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Problem Solvers McDonald's confronts its junk food image McDonald's confronts its junk food image
McDonald's has launched a campaign to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthy food. At a time when Americans are playing closer attention to what they eat, the company is trying to sway public opinion.
Problem Solvers Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.
Problem Solvers Winbot: How well does it work? Winbot: How well does it work? (Video)
By now, most of us have seen the little robots that vacuum your floor so you don't have to. The latest trend in robotic cleaning is bots that clean big windows and mirrors- and I finally got my hands on one. It's called Winbot. By a Chinese company called Ecovacs Robotics. Retail price? Around $350.
Problem Solvers The right kitty litter can make all the difference The right kitty litter can make all the difference
When it comes to their bathroom, a lot of cats are very particular. They might like one kind of kitty litter and turn up their noses at another.

“A lot of cats don't like the really strong scents," said Mikkel Becker, a local pet trainer who writes for Vetstreet.com.
Problem Solvers Collapsible plastic flower vases: Do they work? Collapsible plastic flower vases: Do they work? (Video)
Fresh cut flowers add color and beauty to your surroundings but unless you're buying flowers to take home where you have vases- finding the proper container to place your petals can pose a thorny challenge. Collapsible, plastic, reusable vases are supposed to solve that problem. They look like flat plastic cut-outs and are about the thickness of a sheet of construction paper. How well do they hold up? How much can they hold? And what are they made of?
Problem Solvers Do-it-yourself Greek Yogurt Do-it-yourself Greek Yogurt (Video)
Greek yogurt has more protein that regular yogurt, but the benefits of that extra protein can easily be outweighed by all the sugars in many Greek yogurt brands
Problem Solvers Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN (Video)
Using a reloadable debit card to send money is about to get trickier for a lot of people. The makers of one of the most popular money cards is changing the technology - and it has a lot to do with scammers who use the card for fraud.