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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.