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Consumer Back-to-school laptops Back-to-school laptops (Video)
Back-to-school shopping is the second biggest spending spree of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. And these days, students need a lot more than pencils and paper. If a new computer is on your must-have list, Consumer Reports has suggestions for kids of all ages.
Consumer Consumer Reports urges certain people to stop eating tuna Consumer Reports urges certain people to stop eating tuna (Video)
Eating fish can be a great choice. It's an excellent, low-fat source of protein and other nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect your heart, and if you're pregnant, boost your baby's brain development. But there's a catch. Some seafood contains high levels of a form of mercury called methylmercury. Mercury can damage the brain, and it can damage the nervous system, especially when that exposure occurs in the womb.
Consumer Bullseye Pee Pads: Do they work? Bullseye Pee Pads: Do they work? (Video)
Bullseye Pee Pads promise to solve the problem of dogs using only a part of the pad and messing up the floor. The promoters say their pads are "specifically designed with pheromones, so your dog is drawn to the center of the pad." In concept, the dog hits the bulls eye target in the center every time, instead of using random parts of the pad, missing the pad, and making a mess on the floor.
Consumer Best local dry cleaners Best local dry cleaners (Video)
Researchers at checkbook.org want to help you find the best dry cleaners. They asked thousands of local customers to weigh in, and got feedback on nearly 150 dry cleaners throughout the Puget Sound area. The research turned up several notable trends.