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The 9 Highest-Calorie ‘Xtreme’ Restaurant Meals

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHow high can those numbers go? That’s the question each year as the nutrition watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) spotlights the restaurant chain meals that pack in the highest calorie, fat and sodium counts. And just when you think those numbers can’t soar any more, consider this year’s “Xtreme Eating” awards: At the top spot is a  3,540-calorie Red Robin “Monster” meal with  double-burger, “bottomless” fries and Monster shake. The sodium alone represents four days’ …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/30/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun 1. Insects are a food source for one of every three people worldwide. (Learn more at Yahoo) 2. The debts and unpaid bills of more than a third of Americans have been reported to collection agencies. (Learn more at Urban Institute) 3. Handshakes share 20 times more germs than fist bumps. (Learn more at AARP) >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  4. A new smartphone app simulates a retro camera by making you …

What to See This Weekend: Guardians Rule, Funk King Boogies

Posted on 07/30/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe best movie weekend of the summer is upon us! So buy yourself a day pass to the multiplex and relish the rousing biography of a music legend, a new sci-fi classic and an intimately focused drama with a devastating punch.   Get on Up Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson in 42) makes playing The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business seem easy in this spectacular, funk-driven biography of James Brown. The soundtrack is the genuine Brown, but Boseman nails his Mashed …

Crece el desarrollo humano en Latinoamérica, pero a un ritmo más lento

Posted on 07/30/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolAmérica Latina y el Caribe tienen el Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH) más alto en comparación con otras regiones, de acuerdo con el más reciente informe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD). No obstante, el progreso se ha desacelerado, si se compara con el período 2000-2008, y las vulnerabilidad persistentes amenazan con revertir los logros alcanzados. El IDH no presenta variaciones en ninguno de sus extremos: Noruega, Australia, Suiza, los Países Bajos y Estados Unidos siguen a …

De Panamá a Nueva York: Rubén Blades

Posted on 07/30/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolSon las grandes canciones que definen la estirpe de los grandes artistas. En el caso del panameño Rubén Blades, un tema como “El padre Antonio y el monaguillo Andrés” lo dice todo. Son pocos los cantautores que lograron conjugar ritmos bailables y auténtico swing tropical con una narrativa de semejante vuelo poético. Inspirada en el cruel asesinato del obispo salvadoreño Óscar Romero durante una misa en 1980, la canción trasciende los detalles específicos de Centroamérica para convertirse en un himno …

Glasses Turn Grandmas Into Glam-mas

Posted on 07/30/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhat do granny panties and mom jeans have in common with eyeglasses? Until 2012, all three were items you’d rather don at home than in public. That’s the year Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, Demi Moore and a raft of other elderbabes started showing up in bold, black, geek-chic glasses that made them look sexy and smart. Boomeristas nationwide swarmed their local optician, and a trend was born. Rather than sporting the same old rimless or wire frames, everyone suddenly wanted …