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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked up a pair of stylish and sleek Stoggles safety glasses and put them to the test.

 

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Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

With the help of three ordinary materials, you won't have to worry about this annoyance anymore.


Can You Use Mothballs to Keep Out Pests?

Pest infestations can be nasty. Could mothballs help?


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Log Splitter Safety Tips

Follow these tips to stay safe while working a log splitter.

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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


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Dirty Facts About Winter Clothing (and Tips for Keeping It Clean)

Keep safe and healthy this winter by cleaning your cold-weather outerwear more often to stop the spread of germs and...

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7 Best Cold Weather Face Masks for Coronavirus

Stay warm, cozy and stylish this winter with these doctor-recommended face masks for cold weather, from neck gaiters to reusable...


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The Best and Worst Face Masks for COVID-19 Protection

Wearing a face mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but some masks are better than others. A recent...


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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Top Smart Exercise Equipment for 2022

Make your home gym smarter with these top picks.

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At-Home Workout Gear You Can Make

Looking to get fit from home? If so, there's no need to buy a single thing when you can transform...


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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...


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How to Make 3 Different DIY No-Sew Face Masks

Looking for an easy way to make a mask without breaking out the sewing machine? All you need is a...


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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Nitrile vs. Latex Gloves: What’s the Difference?

Nitrile and latex are two of the most common types of general-use disposable gloves. Choose the best material for protecting...

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Stepladder Safety Basics: Choosing the Right Ladder and Staying Safe

Ladder accidents cause 160,000 injuries and 300 deaths per year. Stay safe by taking a few moments to prepare for...


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How to Make a DIY Face Mask

Keep yourself and others safe and healthy by wearing this DIY face mask.


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10 Secret Kitchen Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

These common kitchen pantry ingredients will bring new life and color to your garden.


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10 Tips for Using a Generator Safely

Generators can be lifesavers, but only if they're used correctly.


Chainsaw Safety

Do it the right way and prevent chainsaw injuries and chainsaw cuts


A Safer Way to Dispose of Utility Knife Blades

Safely dispose of used utility-knife blades!



Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!

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Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.


How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules