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- 8 Basic Life-Saving Skills Everyone Should Know
- How To Avoid Injuring Yourself During Everyday Activities
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We’ve featured a lot of survival tips over the years that can help you get out of trouble, but what if you’re next to someone else who’s having a medical emergency? Don’t just stand there as the person chokes or faints! Know what to do in these life-or-death situations.
Is it a car seat manufacturer conspiracy that seat straps get twisted and tangled seemingly on their own? Either way, twisted straps are dangerous and can hurt children in a crash. Fortunately, you don’t have to struggle with the straps or completely unthread them to fix this annoyance.
Most of us have more devices than we have plugs in the wall, which is why you’ll find most people have a surge protector behind their televisions and under their desks. However, not all surge protectors are alike, and some even put your gadgets at risk. We talked to an electrician to sort out how to tell the good ones from the bad ones, and how to use them safely.
You may think that the best way to avoid a lightning strike is to make sure you take refuge under something taller than you are so that the lightning will strike it instead of you. This video from MinuteEarth explains why that’s actually not the case and what you can do if you’re caught in an electrical storm.