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Trek to Hollywood
As an Esurance customer, you probably know we love exploring new frontiers. From our mobile app that lets you take care of business anytime to cool features like RepairView® and Coverage Counselor®, we're always looking for ways to take you into the future.

And this year, we've partnered with Star Trek Into Darkness to offer you a chance to attend the U.S. premiere.

Esurance Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes*
Enter the Esurance Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes for a chance to win:

2 tickets to the Star Trek Into Darkness U.S. premiere
$2,500 travel money

Visit our Facebook page to enter the sweeps and see exclusive Star Trek Into Darkness content. To increase your chances of winning, enter each day. Contest ends February 17. Good luck!

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P.S. There's more to come this spring, so stay tuned.

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Can movies affect your health?

Since the Lumière brothers invented the motion picture in 1895, movies have enthralled, inspired, and entertained us. Whether they're action-packed sci-fis, drama-filled biopics, or uproarious comedies, movies have a special ability to make us dream, laugh, or cry. And it turns out, the emotional responses caused by films can also affect our health.

Take a look at which genres in particular impact our physical well-being.

Comedies: Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. And it's true. Studies have shown that laughing decreases stress, boosts immune systems, and even protects against heart disease by improving blood flow. (And let's not forget the other benefit of a good laugh: instant ab workout.)
Tearjerkers: It's strange, but true — watching sad movies can temporarily increase feelings of happiness. According to Ohio State University, tragic movies cause us to think about our own close relationships and reflect on the positive aspects of our lives, thereby increasing our feel-good emotions.
Horror: It's no secret that horror movies keep you on the edge of your seat. What may come as a surprise, however, is that this heart-racing genre can also help you burn extra calories. Research by the University of Westminster shows that the adrenaline surge caused by scary flicks lowers appetite while increasing metabolism. In fact, a 90-minute horror movie can burn up to 113 calories — about the equivalent of a 30-minute stroll. (Note: those with heart conditions should avoid horrors since they can increase chest pain and blood pressure.)
Action adventure: And if you're not into horror, no worries. Action-adventure movies like Star Trek Into Darkness can still offer the same heart-pumping excitement.

Though catching a few good flicks can do wonders for your mood and health (and thus help prolong your life), it can't provide the same peace of mind afforded by a sound health or
life insurance policy. If you're looking for affordable, reliable protection, we can help!

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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. PT on 1/28/13. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 2/17/13. Open to legal residents of any U.S. state or DC who are age 21 at time of entry. Internet access, a Facebook account in good standing, and a "Like" of Sponsor's page are all required. Void where prohibited by law. To enter, log on to and follow on-screen links to the Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES. To obtain the full official rules in writing, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope with proper postage to "Esurance Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes," ATTN: Official Rules Request, 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. VT residents may omit return postage. ARV of prize: $2,500. Prize details may vary. Limit 1 entry per person, per email address, per day. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc., 650 Davis St., San Francisco, California 94111-1922.

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