5 Things You Should Know – Part 408

Here are 5 things you should know.

1. The FCC approved a $50 a month subsidy for low-income households to get high-speed internet, plus a $100 discount on a computer.

This is great for those struggling to pay for the internet. Hopefully, this subsidy will help reduce the number of people having to choose between paying for groceries and internet access.

Here’s who qualifies:

To be eligible, at least one member of the household must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Qualify for the FCC’s Lifeline program, including those that are on Medicaid or accept SNAP benefits.
  • Receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program.
  • Have lost jobs and seen their income reduced in the last year.
  • Have received a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband providers’ existing low-income program.

Here’s an article with more information:

https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/how-to-claim-federal-broadband-subsidy-high-speed-internet-grant-2021-2

2. There are websites that can assess true and fake reviews when purchasing a product on Amazon. Use a site such as ReviewMeta.com to assess whether the product reviews are fake or real.

Check: reviewmeta.com

3.  The microwave isn’t ruining your food, you probably just don’t know how to use it properly.

If you’re wondering why your food is always coming out of the microwave rubbery, tough, and otherwise gross, it’s probably because you reheated your food improperly.

The “time cook” and “power level” settings are your best friend. If reheating something that you don’t want to ruin (like a steak, maybe some seafood, etc.) try microwaving for double the time at half the power (50% or power level 5). You can even do lower settings for longer periods of time if you’re being careful. Your food will be much less “microwaved” when it comes out.

If you’re just trying to get something hot really fast (like a cup of coffee), just use the normal setting.

4. If you’re in public and in a rush to find a restroom before you risk a gas station bathroom you should look for home depots or a target, both usually have clean restrooms that are open to customers and don’t have security codes to get in.

In this situation, most people will look for a gas station or restaurant first but because of current world situations, those places have shut their restrooms down. Home depot and target are all over the place and can be easily found. To that extent, Walmart qualifies for this post too but they tend to be dirtier.

5. You should base your product review on the product, not anything else.

Writing helpful product reviews helps out manufacturers, sellers, and consumers. Unless you are able to rate each step in the purchasing process individually (sales advice, website, pricing and purchase, product, shipping, etc.) you should base your review on the product’s own merit.

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