TRAVEL IN THE 21ST CENTURY: From power adapters to smart luggage, packing is a tech-filled adventure by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer, www.tech50plus.com

Remember the days when packing for a trip meant taking little more than a change of clothes and a toothbrush? Nowadays, I feel like a traveling electronics store. Senior travelers have many of the same needs as anyone else, as well as a handful that relate to age and physical condition. Depending on needs, here […]

HISTORICAL CHARM:  Annual NC Azalea Festival Home Tour celebrates historic renovations  by Teresa McLamb, LOL contributor

HISTORICAL CHARM: Annual NC Azalea Festival Home Tour celebrates historic renovations by Teresa McLamb, LOL contributor

Visitors to the duBois-Boatwright house on this year’s North Carolina Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour will get a rare treat. Renovation to the home reveals the hand-hewn timbers throughout the structure. Believed to have been built in 1767 (Wilmington’s second oldest home)—and occupied continuously by the same family for longer than any other Wilmington residence—the […]

GETTING TO KNOW JUDY GIRARD:  Local talks about her varied career in TV programming and now in nonprofit education  by Rene’ Leister, LOL co-publisher

GETTING TO KNOW JUDY GIRARD: Local talks about her varied career in TV programming and now in nonprofit education by Rene’ Leister, LOL co-publisher

  Judy Girard. It’s a name familiar to some, not so much to others. But anyone who has watched television in the last 40 years or so have been touched by her. President of Food Network. President of HGTV. Senior VP of programming and production for Lifetime Cable Network. Yep, Judy Girard held every title—and […]

KallDoc – Will This App Bring Back House Calls?

  By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) Back in the day, if you were too sick to get out of bed, you called your family doctor.  Back then, doctors made house calls.  But that was before medicine was ruled by insurance and the government.  Nowadays, lots of luck.  But like so much […]

Plants Gone Wild – the AeroGarden Bounty

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) The AeroGarden is a sure cure for brown thumb.  The AeroGarden/AeroGrow family of products offers everything from the Sprout with 3 growing pods, priced at about $56 on Amazon all the way up to the nine pod stainless steel Bounty Elite, which sells for about $304 on the company website.  We […]

New Technology Breakthroughs Offer Hope for Kidney Disease Sufferers

  By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) Here are some frightening statistics.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as one in ten adult Americans, or about 20 million, suffer from some form of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  That basically means their kidneys are not filtering the wastes that they are supposed […]

Technology Through Our Eyes: Ask Questions, Get Answers on Zip App

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) Do you want to know how many jellybeans are in a quart jar?  Well, you can Google that (the answer is as many as 230).  But what if you want the answer to something more subjective, like, “Security or privacy.  Should the government have intrusive access […]