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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.

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5 Tips for Snow and Ice Safety

How to deal with some of the biggest challenges of winter weather.

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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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How to Escape a Fire in a High-Rise Building

Don't get trapped in a tower of trouble.

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VOC Definition: What Are These Mysterious Chemicals?

Your furniture, carpet and even your paint emit them.

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9 Ways to Prevent a Holiday House Fire

Let the holidays light up your life, not your house.