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October 2012

Politics, food, travel, care giving, retirement careers, and Halloween costumes are the topics for this week’s Blogging Boomer Carnival

This week, I’m the host for Blogging Boomer Carnival #282. The carnival is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. Tom Sightings of Sightings at 60 is developing a new feature on his blog called The Friday Fix, where... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Taphandles ceramic beer tap handles due to laceration hazard

Seattle-based Taphandles LLC is recalling about 24,000 ceramic beer tap handles. The tap handles can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves ceramic beer tap handles... Read more →


Garden vegetables are my best consumer experience this week, while an expensive lettuce spinner disappoints

With winter approaching fast, I’m doing a lot of yard work. I’m eating cherry tomatoes off the vine and am trying to get my rock project, which I’ve written about with frustration several times, finished. My best consumer experience: The last of my garden vegetables I’m enjoying cherry tomatoes this... Read more →


Facts and figures on Halloween 2012

About 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Seven in 10 Americans will get into the haunting Halloween mood, up from 69 percent last year, and the most in federation’s 10-year survey history. Consumers also are expected to spend... Read more →


BBB: Be sure you choose a reputable company if you’re buying colored contact lenses for Halloween

Looking for colored contact lenses in time for Halloween? The Better Business Bureau recommends keeping an eye out for retailers with unresolved complaints and those selling lenses without verifying proof of prescriptions. “Contact lenses are not a one-size-fits-all product,” Robert W.G. Andrew, CEO of BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western... Read more →


Communication, exercise, food, fall yard work, and travel are the topics for this week’s Blogging Boomer Carnival

Tom Sightings of Sightings from 60 is the host for this week’s Blogging Boomer Carnival #281. The carnival is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. This week, boomer bloggers are writing about the importance of: communicating with others,... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats cereal due to fragments of metal mesh

Kellogg Co. is recalling about 2.8 million packages of unfrosted and Frosted Mini-Wheats cereals due to possible contamination of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP, or FK before... Read more →