Jim’s WebLetter for 8/10/13

 Hi-ya friends!

I hope you have decided to find something to work your mind this weekend.  More and more research shows exercising your mind as well as your body is important to prevent dementia and other aging issues.   I came across an article called “7 Brain Hacks to Keep Your Mind as Young as Your Body” that is worth reading.  Many of the “hacks” are easy to do and can be made into a game.  See what you think … http://under30ceo.com/7-brain-hacks-to-keep-your-mind-as-young-as-your-body/

If you use Google’s Chrome browser for logging into your email or Facebook accounts, here are words to the wise … ALWAYS LOG OUT after the session.  It is reported that passwords aren’t being encrypted and are easily viewed by others.  The flaw has been pointed out to Google who has said they are working on a fix and will make an update available soon.  http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/save-passwords-chrome-browser/story?id=19908237

So, if there is an issue with Chrome for password protection, what’s the best browser to protect yourself and your passwords?  Make Use Of’s Chris Hoffman has a report comparing the top named browsers.  In short, I like Firefox.  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/which-browser-has-the-better-password-manager-firefox-vs-chrome-vs-internet-explorer/

There are growing reasons for teaching kids the importance of respecting the use of social media.  Dominic Grieve the Attorney General in the UK said that with many young people starting to use Twitter when they are at secondary school, that’s middle school here in the states, it would make sense for guidance to be built into school curriculum.  “There are some perfectly basic rules that newspapers have to follow and it applies to people on social media as well.”  This makes sense for schools everywhere, don’t you think?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/10232579/Teach-children-about-risks-of-Twitter-at-school-Attorney-General-says.html

=== HuMoR ===

The balding middle-aged man asked his barber, “Why do I have to pay full price for a haircut — there’s so little of it.”
“Well,” said the barber, “actually I only charge a little for cutting it. What you’re paying for mostly is my time searching for it.”
(thanks, Frank)
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During a medical assessment before moving into a retirement home, a nurse asked my grandparents, “Do you need hearing aids?”
“Yes,” my grandmother answered. “But he doesn’t like his, never wears it and leaves it at home.”
Then she added, “I always carry mine in my purse.”
(thanks, Mary)
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And that’s what I have for you this week …
As always, my friends, may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!

Jim
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