I used to watch the Food Network a lot. “Chopped,” a cooking contest show, is one of my favorites. I also enjoyed “Restaurant Impossible.” In addition, I liked “The Next Food Network Star” and “The Great Food Truck Race.”
Every year, I watch most of the Academy Award nominated movies and analyze them for ageism, sexism, and violence. I’ve done this for more than 10 years. I thought it would be a good idea to sign up for Amazon Prime to have access to more movies when I’m doing my reviews.
Black Friday is a time that super sale shoppers look forward to every year. It’s possible to get good deals, and even great deals, but you need to compare prices so you don’t get tricked. This is easier this year because Black Friday sales have already started and consumers can do research online.
To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage. Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage.
Many of things you may buy for the holidays, such as toys, laptops, and phones, have chips in them. Since there’s a global chip shortage, prices are going up, and items with chips will probably be harder to find. Scammers are taking advantage of these shortages and are trying to sell items in short supply.
myCharge is recalling about 67,000 powerbanks. The powerbank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards. myCharge has received 30 reports of the powerbanks overheating, resulting in seven injuries and/or property damage to household flooring, walls, and furniture.
Things are a bit brighter this Halloween. Health officials have given the go-ahead for kids to go trick-or-treating but cautions remain: stick with members of your household, put treats outside, and wear a mask inside or when in outdoor crowded spaces. Things look good here in the Seattle area.
My kids are grown and out of the nest, so all I have to do to get ready for Halloween is to figure out where I put the treats I bought several weeks ago. Last year, no one came to the door, so I had to eat the packaged raisins myself. My daughter scolds me every year about the raisin treats, but I’m stuck in a rut.
With little action on Halloween last year, many consumers are excited about celebrating the fun, scary holiday this year. However, with supply chain disruptions and shipping delays, consumers may see empty shelves sooner than Nov. 1.
A new scams comes from someone pretending to be your boss who’s asking for a favor and wants you to send gift cards to pay for something, such as an upcoming office party. Don’t take the bait. Find out if it’s really your boss. It could be a scammer trying to get your money.