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What Are Sinkholes and How Do They Work?

A sinkhole opened up and swallowed a bus this week in China, killing several people. A few months ago, another sinkhole opened up below a bus in my hometown of Pittsburgh; in that case, though, everybody escaped safely. Besides buses, sinkholes can also swallow cars, pedestrians, and houses. Here’s the rundown on what…Read more… Continue […]

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Former Racer And Inventor Of The Nomex Fire Suit Bill Simpson Dies At 79

When E.J. “Bill” Simpson showed up at the Indianapolis 500 in the first-ever Nomex race suit and lit himself on fire to prove that this meager-looking piece of fabric could save lives, the course of racing history changed. Simpson died of a stroke yesterday, December 16, 2019, at age 79, but his legacy as one […]

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Check Your Airbnb’s Carbon Monoxide Detector

In May, six tourists died of carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at an Airbnb rental property in Santiago, Chile. This wasn’t an isolated incident. In 2018, a couple visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico also died after unknowingly inhaling gas emitted by a heater in their Airbnb rental.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Drivers Just Can’t Help Themselves

There are so many driving laws. In fact, driving is one of the most regulated activities most people do on a regular basis. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, most people regularly break at least some of those laws. Speed limits, for example, are laws nearly everybody breaks all the time.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Watch How Easily a Turkey Fryer Can Set Your House on Fire

Fried turkey tastes great, or so I’ve heard, but frying a whole turkey yourself poses a serious danger of burning your house down. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regularly sets things on fire for the holidays, has a new video showing us how not to fry a turkey.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Introduce Your Kid to the Wild World of Social Media

One of the trickiest parts of parenting is teaching our kids how to safely do things that have a great potential for harming them. It starts with teaching them to use scissors safely when they’re preschoolers, then sharp knives to cut their own food and, before we know it, how to drive a car. We […]

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This Is the Safest Way for Your Baby to Sleep

Parents of infants are both sleep-deprived and sleep-obsessed. It’s important for babies to sleep in order for parents to hope to get a little of their own rest, which is how we can arrive pretty quickly at the “do whatever works” strategy. But more reports are coming out that some of the products parents use—and…Read […]

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This Is the Safest Way for Your Baby to Sleep

Parents of infants are both sleep-deprived and sleep-obsessed. It’s important for babies to sleep in order for parents to hope to get a little of their own rest, which is how we can arrive pretty quickly at the “do whatever works” strategy. But more reports are coming out that some of the products parents use—and…Read […]

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What’s the Best Temperature for My Water Heater?

If you have a house, you probably have some sort of hot water heater. But there’s no universal temperature for “hot” water—this is something you have to set yourself. So what’s the ideal hot water heater temperature? Here’s what you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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‘People Don’t Go To Races Because Drivers Aren’t Dying Anymore’ Is A Spectacularly Bad Take

Do we really need to go over this? Are you sure we have to talk about this again? Seriously? Apparently we do. So, let me say this one more time, loud, for the people in the back: implying that ticket sales are down at racing events because drivers aren’t dying with alarming frequency anymore is […]

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SUVs Are 28 Percent More Likely To Kill Other Drivers In A Crash, Which Is Somehow A Massive Improvement

If you’re driving a car that’s hit by another vehicle, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says you’re 28 percent more likely to die if that vehicle is an SUV. That’s not exactly great news, but considering SUVs used to be 132 percent more deadly than cars, it’s a welcome improvement.Read more… […]

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How to Avoid Ingesting Microplastics

Microscopic bits of plastic are everywhere. They’re in the oceans, being eaten by marine life. They’re in bottled water, having detached from the plastic of the bottle itself. While the health implications are unclear, here are a few ways you can avoid microplastics if you’d like to minimize how much you’re exposed to.Read more… Continue […]

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