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February 2020

What you need to do to get ready for a possible COVID-19 outbreak in your community

It was helpful Tuesday when a federal official advised Americans to prepare for a possible coronavirus outbreak where they live. Cities and towns should plan for “social distancing measures,” such as dividing school classes into smaller groups of students or closing schools. Read more →


Baby boomers write about family issues, finances, and candy

Last week, I spend days looking through my photo collections for photos for a funeral. It was a huge, huge trip down memory lane. Marriages, kids, divorces, travel, deaths, and more. I feel like I’ve been through an emotional wringer. Read more →


An accessory incline sleeper included with baby beds is being recalled by Kolcraft due to the risk of suffocation

Kolcraft is recalling about 51,000 inclined sleeper accessories included with its cuddle ‘n care 2-in-1 bassinet and preferred position 2-in-1 bassinet. Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers’ products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances. Read more →


Education Department rule that fails to protect students from fraud challenged by lawsuit

A low-income advocacy group filed a lawsuit Wednesday to invalidate the U.S. Department of Education’s new borrower defense rules, which dump protections from predatory schools and impose standards and hurdles for defrauded students seeking to cancel loans. Read more →