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Enjoy Facebook Safely and Securely

This week, some Facebook users may have received a note in their newsfeeds advising them that they, or a Facebook friend, logged into a now-banned personality quiz app. The notice will explain how the app misused their information by sharing it with the UK data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. The information shared could include their public…

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Is it time to get a Background Check?

Background checks aren’t just for gun owners. Scamsters abound, online and offline, and it’s difficult to measure the impact because victims are too embarrassed to go to the authorities. Professional scammers will use personal information that they have obtained to gain the victim’s trust, or present themselves  with a completely fake personal or professional history.…

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Empty nest? Q&A with the Gypsy Nesters

David and Veronica James took a unique approach to the empty nest syndrome.  They were already adventurous, having raised three kids on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, but when their youngest graduated, they wanted to return to the States and catch up with old friends and relatives.  They sold their condo, bought a beat…

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Quick online safety tune-up

Just like we work to improve our physical health and well-being, it’s also vitally important to improve our cyber health and keep ourselves safe from online danger. Here are five easy fixes to keep yourself cyber safe this year: 1. What You’re Doing: Clicking in Emails What You Should Be Doing Instead: Never click on…

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Aging with Attitude Film Awards

It’s time for our 5th Aging with Attitude Film Awards—Senior Planet’s take on the Oscars; this time with a special comment from a certain famous director, exclusively for Senior Planet. Read on! As in earlier years, we’re nominating films released over the last year that embody “aging with attitude.” The pressure is increasing in Hollywood…

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Got a minute? Watch a movie.

“One Mobile, One Minute, One Film” is the motto of the international Mobile Film Festival, but you don’t need a mobile to screen these 50 one minute films. Now in its 13th year, a panel of experts have winnowed down the top 50 entries from among hundreds submitted from aspiring filmmakers the world over. Until…

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Find Fun last minute gifts online

Who says last minute gift shopping has to be stressful? Sit down at your computer and browse this roundup of websites filled with fun, unique and quirky presents for people all ages. You might want to bookmark them for other occasions, too.   Looking for Something Strange and Unusual? For more than 30 years Archie McPhee  has…

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Need Quick tech help? Try Youtube

YouTube is not just for watching cat videos, old movie clips or  the latest America’s Got Talent wunderkind. It’s also a great way to learn just about everything about anything, including how various tech products work. Here are four of the best YouTube channels with experts who are not only engaging to watch but who…

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New eTools, locations for Kiosks

There are some new developments since a popular Senior Planet news feature appeared about Kiosks for Living Well, a new program that uses kiosk technology to help people better manage health and wellness. The Kiosks, an initiative of Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) in Massachusetts, offer people the chance to use large touch-screen programs that…

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