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August 2013

This week, boomer bloggers are writing about life’s challenges, parenting, prosperity, and beauty

Karen Austin of The Generation Above Me is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #321. 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 we rush to enjoy the last bits of... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Big Lots tabletop torches due to fire and burn hazards

Big Lots is recalling about 30,000 tabletop torches due to fire and burn hazards. After the glass citronella tabletop torches are lit, they can flare up and emit burning lamp oil onto consumers and property, posing fire and burn hazards, Big Lots and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.... Read more →


Longevity, food, money, aging, and Gen Y employees are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

John Agno of So Baby Boomer is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #320. 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 many people are enjoying summer activities with family and... Read more →


Buy some locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

It’s National Farmers Market Week. The number of farmers markets across the United States is increasing with 8,144 farmers markets now listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. "Farmers markets are an important public face for agriculture and a critical... Read more →


Consumer product safety improvement law: Five breakthroughs in five years

It’s the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The law includes strong product safety reforms that strengthened the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In the five years since the CPSIA was passed, five significant safety breakthroughs have occurred: The SaferProducts.gov database. Third-party premarket testing... Read more →


Warning: Beware of over-the-counter bladder medication, consumer group advises

Headlines and newscasters emphasize murders and tragedies in grizzly “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” coverage. Important consumer stories, such as this one warning about a bladder medication that will soon be available on drugstore and supermarket shelves, go unnoticed. When a new over-the-counter version of a drug for overactive bladder becomes available without a... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Ground beef sold by National Beef Packing due to E. coli contamination

National Beef Packing Co. is recalling about 50,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The following products are being recalled: 10 lb. tube of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product... Read more →