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Is 70 Really the New 60?

Scientific American - People are aging better but not across the board. Education makes a dramatic difference
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:39 - #newstidbits

The "Three Times Rule" for Starting Difficult Conversations

Life - Psychology Today - The "three times rule" is an easy to employ strategy for starting difficult conversations in a productive way.
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:34 - #newstidbits

6 Things Professional Plumbers Never Do in Their Own Homes

Life - Reader's Digest - Pro plumbers share their secrets
Plumbing is something we often take for granted, but without it we wouldn't have warm showers, toilets that flush or the means to pressure wash the driveway. Not only that, a working plumbing system...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:33 - #newstidbits

How to Watch the Last New Episodes of 'Jeopardy!' Hosted by Alex Trebek

Life - Lifehacker - Though long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on November 8, 2020, fans of the gameshow have still been able to catch his familiar face on TV. Given how far in advance the show is taped, the episodes from the past two months have almost...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:32 - #newstidbits

Seven Surprising Ways Brain Asymmetries Affect Your Daily Life

Life - Psychology Today - Everyone knows whether they are left-handed or right-handed. But preferences for one side affect our lives in many more ways than just in which hand we hold a pen.
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:31 - #newstidbits

Six Ways to 'Reboot Your Brain' After a Hard Year of COVID-19

Life - Neuroscience News - Neuroscientists present six scientifically proven ways to help improve brain and mental health.
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:30 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

The Loneliness Remedy

Life - Psychology Today - In one of the loneliest of years, we need to explore loneliness
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:29 - #newstidbits

6 Categories of Resolutions For a Happier Life

Life - Psychology Today - Most New Year's goals fall into one of six categories, and you should consider all of them, even if you decide not to make resolutions for each category.
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:28 - #newstidbits

Johns Hopkins reveals the earliest signs you have a coronavirus infection

Tech - BGR - The coronavirus is still surging across the U.S. Experts warn that January could might the worst month of the entire pandemic.
Some of the earliest signs of a coronavirus infection include fatigue, headache, sore throat, fever, and the loss of taste...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:27 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Dr. Fauci finally said it - COVID vaccines might be mandatory for some people

Tech - BGR - White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks there are some specific circumstances in which certain people will be required to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Dr. Fauci said in a new interview that he wouldn't be surprised to see schools, as...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:26 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

3 surprising drugs being repurposed to fight COVID-19

Tech - Mashable - It's been a year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Wuhan, China, and in that time, we've gone from not even having a name for the disease to developing treatments and approving two vaccines for emergency use. Despite how far...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:22 - #coronavirus #tuberculosis #newstidbits

Tesla fell just short of delivering 500,000 vehicles in 2020

Tech - The Verge - Tesla fell just shy of hitting CEO Elon Musk's goal of delivering 500,000 vehicles in 2020, the company announced Saturday, having shipped 499,550 throughout the year - or 99.91 percent....
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:21 - #coronavirus #elonmusk #newstidbits

You need to read Dr. Fauci's incredible news about the UK coronavirus mutation

Tech - BGR - The UK coronavirus mutation is spreading faster than other variants and has reached several other countries, including America.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a discussion with California Governor Gavin Newsom that he was not surprised to hear the B.1.1.7...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:19 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Flat Earthers tried to sail to the edge of the world... and you can totally guess how it went

Tech - BGR - A pair of "Flat Earth" believers from Italy wanted to prove that our planet is actually a flat disk by sailing to what they believed to be the edge of the world.
The duo ultimately failed miserably, and while they had a targeted destination, they...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:18 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

If you quit eating red meat, you could reap these benefits

Tech - BGR - If you're looking to make your diet more healthy, there are lots of changes you could make, including cutting out red meat in favor of white meat.
Health Digest has put together a robust list of health benefits of ditching red meat.
It's important...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:17 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

FBI warns swatting attacks on owners of smart devices

Infosec - Security Affairs - The Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) is warning owners of smart home devices with voice and video capabilities of 'swatting' attacks.

The FBI has recently issued an alert to warn owners of smart home devices with voice and video...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:15 - #newstidbits

How to Sleep Better in 2021

U.S. News - If you're like most American adults, you're not getting enough sleep.This could be the year to change that,...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 22:13:21 - #newstidbits

U.S. Hits 20 Million Cases as COVID Variant Spreads

Life - WebMD - Along with the case county, more than 346,000 Americans have now died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That is 77% more fatalities than Brazil, which ranks second globally with 194,949 deaths.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 22:13:19 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Start the new year right by securing your account with Google's Safety Center

Tech - Chrome Unboxed - Google's expansive set of offerings can be a lot to manage, especially with how much more data we all created during the work from home phenomenon that the pandemic expedited. As we do our best to start 2021 off right, it can be great...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 22:13:17 - #phishing #chromebook #newstidbits

Preserve and protect

collectSPACE - U.S. companies and other entities working to fly to the moon with or for NASA are now legally prohibited from disturbing the Apollo lunar landing sites. The newly-enacted "One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act" is the first U.S. law directed...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:34:09 - #nasa #newstidbits

Heart failure in children: Another rare COVID-19 complication. Here's what to look for.

