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February 2018

Baby boomers making a difference

This week, baby boomer bloggers write about making things better whether it’s your health, your point of view, or what’s happening in the world. Topics include illness and friendships, why it’s important to adhere to medication protocols, why you should never stop dancing over age 60, how to conquer fear,... Read more →


Yamaha is recalling golf cars and personal transportation vehicles due to crash hazard

Yamaha is recalling about 161,000 golf cars and personal transportation vehicles. The brake cables on the golf cars and PTVs can fail, posing a crash hazard. The firm has received 285 reports of brake cables failing. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves the following model year 2015 through... Read more →


States reach agreement with Takata on defective airbags

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia announced a settlement Thursday with TK Holdings Inc. over allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to its airbag systems installed in millions of vehicles. The company, the U.S. subsidiary of Takata, filed for bankruptcy in June 2017, and its reorganization plan... Read more →


States sue to block rollback of net neutrality

Twenty-three attorneys general filed a petition Thursday in federal court to begin their lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of net neutrality. The FCC published the final rule rolling back net neutrality in Thursday’s Federal Register “Today, the FCC made official its illegal rollback of net neutrality – and,... Read more →


State officials to feds: Don’t let agency that approved predatory, failing for-profit schools give accreditations again

Twenty attorneys general are asking the U.S. Department of Education to reject the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’ application to get back its status as a nationally recognized accreditor. They cite the accreditor’s “extreme and far-reaching oversight failures” and the serious harm it caused students and taxpayers across... Read more →


As the world keeps spinning, boomer bloggers keep writing about it

It’s been a painful week as yet another school shooting takes the lives of kids and teachers. It’s on the minds of two of our boomer bloggers as they write about joining organizations working for gun control and signing up to run against lawmakers who are getting contributions from the... Read more →


On Presidents’ Day, take a look at how you can make our democracy work better

While Presidents’ Day, which is actually George Washington’s birthday, is usually an appreciated day off for many, it’s also a good time to take a look at our democracy and see what you can do to make it work better. With 17 people being killed in a Parkland, Florida, high... Read more →


Canned dog food made by J.M. Smucker may be contaminated with barbiturate

Some canned dog food products made by The J.M. Smucker Co. may be contaminated with the barbiturate pentobarbital, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation. After learning about positive pentobarbital results in some cans of Gravy Train dog food, J.M. Smucker withdrew some canned dog food products from... Read more →