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Too Much Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Can Kill You

Tylenol A major report by ProPublica reveals that one of the safest medicines -- Acetaminophen -- the active ingredient in Tylenol -- has killed 1,500 Americans in the past decade when they accidentally took too much. The FDA dragged its feet putting a warning on bottles, and Tylenol maker MacNeil opposed effort to limit dosages. Here are some tools to help you determine if you are taking too much acetaminophen.

NoMoRobo: The Free Way to Stop Telemarketing Calls Now Available

robocalls One of the winning technological solutions to the problem of robocalling (computer dialed telemarketing calls) is now available free, if your phone company is set up to handle the mechanics of it. Just check NoMoRobo's website.

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NY Times Guide to Health Insurance Exchanges

pills The New York Times answers the most common questions about the new health insurance exchanges. Topics include how these plans compare to conventional plans, who is eligible for a subsidized plan, and more. Consumer Reports has also set up a website to show how the new law affects you.


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Mouse Print* -- More Groceries Downsize – 2013 (Part 2)

mouse print After a bit of a lull, more products in recent months have been downsized. Some of the most popular brands like Charmin, Ritz Crackers, and Ocean Spray have all fallen victim to the shrink ray. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Home - Free After Rebate Card

[Offer was tested 10/6, and was pulled without notice. Sorry.] Newegg is offering Nuance's Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Home free after a $35 Visa card rebate. This software, that let's you speak to your computer and have it convert your speech to text with remarkable accuracy, is selling for $70. Enter coupon code CMEY1234 when checking out to lower price to $35.00. Print rebate form to get $35 back via rebate card. Shipping is free when you select Super Eggsaver.

$50 Off a $100 Purchase @Bon-Ton

MONDAY ONLY, Oct. 7: Get $50 off a $100 purchase at Bon-Ton. Online only with coupon code: ZOCT7SAVE50 . Get free shipping with code: FREESHIP75 . Codes are seemingly stackable. Some items are excluded, like Yellow Dot clearance items, and brands typically excluded for coupon use by stores like Macy's (Levi's, for example).

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Do You Really Need that Medical Test?

Consumer Reports points out the indicators that a particular medical test might be necessary. They also suggest things you can do before surgery that can affect the outcome


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