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How to Rock Your Car Out of a Snowbank How to Rock Your Car Out of a Snowbank

The morning after a big snowfall here in Brooklyn, us city-dwellers always awake to the same awful, desperate noise: The sound of a million New Yorkers trying to pull their cars out of parking spaces that haven’t been adequately shoveled out. This means an ongoing high-pitched whirring of tires and revving of engines,…

No, Your Abusive Boyfriend Doesn't Deserve Another Chance No, Your Abusive Boyfriend Doesn't Deserve Another Chance

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

Make Waze Remind You About the Child in Your Car  Make Waze Remind You About the Child in Your Car 

News stories about parents forgetting their children in cars are most concentrated in the hot summer, but kids also die of hypothermia in parked cars in the freezing winter. So what I’m saying is that we need to think about this terrible topic year-round.

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

Good GIFs of the Holidays on Fire, From the Government 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…

How to Eat Around the World Safely With Food Allergies How to Eat Around the World 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.

Why You Should Never Microwave a Hard Boiled Egg

Thinking of finishing off that soft boiled egg in the microwave? Or quickly heating up that already hard boiled egg because it’s too cold? Don’t do it unless you want insanely hot egg on your face.

These Are Supposed To Be The Safest Cars Of 2018 These Are Supposed To Be The Safest Cars Of 2018

Lots of 2018 model year cars are safe, but 62 have been singled out as exceptionally adept at protecting their occupants. And of those, 15 are supposed to be the very safest.

How Do Missile Defense Systems Work? 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.

You Need to Kid-Proof Your Holiday Decor  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…

How to Survive a Plane Crash 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…

Fruity Vape Flavors May Be More Toxic Than We Thought Fruity Vape Flavors May Be More Toxic Than We Thought

When you vape, you’re not breathing in any cancer-causing tar. But you are breathing in whatever chemicals make up the flavor of your juice. It turns out some of those flavors could be unsafe to inhale, but we don’t yet have enough research to say which ones.

Sorry, Dogs: Store-Bought Bones Are Bad for You  Sorry, Dogs: Store-Bought Bones Are Bad for You 

You shouldn’t give your dog your leftover chicken bones because they can break into splinters. You shouldn’t give them large raw bones because they can be full of germs (and if they weren’t at first, they will be once your dog has dragged them all over the yard.) Now, more bad news: the FDA says store-bought dog bone…

The Most Common Causes of Car Crashes The Most Common Causes of Car Crashes

As you drive along the road to grandma’s house this holiday season, safety should be your number one priority. No one wants their holiday marred by something like a totaled car or hurt family members. These are the types of accidents that happen to drivers the most, as well as how you can easily avoid them.

These Are the Safest Major Cities in the World to Visit Right Now These Are the Safest Major Cities in the World to Visit Right Now

Traveling to see the world doesn’t have to mean taking risks and visiting dangerous places. There are plenty of major cities around the world that are much safer to be in than most places here in the U.S. Here are some great examples.

How A Car Crash Turned One Man Into The World's Foremost Collector Of Vintage Child Seats  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 featured in…

Bring Your Own Grid Off the Grid with goTenna Mesh Bring Your Own Grid Off the Grid with goTenna Mesh

One of the best things about travel, especially off-the-grid travel, is disconnecting from everything. That said, when you’re lost, injured, or in the process of being eaten by a bear, being able to get in touch with the other members of your party is a welcome option to have. That’s where goTenna Mesh comes in.

Use This Hotline to Anonymously Let Creepy Guys Know They're Creeping You Out Use This 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 to make him go away?

You Should Crawl Around Your House Before Your Baby Does  You Should Crawl Around Your House Before Your Baby Does 

New parents are often told they should baby proof their homes, but then when they start to think about it, they’ll do so while standing upright, five or six feet off the ground. The most important step is one that usually goes missed: The Crawl Test.

How to Pack a "Go Bag" for Emergency Evacuations How to Pack a "Go Bag" for Emergency Evacuations

A few weeks ago, a fire sparked on a tiny trail on the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in Anaheim, California. It moved fast, and through news reports, we watched it snake its way toward our sleepy, suburban neighborhood. By evening, there were mandatory evacuations about half a mile away from us.

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