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More snow coming . . . to New England

By Froma Harrop

fromaharrop.com

January 31, 2015

I know it’s winter, but hey  . . .   … Read More

Apps want to know all about you . . . and will

By Froma Harrop

fromaharrop.com

January 30, 2015

    The Federal Trade Commission wants someone to rein in all that spying, hacking and sale of personal information collected by our innocent-looking apps.  You know, those apps that turn off the porch lights or monitor our teeth brushing.     FTC head Edith Ramirez said If I’m wearing a fitness band that tracks how many […] … Read More

Miss Manners: Strangers’ kindness disappears after baby is born

By Judith Martin

Washington Post

January 29, 2015

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how strangers have treated me during both of my pregnancies. They open doors, carry groceries, offer well wishes — this list goes on and on.The issue is that as soon as I’ve had the baby and am wrestling with the baby carrier, diaper bag, stroller and everything else that goes along with an infant, people act like I don’t exist and they don’t see me. I’m often struggling to just get through doors as people … Read More

Numb to the News

By Barbara Kellerman

barbarakellerman.com

January 29, 2015

One of the casualties of information overload is inform […] … Read More

The Internet of Every Damn Thing for 01/29/2015

By Froma Harrop

Creators Syndicate

January 29, 2015

Federal Trade Commission head Edith Ramirez put the matter plainly: "If I’m wearing a fitness band that tracks how many calories I consume, I wouldn’t want to share that data with an insurance company." In a study last year, the FTC found that 12 mobile fitness apps shared information with 76 enterprises. Face it; personal gadgetry tied to the Internet is selling data about your habits t ... Updated: Thu Jan 29, 2015 … Read More

Mea Culpas

By Barbara Kellerman

barbarakellerman.com

January 28, 2015

In 2006 I wrote an article for the Harvard Business Rev […] … Read More

Miss Manners: You can try too hard not to offend

By Judith Martin

Washington Post

January 27, 2015

DEAR MISS MANNERS: We are having a party for our employees and want to be sure we are politically correct with our invitations. We want to invite employees and their spouses or significant others (girls of girls and boys of boys). How do I word this invitation to accommodate our lesbian and gay employees?Read full article >> … Read More

Free Tuition at Community College Should Just Be the Start for 01/27/2015

By Froma Harrop

Creators Syndicate

January 27, 2015

It’s good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem. And some are even looking to solutions beyond making the rich richer through tax cuts. As we’ve seen, rising stock prices do not necessarily lead to jobs — for Americans, that is. The crumbling of the once-mighty American middle class has two unstoppable causes, globaliza ... Updated: Tue Jan 27, 2015 … Read More

BREAD, MILK and TOILET PAPER

By Millie Garfield

My Mom's Blog

January 26, 2015

The Boston area is bracing for a huge blizzard that could bring as much as 3 feet of snow! This reminds me of the Blizzard of 1978. The governor of Massachusetts, Mike Dukakis, dressed in a casual sweater, appeared on television to advise the people to prepare for a massive snowstorm. I had never paid attention to what the governor of the State was up to, but I listened to him, was impressed with what he had to say, how he said it and what he was doing to handle this major event. Ever … Read More

Best of Aging and Spirituality February, 2015

January 26, 2015

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