Here’s the scoop on what BA50’s editors read and were inspired by in the news last week.
Love and Burnout: Caregivers Too Need Care
Taking over as caregiver for a loved one can take its toll on the caregiver, leaving them with physical and mental issues, sometimes long after their loved one is gone. Organizations are finally realizing that these people need help and are trying to make that help more readily available.
Middle-Aged Parents Are Now More Likely to Smoke Weed Than Their Teenaged Kids
While those who are against legalizing marijuana frequently raise the question of what effects it has on children, there are those who should be wondering about the effects it has on older folks, since their numbers are going “higher” and “higher.”
FDA Bans the Sale of Many Antibacterial Soaps, Saying Risks Outweigh Benefits
“The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of soaps containing certain antibacterial chemicals on Friday, saying industry had failed to prove they were safe to use over the long term or more effective than using ordinary soap and water.”
Tim Gunn: Designers Refuse to Make Clothes to Fit American Women. It’s a Disgrace
Tim Gunn of Project Runway fame has lots to say about clothing manufacturers: “I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women.”