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5 Surprising Reasons You Need Renter’s Insurance

At least 60 percent of renters are taking a big risk by not protecting their belongings.


How to Hire a Contractor and Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Skip the nightmare and get the job done right.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Clearing Snow from a Roof

From piles of snow to ice dams and frozen gutters, here’s how to handle what winter throws at your roof.

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8 Innocent-Seeming Habits that Put Your Home at Risk

If you wrap the cord around your iron too tight or fail to clean the lint from your dryer filter, look out for trouble.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Kitchen Towel?

Get ready to be surprised: Germ experts weigh in on how often you should throw in (the laundry) the (dirty) towel.

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3 Ways to Make Sure Your Fire Extinguisher Would Save Your Life

The wrong fire extinguisher or one that’s old or broken might as well be a doorstop.

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What to Do with Your Old Car Seat

If your car seat expires or your child outgrows it, here’s how to get rid of it responsibly.

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Oh, Baby! Protect Your Wee One from These 5 Household Hazards

When your cutie starts crawling or your toddler starts walking, it’s time to take action.

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Ban These 7 Allergens from Your Home

Battle wheezing, sneezing and rashes by eliminating mold, dust mites and more.

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Is Your Pillow Wrecking Your Neck?

How to choose the right pillow for your sleep style.

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Parents: Don’t Let Your Child Fall Out of a Window

More than 5,000 children a year go to emergency rooms after falling out of windows. Here’s how to prevent disaster and make sure your windows are safe.

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How to Keep Your Kid from Falling Off the Furniture

More than a million children a year tumble off changing tables, beds and highchairs — and land in the hospital.

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How To Find The Best Water Filter For Your Kitchen Faucet

Use these tips to buy one that will remove the impurities in your water supply.

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How to Use a Space Heater without Causing a Fire

Those portable heaters may be convenient for warming up a chilly room, but they’re hazardous, too.

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Portable Generators to Blame for Hundreds of Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Protect yourself by making sure you’re using yours safely.