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Alex Truelove
Director, Zero Waste Campaign

These items are less expensive or sometimes even free, but that doesn’t make them any less special. A variety of online groups make it easy to buy pre-loved.

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Hannah Rhodes
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With hectic holiday schedules, experiences can occur whenever the gift recipient has the time. 

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Liza Koman
Campaign for the Right to Repair, Associate

Give something you already know they will use

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Taran Volckhausen
Communications Associate

Unfortunately, a lot of these coal power plants will power factories making disposable, superfluous stuff such as cheap pens and rubber duckies. Come Christmas, millions of Americans will undoubtedly stuff stockings with these entirely forgettable things. 

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Until recently, I did not have estate and end-of-life planning in mind, but it was the natural next step in my quest to be a responsible adult, with a nudge from the existential threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

The EPA has banned chlorpyrifos from our food. It doesn’t belong where Americans golf either.

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Advance directives are legal instructions that include a living will (different from a regular will) and a health care proxy. In them, you state what treatments you do or don’t want at the end of your life and who you want making health care decisions for you if you can’t. 

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Hannah Rhodes
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

With the overwhelming number of reviews found both on website listings and social media, we pulled together the best tips to spot fake reviews when shopping online.

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Alex Sherman
High Value Health Care Campaign, Associate

The No Surprises Act will work to protect consumers from surprise air ambulance bills beginning in January 2022.

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Before listening to In Case You Get Hit By a Bus, I didn’t know about insurance that covers the costs of long-term care, such as home health care or nursing home care, for people who need assistance with daily living activities.