October 1, 2011

Denmark Institutes First-Ever ‘Fat Tax’

fun.  serious.  sad!

Facebook for Centenarians: Senior Citizens Learn Social Media


As adults move into older age, the spatial and social barriers they encounter start taking their toll. Isolation, loneliness, and depression are commonly experienced as family and friends move away and are less accessible, and as individual mobility and independence start to decline.

When asked “How has the Internet changed your life in any way?” — the feedback was surprisingly poignant. One participant responded saying, “We feel like we’ve joined the human race,” while another said the computer class was the best thing she’d done since her husband died. One participant’s answer was particularly staggering: “We’re not as close to the grave as we thought.”



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