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May 2016

Baby boomer bloggers remember the past and give positive suggestions for the future

I'm the host for this week's Best of Boomer Blogs #452. As I’m writing articles for the Memorial Day holiday, I’m thinking about my uncle, Frank Gilliam, who died in World War II. I’m also remembering my mom, Ruth Slingsby, who died in 2005, and my dad, Minor Slingsby, who... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Mayborn USA Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups due to risk of mold exposure

Mayborn USA is recalling about 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups in the United States and 227,000 in Canada. Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and company... Read more →

Federal study links cell phone radiation to brain cancer

As public interest groups have been raising concerns about for years, the radiation emitted from wireless devices could cause brain cancer, according to a study from the National Toxicology Program. The study appears to confirm human evidence used by the World Health Organization to determine that cell phone radiation is... Read more →

Facts and figures for Memorial Day 2016

In addition to honoring Americans who have died in wars, Memorial Day is a day to gather with family and friends to enjoy summertime fun. For details on what Americans are up to on Memorial Day, WalletHub offers a “2016 Memorial Day By The Numbers Report.” Highlights of the report... Read more →

Memorial Day travel up, with many travelers headed to warm weather, historic spots

More than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. It’s the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005, according to AAA. With the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel compared to last year. Nearly 34... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers write about setting priorities

Tom Sightings of Sightings From Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #451. The theme for boomer blogging this week seems to center on how to spend your time in retirement, how to focus your energies, and how to prioritize your activities, Sightings says. More specifically,... Read more →

Pesticides on produce: On EWG’s Dirty Dozen list, strawberries are No. 1, while apples drop to second

Conventional strawberries top the Dirty Dozen list of the Environmental Working Groups 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, displacing apples, which headed the list the last five years. Nearly all strawberry samples – 98 percent – tested by federal officials had detectable pesticide residues. Forty percent had residues of... Read more →

Coal company CEOs run companies into the ground while being paid huge bonuses, report shows

As America’s largest coal producers were driving their coal companies into the ground through bad investments and overproduction, their CEOs pocketed huge bonuses while laying off hundreds of workers, according to a Public Citizen report. Bonuses and money spent on bankruptcy lawyers by the four companies – Alpha Natural Resources,... Read more →