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Saturday, March 31, 2007


If you're in the market for a sofa, the options can be confusing.

On the Saturday Early Show, Amanda Walker, senior editor of Consumer Reports, explained what kind of construction and fabrics stand up to everyday wear-and-tear.

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For more on this, go to the Web sites of Consumer Reports and Room&Board.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


As part of the joint Early Show and Evening News series on cancer, Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen spoke with Dr. David Nanus, a cancer specialist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, about ways to help prevent cancer, and screenings and other steps designed to help diagnose and treat cancer when it is most beneficial, as early as possible.

To watch the segment,


For much more on screenings, from the American Cancer Society, go to this Web page.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


We all know about the big events in a baby's life: learning to crawl, learning to walk, learning to talk.

But there are many, more subtle milestones every child must reach. And Camille Chatterjee of Parenting magazine stopped by The Early Show to discuss how to know your child is ready for them.

Among the steps: moving from the high chair to a booster seat, eating with utensils and not having parents pre-cut every bite, drinking from a regular cup instead of a sippy cup, moving from the crib into a bed, cutting out naps, and using the bathroom in privacy.

Chatterjee talked about how to spot the signs of readiness for the next step, and what the approximate ages are for each one.

To watch the segment,


To read the Parenting article on this, click here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


According to the AARP, when the average consumer makes a complaint, it takes four hours of effort to get it resolved.

That's a long time!

But, on The Early Show, "Gabi" Redford, features editor of AARP The Magazine, offers pointers on complaining more effectively.

Customer service just isn't what it used to be. And, getting satisfaction from a large conglomerate isn't easy. The old days of writing a letter or calling an "800" number just don't do the job anymore.

Redford suggested techniques to increase the odds of being successful when you have a consumer complaint.

For much more on this, click here.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Some organizations and companies are actually encouraging their employees to sleep on the job for short times, for safety and other reasons, as Susan McGinnis explained on The Early Show.

To watch her report,


For more on this, check out these Web sites:

National Sleep Foundation
Alertness Solutions
Yarde Metals
NASA's Ames Research Center
Virtual Relaxation Solutions
Atherton, Calif. police

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