaded freshman 15.

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10 Things to Know About High School Sports

So, your son or daughter wants to play high school sports. Whether this is your child’s first foray into athletics or the latest step in a career that began with T-ball, here's what you should know.

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10 Considerations When Choosing a Preschool

Spend enough time with toddlers, and they’ll surprise you. Sometimes, it’s by using an unexpected word or phrase. Other times, it’s by running, jumping or climbing with unexpected skill. These...

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10 Fun School Lunches to Pack Your Kids

Easy recipes that will pack lunch bags full of nutrients and appeal to all appetites.

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10 Places Worth Checking Out on College Campuses

Becoming familiar with each of these campus spots as soon as possible will be valuable on the road from freshman to alum.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

The parent-teacher conference is a rare opportunity to sit down for one-on-one time with your child’s teacher. They are a chance for a two-way discussion of your child’s progress that...

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Is Your Battery Zapped?

Car batteries hate extreme temperatures. It’s one reason so many fail in the summer heat. Periodically disconnecting the car battery to clean its terminals with water and baking soda can...

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