Laurie Tarkan

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Can’t Stop Texting While Driving? This Device Is for You

Orginally used for DUIs, ignition interlocks prevent distracted driving, too.

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The Safe Way to Pack a Cooler (So No One Gets Sick)

Bring food — not food poisoning — to the party with these 10 tips.

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4 Telltale Signs You’re Grinding Your Teeth

You may be wearing down and even cracking your pearly whites without realizing it. Here’s how to find out.

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How to Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

Too much homework, extracurricular activities and social media at night? Here's how to help your child get the sleep he needs.

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How to Avoid Hearing Loss at a Rock Concert

Even one loud concert can cause permanent ringing.

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Ask the Expert: Home Inspections

Getting a home inspected? Learn about digital cameras, how to choose an inspector and what to watch for in new and old homes.

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Pregnant? How to Protect Your Baby from BPA

Seven ways pregnant women can lower their exposure to BPA.

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Clearing the Air: 3 Dangerous Pollutants in Your Home

Expert advice on how to reduce the toxins trapped in your house.


Bait and Switch: Why the Fish You’re Eating May Not Be the Fish You Think You’re Eating

Are you being duped by fish fraudsters?

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4 Places Never to Keep Your Cell Phone

It’s bad news if your cell phone battery overheats. Learn how to protect it.

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How to Make Your Kids' School Lunch Healthier

School lunches may be better for kids after all.

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9 Ways to Head Off Car Sickness

Plus, why some people are more prone to it than others.

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Packaged Infant and Toddler Foods: What Parents Need to Know

The harmful ingredients to watch for, and some easy kid-friendly alternatives.

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Should You Say Sayonara to Sugar?

Researchers discovered an unsettling link between sugar and heart disease. Find out how much is too much.

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​Signs That “Sprain" Might Be Something More Serious

Is that twisted ankle or injured wrist bad enough to head to the ER? Learn the less obvious signs of a fracture, and why you shouldn’t wait to treat it.