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The Hidden Dangers in Paint

Why to choose a low VOC paint — and make sure it's certified.

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7 Steps for Starting a Neighborhood Watch

There’s safety in numbers. Join forces with neighbors to show criminals they’re not welcome where you live.

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Plastics: Can I Recycle That?

Just because a product has the recycle symbol on it doesn't mean your recycling center will take it.

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What to Put in Your Home First Aid Kit

Everything you need to be prepared for anything.

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Dumbest Things People Have Tried to Mail

People have used the U.S. Postal Service to send some awfully strange stuff. Learn what's too dangerous to mail.

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How to Survive a Fire

6 steps for escaping a burning building quickly and safely.

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6 Steps for Hiring the Right General Contractor

If you want a renovation job done well, start by doing some work yourself.

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IKEA to Consumers: Beware Tip-Over Hazard from Chests and Drawers

Two toddlers died after the company's MALM chests fell on them.

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Medical Emergency? Help the EMTs Help You

5 ways to make their job easier when minutes count.

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15 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

Small changes can yield big savings for you and the planet.

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Put an End to Junk Mail

Stop the madness and save trees, clutter and precious time with these simple tactics.

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Animal-Friendly Ways to Get Rid Of Mice

From sealing small holes to using essential oils, pest control experts share their secrets.

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What to Do After an Earthquake

Dealing with aftershocks, injuries, home damage and more.

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Quiz: How Safe is Your Bathroom?

Slips, falls and burns — is your bathroom putting you at risk?

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CDC Calls "Fowl" on Chicken Cuddling

Agency links four salmonella outbreaks to backyard flocks.