Fight Cell Phone Radiation For Free

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money, Mom-o-nomics|

  Yes, radiation is bad but no, a "shield" won't help. Reports from the World Health Organization have us terrified over the radiation traveling from our kids' phones to their heads, which means of course, there's a buck to be made. Some companies tell us they've developed shields that reduce exposure from electromagnetic emissions but [...]

Baby Slings: How to Carry (& Spend) Carefully

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money|

Baby slings don't just look dangerous, they actually are very dangerous. In just over a decade, 17 babies had died Baby slings can suffocate infants, but even with new regulations. a few former precautions still apply. (17 too many) and 140 were injured. So the government stepped in with new regulations but that won't be in effect for more than [...]

Not Free Samples: A Beauty Products’ Ugly Practice

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Health & Money|

NutraClick - famous for exercise supplements - was luring us with free samples of beauty products and pills, but didn't tell us that ordering them would automatically enroll us in a membership program for which we'd be billed between $29.99 and $79.99 a month, says the Federal Trade Commission. We'd have to cancel within the 18-day trial period, [...]

The Truth About Zika Protection Products

By | August 6th, 2016|Categories: Health & Money|

The Zika virus is scary but companies falsely claiming their products can repel the infected insects are enough to make us really sick. Many of the wristbands, stickers and patches that seem to magically send away mosquitos are likely  untested, says the Federal Trade Commission, particularly when they claim to prevent Zika or other mosquito borne illness. The government sent letters to ten companies yesterday [...]

These “All Natural” Lotions Are Lying

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Health & Money|

The "All Natural" claims of four companies are actually man-made -- as the products themselves are full of synthetics, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The companies settled the claims today and are supposed to stop tricking us but a quick search on-line proves this could take some time. So this summer, when wanting to lather up with lotions made [...]

Caffeine-Infused Shapewear Co. Will Issue Refunds

By | October 14th, 2014|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money|Tags: , , , , |

Caffeine infused shapewear is not a weight loss trick. If there are two things no red-blooded woman can resist, the first is a weight loss trick and the second is coffee. So the attempt to sell us caffeine-infused underwear that would slim and reshape the our bodies while reducing cellulite was pretty clever. Until of course, the government [...]

Weight-Loss Danger Drugs: Holiday 2014

By | December 26th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We all want to believe in weight loss miracles this season but these drugs could have your new hot-bod covered in a hospital gown for causing serious problems.

Brain Building for a Better Life

By | November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Health & Money, Random|Tags: , , , , |

Try these tuition-free tactics for getting smarter, more creative and even extra active.

Money Can’t Buy Leg-Toning; The Sketchers Sham

By | July 11th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money|Tags: , , , , , , |

Well of course we'd pay money for butt-toning sneakers! But the claims are overhyped and people are getting refunds.

Get Ripped – Not Ripped-Off – With Diet & Exercise Equipment

By | July 11th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Health & Money, Random|Tags: , , , , , |

You can't take the "work" out of "working out." Here's what's dangerous when it comes to products claiming to help you lose weight.