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Remodeling a Bathroom for Aging in Place

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesGuest post by Bruce Case, Case Design/Remodeling “Is this the house we’ll retire in?” Crystal and Chris K. frequently asked one another about their home in Silver Spring, MD. The question was important because the answer would determine if they’d remodel or sell their house. If they stay, some home renovations would be needed in order to successfully age-in-place. If they eventually moved, a home renovation wouldn’t be all that worthwhile. When Chris and Crystal ultimately made the decision to …

3 Sneaky Schemes That Scammers ‘Bank’ On

Posted on 08/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsMost phone calls claim there’s a problem with your bank account or credit or debit card. Some allege you qualify for a lower-interest-rate credit card because you’ve been such a good customer. And the newest trick: telling businesses that their card-swiping machines aren’t working right and credit card transactions must be made by phone. But it’s scammers delivering such unexpected news — not legitimate financial institutions they profess to represent, which most recently include Bank of America, Barclays, and scores …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 08/21/2014 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. Repudio y conmoción mundial por la decapitación de un periodista: Un video difundido a través de los foros yihadistas y que estuvo en el aire en YouTube hasta que fue levantado por su crudeza en el que se muestra la decapitación del periodista estadounidense James Wright Foley, secuestrado en Siria en noviembre de 2012, causó repudio y condena internacional. Tras la …

Los puertorriqueños abandonan su ‘Isla del encanto’

Posted on 08/21/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolLos problemas económicos y el desempleo, especialmente, han provocado que los puertorriqueños abandonen su Isla del encanto y vayan a buscar mejores oportunidades económicas al territorio continental de Estados Unidos. Esa es una de las principales conclusiones del más reciente informe del Proyecto Pew Hispanic Trends, del Pew Research Center, cuyo análisis indica que en la década actual se está viviendo la mayor ola migratoria de boricuas desde la ‘Gran migración’ de los años 50 y 60, después de la …

Blessings Near and Far: A Lesson in Honoring Elders

Posted on 08/21/2014 by |Volunteering | Comments

Bulletin Today | Home & FamilyWe arrived with jasmine garlands and two rosettes folded out of Thai baht. We slipped off our sandals and felt the cool, smooth tiles beneath us as we walked toward a woman sitting on her front porch. The woman was my friend Fon’s 90-year-old great grandmother, Chid. Fon had invited us — my friend Jess, my boyfriend Joe and me — to go to the beach, a few hours south of Bangkok. But first, she asked, could we stop to …

John Lithgow, Bruce Willis Anchor a Men’s Movie Weekend

Posted on 08/21/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIs this a trend? Last week’s movies were mostly guy-oriented, and this week’s top films follow suit: There’s a tale of modern love featuring two beloved male stars, a real-life story of true football greatness and a testosterone-laden action spectacle. Shall we chalk it up to male pattern boldness?   Love Is Strange Two of the screen’s finest actors, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, bring warmth and humor to a modern yet timeless love story. They play a couple who’ve …