After years of steady declines in teen driver deaths, the fatality numbers have started to increase again, according to a new nation-wide report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The study, which counted up teen driver deaths in every state plus D.C. in the first six months of 2012, found that deaths of 16- and 17-year-old drivers increased from 202 to 240, a 19-percent jump from year-earlier figures.
The household bills and babysitter are paid. Food's in the fridge. So what's the smartest way to allocate the dollars left for savings?
Parents need life insurance for one reason: To provide income for your family if you die. As young parents on a budget, you'll be wasting money if you try to use a life insurance policy as an investment. There are better ways to grow your nest egg.
Lots of folks bought a new TV in time to enjoy the Super Bowl and often the old TV winds up in a bedroom. It's crucial to ensure that any TV in your home is installed in a way that doesn't pose a hazard to kids. Televisions were involved in furniture tip-over accidents that killed 206 children ages 8 and younger in the United States during the years 2000 to 2011, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And in the years 2009-2011 alone, 12,700 children under age 10 were brought to hospital emergency departments due to injuries involving TV tip-overs, the CPSC reported. The problem involves both older tube TVs and newer flat-screen models. Fortunately, with either type of TV, such tragedies are easily prevented.
For all those times that you told the kids not to write on the walls, scolding them for doodles left magically by markers, now Sherwin-Williams has created Dry Erase 2K Waterborne Clear Gloss. In other words, go crazy, kids. The Dry Erase coating transforms a wall into a surface for messages and artistic expression and is on display at the International Builders' Show.
Maybe you're getting ready for baby, or just perking up your child's sleep or play space. Either way, who has time to paint? Well, it turns out, you do thanks to one-coat, no-primer-needed paints that actually work. We know they do, because we tested them. (See our interior paint Ratings.)
Portable electric space heaters provide heat quickly without the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, making them a quick way to provide extra warmth to a chilly family room. But if you have little kids, it's safest to keep them away space heaters--electrical or otherwise. Here are additional tips for using space heaters safely.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and four major baby-product retailers today announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny infant recliners. Five infants have died in these recliners, according to the CPSC. The recall affects all versions and styles of Nap Nanny infant recliners: Generation 1, Generation 2, and the Chill. Baby Matters, LLC, the products' manufacturer, is out of business, according to company owner and founder Leslie Gudel. If you own any version of this recliner you should immediately stop using it.
Tragedies involving distracted driving are becoming all too familiar. Hearing firsthand about how a careless act can ruin lives can be shocking, but as I was recently reminded, learning what can be done to prevent such accidents can be inspiring.
From the moment you install and open Apple's iPhoto app for iPad, you see an app that's clean, clear, and uncluttered. It's simple to use without being simplistic or dumbed down. After using it for a short while, I do have a few quibbles with the app—but overall, I'm quite impressed.
Risky driving behavior by teenagers is too often learned through observing their parents, according to a new survey. About 90 percent of the teens report observing their parents talking on a cell phone while driving, while 88 percent said they saw them speed.
Several consumer-, privacy-, health-, and child-advocacy groups are calling on Facebook to provide privacy and marketing safeguards if it opens the social-networking service to children under 13.
About 183,000 toilet locks and 685,000 cabinet locks from Safety 1st are being recalled, warned two government agencies, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. The locks fail to keep children out of toilet bowls and prevent drowning nor do they secure household cabinets which may contain harmful home cleaners and other chemicals.
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