Strollers sold through Amazon recalled due to faulty brakes

Scripps News  |  September 16, 2022

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said 310 Cityscape Travel System strollers have been recalled due to faulty brakes. The recalled models are Cityscape Travel Jogger strollers No. TJ75B12A. The recalled lot number is 111444 0122, and the date of…

Honda 6-volt Metropolitan ride-on toy only $88 at Walmart.com

Tricia Goss  |  September 16, 2022

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L’Oreal Revitalift hyaluronic acid serum is $20 on Amazon right now

Tricia Goss  |  September 16, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Hyaluronic acid…

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Apple’s latest iPhone update lets you edit or delete text messages

Scripps News  |  September 13, 2022

Apple launched an update on Monday that would allow iPhone owners to use new features. One of the new features includes editing or deleting text messages. According to the company, iPhone users can edit a message up to 15 minutes…

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Amazon shoppers love this denim jacket—and it’s on sale right now

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 13, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The days…

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Princeton will offer a full ride to students whose families make up to $100,000

Tricia Goss  |  September 12, 2022

Princeton University announced that it would financially support more undergraduates and their families to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds. The Ivy League school will begin offering a full ride to most undergraduates from families earning up to $100,000 a…

Criminals are using jammers, deauthers to disrupt Wi-Fi security cameras

WXYZ News  |  September 7, 2022

A new warning is being issued for anyone who uses wireless security cameras like Ring to protect their home. A Detroit woman said her Ring camera didn’t capture the moment her car was stolen from the front of her house,…

New California law could increase fast-food minimum wage to $22 per hour

Scripps News  |  September 7, 2022

Those who work in the fast food industry in California received good news on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite…

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California school district asked parents to rent a room in their home to teachers as affordable housing disappears

Marie Rossiter  |  September 6, 2022

A Northern California school district facing a mass exodus of teachers due to the skyrocketing price of housing in the Bay Area. With not enough homes for sale in the area, plus rent prices spiking with little sign of stopping,…

Student loan relief is attracting scammers before forgiveness applications open

Scripps News  |  September 6, 2022

The Better Business Bureau said it has received multiple reports of student loan borrowers being targeted by imposter loan forgiveness calls and emails. The reports came in the days following President Joe Biden’s announcement that public student loan borrowers would…

This quilted belt bag looks so much more expensive than it is

Tricia Goss  |  September 3, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.You don’t…

More than 26,000 cordless lawn mowers recalled due to laceration hazard

Scripps News  |  September 2, 2022

More than 26,000 cordless lawn mowers were recalled after officials received 31 reports of either the blade or the bolt securing the blade on the recalled lawn mowers detaching. The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission said the affected models are…

E. coli outbreak possibly linked to Wendy’s continues to spread

Scripps News  |  September 2, 2022

Thirteen more people have been infected with E. coli that may be linked to Wendy’s, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people…

Amputation hazard prompts company to recall thousands of infant strollers

Scripps News  |  September 2, 2022

UPPAbaby has recalled 14,400 of its Ridge Jogging strollers as the company said their rear brakes can cause a non-occupant child’s finger to be lacerated or amputated. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said at least one child who was…

5 gifts new moms will actually use

Anna Weaver  |  September 2, 2022

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Sam’s Club is raising its annual membership fee

Scripps News  |  September 1, 2022

It will soon be more expensive to be a member of Sam’s Club. The wholesale retailer is increasing the price of its annual membership, according to CNBC and Reuters. Starting Oct. 17, club members will reportedly pay $50 annually. That’s a $5 increase.…

Mississippi will tax forgiven student loan debt, and other states could follow

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

Student loan debt is the fastest-growing type of debt in the U.S. More than 43 million Americans carry federal student loan debt, with an average balance of more than $37,000. When the Biden Administration announced last week that it would…

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Bed Bath & Beyond announces layoffs and store closures

Scripps News  |  August 31, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond announced Aug. 31 that it is laying off employees and closing some stores following a decline in sales. The retailer says it will reduce its workforce by about 20%. It has also identified approximately 150 “lower-producing”…

