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Has life really changed that much over the decades?

It’s a question Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting ponders as she and her husband traveled almost 600 miles – 300 miles in each direction – to a wedding in the mountains of Virginia. They used a paper map to avoid highways around Baltimore and Washington, finding an alternative... Read more →

Eckrich recalling more than 90,000 pounds of breakfast sausages due to metal pieces

Armour Eckrich Meats is recalling about 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday. The fully cooked pork, turkey, and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from April 26 through... Read more →

Memorial Day: More people traveling this year, and trips to Europe up

About 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend, AAA projects. That’s 1 million more travelers than last year, making it the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. How they’re traveling 34.6 million Americans, 88.1 percent of travelers, will drive to... Read more →

Sales abound on Memorial Day

Although summer officially begins June 21, for many the season really starts during the Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day sales provide an opportunity to get some good deals. But buyer beware, this isn’t the time to buy summer items. offers these tips for getting bargains at the Memorial Day... Read more →

One glass of alcohol a day increases breast cancer risk, report shows, but role of chemicals is overlooked

Drinking one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, according to a report by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. The report also showed, for the first time, that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling decreases... Read more →

What makes you feel trapped?

Photo: Capt. Phœbus Older adults can feel trapped by rising medical costs, when they’re suffering from a serious disease such as cancer, when they get stuck in traffic repeatedly, and when they’re living in the wrong place. These are the topics our baby boomer bloggers are reporting on this week.... Read more →

Arçelik electric ranges being recalled following plumber’s death

Arçelik A.S. is recalling of about 6,300 Blomberg and Summit electric ranges. The electric ranges can become energized because a screw wasn’t installed to secure the grounding strap during manufacturing, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards. In August 2016, a 52-year-old plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died from electrocution when... Read more →

Prescription drug prices climbing and some not able to fill prescriptions, survey shows

Twenty-five percent of Americans who regularly take a prescription drug say they now pay more out of pocket than they did 12 months ago for at least one of those medications, according to a survey by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs. Some of the price increases are substantial. Twenty-four percent... Read more →