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Tell bogus travel clubs to take a hike

October 7th, 2014
Tell bogus travel clubs to take a hike Judging by recent state actions, travel club fraud is alive and well. Last month, the Illinois attorney general filed a lawsuit against a Kansas-based company and two of its...

3 winning leaf cleanup strategies

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October 7th, 2014
3 winning leaf cleanup strategies It’s time to break out the rakes and blowers to get rid of all those leaves. But don't despair, the solution to getting some leaf relief may be as close as your garage or shed....

Visit the national parks for free

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October 7th, 2014
Visit the national parks for free If you love the great outdoors, few wonders can match the grandeur of America’s National Parks. From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah, there are 401 parks that belong on the bucket...

Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs

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October 7th, 2014
Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs Survey Finds 64 Percent of People Think “Natural” Means No GMOs; Virtually All Samples of Tested Products with Only “Natural” Label...

Where GMOs hide in your food

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October 7th, 2014
Where GMOs hide in your food More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms in their food, according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey of 1,000...

Best coffee blends in the grocery store and online

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October 6th, 2014
Best coffee blends in the grocery store and online When it comes to coffee, big names don't guarantee great flavor. Brands like Folgers and Maxwell House didn't stand up to specialty brands such as Allegro and Stumptown...

Muse EEG headband promises to boost your relaxation and concentration

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October 6th, 2014
Muse EEG headband promises to boost your relaxation and concentration Have you been feeling stressed out, possibly because you're too tightly tethered to your tech devices? Well, the answer could be even more...

What the color of your front door says about you

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October 6th, 2014
What the color of your front door says about you Whether you’re “practical and strong minded,” or a “restless spirit,” there’s a front door color that’ll capture your...

You don't have to live with crummy TV sound

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October 6th, 2014
You don't have to live with crummy TV sound Does your TV's picture rock you like a hurricane, but its sound is more like a gentle rainfall? Pumping it up with a sound bar speaker has become an increasingly popular sonic...

How do I stop robocalls and telemarketers?

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October 6th, 2014
How do I stop robocalls and telemarketers? Q. We were delighted to use the phone number Consumer Reports published to eliminate robocalls; we’re pretty sure it worked, too. But how do I get real people to stop...

For tablets, LEDs, lawn mowers, water heaters, and more, the best deal costs more

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October 6th, 2014
For tablets, LEDs, lawn mowers, water heaters, and more, the best deal costs more Decades of testing products in our labs have taught us that price and quality don’t always go hand in hand. In many cases we find...

Original Cheerios tops its spinoffs for nutrition

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October 6th, 2014
Original Cheerios tops its spinoffs for nutrition Cheerios and Special K are two cereal brands that carry big, shiny health halos—Cheerios for its “heart healthy” image and Special K for its emphasis...

Protect yourself from surprise out-of-network medical bills

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October 6th, 2014
Protect yourself from surprise out-of-network medical bills Getting medical care from a doctor, hospital, or lab outside of your plan's provider network can run up ruinous medical bills. But you can be blindsided by...

For-profit colleges need greater oversight to protect students from financial harm

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October 6th, 2014
For-profit colleges need greater oversight to protect students from financial harm TV and Web ads promoting for-profit colleges paint a rosy picture of higher education and good jobs. But some of these schools might not...

Latest news about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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October 6th, 2014
Latest news about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Apple tends to create a lot of buzz, whether the company is announcing new products, shipping them to consumers, or once in a while, dealing with a possible product...