Don’t Get Scammed By ‘the IRS’ [VIDEO]

Worried man on phone

Don’t let scammers posing as the IRS take you to the cleaners. (Photo by Alon, Flickr)

A few weeks ago, I received a voice mail message that I needed to contact the IRS immediately or else I was going to be arrested. Since I file my own taxes, my first reaction was, “Oh no! What did I do wrong?” But then I remembered reading Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Allie and Bea, where a senior citizen is scammed by someone claiming to be the IRS and I thought, “I’d better investigate!” Read more of this post

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Breaded Chicken Products Recalled

Chicken products recalled

More than 900,000 pounds of breaded chicken products have been recalled. (Photo by Alpha, Flickr)

Stop! Step away from the chicken nuggets! If you like breaded chicken products like nuggets, fries, fillets and more, read this important recall information to find out if you or your family is at risk of devouring contaminated products.  Read more of this post

Author Robert James Waller Dies at 77 [VIDEOS]

Robert James Waller

New York Times bestselling author Robert James Waller created one of fiction’s most celebrated love stories, The Bridges of Madison County. (Photo courtesy Manufacturing Intellect, YouTube)

The Los Angeles Times just reported that author Robert James Waller, 77, died early today at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas after battling cancer. Read more of this post

General Mills Issues Flour Recall in Wake of E. coli Outbreak

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General Mills has issued a recall on flour products due to an E. coli outbreak. (Photo by Melissa Wiese, Flickr)

An ongoing investigation into a multi-state E. coli O121 outbreak has led General Mills to issue a voluntary recall on 10 million pounds of flour. Products currently in your pantry could be at risk! Read more of this post

A Little Sugar Goes A Long Way

Heather and friend

Heather gets a little sugar from a friend. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

It seems we can’t go very long in America without having conversations about race and all the tension that inevitably comes along with it. Someone is constantly stirring up trouble. Yet the U.S. is frequently called a melting pot and has a history steeped in immigration, according to BBC News. So why can’t we see past our differences and simply get along? Read more of this post