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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday: News Recap

If you have been reading the W.L. May Blog but haven't checked us out on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you may not be getting the whole story. We use all of those social media outlets to share news stories that relate to our industry as well as appliance tips we have found from other sources. Here is a recap of some of the top stories we have seen lately.

We start with a few consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • MSN debunked a widely reported rumor that an i-phone uses more power than a refrigerator. Link
  • All Tech Appliance shared tips for maintaining a trash compacter. Link
  • NPR told us about how your appliances and cell phone will communicate in the near future. Link
  • Good Housekeeping investigated some clothing care myths. Link
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Huffington Post talked about the features of some the highest end home refrigerators. Link
  • Triple Pundit talks about Electrolux machines that will help consumers monitor water usage. Link
  • Bloomberg Business Week reports on the latest salvo in the ongoing tariff battle between LG, Samsung and Whirlpool. Link
We found a few articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • The Jennifer P. Williams blog talked about the stuff that folks hang on their refrigerators. Link
  • The Future of Home Living showcased a washing machine reworked into a chair. Link
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Inc. Magazine suggests some valid reason to say "no" to a customer. Link
  • Smart Van listed the worst areas in the country for drive time. More than half of them are on West Coast. Link
  • All Things Workplace talked about the importance of goals. Link 
  • Dashburst posted an interesting infographic about Twitter. Link
A new contest was announced:
  • GE has prizes available for some of the worst cooks in America. Link
We close with a thought provoking article about the importance of trade work by Mike Rowe of TV's Dirty Jobs:

  • Why "Work Smart, Not Hard" is the Worst Advice in the World. Link.

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