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As you go through life, you will encounter many things that are known to be dangerous. However, you’ll also be exposed to many things you believe to be safe, yet in reality, can be just as dangerous. Here are 13 everyday things you may not realize can be harmful.

Rushing Water

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People have a difficult time estimating how deep water is and whether or not there is a current. Once you lose your footing, it can be difficult for even the strongest swimmers to find their footing.


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Depending on your surroundings, walking while distracted can be just as dangerous as driving when distracted. Crossing the street and walking up or down stairs while using your phone or not paying attention can lead to injury.


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Like other addictions, gambling is a slippery slope. It is shockingly easy to get caught up in the thrill of winning. In recent years, gambling has become even more accessible with online casinos and apps. What may start as a fun hobby or way to pass the time may quickly take a dangerous turn before you even realize what is happening.

Drinking Alcohol

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While many people are able to drink socially, for others, that’s not an option. Alcohol addiction can easily creep in and take over your life.


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Many people have a fear of flying, yet many more people are injured or killed each day from driving in cars. Most of us are able to overlook this danger as we are so dependent on cars in our day-to-day lives.

Over-the-Counter Medication

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Medications like Tylenol are used so much for common reasons that people forget these are still dangerous medications if not taken carefully or used outside of their intended purposes.


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With food so easily accessible and so many unhealthy options being cheaper than healthy, it isn’t surprising that overeating (especially junk food) isn’t safe. Many overconsume at each meal and suffer the health consequences for doing so.

Using Tanning Beds

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Many people love to go tanning and get a golden glow. While it may seem harmless and make you feel more confident, you’re definitely putting yourself at risk for melanoma and other related skin issues in the future.

Personal Protective Equipment

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You’re putting yourself at risk when you don’t take care to use the correct personal protective equipment. While you might not show symptoms right away, they may appear later in life.


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While in most cases, pregnancy is safe, some people experience difficulties and complications that cause death. When pregnant, your health and the health of your unborn child is the priority. This requires regular prenatal care and strictly following your doctor’s advice.


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Believe it or not, potatoes can actually become harmful if they start to sprout or have green parts. A toxin can form that can cause high fevers and lead to severe damage to your liver or kidneys if consumed at high levels.

Carnival Rides

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These rides are set up and taken down frequently and have a bad reputation for breaking down and causing injuries. Permanent rides at amusement parks can also be risky; however, they are more likely to be properly inspected and maintained.

Hormonal Contraceptives

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It’s always the responsibility of the patient and their doctor to weigh the benefits and risks when beginning any medication. Contraceptives that contain hormones are no different as they, too, pose serious health risks.

13 Discontinued Items That People Want To Bring Back Immediately

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We all have items we absolutely love and buy all the time. Then the inevitable happens, and the item is discontinued. You find a replacement, but it’s just not the same. Or you reminisce back in time to a cool gadget you wish still was around to purchase. According to an online poll, these are the top-voted items that people would love to see hit the market again. 13 Discontinued Items That People Want To Bring Back Immediately

15 Stereotypical Coworkers Who Probably Work in Your Office

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We have all heard of some of the stereotypical personalities in movies and TV shows, the boss’ pet or the goodie-two-shoes, but there are so many more personalities out there. We found a discussion in a popular online forum discussing some examples of other workplace personalities. Here are some of the top responses. 15 Stereotypical Coworkers Who Probably Work in Your Office

15 Things People Are Less Willing To Tolerate as They Get Older

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As we age, we experience endless changes – our tastes, our bodies, and the way we approach different situations. Often we notice that our patience wears more quickly, and we are less tolerant of specific things that didn’t bother us once upon a time. Here are some examples people recently shared in an online poll; which ones resonate with you? 15 Things People Are Less Willing To Tolerate as They Get Older

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