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US AC Adapter Power Supply+Cord For Acer Aspire One 532h 532h-2242 532h-2268 532h-2527 532h-2588 532h-2789 532h-2825 AO522 AO532h D255 D255-2301 D255-2509 D255E D255E-13111 D257 D257-13450 D260 D260-2380 D260-2919 Happy NAV50 NAV70 PAV70
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Offered by GPR BATTERY
Price: $7.13
16 used & new from $2.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain Price Charger That Works, August 1, 2015
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This is a 65 watt charger and the original was a 40 watt charger. Some folks say that using a 65 watt charger to replace a 40 watt charger MIGHT stress the battery. I agree with those who think the computer regulates the current flowing to the battery and so the extra wattage is harmless.

The new charger gets moderately warm while charging while original sometimes got rathet hot. So far, the new charger seems like a bargain at its low price.


Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 15.6-Inch Laptop PC -Intel Celeron Processor N2840 / 4GB Memory / 500GB HD / DVD±RW/CD-RW / Webcam / Windows 8.1 64-bit
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101 15.6-Inch Laptop PC -Intel Celeron Processor N2840 / 4GB Memory / 500GB HD / DVD±RW/CD-RW / Webcam / Windows 8.1 64-bit
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Price: $259.99
69 used & new from $210.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Basic Laptop For Windows 10, July 30, 2015
The Toshiba Satellite C55 is a great basic laptop for Windows 10 at a bargain price. After I installed Windows 10, the Satellite runs Microsoft Office and streams Netflix movies just as well as my other computer that cost triple the price.

For folks who just want to type documents, send email, or watch Netflix, the Satellite is a great laptop computer. Heavy duty gamers should look elsewhere, as the Satellite does not have the power for the most demanding games.

The large screen is bright, with good color and contrast, and documents look sharp and are easy to read. The battery lasts five or six hours with wifi OFF and the screen at a medium or low setting. Under peak demand, such as streaming a Netflix movie over wifi with the screen on a bright setting, the battery will last two or three hours.

There is NO cooling fan, so the Satellite runs quietly. The computer stays cool, with the bottom surface getting only moderately warm when you steam movies at a high screen brightness level.

The speakers will not get loud enough for an average size room, and music sounds thin and lacks bass. I adjusted the Windows sound settings to add bass and turned on sound compression to boost quiet passages in movies. Even with those adjustments, the volume for Netflix is too low. Good headphones or plugging in powered speakers solves the problem.

The keyboard has larger than average keys, with a nice numbers keypad. But, the keys have flat tops that make it difficult to keep your fingers centered on the keys. Still, a nice keyboard for this price range.

Before I upgraded to Windows 10, I spent several days with the Satellite plugged into the wall charger, connected to wifi, downloading and installing an endless series of Windows 8.1 updates. Finally, Windows Update provided the message "No Updates Are Available". At that point, I restarted the computer and the Windows 10 icon appeared on the taskbar. After clicking on the icon I was able to reserve a copy of Windows 10. The next day, it downloaded to my computer and the two hour installation was easy and smooth.

I really like Window 7, but Windows 10 is better looking, smoother, and has many terrific features, making it the best ever version of Windows. The Toshiba Satellite was a good computer with Windows 8.1. It is a GREAT computer with Windows 10.


Body Glove Satin Case for LG G Stylo (Charcoal)
Body Glove Satin Case for LG G Stylo (Charcoal)
Offered by Gizmo Dorks
Price: $16.62
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Lightweight Case For LG Stylo, July 14, 2015
The Body Glove case is light and slim, yet protects well against minor falls on grass or carpet. The case improves your grip on your phone.

This is the case sold at T-Mobile stores due to its high quality. For drops on concrete, you need a heavy and bulky dual layer and hardshell case.


The Mcdougall Program for a Healthy Heart: A Life-Saving Approach to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease
The Mcdougall Program for a Healthy Heart: A Life-Saving Approach to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease
by John A. McDougall
Edition: Hardcover
84 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. McDougall Will Change Your Life, July 1, 2015
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If you are the typical American over age 50...high cholesterol...high blood pressure....weighed 140 pounds in high school and weigh 200 pounds today...the "McDougall Program" will save your life. Equally important, it will enable you to ENJOY your life.

