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What’s Hiding in Your Mattress?

A guide to the not-so-scary and just plain terrifying things that have made their way under your covers.


9 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Recycle

How to keep bras, Crocs, Nikes and pantyhose out of landfills

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How to Secure Your Home Against Burglars

Reduce the risk of property theft — and worse — by “target hardening” your home

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The Lowdown on LED Light Bulbs and Insomnia

Change a light bulb, change your mood?

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Plastic: A Bunch of Seriously Good Reasons to Just Say No

Get your green on and limit your plastic use with these tips.

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9 Simple Hacks For A Hazard-Free Kitchen

Easy ways to make everything from food prep to cleanup safer and healthier.

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Clean Carpet, Healthy Pets: How to Have Both

Your four-legged friends and wall-to-wall carpets can live in fresh-smelling harmony with these safe-cleaning tips.

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Make Your Home Warmer — And Safer — This Winter

How to protect both your house and wallet when the temperature plunges.

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Is a Hidden Hazard Lurking in Your Washer or Dryer?

Want to remove the mold from your washer, avoid fires in your dryer, and make both appliances last longer? Follow these tips.

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​How to Fall-Proof Your Aging Parent’s Home

Falls in the elderly can cause head trauma and broken bones. Learn 7 changes you can make in your parent’s home to dramatically reduce their risk.

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Is Your Family Safe from Radon?

Many families don’t test for radon in the home, but here’s why they should.

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Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a real disaster, but here's what you can do so it doesn't happen in your home.


Are You Using Your Generator Safely?

9 critical do’s and don’ts to get you through the next power outage.


Don’t Let a Battery Set Your House on Fire

The hidden hazards of 9-volt batteries and how to store and dispose of them safely.

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Tips for Greener House Cleaning

From bleach to oven cleaners, cleaning sprays to kitchen sponges, get the latest tips for how to clean your home in a safer, greener way.