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Should USB drives be used for storing files?

July 7th, 2014
Should USB drives be used for storing files? Q. In “How to Store Your Digital Photos Safely,” which included information about computer storage on USB flash drives, you mention that those devices are not...

Cleanest fast-food restaurants in America

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July 7th, 2014
Cleanest fast-food restaurants in America Readers were generally quite pleased with the cleanliness of the dining area; three-quarters of respondents were completely or very satisfied. Only 4 percent were...

Can healthy and fast food go together?

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July 6th, 2014
Can healthy and fast food go together? Although many restaurants are serving more soups, salads, and grilled-rather-than-fried items, and cutting down on ingredients such as sodium, most diners aren’t concerned...

Are foods with trans fat really that bad?

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July 6th, 2014
Are foods with trans fat really that bad? Q. I know trans fats are unhealthy. But are they really more dangerous than other types of fat, namely saturated fat?  A. Yes. Trans fats, which are made by adding extra...

L’Oréal agrees to stop making 'gene boosting' anti-aging ad claims

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July 6th, 2014
L’Oréal agrees to stop making 'gene boosting' anti-aging ad claims A proposed agreement between L’Oréal USA and the Federal Trade Commission would settle charges that the cosmetics maker...

Whole Foods slapped for overcharging customers

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July 6th, 2014
Whole Foods slapped for overcharging customers If Whole Foods wasn’t expensive enough, now comes word that luxe supermarket operator, with 380 stores across the country, has been overcharging customers in...

6 ways to be more efficient with your printer

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July 6th, 2014
6 ways to be more efficient with your printer You can cut down on your printing costs by following a few simple strategies that we’ve uncovered while testing hundreds of printers in our labs. Check our advice...

Don't spray sunscreens on kids, at least for now

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July 2nd, 2014
Don't spray sunscreens on kids, at least for now The Food and Drug Administration announced last month* that it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. Of particular concern to us is the possibility...

Best options for urgent medical care

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July 2nd, 2014
Best options for urgent medical care One of your eyes has become red and itchy, and you suspect you have pinkeye. Unfortunately, it’s Saturday and you’ll have to wait until Monday to see your doctor. But...

Best and worst fast-food restaurants in America

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July 2nd, 2014
Best and worst fast-food restaurants in America Americans are spending more than ever to dine out—topping $680 billion per year. And they are demanding more for their money, higher-quality fast food, and...

Americans' most common restaurant complaints go beyond a fly in their soup

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July 2nd, 2014
Americans' most common restaurant complaints go beyond a fly in their soup Dirty tables, utensils, or restrooms at restaurants are among the top gripes of people when they are dining out, according to our exclusive...

How to Photograph Fireworks

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July 1st, 2014
How to Photograph Fireworks     Fireworks are beautiful. Photos of them can be, too. But you need to adjust the settings on your camera and take the time to experiment. Here are the...

Beat the heat and reclaim your kitchen this summer

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July 1st, 2014
Beat the heat and reclaim your kitchen this summer With temperatures rising, it can be hard to keep your cool in a hot kitchen. The refrigerator is working overtime and cooking on the range or running the dishwasher...

New 2015 Hyundai Sonata returns twice to dealer for safety problems

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July 1st, 2014
New 2015 Hyundai Sonata returns twice to dealer for safety problems Imagine buying a brand new car, only to have to return to the dealer in the first few weeks for a safety problem. Then you have to do it again for yet...

Protect your ears from noise pollution

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July 1st, 2014
Protect your ears from noise pollution Fireworks, jackhammers, and ambulance sirens can be painfully hard on your ears. But the risk to your hearing from everyday activities might be greater than you think. Someone...