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When to Toss Your Plastic Containers

Got plastic? Know when these containers are no longer safe to use.

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Why Houses Burn Faster Today, and How to Buy Yourself More Time

Find out why modern homes go up in flames so fast, and how you can slow a fire’s spread.

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For Safety Devices, for Peace of Mind, for Being Alive, We’re Thankful

The Pilgrims had a good harvest; we have carbon monoxide alarms and pet microchips.

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Guide to Power Strips and Surge Protectors

You have at least one in your house, but are you using it right?

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Ask John: Cooking Safety

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the number one and two days of the year for cooking fires.

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Tempted to Dry Your Clothes without Cleaning the Lint Filter?

This will make you think twice.

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Bringing Mom Home: How to Create a Safe Space for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

In-home care builds comfort and independence, but be mindful of these potential “danger zones.”

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Make Your House Safe for Visiting Seniors

Give older guests the VIP treatment by ridding your home of tripping hazards and other dangers.

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How to Clean with Vinegar

Follow these tips from author Michael De Jong and the Vinegar Institute.

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How to Disinfect Your Home When Someone Is Sick

7 tips for banishing germs so the whole family doesn’t fall ill.

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The Oh-So-Wrong Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs (and What to Do Instead)

A Detroit woman accidentally burned down her apartment complex trying to eradicate pests.

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Try these tips, including homemade roach baits and repellents.

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What You Should — and Shouldn't — Put in a Fireproof Safe

Some valuables are more secure at home than in the bank.

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The No-Waste Way to Handwash Dishes

A step-by-step guide to scrubbing your plates without harming the planet.

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Trees You May Not Want in Your Yard

Think twice before planting pretty trees that also may be hazardous to your health or yard.