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Jan 18

The Dreaded Black Mold: Is It Affecting Your Household?

The idea of black mold is alarming enough, let alone seeing something you suspect is black mold in your home. As is so often the case, however, knowledge is power — including the power to calm fear and deal with a current or potential problem head-on. Here’s what you need to know about black mold, the health problems it can cause, and what to do if you think you have it in your home.

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Jan 18

Are Your Neighbors Locking Their Doors? This Survey Tells All

Growing up in a city, everyone I knew locked their door. Granted, we all hid keys in easy to find places like the doormat right in front of the locked door, but we locked them nevertheless. Turns out, not every region of the country locks their doors equally. A new survey from Safehome.org looks at the door locking habits of folks across the country.

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30
Dec 17

Here's How to Protect Your Pets During Cold Weather

Many places in the United States are facing an extreme cold front this week, with temperatures much chillier than normal for early in the winter season. While that might means you need to bundle up a bit more for New Year’s Eve festivities, don’t forget about your four legged family members. Here are a few ways that you can protect pets from the cold.

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Nov 17

IKEA Reissues MALM Recall After Another Tipping Fatality

Do you have small children at home? IKEA wants to remind you that its dressers—including the popular MALM series—pose a tipping hazard when they’re not securely fastened to the wall.

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Aug 17

How To Protect Your Home During a Hurricane or Other Severe Weather

Severe weather is nothing to sneeze at. The Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana are currently bracing for Harvey, which at press time has been designated a Category 3 hurricane. Most of us know to stock up on water, food, batteries, and the like in advance. So, we rounded up some more tips and precautions you can do to stay safe and protect your home during natural disasters.

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