Oct 16, 2016

Decorah eagles leave nest

The Decorah, Iowa eagle parents  stay close to home in the winter, but their offspring may travel as far as the arctic circle. Glen Loyd has an update on the Decorah eagles born last winter. The video comes from the live eagle cam of the Raptor Resource Project and was recorded by Eagle Whisperer 18. Glen edited the video.

What to Do When Getting a Knee or Hip Replaced

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The Best Travel Deal Sites, According to a Consumer Advocate


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost?

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Study reveals: iPhone 7's awful battery life

Digital Journal

'We have your daughter': A virtual kidnapping and a mother's five hours of hell


I-TEAM: Best Buy Hit With $3.8 Million Penalty For Selling Recall

Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, Central Illinois News

“Blank deposit slip” scam is a new twist on an old fraud


2017 Honda CR-V Is Bigger and Better Equipped - Consumer Reports

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The Best Frying Pan You Can Buy for $35

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How Much Should You Leave to Your Kids?


Oct 9, 2016

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin - YouTube


The old Tale of Squirrel Nutkin has something in common
with professional football and Presidential debates.

How to Choose the Right Car Tires

Consumer Reports

Costco Should Pay $5.5 Million for Selling Fake Tiffany Rings, Jury Says


Former NBA Star Antoine Walker On His Bankruptcy


New IRS Email Scam Sends Notices of Balance Due


The Best Laundry Stain Remover of 2016

Your Best Digs

Searching for Celebrities Comes with Malware Risks

 Intel Newsroom

Auto Insurers Charge Perfect Drivers with Moderate-Income More Than High-Income Customers With Recent Accidents

Consumer Federation

DirecTV Now Streaming Service Will Have Some Limits

Consumer Reports

Tattoo Removal Made Easier

Consumer Reports

Samsung says it's 'working diligently' as fifth replacement Note 7 burns

The Verge

E-Cigarette Explosions Are More Common Than Previously Thought, Report Says

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports on Twitter: "Getting the annual flu vaccine during pregnancy not only protects the mom, but safeguards the newborn, too

Consumer Reports

'via Blog this'

Oct 3, 2016

Amazon Says It Puts Customers First. But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn’t


Did Wells Fargo Target Seniors? Lawmakers Want To Find Out


Wisconsin writer Bill Stokes' 85th birthday (within the video you can click (i) which links to videos of Bill's writing)

Bill Stokes, one of Wisconsin's foremost outdoor writers, is celebrating his 85th birthday. But I have a present for you readers. First (below) is one of Bill's  vintage newspaper articles (courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.) And above, a video of Bill's birthday party with his family in Mazomanie, WI.

Saying Goodbye
A Dying Doctor`s Reflections On His Profession And On His Life
January 09, 1987|By Bill Stokes, Chicago Tribune
MARSHFIELD, WIS. — "Delicate snow crystals clung to the tree branches like the spectacular blossoming of winter. They gave a sense of suspended time to the still, gray afternoon in central Wisconsin. A vague sense of waiting prevailed. Something would happen soon, it seemed. Somebody would stomp his foot, a child would shout, a bell would ring suddenly. Then the millions of crystals would fall softly to the earth and the animation of life would resume with a rush.
In a small, single-story home on the southeastern edge of this farm community, where the frosted trees lined the streets in a graceful, motionless dance, the quiet drama of one man`s final goodbye was being played out."(Rest of story: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-01-09/features/8701030251_1_marshfield-clinic-predictions-and-plans-quiet

As Student Loan Defaults Increase, So Do the Scams

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How to Wash a Pillow to Keep It Smelling Fresh

Consumer Reports

Best Family Cars

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Best Cars for Families With Grandparents

Consumer Reports

Recording Industry Sues Site That Lets You Rip YouTube Clips Into MP3s


Consumer Reports Gives Comfort Zone Humidifier a Don’t Buy Designation

Consumer Reports

Sep 25, 2016

One-legged blue heron fishes Rock River

Living on the Rock River in Janesville, WI,  I've had fun making Great Blue heron videos--except when these birds are maimed and tortured when becoming entangled in abandoned fishing lines and hooks. Filming a Great Blue this past week from a great distance, I didnt notice anything unusual at first. The heron flew up the river and landed on a shore log near Bellrichard bridge which connects Crosby and Willard Streets  The wind blew hard and the heron flapped wings for balance.
But back in my studio looking carefully at the video I was shocked to see the heron had lost most of one leg. The article accompanying my video says some birds "adapt amazingly well to being one-legged. Birds do not suffer the psychological trauma of a lost limb as humans would, but instead adapt their behavior to compensate for the missing leg."

Avoid Overspending on School Photos

Consumer Reports

Bank High-Pressure Sales Techniques Are the ‘Norm,’ Workers Say


7 Tips to Improve Balance

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Never Paint Your Home These 4 Dreadful Colors


Ease Constipation and Other Tummy Troubles

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Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

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Target Ends Kiddie Cart Experiment After Children Terrorize Parents, Stores


FTC Wins Summary Judgment against Marketers of Supplement That Claimed To Prevent or Reverse Gray Hair


Sep 18, 2016

Fall's fashion fungus

Glen Loyd says be on the lookout for fall's fashion fungus on trees and forest floors.

5 Class Action Settlements May Owe You Money


6 Hidden Credit Card Perks That Can Save You Cash


Chemical banned from soap is still put in toothpaste

 New York Times

Lenders eye social media for clues


Canadian surgeons urge people to throw out bristle BBQ brushes

 CBC News

Some Big Chains Like To Pretend Their Stores Are Closed When It Comes To Paying Tax


PA Judge Fines Verizon $3,750 For Leaving Elderly Couple Hanging Without Phone Service


House Passes Bill Outlawing “Gag Clauses” That Try To Punish Customers For Writing Negative Reviews


Mom Says College Stole Her ID, Forged Signature To Take Out Student Loan For Son Who Didn’t Attend School


Online Shopping: Great For Rural People, Less Great For Delivery Services


Wells Fargo Ditches Sales Goals After $185M Penalty