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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.

Where to Hide During an Earthquake Where to Hide During an Earthquake

Earthquakes are some of Mother Nature’s more violent shows of power, but there are still things you can do to protect yourself and your family. When you feel the ground shaking, follow these rules.

How to Stay Safe If You Live in a Wildfire-Threatened Area How to Stay Safe If You Live in a Wildfire-Threatened Area

When you’re in the midst of an area fire, it’s hard to breathe, much less think. As a veteran of the devastating Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires in Colorado Springs, I can attest to that. It’s been a rough year regarding wildfires in the United States and Canada — and while many eyes are turned to the 10 active…

Flame Retardants Are One Step Closer to Being Banned in Furniture and Baby Products Flame Retardants Are One Step Closer to Being Banned in Furniture and Baby Products

Flame retardant chemicals are in most of your favorite foam-filled furniture—until recently, a California law even required them. But they don’t prevent fires, and they do carry health risks. Now, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is a step closer to banning them.

Know Your Rights When Protesting During the National Anthem Know Your Rights When Protesting During the National Anthem

The Take a Knee protests taking place during professional sports games, including the NFL and MLB, have been making headlines in recent weeks. While U.S. citizens have the right to peacefully protest, the protests have generated some backlash against those who participate, as well. Even some students around the…

Avoid Rabies With These Adorable Puppy Cartoons Avoid Rabies With These Adorable Puppy Cartoons

We don’t hear much about rabies these days, thanks to how common the rabies vaccine is in the US, but it kills someone on this planet every 15 minutes. Dog bites are responsible for 99 percent of human rabies cases. The World Health Organization has some tips on avoiding dog bites and on what to do if you get bitten.

How to Build Your Own Family Fallout Shelter How to Build Your Own Family Fallout Shelter

Back in the 50s and 60s, your home wasn’t complete if you didn’t have your own fallout shelter. This classic educational video shows you how to build your own.

Check Your L.A. Home's Likelihood of Collapsing During an Earthquake With This Tool Check Your L.A. Home's Likelihood of Collapsing During an Earthquake With This Tool

The recent earthquakes in Mexico, including a 7.1 that just decimated Mexico City, are raising eyebrows in Southern California, where a “big one” has been expected for years. If you live in the Los Angeles area, you might want to know how safe your building is.

How, and Why, to Try Running Totally Barefoot How, and Why, to Try Running Totally Barefoot

Barefoot running is like skinny-dipping: Something that’s already pretty fun becomes exhilarating and memorable when you’re more deeply connected to the environment and your body. You can’t help feeling the nuances of the water temperature and noticing your skin when sans swimsuit, and running without shoes forces you…

Turn Your Outgoing Voicemail Into a Status Update During Emergencies Turn Your Outgoing Voicemail Into a Status Update During Emergencies

If you’ve been affected by either Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, you don’t want to worry about far away loved ones trying to get in touch with you, on top of everything else. Here’s a way you can keep everyone abreast of your whereabouts and safety status in one simple step: put it on your outgoing voicemail…

Scammers Are Targeting People With Lost Pets Scammers Are Targeting People With Lost Pets

Losing a pet feels terrible. You’re sad, scared, and desperate—you’d do anything to get your furry friend back. And that makes you the perfect target for a scam artist.

Nearly 1.5 Million Acres Are Burning Across the West: What You Need to Know Right Now Nearly 1.5 Million Acres Are Burning Across the West: What You Need to Know Right Now

While states in the South struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the potential damage-to-come of Hurricane Irma, the hot and too-dry West continues to battle a mass of post-Labor Day wildfires unlike any other year. Flames have displaced families, destroyed homes and property, closed highways and roads,…

How to Stay Safe on a Subway That's Stuck Underground How to Stay Safe on a Subway That's Stuck Underground

The ongoing subway crisis in New York City this summer has evolved into a potent cocktail mixing commuters’ worst fears together in a hot, claustrophobic, underground nightmare tube. Delays are on the rise, creaky equipment dating back to the 1930s is in dire need of replacement, and actual PTSD might be setting in.…

How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane

Hurricane Harvey is careening through the Gulf of Mexico and planning to make landfall in Texas. It might even be the first category 3 hurricane to hit that part of the U.S. in nearly 12 years. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe during the storm.

Airlines Are Waiving Flight Change Fees So You Can Avoid Tropical Storm Harvey Airlines Are Waiving Flight Change Fees So You Can Avoid Tropical Storm Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey is bearing down on the Texas coast, poised to strike as a powerful hurricane Friday evening. Local authorities are preparing for emergency conditions, but if you’re not already on the Gulf Coast, the best thing you can do is stay away.

How to Keep Track of Your Kid at a Crowded Event How to Keep Track of Your Kid at a Crowded Event

I have one kid who’s a darter. He’s four now, so he’s a little better than he was when he was two or three, but still, visits to crowded museums and outdoor concerts cause me a certain amount of anxiety. My most recent terrifying episode was at a crowded park, where I saw him go into the monkey bars area, then I…

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