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Perfect pillow care

When was the last time you gave your bedroom pillow a good look? Peak under the pillow case and chances are it looks a little dingy, smells a little funky, and just needs…

Eating our way through a pandemic

At the pandemic’s start, many of us stumbled into new ways of eating, cooking more at home and maybe snacking more throughout the day since our refrigerators and pantries were…

Lifestyle changes for heartburn relief

If your eating habits have changed during the pandemic or you’re dealing with new sources of stress, you may find you’re getting painful heartburn and acid reflux more often. But don’t just reach for medication. Proton-pump inhibitors like Prilosec, Prevacid,…

Make your own healthier yogurt

It’s surprising how much added sugars can lurk in our favorite foods, including the ones we think of as healthy. That’s especially true with many supermarket yogurts. So why not skip them altogether? Consumer Reports reveals the simple way to…

On Your Side: Snow blower recall and safety tips

 If you own a new snow blower, listen up: Toro just recalled more than 6,000 Power Max Snow Throwers sold between November 2020 through January. The company says they pose an amputation risk. So far, no injuries have been reported,…

Risks of using a P2P payment app

 Peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo and Zelle make paying for things a breeze. But there’s a catch: Many of these apps don’t offer the same level of protection against…

Do you need a fix for your Wifi?

 These days, your WiFi might be your family’s connection to the world. But you know it doesn’t always work as well as it should. As Consumer Reports explains, upgrading to the latest generation of wireless routers could finally fix your…

Should you buy a used appliance?

Maybe you’re looking for a bargain or just don’t need something brand new. The marketplace for used appliances is huge, with online selling platforms like eBay, Facebook, and Craigslist making it easier than ever to shop around. But is it…