Jan 23, 2017

Man Says E-Cigarette Explosion Destroyed 7 Of His Teeth

Consumerist

Use your gift cards quickly

 Consumer Reports

Parker Pen heirs sell multi million dollar art and furniture collection


In my music video this week you will see two examples of early American furniture...each worth a half million dollars. The entire collection, owned by heirs of Janesville's Parker Pen, is worth multi-millions.

Opinion: Why You Should Spend Money on Experiences

Money
I don't agree with this. I think that saving money is a smarter idea for a happier life.

Jan 16, 2017

Wisconsin's ancient effigies of man and birds


Wikipedia: "The Man Mound is a prehistoric humanoid earthwork located in Greenfield, Sauk County, Wisconsin, east of the city of Baraboo.

How to Protect Your Car From Rodents | Rodent Tape

 Consumer Reports News

This article was interesting to me, but to me the only practical advice given was mouse poison mixed with peanut butter or mouse and rat traps in the garage.

Free National Park Admission: Canada Celebrates 150 Birthday

Money

Credit Card Data and Other Information Targeted in Netflix Phishing Campaign

FireEye Inc

How Anyone Can Fake an ATM and Steal Your Money

 gizmodo

Deal Dash's Hidden Costs

 Truth In Advertising

Ransomware: Now a Billion Dollar a Year Crime and Growing

NBC News

EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler of Clean Air Act Violations

EPA

"The salary of every quarterback in the NFL playoffs

Money on Twitter

Products From Hy-Vee, Albertsons, & Tom Thumb Recalled For Potentially Contaminated Milk Powder

  Consumerist

The Truth About Green Tea for Weight Loss

 Consumer Reports

How to Prevent Dry Skin This Winter

Consumer Reports

Jan 9, 2017

Video Of Dresser Falling On Toddler A Reminder To Always Secure Furniture

 Consumerist

Magpies menancing eagles


Wikipedia says magpies are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world, and the only non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a  mirror.  They often pull the tail feathers of other birds and steal their lunch. They also like to pull this on dogs and cats for fun.

Ransomware Spreading Onto Smart TVs, Is A Pain To Fix

 Consumerist

India’s Call-Center Talents Put to a Criminal Use: Swindling Americans

The New York Times

Block unwanted robocalls to your cell phone

 Story

Even Cheap TVs in 2017 Will Be Smart TVs

Consumer Reports

The Money in Your Wallet Might Be Covered With Poop, Mold, and Cocaine

MONEY

Looking for a new job this year? Use this resume template to impress hiring managers

Money on Twitter

6 Steps to Safer Snow Shoveling

 Consumer Reports

Feds Accuse D-Link Of Failing To Properly Secure Routers & Webcams

Consumerist

When iOS loses the Word Guessing Game. Badly.

David Pogue (@Pogue) | Twitter

Jan 2, 2017

The 3 Big Things We’ve Learned About Your Cable Bill/new customers are getting better packages, for less money, than existing customers

Consumerist


Happy memory to start a new year


Glen Loyd has a video about his parents' home in Hyattsville, MD and their collections. It was the family gathering place for Glen, his sister and three brothers and all the children and great grand children. Sometimes the only place to find a seat was on the front porch.

Why 1/3 of people making $75,000 per year are living paycheck to paycheck

MONEY

Best Vacuums

Best Vacuums of 2016 - Consumer Reports

10 Used Cars Consumer Reports Gave the 'Never Buy' Label

Consumer Reports 

2017 Nissan Altima Has Only a Few Virtues

Consumer Reports

Top 5 Computer Trends We Expect at CES 2017

Consumer Reports

The big tech show will feature machines aimed at gamers and creatives, more security features, and lessons learned from tablets

Success in online dating requires a realistic idea of what the sites can offer and the patience to go on lots of coffee dates.

 Consumer Reports

Dec 26, 2016

Guide to Returning Gifts

 Consumer Reports

College Enrollment Dips as More Adults Ditch Degrees for Jobs

 Fortune.com

Season’s greetings from the birds


Glen Loyd's Christmas video is full of wonderful birds, and the music is Carol of the Bells. Wikipedia says Carol of the Bells is based on Ukrainian folk chants...a swallow files into a home proclaiming the family will have bountiful new year.

Why Most People Quit Their Jobs

MONEY

Go to the Wrong Hospital and You’re 3 Times More Likely to Die

The New York Times

Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike: Winners And Losers

 Bankrate.com

Consumer Reports on Twitter: "A growing number of older Americans are having their Social Security income garnished to pay off student debt

Consumer Reports 

Angelina Jolie’s 2013 Breast Cancer Op-Ed Cost $14 Million in Unnecessary Health Care Spending

MONEY

Ways You Could Get an E. Coli Infection From Flour

 Consumer Reports

In a first, Consumer Reports won’t recommend Apple’s newest MacBook Pros over battery issues - Recode

IConsumer Reports

Dec 18, 2016

Decorah eagles poisoned and electrocuted



The famous Decorah eagles and a back-up pair have returned to their nests, mating and getting ready for the next batch of babies expected early next year.
The eggs and eaglets will be monitored closely because only one in 10 eagles survives to adulthood. At least 5 Decorah eagles have been electrocuted on power lines.
And this year, only two of the five hatched survived. One juvenile was hit by a car while going after road kill. And a mother and her eaglet were unintentionally poisoned by the insecticide Methomyl. The Resource Raptor Project (RRP) is doing public information programs about Methomyl and is working with power companies to make their lines safer for birds.

Cub Cadet Snow Blower Blows Away the Competition

 Consumer Reports

Guide to Returning Gifts

Consumer Reports

Settlements Allow Auto Dealers To Continue Selling Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles As “Safe”

Consumerist

FTC Providing Over $88 Million in Refunds to AT&T Customers Who Were Subjected to Mobile Cramming

FTC

Fake Windows Defender Prevented Malicious Software Scam Removal Guide

 Bleeping Computer

Best Treatment for Bladder Leaks

Consumer Reports

Gift Card Scam: Crooks Can Drain the Money

 Consumer Reports

The Last-Minute Gift Guide From Consumerist and Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports