safety

At Christmas Time, Check Your Power Boards And Double Adaptors

With Christmas lights and glowing decorations already up in houses across the country, this is the time of year that we bring out those rarely-used extra power boards and overload them with double adaptors on top of other adaptors. The ACCC wants you to check those boards for defects, though, with over 200,000 unsafe power boards and double adaptors sold across Australia within the last few months.


Why You Should Stop Feeling Smug About 'BPA-Free' Products

Purchase a plastic water bottle, and there’s a good chance that it will feature a “BPA-free” label. You might be seeing it more often because the industrial chemical Bisphenol-A has now been removed from a wide array of products. But, are products that are “BPA-free” actually less risky? And do these labels actually affect consumer behaviour?


How To Give Your Kids Freedom In A Dangerous World

Overprotective parenting has become a lifestyle for many families, as parents hover over their children in fear that they might get hurt. But kids also need to experience the world firsthand in order to learn and grow. How do you find the balance between freedom and protection when it comes to your kids?


The CIA Escape And Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents need to be prepared for everything, and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but it includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.


Facebook Safety Check Confirms You're OK During A Natural Disaster

Facebook announced a new feature today that allows users that are in an area affected by a natural disaster to check in and let friends and family know they’re safe. The feature uses whatever location information you’ve given Facebook.


This Video Explains How Microwaves Are Safe (Even When Running)

We’ve all heard the tales of our cancer-causing cooking boxes we keep in the kitchen, but they really aren’t dangerous to be around when they’re running. Craig Benzine from the Mental Floss YouTube channel takes a look at the classic myth in this video.


Know When You Shouldn't Drive Your Car

I’ve got one kid who drives and one who’s about to and I noticed something important about driver education classes (and other kids’ parents, to be honest). They never teach when you shouldn’t drive your car.


The Best Way To Hold Your Hands During A Plane Crash

We’re probably all familiar with the brace position — that curled-up posture passengers are advised to adopt in the event of an emergency plane landing. The details of the proper way to get into that position, however, might not be universally known.


Get Your Dog To Come Back By Running The Other Way

No matter how well you train your dog, they sometimes slip away from you. You try to get them back, and they just don’t want to come. One Quora user has a solution: run the other way.


This Illustrated Guide Shows You How To Properly Perform A J-Turn

If you haven’t heard of a J-turn, you’ve at least seen one in TV shows or movies. A J-turn is when the driver pulls away from something in reverse, swings the car around, and then drives forward in the same direction. This guide explains how to do it.