Sep 13, 2019

Androids vs Apples and What Your Smartphone Choice Says About You

Ding! Ding! Ding! In the ring are the top two smartphone companies battling it out year after year. And Apple’s up! And Android recovers! Back and forth these two giants punch and rise.

While yo ...

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Sep 12, 2019

Top Appliance Fails; The Breakdown

Are you the type to read a manual? If so, congratulations- you are one of the few! So many of us (including me!) try to get away with skipping that important step of ownership. We buy a new coffee machine and decide we can wing it as we go ...

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Sep 10, 2019

Robocalls and Wrath; How to Safeguard Your Time, Info, Energy, and Smartphone

Are you familiar with the term “passive aggressive?” I call it a coward’s revenge. Meaning, if you are too timid to shout and defend yourself when you are wronged, somehow you will find clever and subtle ways to get back at the person who ...

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Sep 6, 2019

Oven Discussion; How to Clean Without Harsh Chemicals

Patches, medals, and badges adorn the uniform of your neighborhood police officer. Plaques, certificates, and awards line the office walls of your doctor’s office. And trophies and photos displaying great golf tournament wins fill the sh ...

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Sep 5, 2019

Keeping Up With The Jetsons; How To Futurize Your Future

I’m a conspiracy theorist. Most of my views are first met with rolling eyes and then curiosity, as listeners consider the possibility that I’m not crazy. Ok readers, so here’s one for you: Why is the identity of the write ...

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Aug 27, 2019

Prepping For High School In A Tech filled World

Jesse is back from camp, loads of laundry in tow, and he’s really excited about becoming a freshman in high school. Amanda completed her internship and is psyched to be a senior. Before the academic year begins, there’s about ten days th ...

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Aug 26, 2019

Simple Care; Longer Wear

Let’s get philosophical. Did you ever hear the saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? What does it mean? It means that if you prevent yourself from getting addicted to smoking, you’ll be saving yourself oh so much money not paying for ...

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Aug 23, 2019

Why Warranties Work

Who would have ever imagined 20 years ago that in addition to cleaning your dishes, bathrooms, and carpets, you’d be adding the task of clearing through hundreds of electronic letters filling your inbox on a weekly basis? Which to read? ...

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Aug 19, 2019

From Murphy’s Law to Maintenance Tricks

Imagine a day in appliance hell. You are home in this hell. Instead of a fiery flames scorching your skin, there are sounds, odors, leaks and badly cooked food.

Enter the scenario: Sque ...

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Aug 16, 2019

LOTTO LOOTERS! WHAT TO BUY WHEN YOU HIT IT BIG TIME

Joy oh joy! True - the best things in life are free, but it’s also fun to savor costless delights in costly luxury. If you’re a big spender, a caviar craver, someone who just won the lottery or one who can jet to St. Barts for weekend geta ...

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Jul 31, 2019

SMARTPHONE FIX

First she begged you for a cellphone “cause everyone in her class has one.” Then came this: Every few months, with her head hanging low, she pulls her phone from her jeans pocket with a fresh design of shattered glass covering it from side ...

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Jul 24, 2019

INTRODUCING MARK ABADY

Upon asking Mark Abady, Director of CYA Sales, if he can share a particular story about making a customer happy, he grins and quickly replies, “I seek to make every caller happy.”

Mark ...

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Jul 22, 2019

BEST LAWN MOWERS: GAS POWERED, BATTERY OPERATED, AND GRASS EATING ROBOTS!

Ah if only your hair would grow as fast as the grass and weeds in your yard! Ah if only you had time to research which mower to buy to keep gardener bills at bay and your blades of green gorgeous. CYA to the rescue! We may not have a solut ...

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Jul 18, 2019

PRIME DAY AT CYA; COOLEST CONQUESTS

Hey hey. Our CYA staff went wild on Amazon’s Prime Day and here we are sharing some of our fantastic finds!

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Jul 17, 2019

CEDING CONTROL

Information Explosion. Who is listening? How okay are you with prying ears in your light bulbs, thermostats, ceiling fans, and speakers? Will we soon crave Dumb Homes? Comfort is coming at a high cost...

