August 4th, 2011Archive

Scared of Puking On Your Cruise? Don’t Be.

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelWe just spent seven stunningly beautiful nights sailing Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Pearl. Unfortunately, many baby boomers won’t even consider such a cruise because they are afraid of sea sickness. If that fear is holding you back, take a peek at this short video: David and Carol Porter are contributors on the AARP blog, blog regularly at and keep us updated on their travels via their Facebook Account. Do you have any sea sickness tips? …

The Takeaway: Living to 100; Obama Turns 50; Bubba Smith

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayAll about the genes. So yesterday, we celebrated aging well with Helen Mirren’s big win for sexiest body and Jim Presseler’s secrets to looking and feeling young at 62. And then the mother of all Debbie Downer news was released.

Tax Time? For You, Yes!

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringMost people aren’t thinking “taxes” in August, unless they filed for an extension on last April’s filing deadline. But if you want to volunteer to help others during the 2012 filing season, now is the time to sign on to AARP Tax-Aide — the nation’s largest free tax preparation and assistance service. What is AARP Tax Aide? It’s an AARP Foundation program that helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by making sure they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. AARP Tax-Aide is …

Death Takes a Holiday

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal HealthEvery other Thursday, we have Trish Vradenburg as our special guest blogger covering Alzheimer’s issues. Trish is a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer’s disease advocate. She and her husband, George, founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020. She brings her legendary humor and wit to the devastating realities of Alzheimer’s, and we’re excited to have her share with us here. Great news – no one died today from Alzheimer’s… …

Death Takes a Holiday

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthGreat news – no one died today from Alzheimer’s… or yesterday… or this whole week… or even the whole month.  In fact, Alzheimer’s must have been cured.  At least, that is what you would think if you were an obit reader.  I’m one of those.  I learned it from my Dad.  He used to say that every morning he would wake up and look at the newspaper obits.  If his name wasn’t there, he’d go to work. But each day …