10 Common Scams and How To Avoid Them

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Familiarize yourself with these common swindles. 1. Compromised bank account scam You receive a call or email from someone claiming to be from a financial institution or federal/state agency (e.g., IRS, Federal Reserve, FBI) saying that your financial accounts are at risk of fraud. They instruct you to move your funds to […]

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Becoming a Digital Nomad

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Two truths and a lie about life on the road. It’s common to consider downsizing as you approach retirement, but maybe not to the extreme some are now doing. Think “no permanent residence.” There’s a trend of so-called digital nomads, defined as people who choose to live “a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle” that […]

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Protect Your Privacy on Social Media: How much is too much?

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Follow these tips for protecting your privacy on social media. In 2020, there were 3.96 billion active users on social media and the number keeps growing. Whether it’s to find a place to eat, stay in touch with friends or family, or connect with industry peers to gain knowledge for your career […]

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Biohacking: Optimize your body and brain to live better

Biohacking: Optimize Your Body and Brain to Live Better

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Engineer your ultimate life with high-and low-tech solutions. In a quest for immortality, you may conjure images from the silver screen. Billionaires and rogue scientists in hidden labs, testing the bounds of human limitations with experimental concoctions, hoping to induce superhuman capabilities. And while Hollywood’s version is fanciful, it’s not that far […]

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The real cost of free apps and services

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Learn how to protect your personal information when you are using free services. You may use “free” apps for online shopping, email, cloud storage, and social media without really thinking about why those services are “free.” They are most likely free because they are harvesting and selling data about you, such as […]

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Quick Facts about the Bright Future of Solar Energy

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Interest in solar energy is soaring – and for good reason. Humans have harnessed the power of the sun since time immemorial, using it to tell time and start fires. And we’ve only gotten better at it. These days, we use photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate renewable solar energy, but the idea […]

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Keeping Data Collectors at Bay

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Nowadays, our actions are tracked, digitized, commoditized and analyzed by the ever-present and arguably useful technology that has shaped the past three decades. The machines are always watching. It’s not intrusive and it’s almost never monitored by a person. Sometimes it’s convenient and many are unbothered by it, but it’s everywhere. For […]

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