Buying SoyJoy Bars Online | An Amazon Subscribe and Save Review

September 26, 2011
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    On September 18, I ordered a 24-pack of strawberry SoyJoy bars. Amazon shipped the package on September 19. The package arrived on-schedule on September 23. M y order arrived at about 3 p.m., delivered via standard USPS with tracking; the outer carton showed no damage whatsoever. Inside the outer carton were 2 boxes […]

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SoyJoy Bars — a Little Bite of Heaven, or Noshable Cardboard? | A SoyJoy Bars Review

September 24, 2011
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Soy is widely considered to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.  Soy comes from soybeans–a crop indigenous to East Asia–and is the key ingredient in soy sauce and tofu. The people of Japan consume more soy than anyone else in the world; in fact, the the long-lived Okinawans top the list at about 60 […]

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Panasonic Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology — A Mom’s Review (and Why I Decided to Buy the Same Microwave TWICE)

September 17, 2011

In 2006, I bought a 2.2 cubic foot Panasonic microwave oven: model NN-T995SF from Best Buy.  The microwave cost me $299, which I thought seemed kind of expensive at the time. However, I bought it anyway–for three main reasons: at 1250 watts, it was one of the most powerful microwave ovens Best Buy had available […]

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Netflix 30 Day Free Trial | A Single Mom’s Review

September 8, 2011

Last weekend, a hurricane hit our town–literally. So my son and I were stuck inside the house pretty much all weekend. I had been thinking about giving Netflix a try for a while–and since the weather made it less than pleasant to leave the house, I decided this would be the perfect weekend. Using my […]

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Eye Doctor Test: Pupil Dilation | A Personal Experience

August 15, 2011

Since I first got eyeglasses more than a dozen years ago, I had regular eye exams–if not every year, then at least every other one. But today was the first time I experienced the portion of the eye exam involving pupil dilation. Pupil dilation is one method eye doctors use to check for signs of […]

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Playstation Plus Review

August 7, 2011

I used to have a rule for my family when it came to paid online games: we didn’t do them, even if they were offered through a well-known service like Playstation Plus. From my perspective, the games were expensive enough–not to mention the cost of the system–and it just didn’t sit well with me to […]

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Sears Repair Review | What Happened When I Called for Refrigerator Repair

August 6, 2011

The Kenmore Elite Refrigerator I currently own is barely a year old. Having personally learned how expensive repairs and replacement refrigerators can be, I had purchased the extended warranty on the refrigerator–and this week, I had to make my first call into Sears repair. The problem with the refrigerator: splits had appeared in two of […]

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JC Penny Optical Review | How to Avoid the Rip-Off

July 10, 2011

I bought my eyeglasses at J.C. Penny last summer.  And for the first time, I decided to go for a drill-mount frame–the kind of glasses that give no physical support to the lenses other than a think plastic wire the edge. Drill mounts–called rimless by some–are great because they don’t have the visual interference of […]

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