AARP Cheat Sheet: Tuesday, December 28

Most of us have been through a snowstorm or ten in our lifetimes, so this won’t be anything new, but just in case you’re new to this latest weather drama, our Twitter followers are throwing out lots of helpful tips, like this: Jim Vlock’s vision is fading, but he’s found some high-tech ways to get around it: “We had been spending all our time focusing on a possible cure — stem cells, laser treatments, injections — we were willing to …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Monday, December 27

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=1248069482199&playerType=embed (“Two New York City men feel a tremendous responsibility to respond properly when they mysteriously receive hundreds of letters addressed to Santa Claus at their Chelsea apartment.” Via the New York Times.) The sponsors of a Medicare fraud prevention bill hope to reintroduce it in 2011: “The bill would empower the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General to bar executives from federal health programs if a company they worked for is convicted of fraud after the …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Thursday, December 23

(If you’re in the office today, like us, this is for you: “Assembly and Repairs Dept. mechanic Mary Josephine Farley works on a Wright Whirlwind motor, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. 1942 August.” Via.) FYI, the state of Missouri has its missing moon rock back. Yep. Its missing moon rock. On growth in the 75+ work force: “”This phenomenon is going to build. This is just the first wave.” – John Rother, AARP’s EVP of policy. A song lyric, …

Don’t Forget the Holiday Romancing

There is always something romantic about the holidays. The night lights, the cold winter air, big decadant meals, roaring fires at night that makes you want to snuggle — not to mention all the holiday madness with the family oftentimes makes you just want to spend some quiet, quality time with your loved one. So AARP put together the five steps you need to take to make sure you have a romantic holiday with your honey. The first is my …

Send a call from Santa!

If you know a kid (of any age) who’d like to get a call from Santa, this cute (and free!) app from Google Voice will create a very personalized call from the man in red! Just visit sendacallfromsanta.com

AARP Cheat Sheet: Wednesday, December 22

(“Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for …