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Consumer What do you get when you pay for gift wrapping online What do you get when you pay for gift wrapping online (Video)
There are so many gift-giving occasions coming up: June weddings, Father's Day, and graduations. You not only face the question of what to send, but if you order online should you spring for special wrapping? Most sites don't give you a preview of their gift wrap, so Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine checked to see just what you get
Consumer Best bike helmets Best bike helmets
No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet. Consumer Reports just tested 23 helmets and found good choices for both adults and children.
Consumer Cars that last more than 200,000 miles Cars that last more than 200,000 miles
Cars are lasting longer than ever. The average age of cars on U.S. roads is now over eleven years. And passing the 200,000-mile mark is more and more common.
Consumer How and why to crate-train your cat How and why to crate-train your cat
It's important for your cat to consider their crate a safe place to be. If not, you need to crate-train them, so they'll go inside the crate when you need to take them someplace.

Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer who writes for Vetstreet.
Consumer Is mobile banking safe? Is mobile banking safe?
About half the people with a smartphone in this country do mobile banking. The rest don't see the need for it, or they worry about security. So, is mobile banking any riskier than online banking right now?
Consumer Many dementia patients don't get proper diagnosis Many dementia patients don't get proper diagnosis
You can't deal with a medical problem if you don't know about it. When it comes to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, many people don't get the diagnosis they need that would lead to proper treatment. And that’s the case, even when they see a doctor.