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U.S. Eyes European Safety Standards for Oil Refineries

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August to improve chemical facility safety.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

Biggest Travel Fears

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: The world is not a safe place. ...

9 Ways You're Being Spied On Every Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Casinos. Banks. Airports. We all know there are public places where we're being watched, ostensibly for crime-prevent...

Reasons a Space Heater Can Cause a Fire, & Safety Tips

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Do you know the three reasons why a space heater can cause a fire, and what the No. 1 reason is? As a home security specialist, one of the areas of s...

13 Tips For Safer Outdoor Exercise

Avital Zeisler | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Avital Zeisler

Spring is here, and many of us are drawn outside for some well deserved fresh air and exercise. The following list outlines some very basic, common sense safety tips, so that you may enjoy your freedom and get in shape for summer.

Do You Know Where Your Nukes Are?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The word nuclear is a doomed one, no pun intended, often associated with danger, explosion, contamination, Armageddon, and other disaster scenarios. I...

Talking About Keeping Medicine Safe Around Children? Make Sure to Include Grandparents

Kate Carr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

All it takes is that one time when we leave our medicine on a nightstand, in a purse on the floor or on the kitchen counter in a pill box without a child resistant cap to put a curious child at risk.

Bicycling Under the Influence: What's the Harm?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The laws against drunk driving are fairly clear. Most people know the dangers and have seen the campaigns warning the public of the consequences. But what about bicycling under the influence?

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Budget Travel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure.

#StopMuploads -- Stop Posting Live Updates and Checking in on Social Media

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

How to Say Safe Online and Why You Don't Realize It's a Problem. This message isn't just for travel bloggers, bloggers, journalists, and models. It's...

Securing the Electric Grid: A Decades Old Threat Demands Action Today

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

As with anything in life, guaranteeing 100 percent absolute security in any situation is simply impossible. When it comes to the nation's electrical power transmission system, however, reaching the highest attainable level of protection is of critical importance.

Situational Awareness: A Key to Your Safety

Avital Zeisler | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In simple terms, Situational Awareness is being more aware of your surroundings. The real question is, can you develop a sixth sense for danger, while still being able to enjoy each and every moment?

10 Lifesaving Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.24.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

One minute or less... ...is all the time you may have to escape a fire in your home. Schlage, which is dedicated to keeping homes and families safe, ...

Workers Can 'Don and Doff' Off the Clock, Says Court

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For workers in dangerous industries, safety should be non-negotiable. But the Supreme Court may have just given employers a little more leeway to put critical protections for workers on the table when bargaining over labor contracts.

Giving Generation Z a Safe Place to Dream Big With a Little Passion and Persistence

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I first met Mark, I was blown away by what he was doing for kids: Redefining how they learn so that they could build a portfolio in various fields.

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.

All Eyes on Your TV for the Super Bowl

Kate Carr | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

What better time to think about TV safety than before the Super Bowl, when millions of families will gather in front of their TVs to watch the big game?

How to Prepare an Emergency Medical Contact Card Before You Go Abroad

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you've ever had to visit an ER or doctor in another country, you know how critical it is to have an emergency medical card, and several supplemental documents, with you at all times (or at least in your hotel room).

How to Travel Anywhere and Not Get Killed or Maimed

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

If checking into a not so nice place, turn off the lights in the room, shut the door and check for peep holes (it's happened). If there is one, slowly get your mace and spray through hole before leaving (easy way to tell who has been peeping).

3 Ways to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Secure attachment develops in children who learn that they can rely their parents to meet their physical and emotional needs.

Death Trap?

Gregory Fink | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Minicars, also known as subcompacts or minicompacts for their small size and interior volume of less than 99 cubic feet, are cute, efficient and gener...

Raging About Road Rage?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've tre...

Safety During Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The truth of the matter is that cancer doesn't just happen to you. It happens to your family, your friends and your community as well. So many people are looking for opportunities to help you, but often do not know how. Here is a perfect opportunity.

The Dog With the Yellow Ribbon

Brian Beltz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Brian Beltz

The problem is that many dog owners don't realize that they should not let a stranger near their dog, especially when it's a child.