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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.
Consumer Can pheromones calm you pet? Can pheromones calm you pet?
Just like us, our pets can get an anxious.

Sometimes the reason is obvious, like a thunderstorm or a trip to the vet. Sometimes it's not. Either way, you'd like to do something to calm them down.

Dr. Marty Becker at Vetstreet.com says pheromones may be the answer.
Consumer Gel manicures- DIY vs salon Gel manicures- DIY vs salon
Traditional nail polish is rapidly being replaced by high-gloss, longer lasting gel formulas. Gel manicures are popular because they can last as long as 3 weeks. The polish is hardened onto the nail with ultra violet light. But gel polish at the salon is pricey- ranging from $25 - $35. So more and more manufacturers are offering gel polishes you can buy at the store. They give you the same high gloss finish for a fraction of the cost- without the ultra violet exposure you get at the salon.
Consumer Do you really want a gasoline credit card? Do you really want a gasoline credit card?
Do you have a gasoline credit card in your wallet? Millions of people use them to earn cash back when they fill up. But a new study finds that the rewards you get may not be as good as you could get from other rewards cards.
Consumer Tips for picking produce Tips for picking produce
I'm a pretty good shopper, but I still find produce to be a big challenge. Will that apple be crisp? Is that pineapple the sweet one? Consumer Reports has tips to help.