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Stock up on safety gear before your next DIY project

Do-it-yourself, or DIY, projects around the house can give homeowners a more personal stake in their properties. Getting their own hands dirty when renovating a bathroom rather than paying a professional to do all that work gives many homeowners a strong sense of accomplishment while allowing them to learn a few things and save some money along the way.


Clean Hands Save Lives

Washing hands isn't simply a method of cleaning up before sitting down to dinner. Frequent hand-washing is the single most effective way to prevent illness.

Proper hand-washing has proven effective against the spread of 99 percent of germs that travel via droplets -- and that includes the flu


Dry Pet Food Could Lead to Sick Children

Young children typically explore their world by putting everything they find in their mouths. This habit can make them sick, especially if they discover dry pet food.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked salmonella outbreaks with dry pet foods, including Pedigree and Special Kitty, produced at a Mars Petcare plant in Everson, Pa. Seventy-nine people became ill between 2006 and 2008. Most of the affected individuals were children aged 2 and younger.


How to Sled Safely

Children look forward to snow days for the break from school and the chance to venture out into the snowy white wilderness -- even if that just may mean your own backyard.


Deciphering Between the Different Types of Snow

The weather forecaster says a snowstorm is on the way and to be careful shoveling because it will probably be a wet snow. Just what does this mean?
Snow can vary in density and water content based on certain atmospheric and ground surface conditions.