What you may have missed this week
Four days after Viola Drath was found unresponsive in her Washington, D.C., home, her husband, Albrecht Gero Muth, was arrested and charged with her murder. The story reads, unfortunately, like many other homicide cases across the country - except this one has an interesting angle: Drath was 91 and Muth is 47. As in many other cases of elder abuse, Drath was a person of means who allegedly was taken advantage of by a loved one. Was Viola Drath the victim of elder abuse?
On medication and traveling this summer? From Candy Sagon: Tips for traveling with your medications.
Still worried about the market and your retirement? Seven things to do when the stock market slumps. Hint: Stay positive. ... Builders Cite Rise in 'Mother-in-Law Suites' ... Warren Buffett's op-ed piece in the New York Times sparked a fury on the Internet yesterday. If you missed it, here's the takeaway in his own words: "My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It's time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice." What do you think?
... Seniors in the City. For many Manhattanites, if they can't do it on the island, it's not happening. And that's even more true for a certain segment of New York's population: Seniors. People over 75 make up about 6.2 percent of Manhattan's population and it's going to grow. The reasons are myriad, but whatever the appeal, New York does it well.
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