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Angie’s List: What To Do & Not To Do After A Traffic Accident

Cars crash every day. If injuries are involved, emergency responders are the first to be called. But what if it’s just a minor mishap that’s more inconvenient than life threatening?

03/12/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Top Interior Paints

A fresh coat of paint can give any room a simple, spring makeover. Where it gets complicated is choosing the paint. Home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot stock not only different brands of paint, but even varying grades within brands.

03/11/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Smoke & CO Detectors

There are basically two types of fires: smoky, smoldering fires that are best detected by alarms with photoelectric sensors and fast fires with flames that are best detected by alarms with ionization sensors.

02/27/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Survive A Remodeling Project

Contractors tell Angie’s List that 2015 is going to be a busy year for home improvement.

02/26/2015

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Over Front-Loading Washer Woes

It’s supposed to make your life easier. But, your washing machine could be making a mess of things.

02/25/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Deal With Sensitive Teeth

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Especially if you have sensitive teeth.

02/19/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Deal With, Or Avoid, A Squirrel Invasion

You know how nice it is to have a warm home to go to when it’s cold and nasty outside?

02/12/2015

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Experts Detail Ways To Effectively Complain To Companies

When Angela Thompson bought her husband a tool chest from Sears, she had no idea the ordeal that was about to begin.

02/09/2015

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Consumer Reports Calls Sprint’s “Cut Your Bill In Half” Deal “Complicated”

A new promotion by Sprint aims to lure customers away from other carriers, but is it too good to be true?

02/05/2015

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Angie’s List: Why Drywall Isn’t A Great DIY Project

There are tons of home improvement projects that lend themselves to doing it yourself.

02/05/2015

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Fax Machines’ Carbon Copies A Perfect Target For Identity Thieves

Nearly every business has a fax machine, so do plenty of homes.

02/03/2015

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Angie’s List: Get The Right Bling For Your Buck

About 6 million Americans popped the question on Valentine’s Day last year and this year should see more of the same kind of romance. If you or someone you know is getting down on one knee soon, or if you’re in line for fine jewelry shopping, Angie’s List has some tips to keep in mind.

01/29/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Big Screens Ahead Of Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.

01/15/2015

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Angie’s List: The Dos & Don’ts Of Paper Shredding

Your personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks, and even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions.

01/15/2015

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Save Money And Get Creative With “Mommy Hacks”

Before you throw out your child’s dried up markers or an empty tissue box, you may want to think about how you can stretch their use.

01/09/2015

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Does It Really Do That?

Some of those infomercials that you see on TV make certain products look like things you just can’t afford to live without; but do they really live up to all the hype? Before you invest, […]

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