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People Located Near Bike Lanes and Walking Paths Exercise More (A Lot More)

Posted on 08/1/2014 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesNot exercising isn’t completely your fault. A study conducted in the United Kingdom by the University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit (and published in July by the American Journal of Public Health) finds that people who live near bike lanes and walking paths are likely to exercise at least 40 minutes more a week than people who don’t have easy access to such traffic-free routes. In fact, for every 0.6 miles a person resides near a dedicated walking path or …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Crees que falta alguna? Comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. El brote de ébola desata alarma mundial: El balance de la epidemia de fiebre hemorrágica provocada por el virus del Ébola en África occidental, arrojaba el jueves más de 1,300 casos, de los que habían fallecido 729 personas, de ellas 47 en cuatro días, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud, OMS, que advirtió que “la tendencia (…) sigue siendo incierta”, …

Depend’s Daring New Dare: ‘Drop Your Pants’

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayOver the years, Kimberly-Clark has used rugged NFL players and glamorous actresses to promote its Depend brand of leak-proof underwear as not just embarrassment-preventing but stylish, too. But now the company is really pushing the envelope, so to speak, with a provocative “Drop Your Pants for Underwareness” campaign. The campaign features this TV commercial, set to the retro sound of British pop band The Creation’s 1966 single “Making Time.”   >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  Even edgier is …

Proud Papa Brian Williams Reports Daughter’s Big News

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentNBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams got to show just what a proud father he his. Reporting the evening news July 30, he announced that NBC has cast his daughter, Allison, as the lead in a musical performance of Peter Pan Live! “Family members confirm that she’s been rehearsing for this role since the age of 3, and they look forward to seeing her fly,” said Williams, displaying a childhood photo of his daughter decked out in full Peter Pan …

Obama Order Blocks Contracts for Age Discriminators

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkContractors found to have discriminated against workers because of their age or committed other recent labor-law violations will be ineligible for federal contracts under an executive order that President Barack Obama signed today. Among the worker protections in the order: Businesses with federal contracts of $1 million or more cannot require arbitration in worker disputes involving sexual harassment and certain civil rights violations. Workers also must get basic information on their paychecks, such as deductions and hours worked, so they can verify that their …

Save Money, It’s Sales Tax Holiday Time

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |Online Executive Producer | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsIf you’re in the market for a new computer or even just some clothes, you may be able to purchase these items free of local and state sales taxes. Fourteen states are participating in sales-tax holidays between Aug. 1 and the end of September. Depending on your state’s guidelines (some set a maximum dollar amount on how much you can buy), you can purchase clothing, shoes, school supplies and even computers without paying any sales tax. >> Get discounts on electronics with …