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Lead Testing Made Simple

Whenever I’m told to test my house for lead or radon or mold or asbestos, I get a bad case of the “yeah buts. . . .” As in: Yeah, but . . . who do I call? [...]

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New home-related recalls

Backyard play sets Units: About 11,000Distributor: Backyard Leisure LLC, of Pittsburg, KansasHazard: Hangers holding the chains for the gliders can break, causing a child to [...]

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Recalled: Log Swings Missing Nail

  Got one of these log swings? Make sure all the nails are in place. I don’t really know why I’ve become so obsessed with recalled home-related goods. Some [...]

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Dad disgusted by son’s Army barrack

The father of a soldier who spent 15 months in Afghanistan and then came back to live in horrid conditions at Fort Bragg didn’t much like the way his hero son was being [...]

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Bedrooms Blunders That Hinder Sleep

A lot has been written lately about insomnia. An L.A. Times piece asks “Can insomnia kill?” and author Gayle Greene wonders if Heath Ledger’s death was due to [...]

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