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How much sunscreen do I need?

May 14th, 2015
How much sunscreen do I need? When you wear sunscreen, you want to make sure you wear enough to get the most protection. You often hear that you should use a shot glass full for your entire body, but what if you...

Rolling over to an IRA? Ask these five questions first

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May 14th, 2015
Rolling over to an IRA? Ask these five questions first Rolling over a 401(k) to an IRA seems to be a retirement rite of passage, next to attending the farewell lunch and handing in your company identification badge. But...

Tech support for long-distance caregivers

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May 13th, 2015
Tech support for long-distance caregivers Karen Cobb’s 84-year-old mother lives in an assisted-living facility about 12 hours from her Houston home. “One of the biggest problems with the distance is that I...

Best deals on sport cars

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May 13th, 2015
Best deals on sport cars Spring is sports car season, with clear roads, fair weather, and flower-festooned landscapes inspiring a desire for a high-velocity escape. It can also be a great time to buy a fun car. In...

How to save big bucks on car rentals

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May 13th, 2015
How to save big bucks on car rentals The car rental industry has made an art out of the low-advertised-price scam, promoting a bargain rate that neglects to mention mandatory extras. Rent a car at an airport and you may...

Find the best mosquito repellent for a pest-free backyard

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May 13th, 2015
Find the best mosquito repellent for a pest-free backyard To find out how well area mosquito repellents worked, we went to an outside lab and simulated a backyard barbecue in a 25x30-foot room, where we unleashed...

What really works against bug bites

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May 13th, 2015
What really works against bug bites Would you rather be eaten alive by mosquitoes and ticks that can carry debilitating—and even deadly—diseases or douse yourself in harmful repellents full of...

Five steps to give college graduates a strong financial start

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May 13th, 2015
Five steps to give college graduates a strong financial start As this year’s crop of graduates prepares to start life outside of the college cocoon, are they ready to face the financial decisions of the...

How an $80 FiOS Custom TV bundle wound up costing $140 a month

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May 13th, 2015
How an $80 FiOS Custom TV bundle wound up costing $140 a month The new Verizon FiOS Custom TV package sounds like a great way to pay only for channels you really want to watch, which should cut your cable bill, right?...

Samsung Galaxy S6 ranks lower than Galaxy S 5 in Consumer Reports' Ratings

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May 12th, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 ranks lower than Galaxy S 5 in Consumer Reports' Ratings Samsung's Galaxy S-series phones have traditionally been top performers in our smartphone Ratings. Our tests of the company's latest flagship...

Why you don't need a multivitamin

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May 12th, 2015
Why you don't need a multivitamin Taking a multivitamin as a nutritional insurance policy may seem like a good idea. But the truth is that there’s no proof that the pills provide any benefit for healthy...

Tips from a master frequent flyer

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May 12th, 2015
Tips from a master frequent flyer You’ll probably never earn 300,000 to 400,000 frequent-flyer miles per year, as Jeff Harris does. An elite-level member of multiple award programs, Harris, from Los Angeles,...

Good & bad news on credit reports, credit scores

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May 12th, 2015
Good & bad news on credit reports, credit scores It's been a busy spring for consumers in the credit-report arena. Several new developments ensure a better shake for job-seekers; folks in credit counseling; and...

Whole Foods to launch smaller, cheaper stores

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May 12th, 2015
Whole Foods to launch smaller, cheaper stores For years, Consumer Reports readers have lauded Whole Foods Markets, the high-end grocer with 400 stores from coast to coast, for exceptional produce and other perishables,...

Another reason to skip sport and weight-loss supplements

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May 12th, 2015
Another reason to skip sport and weight-loss supplements When a healthy, fit Swedish woman in her early 50s suffered a stroke last year while exercising, her doctor suspected that a supplement she took before her work...