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How To Do A DIY Test For Lead Paint

Before remodeling an older home, you must have it inspected for lead-based paint. Here’s how to administer the test yourself, and what to do with the results.

How To Buy A Smoke Alarm That Provides The Most Protection

Smoke alarms are required by law in every home, but not all smoke alarms are created equal. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.

How To Survive Magpie Swooping Season

September is the peak of Australia’s own version of “home-grown terrorism” (as memorably described to me by a distraught and bleeding school principal, valiantly attempting to protect his pupils), when a small but conspicuous proportion of magpies throughout the country begin to attack otherwise innocent passersby. It is certainly the most significant human-wildlife conflict in the towns and cities of this country. Here are some tips on how to survive.

The Beginner's Guide To Safe Urban Running

Running in the heart of a metropolitan city can be a lot different than running in a quiet neighbourhood or on a trail. The scenery can be an obstacle in its own right, and there are potential dangers that lurk literally around every corner. Fortunately, if you know how to navigate them, running in the city can be a great way to stay in shape.

What To Do If You Think You Have Food Poisoning

The worst food poisoning I ever had was a few days after returning from a weekend getaway with friends. When I finally dragged myself out of the bathroom after 24 hours of hell, an email from one of my besties was waiting for me: “Is everybody else feeling OK? I know our dinner together was a few days ago so I’m sure it’s not that, but I just wanted to check.”

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.

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