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These home safety tips will help you keep your family safe during storms, prevent home fires and show you how to work alone safely.

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17 Tips and Tricks for Hauling or Carrying Large Items

Save your back, and some time, with these genius tips for hauling heavy items.

What Is Candle Tunneling and How Do I Prevent it?

There's a quick fix to prevent candle tunneling, AKA uneven wax melt. Here's what to do!


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.


Are Electric Heated Blankets Safe?

Electric blankets have a reputation for being unsafe. But is it earned?


What is Heat Lightning … and Is It Dangerous?

Ever seen flashes in the sky on a hot day you can't quite explain? You might be witnessing what some...

How To Stay Safe During a Flash Flood

Flash floods are dangerous and can hit out of nowhere. Are you prepared for a flash flood?


8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable. But could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's...

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Fact or Fiction: Can I Pump Gas With My Car Running?

We answer the age-old question if running your car engine while refueling is safe, and review the potential dangers.


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If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

There's actually a really good reason for it...


Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home

Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the...


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5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage

These power outage food safety tips keep food from spoiling when you're left in the dark.

Hide Your Keys In These Spots & You’ll Get Robbed

Don't make it easy for your home to be robbed. Here's where not to hide your key.


10 Property Line Clearance Horror Stories

Revenge is a dish best served with tree chopping, manure and lots of pigs! These property line horror stories take...


These Hidden Things in Your Home May Be a Fire Hazard

Keep your family and property safe by being mindful of these hidden fire dangers in your home.


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10 Important Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe This Winter

Your furry friends get chilly, too! Veterinarians explain how to protect dogs and cats when it's cold outside.


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You Won’t Believe What Could Be Growing in Your Tap Water

Researchers found bacteria in tap water can actually proliferate if a faucet has gone unused for a few days. Luckily,...

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Fact or Fiction: Why Can’t You Put Metal in the Microwave?

Can you really set your microwave on fire? It depends. (And no, you shouldn't try this at home to test...


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If You Live in an Old House, There Could Be Razor Blades in Your Walls

If your house was built before 1970, it's likely there are razor blades in your walls. Here's why.


Products Sold at Home Centers That Actually Violate Building Code

As a DIYer, you need to know which products meet building code and which ones will fail an inspection. These...


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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...


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15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

Some of these hidden home dangers aren't easy to spot. Keep tabs on these problem areas to solve issues before...


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Fact or Fiction: Are Nonstick Pans Safe?

According to a new report, certain nonstick cookware releases “forever chemicals” into the food we eat. Here’s what you need...


7 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It's time — now — to make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are in place and working to protect you...


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This Month Holds the Highest Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

December ranks as the riskiest month for carbon monoxide poisoning as temperatures drop, furnaces fire up and more people gather...

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Use This Trick If Someone Is Stealing Your Mail

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that some of your mail is being picked up by thieves? Here's how you...


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Why You Should Never, Ever Put Your Feet on the Dashboard

You may say it's comfortable, but it really isn't worth the risk.


13 Things That Become Fire Hazards Without Proper Cleaning

Continually putting off cleaning these items around your house can actually be dangerous.


Severe Weather: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

When watches, warnings or evacuation orders are issued, you need to know what to do. Review this checklist and stay...


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You Need to Check this Home Safety Feature Before Winter

Before you've got a house full of guests, be sure to check this home safety feature. The best time is...


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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...