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The latest innovations and products for boomers and the boomer generation.



 



15+ Gadget Gifts For Retired Dads And Grandpas

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 01:34:16 +0000

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There are so many new gadgets out this year that older or retired Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. In looking for the best gift ideas out there for older dads and grandpas, I searched for gadgets that are not the usual boring ideas. My picks are for some of the most effective and best rated gadgets on the market. Perfect for Father's Day, Christmas or any other time you need a thoughtful and useful gift.

 




Have Back Pain? 10+ Gadgets That Make Life Easier

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:03:21 +0000

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Have back problems? 

If you just recently hurt your back or you live with chronic back pain, you know how hard it can be to do the simplest things. If you need some help to make moving around less difficult, there are some great products that can help you get up, down, and around with less pain.




10 Best Low Budget Gadgets To Help With Back Pain

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 23:10:31 +0000

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Know someone with back pain? Here are 10 of the highest-rated low-budget gadgets that can help ease back pain. Each of these devices help in different ways to relieve pain.  Depending on the pain you have, using a combination of several of these devices can dramatically reduce the frequency and intesity of back pain.




6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 02:10:19 +0000

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As you get older, some thingsget more difficult. Putting on beauty products and cosmetics is one of those.   Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six  tools I think you'll find very helpful....




Is Crazy Fit The Cure For Cellulite... Maybe!

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:32:11 +0000

(image) Crazy Fit Vibration Machine may or may not reduce or eliminate your cellulite, but it can help you tone your thighs and improve your fitness in less time than other fitness machines. Here's my review...



The Invention Of Coke Motivates ‘Mad Men’ Finale & ‘Happyish’ Entrée

Mon, 18 May 2015 16:45:41 +0000

(image) Where an iconic TV show ends, another begins. Mad Men and Happyish are separated by eight years in real-time but actually over 50 years in their respective fictional timelines. Both plots focus on the inner-workings of an advertising agency. The former documents how we were romanced into believing in promotional hype, while the latter’s reality check is a result of a healthy dose of buyer-beware skepticism and a growing. . .



Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

Sat, 09 May 2015 23:29:29 +0000

(image) I did try to use one of these big balance balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken....



5 Beauty Gadgets For Women Over 40 That REALLY Work

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:40:54 +0000

(image) If money and time were no problem (and when are they not problems?), we would get professional treatments to keep looking our best.... But thanks to technology we can use modified professional gadgets at home. These five beauty gadgets are my top picks for function and reliability as they actually work as promised. And they make dynamite gifts.



Perfect Gifts For Imperfect Mother-In-Laws

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:44:44 +0000

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Need the perfect gift for your mother in law? Along with the funny and silly gift ideas for your less than perfect mother in law, we've also collected up some great gift ideas that are thoughtful and useful ones your mother-in-law should love. So whether you are looking for funny gitt ideas or great gift ideas, read on.

 




8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:44:16 +0000

(image) Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in different situations. And they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids.Here are 8 of the best gadgets that can help you hear more clearly...



10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:19:43 +0000

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Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!




7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:36:45 +0000

(image) How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride.  Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike.  Either way, the trike's the trip right now.



Hands-Free Wash, Exfoliate, & Massage Your Feet With The FootMate® Shower System

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:30:32 +0000

(image) If you know someone with a bad back, sore feet, a very small shower stall, or who just likes to be pampered (I think that includes just about everybody, doesn't it?), the FootMate® Shower System is a perfect gift, and one which will probably be a delightful surprise to your giftee.



10 Thoughtful Gifts For Chemotherapy Patients

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:00:00 +0000

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When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period.  You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week.  For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 10 gifts that will be appreciated....

 




Disco Drive: The Anadol STC-16, Turkey's Innovative Homegrown Sports Car

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:01 +0000

(image) Odds are you've never heard of the Anadol STC-16 but for young Turks coming of age in the 1970s, the sleek, innovative, homegrown sports coupe holds a special place in their hearts.



ZelectricBug Updates Classic VW Beetles For A Fossil Fuel Free World

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:32 +0000

(image) ZelectricBug gives vintage VWs an extreme EV makeover that actually improves upon the original gasoline-engined classic. With a top speed of over 90mph, a range of 90-110 miles between charges and the promise of absolutely NO maintenance, the ZelectricBug brings out the best from this well-loved blast from the past.



THC In Cannabis Has Potential Therapeutic Effects On Alzheimer's Disease

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000

(image) Scientists at the University of South Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute have investigated the potential role of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a major component of marijuana, on Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. What is most commonly known as a recreational substance has demonstrated its potential in ameliorating AD and other neurological diseases, perhaps because our bodies produce the substance naturally (endocannabinoids) and have receptors that naturally respond to it.



Now Hear This: "Hello Phone" Telescopic Ear Trumpet Sounds Good, Looks Silly

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:06:38 +0000

(image) Having solved all other problems, Japan has re-invented the ear trumpet. The so-called “Hello Phone” from Konna Shop is actually a rebooted Speaking Tube, enabling those hard of hearing to carry on conversations in an otherwise normal manner.



Want Guitar Picks Recycled From Yesteryear?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:58 +0000

(image) The music industry was built on mountains of vinyl, or stacks of wax as they used to be called. Those old records have been filling up landfills for decades now as they have gotten broken, worn out, or were just plain discarded. One company has taken these old and no longer viable platters and started making them into Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks for your music-making pleasure.



Silver Generation Tricycle Helps Seniors Exercise Their Independence

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:01 +0000

(image) The Kukuru S silver generation tricycle is ideal for on-the-go seniors who aren't quite ready for an electric mobility scooter. The unique 4-wheeled trike boasts a host of built-in safety and security features that don't sacrifice everyday convenience and practicality.



Is Your Vision Changing? FocusSpecs Adjustable Lenses Change Along With Your Vision

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000

(image) If you really want to see your close-up work clearly, you probably have at least three pair of eyeglasses with three different sets of prescription lenses. For example, you would need one pair for reading a book or using your smart phone, another for working on your laptop or tablet, and still another to see your desktop screen clearly. And what about distance lenses?



Personalized QR Code Badges Help Keep Elderly Wanderers Safe

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:46:18 +0000

(image) Fear of becoming disoriented and/or lost when outside their homes can turn many senior citizens into shut-ins. Now a new QR code badge currently being tested in several Chinese cities can help restore the freedom and independence vital for maintaining good quality of life for the elderly



A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:15:00 +0000

(image) Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.



3 Stretching Devices That Help Foot Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000

(image) Heel pain, particularly sharp and often excruciating, may be due to plantar fasciitis (PL), a condition caused by over-stretching the soft tissue that cushions the bones of the heel and the arch of the foot.  Many runners get PL from pounding on the heels of their feet when they run, but most cases of PL are caused by inactivity, like standing on your feet all day without much movement.  It is most common in middle-aged to older persons who are overweight and/or inactive.



Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000

(image) Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis...  These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.  But, after 10 years of research, bioengineers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a novel protein that can stop the amyloid protein in its tracks....