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5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 12.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

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.

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?

What Should An LGBTQ Person Do During The Holidays?

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

Recently a colleague put me in touch with Orie Givens IV, the host of Queer Minded, to discuss issues that may be encountered by LGBTQ people during the holidays. Here are potential scenarios that could apply to you as an LGBTQ person during the holidays.

I'm So Glad This Animal Welfare Group Is Donating Children's Books to Domestic Violence Shelters

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

'Tis the Season for Trampling: How to Stay Safe in Holiday Shopping Crowds

Davian Hoffman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Davian Hoffman

The 2014 holiday shopping season is upon us! Hooray? With media and advertisers bombarding us with "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday" and re...

Do Your Children Feel Emotionally Safe?

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Instead of focusing on doing, our focus needs to be on being. We can help our children embrace who they are so that they trust themselves. And we can help them accept what is so that they more easily flow with the ups and downs of life.

Holiday Travel Checklist

Sam Dillinger | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Sam Dillinger

Tis the season for holiday travel! Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means a road trip to visit family and enjoy some great food. Shortly after will be Christmas and New Years, which will round out the holiday travel season.

A Message From the People of Egypt's South Sinai

Egyptian Streets | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Egyptian Streets

The more the name of Sinai can be reclaimed and coupled with positive associations and the more things might begin to change for its local Bedouin communities, whose livelihoods and name have suffered through misinformed narratives about the Sinai for too long.

Innovative Rabbi Invents Home Intercom for 21st Century

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.13.2014 | Small Business
Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Jonathan Frankel had no problem getting through rabbinical school at Yeshiva University or law school at Harvard. It was keeping track of his th...

For a Safe Time, Call AVP!

Sharon Stapel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sharon Stapel

At AVP we're all for people meeting up and hooking up online. But as we see the trends in how people are interacting change, we are also shifting our work to help folks stay safe in all situations. And sometimes hooking up online isn't safe.

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

9 Secrets to Staying Safe When Living Alone

GalTime | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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.

Safely Living With Pets: Don't Let Your Pet Lick Your Face and Other Helpful Tips

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.04.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Am I concerned that I may catch a disease from my pet? Yes, as a practicing veterinarian I am acutely aware of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, called zoonotic diseases.

On Denton's Upcoming Referendum for a Fracking Ban

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

On November 4 there will be a referendum on a fracking ban in Denton, TX. Regardless of the outcome, the impact of this unprecedented grassroots movement will transcend well beyond Denton's city limits and affect the future of the entire oil and gas fracking industry in the US.

That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.31.2014 | New York
Jon Hotchkiss

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City.

How To Stay Safe This Halloween | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

Fueled by candy and adrenaline, Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Whether you're transforming your home into a haunted house, or handing out candy, these quick tips can help ensure that your Halloween is havoc-free!

The Right to Feel Safe

Monique Villa | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Monique Villa

Ask a man about his number one priority when it comes to public transport. Most likely, he will say "speed." Ask a woman the same question and chances are that she will answer "safety."

Travel Tips for Scary Times

Lea Lane | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
Lea Lane

To live fully we need to continue doing things we love, staying savvy, smart, safe -- and comfortable. Yes, there are dangers out there. But I try to put things in perspective and follow the sensible guidelines I created.

Designing Reflective Gear for Cyclists #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 10.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

In high school, Michael Cherman, 23, knew he wanted to be a clothing designer. He made shirts and sold them out of the back of his car. His dream led him to Parsons, but he stayed only a year.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola... Without Scaring the Sh*t Out of Them

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Ebola is a very scary virus and we do need to educate our children on how to stay safe and be aware of their actions. However, what we DO NOT need to do is talk around or to our children about our frustrations, fears and conspiracy theories regarding our personal beliefs.

3 Basic Safety Rules for Using Uber and Lyft

Shermans Travel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

These car services are becoming more and more ubiquitous, and they're often the most convenient way to get from place to place in a new city. But we've heard a few strange stories recently that inspired us to share a few basic safety reminders.

Ebola 101: Managing Our Children's Fears

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries

What Is the Best Way for a Soldier to Survive a Grenade Being Thrown at Them?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Weird News

The generally accepted fragmentation radius for a frag grenade is 30-35 feet, and the fuse length will be between 3-5 seconds. So usually running isn't going to be an option for you.

Eclipses in the October Skies

Dean Regas | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

When the Moon is totally in the Earth's shadow, called totality, the Moon will turn an eerie shade of red as sunlight bends through the Earth's atmosphere to reach it. After totality, the Earth's shadow will slowly wipe off the Moon and return it to its normal, full self.

Keeping Teens Safe on the Streets

Kate Carr | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Teens who have been hit or almost hit also think its normal to cross the street while texting or talking on the phone.