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Super gas grills for your Super Bowl bash

January 27th, 2015
Super gas grills for your Super Bowl bash Any party that starts with an array of dips and ends with brownies is my kind of bash. Toss in the Super Bowl and a halftime show that dazzles, and suddenly that first day of...

Should I buy an Acura TLX or just buy a loaded Honda Accord?

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January 27th, 2015
Should I buy an Acura TLX or just buy a loaded Honda Accord? What do you really get with an Acura TLX that you don’t get from a loaded version of its corporate cousin, the Honda Accord? To find out, we compared...

Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Radiation Overexposure from Unnecessary CT Scans

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January 27th, 2015
Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Radiation Overexposure from Unnecessary CT Scans Researchers Estimate at Least Two Percent of All Future Cancers in the U.S. Will Stem from CT Scans Alone – That’s...

8 steps to keeping your cell phone working in a blizzard

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January 26th, 2015
8 steps to keeping your cell phone working in a blizzard Today's smart phones can do just about everything, but when a blizzard, hurricane, or other disruptive weather condition threatens to trap you without power, the...

5 reasons not to use your lawn tractor to plow snow

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January 26th, 2015
5 reasons not to use your lawn tractor to plow snow Anyone with a lawn tractor or riding mower who lives in a snowy region has likely pondered the notion of attaching a plow or snow blower to it, especially when the...

2015 Chevrolet Trax sport-cute comes up short

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January 26th, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Trax sport-cute comes up short The Trax belongs to the fast-growing subcompact SUV class, a dress-size smaller than, say, a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4. It will compete most directly with such other...

Sling TV First Look

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January 26th, 2015
Sling TV First Look Less than three weeks after Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton announced the company’s new $20 per month, Internet-based streaming TV service, and a few weeks before its public launch (Sling...

Hits and misses in the world of car tires

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January 25th, 2015
Hits and misses in the world of car tires Car tires are a big deal, and they are big business. Each year, nearly 3 billion miles are put on tires in the United States, and there are 11,000 tire-related crashes, with 200...

5 Tips for deciding whether to shop online or in the store

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January 24th, 2015
5 Tips for deciding whether to shop online or in the store When it comes to getting the best price when you go shopping, don't assume that a retailer charges the same prices in the store as it does online. Shop online,...

Freshened 2015 Lincoln Navigator shows its truck roots

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January 24th, 2015
Freshened 2015 Lincoln Navigator shows its truck roots With each passing redesign, freshening, and advertising campaign, Lincoln tries to reposition the brand so it appeals to younger buyers than its traditional AARP...

Expanding access to community college could be a game changer

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January 23rd, 2015
Expanding access to community college could be a game changer The high cost of higher education is a huge burden for students and their families. And at a time when more jobs in today’s economy require at least...

Government pushes autonomous braking technology

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January 23rd, 2015
Government pushes autonomous braking technology Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday that the government will be adding two high-tech braking technologies to the list of safety gear it recommends to...

When it comes to the Super Bowl, Americans throw a few penalty flags

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January 23rd, 2015
When it comes to the Super Bowl, Americans throw a few penalty flags What’s not to like about the Super Bowl, that annual early-February football fiesta? Apparently a lot, according to a recent nationally...

Kitchen faucets that combine flexibility with finesse

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January 23rd, 2015
Kitchen faucets that combine flexibility with finesse Pullout faucets, which are ideal for rinsing dishes and spraying down the sink, have become fairly commonplace. Now we're starting to see more articulating models...

What does DeflateGate have to do with your tires?

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January 23rd, 2015
What does DeflateGate have to do with your tires? You might have heard about air disappearing from footballs, but it’s no mystery that air does vanish from your tires. All tires tend to leak over...