Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and fires, across many parts of the U.S. leave people vulnerable. Aging parents, often far away from family, are especially at risk. When disaster strikes, scammers see opportunity. The waters after Ian haven’t even receded, and ripoff artists are already scheming how to take advantage of people. They move fast. They can get to your loved ones while they are still dazed and feeling lost. Scammers see confuses folks as a golden opportunity to get money. The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning of what to watch for and how to avoid the opportunists who are targeting your aging loved ones and others. The essence of some points the FTC cautions against are these things: Clean-up and repair scams. Watch out for unlicensed contractors and scammers who appear with promises of quick repairs, clean-up, and debris removal. Some may demand upfront payment and not do the work, … [Read more...] about Warn Aging Parents About Post-Disaster Scammers
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Waymo today announced the results of a new study where they claim their Waymo driver system outperformed a model of an idealized top-grade human driver at taking evasive action to avoid crashes caused by somebody else. If that’s true, the next question is, what’s holding Waymo back from full scale commercial deployment? Earlier, Waymo published a study where they recreated all fatal accidents which took place in the recent past in Chandler , Arizona, where they have operations. In the simulator, they had their system relive those accidents, playing the role of the at-fault driver (where they easily prevented all of them) and also playing the role of the driver who was hit or forced into a crash (where they avoided many of them with good defensive driving.) To go further, they have both improved their driver system to include evasive action — swerving and other maneuvers to avoid the crash. They also created a … [Read more...] about Waymo Claims Superhuman Ability To Dodge Accidents, So Why Aren’t They Launched?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sotheby’s has been producing some amazing exhibitions and exhibition/sales. From its L ondon’s Tiara exhibition, which was held in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from May 28 through June 15, 2022, to the two editions of Brilliant & Black: The Age of Enlightenment to the newest exhibition at Sotheby’s New York entitled Art As Jewelry as Art , the auction house has featured the historical, royal, past, present and future and the most revolutionary of jewelry design. The exhibition Art as Jewelry as Art explores the movement which became known in the 20th century as wearable art. Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, Claude Lalanne, George Braque, Lucio Fontana, Pol Bury, Kiki Smith, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Jesús Rafael Soto James de Givenchy Suzanne Syz are just some of the masters of this jewelry universe whose works are featured in the exhibition/sale. Says Tiffany Dubin, Artist … [Read more...] about Sotheby’s Art As Jewelry As Art Exhibition/Sale
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Millennials are known as “ the purpose generation .” Research indicates that the vast majority of people under 40 are motivated more by their passion for making a difference than by their salary. But what about older generations? Chip Conley, the cofounder and CEO of Modern Elder Academy – the world’s first midlife wisdom school – says that we are defined by purpose throughout our lives. People who feel aligned with their sense of purpose tend to live longer , and during those extra years of life they also generally are healthier, feel happier and are less lonely. Conley founded and ran the highly successful boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre for over 20 years before accepting, at age 52, a position as the in-house mentor to Brian Chesky, the youthful co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. At the time, Conley was twice the age of most of the employees at the rapidly-growing company. During his years working there, he … [Read more...] about 14 Tips From Chip Conley For Finding Your Purpose In Midlife And Beyond
More experienced workers are better suited for some roles, but older workers, too, should not worry much about who they report to. (Representational image: LinkedIn Sales Solutions via Unsplash) I have been observing of late that hiring younger folks in most workplaces, and for most roles, is becoming the norm. As a 30-something-year-old, I have started to feel like a geriatric (except when I remind myself there is much of life ahead of me). Thinking deeper, I know why I feel this way; my interactions are mostly with youngsters and not so much with older people at work. While I bring in the experience, they bring in the ‘hustle’ and we live happily together. But my case is the exception. Workplaces today are missing out on a vast amount of competence and thought innovation by not hiring seasoned professionals above 45 or 50 years of age. While this is the norm at most startups (in the early stages, to be more specific), it also holds true for many other industries. The only … [Read more...] about Why workplaces need experience capital
