Jul 27, 2014

WI photographer spends weeks tracking fox kits

Wisconsin consumer writes to me about a grandpa scam he didn't fall for

 Hi Glen.
Scammer called saying he was a grandson of mine. Said he had gotten drunk,
ended up in Florida, had an accident and could I help.
Red flag immediately went up and I asked to talk to his lawyer, asked him
for a contact number but phone beeped and that was that.

5 Great, Cheap Headphones for Back to School

Consumer Reports

Whole Foods Recalls Dozens Of Products Containing Potentially Listeria-Ridden Fruit

Consumerist

Cruise Ship Passengers Tell Senators Their Horror Stories During Committee Hearing On Industry Safety

Consumerist

There’s no shortage of ads promising quick & easy weight loss w/o diet or exercise. But the claims just aren’t true::

FTC

The Latest In Wearable Fitness: A Wristband That Shocks You For Not Exercising Enough

 Consumerist

Sunless Tanners - Consumer Reports Video Hub

Consumer Reports Video Hub

Man Who Tried To Rob Pizzeria Sues Restaurant For $260K, Claiming Unnecessary Roughness

Consumerist

Watch Out For IRS Scam | Fraud Continues Beyond Tax Season

 Consumer Reports

The Do's and Don'ts of Using Facebook for Business [Infographic]

HubSpot

Car safety technology: What’s available today, and how it’s trickling down to more models

 Bankrate

Tourist Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

 Mashable

6 more recalls at GM: See if your car’s on the list

 Bankrate

Landlord Relationship Advice – Relationship with Landlord

dwww.rent.com

Jul 20, 2014

Answer Cycle: Solutions To 4 Common Laundry Problems

 Consumerist

Journey to Glen Loyd Island and see deer, blue herons and butterflies



It may have been for fun when a Rock County, WI Parks maintenance worker named an island after me, but I'm taking it seriously!

10 things home-improvement stores won’t tell you

 MarketWatch

3 On Your Side: Is Your Car Spying On You?

 CBS Philly

5 reasons you shouldn't buy a brand-new car

 Bankrate.com

Company To Refund Consumers $3.5M Because Cactus Juice Isn’t “Inflammation Relief Without A Prescription”

Consumerist

Door-to-door sales of security systems scamming Wisconsin consumers

 JSOnline

US Airlines “Free Ticket” Offer Leads to High Pressure Vacation Seminars

BBB

How to find great used-car deals

 Columnist - Autos - MSN CA

Yes, There Is A Toaster That Will Toast Your Likeness Onto Bread

Consumerist

Lowe's Shopping Advice | Home Product Reviews

 Consumer Reports

Prep Before You Paint | Exterior Paint Reviews

 Consumer Reports

Jun 29, 2014

$3 movies all summer

AMC Theatres

Flying insects harrass whooping cranes and eagles

Why Senior Travel Discounts Aren’t Always the Best Deal

Kiplinger

New Law Would Give USDA Authority To Recall Contaminated Meat & Eggs

 Consumerist

Red Cross Raised More Than $300 Million After Hurricane Sandy: How Did They Spend It?

 Consumerist

‘Employee Of The Year’ Postal Inspector Charged With Stealing Passports, Pills, Playboys From Packages

Consumerist

Gut Check: A Reference Guide for Media on Spotting False Weight Loss Claims

FTC

Pay With Phone: Questions to Ask Before You Do It

 Bankrate

Have the kids in a summer day camp? Hold on to the receipts. The IRS counts this toward your child care credit claim

Bankrate

Allegation:RETAILERS FOUND SKIRTING NEW PRICING/SCANNER LAW

Consumer World

BBB Warns of Robocalls

BBB

Fake Package Delivery Emails Carry a Virus

 BBB

Your 4 Favorite Things to Eat & Drink Are Getting More Expensive

 Money.com

Jun 22, 2014

Decorah eagle babies talk take flight

Keep Your Passwords Safe and Manageable

Consumer Reports

Target 2: Driveway Crew Scams Thousands from Brown County Woman

WBAY

Keep Your Children Safe Online This Summer

BBB

“This Looks Like My Hearing Aid”: What Happens When The Older Set Tries Google Glass

Consumerist

Invited to attend a destination wedding? Use this one word, if it's a budget-buster

Money.com

Sophisticated scammers pose as IRS agents

JSOnline

VIDEO: Our testers watch #paint dry so you don't have to--here are our top interior paints

Consumer Reports

Money alleges: "The Worst Dropout Factories and Diploma Mills: Is Your School on the List?"

 MoneyDropout 

Consumer Reports Calls for Ban on “Natural” on Labels

Consumer Reports '

Ford Overstated MPGs on 6 Cars; Will Pay Back Buyers

NYTimes.com

Campbell Facing Lawsuit Over Deceptive V8 Juice Drink Marketing

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Jun 15, 2014

Secrets of the Green Heron

Wikipedia says that green herons are one of the few species of animals known to use tools. Here's a hard-to-find green heron in Rock County. The bottom video lets us actually see a green heron fishing with bread crumbs