On Our Radar: Geo-Tagging, Dental Implants and Neil Armstrong Turns 80
It was only a matter of time--the same geo-tagging technologies that help make social networks so popular are now being harnessed to help adults with the task of caring for aging parents. Web-enabled sensors can send info as simple as what time someone got out of bed to more complex medical stats like real-time blood pressure readings. Is this a godsend, or Big Brother run amok? The New York Times explores the issue.
Dental implants are emerging as a popular alternative to dentures when it comes to tooth replacement. Though they may be easier on the mouth and last a lifetime, they can be murder on the bank account.
Happy birthday, Neil Armstrong! The first man to step on the moon ("One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind...") turns 80 today, and who's among the many well-wishers? None other than the Voice of Russia.
Also recently hitting the big 8-0 is choreographer Paul Taylor, who championed and transformed modern dance. Ever a rebel, Taylor smokes, drinks and, yes, still dances. There's a lovely tribute to him in The Wall Street Journal.
Are baby boomers creating a bubble in the rare gold coin market?
One thing older Americans are helping to power is a boom in bus travel. With gas prices on the rise and bus companies rolling out snazzy new coaches, savvy travelers are increasingly leaving the driving to someone else.
It turns out all sugars are not created equal: Cancer cells are crazy about fructose.
Maybe you've retired, or maybe you're running that brand new business from your garage. Either way, you're home a lot these days. What's one of the most important words in your vocabulary? According to The Wall Street Journal, it's "No," and you should be saying it to the many people clamoring for favors.
Here's an entertaining back-and-forth from across the pond: An essay in the Guardian that says, basically, baby boomers ruined the world, is followed a few days later by a spirited oh- no-they-didn't rebuttal. Your thoughts?
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