Dr. McDougall's program is simply a strict vegan diet. No meat. No poultry. No fish. No milk or cheese. No eggs. No oils, not even olive oil. His diet is grains, vegetables and fruit. Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. A big salad at lunch. Dinner might be brown rice with black beans, or eggplant, or sweet potatoes, along with a big salad.

And, this is NOT a 30 day diet for losing weight. This is a lifestyle, a way of living every day of your life for the rest of your life. And, it works.

In three months of following this diet, I have cut my cholesterol level IN HALF, from a dangerously high level, to a very low level. I eat as much as I want and yet I have lost ten pounds. My breathing problems, caused by allergies, have cleared up. I have more energy and can spend an hour on the treadmill when three months ago walking to the mailbox tired me out. Again, this diet will change your life.


LG Stylo - No Contract - Retail Packaging
LG Stylo - No Contract - Retail Packaging
Price: $257.00

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1.0 out of 5 stars No Warranty & Runs Very Slowly On Sprint & Boost Networks Due to Crippled Memory, July 1, 2015
This is the Boost Mobile/Sprint version of the Stylo that has been tampered with to unlock it, voiding the warranty. Even if the unlock works, it will ONLY work on the Boost or Sprint networks. Because Sprint elected to cut the memory IN HALF, you will be unable to download and install more than a few mega size apps and games. And, because Sprint cut RAM memory in half, the Stylo will slow down or freeze up when two or three apps are running at the same time.

In contrast, the T-Mobile and MetroPcs versions of the Stylo have DOUBLE the ROM memory for storing apps and games, and DOUBLE the RAM memory for assuring that the Stylo runs smoothly. This week, both the T-Mobile and MetroPcs Stylo phones received an update to Lollipop 5.1.1, the very newest version available only on premium phones such as the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Also, the MetroPcs version of the Stylo sells for FAR less than other versions of the Stylo.


Mens Kirkland Signature Court Classic Sneakers, WHITE, Size 11 M
Mens Kirkland Signature Court Classic Sneakers, WHITE, Size 11 M

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Everyday Shoe - If Bought At Costco At the Costco Price, July 1, 2015
This are GREAT everyday shoes, but only if you buy them at the Costco price...about $17 in June 2015. They have the comfort and wearing quality of shoes sold at department stores for $40 to $80. Each person has a unique pair of feet, so I can only judge comfort from my own experience. These are among the most comfortable shoes I have worn over the past 50 years for short walks around the neighborhood or shopping mall. I do not think they are designed for serious tennis players or basketball players...they are just plain old comfortable walking shoes.

In addition, if you have a job where you are on your feet for 8 or 10 hours at a restaurant or a hospital, these provide all day comfort, and look professional. No shoe comes close for less than $20 a pair.


The New American Heart Association Cookbook
The New American Heart Association Cookbook
by American Heart Association
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Cookbook That Belongs In Every Kitchen, July 1, 2015
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The healthiest diet for most adults is the vegan diet, but few people are willing to totally give up meat, fish, and cheese. What is life worth without cheeseburgers and pizza? At the same time, it is clear that the ONLY reason there is an epidemic of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes among people over the age of fifty is the huge amount of fat, especially saturated fat, in the traditional American diet.

The American Heart Association Cookbook is perhaps the best cookbook for people who want to reduce the amount of saturated fat in their diet while still enjoying a nice cheeseburger or a tasty roasted chicken dinner on Sunday. The cookbook is revised every few years. The used copy I am reviewing was published in 1998, and there are a couple of newer editions. Each edition adds some recipes that were not in previous editions, so it might be worthwhile to have a couple different versions.

