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April 2013

Fear, sex, money, life’s meaning, and moving are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

From the other side of the world, Katie Foster of Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures is the host for this Best of Boomer Blogs #306. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. This... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Target Giada De Laurentiis lasagna pans due to laceration hazard

Target Corp. is recalling about 148,700 Giada De Laurentiis ceramic 9 by 13 inch lasagna pans. The pan can break causing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard, Target and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Target has received 39 reports of the pan or its handles breaking or... Read more →


Community blossoms in springtime ritual to honor the earth

On Saturday in Olympia, Wash., about 30,000 people gathered to watch marchers dressed as plants, flowers, bumblebees, flamingoes, tigers, fish, frogs, bats, butterflies, turtles, polar bears, spiders, wolves, and more. Others walked with creatures they’d made, a whale, rhinoceros, and huge giraffe among the favorites. Drill teams, some dressed as... Read more →


Consumers responsible for the deaths in Bangladesh clothing factories? No, no, no

Photo: Sharat Chowdhury I was outraged yesterday when I heard twice on the news that consumers are responsible for the 350 deaths that occurred this week when a building in Bangladesh collapsed where five clothing manufacturing factories were located. The comments, one made by a representative of the clothing industry... Read more →


Get rid of old, unwanted prescription drugs at today’s Take-Back Day

Today is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs. In the five previous Take-Back events, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than two... Read more →


Stay away from payday and deposit advance loans: Report shows they trap consumers in debt

A report on payday and deposit advance loans found that for many consumers these products lead to a cycle of indebtedness. Loose lending standards, high costs, and risky loan structures may contribute to the continued use of these products, which can trap borrowers in debt, according to a report by... Read more →


Travel, emergencies, and midlife challenges are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Laura Lee Carter of the Midlife Crisis Queen is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #305. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. As spring is finally arriving in the Seattle... Read more →


Best wishes on Earth Day

It's a beautiful day here in the Seattle area. The big blue sky goes all the way down to the ground, The nice weather today and the opportunity last week to visit the tulip fiends in Skagit County are reminders on why Earth Day is important. As consumers, we need... Read more →


Retailers, not importer, recall Buckyballs and Buckycubes high-powered magnet sets due to ingestion hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with six retailers, is announcing the voluntary recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes high-powered magnet sets sold by these companies. The commission continues to warn that these products contain defects in the design, warnings, and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of... Read more →


Attorney general's action a good reminder to beware when selecting a debt management firm

TV ads abound for companies that promise to help you figure out better ways to handle your debts, but an action in Texas is a reminder that consumers need to use caution when selecting debt management companies. 'Debt management' company charged Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged a Dallas-based... Read more →