Best Sunscreen: Get Your SPF And Save Money With Generic

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Buying a generic brand sunscreen can save you money. Just because a sunscreen is a store brand doesn’t mean it is any more or less effective, experts conclude. Viewpoints explains the difference.

Walk down the aisle of your local convenience store, and you’ll notice a number of sunscreens, lotions and other products with SPF.  Not only do you have to choose between them, but you need to consider if you want a name brand or generic. While you’d like to save money, everyone wants to feel like their skin is getting protection with the best sunscreen, so this is one area you don’t want to scrimp on. We have the scoop on what the experts think about how to find safe, affordable sun protection.

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Mattress Recycling: Industry Calls For National Plan

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A staggering 14 million mattresses wind up in U.S. landfills each year. Just 2 percent of old mattresses are recycled, according to a mattress trade group that’s calling on Congress to do something.

You could just throw your old mattress out, but the last thing we need is more trash — and mattresses are particularly bad to have in landfills. Instead, see if you’re among a small but growing number of consumers with local options for mattress recycling.

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Does Rest Easy Work?

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Bed Bugs, the biggest fear of every dorm dweller, apartment super, and hotel visitor in America. Have scientists found a way to dispose of these pests?

 

Reestablishing themselves as an infuriating pest in American homes and hotels, bed bugs in recent years have withstood the oppositional efforts of research scientists, public health officials and pest-control professionals. No one quite knows how to get rid of them. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of spray products that promise to do just that. One bed bugs treatment in particular sounded too good to be true. Rest Easy combines all-natural oils (cinnamon, lemongrass, mint and clove) for a spray it claims is both environmentally friendly and deadly effective. But does Rest Easy work as well as it claims?

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How To Choose A Mineral Makeup

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Mineral makeup is all the rage now but don’t be tricked by mainstream makeup companies. Not all makeup claiming to be natural on the label truly is.

Mineral makeup is natural, good-for-the-skin cosmetics that contain minerals from the earth and no fragrances, preservatives or other chemicals. Mineral makeup also has natural sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. More and more women are buying mineral makeup to enhance their looks while avoiding all the chemicals that traditional cosmetics companies use in their formulas. Are you one of them? Well, there are a few things you need to know before choosing a mineral makeup. Check out our tips and suggestions on how to choose a mineral makeup.

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Nokia Lumia 900 Reviews: This Buy Is A Smart Buy

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There is no doubt that the Nokia Lumia 900 is a smash hit, but will Microsoft muck it up for the next smartphone Nokia releases?

When the Lumia 900 was released in April of 2012 no one really knew if it was going to be a hit or a miss. Nokia used to be a top player in the phones business, there is no doubt about that, but it kind of dropped off the radar after a while. But the Lumia’s success might be a signal for the beginning of more great products from Nokia.

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Are Shape Ups Or EasyTones Better?

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The two main competitors when it comes to toning shoes are Reebok and Sketchers. But which ones are better?

Some of the most popular searches on Viewpoints.com focus on toning shoes, so we know our users are interested in them. With the promise of a slimmer figure without hitting the gym, how could you not? But do shoes like Skechers Shape Ups ($110.00) and Tone Ups ($109.98) really work? And are Shape Ups or EasyTones better? We decided to investigate.

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Why Can’t I Sleep At Night?

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For awhile, Rebecca thought those naps had become the reason she couldn’t sleep at night. That idea was dismissed after she went on a business trip and had to stay in a hotel. Know why? The mattress.

Are you wondering “Why can’t I sleep at night?” Well, plans are already underway for National Better Sleep Month 2014, which spans the month of May. I didn’t even know there was such a month devoted to an emphasis on better sleep. Shouldn’t we be striving for better sleep everyday? There’s a new study about the effects of getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night, published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The study claims that consistently getting less than 6 hours of sleep puts people at a higher risk for suffering a stroke.

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Why Do I Have Poor Cell Phone Reception?

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Drop calls frequently? Live in a dead zone? Never able to get more than two bars at work? You aren’t alone, and unfortunately there is no fix to the problem in sight.

“Can you hear me now?” It’s a clever Verizon Wireless commercial, but these are also words we hear much too often. Bad cell reception is frustrating, especially when we pay so much for service in the first place. So why do I have poor cell phone reception despite the fact my provider claims to have great coverage in my area? I live in a city, surrounded by towers but unfortunately our experts say it isn’t getting any better for a while.

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Alli Diet Pill Reviews: Weight Loss Not Worth Unpleasant Side Effects

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Alli diet pill reviews warm about unpleasant digestive side effects with the pills. Some people do experience weight loss, but the reviews claim it’s not worth it.

There is no shortcut to losing weight. Personally, I’ve learned this lesson the hard way after trying to diet successfully to no avail. Even in my most eager-to-get-healthy moods, I’ve never considered weight loss pills like the Alli Weight Loss Aid, and after sifting through Alli diet pill reviews reviews, I’m glad I chose the all-natural route instead.

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Own a BlackBerry? Why RIM Is Doomed

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If you still own and use a BlackBerry, the future is not promising for its parent company, RIM, once a shining star that made mobile email a reality. Once again, it comes down to misjudging what we want.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on The Goods on June 5, 2012

CNet recently ran a story about the beginning of the end of RIM (Research in Motion), the BlackBerry parent company. Now the New York Times is reporting that RIM is delaying BlackBerry’s next version because the company reported a $518 million loss for the first quarter of the year. While CNet takes the point-of-view that RIM’s hiring of investment bankers is the sign of the apocalypse (which certainly is one indicator), my view is that this tipping point actually happened last year when RIM released its Playbook tablet. In one of the worst product introductions in tech history, RIM shipped the Playbook WITHOUT an e-mail client! That’s right, the company who popularized mobile e-mail shipped a product that COULDN’T do e-mail on its own (you could tether it to a Blackberry but that misses the point).

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