Allie Johnson

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Dog Halloween Costumes: How Not to Torture (or Harm) Your Pet

Fido might not love his outfit as much as you do.

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How to Get Rid of a Wasp or Bee Nest in 5 Steps

Stick it to those insects (safely) before they stick a stinger in you.

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11 Spring Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Get your home fresh and clean without hurting yourself or the planet.

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Homemade Eye Creams and Makeup Removers: How Safe Are They?

Your skin may not appreciate your DIY beauty potions.

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7 Dumb Microwave Mistakes

Don’t cook up trouble by using this appliance unsafely.

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How Safe Is Your Sonic Face Cleaning Brush?

Make sure you’re not scrubbing your way to a skin infection.

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Stinky Dishwasher?

How to get rid of mold and odor-causing gunk.

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5 Things to Beware if You Live in a High Rise

You may be living sky high, but keep your head grounded when it comes to safety.

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How Safe Is the Radiation from Your Microwave?

A safety expert weighs in and debunks some microwave myths.

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Fire Extinguishers and 9 Other Items in Your House That Expire

It’s not just milk that goes bad — so do batteries, medicine and other household items.

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Think Twice Before Buying These 8 Items Online

From meds to mattresses, it’s smarter to buy some products in person.

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Why the Abandoned House in Your Neighborhood May Be a Safety Risk

When a homeowner splits, a little attention from neighbors can keep everyone safer.

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The Best Ways to Disinfect Your Kids’ Toys

4 tips for keeping your tots safe from toys teeming with germs.

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Winter Skin Irritations: What’s That Itch?

Your dry, itchy skin is likely caused by one of these 6 irritants. Here’s how to fix it.

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How to Escape a Fire in a High-Rise Building

Don't get trapped in a tower of trouble.