Twenty-five percent of the world’s population has high blood pressure (we love statistics). We suspect some of it is “white coat” syndrome, the kind you get in doctor’s offices. This was once an annoyance to Joy, but her home monitor shows her pressure is normally 110 over 70, with a heart rate of 48 or 50. (Very fit, Joy.)
Here’s a gadget for sailors, kite surfers, paragliders, and anyone who wants or needs to monitor the wind. The “Vaavud is a spinning wind meter that connects to the iPhone, iPad, iPod or Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3. It’s $45 from BiteMyApple.
The website FabOverFifty.com launches next weekend when the “fabulous women of Miami” meet the site’s founder for a Lifetime channel taping aimed at 51 million women over 50 in the U.S. The site, dubbed “FOF,” could also stand for “friends of friends.” It’s a place for women to hang out, get tips, share ideas, discover new restaurants, fashions, consumer electronics and travel ideas. There are lots of subject tabs at the top of the screen. Examples: “Facts of Life,” with tips for skin, body, mind and budget. “Fab Faves,” where we learned about the tables “outside of Bubby’s” in the Tribeca area of New York City. “Exclusives” for bargain hunters. Our only complaint with the site is its search engine. […]
We just bought a new game machine that hooks up to our TV set. It’s the Nintendo Wii (pronounced
“whee”). What’s different about it, as you may have read, is that the game machine has a motion-sensitive controller that reacts to your movements andallows you to get some exercise while you play a video game.
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