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Microsoft reveals the next OS--Windows 10

The curtain was partially peeled back today for a glimpse of the future of Windows. The name was a surprise, what else did we learn?

Microsoft gave everyone a peek, and a time table of sorts, to the new Windows OS today. According to various rumors, the new edition was to be called Windows 9, or Threshold, or just plain Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone and christened it Windows 10, emphasising that this is not just an upgrade, but a whole new way of doing business.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (23)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

iOS 8 adoption rate nearing 50% only 5 days after release

Apple developer website shows Apple users jumping on quickly

Adoption of iOS 8 reached nearly 50% 5 days after release according to Apple's App Store measurments. 
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Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (99)/Comments (-)/
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Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

It's never too early or too late to choose healthy living

Adults 50+ have many competing interests and demands on their time. Many are seeking volunteer opportunities that are the right fit, and they’re taking steps to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Is it possible to do both? All at once? The answer is YES.
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Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (157)/Comments (-)/
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iPhone 6 or Bendgate - Which is flimsier?

iPhone 6 or Bendgate - Which is flimsier?

There’s a lot of hype about the iPhone 6 Plus bending easily, but don’t take it too seriously. Just don’t sit on it.

Bendgate, the reported tendency of the new iPhone 6 to flex and bend, has gone viral. But today's mobile phones have always been subject to bending and the iPhone 6 is no exception. In fact, SquareTrade, the company that insures mobile phones, says the iPhone 6 is the toughest model they've ever tested. Get some perspective and watch the video here.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (153)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2
Bread baked the old-fashioned way is worth the wait

Bread baked the old-fashioned way is worth the wait

Wellness with Cindy

Who doesn't like fresh baked bread? Whether baked from scratch or crafted with a little help from the store, nothing brings people around the kitchen better than a loaf of hot bread.
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Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (10)/Comments (-)/
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This fall control your risk for a fall

This fall control your risk for a fall

Falling is not an invevitable part of aging

Falling happens to people of all ages. There are easy ways to reduce your chances for a fall that will slow you down.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Sarah Lovegreen/Number of views (650)/Comments (-)/
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Tutoring is time and energy well spent

Tutoring is time and energy well spent

Janet Westbrook finds joy in helping children improve reading skills and confidence.

Volunteering with the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program is great way to reach a child who needs a boost and a friend.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (217)/Comments (-)/
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2500 tutors for 25 years of tutoring

2500 tutors for 25 years of tutoring

St Louis OASIS works to provide additional support to kids throughout the region for 2014-15 school year

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary of OASIS Tutoring in the St. Louis region, we're working to hit a milestone goal. We are looking to sign up 2,500 tutors by September 30 to work in St. Louis area schools as part of our OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program.

Our tutors truly make a difference. The US Department of Education stated that one-on-one tutoring is
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014/Author: Danni Eickenhorst/Number of views (531)/Comments (-)/
Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Tutor Mary Jo Summers wanted her company to know more about OASIS.

OASIS volunteer Mary Jo Summers loves her work with the Intergenerational Tutoring program so much that she thought her employer needed to know more. Her instincts were spot on.
 
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Monday, September 15, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (262)/Comments (-)/
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Older adults are prime targets for fraud and scams

Be on the lookout for people trying to take advantage

Older adults can be easy targets for scam artists. The best way to fend off fraud is to recognize it and help others do the same.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Anne Heinrich/Number of views (251)/Comments (-)/
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Life can be a dance - but what if I don't know the steps?

Life can be a dance - but what if I don't know the steps?

Learning to dance at 40.

Learning something new is tricky, especially if you have an audience. Sometimes, the only way to know if you can dance is to get out there on that stage.
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014/Author: Niki Newcomb/Number of views (196)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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A tight fit leads to new lease on life and health

Wellness with Cindy

Shopping for new clothes can be fun, but when you are struggling with weight gain, the experience is really depressing. The best way to change what we see in that three-way mirror is to start making healthy choices.
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Monday, September 08, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (188)/Comments (-)/
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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and (maybe) a whole lot more Tuesday

Will we see the debut of the iWatch, iOS 8, maybe even a new iPad?

 If you’re an Apple fan then Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10am PDT is circled in red on your calendar and your reminders are set. Apple will be live streaming a huge event to announce the new iPhone 6 and, as their media invite said, they do wish they could say more.
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Sunday, September 07, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (296)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Grandparents: what's really in a name?

Grandparents are often looking for names other than grandma and grandpa

Not everyone is comfortable with being called "Grandma" or "Grandpa." For those who want something else, there are countless alternative names from which to choose. 
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Friday, September 05, 2014/Author: Anne Heinrich/Number of views (340)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Grandparents

Corn, nutritious corn ... what's your favorite way to eat it?

Wellness with Cindy

“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine”, Anne Bronte, British novelist/poet (1820-1849). From the early appearance of the plants in the spring, to the golden stalks of fall, corn has captured the taste buds of the world. Here's a recipe for Chowder Ranchero, created by my husband Tom.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (287)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health
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