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Mouse Print* -- GoDaddy Offers Employees a Holiday Bonus, But...

mouse print Last month, Internet services company GoDaddy lamented that they could not have a holiday party this year but were instead offering a bonus to those who sign up for it. All the employees who followed the instructions got a big ho, ho, ho. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Benefits of Multivitamins May Be All in Your Head

vitamins A study of 21,000 people, where 5,000 participants took multivitamins and the rest did not, reveals that 30% of the pill poppers reported better overall health. But when objectively assessing everyone's medical history, there was no actual health difference between the two groups. This of course does not mean that certain specific supplements like vitamin D or glucosamine are without benefit. But nutrition experts always recommend it is best to get necessary vitamins and minterals from food rather than from supplements.


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Who's Profiting Off Your Secondhand Donations?

Thrift store donations Many of us a few weeks ago probably donated old clothing and household goods directly to thrift stores or used one of those collection bins. But do you really know who you are helping? It could be a for-profit company that deals in this kind of merchandise and often gives little to charity.

Consumer Humor

Hands-Free Sanitizer Pump

sanitizer pump

When using a hand sanitizer pump, aren't you concerned about all the germs on the pump handle? This fellow figured out a hands-free method of dispensing the stuff. Watch short video.

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Bargain of the Week

Moto G Power Cellphone w/1 Year of Service - $99.99 to $119.99

The Moto G Power cellphone is a great mid-tier phone. It comes with a huge 2-3 day battery, 4 gigs of memory, and a 6.4" diameter full HD screen. It also comes with 365 days of service with 1,500 minutes, 1,500 texts, and 1,500 megs of data for the year (not per month). This is a CDMA phone which is locked for a year to Tracfone with the Verizon network as the underlying carrier. The price is $119.99 or if you are a first time HSN customer and you enter promo code HSN2021 at checkout, that will bring the price down to $99.99. You must make at least one call per month to avoid service cancellation. This phone is best for low-volume users and those who will only use Verizon or a low-cost reseller of Verizon service in year two and beyond.

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Cars with the Best/Worst Fuel Economy

The numbers are in. Consumer World has created multiple lists of cars by type indicating which have the best and worst fuel economy.

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