Teach English online for extra money

By: Internationalliving.com
Posted on: June 04, 2020

The timing is right today for turning native English skills into an online income, according to a new report from International Living.  Retirees (and others) looking for a flexible, fun, portable way to earn from home should consider teaching English online — no office, no cubicle, no experience necessary. Qualified people need not have a teaching degree or any specialized... READ MORE

Virus drives demand for online therapy

By: Matthew Perrone
Posted on: June 02, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is driving up stress levels for many Americans — and new business for online therapy companies. More than four in 10 U.S. adults say worries tied to the outbreak are impacting their mental health, according to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Not surprisingly, companies that offer online therapy are seeing increased demand for video and text-based ... READ MORE

Links and apps

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Caregiver help via chat Recently, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) introduced a new way for families affected by dementia to get free, immediate help. Now people can “chat” with licensed social workers on the foundation’s website.  Callers can ask about signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, how to develop a care team and support network, how... READ MORE

Some tech terms everyone should know

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Technology changes very fast, and new terms are coined all the time to describe it. Here is a glossary of common terms that may prove useful to you: App: An app is short for the word “application.” It’s a program for your smartphone. There are hundreds of thousands of different apps for many purposes — hence the saying “There’s an app for that” — from helping you learn... READ MORE

Make money at home selling used items

By: Ivey Noojin
Posted on: April 07, 2020

Especially with more of us spending time at home, and often looking for ways to raise some needed cash, what better way to “declutter” than by selling off items we no longer need?   For the past three years, Melanie Heltke, a 61-year-old realtor from Connecticut, has been making money online selling purses from her “very large collection” of Louis Vuitton handbags, along with... READ MORE

Developing tech to spot risk of dementia

By: Michael Casey
Posted on: March 19, 2020

An effort to use voice-assistant devices like Amazon’s Alexa to detect signs of memory problems in people has gotten a boost with a grant from the federal government. Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Massachusetts, Boston will get a four-year $1.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. The team hopes to develop a system that would use... READ MORE