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here are dozens of different kinds of screwdrivers — and more cropping up all the time as manufacturers develop new types of screws. Luckily, there are really only a few varieties the average homeowner should keep on hand. Here’s a primer on screwdrivers.

man throwing a wet wipe to the toilet

We all put things down our toilet that aren’t exactly supposed to be there — whether out of convenience or ignorance. But you should know that your habit of flushing cat litter or Q-tips might be harmful to both your house’s septic system and your city’s sewer system. Here are 11 things not to flush.

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Did you purchase a Goal Zero cable between March 2019 and December 2020? If so, you might want to read this: The manufacturer has recalled about 7,850 units due to reports of the cables overheating or catching on fire. 

Man suspended from a palm tree with a safety harness is using a chainsaw to remove the top of the tree

Tree topping is a method of pruning meant to control a tree’s size by cutting the branches back to stubs. Some tree care companies regard topping as an acceptable practice. But most experts agree: Topping is bad for trees. We get to the bottom of tree topping.

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