How to Know When Your Child Is Ready to Stay Home Alone
These six questions might help you know.
Why You Really Shouldn’t Eat Cookie Dough (Even If It’s Vegan)
This time the culprit isn’t raw eggs—it’s contaminated flour.
5 Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Sippy Cup
How to clean it, when to toss it out, and what to look for when buying one.
5 Things Parents Can Finally Stop Worrying About, According to Science
Let them climb trees!
Is Your Home an Easy Target for Burglars?
Paul Cromwell, Ph.D., a professor of public affairs at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, interviewed burglars about their techniques for a book he cowrote called Breaking and Entering. Here, he reveals what can attract—and how to deter—thieves.
5 Smart Tips to Stay Safe in a Public Pool This Summer
And the (gross) reason your eyes turn red in the water.
The Ultimate Self-Defense Guide We Hope You'll Never Need
You already know to avoid dark alleys, but learning ways to protect yourself can help arm you for other potentially shady situations. As an expert in Krav Maga (an Israeli self-defense system) and the founder of MAMA (Mothers Against Malicious Acts), Jarrett Arthur has the chops to show you how.
Are the Toys on Your Holiday Shopping List Safe for Kids?
The answer: Not all of them. Make sure everything your children unwrap this year is kid-friendly.
5 Helpful Apps for Your Next Road Trip
If you want a calm, authoritative voice in your ear, expertly guiding you onto highways and byways, look no further than your smartphone. These GPS apps give clear, concise road directions, but that’s not even the half of what they can do. Which one is right for you? Real Simple test-drove five of the top offerings.