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Zooming Along – How to Join a Video Call With Family or Friends

Zooming Along – How to Join a Video Call With Family or Friends

Video conferencing has exploded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also known as video calling, this technology uses your computer or smartphone to see the people you talk to and hear them. This can be to simply catch up, or even enjoy nights together from afar with virtual learning activities or playing games together remotely! If you have not started using this method to communicate with your loved ones, this blog will give you the basics for joining a Zoom (the most popular type) video call.

Keeping Up with Your Reading in the Digital Age: Part 1 - Audiobooks

Keeping Up with Your Reading in the Digital Age: Part 1 - Audiobooks

I love books. You'll notice I didn't start out saying, "I love to read," which I definitely do. However, the act of holding a book in my hands or even looking at books on a shelf delights me. I relish having books surround me, which explains why two of my favorite haunts are libraries and bookstores. In fact, when traveling, I have my picture taken in a local bookstore as a souvenir of the trip.

So, I am not inclined to favor books in digital formats: ebooks and audiobooks. However, even though traditional books remain my passionate first love, these non-physical versions and I have developed a close platonic relationship. In this two-part series, I'll cover the ins and outs of each type. First up, audiobooks.

Audiobooks – From Modest Beginnings to Explosive Growth

12 Activity Ideas You Can Do With Your Grandchildren

12 Activity Ideas You Can Do With Your Grandchildren

Memories with Grandma and Grandpa are something youngsters will love and cherish for many years to come. At the same time, it can be challenging to come up with ideas and activities that will be memorable and enjoyable for everyone. To help find things everybody might appreciate, we have assembled a list of twelve fun activities you can do with your grandchildren during the next visit.

Try These 12 Fun Activities with Your Grandchildren

Change in Travel Plans: Fascinating Explorations in Your Own Community

Change in Travel Plans: Fascinating Explorations in Your Own Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered travel plans by air, train, bus, or ship. Transportation by automobile has become the only option for most people. The result: get ready for some road trips, short or long.

This presents an excellent opportunity for exploring new local destinations. Travelers willing to do a little research will find fun attractions hiding in plain sight.

10 Reasons You Should Learn an Instrument in Your Retirement

10 Reasons You Should Learn an Instrument in Your Retirement

Playing an instrument has been found to improve memory, spatial reasoning, literacy, speed of processing, ability to plan, and other cognitive functions. However, despite these benefits, it is likely that learning an instrument does not appear at the top of retirees' bucket lists. And why not? Often, it is because of a lack of motivation to learn an instrument. Seniors and retirees often feel that they are too old for such a task. Of course, this is not true.

Many 55+ adults have proven that they can learn to play instruments (and achieve all kinds of other things) that have improved their health and well-being. So, we hope that you don't let these opportunities pass up and make them part of your retirement hobbies. If you do, you may experience these benefits:

10 Ideas for Your Retirement Bucket List

10 Ideas for Your Retirement Bucket List

Many new retirees are very curious and excited to do things they haven't done before or haven't had time to do while working. Many enter retirement with solidified SMART goals. However, many retirees don't have any plan or bucket list. They may find themselves lost or inactive after leaving their careers. If you can relate to this feeling, don't worry! In this post, we will identify a few ideas to spark inspiration for your retirement bucket list.

We recommend coming up with a retirement bucket list of those activities you are interested in doing with your newfound free time. A bucket list is the list of things you want to experience or accomplish in your lifetime. Ten ideas for your retirement bucket list are below:

3 Tips to Solve a Sudoku Puzzle

3 Tips to Solve a Sudoku Puzzle

There is no one-trick-solves-all or guaranteed way out when it comes to solving Sudoku puzzles. You need to use your mind and think critically so that you can fill the blanks, which is also why Sudoku is a great workout for the brain! Guesswork is not part of the solution because Sudoku puzzles deal with logic and proven methodologies to arrive at the outcome. If you assume the answers, you will likely guess an incorrect number, which will only result in more errors throughout the puzzle. The primary qualities required are brainstorming, patience, understanding the clues, and being creative. The following are some easy Sudoku tips you can use to help you solve your next Sudoku puzzle.