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Penetrex® [2 Oz Jar] - The World's #1 OTC Pain Relief Therapy :: Chosen by Sufferers of Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Shin Splints, Neuropathy, and Other Inflammation Related Ailments - Formulated with Arnica, Vitamin B6 & MSM
Penetrex® [2 Oz Jar] - The World's #1 OTC Pain Relief Therapy :: Chosen by Sufferers of Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Shin Splints, Neuropathy, and Other Inflammation Related Ailments - Formulated with Arnica, Vitamin B6 & MSM
Offered by Biomax Health Products
Price: $19.95
8 used & new from $19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Helped my gimpy knee, but really worked best on my psoriasis!, August 11, 2014
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One of the most effective treatments for plaque psoriasis is topical steroids... but you are looking at a potentially awful rebound flare when you use them too much, which is why I've struggled to limit my application of steroids and tried to find other ways to calm my scaly, itchy patches. I actually got my hands on Penetrex to apply to a throbbing knee that has been taking AGES to heal from an injury (and I am happy to say that it did indeed help the knee), but after I read how it worked, I thought, gee, this sounds like it might be great for psoriasis too. It takes two or three days of applying at least twice a day, but after a day of "hmm, maybe it's getting a little better?" I saw clear results. After a months, my large elbow plaque is now vanished, replaced with some nice new pink skin with just a hint of the roughness that used to build up there. The guttate patches have shrunk to tiny dots. And the bit of scalp psoriasis behind my ears are shrinking by the day. I'm not sure how to apply this to the deeper scalp areas, but the next time I have a flare, I'm going to try! This stuff is worth the price. I know everyone's psoriasis reacts differently to various treatments, but this one did the trick for me. Maybe it will for you, too?


Masterworks Miniature Painting w/Marike Reimer SW (MINT/New)
Masterworks Miniature Painting w/Marike Reimer SW (MINT/New)
Offered by Game Master Goods
Price: $47.99
3 used & new from $47.99

5.0 out of 5 stars He loves it!, July 7, 2014
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This was a gift for my husband, who is already a dab hand at painting minis. He's been utterly engrossed by these DVDs, and I can't wait to see his next project... thanks, Marike!


T-fal E9380884 Professional Total Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Oven Safe Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Fry Pan / Saute Pan, 12-Inch, Black
T-fal E9380884 Professional Total Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Oven Safe Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Fry Pan / Saute Pan, 12-Inch, Black
Price: $37.38
31 used & new from $28.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third time's the charm!, July 7, 2014
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So: Cooks Illustrated gave this a great review, and my old non-stick skillet (by Cuisinart, a fantastic pan that gave me the better part of a decade of good service) was really needing to be retired, so I went ahead and pulled the trigger. The pan looked great right out of the box, and I couldn't wait to put it through its paces. Unfortunately, the very first thing I made, fried eggs (which need a little bit of fat to cook right) proved that I had one of the pans that were bent... the center bows up higher than the sides, so anything liquid you pour into the pan races off the center and puddles around the edges. I pulled the Cuisinart out of the give-away pile and put it back into rotation, figuring I'd give the bum pan to one of my college kids getting ready to move out.

Then I saw a review here that mentioned T-fal would replace the faulty pans. So I emailed T-fal (t-fal@mailnj.custhelp.com) and was told I needed to pay shipping. After a little nastygram back, they changed their tune and sent a shipping label. I sent it back and within a few weeks, a new pan arrived.

Guess what? Either they sent me back the original pan or just didn't test this one... it had the EXACT SAME PROBLEM! Do these guys not have a research department? Could they not see that the stamp on the bottom was rendering their otherwise wonderful pans unusable? What is wrong with them? Another disappointed email, and to my surprise, they offered to send ANOTHER pan! I held off on the order of the replacement Cuisinart pan, and waited doubtfully for the third pan to arrive.

