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Most Unhealthy Places to Travel in Second COVID Wave

They Claim Air Travel Risks Are Almost Nonexistent


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Mouse Print* -- Microban 24: Kills Viruses and Bacteria for 24 Hours?

mouse print Everyone is looking for products to help reduce contamination from viruses and bacteria at home. One such product is Microban 24. P&G claims its protection continues working for 24 hours after spraying. But, you have to listen to their clever wording very carefully in commercials and read the fine print to understand what protection you are not going to get. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Best Hospitals for Specialty Care

hospitals Healthgrades has just released its list of hospitals that have outstanding clinical outcomes in 16 medical and surgical specialties. And those with a gold star have made Healthgrades' top 100 hospitals list for specialty care.


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Appliance Repair Ripoff Artists Caught on Camera

appliance repair In the lost art of hidden camera investigative consumer videos, Canada's Marketplace program tests appliance repairmen's honesty with a rigged washing machine needing no replacement parts. Watch the video.

Consumer Humor

How Customer Service Reps Really Feel

In this made-for-laughs video, customer service reps don't hold back on how they really feel about customers.

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Bargain of the Week

It's Cheap "Boorito" Time at Chipotle

Every year Chipotle has a "boorito" offer charging only $3 or $4 for a burrito or bowl if you dress in a Halloween costume. This year, no costumes needed and most of the offer is online. It is a buy one, get one free deal. First, you must follow Chipotle on social media (Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok). Then starting October 29, look for their post providing a keyword that you must text to 888222. You will get back a code redeemable for a buy one, get one free burrito or bowl. Then order it online, via their app, and potentially in the store. Limit $10 off. Only 500,000 promo codes are available. The buy one, get one free code is redeemable anytime on Halloween.

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Consumer Reports

How to Choose a Medical Alert System

You all remember the commercials with the woman saying "I've fallen and I can't get up." Now Consumer Reports has evaluated various life alert-type products suggesting key things to look for when shopping for one.

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