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10 Surprising Ways to Help the Planet

After you’ve done the obvious, consider these steps.

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Timber! 7 Signs a Tree May Be About to Fall

Learn how to spot dangerous tree and what to do about it.

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How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Tips for luring these masked invaders out of your house, and what you can do to keep them away.

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Not Too Bright: Are You Using the Wrong Light Bulb for That Lamp?

Screw in the wrong bulb and you could be screwed.

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What To Do After a Flood

Once the floodwaters recede, follow these tips for safely returning to your home and dealing with the damage.


6 Smarter Ways to Light Up Your Home

A few easy, inexpensive tweaks can make your home safer.

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Is Your Backyard Playset Safe?

A simple inspection can help keep your kids safe from injury.

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5 Products Dangerous to Children That Could be Lurking in Your Home

If you have one of these products, either get rid of it or see whether there's a way to make it safe.

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How to Create an Allergy-Friendly Garden

By choosing the right plants, you can enjoy your yard in spring and summer without sneezing your head off.

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10 Home Safety Mistakes to Stop Making Now

Chances are you’re guilty of one of these safety fails.

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What to Do If There’s a Bat in Your House (and How to Keep Bats Out)

After a bat in my home tested positive for rabies, my entire family had to get rabies shots.

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Power Drill Safety 101

Take these precautions when you’re holding all that power in the palm of your hand.

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What To Do If You Smell Gas

Hint: Don’t call the utility company until you’re well away from the house.

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Natural Ways to Bug-Proof Your Home

Environmentally friendly ways to keep out ants, roaches and other critters.

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Inflatable Pools: Small Doesn’t Mean Safe

Whether it's a doughnut-shaped kiddie pool or a large portable pool, treat it like the potential hazard it is.