Turns out, in the case of T-fal, third time's the charm! I got a lovely flat pan, which really does perform as beautifully as the Cooks Illustrated review said it does. So... you have to be your own best advocate, but if you are persistent, you WILL wind up with a pan you love (hence the 5-star review, despite their embarrassing willingness to send out flawed products).

By the way, I wish I'd seen another reviewer's solution months ago: he set the pan on a ring of rolled-up towel, and stepped on it to flatten it. Brilliant! But still... we shouldn't have to dance on our cookware to make them useable.

Five stars for the good pan, four for their customer service, and one for the idjit who thought an un-counter-pressured stamp on the bottom of a flat pan would be a good idea.


Color Changing Night Light Set of 3 with Automatic Dusk to Dawn Sensor!
Color Changing Night Light Set of 3 with Automatic Dusk to Dawn Sensor!

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty but no sensor?, June 18, 2014
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Just got our order of six of these nifty lights, to replace the sole survivor of my Costco purchase of years ago. The one I have left still works perfectly (ie, turns off in bright light, turns on in the dark, cycles through pretty colors). BUT the ones I just got, which seem identical to the old one, do not seem to have any kind of light sensor. They stay on all the time. I'm hoping they figure out the difference between light and dark, but as of now... nope. Still, I love the colors and they help SO much in our dark, dark hallway, so 4 stars it is despite faulty parts (or false advertising).


Vktech 5x Converter Presta to Schrader Bicycle Bike Valve Adaptor Tube Pump Tools
Vktech 5x Converter Presta to Schrader Bicycle Bike Valve Adaptor Tube Pump Tools
Offered by eKingstore
Price: $1.97
19 used & new from $0.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job!, May 31, 2014
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These do exactly what they say they will do. No problems with leaks or falling off. Sturdy and damn why does Amazon make me write so much? If this is what you're looking for, just buy it! You won't be sorry!


Bluecell Green Color Handheld Tally Counter 4 Digit Display for Lap/Sport/Coach/School/Event
Bluecell Green Color Handheld Tally Counter 4 Digit Display for Lap/Sport/Coach/School/Event
Offered by icegene
Price: $5.87
8 used & new from $0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPD kid? Try this!, May 31, 2014
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I have a son with sensory processing issues, and he found a similar one to this at a friend's house and immediately begged for one of his own. For the price, he has gotten a TON of great use from this. He gets great satisfaction from the action, the noise, and lining up the numbers just so.


Alvin and Co. Mini Dusting Brush
Alvin and Co. Mini Dusting Brush
Offered by Circuit Office
Price: $5.96
13 used & new from $1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ick, eraser crumbs!, May 31, 2014
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This review is from: Alvin and Co. Mini Dusting Brush
I'm a calligrapher, and I apparently make more than my fair share of mistakes. My table quickly gets filled with lots of little eraser crumbs, and this puppy does the trick, efficiently whisking them to the depths of the floor below. Also, my son loves to play with it; very soft and durable for the price.


Ultra Light Weight Archery Arm Guard, Forms to the Arm for a Great Fit
Ultra Light Weight Archery Arm Guard, Forms to the Arm for a Great Fit
Offered by Great Deals LLC
Price: $8.20
2 used & new from $7.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Great deal for the price, May 31, 2014
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My 10-year-old son uses this for his weekly archery practice, and has not had one incidence of arm burn since he got it. It's a little cheap-looking, but so far it's been sturdy and has taken his abuse. I wouldn't buy this for an adult, though.


Tulip Body Art Crystals and Adhesive Multi ct
Tulip Body Art Crystals and Adhesive Multi ct
Price: $5.99
4 used & new from $0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars She loved it!, May 31, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This was a gift for a Reddit beauty exchange, and my giftee said she was thrilled and loved it. Thanks!


Lumos - Harry Potter Temporary Tattoo (Set of 2)
Lumos - Harry Potter Temporary Tattoo (Set of 2)

5.0 out of 5 stars She loved it!, May 31, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This was a gift for a Reddit beauty exchange, and my giftee said she was thrilled and loved it. Thanks!


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