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Top Home Security Systems for 2020

There are several good reasons to install a home security system–and some of them might not be so obvious. In addition to helping prevent crime, a security system can also lower your homeowner’s insurance...


Using Tech to Make Your Home Safer

Home improvement used to be carpentry, masonry, windows, plumbing or some other hands-on project. But with the advances in technology, some of the most valuable home improvements you can make only require an electrical...


Top 10 Most Dangerous Vehicles You Should Avoid

If you’re considering buying a used car, safety is probably one of your top priorities. There are around 30 deaths for every one million registered vehicles in the U.S. These are the automobiles (in no particular...

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DIY Beeswax Food Wraps for Sandwiches and Snacks

You know those beeswax food wraps that are all the rage these days? They’re used in place of plastic cling wrap for packing lunches or storing foods in the fridge. However, as cute and eco-friendly as these reusable...