The CVS Beauty Mark

Hey, CVS is doing something good and it doesn’t appear it’s solely motivated to improve profits.   They are telling vendors that they will no longer accept beauty photos (for ads, in-store graphics, etc.) that have been edited with Photoshop or other programs.  In other words, they want the model to look as they do in Read More…

23 Pics That Prove We’re Being Lied To

These are from Diply.com, and while some of them may make you feel better about recycling, #10 is really disturbing if you buy brand-name underwear.  And in a bit of irony, the article in Diply is titled “23 pics…” but after the first page it changes to “16 pics…” so they were kinda lying too, Read More…

Woman Returns A Dead Christmas Tree

   I’ve seen some people try and return some crazy things in my career, but this one surprised even me.   A lady returned her Christmas tree to Costco weeks after Christmas and requested (and was given!!) a refund because it died.   Did she expect it to live until next Christmas?     Obviously she was Read More…

23 Lies Disguised As Product Labels

  From our friends at Cracked, here’s a list of some things that companies do to deceive you on their label to get you to buy something.   Since I’m trying to eat healthier, I’ve gotten pretty good at reading labels these days, so you won’t see me buying Vitamin Water because it’s “healthy” (#23) and Read More…

Customer Service Wolf

Here’s something to lighten your day if you work in retail.   There’s a site called Customer Service Wolf which posts comics about working in retail, specifically about a wolf who works in retail.  I’ll spoil it a bit for you–most of the comics end in the wolf eating the customer. And since there’s a lot Read More…

Hearing Aids Will Be Sold OTC Soon

Well here’s some good news for us baby boomers, we may soon be able to buy hearing aids in the OTC aisles of your favorite drug store.   A hearing aid category specific to the over-the-counter arena was signed into law in August; all that remains to be created is the regulatory framework.   There is already Read More…