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Webcam owners: Change default logins so hackers can’t spy on you and take over your camera

Do you have an unsecured wireless network or “IP” camera that sends out live feeds? These cameras – which millions of Americans use to remotely monitor their homes, offices, businesses, pets, and loved ones – are often shipped to consumers with default user names and passwords that are publicly available.... Read more →


Today’s consumer tip: How to cut your kitchen counter clutter

When my daughter came to visit and we were getting ready for a party, she moved my bread maker and Vita Mix out of the kitchen. She said we needed more counter space for party preparation. That’s one of the tips from Consumer Reports on decluttering your counter. Only put... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers focus on issues that hit close to home

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #366. Sightings writes about post he did last year focusing on a book, “Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style” by Rachel Adelson. Some of the benefits of staying in your... Read more →


Four tips for choosing the right nursing home

By Jay Deratany, Founder of Deratany Law Firm and Writer Finding the right place for you or a family member to spend the golden years can be a challenging task. It’s unfortunate that not all homes are created equal, and there are some that can actually put residents at risk.... Read more →


Baby boomers, seniors want to age in place, but study shows they’re not taking steps to remain independent as they age

Most people want to live in their own homes as they get older, but most don’t plan to take the necessary steps to ensure they can maintain their desired lifestyle. While 96 percent of respondents in a survey say it’s important to be as independent as possible as they get... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers take a look at 2014

I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #339. This week, baby boomer bloggers are writing about the New Year. Make a resolution Amy Blitchok, who writes the Modern Senior, suggests you take a look her article for a perspective on New Year’s resolutions and what might be... Read more →


Top 10 tips for consumers in 2014

The beginning of a new year is a good time for consumers to look at where they’ve been in the past year and what they’d like to change. Tomorrow will be 2014, a new year that will be unfolding in front of us. Here are some things to look at... Read more →


New York hospitals, health providers required to offer tests to baby boomers for hepatitis C

A new law was signed Wednesday that will better protect New Yorker baby boomer from hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965 "Hepatitis C is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that disproportionately affects the... Read more →


The empty nest, parenting, visioning, health, and aging are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #329. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. This week, boomer bloggers are offering a sprinkling of advice,... Read more →