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Stop Telling Kids That Medicines Are Lollies

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?


A Gadget Won't Save Your Baby From SIDS

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.


Four Common Questions About Tyre Pressure, Answered

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.


This Web Index Tells You If A Plant Is Safe For Pets Before You Buy It

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.


Adam Savage's DIY Puppy Car Seat Will Protect Your Upholstery

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.


Hotspots For Pickpocketing In Nine Popular Travel Destinations

When travelling to an area you’re unfamiliar with, you should be especially aware of your surroundings and potential risks: pickpocketing, for example. Pickpockets typically target unaware tourists in popular destinations. Here are nine popular cities and their pickpocket hotspots.


How To Get Your Arse Kicked Gracefully

Every fight has a winner and a loser, and unless you spend some serious time training, there’s a good chance you’ll be the loser at least once. Hopefully, it will never happen, but if it does, these techniques will help you roll with the punches and walk away with only a few scrapes and bruises.


How To Choose Your First Weightlifting Belt

Shopping for a weightlifting belt is like shopping for a running shoe: you need to have an idea of what you need, and try different ones for fit, comfort, and functionality. There are a lot of variables to think about in your first belt, so let’s help you sort out what’s what.


How To Tell If A Tinder Profile Is Fake

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.


The Right Way To Put Out A Kitchen Fire

If you spend any appreciable amount of time in the kitchen you will, at one point or another, be confronted with a kitchen fire. Dumping buckets of water on the situation is almost never a great idea, but luckily Bon Appetit has some tips on how to prevent and handle various kitchen fires.


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