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November 2017

Top 10 list of irritating things that tourists do on vacation

Recently, I just returned from a great two-week vacation to Sydney and Perth, Australia. The purpose was to visit Sydney where I lived in the late 1960s and see a new city I hadn’t visited before, Perth. In observing tourists on about a dozen tours and around the cities, I... Read more →


Today is Giving Tuesday

My email box is full of requests asking for a donation on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday encourages charitable donations as people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. “Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity for New Yorkers to give back to those in need here in New York and around... Read more →


Be careful when using shopping online for holiday gifts

For the first time, online is the most popular shopping destination this year, cited by 59 percent of consumers, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation. If you’re shopping online during Cyber week or anytime during the holidays, here are tips for safe online shopping: Do your... Read more →


What not to buy on Black Friday

The days surrounding Thanksgiving offer thousands of deals. But not every Black Friday offer is good. To help you sort through the deals, DealNews offers a list of 11 things you should skip this Black Friday: iPhones Fitness equipment Tools Jewelry 1080p TVs Black Friday models High-end laptops Final sale... Read more →


Should you shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday?

Black Friday is usually thought of as the best shopping day of the year with 24 hours nonstop discounts. But is it really the best day to shop for everything? In some cases, the answer is no, according to DealNews. In fact, it says Thanksgiving is probably your best bet.... Read more →


Low impact exercises will help baby boomers traveling during the holidays

About one out of five baby boomers will travel over the holidays, according to research by AARP. But, for the about 10 million Americans age 50 and older who suffer from knee pain due to osteoarthritis sitting on cramped airplane seats, long train rides, or walking along cobblestone streets in... Read more →


How Black Friday shopping strategies differ for women and men

Men and women approach Black Friday differently, in some cases. Here’s what DealNews found when it did a survey of its readers: 46 percent of men say they're shopping mostly for themselves on Black Friday. Compare that to 29 percent of women who say the same. This isn't a new... Read more →


OshKosh is recalling Baby B’Gosh quilted jackets due to choking hazard

OshKosh is recalling about 38,000 Baby B’Gosh quilted jackets in the United States and about 5,000 in Canada. The snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard. OshKosh has received three reports of a snap detaching, including one report of a child putting a detached snap in her mouth. This recall... Read more →