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September 2017

How baby boomers meet the challenges of daily life

As more and more baby boomers move into their 60s, they’re giving lots of thought to where they find themselves in today’s challenging times. Some are playing computer games to improve their brain health. Others are gardening to grow organic food to improve their health, working on their health issues,... Read more →

Room Essentials 4-drawer dressers recalled by Target due tip-over and entrapment hazards

Target is recalling about 175,000 Room Essentials 4-drawer dressers in the United Stated and about 3,000 units in Canada. The dressers are unstable if they’re not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The firm has received 12... Read more →

Unregulated carcinogen found in tap water and consumer products throughout the nation, study shows

An unregulated cancer-causing industrial solvent, which is also hidden in cosmetics and household cleaners, was found in samples from tap water supplies for nearly 90 million Americans in 45 states, according to test data from local utilities analyzed by the Environmental Working Group The tests showed that more than 7... Read more →

Mold content will be more prominent on Quron meat substitutes

The maker of controversial fake meats made of vat-grown fungus will make several modifications to its labels, including a prominent disclosure that the principal ingredient in the products, mycoprotein, is processed mold. Quorn’s mold is combined with other ingredients to make artificial “chick’n” or “turk’y” “cutlets” or “roasts,” as well... Read more →

Ultra-rich, dark money groups fund U.S. Chamber of Commerce, report shows

Photo: like a lollipop An analysis of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s funding sources helps explain why it’s pushing for tax code changes to benefit the ultra-rich and big corporations, a Public Citizen report shows. Public Citizen’s U.S. Chamber Watch project looked at the public disclosures made by Standard &... Read more →

Be careful when making donations after hurricanes Irma and Harvey

If you’re consider helping survivors of recent hurricanes, do research before you make a contribution. Reports following Hurricane Harvey indicate some scammers are using links to fake charities as a phishing attempt to steal personal information, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. Scammers have already attempted to set up... Read more →

Baby boomers ponder the change of the seasons and life

As fall approaches, the thing that’s the most unusual for me is I’m spending a lot of time gathering, cooking, and processing produce from my garden. While that’s generally a good thing, I had a lot of trouble making tomato sauce. Starting at 11 p.m. didn’t help matters. See my... Read more →