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ID Theft Alert: Don't Just Toss/Trade Your Old Cellphone

cell CBS Chicago consumer reporter Dorothy Tucker bought 150 used cellphones to see how much personal data could be extracted from them. Shockingly, social security numbers, credit card numbers, emails, phone numbers, personal (and lewd) pictures, and more were recovered. Learn how to properly wipe all personal information from your old phone before trading it in.

5 Ways to Check Your Computer's Security

laptop With so many threats that can negatively impact your computer, merely installing virus/malware protection may not be enough. You can download a free security analysis tool from Microsoft that checks Windows settings for any problems. And there are additional steps you can also take to help ensure your computer remains safe.

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New Diet Thinking: Eat Lots of Good Fat

scale In the never ending stream of diet advice where one day calories do count, and the next day they don't, now comes a Harvard doctor with a different take. He says fat ("healthy fat") is a key ally for weight loss, when it replaces processed carbs. He says it gets your metabolism to work for you instead of against you.


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Mouse Print* -- It Looks Like Junk Mail, But Ignoring It Could be Costly

mouse print The letter looked like just another piece of advertising from one of those alternative electric companies trying to get people to switch to them. This one was very different and anyone ignoring the fine print in it could be in for quite a costly surprise. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.


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Sherwin Williams Paint & Stain - 40% off plus $10 off $50

For four days only -- June 9 - 12, Sherwin Williams paints and stains at their stores are 40% off. Save even more using their $10 off a $50 purchase printable coupon.

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Pros and Cons of Induction Cooktop Ranges

Induction burners heat up really quickly, Consumer Reports says, but you might have to scrap some of your old cookware. Here are the pros and cons of induction ranges, and some of the specific models that rated highly in Consumer Reports' tests.

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