protect-child-this-fall
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year. The leaves change color, and the crisp air makes it perfect for apple picking or enjoying your favorite pumpkin spice concoction. But fall is also a season that requires you to be a bit more vigilant when it comes to safeguarding your children. As they head back to school and away from the watchful care you’ve provided all summer, they’ll be open to becoming one of the roughly 115 kids accosted by a stranger each year — or one of 20,000 other American children in the ER, since fall is also the official start of the cold and flu season.

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safer-online-dating
If you’ve dipped your toe in the high-tech waters of online dating, you’re certainly not alone. Use of online dating sites and mobile apps by young adults has tripled since 2013, and 15% of all American adults (roughly 49 million people) say that they’ve surfed the Web looking for love....

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burn-danger
In 2013, 126,035 children were seen in emergency rooms across America for fire and burn injuries, with the average visit costing roughly $14,498. But nearly 75% of all child burn cases are preventable. Use our burn safety checklist to help prevent injuries around your home....

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home-invasion
While many home invasion scenarios play out in a much less stereotypical fashion — usually with the perpetrator gaining entry by posing as a salesman or other non-threatening character — home invasions are still a very real threat. On average, an estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occur each year. And in 7% of these cases (266,560), a household member was present and became a victim of violent crime....

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hidden-home-fire-hazards
The chances of your home catching fire probably seem very remote. But truthfully speaking, no one ever expects their house to go up in flames, and typically, the root cause of the fire is something they didn’t see coming....

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research-your-neighborhood
Finding a safe neighborhood is a top priority when moving. Check these great home security tips to help you find the safest communities for your new home....

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deep-clean
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then we’re pretty sure that you work really hard to keep things tidy, right? But in your quest to make your home shine bright like a diamond, you may be inadvertently introducing new hazards to yourself and the rest of your family. Here, we offer 9 tips to help you make sure that your cleaning ambitions don’t lead to disaster for your family....

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childproofing-your-house
Your little ones are probably as crafty as a magician. Before you know it, they’ve maneuvered themselves into o-limits places or their tiny hands are clutching items that you’re sure were out of their reach. That’s why childproofing is so important, and we’ve got some tips to help you keep your kids safe and sound. ...

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infant-sleep-safety
It’s not necessarily a pleasant topic to think about, but making sure that your infant’s sleeping environment is free from hidden hazards is key to keeping them safe at night. Extra-plush bedding, fluffy pillows and large openings in the guardrails of your crib aren’t things that you typically associate with danger, but to an infant, they can be very harmful. In the United States, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) is the leading cause of infant death due to injury. But with a few small adjustments to your baby’s crib and bedding, you can make sure that your little bundle of joy slumbers safely. ...

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