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Rosie Wolf Williams, Next Avenue My mother told me many times over the years that she had a will, and I believed her. When she passed away, we discovered that her will was 40 years old — and completely useless. To start, she had never signed the copy we found, and the man named to be executor had died a decade before she did. Grandchildren born after she wrote the will were not mentioned, and items left to some people had long ago been passed on to others. Such problems are not uncommon, because many older adults and their children don't want to talk about death. Of course, you could simply ask your parents or others about their wishes, but how do you make sure the transition after they have died is smooth, without sounding harsh or greedy? Who Needs a Will? "The question in so many minds is, what happens if my parent dies without a will? The short answer is, it depends," says Rebecca Goldfarb, … [Read more...] about Mom, Do You Have A Will?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For LaMara Davidson , becoming a professional chef was a happy accident. As the daughter of an African American serviceman and a Korean émigré mother, LaMara grew up eating a blend of soul food and Korean food that has become her signature cooking style. She calls it “Seoul food.” Some of her earliest memories are sitting on the kitchen floor peeling garlic while watching her mother prepare napa cabbage for kimchi, helping her mother make mandu (Korean dumplings), taking in the sounds and smells of kalbi sizzling on the grill, and learning how to make turnips and mustard greens from her paternal grandmother. Food has always been a huge part of LaMara’s life, but her path to becoming a chef wasn’t a direct one. She started as an artist manager for Sony and hosted dinner parties to impress potential clients. “I didn’t have a big manager bank account, so I cooked my own food and held meetings at my house,” LaMara said. Her … [Read more...] about Chef LaMara Davidson Is Relaunching Her Career At 50, And She’s Never Been Happier
The Asus ROG Flow X16 was recently unveiled in India. The Flow X16 is an ultra-portable gaming laptop that follows the same formula from last year’s Flow X13, albeit with a lot more firepower. Our ROG Flow X16 model arrived with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU paired with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti laptop GPU. Our Asus ROG Flow X16 model is priced at Rs 2,61,990. When you consider the Asus ROG Flow X13 along with the XG Mobile e-GPU can be purchased for less than the ROG Flow X16, what is it about this 16-inch ultraportable gaming laptop that demands such a pretty penny? Let’s find out! Design The ROG Flow X16 doesn’t compromise much in terms of its build quality. The chassis is made of a mixture of aluminium and magnesium , while the lid has a nice ribbed texture that feels smooth to the touch. The Flow X16 has a solid metal hinge design that allows you to flip the laptop 360 degrees. The laptop also has a smooth finish surrounding the keyboard with a textured finish. … [Read more...] about Asus ROG Flow X16 Review: Power and portability meet innovation in this future-proof gaming ultrabook
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Social media has become an extremely effective propaganda tool for the spread of information - but also misinformation, and even disinformation. This has certainly been seen in the United States, where the constant chatter on some of the platforms continues to divide us. Many of those same services are also being used by both sides in the war in Ukraine. Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Telegram have allowed average Ukrainians to share images from the front lines in a way that was previously never possible, while the governments in both Moscow and Kyiv have each utilized carefully choreographed clips to win favor. It could be argued that social media has essentially been weaponized. What is notable just in the past weeks is that it seems Kyiv continues to show the plight it faces as a nation, while also highlighting the bravery of its forces against Russian aggression – whereas Moscow's efforts seem more directed … [Read more...] about Ukraine Uses Social Media To Share Images From The Frontlines While Russia Offers Rallies
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin British comedian Al Murray’s “Pub Landlord” character is known for a long-running joke that involved asking members of his audience what they did for a living. As each person comes up with precise job descriptions ranging from PA and office manager to document controller, Murray simply responds: “Secretary.” This causes great amusement, not least from his victims. But, as with all good comedy, at the root of the joke is a serious point. So it is difficult not to think about Murray and his attempts at cutting through some of the hard-to-grasp job titles that have sprung up in recent years when reading recent research from JobSage , an employer review site. Among the highlights of a survey published earlier this month are that nearly half of hiring managers said job titles were less reliable indicators of skills than they used to be. Moreover, 40% of them said they had had trouble finding the right people for roles because … [Read more...] about Why Modern Job Titles Create Confusion And Frustration