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April 2013

After Boston: Make sure you’re prepared for emergencies

If you’re looking for something positive to do after the Boston Marathon tragedy yesterday, you can make sure you and your family are ready for emergencies. Baby boomers, age 49 to 67, can look over this list and see what actions are needed. Do you have: An emergency plan? Emergency... Read more →


Midlife transitions, boomer secrets, wisdom, and airline performance are topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over 60 is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #304. 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 April 15 draws to a close, you’re probably able... Read more →


Manda Packing Co. recalls 468,000 pounds of cooked meat, poultry, and deli products due to possible bacterial contamination

Manda Packing Co. is expanding its recall to include about 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef, and pastrami due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday. The recall... Read more →


Watch out for tax scams as Tax Day approaches

April 15 is almost here, but that doesn’t mean consumers can’t get scammed by unscrupulous tax preparers. “Tax scams peak around tax filing day,” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “We cannot stress enough to watch out for those who promise faster turnarounds, bigger refunds, or credits. What looks like... Read more →


Virgin America tops list of best airline performance while United Airlines ranks lowest

Airline performance in 2012 was the second highest in 23 years, according to an airline performance rating. The researchers said that passengers are experiencing better performance by the airlines, although it might cost more to fly. The performance of the nation's leading carriers in 2012 was nearly identical to the... Read more →


Most kids’ meals at chain restaurants offer poor nutrition, as fried chicken fingers, burgers, fries, and soda reign

Nearly all of the meals offered to kids at America's top chain restaurants are of poor nutritional quality. Fried chicken fingers, burgers, French fries, and sugar drinks continue to dominate the kids' meal offerings, according to a report to by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The report... Read more →


Food, midlife challenges, income tax lessons, and rejuvenation are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

John Agno of So Baby Boomer is this week’s host for the Best of Boomer Blogs #303. 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 April showers hit many parts of the country, baby... Read more →


Rich Products expands recall to all products made at its Waycross, Ga. plant

Rich Products Corp., which recalled some of its Farm Rich and Market Day products last week, is expanding its recall to include all products produced at its Waycross, Ga., plant with “Best By” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014 due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli... Read more →


Think nutritious, organic, locally grown food on World Health Day

Today is World Health Day Its focus is on high blood pressure, one of the many chronic diseases that is increasingly common around the world. One-third of adults worldwide have high blood pressure, and one in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes, reports the World Health Organization. In the United States,... Read more →