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Winter Storm Season – A Good Time to Think About Carbon Monoxide Hazards

As we move into the colder winter months, here in North Carolina it’s time to think about carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is extremely poisonous…

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WTF?!?! Cursing eases pain?

I stubbed my toe! Dang!

I barked my shin! Darn!

I got run over by a bus! Dagg-nabbit!

But if I cuss a little, I’ll feel better.

So says a study from “The Journal of…

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Beware illegal online knock-offs this holiday season

If you’re shopping online for a genuine Louis Vuitton handbag, it’s probably not a good idea to buy it at a website with a name like…

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“Breaking Dawn: Part One” movie reportedly causing seizures

Apparently, what we had thought were fictional vampires are actually out going to and fro in the world, causing real danger to living people.

OK … Not really.

But according to some…

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NCSU Researchers Find Some Android Smartphones More Vulnerable to Attacks

Odds are you have a smartphone. And, since Android has the largest share of the smartphone market in the U.S., that smartphone probably uses Android. If so, you may be particularly…

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Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises

The Federal Trade Commission just announced a proposed settlement with Facebook that requires the social media giant to obtain users’ consent before it makes changes to privacy…

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NCSU Engineers Design Safer, Easier to Use Infant Car Seat Handle

Engineers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new handle for infant car seats (ICSs) that makes it easier for parents to lift the seat out of a car – while…

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Look Out for Price Scanner Errors – More Common Than You Think!

In the holiday shopping season we all want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. One good way to do that is paying attention at the cash register. Finding an item on sale at a great price…

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A Few Kitchen Tips for a Truly Terrific Turkey Day!

A cooking fire can turn a holiday feast into a family tragedy, by making safety part of the Thanksgiving dinner recipe; cooks can avoid preventable cooking fires and keep the celebration…

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The Safety Dance

I’m passionate about safety and justice. You’d probably expect that from someone who chose to represent injured people for a career. But I’m also passionate about the arts and…