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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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Angie’s List: Landscaping For Every Budget

Landscaping can add as much as 14 percent to the value of your home, and not all landscaping projects need to be elaborate or expensive.

06/12/2014

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Angie’s List: Front Door Ideas to Boost Curb Appeal

Angie’s List has some tips about how upgrading your aging front door can help reduce your energy bills and increase your home’s value.

06/06/2014

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Angie’s List: Massage Therapy Tips

A massage can be a great way to help relieve pain and stress and it could be the perfect gift for that special someone.

05/29/2014

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Memorial Day Deals Offer Deep Discounts On Big Ticket Items

For bargain shoppers, this may be the week to score some major deals.

05/22/2014

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Angie’s List: Give Your Grill A Checkup

Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off the start of the grilling season. If it’s been awhile since you fired up your grill, a checkup may be in order.

05/22/2014

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