From news you can use to finds you might love, click through our picks from the week online.
Tweeted last week on the Neighborhood Slice Twitter feed (“Stories about your neighborhood from the people who have been there the longest”) was a link to the latest video from this regular program on NYC.gov/life. Click here to see more Neighborhood Slice videos and below, watch Jean Wnuk, veteran pattern maker, talk about her 60 years in the Garment District and why she still works.
Researchers at Cambridge University in England have discovered a molecule that halts the development of the disease at a critical stage, possibly opening the door to an eventual cure. “Not only is it the first time that experts have identified a means of breaking the cycle leading to the development of Alzheimer’s,” London’s Daily Telegraph reports, ” but they believe the technique could be used to identify other molecules as future treatments to curb the growth of the condition.” Read more here. In other news, a simple skin test may hasten diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – read about that here.
Housesharing for seniors
It’s not just for students: housesharing is trending among older Americans who hope to trim costs and avoid loneliness. Next Avenue looked at some do’s and dont’s of finding the right housemate and talked to Josephine Withers and Suzanne Green, who met at a Meetup and decided to try living together. Read more here.
Dirty Tax Scams
It’s tax season – and that means tax scam season. The IRS has summarized the “Dirty Dozen” scams – including fake phone calls, identity theft and fake charities – and released this video about phishing. Click here to read about all 12 types of IRS scam.
Don McEvoy remembers Selma
Pastor Don McEvoy worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Civil Rights Movement. Last week, this video of McEvoy talking about King and the state of civil rights in the U.S. today was published to YouTube.