Feb 24, 2014

5 Things To Do Before You Give Kids Your Smart Phone

 Consumer Reports News

Eagles courting over Rock River

"Bald Eagle courtship involves elaborate, spectacular calls and flight displays," says Wikipedia. "The flight includes swoops, chases, and cart wheels, in which they fly high, lock talons, and free fall, separating just before hitting the ground...Bald eagles are early breeders. Nest building or reinforcing is often by mid-February, egg laying is often late February (sometimes during deep snow in the North), and incubation is usually mid-March and early May. Eggs hatch from mid April to early May, and the young fledge late June to early July."

Don't buy a toaster oven if you just want good toast Multitasking toaster ovens are not the best at browning bread

 Consumer Reports News

Better Business Bureau warns against NoMoreRack.com


File your taxes online for free Options abound, regardless of your income

Consumer Reports

Better Business Bureau Names “BBB Top Ten Scams of 2013”


Arrest Warrant Issued For “Cash Grant Institute” Scammer Who Failed To Pay $20 Million Penalty


Help, I’m Receiving Spam from Myself!


Feb 15, 2014

Rock River Eagles Stalk Golden Eye Ducks

Some of the Bald Eagles in this video are juveniles who don't have all or any of their white head feathers yet. According to Wikipedia, it takes four years for immature eagles to attain adult plumage and the ability to reproduce. We are seeing a lot of juvenile eagles on the Rock River.

6 Ways Federal Reserve Policy Hurts Retirees


GAO: Changes Needed For Student Debit Cards Offered By Colleges, Universities


Facebook Paper lets you experience social media in a new, rich way The app combines your account with curated personalized content

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FTC: Scammers Hit New Low by Sending Fake “Funeral Notices”

 Federal Trade Commission

5 Ways The FCC Has Failed Consumers (And One Way To Fix It), From A Former FCC Commissioner


Syrian Electronic Army Attacks Forbes Website, Steals User Info


JCP hikes prices for bigger discounts later

 New York Post

When Should Retirees Downsize Homes?


Caught on Camera: Woman Steals Reporter's Car


Scammers switch back to phone calls to target victims


Feb 9, 2014

Skunks sending out fake emails using my name

I changed my email password because I believe some skunk tried to send out fake emails using my name endorsing some type of rip-off product. If you received one, I apologize.

Spring Brook Creek's Winter Blues

You'll see green vegetation growing in this video, but unfortunately, it's not a sign of spring. Warmer water bubbling up through the ground at Spring Brook Creek keeps moss growing, even in below zero weather.The blues seem to be an appropriate choice of music to accompany these scenes from a beautiful winter that is wearing out its welcome.

Heirs Should Treat Windfall With Special Care

Heirs Should Treat Windfall With Special Care

The Best Things to Buy in February


Traditional Chinese medicine origins: Mao invented it but didn’t believe in it.


Avoid Downloading Unwanted Software

 Consumer Reports

New rules have made reverse mortgages safer, but far from risk-free


Trio Convicted Of Running Fake Nursing Schools


Outlet mall values not always the bargain you think


Privacy advocates blast AT&T's alleged sale of info to CIA

 CNET News

CFPB Finds Few Consumers File Arbitration Cases

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau