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How to Disinfect Your Home When Someone Is Sick

7 tips for banishing germs so the whole family doesn’t fall ill.

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The Oh-So-Wrong Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs (and What to Do Instead)

A Detroit woman accidentally burned down her apartment complex trying to eradicate pests.

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Try these tips, including homemade roach baits and repellents.

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What You Should — and Shouldn't — Put in a Fireproof Safe

Some valuables are more secure at home than in the bank.

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The No-Waste Way to Handwash Dishes

A step-by-step guide to scrubbing your plates without harming the planet.

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Trees You May Not Want in Your Yard

Think twice before planting pretty trees that also may be hazardous to your health or yard.

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5 Ways to Avoid Lead Poisoning in Kids

Old home? Have you checked your paint?

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How Often Should I Wash, Replace or Clean That?

From washing your sheets to changing your smoke alarm batteries, there's a time for everything.

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"Green" Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings.

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Recall Alert: These Products Can Literally Fall Apart

See if one of these pizza wheels, bikes or pacifier clips are in your house.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

The down and dirty on what’s on your bed sheets, and how to keep them ick-free.

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Most Homeowners Unable to Assess Tree Damage, Study Finds

After a storm, here’s why you should leave the assessing to the professionals.

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Guide to Mold Colors and What They Mean

Green, brown, yellow or black, mold has no place in your home.

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Live Alone? Single Parent? Keep Bad Guys and Burglars Away

You’re more likely to be victimized, so fight back.

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DIY Projects You Might Want to Hire a Professional For

Painting a room is one thing; for DIY dabblers, these projects are another.