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Holiday Safety

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 12.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

Keep Your Kids Safe and Merry During the Holidays With this Simple Checklist

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Keep your head above the twinkle and remember this simple checklist. Santa's basic yule tide rule of thumb: if it looks like it could be trouble then put it on the naughty list and hide it away.

5 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Laura McHolm

Many Christmas trees are fitted with water containers to keep them fresh. This water could contain fertilizer or become stagnant over time. Prevent your pet from drinking from the tree to avoid potential complications.

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. ...

The Big Change Coming To Your Christmas Tree

Posted 12.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

Christmas lights are chosen for their beauty rather than practicality. Mainly, the big decision is whether to go all-white or for color. From there, m...

The 12 Dangers Of Christmas

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Trees, food, gifts, and family all come to mind when thinking of Christmas-- but beneath the sparkling holiday lights lie some hidden dangers. Home...

Top 15 Ways to Increase Your Safety as You Hop From Party to Party

Avital Zeisler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Holiday parties offer us the opportunity to get all dressed up, hang out with friends, family and co-workers, and generally have a great time. These social events can be so much fun but unfortunately can also carry some threats to your safety.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry... With an Eye on Your Safety!

Avital Zeisler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

As the holiday season approaches we find ourselves in many situations where we have to be especially vigilant about our health and safety.

Oh No! Someone Just Walked Away With My iPad Mini!

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

As you welcome your new digital gear into your home this holiday season, you will want to protect your personal information, identities and beloved technical equipment in the best way possible.

10 Surprisingly Dangerous Holiday Activities

Posted 12.09.2012 | Books

Although the holidays are meant to be a time to unwind and enjoy relaxing family activities, they've slowly become more closely associated with stress...

Stars of the New Muppet Movie Speak Up About Holiday Safety

Mickey Goodman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Mickey Goodman

To make sure the holiday season is full of fun, the furry stars of the new movie The Muppets are asking families to take time to make safety a priority this season.

Holiday Safety Tips: Five Signs Of Holiday-Related Stupidity

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Johansmeyer

In a matter of days, Thanksgiving will be behind us, and people will stop saying it's too soon to put out the Christmas decorations. So, if you didn't...