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Jul 8, 2019

AMAZON, TARGET, AND EBAY WANT YOU THIS JULY

You know about Black Fridays in the fall and Cyber Mondays in early winter, but have you heard - there’s a new sale in town - and Amazon, Ebay, and Target are catfighting it out to get your summer attention.

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Jul 3, 2019

HOW WEARING A SMARTWATCH INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

You’re headed home with Sam, applauding yourself on a successful third date and you’re trying to act Cool, Confident, and Collected. You’re so happy you decided to wear your smartwatch that night. Before leaving the restaurant, with just a tap at the de ...

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Jul 2, 2019

Patio Furniture Picks: Classy, Contemporary, and Totally Unique

As summer approaches, you’ve decided to clean up and infuse with charm that prime real estate space on your patio, porch, or poolside area. Googling away, you found lights to hang from the trees and a stunning, weather-proof rug. Now, for the furniture… ...

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Jun 25, 2019

INTRODUCING ALEC MERZEL

Not many people could make this sale. Read on for an entertaining tale…
Alec Merzel was strolling down Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn with his friend Pete, when a pretty lass visiting from Ireland asked them where the closest Starbucks was located. ...

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Jun 25, 2019

EVERYTHING HAIR

Time travel with me. It’s 1974. I sit on the peach colored rug in the peach colored room next to my teenage sister with her peach colored cheeks. She puts her hand out to receive the bobby pins I hand her - one by one - as she swirls and then fastens he ...

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Jun 24, 2019

SENDING YOUR KID TO CAMP; TECHIE FUN WITHOUT PHONES

One of the biggest questions parents have about sending their kids off to camp is whether or not to send cell phones along with the tubes of sunscreen, swimming goggles, sunhats, and socks. Many camp administrators recognize the benefits of leaving phon ...

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Jun 20, 2019

FOLDING PHONES

New year, new Cell phones! There are tons of new devices hitting the market all fighting for the comfort of your pocket. With all of these new releases come the same questions we, the consumers, keep asking.

  • Is it fa ...

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Jun 19, 2019

THE E-Z WAY TO LEAVE YOUR IPHONE FOR AN ANDROID

Siri can be difficult sometimes. Rumour has it that Google Assistant aced the annual trivia quiz in school, while Siri was out on the first round.

Which may be why you are considering swapping your iPhone for an An ...

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Jun 13, 2019

INTRODUCING BINA ABBASOV

Upon meeting Bina Abbasov, one is struck by her humility and soft-spoken nature. When seeing her at work, what is immediately apparent is her confidence and competence; she is good - very good - at what she does.

One of the reasons B ...

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Jun 11, 2019

THREE TOP STAINLESS STEEL GAS GRILL CHOICES FOR YOUR SUMMER EVENTS

So you’re looking down at the belly and wondering how you will defeat the fat before and during the upcoming summer season. As you chomp on chips and fantasize over a 4th of July burger with all the fixings, you think of going Keto - that new diet that ...

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May 31, 2019

TAKE A HIKE THIS SUMMER WITH ONE OF THESE GREAT DIGITAL CAMERAS OPTIONS

After May, comes June, and then, you know what time it is? Summa! (Or if you live anywhere but Boston, New York or London - it’s summer!) And you’ve decided to lift your body off the computer chair for the oncoming season with some travel and hiking pla ...

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Apr 1, 2019

5 REASONS TO PURCHASE A WARRANTY FOR YOUR WASHER AND DRYER; A TALE OF REPAIR AND QUESTIONING

It’s Sunday night. You’re sitting in bed, with your laptop propped up on pillows as you watch Game of Thrones and then you smell it. It’s surely smoke. Burning what?? Due to your Mom’s warnings, you never leave food on the flame, but enough wondering- y ...

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Mar 30, 2019

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SMARTPHONE FALLS IN THE TOILET?

Even though your higher sensibilities tell you not to bring your treasured smartphone into the bathroom (especially since it often sits next to your plate during meals,) you still do it. You take that baby everywhere! Of course you do - your cell is you ...

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Mar 25, 2019

THE BEST FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATORS

Bonjour! It’s a spring day. Birds are singing songs. The light green of new buds is dotted on every tree. Smears of powdery blue soften the May sky. And you decide to open your French doors to let some of this happy energy inside. Then, you have an idea ...

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