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You’ll live in this oversized tunic sweater this fall—and it’s on sale for $40

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Autumn is…

These first college apartment essentials will make the transition so much smoother

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Moving into…

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Fun ways to get kids hooked on science and math at home

Marie Rossiter  |  August 31, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Once the…

Animal cookies sold at Target recalled because they may contain metal

Scripps News  |  August 29, 2022

Animal cookies sold at Target stores under the Market Pantry brand are being voluntarily recalled because they may contain metal. The 44-ounce Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies, made by D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc., were sold in a…

T-Mobile teaming up with SpaceX to improve coverage in remote areas

Scripps News  |  August 29, 2022

T-Mobile and SpaceX are teaming up to provide more complete coverage in the U.S. The mobile carrier says it will leverage SpaceX’s satellites to offer cell service in even the most remote locations in the U.S. “More than just a…

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10 top-rated pairs of fall boots for under $100

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 26, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The weather…

Private Caribbean Island with home is for sale for just $475,000

Tricia Goss  |  August 26, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Do you…

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Five genius ways to get sleepy kids out of bed in time for school every morning

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 25, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It’s back-to-school…

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6 Tips for Getting Longer, Thicker Hair

Emily O'Brien  |  August 25, 2022

Sometimes growing out your hair can feel like a long, uphill battle that requires endless time and patience. Depending on what length you’re starting with and how long you’re hoping to get to, it can feel like it can take…

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6 tips for taking better photos

Emily O'Brien  |  August 25, 2022

Cameras have come a long way over the past several decades and advancements in the past handful of years have been truly remarkable. Just think about the quality of your smartphone camera today versus those used in 2015. It’s gone…

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How to apply for student loan forgiveness

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 25, 2022

On Oct. 17, the Department of Education officially launched the student debt forgiveness program application process following the successful launch of its beta site over the weekend. The Biden Administration first announced it will be forgiving student loan debt for…

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Who is eligible for federal student loan forgiveness?

Scripps News  |  August 24, 2022

President Joe Biden announced a plan Aug. 24 to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt. Who is eligible? The Department of Education said it will cancel student loan debt for individuals who make under $125,000 and married…

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Steak prices fall as beef supply starts to catch up with demand

Marie Rossiter  |  August 24, 2022

Good news at the grocery store for a change! After many months of rising prices on everything from gas to groceries, prices for certain cuts of beef are falling — at least for now. According to Information Resources, Inc. (IRI),…

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College student makes $110M trading shares of Bed Bath & Beyond stock

Tricia Goss  |  August 19, 2022

Jake Freeman is an applied math and economics major at the University of Southern California. At age 16, He co-published a paper titled “Irreducible Risks of Hedging a Bond With a Default Swap.” at the age of 16. And now,…

Saucepan with bone broth simmering.

What is bone broth and why is everyone obsessed with it?

Emily O'Brien  |  August 19, 2022

Bone broth has created quite a stir because it’s believed to offer significant health benefits. But what makes it any different than your typical chicken or vegetable broth? Bone broth is made from simmering animal bones and connective tissue for…

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Lowe’s gives employees ‘inflation bonuses’ to help with rising costs

Marie Rossiter  |  August 18, 2022

Lowe’s Home Improvement announced it will offer $55 million in bonus incentives to its employees to help offset record-high inflation rates. During the company’s quarterly earnings call, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO, Marvin R. Ellison, said the company recognized the…

Consumer overdraft fees dropped 90% with new Bank of America policy

Scripps News  |  August 18, 2022

Bank of America, the second largest bank in the U.S., announced that policy changes enacted earlier in the year have shown a recent drop in overdraft fees by 90%. The bank announced Aug. 17 that the swift and steep decline…

FDA green lights over-the-counter hearing aids

Scripps News  |  August 17, 2022

People will soon be able to buy hearing aids over the counter, without a medical exam, prescription or fitting. The Food and Drug Administration says its new rule will improve access and bring down the cost of hearing aids for…

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How to fight spam calls on your landline

Emily O'Brien  |  August 17, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.A lot…

Walmart+ members will soon get Paramount+ streaming service as part of the package

