If you're going to be shopping online this Christmas, look out for scams. you'll get a lot of emails offering you free gift cards or gift cards with ridiculous discounts. The scam is to get you to enter your personal information online, so they can hack into your accounts or buy stuff in your name.
You might get a job offer to be a secret shopper at stores in yur area, and you'll even get real checks in the mail. They'll tell you to cash the checks, go shopping, and then wire the rest of the money back to the company. These are tough because yur bank will tell you the check has cleared, and the money is available. Later they'll take the money back, when they find out the check was forged. And meanwhile, you already wired money from your own account.
And there's incredible discounts from unfamiliar sites. You make a purchase and give them your credit card info, and they use it to buy stuff on the REAL web site where you should have gone in the first place.
There's lots of things you can get for free legally, which most people don't think about. Like COLLEGE COURSES. You can audit real college courses on Coursera.org. taught by professors at major universities. And it's completely free. FIRST RUN MOVIES. It's easy to find screenings of upcoming movies if you know where to look. Check out TxtMovieClub.com and Gofobo.com.
See the complete list of things you can get free at Consumerist.com.
Did you know that Doctors can now beam themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice thru the use of Remote presence robots. A growing number of hospitals are using telemedicine robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there is a shortage of doctors. Dignity health is using the telemedicine machines to quickly diagnose patients suspected of suffering strokes in Nevada, California and Arizona hospitals
According to an annual study on Thanksgiving prices, it'll cost you $49.04 to serve Thanksgiving dinner this year. And that's for TEN people, so...less than $5.00 per person. That includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, butter, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
A neuroscientist in England says he's created an Alcohol substitute that makes you feel drunk ...without any hangover. It may not be available any time soon because he needs funding to finishexperimenting with it and get it on the market. Prediction: if this actually works and has a legitimate beer taste, it will have a profound effect on the international beverage market.
Good luck to all the area High School Football teams playing in the state playoffs this weekend. We'll have the Glencoe/Hanceville game on Z 93.1 with Wayne Ball and Fred Singson.