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Debunk the Junk: 10 Red Flags to Spot Questionable Nutrition Advice

veggies Whether it is in advertising for the latest super food, or a new health study touting some nutritional benefits or warning of some new health risks, it is easy for us to be misled. Here are some tips on how to separate good nutritional advice from the questionable.

Look Ma, A New Way to Cook Corn on the Cob Without Shucking!

corn MrConsumer has always cooked fresh corn in the microwave, shucked and wrapped in plastic wrap for three minutes. Now there is a really neat way to microwave corn without shucking it first and having to deal with the corn silk. Watch video.


9 Ways to Outsmart Debt Collectors

loans Believe it or not, under federal law, if you ask an independent debt collector to stop communicating with you, they have to stop (with only a few exceptions). Here are some other tips on how to deal with debt collectors.

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Mouse Print* -- Is it a News Story or is it an Advertisement?

mouse print We are used to a manufacturer paying to have its product shown in a movie, like Reese's Pieces did in E.T. But, could the same thing happen in a news story? That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free 4-Pack Sharpie Markers

In this week's Staples circular (sale ends Saturday), there is a $1 off coupon for any type of Sharpie markers. And in this past Sunday's newspaper SmartSource coupon insert, there is a $1 manufacturer's coupon off any four-pack or larger of Sharpies. Combine the two at Staples where four-packs are on sale for $2 and get either fine line or broad line markers free.

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What's the Difference Between a $1000 Sleep Number Bed and a $3000 One?

Not much, according to Consumer Reports. And you can even get the $1000 version on sale for $700! Here's the story.

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