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3 things to do at the car dealership

March 24th, 2015
3 things to do at the car dealership Buying a car is an entire process, beginning with dreaming and research, moving on to test drives, and finally negotiation and purchase. Doing your homework up front, creating a...

How to turn off snooping smart TV features

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March 24th, 2015
How to turn off snooping smart TV features A few weeks ago, I investigated automatic content recognition (ACR) systems found on televisions from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. This technology, which has been deeply integrated...

Don't rush to expensive drugs for an enlarged prostate

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March 24th, 2015
Don't rush to expensive drugs for an enlarged prostate If you’re a man of a certain age and find yourself running to the bathroom often, there’s a good chance you’re suffering from benign prostatic...

Don't take Benadryl every day for allergies

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March 24th, 2015
Don't take Benadryl every day for allergies Q. Is it OK to take Benadryl every day to treat my allergies? A. It’s not a good idea. Benadryl Allergy (diphenhydramine and generic) and similar first-generation...

Best safety add-ons for cars

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March 24th, 2015
Best safety add-ons for cars Most cars on the road today were made before cutting-edge electronic crash-avoidance technologies were introduced, but the automotive aftermarket offers a few opportunities to upgrade almost...

Do I need a shingles vaccine booster?

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March 24th, 2015
Do I need a shingles vaccine booster? Q. I got the shingles vaccine five years ago. Should I consider a booster shot at some point? A. It's not currently recommended. Shingles (also known as herpes zoster, or just...

FTC to DirecTV: Stop the deceptive advertising

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March 24th, 2015
FTC to DirecTV: Stop the deceptive advertising The ubiquitous ads for DirecTV featuring Rob Lowe are ever-changing. In the wake a recent Federal Trade Commission action against DrecTV, we can imagine yet another...

How to stop a people-search site from finding you

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March 24th, 2015
How to stop a people-search site from finding you Online people-search firms collect and sell (or distribute free) personal information about you to anyone who wants it. Your name, address, age, date of birth, phone...

Best deals on large SUVs

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March 17th, 2015
Best deals on large SUVs With many parts of the the nation still thawing from a tough winter, many car shoppers are gravitating toward the all-terrain and all-weather virtues of a family-friendly SUV. Based on our...

5 great gadgets that go beyond basic black designs

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March 17th, 2015
5 great gadgets that go beyond basic black designs Many new gadgets on the market combine fashion and function. The five featured here are just a few of the many we've seen that are as stylish as they are capable. Fun...

8 tips for surviving St. Patrick's Day on the road

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March 17th, 2015
8 tips for surviving St. Patrick's Day on the road   St. Patrick's Day celebrations often involve raising a pint of green beer. But before you head out with friends, consider the sobering reality that 10,000...

Convertible Worx Aerocart does the heavy lifting

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March 17th, 2015
Convertible Worx Aerocart does the heavy lifting Worx, a maker of electric outdoor power equipment and related products, calls the Worx Aerocart an “8-in-1 all-purpose lifter, carrier, and mover that lightens...

The hottest trends in outdoor entertaining

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March 17th, 2015
The hottest trends in outdoor entertaining The recent Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo was a feast for the eyes. On display were high-end grills, wood-fired pizza ovens, and upscale fire pits, among other inspirations...

Chevrolet Volt recalled for carbon-monoxide buildup risk

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March 17th, 2015
Chevrolet Volt recalled for carbon-monoxide buildup risk The Chevrolet Volt was recalled last week, ironically for being too quiet. It seems that when drivers use the Volt as intended, arriving back home from a round...

Used-Car Disasters

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March 17th, 2015
Used-Car Disasters It’s every used-car buyer’s nightmare: Getting a rebuilt wreck despite doing extensive research. That’s because they’re difficult to spot. Even buying a model known for...