safety

What to Do (and Not Do) When You're in a Car Accident

An auto accident can be traumatic, and so can the aftermath. Follow these steps to protect yourself later.

Vacation Safe: 11 Tips for Hotel Safety

You shouldn't have to worry about your safety while on vacation. And, if you follow these suggestions, you won't.

10 Lifesaving Skills Everyone Should Know

Do you know how to safely exit a sinking car? Help someone with an allergic reaction? Do CPR? Learn these skills, and be prepared to help save a life.

Snow Patrol: Winter Driving Safety Kit Must-Haves

Fall might just be setting in, but now is the perfect time to get prepared for winter. Stay safe on the road at any time with these emergency essentials.

Disguise Your Stuff to Prevent Car Break-ins

What one thief might consider trash can be your treasure. Create this simple container for your car, and safely hide your valuables in (almost) plain site.

4 High-Tech Weapons for the War Against Germs

Fight germs and kill bacteria the modern way with these high-tech solutions to keep you healthy!

Bicycling Safety in the City

My passion for bike riding and general common sense as a driver helped me navigate my town's busy streets and traffic clogged arteries. There were a few safety items I had to keep

More Evidence. More Deals. Would You Ever Trust Toyota Again?

Recently, Xin Lu wrote an article about the falling price of used Toyota cars. And it's not only used cars but brand new cars that are being discounted. There has been talk of yet

Your SSN Can Now Be Accurately Guessed Using Date and Place of Birth

It seems that nothing is safe any more. And now your Social Security Number, the lynchpin to you credit score, taxes, government benefits and more, is under attack. It can be guess

Recalled Robes, Cribs, and Hooded Sweatshirts: Top Safety Concerns You Should Know About

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about recalls. Sadly, they seem to pop up every day – either an indication of our products getting junkier, or a sign that the government is

Two More Crafty Ways to Steal From You - GPS Units and Cell Phones.

I got another one of those emails recently, from my mother-in-law this time. As usual, I began reading with skepticism and was ready to take it all with another monstrous grain of

How to Host a Traveler: 13 Tips to Keep it Safe, Easy, and Cheap

Here at Wise Bread, we know that couch-sharing services, such as Couch Surfing, can save you money when traveling. As good as this sounds, many have reservations about hosting stra

The one website everyone needs to read (apart from WB of course)

I like to keep up with all the latest news and info. I'm a big fan of Digg, BBC news, NPR, CNN, all the usual suspects. I thought I was fairly well-versed on the places to get

Waste Not! Revisiting the 5-Second Rule and other Kitchen Classics

Working as a line cook for almost four years exposed me to the dirtier side of the food service business. Generally, I was less-than-impressed

Are you giving burglars the key to your home?

I’m lucky enough to know, both personally and through friends, some very nice guys in the local police departments. So when they reveal methods of criminals, I am all ears. This ti

More children hurt in Crocs-related accidents.

Some of you may recall my recent article on the inherent dangers of wearing Crocs on escalators. Well, the misery, pain and nasty injuries continue to happen. Since writing the art

The $25 gadget that keeps my home and family safe.

How much would you pay to sleep soundly at night, knowing your home is secure and your family is much safer? Well, I'd pay anything to be honest. But after my lockbumping post back

Dangerous neighborhoods are safer than commuting

Why do so few people live within walking--or at least bicycling--distance from where they work? I've asked a lot of people this question and gotten a lot of different answers. Some people want big houses, others big lawns. [more]