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Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters

Survey of 50 North Carolina houses found diverse communities of flies, spiders, mites in nearly all rooms.

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Tiny Houses Are Alluring, But How Safe Are They?

7 precautions to take if you live in one.

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What Does "GREENGUARD Certified" Mean?

If you want cleaner air in your home, pay attention.

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How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

You can’t tell by taste and color alone.

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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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Are Your Old Extension Cords a Fire Hazard?

Extension cords don’t last forever; here’s when to toss them.

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Hungry Goats: A “Green” Answer to Your Yard Troubles?

Put away the lawn mower — bring in these herds to get rid of weeds.

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Button Batteries Continue to Wreak Havoc in Kids

A toddler in Oklahoma has died after swallowing a battery.

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Parents: Kids and Small Magnets Don’t Mix

The magnets, if swallowed, can land your child in the ER — or worse.

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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

In case of a fire, know what to do without hesitation.

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9 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Coffeemaker, Toaster and Other Kitchen Appliances

You could be toast if you commit one of these errors.

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Why to Create Emergency File (and What to Put in It)

If you met an untimely end tomorrow, would your loved ones be able to find the info they need?

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That’s a Wrap: The Right Way to Undecorate After the Holidays

Storing or tossing decorations safely will give you a head start next year.

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How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

5 ways to dispose of that evergreen after the ornaments are packed away.

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How to Be a Zero Waste Consumer

Use these “5 Rs” to limit the amount of trash you add to the world’s landfills.