Consumer Awareness

Turkey Day Shopping Turndown
For millions of Americans the dessert of choice on Thanksgiving is –SHOPPING! This could be the year that changes.  According to BestBlackFriday blog, so far some 42 retailers have already announced plans to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day...
Here Comes The Bride and She’s Wearing WHAT?
The election is three weeks away, Christmas comes in 68 days but more importantly, your daughter/granddaughter’s June wedding is just eight months away! Let the planning frenzy begin! Fashionista.com has collected the biggest emerging bridal trends from the 2017 spring collection sho…
An Apple A Day Keeps Garlic Breath Away
Not all posts need be breaking news or political commentary.  Some might be just what you need to know after that great Italian lunch and just before that important meeting!  So let’ ask – have you ever wonder why is it so hard to get rid of garlic breath.
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Trump’s Popularity/Unpopularity Extends To Halloween Fun
We won’t know until November 8th if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House but Trump is already a big winner in the run up to Halloween!
An official at Halloween Adventure in New York City's Greenwich Village tells the NY Post their "Billionai…
Texas Towns Are Kings Of The Comebacks
The economy has slipped off the top of the list of election concerns but that doesn’t mean everything is roses.  Growth has been inching along at an all-time slow pace, but some parts of the country have enjoyed a rebound and have the growing populations to prove it...
7 Tips To Lose Weight by Winter
Men’s Health magazine is out with a list of what they call “NO B.S. Tips For Losing Weight”.    Hmmmm, just a guess here but I'm guessing their calendar most show Halloween candy and Thanksgiving goodies on the near horizon.  Here&Close…
Haunted Hotels Are Open For YOU This Halloween!
Gotta admit I’m not a big fan of Halloween but I know some people are.  I even know some folks who prefer Halloween over Thanksgiving and Christmas. (no gifts or turkey for you!)
For those costumed creatures of the night we offer this list of alleged Haunted Hotels just waiting f…
National Vodka Day – Pass Me That Screwdriver
Today is National Vodka Day and with that in mind, if this weekend’s honey-do project includes use of a screwdriver, perhaps as you twist and turn for honey, they could make a screwdriver of another kind for you.  Seems only fair. Vodka and orange juice is a popular drink going …
Don’t Free Willy! Especially If You Win Him At The Fair!
I’m not sure if the Central Washington State Fair has carney games that award goldfish as prizes but it’s not an uncommon practice – but maybe it should be.  People magazine reports you may want to think twice before letting your child bring home a goldfish…

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