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Consumer Reports Tests Chest & Upright Freezers

If you are in need of some extra storage space, Consumer Reports just tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

07/03/2015

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Study: Child Injured Every 45 Minutes On Inflatable Rides

You may want to think twice before you let your kids take a turn in a bouncy house. The federal government says injuries on these inflatable rides are on the rise.

07/02/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Properly Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

In today’s Angie’s List report, how to avoid those dreaded clogs by properly using and maintaining your garbage disposal.

07/02/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Word Of Warning About Rent-To-Own Stores

Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you’re short on cash. But, Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.

06/30/2015

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Zoo’s New “The Islands” Exhibit Finally Ready To Start Welcoming Visitors

The newest exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will soon be ready for visitors.

06/26/2015

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Better Audio On Cell Phones

For many people, trying to hear a cell-phone conversation can be challenging. In Consumer Reports’ tests, no cell phone has received an excellent or even a very good rating for voice quality.

06/26/2015

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Angie’s List: How New Floors And Amenities Can Turn Your Garage Into A Party Palace

It’s graduation season, but hosting a large gathering in a small space can be tough. If you can’t add on to the back of your house, maybe upgrading the garage is the answer.

06/25/2015

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Consumer Reports: Top-Rated Facial Sunscreens

Sunscreens will help keep you from wrinkling. Consumer Reports tested six facial sunscreens. They contain the same active ingredients as regular sunscreens, but they’re made to be lighter and less greasy and they cost more per ounce.

06/19/2015

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Consumer Reports: How To Protect Yourself From WiFi Hackers

Brewing coffee from bed, adjusting the temperature on your slow cooker from anywhere, checking a baby monitor on your cell phone; those are just some of the things you can do with connected devices and an app on your smartphone and tablet.

06/18/2015

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Angie’s List: Investing In Solar Energy

Brett Johnson loves his home and plans to be in it the rest of his life.

06/18/2015

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Angie’s List: Carpet Cleaning Tips From An Expert

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine or even blood? It’s no easy task.

06/11/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Recommendations For Push Mowers

Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers. Its testers have pushed them more than 50 miles to help you find the best mower for your yard. They rated each mower on how well it can cut in different modes — mulching, bagging, and side discharging.

06/05/2015

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Angie’s List: Protecting Your Dog From The New Flu Strain

A new strain of flu is affecting thousands of dogs all over the country. At least six in the Chicago area have died.

06/04/2015

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Angie’s List: Sod Or Seed For Lush, Green Lawns?

Everyone wants a lush, green lawn. But, what’s the best way to achieve it – sod or seed?

05/28/2015

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Expert Offers Advice To Keep Mind Sharp Later In Life

Being forgetful as our hair goes gray doesn’t mean we’re losing it because being absent-minded is a part of normal aging.

05/27/2015

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