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12 fireplace safety tips.

12 fireplace safety tips.

'Tis the season to light up the fireplace. It's cold outside; and the hearth beckons us for cozy warn up. But before you do, consider these 12 fireplace safety tips to protect your home and family this winter.

Asbestos and lead paint safety tips for families.

safety tips for lead paint and asbestos.

If your home was built before 1987, chances are good that some of its structural elements contain asbestos. Here's how to identify and mitigate lead paint and asbestos in your home.

10 pool safety rules for kids.

10 pool safety tips.

During the warmer months, the patio, deck or backyard becomes an outdoor room where the kids play from dawn to dusk, and the parents hang out and relax. These 10 pool safety rules for kids can help ensure everyone has fun in the sun safely.

Home safety tips for kids.

home safety tips for kids.

The bathroom and kitchen, with their sharp objects tucked in drawers or chemicals stashed in cabinets, require extra steps to ensure child safety. These kids home safety tips can help keep little ones safe.

8 home fire safety tips.

8 home fire safety tips.

You don't need to spend a bundle to keep your home safe from fire, environmental, and man-made hazards. These 8 home fire safety tips can help.

How to create a car first aid kit.

how to create a first aid kit for your car.

Since we spend so much time on the road with rambunctious kids, being prepared for injuries with a car first aid kit is essential. Here's what to include in your car first aid kit.

Disaster survival tips for families.

disaster planning safety tips.

While they may never happen to you, a disaster such as a fire, flood, earthquakehurricane, and other catastrophes strike millions of homes and families each year. Here's what you should consider for your family's disaster kit.

How to protect your home against intruders.

how to protect your home against intruders.

Whether your home is humble or palatial, you want to protect your home. After all, there's probably something inside it of interest to intruders. Here are the precautions you can take in and around your home to protect it against intruders.

Earthquake preparedness tips.

easy earthquake preparedness tips.

While they may never happen to you, earthquakes hit millions of homes each year, so it's only prudent to prepare for them. Here are some essential earthquake preparedness tips for your home and family.

Security door locks are key to home safety.

secure door locks are key to home safety.

The better the security door locks on your home's doors, the more difficult it is for an intruder to get inside. Since it all begins with the right security door locks on your doors and windows, here's how to choose the right locks for your home.

10 flu prevention cleaning tips.

10 home cleaning tips to prevent the flu.

While we can't do much about the cooler temperatures outside or the germs floating around inside buildings and our homes, we can practice flu prevention measures to keep our families healthy. Here are 10 ways to keep the flu virus away and your family healthy.

10 home safety tips to prevent accidents.

10 safety tips to prevent home accidents.

Your home is your family's safe haven. While your walls provide a safe refuge within which you can weather the storms of daily life, ensuring your family's physical safety while inside requires some extra precautions. These 10 home safety tips to prevent accidents can help.

Earthquake insurance: yes or no?

earthquake insurance: yes or no?

An earthquake can be financially devastating for a homeowner. Without insurance, how would you pay to rebuild your home? Here are 8 things to know about quake insurance to help you decide if insurance is right for you.

Flood safety tips.

5 flood safety tips.

Flooding is one of the most common hazards to our family's safety - and finances. Here are 5 flood safety tips to help you protect your family, and your finances before a weather event occurs.

Flood insurance: Yes or no?

flood insurance: yes or no?

Flooding one of the most common hazards to our family's safety - and finances. Here's what you should know about flood insurance and how to decide if flood insurance is right for you.

6 hurricane safety tips.

6 hurricane safety tips for families.

Hurricane safety means getting your home and family ready to weather the storm should it come thundering your way. Here are 6 hurricane safety tips to help prepare your home and family for the storms ahead.

Radon gas safety at home.

home safety tips for radon gas.

Radon gas in the home is a safety and environmental hazard. It is an odorless menace, moving stealthily up through the soil into homes through foundation cracks and gaps in the home's flooring. Here's what to know about radon gas safety at home.

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About the Author

Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.