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What the Reset Button on Your Hair Dryer Is For and When to Use It

Just in case that hair dryer falls into a wet sink or tub…

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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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Do You Have Carpenter Ants?

How to recognize and get rid of them before they destroy your house.

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5 Ways to Prevent TV Tip-overs

Nearly 20 kids visit ERs every day with injuries from TVs.

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10 Places to Use Child Safety Locks

Yes, you should lock up cleaning supplies. But did you know your oven needs a lock, too?

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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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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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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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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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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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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.