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A recent Washington Post article written by Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm and cofounder of OkCupid, debunked five myths about online dating. The fifth: “Photos are the best way to tell whether you’ll be attracted to someone.”
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Few things make or break your online dating presence like the photos you post of yourself. Supposedly, men prefer women who smile in their photographs, and women prefer men who have a more serious look. A little cleavage can’t “huyt,” as my grandmother used to say. I'm referring to the women’s  photographs, but maybe men should show more skin.
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People in the boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, are  celebrating the 50th birthdays of their youngest members in 2014. To mark this event, AARP asked Washington, D.C.-based photographer Jared Soares to explore Boomer, W.Va.
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With news that hackers last weekend managed to uncover and leak nude photographs that 101 celebrities had stored on their smartphones, you may be wondering about the online security of your own salacious selfies.
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Getting more organized and living healthier are classic New Year's resolutions.  If you're like me, you need all the help you can get. Here are six mobile apps that can help. While they aren't marketed specifically to the 50+ audience, I've found reasons they can make our lives easier. I use them all regularly. They are free and available on iPhone or Android.
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Is yours the new American family?
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Photos unite family and friends, so if you want to be the hit of a holiday party, just copy my friend Pauline. She recently sat down at brunch and whipped out a stunning book she had made from photos on her iPhone.  She said she compiled it with a really easy-to-use mobile app. The beauty and coolness of the photo album got more raves than photos of her grandkids.
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Inexpensive apps for touching-up digital photos has made the kind of airbrushing artistry once reserved for celebrities available to the rest of us. Yes, we can now apply the same image altering techniques used on models and magazine covers to our own Match.com or LinkedIn profiles. But is it a good idea?
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Two recent photography essays have delved deeply into that most ephemeral yet integral part of ourselves: our memories.
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