BA50 Looks at the News

The Decline of Domestic Help

“The absence of maids—exploited, largely invisible workers who decades ago made keeping a house in order look much easier—is one of the biggest reasons today’s middle-class families feel stretched for time.” From The Atlantic: The Decline of Domestic Help

What Comes After the Heimlich Maneuver?

“What people rarely hear about are the many instances in which the Heimlich fails to dislodge an object that obstructs a person’s breathing. Too often when this happens, the victim dies. Would-be rescuers may wonder if they did the Heimlich incorrectly or perhaps were not strong enough for it to work.”   From the New…

Why Your Skin Care May Be Aging You

“Active ingredients like retinoids, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid can cause sun sensitivity, making your skin more vulnerable to the sun’s rays and more prone to sun damage (read: wrinkles and dark spots in your future).”   From Why Your Skin Care May Be Aging You