6 Tips Social Media Tips For The Old People You Love

6 Tips Social Media Tips For The Old People You Love

A how-to-guide for those over 40 who may need a little help with what's appropriate and what's annoying.

It’s comical and entertaining to watch our grandparents and even our parents use social media. It’s a great source to keep everyone connected, especially when the distance is a factor, or just to see each other’s day to day life. But sometimes we witness elderly people make drastic mistakes, comments, and shares on Facebook that make us cringe. Here’s a how-to guide for those over 40 who may need a little do’s and do not guide.

1. Some things aren’t worth posting

Have you ever seen the adults who have to share absolutely everything they do in the day? “Just took the dog out for a run!” “Going to water the plants.” “Kids should be home from school in an hour.”

That’s great, we love that you’re doing something in your life, but please, no one really cares that much. Update people on big milestones or fun stories that are relatable to everyone. You’ll get much more feedback on those posts, and even more likes.

2. DON’T send private messages with chain mail

For the love of all that is good, no one, and I mean no one, wants to receive something such as “An Angel has blessed you with 10 years of good luck, send to 10 friends to let them know how much of a blessing they are.” Yes, very sweet, great intentions, but no one actually wants to receive messages like that. It’s just taking up people’s inboxes and time.

3. You don’t have to copy and paste everything

There are all sorts of causes and organizations and diseases to support fighting for. In fact, there are millions. But, we do not need to copy and paste about these on our walls a million times per day. It’s unnecessary. Instead, share a story about a certain cause and how it affects you. It’ll be more meaningful than simply copying a generic message and pasting for all to scroll past.

4. Not every gathering needs a picture

This goes for everyone. Sometimes we need to remember to enjoy the moment when we catch up with an old friend for coffee. It’s great to document these moments and get a picture to capture it, but we don’t need to rush to post it so everyone knows your every move. Chances are, they’re probably not really waiting for that post.

5. Don’t get into arguments through comments

Sometimes you won’t agree with a person’s comment. And that’s okay. And sometimes it’s appropriate to tell someone that they’re out of line. But just because you don’t agree with something does not mean that you need to make sure everyone knows. Conversations on social media should be treated like conversations in real life. You can’t use the ability to hide behind a computer screen as a shield to boost your confidence in being brave.

6. Remember that social media is meant for positivity

Yes, our generation and the world we lived in is based on technology and the power of social media. But it’s not always a negative thing. It may consume people’s time a vast amount than other things but think of all of the positive outcomes. You can connect with friends, keep in touch with others at the click of a button, and practically see the world. It’s not all bad, I promise.

The next time your Great-Aunt Mary decides to embarrass you on her posts through social media, maybe give her a couple of these tips as a reference. Sometimes the elderly need a little educating as well.

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!

When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes, and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts that are worth following:
















Here are Quotes To Use As A Caption/ Lyrics To Use As A Caption/ Quick Little Sayings To Use As A Caption: for your Instagram photo that you wish to post!

1. Life goes on, with or without you.

2. Don't Worry Be Happy! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy.

4. Be Confident.

5. Be Positive.

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar.

7. Chillin' with my peeps.

8. Go big or go home.

9. What's the deal?

10. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12. Life is a gift.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you used to be.

16. I don't need any part-time people in my life.

17. Get the gist.

18. Boy, it's the 21st Century, get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy!

20. I woke up like this.

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power, a smile is its sword.

23. Last day of class!

24. I donut care!

25. Got my donut and coffee today.

26. Happy as a clam

27. Beach days are the best!

28. A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With you, I forget all my problems. With you, time stands still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great.

33. "Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." — "Lilo & Stitch"

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person, but by learning to see the imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears a billion times.

36. She's got that red lip, classic thing going on.

37. I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship!

38. Best friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? Maybe?

42. "I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't." — Buck Owens

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. "Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars." — Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars — Coldplay

46 . I keep dancing on my own — Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself — Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you — Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness — Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am limited edition!

52. Turn that frown upside down.

53. Smile, it's the best thing a girl can wear!

54, Stay true.

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. "You're the king, baby I'm your queen." — Taylor Swift

57. Best Friends Forever!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life.

60. I know you like, first-name-basis.

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl.

63. Frisky Friday!

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations. — "The Fault In Our Stars"

65. "Maybe our okays will be our infinities." — The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because I'm a little unsteady — Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life.

68. She's the beauty and he's the beast.

69. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney

70. "If you can dream it, you can do it." — Walt Disney

71. "Hakuna Matata, it means no worries for the rest of your days." — "The Lion King"

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — "The Lion King."

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — "Mulan"

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — "Beauty and the Beast"

76. "All it takes is faith and trust." — "Peter Pan"

77. "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." — "Winnie the Pooh"

78. "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." — "Ratatouille"

79. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw

80. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." — "Hercules"

81. "Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." — "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." — "Winnie the Pooh"

83. "Giving up is for rookies." — "Hercules"

84. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." — Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." — "The Lion King"

86. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln

87. "An unexamined life is not worth living." — Socrates

88. "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." — Rabindranath Tagore

89. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller

90. "The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire." — Pamela Hansford Johnson

91. "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." — Swami Sivananda

92. "Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity, but embrace it." — Kevyn Aucoin

93. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'," — Audrey Hepburn

94. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman

95. "My power's turned on, starting right now I'll be strong." — Rachel Platten

96. "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." — Buddha

97. "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." — Rabindranath Tagore

98. "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" — Muhammad Ali

99. "Why don't you be you, and I'll be me." — James Bay

100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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Drug Injections May Go Needle-Free Thanks To New Technology And To Nature

Through imitating nature, the healthcare industry can propel itself into a pain-free treatment age.


Going to the doctor's office to get a shot was one of the most dreadful tasks as a child, and even larger of a task for our parents to strap us into the car to get there.

Needles are widely feared but also are wildly important in the healthcare field, from delivering vaccines to insulin to chemotherapy. But their necessity doesn't squash our fears. It just forces us to accept them as a necessary evil.

However, thanks to MIT and Harvard researchers, and a special animal, a needle-free reality may be in our future. Instead of our physicians pulling out syringes to administer drug injections, we may be receiving them in a form of a pill. The developers are calling it "SOMA", or the self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator. Made of stainless steel and other biodegradable materials, the white, dome-shaped device can be swallowed easily and will self-orient to the stomach wall and deliver a minuscule injection.

The first tests were done on pigs and rats. In three pigs that swallowed the device, even while moving around, the applicator did its job. The pigs had similar levels of insulin in their bloodstream to if they were to be injected through the skin.

Since the stomach doesn't have many pain receptors, the "prick" from the Soma would not even be felt by the patient. The medicine would enter the bloodstream, and the tiny applicator would be excreted later by the patient. This element is extremely important, especially for diabetic patients. Studies show that being uncomfortable or afraid of needles can lead to a seven to an eight-year delay in starting insulin treatment.

More tests need to be done on animals, but the researchers hope to start testing the Soma device in humans in three years.

The inspiration for a device that rolls over and finds its balance? The leopard tortoise. The engineers of the Soma found that this creature can roll back onto its feet, no matter which way it falls at. The angled, dome-shaped shell allows for this skill and inspired the engineers to shape the device in the way that they did.

Through imitating nature, the healthcare industry can propel itself into a pain-free treatment age.


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