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The Dirty Dozen Produce Items with Pesticide Residue

veggies Whether you buy organic food or not, it is good to know which produce items tend to have the most and least amount of pesticide residue. Here are the dirty dozen and the clean 15.

How to Save on Eyeglasses and Exams

eyeglasses Eyeglasses can cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars, and many people simply pay those high prices. Here are some tips of how to pay less for eyeglasses and maybe even get a free eye exam. Some bargain chain eyeglass places even charge $69 or $99 for two pairs!

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The Secret Life of "Fresh" OJ

OJ When people buy Tropicana orange juice it is usually because they want OJ "not from concentrate." Recently Tropicana lovers got a surprise when a rash of lawsuits were filed claiming that their juice and other brands are highly processed, including having "flavor packs" added back to it after it had been sitting around for months in storage vats. What exactly are these flavor packs and where our orange juice really comes from may surprise you.

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Mouse Print* -- Quiznos: Where's the Lobster?

mouse print It kinda looks like a big fat lobster sandwich in commercials, but what it really contains is our story this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Free, 1-cent, 5-cent, 25-cent, Dollar Back to School Deals

You don't have to be in school to take advantage of some of the great deals on office supplies now being unveiled as the back-to-school selling season officially begins. At Staples: one-cent (with $5 purchase) for Bic pen packs, Elmers-like glue, and 24-crayons; free Super Glue 4-pk after rebate; 25 cents for mechanical pencil packs and reams of paper (limit two after rebate), etc. At OfficeMax, reams of paper are a penny after rewards (limit 2); marble cover notebooks are 50 cents (limit 5), and one-inch three ring binders are a dollar (limit 2). Both stores have coupons in their circular for $5 off a $25 or $30 purchase. Office Depot is advertising large packs of markers, Sharpies, Post-it Notes, and address labels free after 100% reward rebate. All sales are through July 14.

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How Safe is Your Hospital?

Consumer Reports analyzed data from over 1100 hospitals concerning infections, readmissions, and more to come up with safety ratings for each. The best hospital only scored 72 points (out of 100). And some big named ones, including Mass. General, scored under 50. (Full list available only to subscribers.)


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