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Mouse Print* -- Lowe's Pulls Misleading TV Ad After We Cried Foul

mouse print Lowe's had been advertising a big 20% off appliance sale on TV, but in hard to read fine print the retailer disclosed that all the most popular brands were actually only 10% off. It doesn't get more outrageous than that, so we complained to them... and the company (finally) listened. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

Do You Really Need to See the Dentist Every 6 Months?

dentist A few weeks ago, we were told that there was little scientific evidence that daily flossing was necessary for most people. Now a new study questions whether seeing the dentist twice a year is necessary. Soon we'll hear that milk doesn't do a body good.


20 Novel Uses of WD-40

WD-40 We all use WD-40 to lubricate a squeaky hinge, or our garage door rollers. But it is also good at removing sticky things like stickers, or bird droppings from your car. Here are a whole bunch of other things that WD-40 can help you with indoors and out.

Consumer Reports Tests Kenmore TVs

sears Sears recently announced that its Kenmore brand was being extended to now include high definition televisions. Would you buy a Kenmore TV? Consumer Reports just finished testing their largest model -- 65 inches -- and they were pleasantly surprised.

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1000s of Kindle e-Cookbooks and Diet Books Free

Warning: This offer may disappear without notice. Amazon has thousands of cookbooks and diet books in Kindle format at $0.00 -- free for the downloading. You don't need a Kindle tablet, but rather just a Kindle reader app (for either Android, Apple, or Windows).

Black & Decker 18v Cordless Drill - $19.99 a/r

Until August 31, while supplies last, you can buy a Black & Decker 18-volt cordless drill with ni-cad battery for only $19.99 at Ace Hardware when using your Ace rewards card (or after mail-in rebate for non-cardholders).

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Cookware Sets Tested

Consumer Reports just tested about a dozen and half pots and pans sets and found one cheap set landed in second place with the most durable nonstick finish of all sets tested. See which one it is!

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