• A Grand Adventure

    A Grand Adventure

    By Aaron and Janet Oliver, LOL Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part travel series. It was a beautiful morning as we headed south toward the Grand Tetons. While we had planned our Yellowstone stay with great detail, our two-days in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area were not […]

  • A Life Well Spent

    A Life Well Spent

    By Carol Ross, LOL Team Writer Every day our country loses hundreds from what has been called The Greatest Generation. These men and women are now in their nineties; they were our fathers and mothers. Oh, we didn’t think they were any big deal when we were young, but as our generation has aged we […]

  • The BEST PLANTS are the Plants that Grow for You

    The BEST PLANTS are the Plants that Grow for You

    By Judy B. Smith, LOL Team Writer The month of May brings flowers, but only if they’ve been planted, nurtured and had the good fortune to survive a harsh winter and/or a haphazard gardener. Influenced by a father who loved plants of all kinds, I’ve been hooked on gardening most of my life. Visiting a […]

  • Flower Power: From ‘Flower Child’ to Master Gardener A Former Hippie’s Journey

    Flower Power: From ‘Flower Child’ to Master Gardener A Former Hippie’s Journey

    By Judy B. Smith, LOL Team Writer Flower Children, Timothy Leary’s directives to “turn on, tune in and drop out” and the mock Uncle Sam poster that said, “I want YOU to make love not war,” were all symbols of the tumultuous ‘60s and ‘70s hippie years. Maybe you were a hippie yourself! Livin’ Out […]

  • Minimizing Expenses In Your 401K Plan

    Minimizing Expenses In Your 401K Plan

    By Ronald E. Copley, Phd, CFA Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a lawsuit that involves an employee’s complaint that his 401k plan included overly expensive mutual funds in the choice of investment options. When it rules later this summer, the Court could require plans to include only the most cost-efficient funds […]

Summer Photo Roundup

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com)   The flowers are blooming, summer travel is looming, and it’s time to gear up for some great pictures. We have some camera recommendations to help you snap your best travel memories. Sony RX-100 Mark III – Some critics have called this simply the best point and […]

The Apple-IBM Deal To Sell iPads in Japan – What it Means for U.S.

  By Gary M Kaye Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) For those of us who covered the years of bitter battles between Apple and IBM for dominance in personal computers, there’s more than a little irony in the deal that Apple and IBM announced  to team up with Japan Post to sell specially configured iPads to between four […]

Mother’s Day Gifts for Daughters of 50+ ‘er’s Who Are Mothers Too

By Gary M. Kaye Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) Today’s younger Mothers are tech savvy, always on the go, and physically even more active than their parents or grandparents.  We’ve selected some gifts for them that we think will be useful on all fronts: Tablet Computer – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 With Windows and AnyPen Technology – This […]

Robo Investing: Overly Simplified or Practical?

Robo Investing: Overly Simplified or Practical?

By Ronald E. Copley, Phd, CFA You may have seen a TV commercial promoting robo-investment advisory services as a low-cost platform for bringing financial advice to the masses. One ad claims that sophisticated technology builds, monitors and rebalances your portfolio so you don’t have to spend time studying the market and choosing the right investments. […]

LOL Book Review

LOL Book Review

By Janet Oliver, Librarian, New Hanover County Public Library I love ice cream. Ice cream cakes, ice cream over hot cobbler or bread pudding, or just plain vanilla ice cream. So I hope you’ll like the fiction book this month from Susan Jane Gilman on one of my favorite subjects — ice cream. This is […]

The Sweetest Coffee Cake

The Sweetest Coffee Cake

By Debra Blake Ocock, LOL Writer What’s not to like about coffee cake? It’s a perfect blend of sweetness and comfort to enjoy and start the day. In my household, it’s for breakfast, for snack or dessert. Some people can’t understand where coffee cake got its name since the recipe doesn’t include coffee, but there’s […]

A Grand Adventure

A Grand Adventure

By Aaron and Janet Oliver, LOL Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part travel series. It was a beautiful morning as we headed south toward the Grand Tetons. While we had planned our Yellowstone stay with great detail, our two-days in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area were not […]

Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ In The Rain

By Tom Pechar, LOL Writer Produced by the Thalian Association at Thalian Hall May 21 – May 31, 2015 Tickets: $15-$30 | thalian.org | 910.632.2285   Morphing hit movies into Broadway musicals is nothing new, but perhaps one of the most iconic transfers was taking the Gene Kelly/Dennis O’Connor classic 1952 flick Singin’ In the […]

A Life Well Spent

A Life Well Spent

By Carol Ross, LOL Team Writer Every day our country loses hundreds from what has been called The Greatest Generation. These men and women are now in their nineties; they were our fathers and mothers. Oh, we didn’t think they were any big deal when we were young, but as our generation has aged we […]

The BEST PLANTS are the Plants that Grow for You

The BEST PLANTS are the Plants that Grow for You

By Judy B. Smith, LOL Team Writer The month of May brings flowers, but only if they’ve been planted, nurtured and had the good fortune to survive a harsh winter and/or a haphazard gardener. Influenced by a father who loved plants of all kinds, I’ve been hooked on gardening most of my life. Visiting a […]