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PRINTED MATL
Author Rossen, Jeff, author
Title Rossen to the rescue : secrets to avoiding scams, everyday dangers, and major catastrophes / Jeff Rossen
Published New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
ITEM LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Rodman Main Adult  646.7 R828    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript x, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes index
Summary "Every morning, millions of Americans watch Jeff Rossen explain how to solve our most harrowing problems, such as: how to put out a kitchen fire, find bedbugs, avoid rip-offs, and even how to survive a plane crash. In Rossen to the Rescue, he includes daring experiments, expert advice, and game plans for handling all the wild cards in life - big and small - while sharing personal, and sometimes embarrassing, anecdotes that he couldn’t tell on television."--Dust flap
Contents 1. Protecting your home. How to survive a home invasion ; How to spot hidden mold ; Why your new house may catch fire ; You probably don't have a fire escape plan ; Help! I'm locked out! ; When the bottom falls out...literally ; Surviving Mother Nature ; Secret spies inside your bedroom -- 2. Travel dangers revealed. How to survive a raging flood ; How to survive a plane crash ; Driving while drowsy ; Screwing you under the hood ; Germs on a plane ; What are your rights when police pull you over? ; How to survive a train crash ; Look out! Beware of flying mattresses ; How to survive an ice skid -- 3. WTF, I trusted you!. Is your doctor drunk? ; Movers gone wild ; The new stranger danger ; You ruined my prom ; Rossen vs. the bank ; The most dangerous eye shadow ever ; Can you spare a dollar to help the needy children? ; I can read your fortune, trust me -- 4. It's all fun and games...until.... you fall through thin ice ; ...your parasail snaps ; ...your concert tickets are fake ; ...you realize "I'm drunk" ; ...you're buried alive ; ...your carnival game is rigged -- 5. Protecting your kids. Confession: I put my kids in danger ; You're buckling your kids all wrong ; Your little angel is a cheater ; Sleeping through a fire emergency ; Fighting identity thieves who target you and your baby ; Breaking into hot cars ; My school security test should scare the hell out of you ; The safest school in America ; The claw machine hates my son -- 6. Vacation undercover. Are "all-inclusives" really the best deal? ; Stranded in the ocean ; Sky-high SPF: is it really worth it? ; Drowning myths and tips revealed ; Rip-off alert: your jewelry may be fake ; Is the hotel maid really changing your sheets? ; The Great American Germ Cruise -- 7. Everyday life hacks. My embarrassing struggle with weight ; Why you're still gaining weight on "diet" food ; "Sell-by" dates: should you believe them? ; Spotting bedbugs before they attack ; How to trick your stomach on Thanksgiving ; Don't pay that! (a must-read if you love chocolate, coffee, or clothing) ; Used underwear: my most popular investigation...ever -- 8. Bet you didn't know... The pink tax: how women pay more for the same stuff ; How to survive a heart attack ; Shred it or save it? ; How to stop your kitchen from burning down ; Three of my favorite shopping tricks ; Your fake fur isn't really fake -- 9. A shocking conclusion. Getting zapped: hidden danger on your block ; How to walk through fire (I did it) ; The happy ending
Subject Survival
Life skills -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Consumer education
Preparedness
Home accidents -- Prevention
Crime prevention
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
ISBN 9781250119438
125011943X

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