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.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2427)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2008)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology
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Top five apps for travelin' light

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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5736)/Comments (-)/

Fruit loop throwdown

Getting juiced up to eat healthier with a little friendly competition

When did the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables ratchet up to 7-9?  A little team rivalry through BJC HealthCare's latest "Help for your health" could be just the motivation to change my ways.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5043)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Too old for Twitter? You bet your magic beans you're not

Social media an important tool for seniors

I had a lovely surprise this weekend at the movie theater when the preview trailer for "Draft Day" played. See for yourself in this 10 second clip with Kevin Costner and Ellen Burstyn . . .
Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Amy/Number of views (3725)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Five questions to help you find your next volunteer role

April is National Volunteer Month, the perfect time to find just the right role to change your life as well as the lives of those you touch. Here’s a quick quiz to find a rewarding role that works for you.
Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (3299)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

Quit the sit

Moving is important!

Have you heard the new phrase “quit the sit” or “sitting is the new smoking”? Well, this is big news. The chair is linked to rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases.Here's why you need to keep moving!
Friday, April 04, 2014/Author: Shelby/Number of views (3182)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Passwords: a love-hate relationship

We hate incomprehensible passwords, but we love the protection a good password provides

Good passwords are an inconvenience and we hate having to have a different password for each of our accounts. There, that’s out of the way. It’s the price we pay for living in an online world. So if you love peace of mind, here are some good tips for staying ahead of the hackers.
Friday, April 04, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2552)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Teaching Siri how to pronounce difficult names

Have an odd name like me? Here's how to teach Siri to recognize and pronounce it correctly

Siri is awesome but she can really Travoltify names at times. This can lead to a frustrating experience when you want to use voice commands, and the occasional panicky hang-up when Siri dials the wrong number. Fear not, it’s actually really easy to teach Siri how to recognize the name you are speaking, and say it back to you surprisingly well. There are two ways to go about it. I’m going to show you both.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2934)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Microsoft Office 365 subscription on sale at Amazon

One-year subscription 33% off, good for up to five devices

If you have been waiting to try an Office 365 subscription, now might be a good time to jump in. Amazon is offering a Home Premium one-year subscription at a 33% discount. That subscription is good for installation on up to five devices, including the just-released Office Web App version for iPad.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2086)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology
Travelin' Light

Travelin' Light

Keeping the wheel side down

“We can go to paradise – maybe once, maybe twice
Travelin' light is the only way to fly”
With homage to J. J. Cale, here’s the first entry in a series on bicycle touring and the training, technology and gear to get ready for an adventure.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5319)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthBicycling
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