Aug 21, 2016

Newly discovered Astronaut Graffiti from first moon landing


Glen Loyd says that previously unknown astronaut graffiti from the first moon landing has just been discovered at the National Air and Space Museum.

When Will Fully Autonomous Cars Become a Reality?

Consumer Reports

The 7 Best Deals at TJ Maxx

MONEY

9 Ways to Protect Your Money When Traveling

MONEY

Vitamin C and Other Supplements for Common Cold

 Consumer Reports

What Are the Best Home Remedies for Sunburn?

WSJ

How to Make a Property Tax Appeal Pay Off

Consumer Reports

Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry: Which Should I Buy?

Consumer Reports

Beware the Flood of Flood Cars

Consumer Reports

Police Officer Smashes Window Of Hot Car And Realizes He’s Just Rescued A Lifelike Doll

Consumerist

T-Mobile Getting Rid Of Plans, Now Only Offers Unlimited Everything

Consumerist

What You Must Know About Social Security

Kiplinger

FCC’s Robocall Strike Force Kicks Into Action Today

 Consumerist

Aug 14, 2016

High Tech Helps Aging Drivers

Kiplinger
Because I am old, I purchased a new Subaru Forester with the new safety devices mentioned in this article. The Forester is also easy for an older person to get in and out of. And your view out of the vehicle is unobstructed. In fact, Consumer Reports recommends the car for elderly people.

Why Is My Spousal Social Security So Small?

MONEY

Dogs in the National Gallery of Art Glen Loyd Glen Loyd


The loyal dog has appeared in paintings as far back as 4500 BC when canines were portrayed on cave walls... As the dog's relationship with the human evolved, so did the way he is represented in art. In the early Middle Ages, dogs were valued for their aggressiveness and appeared in paintings in packs on hunting expeditions. In the Renaissance, as dogs begin to be viewed more as domestic companions, they appear in paintings on the laps of ladies as objects of affection. In the 18th century, dog portraits became popular among the wealthy British.--Petcentric

The Average American’s Salary is Highest (And Lowest) in These States

MONEY

Retailers Trying To Lure College Customers Now So They’ll Become Lifelong Shoppers

Consumerist

Why Insurance Companies Don’t Renew Policies

The New York Times

As Phone Companies Pledge to Stop Robocallers, What's the Holdup?

NBC News

Online Trust Alliance Finds Majority of Native Ads Confusing (Native advertising refers to website content that is funded and produced outside the publisher’s editorial review or influence, yet is designed to appear similar or homogenous to editorial on that site)

Online Trust Alliance 

What to Buy for a College Dorm and What to Skip

Consumer Reports

Pogue's Basics: Catch every error when proofreading [Video]

Pogue's Basics'

Aug 7, 2016

McDonald’s Removing Preservatives From Some Items; Nuggets Now 100% Antibiotics-Free

Consumerist

Teen Driving: When Your Kid Takes the Wheel

Consumer Reports

Should You Be Screened for Melanoma?

Consumer Reports

Compare Your Net Worth to the Average American’s

 MONEY

Birding in Washington D. C .


One of the best views from the U.S.Capitol in Washington D.C. is from is from the Balcony of House Speaker Paul Ryan, just off the Speaker's Lounge. Ryan, of course, is from Janesville. WI.  Last year Pope Francis waved to America from the historic Balcony while visiting the Capitol.  As a guest at the Capitol Last week, I took a photograph from the Balcony which you will see at the end of this video.
But my video is really about some of the birds  I saw in Washington.

Jul 17, 2016

The FTC is finally punishing Herbalife.

Slate

Best Laptops for Students/According to our testers, these back-to-school models score high marks for portability, battery life, and power

Consumer Reports

Mermaid Yoga


The only thing as good as living on the Rock River in Janesville, WI is living a block from Lake Wingra when I'm in in Madison. By the way, Lake Wingra drains into the Rock River which drains into the Mississippi.

Some GM SUV owners receiving $500 rebates

WCPO

How to Get the Best Care From the Hospital Nursing Staff

WSJ

Questions To Ask When Buying A Condo

Bankrate.com

Perfect storm brewing in auto loans

Bankrate

Features That Don't Improve Mattress Comfort

 Consumer Reports

If You Inherit a Home, Call the Homeowners Insurance Company

Consumer Reports

8 Awkward Money Moments Everyone Has at Work

MONEY

This is an interesting article on awkward money moments at work. Trouble is the writer has no advice. After experiencing some of these moments,

  • I try to stay away from drinking with coworkers after work. My family is waiting for me.
  •  I have my own charities and won't be forced by social pressure to donate to charities suggested by coworkers and bosses. (When I was in the U.S Army, a payroll officer with a gun at his side forced me and my fellow troopers to donate to the Red Cross.)
  • If a coworker asks me to loan them more than a dollar,  I can't do it because because I buy everything with a credit card and don't carry cash. 

Jul 10, 2016

6 ways greed keeps you poor

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Many rip-offs are set up to make us greedy.  Greed is an emotion the overrules common sense.
For example, an excited telephone caller says we have just won the $500,000 lottery. The caller congratulates us over and over again and asks what we might do with the money, planting the seeds of greed. Once greed is fully ignited, we are told about the $5,000 lottery tax we need to wire before getting our winnings. Over the years as a consumer reporter, I have talked with many deceived, but still-greedy victims who continued to feel there was a chance of getting the $500,000. A number of them were irritated with me when I told them they were out $5,000.

Stop driving these cars NOW

Air bag recall update

Janesville media pioneers

Gazettextra

FHA Student Loan Guidelines Make It Harder To Get A Mortgage

Bankrate

The AT&T-exclusive Samsung S7 Active failed a dunk test when our @consumerreports colleagues tried it

consumerist

A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Time to Buy Everything

 MONEY

Millennials Prefer Debit Cards to Credit Cards. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

 MONEY

Avoid These Common Medication Errors

Consumer Reports

How to Stay Safe on a Ladder

Consumer Reports

Homemade Sunscreen Is a Definite Don't

Consumer Reports

10 Worst Cars To Own

Bankrate

5 Dangerous Seat Belt Lies People Tell Themselves

Consumer Reports