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We’ll say anything to bribe a kid to take their medicine, but telling them that they’re lollies has the potential to backfire. In Australia, over half of the children hospitalised due to poisoning annually suffer pharmaceutical poisoning. Many of these are because they helped themselves to meds that were left in reach. After all, who doesn’t want more lollies?
I, and every new parent I know, am terrified of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, better known as SIDS. It’s the leading cause of death for babies between one month and one year old, killing approximately 130 per year peacefully in their sleep in Australia. And so we check constantly to see if our babies are still breathing.
Video: You probably already know that tyre pressure is important when it comes to safe driving, but it can also cost you money if you don’t keep an eye on it. This video lays out the tyre pressure essentials you need to know.
You may already know common plants, like oleander or holly, that are harmful to dogs and cats, but if you’re thinking of buying a plant and aren’t sure if it is safe for your pet, the ASPCA’s searchable index can help.
Video: Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame and now at Tested, needed a car seat for his dogs that could go right in the back of his brand new car — one that would protect the leather interior, but still be thick and sturdy enough not to move around when they get boisterous. He made this, and it works like a charm.
Fake profiles and chat bots were the most frustrating part of using Tinder when I compared it to its competitors. They’re everywhere, trying to sell you something or steal your personal information, trick you into downloading malware or even beg you to send money. If you just want to swipe in peace, here’s what you should look out for.