We’re having a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest. Monday it’s going to be 110 degrees, an all-time record. I wrote about how to avoid heat-related illness. I learned a couple of things: a fan won’t prevent heat-related illness while a cool shower will cool you down.
It’s the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are tips from consumer organizations and government agencies to help you have a safe Memorial Day and safe activities all summer long as you enjoy great weather and being outdoors.
The U.S. CPSC is warning consumers about the danger of the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines. The CPSC has found that the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly about the hazard.
This week, I wrote the 100th issue of my newsletter Helpful Money Tips for You. To celebrate, instead of offering my usual 10 tips, I offered 100. To sign up to get my free newsletter, go to http://eepurl.com/gkZ6JH. You'll get it in your email.
We all had hopes for 2020 being a better year. With a new president and vaccines to knock down the pandemic, things were looking positive. Then, last Wednesday, a group of Trump supporters stormed the national Capitol.
The pumpkins are out and we’re going to have an early freeze Saturday and Sunday here in the Seattle area. I’m still working on getting my home and yard ready for winter. I’d better get my hoses drained and in the garage.
“Mastering others is strength,” wrote Lao Tzu, “mastering yourself is true power.” Tom Sightings refers to this quote as he introduces the articles for our blog roundup this week. Sightings saw an article by someone who was mastering the power in himself.
These days, I’m still not going out much. I pick up groceries from my local food coop weekly and order everything else. However, we’re having socially distance, outdoor events to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote.
In Washington state, the primary election is Tuesday. Last week, I voted on the ballot send to me in the mail, then I took it to the drop box about 10 blocks from my house. I’m a big fan of our state’s vote-by-mail system.
Problems with car sales and repairs and home improvement and construction once again topped the list of complaints reported to state and local consumer agencies across the country, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America.