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Over 60 generation loving self checkout! Who knew?

How many of you have suffered – literally suffered – from standing in long checkout lines at Shaw’s or other supermarkets.  Your children are cranky, your back hurts, your patience is at its breaking point – yet you wait and wait and wait. Your stress level is causing your face to redden and develop a …

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Technology for the elderly and caregivers. Who Knew?

Technology has finally concentrated on the elderly – Thank God!  As a caregiver to both parents for over 20 years – manually checking blood pressure, lungs, heart rate, respiration, and blood sugars was exhausting for my parents and myself.  Congestive Heart Failure is a monitoring nightmare for the caregiver. Observing changes in walking and balance …

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Who Knew? What do Knitting and Computers/Digital Technology have in Common?

Both have a positive association on cognitive abilities such as executive function, short term memory, reasoning, global cognitive function, processing speed and recall. In older adults these skills can stimulate several cognitive abilities, brain plasticity and  possibly reduce MCI (mild cognitive impairment).   Knitting can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels …

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The new age of trust: Is it tech-enabled?

I grew up a bit in a fear of theft and crime, even though I was in a nice upper-class suburban ‘hood. I think (checking) the world different is today. We *might* have more trust than before. And why? Technology. Like many new-age-work-reformers, our life is the road. Yes, work-from-home (WFH) really means: work “wherever” …

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The TRANSPARENT beauty of technology (and, Boston Pops!)

We recently attended the Boston Pops Holiday concert; short: It was AMAZING (and always is!!!).   You simply sit there in the beauty of the theatre, the magic of the perfect music, and the wonder of a detailed theatrical experience.  And maybe, for a moment, you’re not thinking about technology (maybe). But in a very good …

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Productivity? Distractions? Who Knew?

More and more experts are telling us that interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate.  Can you imagine a world without smartphones and other devices that make us accessible and distracted and interrupted every second of the day.  This fragmentation of our time and lack of concentration has become the new normal. When …

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