Events

ICS Lunch and Learn Event Will Focus on Mental Health and Aging

Do you know the difference between signs and symptoms of aging and mental illness? Have you ever wondered whether that moment of “forgetfulness” was a sign of dementia? Just what is typical aging, and when should you be concerned that behavioral changes signal something more? Experts estimate that 20 percent of adults ages 55 and […]

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Tohono Chul Park Fall Plant Sale this weekend

Tohono Chul Park Fall Plant Sale this weekend

There is no better place to stock up for early fall planting of cold-hardy arid-adapted plants from deserts all over the globe than our very own beautiful Tohono Chul Park. Head over this weekend Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm, just west of Oracle and Ina.

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You look good in pink (while you fight breast cancer)

You look good in pink (while you fight breast cancer)

It’s time for the fabulous Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Here’s a great cause and great fun too. Join us on October 12! From my friend Tracy at the American Cancer Society – the Official Sponsor of Birthdays. We need you!Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes at our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer […]

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News

You look good in pink (while you fight breast cancer)

You look good in pink (while you fight breast cancer)

It’s time for the fabulous Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Here’s a great cause and great fun too. Join us on October 12! From my friend Tracy at the American Cancer Society – the Official Sponsor of Birthdays. We need you!Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes at our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer […]

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How does a car show help kids read?

How does a car show help kids read?

Car show raises lots of money for literacy programs in the Tucson area The Rotary Club of Tucson’s 8th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show features lots of chrome, fast cars, slow cars, vintage vehicles, and lots of blasts from the past. It’s a great way to spend a few hours ogling while contributing to Reading Seed […]

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Have You Signed up for a Volunteer Project Yet?

Have You Signed up for a Volunteer Project Yet?

Grab a project that inspires you today! The Days of Caring project is in the volunteer recruitment phase. The Tucson community’s largest volunteer event will be held on October 22 and October 25 this year, and volunteers are needed for the nearly 200 projects submitted by nonprofits across the valley. This is the perfect opportunity for […]

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Technology

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report

Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to ship a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite later this year in what would be the first major update to the software in nearly four years. via Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report.

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Facebook Tweaks News Feed Look

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Look

New look has “the best of both worlds” Facebook has announced a new look for the News Feed. It doesn’t look like the version they showed us a year ago. Testing showed that users liked the bigger photos but had trouble with navigation.  This is an update to the visual layout, and doesn’t affect what […]

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The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | Ars Technica

The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | Ars Technica

The Roku stick is a small dongle with an HDMI plug on one end and a micro-USB port on the other. The device requires a power adapter and must be plugged into either a USB port or draw AC power from the wall. Read more at The streaming stick wars begin with Roku’s purple dongle | […]

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Health

More Americans exercise while they work

More Americans exercise while they work

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise. See on azstarnet.com

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Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

Fitness Trackers Still Need to Work Out Kinks | MIT Technology Review

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent The latest fitness-tracking wristbands need to get in better shape before they’ll earn a spot on my wrist. See on www.technologyreview.com

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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

See on Scoop.it – Successful Aging: Healthy, Vibrant, Engaged, Independent WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S.   Ken Charvoz‘s insight: Back to regular soap and hot water… See on www.sfgate.com

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Volunteerism

Have You Signed up for a Volunteer Project Yet?

Have You Signed up for a Volunteer Project Yet?

Grab a project that inspires you today! The Days of Caring project is in the volunteer recruitment phase. The Tucson community’s largest volunteer event will be held on October 22 and October 25 this year, and volunteers are needed for the nearly 200 projects submitted by nonprofits across the valley. This is the perfect opportunity for […]

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Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Days of Caring 2014 Going for Impact

Tucson’s largest volunteer effort is gearing up for October event Days of Caring is a huge undertaking. Each year every nonprofit, day care, and school in Southern Arizona is invited to submit a project— painting, landscaping, reading to kids, you name it, to the United Way. And each year the United Way gathers thousands of volunteers, […]

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Volunteer Manager Voices Needed

Volunteer Manager Voices Needed

Research on public service motivation is rare, here is your chance to contribute Current information backed by research is hard enough to come by in the volunteer management field, but Dr. Nevbahar Ertas from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is trying to make a difference. He is inviting volunteer managers to participate in a […]

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Environment

Spring Greening Competition Recycles Items Into Functional Art

Spring Greening Competition Recycles Items Into Functional Art

Check out the finalists in inhabitat’s Spring Greening Design Competition. These are some ingenious uses of old magazines, CD cases, yogurt bottles, even video tape and film rolls. I’m making the one above to bring a little order to my desk (I hope). Read more at finalists « Inhabitat – Spring Greening Competition.

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Largest Capture of Glacial Calving Ever Filmed

Largest Capture of Glacial Calving Ever Filmed

“Chasing Ice” captures the rapid retreat of earth’s glaciers Chasing Ice is the awe-inspiring video documentary of the earth’s disappearing ice. This clip captures the calving of a glacier the size of lower Manhattan breaking off, the largest recorded event of its kind. Enjoy the clip, then take some time to visit the film website […]

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Keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful

This month, City of Tucson Environmental Services (ES), in partnership with Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc., will kick off the second annual “Know Where to Throw” waste diversion collection event. The goal of “Know Where to Throw” is to increase the community’s’ awareness about recycling and reuse opportunities available in Tucson beyond the blue barrel. […]

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ICS Lunch and Learn Event Will Focus on Mental Health and Aging

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Do you know the difference between signs and symptoms of aging and mental illness? Have you ever wondered whether that moment of “forgetfulness” was a sign of dementia? Just what is typical aging, and when should you be concerned that behavioral changes signal something more? Experts estimate that 20 percent of adults ages 55 and […]

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Tohono Chul Park Fall Plant Sale this weekend

Tohono Chul Park Fall Plant Sale this weekend

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is no better place to stock up for early fall planting of cold-hardy arid-adapted plants from deserts all over the globe than our very own beautiful Tohono Chul Park. Head over this weekend Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm, just west of Oracle and Ina.

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You look good in pink (while you fight breast cancer)

You look good in pink (while you fight breast cancer)

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s time for the fabulous Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Here’s a great cause and great fun too. Join us on October 12! From my friend Tracy at the American Cancer Society – the Official Sponsor of Birthdays. We need you!Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes at our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer […]

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