Debate goes on
“Great new article on autoimmune diseases in the March edition of The Costco
Connection magazine!” Tweeted by AARDATweets
“Check out The Costco Connection magazine article on weddings. They have a lot
of ideas and stories about brides.” Tweeted by LCarlson1
“Just read the March 2011 issue of The Costco Connection magazine now out.
See that 7 Frederic Fekkai haircare SKUs are now available there.” Tweeted
In response to the March
Debate, “Is offshore oil
drilling in the best interest
of the United States?
“Costco Connection: young entrepreneurs share their success!!!!! [“Where
are they now?” March 2011]” Tweeted by JAlayyan
“I was thrilled to hear ... that Costco is trying to make it easier for its customers to
know that the seafood they buy in its stores was fished in a manner that has the
future in mind [“Net gain,” Buying Smart, February 2011]. [The] company has taken
steps to update its seafood and sustainability policy.” Blogged at SmartPlanet
YES. We need to become independent of
foreign oil sources. Until domestic sources
are tapped, offshore drilling remains a viable alternative.
NO. The United States sits on 3 percent of the
world’s oil reserves and uses 25 percent. You
could put an oil well in every front yard in
America and still not make up that deficit!
There are only two choices: Continue to buy
foreign oil or use less.
Weddings and beyond
Your article highlighting the possibilities for weddings [“From shopping aisle to
wedding aisle,” March 2011] brought back
great memories for me.
Our daughter was married two and a
half years ago. Our son-in-law purchased
the rings at Costco. The flowers we found
were amazing. We purchased all of the food
for the reception, from mixed nuts to the
main course. We saved quite a bit getting
our paper products too.
I don’t usually keep the issue, but this
one I will tuck away because we have three
more daughters and a son who will marry
eventually as well. It will be a great help to
remember all that Costco has available.
Body of work
As a six-plus-year breast cancer survivor,
l have been increasingly concerned about the
chemicals and dyes in our personal-care
products. I was thrilled when I read about
Costco developing these [chemical- and dye-free] items because of your high standards
[“Bathing beauty,” March 2011].
I got my copy of The Costco Connection
on Saturday, read it on Sunday and shopped
on Monday, filling my cart with shampoo,
conditioner, body wash and dishwashing
soap. I am not disappointed. I love everything
I bought. Thank you for developing such a
fabulous group of personal-care products.
Thank you for including the article
regarding the movie Inside Job [“Inside job,”
March 2011]. I have been actively working on
the personal end of this mess, trying to help
the victims of the mortgage fraud, foreclosures and short sales caused by the bank-sters. It permeated to the lowest rung of the
financial ladder, including mortgage brokers
and bank employees who would doctor credit
applications in any way required to get a loan
through, even when they knew the buyer
could never afford the ultimate payments.
I urge everyone who cares about our
country to buy or rent Inside Job.
Paso Robles, California
Whites and mites
The article in the March issue, “Solving
the laundry quandary,” failed to mention the
most important reason for using hot water to
wash bedding—it’s the only way to kill dust
mites that inhabit every bedroom.
I have found another way to make white
clothes washed in warm water really white:
by adding one-third to one-half cup of
bleach (depending on the size of the load) to
the wash after it starts running with the detergent in it, then stopping the machine a
minute later. Restarting the machine three
to five hours later will produce really white
clothes with no damage to the material.
Smithtown, New York
Mr. Horowitz missed two very important tips with respect to cell phone fraud
[“Avoiding cell phone scams,” March 2011].
First, password-protect the phone and
the SIM card with a good, non-guessable
PIN. In most cases there is no simple way to
break the PIN. For example, on Windows
phones, the interval between password attempts increases with each try, so the only
realistic option is to wipe the phone if the
password is not available.
Second, learn if it’s possible and how to
“wipe” a lost phone remotely using your service provider or a third-party app. Being
able to quickly “brick” your phone before it’s
accessed after it’s lost or stolen can save a lot
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