Consumer Awareness

Is Your Boss A Psychopath? 1 in 5 Are !
Ah the weekend! So great to get away from the office and that boss!  What’s his/her problem anyway?  Maybe it’s mental health!
A new study found that about one in five CEOs -- or about 20 percent -- are psychopaths, which is around the same rate as seen in pr…
Income Up – Poverty Down – Do You Believe That?
How suspicious are you about data reports from the federal government.  I haven’t believed much in the past 7 years and that goes for the latest report from the Census Bureau which shows that Americans are seeing real economic gains after the end of the Great Recession, with a b…
Video Game Violence Is Linked To Aggression In Kids
“I’m bored”! Ever hear your kids whine that?  Me too and perhaps too often we let the video games be their escape. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement warning about the dangers of violence in video media...
Calorie Counting By The Glass – Labor Day Libations
It's Labor Day weekend so that means cookouts and cocktails! If you are a calorie counter as well as the life of the party you need to the nutritional information on these popular beverages.
The following drinks are listed by calorie content, assuming the alcohol content is approximately equal..…
To Lose Weight Pick Thinner Friends
Losing weight may not be so much a matter of what you eat but rather  with whom you take out to dinner!
Want to lose a little extra weight?  Pick skinnier friends!  A new study from Baylor University found that overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thinne…
EpiPen Price Hike A Major Shock Itself
Back when we first started talking about Health Care Reform, THIS was the kind of thing most of us were talking  about.  How in the world is it OK for price hikes like those in play for the EpiPen.  The maker of the EpiPen allergy injector has raised its price again to over $500, whic…
Top Ten Landfill Fillers
Does your weekend “to-do” list include a trip to the Yakima County dump?  Many folks do and you can almost predict what they’ll be hauling, from pizza boxes to junk mail and yard waste.  The EPA actually keeps track of such things so the next tim…

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