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Labeling can be disabling

man in airport working on computer

— By Aldous Huxley, It was a COLD, WINDY DAY in Chicago. The time… 6:00am. The place… O’Hare Airport. The mood… tired! I was going through airport security with 300 of my “closest friends.” As I successfully walked through the scanner, I glanced to my right and one of the …

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Gates & GM

Bill Gates with his early computer

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on..  A long while back, at a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,  ‘If GM had kept up with technology …

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How To Stay Young

elderly lady studying the computer

HOW  TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This  includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That  is why you pay 'them.'

2. Keep  only cheerful friends. The  grouches pull you down.

3. Keep  learning. Learn more  about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain  idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'

4. Enjoy  the simple things. 

5. Laugh often, long  and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

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Q-TIP IT!

2 Q-tips

by Maureen Killoran

Back in the 1920’s when Polish-American entrepreneur Leo Gerstenzang invented cotton swabs as a safer way to clean his baby’s ears, he called his product “Q-Tip.” Actually, his first name-choice was “Baby Gay” – but that didn’t sell, so the by-now familiar name emerged. Mr. Gerstenzang chose “Q” for Quality . . . and he must have been on to something, because Q-Tip has become a household word (and we’ve developed a whole another set of connotations for ‘Baby Gay.’)

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