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Even on reputable news sites, it is becoming harder to distinguish bona fide news stories from articles specifically written to entice you to buy the product or service discussed. This newer form of marketing called "commerce content" turns publishers into subtle peddlers so they can earn commissions. Disclosure to readers is generally poor.
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Curb the Coronavirus
Breaking habits like shaking hands and touching your face are simple ways to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. This funny video drives home the point how difficult these reflex movements are to change.
Airlines and Hotels Waive Some Change and Cancellation Fees
MrConsumer's bank has drastically cut interest rates on its high-yield savings account over the past month. You can find a rate comparison of other banks here.
Why Are People Hoarding Toilet Paper?
Because of the coronavirus, shoppers are clearing shelves of hand sanitizers and antiseptic wipes. That is not surprising. But why are they also buying toilet paper in droves? It makes no sense. This story tries to offer several explanations.
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