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Since the beginning of the pandemic, a small subset of kids infected with COVID-19 have developed heart failure. Doctors share symptoms to look for.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:34:04 - #coronavirus #heart #newstidbits

Aristotle on the Meaning of Life

Life - Psychology Today - The meaning of life is surprisingly simple.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:34:03 - #newstidbits

5 Unwelcome Financial Surprises to Watch Out for in 2021

Life - The Penny Hoarder - The last thing anyone wants to do right now is reflect on this year.
It was dreadful. Let's move on.
Before you do, though, it's a good idea to take stock of how your finances may have changed during the last 12 months and make any...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:34:02 - #retirement #newstidbits

5 Cool Colorado Classes to Take in 2021

Life - 5280 Magazine - No worries if you (purposely) missed the sourdough train. You've got a whole year ahead of you to learn something new.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:33:59 - #newstidbits

3 Ways Telemedicine is Expanding to Heal Whatever Ails You

Life - 5280 Magazine - The exam room of the future is Zoom (and the future, in Denver, is now).
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:13:05 - #newstidbits

3 Ingredients That Feed the Brain-Gut Connection

Life - 5280 Magazine - These truly smart foods might just give your gray matter a boost.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:13:04 - #newstidbits

What Does Awareness of Mortality Influence?

Life - Psychology Today - An insufficient amount of attention is being given to being authentic, genuine, and guided by intrinsically motivated passions. Here is a mantra for the upcoming year.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:34:41 - #newstidbits

Fabulous Fitness Gear for Motivating Your New Years Resolutions!

Life - Better After 50 - Happy New Year BA50s! With a new year comes a new opportunity to start fresh and set some motivating personal goals for the future months. Now that 2020 has finally come to a close and hope for normalcy is (fingers crossed) in the near...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:34:39 - #newstidbits

What to Pack For Your Next Ski Vacation Get Away

Life - Better After 50 - Ski season is in full swing and with the extra time off around the holidays, you may be tempted to plan your next weekend on the slopes! From special family traditions to spontaneous last minute trips, skiing is a fun and fabulous way...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:34:38 - #newstidbits

7 Steps to Tidying Your Digital Life

Life - The Wirecutter - We live our digital lives across a variety of apps, devices, and accounts. On each of those, a breadcrumb connects back to you. The more breadcrumbs you have out in the world, the easier it is to trace your activity, whether for advertising...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:34:37 - #newstidbits

21 Best Retirement Stocks for an Income-Rich 2021

Life - Kiplinger - The ideal retirement stocks will help investors generate a sizable and reliable income stream. These 21 dividend payers make the grade.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:34:36 - #retirement #newstidbits

If Retirement Planning Sounds Greek to You, You're on the Right Track

Life - Kiplinger - Applying three key tenets of Aristotle's teachings can help crystalize your personal and financial perspective in the age of COVID-19.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:34:35 - #retirement #coronavirus #newstidbits

COVID's Unsung Heroes

Life - Psychology Today - Thinking about and even thanking these everyday people will make you happier.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:13:07 - #newstidbits

Simple Things

Life - Psychology Today - During difficult times, the simplest things can bring the greatest comfort. Be mindful of the ordinary. It is often the most meaningful.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:13:06 - #newstidbits

Covid-19, Melatonin, and the New Year

Life - Psychology Today - Sleep is important for good health. Research has shown its importance in combatting infectious disease. Covid-19 affects sleep negatively and good sleep may help cope with it.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 19:13:04 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

The Science Behind Pandemic Fatigue

Life - Psychology Today - Have you experienced fatigue surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic? Research can help us understand why we may experience this.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:12 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

3 Pillars of Resilience

Life - Psychology Today - What do we need to get through troubled times?
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:11 - #newstidbits

What if 2020 is Only the Beginning?

Life - Psychology Today - No one knows what the New Year brings. Suspension of the catastrophic 'what ifs' goes a long way toward acceptance.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:10 - #newstidbits

A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids' Backyard

Life - Kiplinger - A tiny home in retirement could be a more-affordable way to downsize and still be close to family.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:09 - #retirement #newstidbits

6 Tips for When You Feel Like a Loser at Life

Life - Psychology Today - Tips for when you feel like you're making a mess of your life.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:08 - #newstidbits

How Our Brains Track Where We and Others Go

Life - Neuroscience News - Study reveals how our brains navigate physical spaces and how we are able to keep track of other people's locations.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:07 - #newstidbits

Dr. Fauci reveals what we should do about the new coronavirus mutation spreading in the US

Tech - BGR - An aggressive new coronavirus strain is already spreading across some U.S. states.
The new COVID-19 mutation is incredibly infectious but shouldn't pose any problems for coronavirus vaccines.
The best way to combat the new strain, according to Dr....
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:35:04 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Health experts think 2021 could feel a lot like 2020-with a few glimmers of hope

Media - Fast Company - After a blistering 2020, Americans are wondering what the new year will bring. For at least the first half of the year, experts say, it will be more of the same. Because vaccines may take a while to roll out to the general public, mask...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:13:20 - #coronavirus #retirement #newstidbits

How a tiny mutant worm is helping find a cure for a rare form of cancer

Media - The Next Web - When the Williamson family from Dundee lost their mother Sue to a rare cancer named phaeochromocytoma in 2003, they didn't realize that further devastation was to follow. Of her four children, twins Jennie and James discovered that they...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 17:13:19 - #cancer #newstidbits

Retire Better: Social Security and Medicare: Key things to know in 2021

MarketWatch.com - Top Stories - A big Medicare change could save retirees hundreds
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:20:10 - #retirement #newstidbits

Returning to Work

Life - CDC - Considerations for returning to work to make sure you protect yourself and other by practicing everyday preventive actions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:13:21 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Life - CDC - Five things that people need to know about COVID-19, including how to slow the spread, know their risk, protect themselves, what to do when sick, how to get testing, and what the symptoms are.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:13:14 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Loneliness: The Lesser Known Covid-19 Symptom

Life - Psychology Today - With a silver lining on the 2021 horizon, many are feeling the effects of a year of isolation. How can we manage loneliness while keeping others safe?
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:13:13 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Life - CDC - The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:36:00 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

5 Signs of a Boring Person(ality)

Life - Psychology Today - The anatomy of a bore, and how to become less boring.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:35:59 - #newstidbits