Friday, September 12, 2014

September 2014 Consumer Reports: Painkillers and Their Risks

This month's Consumer Reports cover article is all about painkillers.  The article discusses some of the most widely-used painkillers, prescription and over-the-counter, and some of the risks involved in taking them.  

Most of us have closets full of items we aren't using.  Do you want to get rid of the clutter?  If so, check out the article on how to sell your stuff.  Especially useful is the chart listing common items (furniture, jewelry, clothing) and where you can try selling them--through auction houses, online, yard sales, etc.

Have you noticed the new self-checkout lines at your favorite stores?  This is part of a trend that is not going away.  More and more companies are taking the self-service approach--banks, restaurants, airlines, etc. The article "When Customer Service Becomes Self-Service" has tips on how to survive this.

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for all-in-one printers
  • Ratings for pod coffeemakers
  • Article on Ultra HD TVs
  • How to choose a medical alert system
  • Milk alternatives, and how they compare to milk nutritionally
Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

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