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Being Thankful for Work-Life Balance

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We hope everyone had a safe, enjoyable, filling Thanksgiving! I’m still polishing off leftovers from a very fun friendsgiving. In keeping with this past week of celebrating thankfulness with our family and friends, I’d like to share an example of why I’m so thankful to work at splitsecnd. It’s safe to say we all strive to find a work-life balance. Working for a company that acknowledges your life is a sum of its parts is…

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What I’ve Learned From Not Using My Phone In My Car

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At the beginning of October, I decided to embark on a month-long experiment to discover how much my phone had been distracting me while I was driving. Over those 31 days, I learned a lot more about my relationship with my cell phone and with driving than I’d anticipated. Because of that, I’ve continued the experiment with the intent of making safer, more mindful driving a habit. First, I have to admit that I didn’t…

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Vehicle Maintenance: Is your car holiday travel ready?

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We all know how quickly the holidays go by; cooking and baking, decorating, getting your house ready for guests, parties galore, and the ever-looming task of holiday shopping. November and December whisk by, so let’s get our vehicles ready for holiday travel before the madness begins. October was Car Care Month, but in case you were too busy carving pumpkins and finding the perfect Halloween costume, let’s take a moment to look at the mechanical…

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To Grandmother’s House We Go: Preparing for the Unexpected

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Our jack-o-lanterns are still on the front porch and we’re still finishing off the Halloween candy. You’re still sipping Pumpkin Spice Latte and just starting to break out your fall sweaters. Suddenly, mere hours after the last trick or treater came to your door, the holidays hit. At our home base Nashville office, it’s currently 85 degrees and sunny, so the thought of driving through winter weather or preparing our cars for seasonal conditions seems…

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Meet the Team: Brittany Rutherford, Experience Manager

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Brittany only joined the splitsecnd family a few months ago, but in that time she’s become an invaluable member of our team and a bonafide Nashvillian – she already bought a house! She’s smart and funny with the cheeriest of dispositions and a constant smile on her face. Learn more about her in this quick Q&A. Where did you grow up? What about your hometown do you wish you could bring here with you? I…

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The Joining of Generations in the Workplace

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Pop culture exemplifies startups and tech companies as mostly being composed of 20-something guys in zip-up hoodies, black plastic glasses, and floppy hair, chugging coffee as they pound away at their keyboard. Shows like Silicon Valley are a great peek into the startup world- the plight of creatives, the difficulty of funding, the danger of copy cats, and the race to innovate. What shows like this one don’t do is show that many startups are…

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Never Drive Alone: Estelle’s Story

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“My security blanket”. For one of our original splitsecnd users, Estelle, her splitsecnd device is just that. splitsecnd can be so beneficial for families of all ages, sizes, and stages of life. One crucial group that splitsecnd hopes to help are those who worry about “driving alone”. After her husband passed away, Estelle was uncomfortable getting out to drive by herself. Seeking to uphold her independence, Estelle’s family looked for a solution. What could they do…

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It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week

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To promote National Teen Driver Safety Week, we’re proud to be working alongside the Tennessee Teen Safe Driving Coalition and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office by helping educate teens and their families in our community about the importance of talking about safe driving practices. Car crashes are still the number one cause of death in the United States for teens aged 15 to 19. Over the past decade, fewer people have been killed in car…

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Dude, Where’s My Car? What Having My Car Stolen Taught Me About Security

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Three years ago, on the brink of my senior year of college, my car was stolen. I was at a friend’s house for her birthday, enjoying one of my last summer nights before school revved up, only to walk out to an empty parking space. My heart sank to my stomach, my adrenaline surged, and I burst into tears. I should mention- this was at 1 a.m. on the morning of Father’s Day. Rough way…

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Why The Glovebox Is My Phone’s New Home

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Most of us do it, even though we know better. We put our lives and others’ in danger on the road. I’m not talking about drinking and driving. I’m talking about something that research shows to be even more dangerous: distracted driving. There are countless ways our attention can stray from the road, from chatty passengers to GPS navigation, but the main culprit is that pocket-sized computer you might be reading this blog post on right now….

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