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The Garden Grazers, Fruit Loops & Freggies

Nope, it's not a new musical group

A friendly little eating competition, "Help for Your Health: Fruits and Vegetables Challenge" has sparked a dialogue and prompted everyone to think about their diet. I was surprised that such a simple competition could teach us so much about fruits and vegetables, while encouraging our co-workers too. It was also surprising to learn how much we didn't know.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (1050)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health
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Huge security flaw found in Internet Explorer

Newly discovered vulnerability could allow hackers complete access to your PC

Microsoft revealed the existence of a major security vulnerability in in Internet Explorer over the weekend. This is of special concern to users that still haven’t upgraded from Windows XP, as there will be no patch forthcoming.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1080)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Easy to remember, hard to crack

Here's another way to create a secure password that might not drive you insane

Incomprehensible passwords with numbers, capital letters, and characters like the asterisk are secure but maddening to remember. They are also time consuming to type on mobile devices. But security specialists are promoting another type of password option that might be a little bit more to your liking – long and readable. They just can’t make sense.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1048)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Why getting a good night's sleep is good for your brain

Wellness with Cindy

Will a good night’s sleep make you smarter? During waking hours the brain is absorbing new information. In order to add the freshly acquired information to the long-term memory banks in the brain, the body needs to sleep.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1077)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Skype group calling is now free for everyone

Former premium feature is now available at no cost to all Skype users

You can call a group of up to 25 of your closest friends and colleagues for a video chat absolutely free now in Skype.
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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1220)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Older internet users suffer less depression

New evidence supports technology training approach

Michigan State University's Shelia Cotten finds computer use among retirees reduces the risk of depression by more than 30%--using a model similar to OASIS Connections.
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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (1460)/Comments (-)/

Facebook axes chat and texting functions from mobile app

Mobile users will have to install stand-alone Messenger app to chat with friends

Facebook mobile users are in for a surprise. Messenger is gone! Facebook has removed the popular texting function from the mobile app and replaced it with the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app. Don't despair, the new app is easy to install and use.
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Friday, April 25, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1691)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Heartbleed averted

OASIS not vulnerable, member records safe

OASIS summer classes start soon and class registration is just around the corner. By now you’ve most likely heard of the new online security bug called “Heartbleed.” Whether you register in person or do so online, you can rest assured that your information is safe with OASIS, as we were not impacted by this bug.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Author: Ron Wisdom/Number of views (1375)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Super Simple Pizza Soup

Wellness with Cindy

Vegetables have never ranked in my top ten favorite foods. Snacking on a sliced green pepper with ranch dip is as close as I had ever been to my daily servings of veggies. Family health issues changed all that. The change started with learning how to improve our diet. So began the process of discovering how to create a delicious meal filled with vegetables ... like Super Simple Pizza Soup!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1747)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Facebook annoyances: auto-play video

Don’t like the videos that Facebook automatically plays in your news feed? Here’s how to turn them off.

Facebook recently updated the news feed to include videos that play automatically. If you aren't a fan, or are concerned with videos eating up too much of your data plan, then here is how to turn them off.
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Monday, April 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1415)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

The case for lifelong learning

... as if there needs to be one

Lifelong learning has been a regular part of my vocabulary for a long time. In reality, it starts from the time we enter the world, evolving as we grow. From learning how to feed ourselves, to how to read, to how to drive ... well, you get the picture. What are you doing to learn now?
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Friday, April 18, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (1457)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

Google's new one click picture-friendly email

No more hunting for photos, Gmail users now have instant access to their Google+ gallery

Here’s another reason to use Auto Backup for the pictures you take with your cell phone (Android or IOS.) Google has added a new insert button that instantly accesses all of your photos from within the Gmail window.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (909)/Comments (-)/
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Top five apps for travelin' light

Being prepared without dragging along the library

I try to be ready for anything on the road, a tendency that was burned in during my scout leader years of "Being Prepared." Smartphones make it easy to bring along maps, itineraries, tour guides and resources – so all the information you need is in your hip pocket.
Here are my favorites, in Part Two of the "Travelin' Light" series.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (1689)/Comments (-)/

How do you decide to support a non-profit?

OASIS volunteer Tamara Rhomberg discusses what matters

Mail just isn’t what it used to be. Remember the days when people actually sent letters to each other? Now the mailbox is filled with junk mail and bills. Just in the past week, I’ve received dozens of letters from nonprofits. Each is worthy of support and I want to contribute and often do what I can. But how do you decide which organizations to commit to?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1333)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Philanthropy

Celebrating the connections our volunteers make

Happy National Volunteer Month!

This National Volunteer Month we express our gratitude for the astounding work done by volunteers to help people 50+ across the country adopt new technology!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (1423)/Comments (-)/
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