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Top 10 stores for Cyber Monday shopping

Cyber Monday isn't just for Black Friday leftovers. Some of the year's best sales will take place on Monday, Nov. 26. So, you may want to save part of your holiday shopping budget for Cyber Monday deals. Which stores will be offering the best savings? offers 10 suggestions, based... Read more →

What did you think of the ads during the Winter Olympics?

During the Winter Olympics this year, it was refreshing that the ads didn't continually feature violence. Every year, I write about the Super Bowl ads, which this year, as usual, had dozens of violent ads, mostly movie trailers. Now, I'm watching the 2017 Academy Award-nominated movies, most of which are... Read more →

Super Bowl 2018: Ads still mostly violent and ageism makes a comeback

A 30-second TV ad for the 2018 Super Bowl cost more than $5 million, down from $5.5 million last year. About 100 million people watched the big game, which is why advertisers are willing to pay so much for the ads. Unfortunately, the ads again this year were violent, violent,... Read more →

Arrow nocks recalled by Ravin Crossbows due to injury hazard

About 220,000 Ravin arrow nocks are being recalled in the United States with about an addition 3,600 recalled in Canada. Arrow nocks are small, plastic parts that take the full force of each arrow shot and transmit that force to the arrow shaft. If the nock isn’t fully engaged with... Read more →

Let’s have gun control now

If not now, when? After 26 people were shot dead and 20 injured at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, President Donald Trump said the shooting was caused by a mental health problem not an issue with gun laws in the United States. What? Every day,... Read more →

How to escape from the daily bad news

Photo: Carol Cassara Since our current president was elected, American is being barraged with news item after new item every day on crazy things the president is doing and thinking. I recently sent an email to KUOW, the national public radio station I listen to regularly, asking them to air... Read more →

Watch out for ‘free’ trial offers: You could end up paying for items you don’t want

If a company offers you a free trial, you may be getting yourself into a lot of trouble if you sign up. Hidden strings attached to a deal can get you involved up in hard-to-escape buying plans that charge you for products or services you don’t want. That happened to... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers write about cooking, travel, and country living

Carol Cassara of Heart•Mind•Soul is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #445. Cassara likes to be organized, so she’s thinking about having houseguests this summer. Now, this can be a good or bad thing. She offers tips on what to do and not do when you’re a... Read more →