Is This Thing On? There’s an App for That

The term application software is often shortened to software when referring to programs added to a computer. The nickname app (short for application) is most commonly used when referring to software added to a smartphone or tablet.

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Notable Numbers for Black History Month

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926.

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Life Expectancy Increased Since 2000

Life expectancy has increased by five years since the year 2000, according to the World Health Organization, but like many things, it’s not evenly distributed.

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New Year Traditions from Around the World

The baby and the old man have been symbols of the new and old year since the time of the ancient Greeks.

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Your Friends’ and Neighbors’ December Holidays

The celebrations and holidays of December come from many different countries and cultures.

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Social Security News: ‘Extra Help’ Available for Prescription Costs

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some healthcare and prescription drug costs.

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Clean Crafting: Soap from the Microwave

Making your own soap is a fun and easy activity you can do with your grandkids.

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Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

The winter months are perfect for snuggling up in front of a nice, cozy fire. Just make sure your fireplace doesn’t pose a hazard to your home with these tips from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association:

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On Life and Love after 50: Men Have Trouble Meeting Women

Usually, it’s the women who comment to me that meeting mature single men is difficult. But, lately, older men have also said meeting older single women is difficult.

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