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If You’ve Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are alarming: In those years, 271 children, or about one child per…Read more… Continue […]

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If You’ve Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are alarming: In those years, 271 children, or about one child per…Read more… Continue […]

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Good GIFs of the Holidays on Fire, From the Government

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission put out its annual reminder that holiday decorations can turn your home into a deathtrap. So as we’ve told you before, remember to water your Christmas tree, don’t leave open flames unattended, and check that your lights were tested for safety (and that they haven’t gotten…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Eat Around the Word Safely With Food Allergies

Seeing the world is an enlightening experience, but it can also be a dangerous one if you’re allergic to things like nuts, gluten, soy, lactose, shellfish, and others foods. That doesn’t have to hold you back, though. Here are a few tips to help you travel and eat safely.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Do Missile Defense Systems Work?

You’re probably aware the U.S. has a missile defense system, and the thought alone makes you feel (relatively) safe and cozy here in the states. But do you know how these systems work? Or how effective they can be? They’re not the impenetrable shield you think they are.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Need to Kid-Proof Your Holiday Decor 

The most wonderful time of the year is also an awfully hazardous time of the year, based on the 15,000 holiday decorating injuries reported annually by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Parents need to be extra cautious when bringing out their inner Buddy the Elf on Santa’s Eve—for little kids, everything…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Survive a Plane Crash

Plane travel is incredibly safe—your odds of dying on a commercial flight are about one in 11 million—but accidents still happen and travelers sometimes make it to a different kind of final destination. Many past fatalities may, however, have been avoidable. Here’s the safety info you should be up on in case you go…Read more… […]

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How A Car Crash Turned One Man Into The World’s Foremost Collector Of Vintage Child Seats 

The glory that you are currently beholding is one of the largest vintage child car seat collections in the world. Trust us, this is way more interesting than it sounds. A Jalopnik reader named Scott has spent the last 30 years collecting nearly 100 vintage car seats, some of which, he says, have even been […]

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Use This New Hotline to Anonymously Let Creepy Guys Know They’re Creeping You Out

Have you ever been in a bar, or at a party, or anywhere, really, with a guy who’s coming on way too strong? Like he’s pushy, aggressive, won’t take subtle signals that you’re not interested, and still pestering you for your number? And have you ever been tempted to give him a wrong number, just […]

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Gran Turismo Sport Will Turn You Into A Ghost Car If You Aren’t A Polite Driver

Gran Turismo has always skewed more towards the realistic simulation end of the spectrum in order to provide an accurate experience for virtual racers. This year’s version adds another layer to that, in the form of a certification and enforcement of proper “sportsmanship.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Gran Turismo Sport Will Turn You Into A Ghost Car If You Aren’t A Polite Driver

Gran Turismo has always skewed more towards the realistic simulation end of the spectrum in order to provide an accurate experience for virtual racers. This year’s version adds another layer to that, in the form of a certification and enforcement of proper “sportsmanship.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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