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7 Things To Do Now To Make Your Home Safer For The Summer

Take advantage of warmer weather and longer days to hazard-proof your house.

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Can Houseplants Really Clean the Air?

Plenty of Internet “experts” say plants help with indoor air pollution, but here’s what the research shows.

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Don't Touch That Remote — Until You Read This

Whether on the road or at home, the TV remote is likely crawling with germs. Here's what to do.

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Don’t Let Your Garbage Disposal Grind Your Day to a Halt

Take these precautions before putting your hand down that kitchen sink disposal.

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What to Do (and Not Do) if You're Home During a Robbery

A police officer shares life-saving tips on the best ways to avoid a violent confrontation.

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What's Lurking In Your Carpet?

Forget the toilet seat — your carpet is even germier.

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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.

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Why, and How, to Create a Home Inventory List

In case of theft, fire or natural disaster, you’ll be glad you have it.

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Accident-Proof Your Bathroom

6 ways to prevent slips, falls, burns and more in the most dangerous room in the house.

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Don’t Let Your Water Heater Get You in Hot Water

From bursting tanks to scalding water to fires, the appliance we like to ignore can spark trouble if not properly maintained.

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30 Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

GoodGuide ranks the top 10 “green” kitchen, bathroom and floor cleaners.


How to Dispose of Lightbulbs and 9 Other Hazardous Items

When in doubt, don’t toss it out — read this first.

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Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Use this time to banish allergens, clean your carpet, disaster-proof your garage and even rid yourself of clutter.

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8 Signs You May Have a Problem with Your Electrical Wiring

Only you can prevent house fires — or at least greatly lower the risk by keeping an eye out for these warning signs of trouble.

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5 Simple Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

These resources make putting together a disaster plan easy and fast.