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Is Wine Vegan? Sure, Except For The Egg Whites, Gelatin, Milk Products And Fish Parts

(Inside Science Currents Blog) — Is your wine vegan? It seems like an odd question: wine is made of grapes, grapes fall solidly under the “not an animal product” label, therefore it would seem that wine is a vegan-friendly beverage.

05/13/2015

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Couple Shocked By $555 Bill For 45 Gigs Of Data They Say They Didn’t Use

A lot of us are uploading, downloading and playing games, racking up a ton of data usage. But $555 in a single month? One local couple says it isn’t possible.

05/08/2015

App therapy is a growing field with at least half a dozen sites. (CBS SF)

Stressed Out? These 3 Apps Can Help Calm Nerves

A growing number of websites and apps are now offering help with stress, anxiety and other common mental health issues.

05/05/2015

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Insurances Companies To Use Facebook, Twitter Social Media Profiles To Set Rates

How much you drink, whether you like your job, and if you’re engaged are all factors insurance companies can learn from your social media, and begin using to set your premiums, or even hike your rates.

04/24/2015

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Consumer Advocates Fighting Bill That Discloses Recalled Cars At Used Dealerships

A bill meant to protect you from driving off the used car lot in a recalled car is one step closer to becoming law, but consumer groups are not happy.

04/14/2015

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Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File Claim

Google launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in February to much fanfare, but consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a complaint against the app with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming they illegally target kids with ads.

04/07/2015

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Cheap Gas Likely To Last Next 20 Years As Global Oil Prices Continue Plummeting

California continues to have the highest prices among all 50 states with $3.20 per gallon — $ .80 above the national average — but it’s starting to come back down thanks to a drop in the price of crude oil globally.

03/30/2015

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Bay Area Customers Applaud Healthy Nail Salons

A growing number of nail salons in the Bay Area are adopting healthier products and practices intended to protect customers and workers.

03/19/2015

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Moldy Front-Load Washing Machines Bring Slew Of Lawsuits

Front-load washing machines may be triggering more service calls, more trouble, and more lawsuits than manufacturers ever expected.

02/20/2015

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Unauthorized Charges On Cell Phone Bills Prove Difficult To Reverse

Finding an unauthorized charge on your phone bill is easy – all you have to do is scan the bill. But some Sprint customers say getting those charges to stop is almost impossible, even after bringing them to Sprint’s attention.

02/17/2015

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