Category: News Alerts

50alone.com uses the Rebel Mouse

I've decided to become a rebel mouse user. No, I'm not going to start abusing animals. That would be horrible. It aggregates your content from social networks and presents it all in one place. I've only got Facebook and Twitter hooked up with it. Click here to read more about it.

If you haven't visited this site for a while, you can access it to see what's new that you might have missed. Towards the top of the page on the menu bar, if you hover your mouse over "News Alerts" you will see a drop down menu appear with a link to my rebel mouse.

You can learn more about it on the official page here. If you like it, you can sign up for your own account here. And if you would like to add it to your website or blog, like I've done, you will see the links to do it once you setup your account.

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Who Let the horses out?

When I was a kid, my parents had a small hobby farm. I would have been four, one summer, when Mom went out the door to hang out some laundry, and a pony came in and started eating an apple pie that was cooling on the cupboard. She had left the door opened of course. If you watch the video below, you will see this horse doesn't care whether or not the door has been left opened.

The video along with the article was posted on the Huffington Post. You can read it here.

Dr. Evelyn Hanggi of the Equine Research Foundation says:

"Common beliefs maintain that horses have a brain the size of a walnut; horses do not think; horses are merely conditioned-response animals; horses cannot generalize; horses have no sense of concept," she said in a 2011 report on Horsetalk.co.nz. "In reality, horses manage not only ordinary daily cognitive tasks but mental challenges as well."

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Guys over fifty: Dating tip #1

You know how sometimes you might be hanging around the bar, looking for a friend.... Well pick one who is mixing her drinks with diet soda. It will cost you less money. Yep... this just in from the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research -- it showed that women substituting sugar drinks in their alcohol beverages with diet ones boosted blood alcohol levels by up to 18 per cent.

So mix yours with Coke, and make sure she is drinking Diet Coke with hers.

Hogwash, you say?!! Do you think I would lie to you? You can click here and read the article yourself.

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Glossary of Scam Terminology

AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps people over fifty improve the quality of their lives. In January of 2012 they published an article titled Glossary of Scam Terminology. They say, "Back in simpler times, "skimming" involved a flat rock and a lake, "cramming" was what college students did before final exams or in telephone booths (remember them?), and "phishing" was a misspelled way to catch dinner."

Thinking that I'm fairly computer savvy, I guessed I would recognize all of the definitions and know what they meant. But I didn't. For example:

Pharming. When hackers use malicious programs to route you to their own sites — even though you've correctly typed in the address of a site you want to visit. The software stealthily diverts you to a look-alike destination, typically with the goal of gathering personal information for identity theft.

So you might want to brush up on them, just like I did, in case something goes horribly wrong and you have to report an incident to the police or a computer shop, to get a malicious program removed. Click here to read the article.

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Is sex possible when you’re over fifty?

I recall an old fellow's answer to whether or not old men could still enjoy sex. Well... he seemed like an old fellow to me, but then I was in my early twenties, and everybody seems old at that age. Nevertheless, I found his answer pleasantly surprising.

In a survey that's still under way, more than 8,000 people over 50 have already revealed what happens in their relationships — and in their bedrooms. Now the creators of that survey — writer Chrisanna Northrup, AARP relationship expert Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., and sociologist James Witte, Ph.D. — tell us what's typical of seasoned lovers.

What? No one asked you?!! Luckily you're not too late. Click here to read the article from AARP and take the survey yourself.

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