Avital Andrews

Contributing Writer, Via

A woman and her dog sit in front of a wood-burning stove and look out the window at a snow-covered landscape.

Is Your Fireplace Still Safe to Use?

Prevent home fires and other dangers with these precautions.
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7 Savvy Online Shopping Safety Tips

Strategies to keep your financial data safe during the holiday shopping season and beyond.
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Are These the Solution to Ending Animal Collisions?

Dedicated wildlife crossings are being built across the West to reduce vehicle collisions with many species.
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How to Protect Your Privacy Online

We’ve never been more connected—and our online privacy has never been more important.
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Are Priority Pass Lounges Crowded?

And everything else you need to know about airport lounge memberships.
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Must-Have Food and Drinks in Disneyland

Our guide to what's good to eat—and drink—in every part of Anaheim's Disneyland Resort.
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Hop on the Newest Theme Park Attractions This Summer

Get to know the latest rides, shows, and more.
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12 Best Snacks at Disneyland

From salty popcorn to a refreshing Dole Whip, there’s something for every mood and craving.
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How to Stay Dry and Comfortable Outdoors

From hot-weather camping clothes to special snow gear, here’s what to bring for every climate.
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How to Keep Animals and Bugs Away Outdoors

Outsmart raccoons, avoid bears, and repel mosquitoes, flies, and ants with these tips.
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Now’s the Time to Prepare for Summer’s Heat, Fire, and Smoke

A bit of preparation now will help keep you safe and comfortable.
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What’s New at Disneyland This Summer

From Toontown’s reopening to new restaurants and shows, enjoy the latest happenings in the park.
Brothers stand in Disneyland Resort's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Insider Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids

From park hacks to top rides for toddlers to teenagers, make the most of a family trip to Disneyland.
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How to Declutter Your Home

And how to responsibly donate, recycle, and dispose of your stuff.
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How to Prepare for a Flood

Safety measures and other tips for preventing and surviving water-related disasters.