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Dieting Tips from Shape Mag, Cyber Monday
by Rona,posted Dec 2 2013 10:31AM
It's good to be back to the old grind huh? Well, I know I enjoyed my Thanksgiving holiday. Hope you did too.
6:15- We all know it's holiday season and people tend to overdo it and gain weight. Enter Bahar Takhtehchian, Editor-At-Large, at Shape magazine. We chatted this morning about weight loss tips and decoding myths this holiday season. Here's the interview:
Today is Cyber Monday...do you get lots of your presents online? You might want to...
6:15-Bahar Takhtehchian, Editor-at-large, at Shape magazine called and we discussed Decoding diet trends and increasing healthy habits during the holiday season. Great stuff
7:15 Cyber Monday Tips and tricks. So many tips...so little time!
Stick to shopping on trustworthy websites. Tempting deals from obscure websites might be a scam in disguise.
Use a credit card. Under federal law, charges may be disputed if an item is not received.
Confirm your online purchase is secure. On pages where you will enter a password, credit card or other personal information, look for the "s" in "https://" and in the lower-right corner for the "lock" symbol.
Understand the return policy.
Know your rights. Federal law requires that orders made by mail, phone or online be shipped by the date promised or, if no delivery time was stated, within 30 days.
Check your credit statement frequently. By the time the bill comes in the following month, a thief may have burned through your limit.
Beware of phishing (soliciting personal information through electronic communication). Legitimate businesses do not send emails claiming problems with an order or an account to lure a buyer into revealing financial information.
Protect your computer. Make sure your computer has the most recent updates for spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a secure firewall.
Anyone with questions or concerns about holiday scams can contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-441-2555, or to file a complaint online.
Here's another Cyber Monday bunch of tips...Some shoppers opt to forgo Black Friday shopping and do Cyber Monday online shopping instead. Others prefer to avoid online shopping altogether.
Whatever you choose to do this week, make sure you’re informed.
Here are several things to keep in mind before clicking the “buy” button for a bargain. The holidays are big business for retailers and for thieves.
READ THE FINE PRINT – It’s important to read the terms of service so that you don’t get hit with extra fees or charged for subscriptions you signed up for inadvertently.
BE VERY CAREFUL OF PUBLIC WIFI – Make sure the internet connection is secure. You want to avoid getting hacked which can lead to identity theft.
USE APPS – It is a quick way to find sales and promotion codes for your favorites stores. One app called Slice will let you know when prices drop by sending you an alert. You can also track shipping with this app.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR FREE SHIPPING – This goes without saying. If you’ve got a great deal, you don’t want shipping fees to make the purchase equivalent to buying it in the store. Retailmenot.com has free shipping codes.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY – Inspect the item you want to buy (in the store) before you buy it online. It may help you avoid buyer’s remorse.
After you make an online transaction, check and double check your billing statements to make sure you were charged the correct amount.
8:15 My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard...$500 milkshake? C'mon man!
A MILKSHAKE WITH BLING THAT COSTS $500 _ In Hollywood, a chic new cocktail bar called The Powder Room is advertising its $500 milkshake. Although the recipe has yet to be refined, this milkshake will contain edible gold leaf, "the finest" Belgian chocolates, and a $190 Swarovski Nirvana Mountain Ring mixed in with an assortment of liquors. The ring can be taken home after consuming the drink, and is perfect for "a bachelorette party or a special occasion."