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The Truth About Bottled Water Expiration Dates (And How Water Goes Bad)

Bottled water is sold with an expiration date on the label, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t still drink it once the date has passed. This video explains how water can potentially become undrinkable, and when it’s safe to drink otherwise.


Make Your Own Push Stick For The Ultimate In Table Saw Safety

Push sticks are a must for table saw safety. They keep your hands and fingers off the wood to be cut, and away from the spinning blade. You can make your own push stick that will hold your material in place and perform better than any store-bought one.


Basic Self-Defence Moves Everyone Should Know

Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life. Thankfully, regardless of strength, size or previous training, anyone can learn several effective self-defence techniques. Here’s how to prepare for and stay safe in common real-world violent situations.


This DIY Bike Safety Light Never Needs Batteries, Is Powered By You

We’ve shared heaps of ways to stay safe and seen while riding your bike, but if you’re looking for something automatic that you build once and works forever, this DIY safety light is induction-powered, mounts on your back wheel, and stays lit as long as you keep pedalling. Plus, it’s easy to build.


Mitre Saw Safety Tips Every Newbie Woodworker Should Know

Mitre saws can take your DIY skills to the next level, but it’s important to make sure you follow some basic safety tips before starting your cuts. This video outlines some of them.


What To Do When You've Been In A Car Accident

After a car accident, things can get so hectic that you’ll probably have a hard time thinking straight. These are the things you need to do to prepare for an accident, as well as the steps you should follow if you’re involved in one.


Test The Fit Of A Bicycle Helmet With The 'Low, Level, Snug' Test

Unlike a lot of apparel, bicycle helmets are one of those things you really have to try on in person to make sure it’s a good fit. Over on The Sweethome, they break down what a good fit actually means using the easy to remember “low, level, snug” system.


Samsung Issues Second Warning, Recall For Its Fire-Prone Top Loaders

An “unsatisfactory” response to a national recall of various models of Samsung top loader washing machines has prompted the company to redouble its efforts to raise awareness of the issue. Some six models are affected — according to Samsung, they can pose a fire risk if left unattended.


Learn The Basics Of Ladder Safety With This Illustrated Guide

Ladders are essential tools, but they can be dangerous. This illustrated guide will take you through the basics of safely using yours.


Wear Your Bike Helmet Right (Not Like This Kid)

It’s a legal requirement to wear a helmet when cycling — so wear it right. If your helmet doesn’t fit properly, you can end up with a preventable injury.


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