Personal Safety

Personal Safety

How to Fall Down Without Getting Hurt

Tricks from an Oscar-Winning Stuntman When we fall, our natural instinct is to reach out for the ground with our…

Emergencies & Disasters

Danger from the Sky—What Happens If a Meteor Hits

Sinkholes are not the only danger that gets people’s attention. In 2013, a 10-ton meteor that exploded over the Ural…

Personal Safety

Do You Use Reusable Shopping Bags? What You Must Know…

Bacteria thrive in reusable shopping bags. Half of the reusable bags in a recent study had bacterial growth, and 12%…

Emergencies & Disasters

Soothing Relief for a Kitchen Burn

It's easy to forget that those ovenproof handles stay really hot for a long time. To relieve the pain of…

Personal Safety

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better After a Fall…

“Ever since I took that fall, I haven’t felt quite right.” This is a refrain that I hear from a…

Personal Safety

Hotel Rooms That Kill

Carbon monoxide leaking from a swimming pool heater exhaust pipe hospitalized 16 guests—and killed one—at a West Virginia Holiday Inn…

Personal Safety

Toxic Sofas and Beds

A new study by researchers at Duke and North Carolina State universities found that Firemaster 550—a flame-retardant chemical mixture added…

Personal Safety

Don’t Burn Those Glossy Pages!

If you plan to spend the day by the fireplace, be sure not to feed it any newspapers or magazines…

Personal Safety

Most People Don’t Think About Falling Until It Happens

Surprising ways to protect yourself... before it's too late Every year in the US, about one-third of people age 65…

Emergencies & Disasters

What to Do When You’re a CPR Bystander

Let’s say that you’re at the mall, the library, a sports arena or some other public place, and a stranger…

Personal Safety

Heat Your Cider for Safety

It’s the season for fresh, delicious apple cider. Be sure to drink only pasteurized apple cider to avoid the possibility…

Personal Safety

Drowning — It Doesn’t Look Like You Think It Does

Every summer, I hear at least one sad story of a person who drowns in a place where there is…

Emergencies & Disasters

Why You’re Doing CPR Wrong

If you saw someone collapse and stop breathing, you would probably rush over, call 911 and look around for (or…

Personal Safety

Get Ready for Snow—Now

Right now—no matter what the weather is in your part of the country—put a coat of floor wax on your…

Emergencies & Disasters

When Lightning Strikes

  The weather outside is frightful, inside it’s so delightful... it’s awfully early in the year to sing this song,…