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SnowCare For Troops

Volunteers Clear Snow For Military Families

SnowCare for Troops is a free service for military families that not many people seem to be aware of.

CBS 2–01/26/2011

Ugg boots are everywhere. (CBS)

Trendy Boots Can Lead To Problems For Some Wearers

Furry boots have become one of the most popular footwear choices out there, but for some, they can eventually lead to foot problems.

CBS 2–01/20/2011

Overweight

Is A Pregnancy Hormone Diet Safe?

The New Year has many people fired up about losing weight and some men and women are getting results using a pregnancy hormone diet but is it safe?

CBS 2–01/11/2011

Toning Clothes

‘Wear Your Workout’ With Clothes That Help You Tone

What if your clothes could actually help you burn calories and build muscle? It could happen. As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports some companies are now marketing new lines that they say enable you to “wear your workout.”

CBS 2–01/05/2011

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Tips On How To Save More & Spend Less In 2011

It’s probably on your New Year’s resolution list: save more money! The big question is how in this economy? CBS 2’s Susan Carlson has three easy suggestions on how to build our bank accounts painlessly.

CBS 2–01/04/2011

Dove Men's Care

Men’s Grooming Industry Growing

As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, the men’s grooming industry is growing 8 percent a year, while the women’s market has actually declined during the recession.

CBS 2–01/03/2011

Pica

Coping With The Dangers Of Pica

Imagine having an irresistible urge to eat chunks of dirt. The condition known as pica actually happens to some people — particularly pregnant women, as CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports.

CBS 2–12/31/2010

Cash Register

What You Can Expect To Pay More For In 2011

It seems like everything is going to cost more in 2011. And with the holidays in the rearview mirror, you can expect some sticker shock at the store, too. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson takes a look at what you can expect to pay more for in 2011.

CBS 2–12/29/2010

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Retailers Want More Personal Info In Exchange For Returns

The trend upsets some consumers who don’t want to become part of a company’s marketing database.

12/27/2010

Travel Discount Websites

Get Great Travel Discounts On Members-Only Websites

The winter weather is making some of us yearn for the sun, and maybe a beach. Now you can find discounts on travel and hotels on members-only websites. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports on how to make them work for you.

CBS 2–12/27/2010

Staci Girardi uses Web rewards programs to get credits for merchandise. (CBS)

Woman Leverages Rewards Programs To Pay For Christmas

Staci Gerardi started Christmas shopping months ago. She got all of her presents worth about $500 but only spent $30 total.

12/23/2010

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More Consumers Choosing Debit Over Credit

What’s in your wallet? Probably both a credit card and a debit card. As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, more Americans are choosing one form of plastic over the other. But is that always the best choice for you?

CBS 2–12/22/2010

Best Buy

Buyers May Want To Consider ‘Refreshed’ Merchandise

Display models or slightly used goods can command some serious discounts at the store, but usually with the warranties and return policies of new items.

12/16/2010

Thermostat (CBS)

How To Avoid Showdowns Over The Thermostat

A family therapist says married couples must learn to compromise over the indoor temperature to avoid trouble.

12/03/2010

Texting

Frequent Texting Can Lead To Thumb Injury

Frequent texting could lead to injury. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports on a new condition that some doctors have dubbed “texting thumb.”

CBS 2–11/28/2010

Why Women Cheat

Why Women Cheat On Their Husbands

The reasons why men and women cheat on their partners are very different. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson explains.

CBS 2–11/10/2010

Couple Walking

Why Men Cheat On Their Wives

There are many reasons for infidelity, but as CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, some risk factors may make your relationship more vulnerable.

CBS 2–11/09/2010

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Top This: Hot Dog Condiments Can Be Healthy

Mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut can have redeeming nutritional values.

CBS 2–10/22/2010

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Contest Winner Shares Thrifty Shopping Tips

Sara Vanderzee found ways to eat better while spending less than $125 per week on her family grocery bill.

10/22/2010

Housing (File photo)

Survey: Most Homeowners Don’t Understand Insurance Coverage

It’s standard for homeowners to have insurance, but a recent survey found most people have no idea what their policies cover or how to make sure they get the policy’s maximum benefits.

CBS 2–10/13/2010

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