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Reduce injuries during DIY projects

Do-it-yourself projects can be cost-effective and completed on the unique time schedule of a homeowner. Although people can do many repairs themselves, using the wrong tools or equipment, or having insufficient knowledge of the task at hand can increase the risk of injury. More than 18,000 Americans die every year from injuries that take place

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Create a healthier home with these renovation tips

Home renovation projects are done for several different reasons, whether to update styles, repair damaged or broken items or to achieve more living space. More than ever before, homeowners are choosing improvement projects geared toward making their homes healthier. The World Health Organizations says inadequate housing conditions, such as poor ventilation, radon, urban pollution, and

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Edit obituaries: Scam artists are reading them

More con artists and thieves are targeting the deceased and their families by combing obituary listings, according to AARP. Publicly sharing personal information is risky enough in everyday life. It gets worse in death. It’s never wise to let strangers know your name, address, birth date, birthplace, family members’ names or even hobbies, whether you post the

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Choosing a safe car for your teen

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the risk of a car accident is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than any other age group. In 2010 alone, nearly 282,000 teens wound up in emergency rooms after wrecks. Some good news: The most important safety feature in a car — the driver —

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