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New Nutrition Facts Labels Unveiled

nutrition label After 20 years, the FDA finally revised its "Nutrition Facts" label to provide some more useful information for shoppers, including added sugars. The new labels, however, will still befuddle most people because the FDA still only uses metric measurements like grams and milligrams which most Americans cannot associate with real world amounts as we pointed out four years ago.

43% of Sunscreens Deliver Less Protection than Claimed

sunscreen If you rely on using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to protect you from a sunburn, you may be sadly disappointed. New tests by Consumer Reports reveals many sunscreens fail to deliver the protection they promise.


Who Makes the Most Reliable Hard Drives?

If your hard drive fails and you don't have a backup, you're screwed. A company in the cloud storage business with over 60,000 hard drives has real world experience with which brands of hard drives fail the most. The results: over time, Hitachi made the most reliable drives with only a one-percent failure rate. The worst currently? Western Digital. Yikes!

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Mouse Print* -- Is LinkedIn Telling it Straight?

mouse print A few years ago, LinkedIn was hacked and about 6.5 million email addresses and passwords were stolen. Now it appears that possibly 117 million IDs were actually compromised and are now for sale, but you would never know it from the casual email sent to some users. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free FICO Credit Score (Even for Non-customers)

Discover card is giving away free FICO-brand credit scores even if you don't have a Discover card! Of course, you are going to have to provide your social security number and date of birth.

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Best All-in-One Printers

If you need a new printer (and scanner and copier), Consumer Reports lists four inexpensive printers with high ratings.

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