Jun 29, 2012

Ford Developing Technology That Reacts To Calm Stressed Or Distracted Drivers

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A two-part series. This week, film and music from the 1920's with a brief look at immigrants pouring into America at the time. Next week is completely dedicated to our immigrant ancestors with the documentry: "Island of Hope--Island of Tears." From 1892-1954, Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Fascinating archival footage tells the moving story of families with dreams of opportunity, leaving their homes with what they could carry.

How Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors boost performance

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How Will The Supreme Court’s Medicaid Decision Affect You?

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9 Ways to Cool Down Air-condition Costs


6 Worst Home Fixes For The Money


Cancel Crappy AT&T DSL Service, Get Billed For It Anyway

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What credit card firm attracts the most complaints? New consumer agency launches tell-all website

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8 TSA Security Screeners Fired For Allegedly Sleeping On The Job At Newark Airport

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TSA Firings Continue With Termination Of 8 Air Marshals Suspected Of Boozing While Training

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Study: Nearly Half Of Consumers Fooled By “Up To” Claims In Advertisements

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Jun 23, 2012

Bally Total Fitness Will Never Release Me From Its Finely Toned Clutches

The Consumerist As a consumer advocate I learned that most people who sign up at fitness centers go a few times and then quit and lose their advance fee payment. Always ask for a low-cost trial membership. File a complaint with consumer protection if you are mislead or overcharged.(See online complaint form on lower left.) And don't sign up at a fitness center until you check them out at consumer protection for complaints. My advice is to walk to get in shape. It's free and you just walk out the door at any time and you are there. You don't use any gasoline, either. Bad weather? Head for the mall and feel superior by going faster than old people like me.