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Family Fire Escape Plan

Be Prepared: Creating a Family Fire Escape Plan

By Nancy Mann Jackson

Rather than worrying about a potential fire, it's best to be prepared and ensure your entire family is armed with the knowledge they need to survive a house fire. Follow these steps to prepare your family for safe evacuation in the event of a fire.

April 2, 2014, 9:46 AM
Home Improvement

Home Improvement 'Resolutions' For The New Year

By Beth Weinhouse

A New Year means new resolutions. Instead of (or maybe in addition to) your annual resolution to use that gym membership, think about making some resolutions for your home. Changing up things where you live — to make them prettier, greener, safer, brighter, etc.— can make your whole year happier and more comfortable.

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Winter Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Family & Home

by Liberty Mutual

Winter means a lot of things: snow days, sledding, hot cocoa, holiday gift-giving. It also means, more than in any other season during the year in America, residential building fires. So how do you keep your family safe during those months you want to stay inside the most? Start by following these fire safety tips this winter season.

5 Home Security Tips

5 Home Security Tips

By Beth Weinhouse

It seems as if high-tech identity theft is always in the news, but that doesn't mean old-fashioned, low-tech home break-ins have disappeared. In fact, according to the FBI there are over 2 million burglaries in the U.S. every year and approximately three-quarters of those are break-ins of residential properties, with an average property loss of over two thousand dollars. So how do you protect your home? Follow these tips to help stay secure.

November 20, 2013, 3:07 PM
Cooking Safety Tips

Cooking Safety Tips for the Holidays

By Cheryl Forberg, R.D.

As the holiday season approaches, we spend more time at home with our families and in the kitchen, cooking up traditional holiday meals. At the same time, the holidays can be a season where we're distracted and busy, which can lead to being unfocused in the kitchen and cause accidents. With three times more kitchen fires on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day than any other day of the year, Celebrity Chef and Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg has joined Liberty Mutual Insurance to offer tips on how to make this holiday season safer.

Cold Weather Safety: 6 Tips To Winterize Your Home

Cold Weather Safety: 6 Tips To Winterize Your Home

By Michelle Ullman

When the wind starts howling outside and the temperature drops, it's usually a sign that winter is on its way. It's probably time to prepare your home for the accompanying weather and temperatures. Winterizing your home is essential to a more comfortable season for you and your family -- to help get you ready for the colder months ahead, follow these steps:

October 30, 2013, 10:13 AM
Childproof Your Home

Safety First: How to Childproof Your Home

By Beth Weinhouse

Household injuries are one of the top reasons kids under age 3 visit the emergency room. Young children have the highest risk of being injured at home because that's where they spend most of their time. Even an infant that may not even be able to sit up yet faces hazards in the home, and these dangers increase as infants sit up, start crawling, and grow into active toddlers. The best approach to keeping your home safe is to reassess things regularly as your children grow and their mobility increases.

October 9, 2013, 4:28 PM
Protect Your Home While On Vacation

Home Security: Protect Your Home While On Vacation

By Amy Roberts

Vacation is a chance to relax, unwind, and leave your cares behind. Ensure that you've followed a few quick tips to protect your home from common risks while you're on vacation, so your time away will truly be carefree.

September 4, 2013, 10:54 AM
Living Off Campus

Living Off-Campus: 5 Apartment Safety and Security Tips

By Julie Bawden-Davis

For college students, the opportunity to reside off campus is a liberating experience. Living in your own apartment adds an exciting dimension to your educational life, but renting is not without responsibilities, one of which is making sure the apartment is safe and secure.

September 4, 2013, 10:54 AM
Decoding Devices

Decoding Detectors: Understanding The Safety Options For Your Home

By Julie Bawden-Davis

Every year, nearly 2,500 people lose their lives to and nearly 500 people fatally succumb to in the home. Installing the safety detectors in your house is a major step you can take to protect your family.

August 28, 2013, 12:49 PM
5 Quick Fixes For Fire Safety At Home

5 Quick Fixes For Fire Safety At Home

By Michele Lerner

U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 in 2011. Take a walk around your house and implement a few quick fixes in five different areas of your home to help with fire prevention and protect your family.

August 21, 2013, 2:23 PM
6 Must-Have Safety Items for Every Home

6 Must-Have Safety Items for Every Home

By: Amy Roberts

We don't always think about what we need to do to prepare for emergencies until it's too late. To make sure you're prepared, take inventory of your home and be sure you have these necessary supplies to keep your loved ones safe and sound in the face of common home hazards.

Indoor Air Pollution

Is the Air in Your Home Making You Sick?

By: Nancy Mann Jackson

Understanding the many impacts of the air quality in our homes is the first step in ensuring that the air we breathe is healthy and clean. Following these simple indoor air quality testing procedures will help you breathe easy.

May 8, 2013, 2:11 PM
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