Monthly Archives: July 2014

Unsatisfied Social Media Users Speak Out But Will Facebook Listen?

Ask the question and most people will have an opinion on social media. The rise of Facebook and other networking platforms has changed the way we communicate forever, so it’s no surprise that we’re making ourselves vocal on the way … Continue reading

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Fruit Shipped to Costco, Sam’s, Trader Joe’s and BJ’s Recalled on Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that California-based Wawona Packing Company is voluntarily recalling a number of their branded peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. The recall is being done due to the possible contamination of the fruit with … Continue reading

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Facebook Save Button Bookmarks So You Can Spend Even More Time on the Site

Anyone who uses Facebook knows it’s nearly impossible to get through all the information posted in the newsfeed even if checked every hour. There can be as many as 1,500 items in your newsfeed at any one time (supposedly filled … Continue reading

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Google to Stop Listing Games with In-App Purchases as “Free”

It began in December last year, when the European Commission issued a statement to market leaders (namely Google and Apple) which requested that they begin transparent labeling practices on games with hidden costs. The commission finally realized that many app … Continue reading

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Florida Jury Floors RJ Reynolds with $23.6 Billion Verdict. But Will It Stand?

Smoking can be an expensive proposition, but it looks like the effects of smoking are coming back to cost big tobacco as well. In a verdict that has shocked both big tobacco and legal academics, a Florida jury, in a … Continue reading

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The Tesla Model 3: Lighting up the Future of the Electric Car Industry for Only $35,000

Until now electric cars (otherwise known as EV’s) have been referred to as the folly of wealthy, suburban, environmentalists who like the idea of being green as much as they like actually helping to save the environment. Vehicles like the … Continue reading

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Facebook Testing ‘Buy’ Button for Small Businesses So You Never Leave Their Site

Great news out of Facebook if you own a small to medium-sized business. The company is in the process of testing a new “Buy” button which allows the business to embed the button to either their page posts or within … Continue reading

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Netflix Silently Stops Saturday DVD Deliveries to Customers to Save Money

Although there was never an official announcement from Netflix, the company has stopped shipping DVDs to their customers on Saturdays, according to information on their website. The Netlix page says, “Netflix generally processes shipments Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.” According … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol: a Cocktail Combination with Serious Consequences

A substance use research group at the Australian National University of Canberra has published research this week which shows the practice of mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks can have serious side effects. This, after a study earlier this month … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: Amazon May Offer an All You Can Read eBook Option

For those who are voracious readers, Amazon may be putting together a new service especially for you. The exact details are a bit vague because the page which indicates there’s an all-you-can-read service in the making wasn’t supposed to be … Continue reading

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Apple Settles over E-Book Fixing Scandal but Is It Good for Consumers?

Though still maintaining its innocence, Apple has agreed to settle with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on e-book price-fixing cases in 33 different states. On July 9th this year the technology giant and a group of publishers were found guilty … Continue reading

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Comcast Viral Customer Service Cancellation Fail Takeaway: You Can Lower Your Bill

If you haven’t seen the cringe-worthy Comcast customer service call of a man trying to cancel his service, you should (see below). While this is something nobody should ever have to suffer through, there is a good takeaway from it … Continue reading

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Man Set House on Fire Trying to Kill Spider: The Best Way to Kill Spiders

No matter what the Internet says, killing spiders with fire isn’t a good way to do it. A man in West Seattle found this out the hard way when he took a lighter and a can of spray paint to … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet Donates a Record $2.8 Billion to Charity

Warren Buffett is a generous man, as in giving away billions of dollars generous (he also has a favorite business book you’ve never read). He’s continuing to live up to his Giving Pledge which encourages the world’s wealthiest people to … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Have a Favorite Business Book You’ve Never Read

There are a lot of good business books out there, but there is a book which is one of the favorites of both Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, and you’ve probably never read it. It’s called Business Adventures by John … Continue reading

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5 Lightning Storm Safety Tips You Likely Don’t Know That Can Save Your Life

While the two deaths at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend were the ones in the headlines, there have actually been 10 other deaths caused by lightning this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That’s … Continue reading

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Father Claims Land and Declares Himself King so His Daughter Can Be a Princess

How far, and at what cost, would you go to to get your daughter a birthday gift she desired? Would you be willing to travel half way around the world, create a country and declare yourself king to make your … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Continue to Slide as Oil Looks Ready to Fall to under $100 a Barrel

There’s good news for those with long commutes and those who spend a lot of time driving their car. Gas prices are continuing to fall, and they’re beginning to approach levels more normal for this time of year. With oil … Continue reading

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Is Your Partner a Financial Bully? Take the Credit Karma Test to Find Out

You hear a lot about bullying in the news these days. Whether it’s kids at school, college students entering a fraternity or sorority, players in professional sport, or people on the Internet cyber-bullying, it’s an issue which has gained wider … Continue reading

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Sobering Research Encourages Less Alcohol for a Healthier Heart

Contradictory new research has surfaced on the effects of light to moderate drinking on cardiovascular health. It turns out that your end of the workday treat could be causing more harm than good. Traditionally, light to moderate drinkers (those who … Continue reading

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