The strongest point of the AHA Cookbook is its massive size, almost 700 pages. It offers recipes for every meal, and every occasion, whether for a summer afternoon snack, or a big traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

The goal is reduce fat in your diet, and these recipes deliver. As an example, a traditional recipe for Eggplant Parmesan has 668 calories per serving, with 29 grams of fat and 2,184 mb of sodium. The AHA improved recipe for Eggplant Parmesan has only 118 calories per serving, with just 3 grams of fat and 372 mg of sodium. An astounding difference.

This is a basic cookbook that belongs in every kitchen, even in the kitchen of the Texas Agriculture Commissioner who wanted to arrest someone for suggesting that fat laden foods such as chicken fried steak might not be the healthiest food to serve school children.


Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
by Robin Robertson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.68
144 used & new from $0.57

5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT Introduction To Vegetarian Cooking, July 1, 2015
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A great cookbook makes you eager to get into the kitchen and start cooking. THIS is a great cookbook. Ms. Robertson shows you how to equip your kitchen, how to stock up on the herbs and spices and other basic ingredients of vegetarian cooking, and explains step by step how to prepare each dish.

Compared with most other cookbooks, she focuses on ingredients that are easy to find at most large "chain" stores, not just at Whole Foods or Sprouts. She is fine with using canned beans and frozen fruit in her recipes, rather than cooking dry beans. There are many recipes that can be prepared and served in under an hour, some in under 30 minutes. Ms. Robertson provides good suggestions for modifying recipes so that you can enjoy more variety.

I currently have about a dozen vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. If I could only have two, I would chose "Quick-Fix Vegetarian" and "The 30 Minute Vegan" by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. I am looking forward to buying more of Ms. Robertson's books.


Student's Go Vegan Cookbook: Over 135 Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegan Recipes
Student's Go Vegan Cookbook: Over 135 Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegan Recipes
by Carole Raymond
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.05
101 used & new from $0.42

4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction To Vegan Cooking, July 1, 2015
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Ms. Raymond has written a very good introduction to vegan cooking. She discusses how to select food, how to stock your kitchen with tools, spices, herbs, and basic stocks of food, and techniques for cooking. Most of the recipes are NOT especially quick, but she suggests ways to save time, such as using canned beans or frozen fruit or cooking some ingredients, such as beans and rice, in advance.

This is a good book, worth buying, but I do not like it as much as "Quick-Fix Vegetarian", by Robin Robertson or "The 30 Minute Vegan" by Mark Reinfeld. Those books provide an excellent introduction to vegan cooking, including setting up your kitchen, a description of what are likely to be new foods, such as tempeh, and suggestions for modifying basic recipes to avoid boredom. The Student's Cookbook is a good addition to your kitchen shelf AFTER you have those two books.

A weakness: I love looking at pictures of food, and the Student's Cookbook has no pictures.


The 30-Minute Vegan: Over 175 Quick, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking
The 30-Minute Vegan: Over 175 Quick, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking
by Mark Reinfeld
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.97
111 used & new from $2.53

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Introduction To Vegan Cooking, July 1, 2015
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In the four months that I have been learning to cook vegan food, I have looked at a dozen cookbooks. The 30 Minute Vegan is my favorite. It has a wide variety of recipes, and provides suggestions for modifying them. A basic recipe will have suggestions for preparing it six or seven different ways by substituting ingredients, spices and herbs. So, the 175 recipes can be prepared about 600 different ways. Some vegan cookbooks make you regret giving up eating meat. 30 Minute Vegan makes you excited about preparing your next meal.

Meals in 30 minutes? Maybe. If you have all the proper kitchen tools (a blender, a garlic press, a colander, a steamer basket, etc., etc) and you have all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go. The authors suggest preparing some basic ingredients in bulk and then storing them in the refrigerator (brown rice, beans, chopped carrots, etc.). With those sorts of organizational and time management "tricks", most of the recipes CAN be prepared in about 30 minutes.

The 30 Minute Vegan provides good advice on how to set up your kitchen, what herbs and spices you need to stock, how to shop for food, and the basic principles of vegan cooking. Using this advice, it becomes easy to modify recipes or create your own.

If you want to buy only ONE vegan cookbook, this is an excellent choice.


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