Large Print is Not Just for Seniors Anymore

Read Time: 3 min
woman taking picture of library books with a tablet

When I was younger my mom and I would make a weekly trek to the local library.

I remember every visit walking by the sign advertising the Large Print Books section. I never understood why the sign didn’t just say Old People’s Books. After all, in my mind that’s who the large print was for.

Well, turns out that large print has come in quite handy in helping me to mind my Posture and my Use, and I am nowhere near being Old yet…at least not by my definition. Continue reading “Large Print is Not Just for Seniors Anymore”

How Language Shapes Us

Read Time: 2 min
close up of woman's head and neck

The word Neck figures prominently in the English language.

Some days, your coworker is “a pain in the neck”. Some days, she may frustrate you so much that you could “wring her neck”.

Your boss can “breathe down your neck” pressuring you to finish that report by the end of the day. And you don’t know how you are going to get it done because you are “up to your neck” in so much work.

You can “stick your neck out” to help a friend in trouble.

And on and on.

The problem with talking about the Neck is that over time it becomes its own thing. Continue reading “How Language Shapes Us”

Five Simple Tips for Using Your Smartphone

Read Time: 7 min
woman texting

We love our smartphones. Our mobile technology has tremendous advantages.

At the same time using the technology can literally be a pain in the neck.

So many people are experiencing neck, upper back and shoulder pain from excessive use of smartphones that doctors have given the syndrome a name—Text Neck.

Text Neck is affecting younger and younger people. CNN reported recently on a 14-year-old who has been diagnosed with the syndrome. Continue reading “Five Simple Tips for Using Your Smartphone”