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Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Survive an Earthquake

Earthquakes are violent, frightening, and can strike at any moment, but there’s plenty you can do to protect yourself and your family. These tips can keep you out of harm’s way when you start to feel tremors under your feet.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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PSA: You Must Secure Your Bounce House 

Bounce houses—what a gift. They’re the true stars of kids’ birthday parties (sorry, birthday children), inflated wonders that bring joy, laughter and eventual naps. They’re also slightly terrifying, as demonstrated by this jumper in California that was blown onto the highway this week by strong winds. The 9-year-old…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stay Safe During a Tornado

Every year, around 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States, destroying everything in their path. They can form almost anywhere, in any season, and bring with them 300 mph winds and funnels that can be more than a mile wide. This is what you need to know to survive one of Mother Nature’s most brutal offspring.Read […]

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What to Do If You’re a Victim of Revenge Porn

In 2010, Taylor got a phone call that would, at least temporarily, blow up her life. Someone had posted nude photos of her on a revenge porn website called IsAnyoneUp.com and sent her former employer the link. Her friend, who happened to be dating her ex-boss, called to let her know. “That was how it […]

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How to Survive a Gorilla Attack

Gorillas, the largest primates in the world, can stand up to six feet tall and weigh upwards of 400 pounds. They’re normally very peaceful animals—more Koko and less King Kong—but a dominant silverback male has the strength of several men, and isn’t afraid to use it to defend his troop.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Your Plane Losing an Engine

The terrifying story of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 near-crash is still fresh in flyers’ minds, but a commercial jet losing an engine isn’t usually something to be afraid of. Not only does it rarely happen, but when it does, pilots and planes are ready to handle it. Here’s what you need to know about these […]

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How To Tell You Need New Tires

Look at almost any new car or SUV on the market today and you’ll find advanced safety features devoted to preventing accidents. Technology has come a long way since the invention of the automobile, but too many folks are neglecting one of that most basic of automotive safety components—the tires.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Reminder: Your Oxygen Mask Should Go Over Your Mouth and Nose

If you’ve ever flown in an airplane, you’ve heard the spiel about the oxygen mask. If you looked up from your phone, you’ve even seen a flight attendant demonstrate exactly how to put it on. And yet, people on the recent Southwest flight still got it wrong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Reminder: Your Oxygen Mask Should Go Over Your Mouth and Nose

If you’ve ever flown in an airplane, you’ve heard the spiel about the oxygen mask. If you looked up from your phone, you’ve even seen a flight attendant demonstrate exactly how to put it on. And yet, people on the recent Southwest flight still got it wrong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Survive a Facebook Hack

Here we go again. Radware’s threat research group recently announced that more than 40,000 Facebook users were duped into downloading a “Relieve Stress Paint” application, via a crafty phishing email, that stole their login credentials and browser cookies while they pretend-painted in the app. Worse, the attack was…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Make Sure a Budget or Foreign Airline Is Safe

Budget airlines are a decent option for cheap travel, but they’re also known to be uncomfortable, they nickel and dime you for every little thing, and now, people are questioning the overall safety of these low-cost flights. These four tips will help you pick a budget or foreign airline that meets all the right safety…Read […]

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Coachella takes precautions to prevent mass shooting ahead of 2018 edition

As Coachella looks to its 2018 edition, the California music and arts festival will take a page from Ultra Music Festival’s book in its preparation for a potential mass shooting comparable in nature to that of Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival last November. Ultra Music Festival notably implemented a number of additional security measures […]

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Report: Engineer Told Officials Not to Worry About Crack in Miami Bridge Just Hours Before Collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over a road at Miami’s Florida International University on March 15th has risen to at least six, with the university admitting on Saturday that one of the project engineers had waved off concerns over a crack just hours before.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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