By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! From the Amazon’s new marketing strategy to the importance of filter-changing, here are some of our favorite articles from last week to get you back into the swing of working:

Amazon’s Pivot to Poor People | Derek Thompson: Amazon has made another move to become the dominant e-commerce site for Americans, but it might not be what you expect. In order to appeal to lower income households, Amazon is offering to cut the price of Prime memberships. To qualify for a reduced rate Prime membership, households need to be enrolled in government assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

trousers-underwear-nostalgia-past-54611Here’s what all those cycles on your dryer actually do | Julia MacDougall: As far as I’m concerned, the clothes dryer is one of the best things ever invented. There’s nothing better than toasty warm clothes straight from the dryer. So getting to take a peek at the feats of engineering that make dryers work the way they do is delightful.

14 Filters You Should Be Changing At Home | Mary H.J. Farrell: Keeping consumers happy is obviously paramount. But keeping them healthy is also important! AHAM has helped identify appliance filters that need to be changed regularly- that way consumers get the most out of their appliances, and also maximize their own health

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