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Jane Fonda, Harrison Powell dish Ageism and Oscar

After years of complaints that Hollywood is no place for an ageing actor, this year’s Oscars sees a full 25 percent of its actor nods go to the over 60’s. With Glenn Close, 71, a frontrunner for Best Actress in a Leading Role (The Wife), she is joined by Viggo Mortensen, 60 (Green Book), and…

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Grandma sings Death Metal

Inge Ginsberg became an unlikely rock star when, at the age of 92, she fronted the Tritone Kings, a death metal band, in a European talent contest in 2014, singing her own poetry. She didn’t win, but her spunk and spirit captured worldwide attention. Now 97, the “Death Metal Grandma” and Holocaust survivor is the…

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New horizons in data breaches?

Experian released its sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, which includes its top five data breach predictions for 2019. The report addresses new cyber threats to biometrics and gaming, along with susceptible breach targets that include cloud and wireless networks. Here’s a summary from Experian’s Matt Tatham: The scale of data breaches in 2018 has been…

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New phone scam targets seniors

Post-holiday bills bring extra financial pressures on everyone…even crooks. There’s a new hybrid scam called “spearfishing” that targets seniors with robo-calls or in-person phone scammers claiming to be from doctors, hospitals, insurers, Social Security, or banks. The FTC issued this advisory. “I’m calling from [pick any bank]. Someone’s been using your debit card ending in…

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#RaisingHell at Senior Planet

Hell was officially raised on December 11th at OATS’ flagship Senior Planet Exploration Center in New York City.  OATS welcomed a panel of five seasoned activists for their special #RaisingHell: 50 Years of Activism event. Organized by Isabel Magnus, Manager, Civic Engagement and Advocacy for OATS, the event brought together “hell-raisers” who discussed how the…

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To CBD or not to CBD

It’s that time of year—shopping for holiday gifts for family and friends and hostess gifts for people you may be visiting. What to get? What to get? One single trend—the CBD craze—may help you reduce your own stress and check off most people on your list—especially if your gift recipients need to sleep better, be…

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Take the “Moral Machine” test

Should a self-driving car headed for an unavoidable accident swerve to hit – or save – a dog, a baby, or a older person? The rise of Artificial Intelligence in equipment is bringing unintended consequences and moral dilemmas, especially as self-driving cars become more accepted. How can a self-driving car make the life and death…

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