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Home Safety

There's No Place Like a Safe Home for the Holidays

Kate Carr | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Kate Carr

This past weekend, my friends Kim and Monty were having a holiday party where I met Jackson, a 13-month-old boy who seemed to be on a mission to explo...

How To Keep Your Kids Safe During Holiday Travel Season

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Traveling during the holidays is stressful enough without adding kids to the mix, and a new survey suggests that when children are involved, the trips...

Effective Ways to Put Off Fire with Commercial Fire Extinguishers

William Morrow | Posted 11.15.2016 | Green
William Morrow

The phenomenon called fire needs no introduction - it's one of the oldest innovations of man. Although fire is used for several productive activities ...

Protect Your Kids From Hidden Hazards At Home

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

As an ER doctor, I’m often scared (and surprised!) by how many well-meaning parents overlook blatant safety risks in their home―often when they th...

How Nikki Haley Helped Fuel The Homebuilding Industry’s War On Fire Sprinklers

ProPublica | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

In the Spring of 2012, U.S. homebuilders were celebrating a string of victories. In more than a dozen state capitals from Phoenix to Tallahassee, they...

How to Protect Your Belongings During an Open House

Trulia | Posted 05.11.2016 | HuffPost Home

Would you ever put up a sign in your front yard declaring, "We won't be home from 1 to 3 p.m., so come on in and hang out at our house -- and while you're here, make sure to look in our closets!" Well, that is exactly what happens at an open house.

Top 10 Home Safety Tips for You and Your Friends

Kate Carr | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Keep all medicine up and away and out of sight of young children, even medicine you take every day. Be alert to medicine stored in other locations, like pills in purses, vitamins on counters and medicine on nightstands.

9 Secrets to Staying Safe When Living Alone

GalTime | Posted 01.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Living on your own for the first time is exciting. You can finally watch what you want on TV, decorate to reflect your personal style and come and go as you please.

Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Celeste Carlucci

It's Fall Prevention Awareness Week, a good time to reflect on how serious a problem falls are. As an older adult, you must be mindful in ways you've never been before, as folks in my NYC community-based fall prevention classes have illustrated over the years. I've developed some tips that you can share with your friends and family. I hope they prevent you or a loved one from experiencing a fall.

What It's Like to Recover After an Apartment Break-In

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.31.2014 | Crime
Madeline Wahl

I came home with my roommates and friends with a sense of foreboding and an apartment door slightly ajar. We turned on the lights and inspected our rooms.

A Carbon Monoxide Detector Saved Our Lives

Jennifer Flaa | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Flaa

Our air filter's light turns red and runs on high, which is very unusual, thus prompting us to glance at the carbon monoxide detector in the hallway. It's reading numbers that are climbing quickly with each second.

WATCH: My Christmas Tree Burned Down My House

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the many joys of the holidays, but underneath the ornaments and the colorful lights is a serious fire hazard. ...

Important Facts About The Safety Of Household Products, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | Home

On Mondays With Marlo this week, Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu stressed that you must act as a gatekeeper and be conscious of the produ...

WHOA: You Can Lock Your Door With An App? | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

We recently reported about the developing trend of smartphone-enabled door locks, a premise met with equal parts curiosity and trepidation among reade...

7 Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe

BrightNest | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

A lot of work goes into maintaining a safe home. There are smoke detectors to check, germs to disinfect and chemicals to watch out for. And if you hav...

A Stress-Free Guide To Home Safety

Posted 04.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's a checklist worth looking over.

These Cameras Could Stop Burglars Before They Break In

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.29.2012 | HuffPost Home

Awesome or creepy?

Is Your Home An Easy Target?

HuffPost Home | Amy Marturana | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home

We came up with a list of the many ways you can help protect your home from theft.

Summer Home Tips: Allergy Friendly

Robin Wilson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Robin Wilson

As you return to your summer home, there are many things on the maintenance list and given the damp weather this year, many homeowners are reporting mold related issues. Plus, with the high pollen count and allergens, we are also hearing more about bouts of wheezing and sneezing.

How a Prowler Helped Save My Life

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 06.25.2012 | Crime
Jeffrey Shaffer

I'll never forget my brief discussion with a trespassing stranger. The incident was scary, but nobody got hurt and the end result for me was enormously positive.

5 Ways To Avoid Falls At Home

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Take a moment to think about all the close calls you have experienced -- the ones where you narrowly avoided falling. Our environment is filled with obstacles waiting to trip us up.

Robbers Put Gun To Baby's Head During Home Invasion

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Siciliano

Learn from this incident. It is much better to learn from others mishaps than to learn from your own.