By Washington Post PUBLISHED: September 1, 2018 at 8:24 am | UPDATED: September 1, 2018 at 8:32 am By Abha Bhattarai | The Washington Post Executives at Gillette have for decades defined shaving as a rite of passage. The company famously mails out free razors – with “welcome to manhood” cards – to millions of men a year on their 18th birthdays. Its ads focus on the experience passing from father to son (sometimes with the help of famous faces like quarterbacks Archie and Eli Manning). But in recent years, executives have begun to see another milestone emerge in their customers’ lives: the moment when sons begin shaving their aging fathers. “We started seeing it all over social media – men posting about washing, grooming and shaving their fathers,” said Matt Hodgson, a design engineer at Procter and Gamble, which owns Gillette. “It’s a very difficult and emotional thing to do.” It turned out there are a number of … [Read more...] about Inside the race to create smart shoes, custom razors and high-tech devices for the over-65 crowd
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Josef Federman, Associated Press Updated 4:26 am, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Photo: Ariel Schalit, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Bnei Brak, east Tel Aviv, Israel. Erdan said prior to a security conference opening Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Israel, that authorities have foiled over 200 Palestinian attacks by monitoring social media, sifting through vast amounts of data and identifying prospective assailants ahead of time. While the technology appears to be effective, its tactics drew angry Palestinian condemnation and have raised questions about civil liberties. less FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Bnei Brak, … [Read more...] about Israel: Social media monitoring nabs would-be attackers
Gallery: Students, senior citizens learning from one another Taylor Hurst draws the shape of a heart with a black marker in the center of a sheet of paper. As Calen Singgo takes a small, round robot — called an Ozobot — and places it at the bottom of the heart, he turns to Bobbie Blackshear and tells her to watch, which she does as the robot traces the marker line, following the shape of the heart. Two of the group members, who are programming the small robots to trace shapes and then recreate them on electronic tablets, are rising fifth-graders at Red Bank Elementary. Blackshear is an elderly resident of the Red Bank Life Care Center. Taylor and Calen have been visiting the center a few times a month during the school year, interacting with and learning alongside the rehabilitation and long-term care facility's residents. Their teacher, Beth Wilson, is the mastermind behind the program. And, thanks to a national Fund for Teachers grant, she will travel to Europe this … [Read more...] about Students, senior citizens learning from one another [photos]
Thursday, May 31, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: behavior modification, Big Brother, big government, China, communism, Constitution, discrimination, dissidence, Fourth Amendment, freedom, future tech, insanity, Liberty, loss of rights, outrage, police state, privacy violation, privacy watch, social credit, spying, surveillance, surveillance state, Tyranny (Natural News) Author George Orwell’s fictional work “1984” has turned out to be more prophetic than anyone could have imagined in the late 1940s when it was published. In his book, Orwell wrote about an all-powerful Big Brother ‘surveillance state’ that tracked everyone in real time. Even at home, the government was always watching and manipulating. The technology that Orwell imagined in 1984 exists today and it is being utilized by an authoritarian government — China — in ways that some believe will eventually be adopted by the world’s “democracies” including the United … [Read more...] about China’s “social credit” system rewards “good” citizens while punishing “bad” ones: Is this America’s future?
She wears her political opinions on her sleeve. So outspoken veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters is not likely to tone it down when she speaks in Dallas next month. Registration is under way to hear Waters and a slew of others who will lead a forum on how to successfully challenge higher-ups when representing a cause.Waters and about a dozen other leaders will school church leaders and community activists in the training sessions on Speaking Truth to Power. Organizers describe the sessions as a movement in "building for social justice."Dr. Frederick Haynes III and his FDH Ministries organization is hosting the two-day forum June 28-29 at Friendship-West Baptist Church and Conference Center, 2020 W. Wheatland Road, where Haynes is senior pastor.Waters is serving her 14th term in Congress representing the 43rd District of California, which includes a large portion of South Central Los Angeles and Watts. Both neighborhoods have a history of police-community conflict. She … [Read more...] about Outspoken U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters brings social justice message to Dallas