Scripps News  |  August 16, 2022

U.S. retail giant Walmart has made a deal with Paramount Global to offer streaming content from the company’s Paramount+ service to members of Walmart+, the company announced on Aug. 15. Walmart’s membership program subscribers will get access to the “Essential…

4moms recalls millions of infant swings, rockers over strangulation concerns following infant death

Scripps News  |  August 16, 2022

More than 2 million infant swings and rockers are being recalled because children can become entangled in the straps. The recall includes the MamaRoo Baby Swing, versions 1.0 through 4.0, and RockaRoo Baby Rockers, sold under the 4moms brand. “4moms…

Some Capri Sun pouches recalled for traces of cleaning agent

Scripps News  |  August 15, 2022

KraftHeinz is issuing a nationwide recall of a specific variety of its popular Capri Sun juice pouches after the discovery of a cleaning solution in some products. About 5,760 cases of the Wild Cherry flavor pouches have been recalled. Affected…

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Johnson & Johnson to discontinue talc-based baby powder globally in 2023

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2022

Johnson & Johnson announced on Aug. 11 that it is transitioning all of its baby powder products from talc-based to cornstarch-based. As a result, talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder will be discontinued globally by 2023. Cornstarch-based versions of the products are…

A woman grabs her lower back while sitting on the couch.

How to soothe back pain at home

Emily O'Brien  |  August 12, 2022

As we age, we’re more likely to experience back pain. According to Harvard Health’s special report on men’s health past the age of 50, back pain affects roughly four in five Americans at some point, regardless of sex. As we…

A man spills coffee on his keyboard at work.

13 great gifts for the clumsy people in your life

Tricia Goss  |  August 11, 2022

Have you ever thought about getting your loved one a dining scarf? How about a water-resistant keyboard?

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Wealthier people eating more at Applebee’s and IHOP, according to company

Scripps News  |  August 10, 2022

As consumers tighten their wallets amid increasing inflation rates, a surprising find by the parent company of two popular affordably-priced restaurant chains in the U.S. has revealed that the wallets of those making even more money might be tightening as…

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Qantas Airways asked executives to help with baggage handling

Tricia Goss  |  August 8, 2022

Qantas Airways, Australia’s largest airline, is turning to its executive staff to help with baggage handling delays. According to Fortune, the airline sent a memo to staff seeking at least 100 managers and senior staff members interested in volunteering. The…

Taco Bell's four-lane drive-thru

Taco Bell is testing a 4-lane drive-thru—could it become a trend?

Scripps News  |  August 7, 2022

It is easier than ever to order something on your phone and pick it up when you’re ready. Now companies are trying to make the experience even smoother. Chick-fil-A added an “express lane” to some drive-thru locations. It’s available to…

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HBO Max, Discovery+ to merge into one streaming service

Tricia Goss  |  August 5, 2022

In June 2021, Discovery, Inc. announced it would become known as Warner Bros. Discovery following its merger with the Hollywood giant, Warner Bros. Yesterday, the company made another big announcement, saying its Discovery+ subscription-based streaming service will merge with the…

Balloons decorate an Aldi store.

Aldi will host one couple’s in-store wedding ceremony—and they’ll get free groceries for a year

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 5, 2022

If you’re a fan of shopping at Aldi — and also happen to be engaged and looking for a wedding venue — the grocery chain wants to be your host! For the first time ever, a couple will get the…

Maldives resort searching for a ‘Barefoot Bookseller’—and they’ll put you up in a $36K-per-night villa for a year

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2022

If the words “barefoot,” “books” and “Maldives” cause you to conjure images of the dreamiest of getaways, we may have found the perfect job for you. The U.K. company Ultimate Library first created a pop-up bookshop at Soneva Fushi, a…

Oatly oat milk barista edition recalled

Oatly oat milk, Premier Protein shakes among dozens of drinks recalled over bacteria concern

Marie Rossiter  |  August 2, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new round of recalls and this time you’ll need to check your cabinets before you indulge in your favorite oat milk, protein shake or other nondairy milk-based drink. In a July…

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