Archive | Consumer Tips

TIP: Grilling Tips for Father’s Day

If you’re giving Dad a break by taking over the barbecue responsibilities, use these grilling tips from Consumer Reports to keep the food from sticking to grates, minimize flare-ups, and make the holiday cookout a success. Problem: Food Sticks to Grates The fix: Fully preheat the grill; it could take 15 to 20 minutes. Before cooking, […]

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TIP: How to Display the US Flag

Many Americans have been displaying the nation’s flag for Memorial Day, but some may not be aware of the proper protocol for handling Old Glory. Here are some tips for proper flag etiquette, and a list of things you should not do with the flag. Outdoors, the flag should ordinarily be displayed only between sunrise […]

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Lawn and Landscape Watering Tips

Watering twice a week is usually enough to keep a healthy lawn growing. In general, your lawn needs about one inch of water per week, including rainfall, to keep it green during the growing season. Water only when your lawn needs it, rather than on a set schedule. One sign that a lawn needs water […]

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TIP: Mail Fishing Scam

Recently, police in North Jersey have seen an increasing amount of mail fishing theft. Thieves are prowling the streets of North Jersey searching for potential checks to be cashed. Police have caught numerous people, and have actually seen suspects in the act. These terrible incidents have caused the U.S. postal officials to mount a multi-pronged […]

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TIP: Pet Microchips

Do you ever worry about losing your dog? The Microchip is an implanted device that can help you track them if they get lost. The chip is small, and gets placed in between your pet’s shoulder blades and generally costs $50. This little chip can save the lives of hundreds of dogs, and keep families […]

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TIP: Data Breach

In recent news, it has been broadcasted about several companies being hit with a data breach. These data breaches are exposing thousands of customers personal contact information, and making them more vulnerable for hackings. Recently, Panera Bread, one of the companies breached, estimated that close to 10,000 customers had been affected. Panera is not the […]

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TIP: Preparing to Garden

Gardening is a great hobby to have, it gets you outside and burns calories. If you are not a gardener yet, think about picking up the hobby. Gardening can reduce your stress levels and can save you money in the grocery store. Growing your own fruits and vegetables can be much healthier.   It can […]

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TIP: Finding a Summer Internship

The Spring of 2018 semester is quickly coming to a close for college students. Now is the time to start find summer jobs, internships, housing, etc.. Many college students are looking for internships that closely align with their career goals, which can be challenging if a student waits too long to apply. With school on […]

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