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LED lightbulbs that promise to help you sleep

December 12th, 2014
LED lightbulbs that promise to help you sleep Lightbulbs used to be boring. Light on. Light off. Dimming was about as high tech as they got. But the LEDs pictured above have the potential to be much more, thanks to...

The worst holiday gift you could give

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December 12th, 2014
The worst holiday gift you could give For years, booze has been a go-to gift for holiday get-togethers, a quick and easy way to thank friends, neighbors, and family for their hospitality. But the latest installment of...

Top holiday gifts for the whole family

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December 12th, 2014
Top holiday gifts for the whole family Looking for a group gift for a household? Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids of any age will love these gifts that the whole family can enjoy.   Also check out our experts'...

4 best smart watches of 2014

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December 11th, 2014
4 best smart watches of 2014 We've tested a wide range of smart watches this year, from very basic to very sophisticated, and from clunky and awkward to sleek and stylish. The four models featured here really stood out...

Don't let shoveling snow send you to the E.R.

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December 11th, 2014
Don't let shoveling snow send you to the E.R. Waking up to a driveway full of snow is bad enough. Then you have to brace yourself for the next task: shoveling yourself out. But be careful. The intense exertion, combined...

Health Law Helper takes the confusion out of open enrollment

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December 11th, 2014
Health Law Helper takes the confusion out of open enrollment Open enrollment for health insurance coverage is underway, and Consumer Reports' free Health Law Helper will help you navigate your health care...

Ford Sync 3 touchscreen pulls plug on MyFord Touch

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December 11th, 2014
Ford Sync 3 touchscreen pulls plug on MyFord Touch Ford’s introduction today of their new Sync 3 infotainment system writes the end of the MyFord Touch saga. To say that the innovative MyFord Touch was a mixed...

Should you buy a car for Christmas?

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December 11th, 2014
Should you buy a car for Christmas? With the holidays fast approaching, families are scrambling for the perfect gift idea. The pressure is on to step it up each year, and there are few things more grand than a new car....

Low-cost gifts for car lovers

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December 11th, 2014
Low-cost gifts for car lovers Are you looking for a holiday gift for that gearhead on your list, but want something that won’t break your budget? No problem—our auto engineers and testers have you covered....

Cereal portion control matters

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December 11th, 2014
Cereal portion control matters Think eating a cereal is the secret to losing weight—and keeping it off? Not so much, if you—like many people—pour too much into your cereal bowl. In fact, in a recent...

Does my employer have to offer health coverage?

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December 10th, 2014
Does my employer have to offer health coverage? The health reform law’s so-called “employer mandate” requiring some companies to offer health coverage was supposed to start this year, but the President...

4 great low-cost PCs for gaming

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December 10th, 2014
4 great low-cost PCs for gaming You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars or custom-build your own desktop to get a decent gaming experience. We’ve identified some desktops—and even a...

Get the right medical diagnosis

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December 10th, 2014
Get the right medical diagnosis Physical complaints can be hard to describe, especially when they are vague or come and go. Like a car that works perfectly as soon as you take it to the mechanic, symptoms often...

Are the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 shoo-ins as the best of 2014?

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December 10th, 2014
Are the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 shoo-ins as the best of 2014? The Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 would seem to be deserving shoo-ins for the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Yet...

Free trials can end up costing you

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December 10th, 2014
Free trials can end up costing you A recent settlement between the Iowa attorney general and Amazon.com demonstrates why you should be careful when agreeing to free trials for products or services. The state said...