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Have a Hankering to Burn Wood in the Fireplace? Toss in a Coffee Log

Have a Hankering to Burn Wood in the Fireplace? Toss in a Coffee Log

While sipping some nice coffee in the morning chill, you might also throw on a couple of logs made from coffee grounds. Perfect. Reduced pollution and recycling rolled into logs. Java-Log has the answer with its Coffee Firelog.

November 27, 2007

Give One Get One Program Extended; Microsoft and Intel Hope it Fails

Give One Get One Program Extended; Microsoft and Intel Hope it Fails

The "Give One Get One" program we told you about in October has been extended until the end of the year. The promotion gives American consumers the opportunity to buy a great first computer for their kids, while donating one to a poor child in a developing nation. Meanwhile, the world's largest hardware company and the world's largest software company are teaming up to ensure that One Laptop Per Child doesn't interfere with their bottom line.

November 27, 2007

What to Buy at the Dollar Store

What to Buy at the Dollar Store

There is no question that dollar stores provide bargains and more consumers have started to look toward them for basic needs.  Yet, dollar stores bargains are accompanied by products that may be health hazards.  Consumer Reports tested some of the more popular products bought from dollar stores and found both bargains and dangers.

November 24, 2007

Safety-tips for Buying Toys

Safety-tips for Buying Toys

During past holiday seasons, parents were concerned about finding the most popular toy and would often battle other parents to get it .  Remember Tickle Me Elmo?.  This year, many parents are more concerned about toy safety.  Consumer groups have issued a steady flow of information on recalled toys, safety hazards, and hints for parents as they head for the stores to find their children the perfect gift.

November 23, 2007

Frito-Lay Arizona Chip Factory to be Exemplar of Green Snack Food

Frito-Lay Arizona Chip Factory to be Exemplar of Green Snack Food

The potato chip and taco chip shelves of our conventional supermarkets are now awash with organic or more naturally whatever chips. The chip wars are as competitive as ever and the battles for our taste buds are getting greener. Now the chip mega-giant Frito Lay is recrafting its Casa Grande, Arizona, factory into a state of the art green chip facility...

November 21, 2007

Buy It

Don't Buy It

  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change
  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris
  • Racial profiling and discrimination
  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations