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This Guy Should Be On Fire

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

Baby, you're a firework -- literally. Or, at least inventor Colin Furze is. In this video, Furze dons a self-made steel suit and steps safely insid...

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

Up to Our Necks

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

As a white person in the U.S., I am conditioned from birth to see whiteness as safety -- white neighborhoods, white people, white authority figures. My lived experience, my conversations with people of color, and my study of history have shown me over and over that this is a wild and cruel perversion of the truth.

Hands Off My Spray Sunscreen!

Amy Ziff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

I would remind consumers that just because a product is sold in a well-known store it doesn't mean the product has been vetted by an independent third party for safety.

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

What Can We Learn From Young Sandy Survivors?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Shocked. Scared. Sad. This is how Oladayin Ogunsola described feeling when at age 10 Hurricane Sandy devastated her community of Far Rockaway, Queens.

A Day Gone Wrong: How Tragedies From Forgetting Children in Cars Can Happen to Anyone

Kate Carr | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It wasn't just a routine day for Reggie McKinnon. On March 8, 2010, Reggie, a loving father of three beautiful daughters, left work mid-day to take his 17-month-old daughter, Payton Lyn, to the doctor to have her ears checked following a recent surgery. After the appointment, Reggie hurried back to work.

What It's Like To Run While Female

Karen Cordano | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

The guy was very fit, not struggling with the slow 11-minute pace the way I was. He stayed beside me or a few steps back. At the corner I sped up and made a right around him. For a little while I though he'd stopped following me. But he had not.

WATCH: Toward A Risk-Based Approach To Aviation Security

Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 10:00 - 11:00am MDT (12:00 - 1:00pm EST). This session will examine threats to the aviation sector and how the Transportation Securit...

Stop Minimizing The Costs of Teaching Girls To 'Stay Safe'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is "normal." Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it.

Women Traveling Alone: Top Priority Is Safety

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Many of us need to travel for business purposes and all of us like to travel for pleasure. The best security we can give ourselves is to be aware, alert and cautious of our surroundings and the people in them.

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tried out.

Public Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation -- Flying Blind

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

As uses and users of wireless transmitting devices are skyrocketing in our homes, schools and even our national parks, one would think that scientific research on the human health and environmental implications of wireless electromagnetic radiation would be exploding with fierce competition.

Women Don't Feel As Safe As Men On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

Women feel less safe on college campuses than their male counterparts, according to a recent Chegg survey. The survey found 43 percent of female s...

Early Detection Will Save Your Life

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Seconds count for the escape, because you have less than one minute to get your entire family and pets outside to safety once that fire erupts. A smoke detector can double your chances of survival.

6 Worst Travel Nightmares! (And How to Make Them Go Away)

Budget Travel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you're walking the halls of your old high school with no clothes on. Missed connection? Lost reservation? Credit card crying "Uncle!" halfway through your trip? Wake up to these common-sense fixes.

Putting More Police Officers on the Street

Letitia James | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Letitia James

In the past decade, however, the number of uniformed police officers has remained more or less flat. Without a doubt, the most fiscally responsible way to increase the number of officers on our streets is to mobilize uniformed officers in administrative jobs and to use civilian employees to fill those jobs.

Celebrating the Superhero in Every Dad

Kate Carr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just like a real superhero, my dad always made me feel safe and protected. It's a special power shared by so many other dads as well. Of course, every superhero needs a little help, whether it's a good sidekick or simply access to the right information.

Save Our Boys

Shawna Robins | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Shawna Robins

Protect your son the same way you would protect your daughter. Keep him physically and emotionally safe at school and at home and be on the lookout for the cruelty that exists. Let's make the safety of all boys our top priority.

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi on the Issue of Women's Safety in India

Ketaki Desai | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Ketaki Desai

Heartiest congratulations on your recent election and historic win; a phenomenon that reaffirmed our democratic beliefs! Obviously, several things in India need to change; and if there is one person who has the courage, dedication and vision to put our country on the path to greatness, my hope is that that person is you.

What Every Parent Needs to Hear About Teens in Cars

Kate Carr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's important to find practical strategies that help teens speak up when they see risky behavior. It's also important to find a way to get teens to buckle up on every ride, every time.

5 Mobile Apps for Safer Travel

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Talking about safer travel is something I take to heart; I'm discussing five real situations I have personally been in or have friends who were in, and an easy way to have reduced the risk of said situation with a mobile app.

What Do I Tell My Children? Parenting in Scary and Unthinkable Times

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

My wife texted my on Monday that there had been a shooting a few miles from our house on Sunday night. We don't have shootings where we live. Now we do.

Paris: Pickpocket Angst and Random Acts of Kindness

Susan Kraus | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

Paris is too, too beautiful to be scared off.

Why Do Helicopter Parents Loosen Up at Campgrounds?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of any of the following fears: crime, creeps, traffic, tennis lessons, homework... or all of the above. Except at RV campgrounds.