Koeppen’s Corner

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Fire Chief: Closing Bedroom Door At Night Could Save Your Life

Beaver Falls Fire Chief Mark Stowe and his department, along the with Chippewa Fire Department, helped KDKA burn down a house to demonstrate the one thing you should always do before you go to bed at night.

11/10/2014

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Angie’s List: Is Technology Harming My Child’s Eyes?

From the moment they wake up, kids are surrounded by screens. Now, many parents are worried about how that screen time might impair their child’s vision.

11/06/2014

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Angie’s List: Protect Your Family From Lead Poisoning

When you know what to look for and take the proper precautions, lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable. Unfortunately, thousands of kids are still getting sick.

10/30/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips To Boost Home Wi-Fi

We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the Internet in different parts of our homes. But, too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Now, Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

10/28/2014

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Angie’s List: 3 Fall Chores Not To Ignore

When the weather is crisp, leaves are falling, and football is on TV, it can be easy to ignore fall chores. But, if you want to stay cozy and avoid costly problems this winter, you better get to work.

10/23/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs

The controversy is growing over whether foods should be labeled if they contain GMOs — genetically modified organisms.

10/21/2014

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Angie’s List: Making The Most Of Your Mudroom

Mudrooms are quickly becoming an essential addition to a house. They provide organization and storage solutions for busy families.

10/16/2014

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Consumer Reports: ‘Detachables’ Mostly Fall Flat

There’s an emerging class of computers that combines a laptop and a tablet. Consumer Reports checked to see whether they’re worth considering.

10/15/2014

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Consumer Reports: Turn Old Items Into Cash

The idea of downsizing can be overwhelming whether you’re moving into a smaller home or just want to get rid of some things.

10/09/2014

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Angie’s List: Making The Switch To USB Outlets

Do you find yourself fighting for outlet space as your family’s collection of electrical gadgets grows? If you’re tired of juggling three or four different chargers on a two-socket outlet, there’s a new and simple solution.

10/09/2014

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Consumer Reports Puts New Windows To The Test

Consumer Reports just put two dozen of the most popular brands and styles through rigorous wind, rain, and climate tests to find the best for your house.

10/07/2014

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Angie’s List: Tips For Finding An Auto Body Shop

Whether it’s a small dent or major damage, dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming.

10/02/2014

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Being Savvy With Coupons Could Help Consumers Save More

Whether you’re buying food or clothes, saving money is always nice.

09/30/2014

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Angie’s List Survey Sounds Alarm On Subpar Service

It’s not uncommon to hear homeowners complain about the contractors they’ve hired. But, just how many people are having problems?

09/25/2014

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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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