Consumer Awareness

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…
Having Flexible Work Hours Usually Means You Work Longer
Want to get your employees to work longer?  Consider flexible hours.
New findings published in the European Sociological Review looked at German workers over a number of years and found flex hours piled up more than regular hours.
So why do workers with more flexible schedules tend to work more h…
What NOT To Say To End A Quarrel
It really doesn’t matter what started the fight, but when the fight with your significant other is on, Do NOT tell them to “relax”.  Repeat, Do NOT tell them to relax! In fact, researchers says it is one of the worst things someone can say to you AND …

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