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Angie’s List: Tips To Stay Safe While Mowing Lawn

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn care. But after months of mowing, it can be easy to put yourself on autopilot when cutting the grass.

09/18/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests ‘Wearable Technology’

Tech companies think they now have something you’ll depend on around the clock – wearable technology.

09/17/2014

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Consumer Reports Explores Campus-Sponsored Credit Cards

Kids might be tempted to sign up for one of those campus sponsored accounts that often come with their college logo. Before they do, Consumer Reports has a warning about many of those accounts.

09/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Tips For Removal Of Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac

A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don’t steer clear of poisonous plants.

09/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Bathroom Remodel Tips

If your bathroom could use a little love, it’s a smart place to spend money.

09/04/2014

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Angie’s List: To Stain Or Paint Your Deck?

The summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard deck.

08/28/2014

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Consumer Reports Ranks Top Laptops For Students

A laptop is arguably the most important back-to-school purchase you’ll make this year.

08/20/2014

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Geocaching Takes Kids On High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Camp is over. The trip to the beach is done. Are your kids saying they’re bored yet? In less than a month, most kids will be back in school. Until then, here’s something to keep them entertained — Geocaching.

08/01/2014

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Consumer Reports: Don’t Trust ‘Natural’ Personal-Care Products

Sales of cosmetics and personal-care products labeled “natural” have soared recently, but “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside.

07/31/2014

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Angie’s List: 3 Simple Summer Lawn Tips

Even though your annoying neighbor does, it can be hard to find the time and energy to maintain a perfectly manicured lawn. But don’t get discouraged.

07/24/2014

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Soccer Goals Causing Potential Danger For Children

There are more than three million kids who play soccer in the United States, and 44,000 in the Pittsburgh region. That’s a lot of children on the soccer field, and many kids and parents are unaware of a danger on the field — soccer goals tipping over.

07/17/2014

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Angie’s List: Give Your Home A Facelift With Brick Staining

Whether you hate the color of your brick or you’re looking to give your home a facelift, there’s a new option to consider — brick staining.

07/17/2014

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Consumer Reports: NutriBullet Pro 900 Could Be Dangerous

The new version of the NutriBullet is supposed to be even more powerful for creating healthy drinks, but the problem is it could be dangerous.

07/10/2014

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Consumer Tips To Guarantee A Proper Home Inspection

Buying a new home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make, so it makes sense to have that home inspected before you sign on the dotted line.

07/10/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Protect Electronics On Vacation

A Consumer Reports survey found 94 percent of us don’t leave home without at least one device and vacationers take along three on average.

07/04/2014

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