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The most expensive leaky faucet

Published Oct. 6, 2008

After months of staring at my leaky shower faucet, I mistakenly took matters into my own hands last week and attempted to fix the problem. More than $350 and a dozen hours later, the problem is mostly solved.

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Beware of Milwaukee Water Works imposters

Published June 20, 2008

After the recent flooding issues, three people reported that a person dressed like a utility worker asked to enter their home to investigate floodwater.

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Is Carmex addictive?

Published Nov. 20, 2007

Is it an urban legend or fact that this lip balm makes your lips drier and that people can get hooked on it? Let's see what snopes.com says.

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Home theater

Published Aug. 8, 2007

Something weird happened the other day. Tina and I were at home, working. I don't remember what editorial project I was chipping away at, but I was on deadline and a little cranky.