Extension cords can be a trip hazard. That's why so many people try to cover them up with a throw rug or small piece of carpet.
John Drengenberg, a safety expert at UL, says that's something you should never do.
It’s estimated that more than half of all the dogs and cats in this countyr are overweight or obese. These extra pounds cause all sorts of health problems and can lead to premature death.
Federal investigators say Thomas Kimmel and his cohorts held personal finance seminars at various churches. The victims never saw it coming.
According to a new government survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, almost half the home buyers in this country don't comparison shop for a mortgage.
Between 2009 and July of last year tiny high-powered magnets were linked to 1,700 swallowing incidents endangering young kids. A major push to get the magnets off the market forced the manufacturer of the Buckyballs to issue a nationwide recall and offer full and partial refunds.
If you have a son or daughter headed to college this year, you should be looking for financial aid. Start by filing out the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
At some point in our lives, just about all of us have encountered a bowl of ramen noodles. For a lot of people, ramen is a staple, because it costs as little as 20 cents per serving and is extremely easy to cook.
A new survey by our news partners at Consumer Reports finds that one in three Americans believe that weight loss supplements are the best way to drop the pounds – better than diet and exercise.
About a million adults in this country get pneumococcal disease each year. It can lead to serious lifelong health complications – sometimes death.
State regulators say the majority of internet payday lenders are not licensed with the state of Washington, which makes them illegal.
It's that time of year again, unfortunately, for space heater fires. The State Fire Marshall reports that four people in Washington have died in recent house fires started by portable electric space heaters.
Since 2007, jetky dog and cat treats from China have sickened thousand of pets and they’ve resulted in the deahts of at least a thousand dogs in this country.
Whether it's the jersey of one of your favorite Seahawks or some other official NFL gear- make sure you're dealing with a legit seller. Online imposters claim to sell you the real thing at a good price, but you'll only get cheap, flimsy knock-offs that quickly fall apart. Most are made illegally in China. And if you're tricked into buying a fake- you're stuck. With no recourse.
Tires are among the most overlooked equipment on our vehicles. And when it's time to retire the old tread a lot of us make costly mistakes.
When it comes to buying a car, getting a good deal doesn't mean you're getting good value.
LED light bulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off. Consumer Reports checks out several.
When you buy a house, you're responsible for all repairs to the water and sewer lines on the property. If there's a leak or a sewer line back-up, you pay the bill for everything between your house and the street. unless you have special insurance. but one KOMO viewer who 'purchased' the insurance got a big shock when she tried to file a claim.
New research shows that children who don't eat fruits and vegetables when they are babies are less likely to eat them at age six.
Studies have shown that for people with dementia music may reduce agitation and improve behavior issues that are so common in the middle-stage of the disease.
It's bad enough to lose your home and belongings to a flood or landslide, but it's even worse when your insurance company won't pay to repair the damage.