NATIVE PLANT SALE: Master gardeners help prepare for annual sale at Arboretum by Teresa McLamb, LOL contributor

Gardening is both a pleasure and a challenge, but it can be much more pleasurable when the correct plants are used. Wilmington is the northernmost sub-tropical climate, and defined as a Zone 8 region. Plants that thrive in Georgia, such as most palms, will not grow well here. Likewise, rhodendrum and laurels that thrive in […]

Best Travel Apps for the 50+ Traveler

By Barb Gonzalez, Contributor Tech50+ ( Whether you are traveling for fun or business, by air or hitting the road, a number of travel apps and websites can make your trip easier and more enjoyable. These apps help you find what you are interested in along the way or once you reach your destination. Some […]

Omron EVOLV – An Arm Up On Blood Pressure Monitoring

By Bill Stoller, Contributing Editor, Tech50+ ( Sponsored By:   There are many – and more to come – connected consumer “medical” devices out there, to help us monitor our bodies: fitness bands, smart watches, smart scales, and blood pressure monitors, the last one particularly important as we age because of the high risk of […]

Stop Robocalls At Home And Now On Your iPhone

By Bill Stoller, Contributing Editor, Tech50+ ( Who doesn’t want to stop robocalls, those annoying, computer-generated calls that plague anyone with a landline and are now ringing mobile phones directly? Most of the calls are scams, pretending to be the IRS, or Microsoft, or your credit card company. It’s possible a few may even be […]

Minding Your Meds – The PillDrill Solution

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer Tech50+ ( Taking pills is not fun. And as we age, chances are that we’ll have to take more pills more often. Not only is that a problem for those who need the medications, but also for those who take care of them. And it’s a 300 billion […]

Ember – A First Class Solution to a First World Problem

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( In the course of a year, we see a lot of gadgets.  Probably close to a thousand.  Very few are truly innovative.  Some are useful.  But the Ember mug is both innovative and useful.  I will confess to being a coffee junkie.  I like to keep a cup […]

WHAT IS THE MARKET, ANYWAY? Defining the organized chaos of money-making by Ron Copley, Ph.D, CFA, LOL contributing writer

  Lots of people talk about “the market,” but few truly understand what it means? Television, newspapers, and the Internet are mediums where people from many perspectives continually discuss the market. Commentaries present facts and figures on what it will do today, where it will go tomorrow, and how it has historically performed, but nobody […]