Monthly Archives: November 2019

10 tips for safe online shopping on Cyber Monday

From Malwarebytes Labs Shoppers familiar with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday circus know they’re stepping into the lion’s den. The Internet has always been a lawless place, but it becomes particularly rough during the holiday shopping season. In preparation … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving – 2019

In January 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just been re-elected for a third term. After nearly 10 years of double-digit unemployment and economic stagnation, the Great Depression was abating. War had engulfed Europe, and before year’s end the United States … Continue reading

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WalletHub’s recent holiday studies

Over 12% of items at major retailers will be more expensive on Black Friday than their current Amazon.com prices. Jewelry will offer the most value on Black Friday 2019 relative to its current prices, while consumer electronics are expected to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cooking Timeline

By the editors of Cook’s Illustrated Timeline Strategies Once you have designed a menu, you should build a custom timeline. Figure out what you’re going to do when. What can be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen? What must … Continue reading

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7 Turkey Myths That Could Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Reader’s Digest Alyssa Jung 11/3/2016 Myth: Always wash the turkey thoroughly Don’t let old-time turkey lore wreck your big meal: Learn the truth behind some of the most common turkey preparation myths before you start cooking. Experts say scrubbing down … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/24/19

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. Why the world is running out of sand – … Continue reading

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California Unemployment hits another record low

From Beacon Economics Job Growth, Labor Force Continue Expansion; Annual Labor Force Growth Still In Negative Territory The latest figures released by the California EDD reveal that nonfarm employment in California expanded at a steady pace in October, growing by … Continue reading

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