May 15, 2017

Cotton Swab Injuries Send 12,500 Kids To Hospital Each Year

Consumerist

World's fastest animal in Wisconsin


Glen Loyd has made a musical of the Wisconsin peregrines with a video produced by the We Energies power company. We Energies has been assisting with peregrine falcon recovery since the early 1990s to help reestablish the raptor since its decimation during the 1960s. More than 230 peregrines have hatched in nest boxes high on We Energies towers.

What Not to Say to Your Interviewer

 Money

How to Find Reliable Car Mechanics and Repair Shops

 Consumer Reports

Before using a car repair shop, check for complaints with state consumer proection agencies and the Better Business Bureau. In Wisconsin call the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Proection 800 422 7128.


Robocalls Flooding Your Cellphone? Here’s How to Stop Them

The New York Times (If you are blocked, Google headline)

Is pricey dog food worth it?

 Denver7 

How to Deal With People You Don't Like

Money

Healthy Meals for Weight Loss

 Consumer Reports

Invent the Next Oreo Flavor and You'll Win $500,000

Money

How to Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Away

Consumer Reports

What Exactly Is a Pre-Existing Condition Anyway?

Consumer Reports

Avoid a tech trap

Consumer Information

May 8, 2017


Glen Loyd's story is about the entertaining and beloved Decorah, Iowa eagles and their babies from two nests (one has three eaglets and the North nest has two). You can also see the nests anytime day or night at the Raptor Resource Project's Live EagleCams.

Counting on Social Security to fund part of your retirement? Two proposals before Congress may alter your plan

 Bankrate

Best Work From Home Jobs

 Money

Home Remedies for Back Pain: What Really Works

Consumer Reports

Super Cruise | GM's Self-Driving Cars Technology

Consumer Reports

A CEO Explains Why He Doesn't Care About Your Resume

 Money

Aunt Jemima Recalls 19 Varieties Of Pancakes And Waffles For Possible Listeria

 Consumerist

Best Vacuums for Pet Hair

Consumer Reports

Business Opportunity Scams

 Consumer Information

Five Types of Insect Repellent to Skip

 Consumer Reports

Remedies for the Common Cold

 Consumer Information

Apr 24, 2017

7 Ways Your Devices Are Spying on You

Wisebread 

Decorah North eaglets turn gray


"The Decorah Eagles begin courtship in October, productive mating in late January or early February, and egg-laying in mid to late February. Hatching usually begins in late March to early April, and the eaglets fledge in mid-to-late June. While young usually disperse between August and October, the adults remain on territory year round," Raptor Resource Project

MyPillow Adjusts its Advertising Without Much Improvement

Consumer World

FTC, New York State Charge the Marketers of Prevagen With Making Deceptive Memory, Cognitive Improvement Claims

New York State and Federal Trade Commission

"The penny auction site DealDash made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling phony name-brand products, according to a class action from a Californian who says he lost thousands of dollars to the scam."

Courthouse News Service

Weber Rolls Out New Genesis II Gas Grills

Consumer Reports

How to Get Cheaper Car Rentals

Money

How to Know When You Should Quit Your Job

Money
Don't quit unless have another job lined up.

FTC challenges bloated weight-loss claims

Federal Trade Commission

Lay’s, Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Jalapeno Chips Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Consumerist

Car ads might promise low payments, no interest, or zero down. But is there a catch? Here’s what you need to know

Federal Trade Commission

Tips on Determining If It’s Really The IRS At Your Door

IRS 

How do scammers in your community connect with you?

Consumer Information

Supreme Court: General Motors Can’t Use Bankruptcy To Avoid Lawsuits Over Deadly Ignition Defect

 Consumerist

Picking the Right White Paint

Consumer Reports

Apr 10, 2017

Decorah eaglet dies; another bullied


This is a sad video about a Decorah eaglet death and bullying of another. Parents might want to screen it before showing to children. The Raptor Resource Project says, "We are sorry to announce the death of youngest North eaglet DN6. We believe that DN6 died of hypothermia...weakening it to the point it could no longer feed."

Some laptop makers overstate battery life

News

What to Do When a Spouse Risks Family Finances

Consumer Reports

How to Shoot Great Video

Consumer Reports

9 Secret Ways to Use Toothpaste That Will Make You Smile

 Money Talks News

From cleaning piano keys to zapping pimples, toothpaste has many great — and cost-effective — applications

You Can Get Into All National Parks For Free Two Weekends This Month

Consumerist

Got Hefty Medical Bills? Try Negotiating to Get Them Reduced

Consumer Reports

Find the Right Lawn Mower Type for Your Yard - Consumer Reports

Find the Right Lawn Mower Type for Your Yard - Consumer Reports: Is a battery-run mower right for you? When is a riding mower justified? Consumer Reports breaks it down for you.

Slowing Down the Rush to Open Heart Surgery

Consumer Reports

"A jewelry store employee must pay $34,500 for posting a fake review of competitor

Consumerist 

The 10 Companies That Control Everything You Buy

|Money