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New Google + 1 button

With the popularity of facebook with its “Like” & “send” functions and Twitters “Tweets”, it was only a matter of time before Google jumped on the bandwagon.

Google’s +1 button works pretty much the same as the “Like” & “Tweet” buttons that are now so familiar and the good news is that with wordpress plugins now available for it, installing Google’s +1 button is so very very easy. There are several configurations to choose from to fit the style of your pages.

Rather than going through it all with you, follow the links below to Gail Bottomley’s blog; Gail has a lot of info about it (and other things!) in the first link; the second link takes you directly to an excellent video showing you exactly what to do to install it.

http://go2my.ws/t/GPBlog.html www.gailbottomleyonline.com/google-plus-1-button

http://go2my.ws/t/GPBlog.html

Thanks Gail!

 

Keeping your Brain Active

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If you’re approaching retirement age and wondering what you can do to enjoy a long and healthy life in your golden years then consider adopting the attitude of a lifelong learner. Most people think of lifelong learning as being confined to academic endeavors however the lifelong learning approach covers all areas of life including spiritual, social, academic and physical.

Lifelong learning is based on an attitude of constantly growing and evolving in various areas of your life. The old saying that whenever anything is not growing it is decaying could be just as true for us as humans. No matter what a person’s age there are great benefits to be gained by challenging yourself in the different areas of your life, physical, mental and self-deveopment.

Physical challenges must be appropriate for your level of fitness, but regular exercise of some kind will leep your body healthier and your brain healthier too. Mental challenges do not have to be academic study, they can be a new hobby or interest, a new caring or chrity venture, more involvement with family. The most growth in personal development will come when you take on something that is currently outside your comfort zone (nasty words those, aren’t they? How we love to stay in our comfort zone, even when it isn’t all that comfortable really).

Lifelong learners live by the motto “you’re never too old to learn” and this attitude is a big part of the reason that people who approach life with this mindset are seen to perhaps live longer but definitely enjoy a better quality of life – is the so-called law of nature known as the “use it or lose it” true?

It does seem to be the case that those who are considerably inactive develop mobility problems as they age, whereas those who are quite active do not develop these mobility problems. A similar effect takes place with anyone who takes no part in any mentally challenging activity or pursuit. After years of mental inactivity