Consumer Awareness

Top Ten Movie Money Makers
A tradition for many families at Christmas time is to take in the latest Hollywood blockbuster.  This year the new Star Wars movie is expected to clean up at the box making millions for stars and studio.  It is after all, all about the money, so who in tinsel town delivers the biggest bang…
Just What DOES She Want For Christmas?
If you you’re having trouble coming up with a Christmas gift idea for the Mrs. you are in good company.  Lots of men who dearly love their wife struggle with choosing a Christmas gift that isn’t too practical or too extreme.
Fear not, the elf crew at  TheStir…
These Are The Key Holiday Dates At The Post Office
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially at the Post Office!  Know the days to be sure your gift gets through!
The busiest mailing and delivery days for the Post Office: the Postal Service predicts that this Mon, Dec 19, will be the busiest mailing and shipping day…
Heroin Deaths Surpass Gun Homicides
It’s the season when we focus on the hope for peace on earth and good will towards men. Peace and good will can take a variety of forms. Certainly Americans need to find peace from whatever it is that leads to drug abuse and overdose by the thousands...
Statistically Speaking, You Are Most Likely To Get Dumped Today!
WOW! Today is the day! If it is going to happen, chances are it could happen today!  Researchers who study Facebook posts have identified December 11th as the day most people post about breaking up. Since that date is today, you may want to brace yourself for the worst, just in case...
Healthy Benefits To Alcohol? Meh…
I really wish science would make up its mind! Many studies have hinted that drinking alcohol –and Yakima Valley wine, beer & cider in particular- in moderation may offer health benefits while other studies have said that the opposite is true.  ...
Xenophobia Is The Word Of The Year
Our business is words on the morning news.  The challenge is always to find just the right word to convey exactly what we mean.  It’s easy to overshoot and it’s easy to under deliver. I used to tell young TV reporters that if they had the time and a big enou…
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer – Pizza?
Just in Time for Christmas! Domino's Pizza seems to have taken a page from Santa Claus and is now training reindeer to deliver pizzas in Japan.
The Pizza chain is attempting a trial period for performing training exercises in the city of Ishikari, a particularly ice-prone area in Hokkaido-- to f…

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