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Can Vaping Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Vaping is almost certainly less harmful to your health than smoking cigarettes, since it doesn’t contain bits of burned-up tobacco leaf (the cancer-causing “tar” in cigarettes). But if that fact leads smokers to start vaping, but then they don’t quit smoking, what good was the vaping?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Lock Down Your Privacy in Your Fitness App

Who knows where you ran last week? If you’re privacy-minded, perhaps just you…and your running app. But our fitness apps often share more information than we realize. The Strava app, and now Polar Flow, have released maps that gave away potentially sensitive military locations.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s How To Travel With Fireworks As Safely As Possible

As we prepare for this year’s mid-week Fourth of July holiday, a time when even the most honest and lawful citizens suddenly become devious pyromaniacs in their quest to find the largest and most questionably-legal explosives within driving distance, we should review some best practices for how to transport fireworks…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How To Travel With Fireworks As Safely As Possible

As we prepare for this year’s mid-week Fourth of July holiday, a time when even the most honest and lawful citizens suddenly become devious pyromaniacs in their quest to find the largest and most questionably-legal explosives within driving distance, we should review some best practices for how to transport fireworks…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Take Turns Being the ‘Water Watcher’ at Kid Pool Parties

Summer is here, and while splashing in the pool is a great activity for kids, parents must be vigilant at all times. At pool parties, it’s easy to sit back and relax. There are people arriving and conversations happening and you assume, “There’s a ton of adults here—someone is watching my child.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Safety Tests For F1 Helmets Include Being Hit By Air Rifles, Hammers And 155 MPH Projectiles

Formula One helmets are tougher than bad steak at a cheap restaurant you knew looked sketchy but went to anyway, as shown by YouTube video upon YouTube video of people trying to break them with sledgehammers and other weaponry. But they don’t get to that point without some ridiculous testing requirements.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Stop Your Kid From Pushing Down the Car Seat Chest Clip 

The correct positioning of a car seat chest clip is at armpit level, right between a child’s nipples. This isn’t a suggestion, but a non-negotiable. Car seat safety advocate Heather Starr explains why in this Facebook post showing the chest of three-year-old girl after she was in a car accident. There’s some bruising,…Read more… Continue […]

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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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