Health and Wellness Takes Center Stage at CES 2016

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( While big screen televisions, hover boards, and enough drones to make you groan have captured many of the headlines here at CES in Las Vegas, we’ve also seen a slew of new developments related to health and fitness.  And thank goodness it’s more than just a […]

Big Screens, Connected Homes and People at CES

by Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer   Welcome to Las Vegas, where 175.000 techno geeks, nerds, and journalists are gathering for the annual International CES, better known  to the rest of the world as the Consumer Electronics Show.  The size is almost incomprehensible.  It’s the equivalent of 35 football fields of exhibit space spread […]

Covering Historic Ground: Cape Fear Theatre Arts LLC premieres “Memphis the Musical” by J. Carver, LOL contributing editor

  “We have come a long way, but obviously we have a long way to go,” Chiaki Ito says, in talking about life 60 years ago wherein racism and bigotry prevented freedom for all Americans. Ito speaks of the 2010 Tony Award-winning Broadway show, “Memphis the Musical.” She and her creative partner, Justin Smith, who […]

ABCs OF BDCs: Discover the lesser-known alternative investments by Mary Salisbury, LOL contributing writer

Business Development Companies or BDCs are a lesser-known alternative investment. Alternative investments are an asset class that have the characteristic of having lower correlation to the traded markets and are therefore desirable for diversification purposes. BDCs generally offer higher yields compared to traditional fixed-income classes. BDCs combine the capital of a pool of investors to […]

FROM GUNS TO NOSES: How 3D printers are changing and saving lives by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer,

 In the iconic 1967 movie “The Graduate,” a young Dustin Hoffman—playing new college graduate Benjamin Braddock—is asked about his future plans. The memorable exchange went something like this: Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you—just one word… Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics.  […]