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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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Be a Changemaker – Digitally

Not long ago, doing social good meant taking to the streets…literally. Whether the issue was the environment, politics or social justice, any plan had to include meetings, marches and public demonstrations…in fact the Senior Planet Exploration Center had a panel discussion about it (learn more here). Today, we have new tools that make it possible…

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How secure are your mobile devices?

The good news: Your mobile devices are actually pretty secure, especially compared to computers. The bad news: Your mobile devices are at risk of malware and other security threats—and those risks are on the rise. According to Verizon’s Mobile Threat Index 2018, 64% of organizations reporting have seen an increase in mobile threats over the…

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Think you’re Heart Smart? Take our Quiz

Keeping your heart healthy, as we all know, is crucial especially as we get older. But how smart are you about your heart health? We cooked up this quiz with the help of Megan Kamath, MD, cardiologist at UCLA Health specializing in heart failure. Let’s see how smart you are. Just read the following statements,…

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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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Senior Planet goes to CES

Each January, OATS attends CES, the gadget-laden annual trade show of the Consumer Technology Association. We’re searching for innovation, not specifically in the aging space, but in the technology stratosphere at large – to find technologies that incite wonder while adding tangible benefit to our lives as we age.   (OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber…

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Cut the Clutter with ease

There’s nothing like a new year to inspire us to de-clutter our homes, but one woman in Japan has created a movement that is active year round, and has spawned books, blogs and coming soon, a Netflix series. Take a peek here: KonMari, founded by Marie Kondo (learn more here) advocates transforming your life by…

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