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Author Rossen, Jeff, author
Title Rossen to the rescue [ebook] : secrets to avoiding scams, everyday dangers, and major catastrophes / Jeff Rossen
Published New York, N.Y. : Flatiron Books, [2017]
Copyright ©2017
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Note Includes index
Summary "The essential guide to keeping you and your family safe in the modern world. Do you know where to take shelter in an earthquake? How to bust a lying car mechanic? Save money at the store? You'll know now. Every morning, millions of Americans watch Jeff Rossen explain how to solve our most pressing and 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. Overflowing with never-before-seen tips and tricks, this book is filled with enough hacks to keep you and your family safe--and it just might save your life."--Jacket
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 ; realize "I'm drunk" ;'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
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Note Print version record
Subject Consumer education
Home accidents -- Prevention
Crime prevention
Life skills -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Consumer education.
Crime prevention.
Home accidents -- Prevention.
Electronic books
Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781250119445

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