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Junk Science Chocolate Diet Study Fools Media Worldwide

dark chocolate When a scientific study is published, most people including reporters are likely to believe the results. A journalist recently set out to prove that a gullible media can too easily spread the results of even unsound "scientific" studies. And boy did he succeed. He got media around the world to proclaim that chocolate helps you lose weight faster.

Factory Reset Doesn't Erase All Your Data from Android Cellphones

Get this: If you plan to sell your old Android phone, a new study says that doing a factory reset does NOT delete all your personal information. Researchers were able to retrieve some text messages, Google account credentials and conversations on messaging apps.


Ibuprophen vs Acetaminophen: Which to Take When

pills You probably have both in your medicine cabinet, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprophen), and bargain hunters will have the generic versions. These medications are each at their best when taken for certain ailments, in part because they work differently in the body and can have different side effects.

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Mouse Print* -- Get Rewards with Plenti (of Strings Attached)

mouse print It sounds like such a good idea: use the same loyalty card at a whole bunch of stores, then cash in the points at any of them. Good until you read the fine print, that is. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free Museum Admission Monthly

The first full weekend of every month is the time to get one free museum admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and credit cardholders. Good at 150+ museums in 32 states. Next free days are June 6 and 7.

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10 Cars Likely to Run 200,000 Miles

Looking for a car that will last a LONG time? Consumer Reports says that these 10 cars have the potential to go the distance -- 200,000 miles, that is.

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