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What your office photocopier knows about you
09/21/2010 – 12:00 pm PDT | No Comment

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Did you know that most office photocopiers are built to save digital images of documents? It’s true.
When CBS News recently purchased some used photocopiers that were destined for new customers, …

How long can you freeze food?
09/21/2010 – 11:00 am PDT | No Comment

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When it comes to preparing healthy meals at home, don’t
underestimate the value of your freezer. A well-stocked freezer can save you a
trip to the store when you’re pressed for …

How rice can resurrect your cell phone and four other natural fixes for common tech problems
09/21/2010 – 9:14 am PDT | 2 Comments

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For every convenience electronic devices bring us, there is an equal and opposite frustration. Flashlights go dim right as the power shuts off; the romantic date-night DVD has a fatal scratch; the smart …

Where did the peace sign come from?
09/20/2010 – 5:00 pm PDT | No Comment

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It is instantly recognizable as a sign of peace,
but what is the symbolism behind the peace sign?
The olive branch came
from ancient Greece, the dove from the Bible … but where did …

What your car says about you
09/13/2010 – 2:00 pm PDT | No Comment

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Young men drive Camaros, soccer moms drive minivans,
and rich snobs drive Bentleys. We usually associate a certain type of
car with a certain type of person, but do we really know who’s behind
the …

25 things chefs never tell you
09/07/2010 – 7:00 am PDT | Comments Off

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Do restaurants recycle the bread basket? Are most of us bad tippers? Food Network Magazine
surveyed chefs across the country — anonymously — to find out everything
we’ve always wanted to know.
Chefs are …

10 lies people tell themselves about clutter
09/07/2010 – 7:00 am PDT | Comments Off

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10. Lie: I’ll get to it tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a good day. I’ll spend all morning sorting, organizing, and disposing of all this stuff. I’ll start with the …

Six hidden dangers in your home
08/24/2010 – 10:40 am PDT | Comments Off

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It’s impossible to avoid all the potential dangers in life.
But some dangers lurking in the home are easily avoided if
you’re armed with the right info.
Below are six accidents-waiting-to-happen and what you can
do …

Food expiration dates: What do they really mean?
08/16/2010 – 4:54 pm PDT | Comments Off

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Are you one of those people who pour the milk down the drain on the expiration date?
Expiration dates on food products can protect consumer health, but those dates are really more about quality …

30 fun indulgences
08/16/2010 – 9:32 am PDT | Comments Off

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Tired of scrimping? You’re not alone. The recession has been
dragging on for way too long. Many of us are feeling frazzled and just plain
sick of worrying about saving money.
There are plenty of …