We're seeing more men in supermarkets, but they complain that ads still portray them as helpless.
The makeup industry is sitting pretty, raking in about $7 billion a year in sales.
Some hand sanitizers are only 40% effective, and last for as little as 2 minutes.
A blogger compares prices of 13 items at the dollar store, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Albertsons.
Consumer Reports surveyed bespectacled readers about their purchasing experiences.
Among the products where you're better off with generic: baby formula, bleach and gasoline.
Beverly Hills wants to capitalize on its reputation (and help the city budget) with its own line of perfume and cosmetics.
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