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June 2013

Beach pollution report: What are America’s best and worst beaches?

America’s beaches had more than 20,000 closing and advisory days for the third consecutive year because of polluted water or threatened contamination, according to the 23rd annual beachwater quality report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. More than 80 percent of the closings and advisories were issued because testing revealed... Read more →


How baby boomers can improve their lives, health, and understanding of the workplace are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #314. As summer begins and we enjoy the super moon, baby boomers are writing about a wide variety of topics that impact the lives of boomers. Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty writes about an issue I’ve been concerned about... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Kichler Lighting chandeliers due to injury hazard

Kichler Lighting is recalling about 48,900 Aztec light chandeliers. The chandelier’s fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use causing the chandelier to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Kichler Lighting has received six... Read more →


Confused about recent press reports on salt? It’s still important to cut consumption

Recently, I was confused when I heard on the news that you don’t need to worry about how much salt you consume. It looks like some of the press got it wrong The president of the Institute of Medicine said that "some press coverage misstated" the conclusions of the organization's... Read more →


Aging, Medicare, overdraft fees, and career changes 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 #313. 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 the summer solstice approaches on Friday, baby... Read more →


Recall of the Week: General Motors expands SUV recall due to fire hazard

General Motors is recalling more than 193,000 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles. Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board, GM said.... Read more →


The best gifts for Father’s Day may not be found at the store

Do you want to make Father’s Day extra special? Instead of cards, a gift card, or dinner out, how about something remarkable and differen Paula Pugh, author of the book “Celebrating Beginnings and Endings,” has spent years studying and capturing life’s most meaningful moments. Her book describes more than 100... Read more →