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Meet Isabel: Online Symptom Checkers Give Patients New Diagnostic Tools

Millions of people turn to the Internet for medical information, finding advice both good and bad. Now some sophisticated diagnostic tools have been developed that can help narrow down what ails you based on the symptoms you have. Here are some the better (but not infallible) symptom checkers you can use before heading to the doctor.

10 Things Cruise Lines Won't Tell You

luggage Cruise ship nightmares have been out of the news for a few months now, but that doesn't mean the problems are over. Here are some dirty little secrets of the cruise ship industry. Also, it was disclosed last week that an ultra luxury ship on the Silversea line flunked a surprise health inspection.

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Top Mutual Funds

Best Mutual Funds US News has just updated its ratings of top mutual funds for July 2013. Some of the returns over the past 12 months are mind-blowing. Obviously, today's winner could be tomorrow's loser, so check with your advisor before investing.


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Mouse Print* -- "Does Not Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup"

mouse print High fructose corn syrup is a dirty word to many health-conscious people. No wonder that companies are removing it from their products and substituting sugar instead. This week we look at Log Cabin syrup which proclaims in big type "No High Fructose Corn Syrup" on the front of its label. In smaller type on the backside, however... That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Like Microsoft Office, But Free!

Kingsoft has released a 2013 version of its free office suite which is similar to Microsoft Office. It has a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. This package is for PCs.

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And the Highest Scoring 2014 Sedan is...

Surprise, the Chevrolet Impala! It scored a 95, just a few points short of two ultra-luxury cars from Tesla and BMW. On the downsize, don't expect great mileage from the Impala.


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