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Gnome in garden

Statues, sculptures, and ornaments can add a quick dose of personality and color to your garden and other outdoor living spaces. They allow you to quickly and easily change your decor at a fraction of the cost of other design elements, and without making a big commitment. Look for items that are made from weather-resistant… Read More

Turning on a lawn mower

While the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates that there were nearly 3,500 reported incidents of injuries to children under the age of 18 caused by lawn mowers that were treated in hospital in the United States in 2014, most of these injuries are preventable with just a few… Read More

BBQ Smoker

The 40 Top-Rated Smokers for At-Home Smokehouse Flavor Smoking can be an excellent way to impart a delicious taste to your foods, and it is also great for creating tender meats thanks to the low-and-slow cooking method. There are, however, some safety considerations to keep in mind when using a smoker at home. The United… Read More

BBQ Grill and outdoor eating

Outdoor grilling is a wonderful way to prepare foods and helps impart a delicious flavor that just can’t be achieved with indoor cooking. No matter what type of grill you choose from, there are several safety considerations to keep in mind. The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates that… Read More

Electric fireplace

Fires are a wonderful heating source that provides you with the added perk of creating a nice, relaxing ambiance that you just can’t get with a furnace. Unfortunately, there are two potential risks with fireplaces: burns and fires. In order to mitigate some of that risk you can invest in an electric fireplace and you’ll… Read More

Child eating lunch from a lunchbox

The 50 Top-Rated Lunch Supplies and Accessories for School-Aged Kids It’s that time of year again – summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking of back to school. With the return to classrooms and learning comes a return of packed lunches. Gone are the days of the brown paper bag – unless… Read More

Man drinking energy boosting beverage

Have you ever suffered a mid-day crash? Or felt like you simply couldn’t drag yourself to the gym after a long day? Or (and this is just the worst) woken up already tired, and ready to go back to bed? You’re in good company. Millions of people around the world suffer from flagging energy levels…. Read More

Dad putting baby in the car seat

Choosing a car seat can be a confusing and nerve wracking experience. After all, a properly installed car seat is essential to keeping your child safe in case of an accident. Research shows that up to 73% of car seats are incorrectly installed, putting children at risk. You can visit a car seat safety clinic… Read More

Woman relaxing under the air conditioner.

When temperatures soar, air conditioners can help to keep you cool and comfortable. When it comes to air conditioner safety, the most important concern to keep top of mind is preventing accidents when installing a unit. They are heavy and can seriously injure small children and adults alike if one should fall from a window…. Read More

Pool safety

The 25 Top-Rated Products to Keep Your Children Safe while Playing in the Pool When it comes to pool safety, the most important concern to keep top of mind is preventing accidental drowning. Half of all parents think they are able to effectively supervise their children around water by listening for signs of trouble but… Read More

Backyard swing set

A backyard swing set can offer an excellent spot for your children to develop their strength, agility, and other motor skills all while getting in their recommended daily physical activity, but they aren’t without their risks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about 51,000 children are treated in hospital as a result of… Read More

Home Theater System

The 50 Top-Rated Home Theater Sound Systems for Your Family The sound quality of a movie theater is hard to beat. Striking visuals and an amazing audio experience are what make the experience of watching a movie in a theater special. Home theater systems bridge the gap in quality one might typically except from home… Read More

Woman using a moving into a new house checklist

You’ve found your dream home (or, at least, your next-step-in-the-dream home) – congrats! You’re excited, right? Can’t wait to start this new stage in life, right? Give it a few days, and the stress will set in. We’ve all felt it: The looming panic of a mountainous to-do list that seems to grow and grow… Read More

Birthday party for children

Hi there. Yes, you. The parent who’s about to lose his or her mind. I feel you. I SO feel you. Planning a kid’s birthday party can be like trying to pin the tail on a slippery and infuriated [live] donkey. Danger, danger! Travails ahead. There might be hair-pulling. (Yours.) There may be a few… Read More

Little girl in a booster seat

A properly installed booster seat can help to protect bigger kids in case of an accident, but there’s a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing the right one. Research shows that up to 73% of car seats and booster seats are incorrectly installed, putting children at risk. You can visit a car seat… Read More

Pet collars for sale in pet store

The 40 Top-Rated Collars for Dogs and Cats to Keep Your Family Pets Safe and Happy Your furry friend is an important member of your family and you want nothing but the best for them. Over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. each year, according to the American Humane… Read More

A group of kids playing video games

Video games are frequently trashed as a thoughtless time-waster, but they can also be very engaging and educational for children when used appropriately and with some thought. They can help children to develop hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, creativity, sportsmanlike behaviour, and encourage physical activity, among others. It is important to note the Entertainment Software… Read More

Carbon monoxide detector on ceiling

The 23 Top-Rated Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Protect Your Family Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that’s given off in homes by fuel burning appliances such as stoves and fireplaces. The CDC estimates that more than 400 people are killed each any every year from non-fire related carbon… Read More