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March 2016

Last two fake charities in largest charity scam ordered to pay $75.8 million and shut down

Last May, a lawsuit was filed against four sham charities by the Federal Trade Commission, along with all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Children’s Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society agreed to shut down, but Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services refused –... Read more →


March is Women’s History Month

The beginnings of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, and, in 1981 Congress established National Women’s History Week to be observed the second week of... Read more →


If you’re 50 or older, get screened for colon cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In the United States, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Many colon cancers can be prevented with regular testing. So, during March, learn the facts about colon cancer and get tested. It could save your... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers write about spring rituals

Laura Lee Carter of the Adventures of the New, Old Farts is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #443. Carter writes about how spring inspires her every year, even though it just snowed in Colorado where she lives. Other boomer blogger spring rituals include: preparing income taxes,... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Specialized Bicycle Components headlights and taillights due to fire and burn hazards

Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling about 110,000 Specialized Flux and Stix Sport and Comp model bicycle headlights and taillights. The company has received four reports of the Flux headlights or taillights overheating and two reports of Stix headlights expanding and bursting. No injuries have been reported, the company and U.S.... Read more →


Top 10 places to travel for Easter celebrations 2016

If you’re in the mood for a trip, where is the best place to celebrate Easter during your spring break? WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities based on 13 items that would make a memorable Easter celebration. It ranked factors such as “average price of eggs” to “number of egg-hunt... Read more →