Jul 24, 2017

Wolverines in Wisconsin


A viewer responding to my 2015 video above says she may have seen a wolverine recently near Horicon Marsh, a state and federal wildlife sanctuary in Wisconsin.

Jul 9, 2017

Sunset swan babies

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

The New York Times

GOOP 'energy stickers’ are a scam, NASA expert says

Blasting news

Coconut oil health claims not all they're cracked up to be

 CBC News

Signs Vs. Reality: These Panties At JCPenney Are Not 3 For $6.99

 Consumerist

"Verizon and Sprint charge for a call-blocking service that their competitors AT&T and T-Mobile offer for free"

Consumerist 

Walmart Expands Use Of Giant Orange Vending Machines For Online Pickups

 Consumerist

Lincoln, Mercedes, and Toyota Sedans Earn Top Crash Safety Marks

Consumer Reports

A Guide to Smarter CPR

Consumer Reports

These are the 10 best places to work – And they’re hiring like crazy

Money on Twitter: 

OTC Hearing Aids May Help Some People, Study Say

Consumer Reports

How to Fall Asleep the Natural Way

Consumer Reports

Amazon Shopping Tricks That Save You Money

 Money

Could Dish & Amazon Partner To Become Your Next Wireless Provider?

Consumerist

Jul 2, 2017

Decorah fledglings lack eating etiquette


The Decorah EagleCam looks a little soggy from all the rain, but it dried out for some cool closeups of this year's fledglings

This 4-year CD from Northern Bank Direct shines above the rest

Bankrate

8 ways homebuyers can cut mortgage closing costs

 Bankrate

Consumer World: METRIC MEASUREMENTS ON NUTRITION LABELS MISLEAD MANY

Consumer World

People More Satisfied With Fast Food In New ACSI Survey

 NBC News

Phones with the best battery life: OnePlus 5, Galaxy S8 Plus and more

CNET

Consumers beware of scam Amazon emails making rounds

WISC

These Forms Collect Your Data Even If You Don’t Hit “Submit”

Consumerist

Dunkin’ Donuts Customer Says “Angus Steak” Sandwiches Aren’t Actually Steak

 Consumerist

Cost of Replacement Tires & Save When Buying

 Consumer Reports

Former StarKist Tuna Executive Pleads Guilty To Price-Fixing

Consumerist

Jun 26, 2017

How to Avoid Splitting the Check Evenly When You Order Less Than Everyone Else

 Money

One fine day on Lake Michigan


Relax and enjoy Lake Michigan and seagull flybys in Glen Loyd's music video.
Say “seagull” and most people know you’re talking about a gregarious, white-and-gray waterbird common around harbors and beaches and highly tolerant of humans. Of the 19 North American gull species, the Ring-billed Gull is the one you’re most likely to see around the Great Lakes. It can be found along the ocean coasts, but many of these “seagulls” never see anything except fresh water all their lives. Although referred to as seagulls, a common misnomer, these are properly called gulls.
----University of WI Sea Grant

NASA: Goop’s ‘Healing Stickers’ Are An Expensive “Load Of BS”

Consumerist
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Amazon’s “Prime Wardrobe” Lets Customers Try Clothing Before Buying

Consumerist

Southwest Remembers Jets Have Two Doors So People Exit Plane Faster – Consumerist

Consumerist

"Mobile versions of retro Sega games are free to play if you don't mind ads, but ad-free versions are also available

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The Apartment Rental Credit Check Scam Is Alive And Well

Consumerist

Robocall Scammer Faces $120M Fine For Impersonating TripAdvisor, Marriott, Expedia

Consumerist

Best All-In-One Desktop Computers for Every Budget

Consumer Reports

Should Pre-Teens Be Allowed To Own Smartphones?

Consumerist

The FTC doesn’t need your bank info

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