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Up on the Rooftop
Hanging outdoor holiday lights can be a dangerous undertaking, so remember the one-to-four rule: the bottom of the ladder should be one foot away from the wall for every four feet the ladder rises.

Food and Festivities
While holiday partygoers mingle with each other, bacteria may be mingling with the party food. To keep food safe, remember the two-hour rule: food should not sit unprotected at room temperature for more than about two hours.

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