Powerful storm brought ‘staggering’ amounts of rain to drought-stricken California — KTLA

A powerful storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state’s drought.

Powerful storm brought ‘staggering’ amounts of rain to drought-stricken California — KTLA

The Return to the Workplace Means New Rules for Office Dressing — TIME

We are all experiencing “mirror anxiety.” That’s the term Stanford researchers give the negative emotions surfaced by watching ourselves all day long on Zoom and other video-conference tools. Like so much of work and life in the pandemic, the way we see ourselves has changed…

The Return to the Workplace Means New Rules for Office Dressing — TIME

High surf closes San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier — FOX 5 San Diego

SAN DIEGO — A high surf advisory is in effect until Wednesday morning as a large mixed swell will continue to produce high surf, according to forecasters. On Monday, waves from 5-8 feet battered the shoreline in Ocean Beach, causing the closure of the pier…

High surf closes Ocean Beach Pier — FOX 5 San Diego

Much of Southern California to receive a half inch of rain Monday — Orange County Register

Southern California residents can expect to receive downpours of rain Monday, Oct. 25, as the tail end of a larger storm from Northern California is expected to quickly pass through the region, said meteorologists with the National Weather Service.

Much of Southern California to receive a half inch of rain Monday — Orange County Register

The Number #1 way to spot fake Amazon Reviews

You spend a lot money on Amazon Prime. And, you rely on reviews to help you make purchase decisions. In fact, reviews can make or break a company’s success on Amazon.

With more than 450,000 different companies that are NOT owned or controlled by Amazon – many who are based in China and elsewhere overseas – now selling products on Amazon, there’s a lot of incentives for companies to fake their own reviews, and have developed elaborate schemes to dupe consumers with fake reviews.

However, we’ve discovered one simple trick to help you spot companies posting fake reviews and save you from being tricked into buying products not up to par:

  • Always check reviews before buying anything on Amazon – Even with generous return policies that can be a hassle, it’s always “buyer beware” – so dig a little deeper and try this simple trick that’s saved us the hassle from buying products that don’t make the grade
  • Amazon ranks reviews based on “TOP REVIEWS” by default.
  • Instead, sort reviews by “MOST RECENT” – Fake reviews are generally posted months ago, so recent reviews are a more reliable (but still not perfect) way to evaluate a product
  • Select and prioritize reviews “FROM THE UNITED STATES” to help narrow reviews

Let us know your strategies for spotting fake reviews on Amazon!








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