Archives for January, 2017

Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is around the corner! The annual event – March 5-11, 2017 – is a time to help people understand their consumer rights, make well-informed decisions about money, and spot scams. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

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Ad hype: True or false?

When it comes to advertising hype, we’ve heard it all. Some can be very appealing: “Shrink two sizes without dieting!” Who wouldn’t love to lose weight or shape up with no effort? Well, the problem is, that’s not how it works. Take a pass on any product that offers weight loss or fitness results without […]

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Pass it on in your community

Pass it On is the FTC’s consumer education campaign designed to encourage older adults to talk to their friends, neighbors, and relatives about scams. Because we’ve learned that sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam. Now, we’ve got a new video that highlights how some local organizations are […]

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HonorSociety.org Chapter President Spotlight: Alpha Alpha Chapter at St. Cloud State University

Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi not only holds the title as the first chapter president at St. Cloud State University, but she is also the first Honor Society chapter president in the United States. From the launch of our chapters program, she has been eager to fulfill the role of president and leader in the chapter and on the St. […]

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Defeatist or Elitist: The ABD Chronicles

When problems arise do you retreat to your corner of self-doubt, pity or insecurity? Do you lash out at others because you have not found ways to healthily deal with your anger? I am currently an ABD person, an All But Dissertation person. After years of studying my time in my Doctorate program came to […]

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Just Keep Swimming

    Just concluded my first scholarship application in a long time. This feeling is grateful and tiring at the same time. Ready to keep moving forward even if the expected outcome isn’t achieved. Just have to try harder and as Dory from ‘Finding Nemo’ puts it “Just keep Swimming, just keep swimming, JUST KEEP SWIMMING, […]

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Migration

My name is Ilson Pereira and I was born in the island of Cape Verde, a very poor country where education is left behind by many students due to lack of help. My family struggled during my high school years and so when I finished high school, they couldn’t afford to send me to college.  […]

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Product of a Disagreement

You thought As we sat and waited To be amazed By the person we would never find It would bring feelings of lust and longing You thought wanting only u in my life My mind racing and my heart jumping all over again wit every note of devotion Would solve the problem (Chuckel) Huh, it […]

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Money back for 350,000 Herbalife distributors

Last July, we told you about the FTC’s settlement with Herbalife, which made the multilevel marketing company not only restructure how it does business, but also pay $200 million to people who lost money trying to run an Herbalife business. Today, we mailed checks to about 350,000 of them. Are you thinking about a multilevel […]

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Paramount Cafe

by: Jerusha Kamoji After two slow afternoons at the Paramount Café, it’s safe to say that this location is catered to those looking for a quick and convenient meal at an underground venue. Almost like those intriguing yet unknown diners you stop at, frivolously hungry, after hours of driving on some family holiday, where great […]

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