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2013: el año más difícil de Barack Obama

Posted on 12/31/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEl presidente lo niega. De hecho, en su último pronunciamiento público dijo que éste no ha sido su peor año y citó mejoras en la economía y otros logros. Pero las encuestas y los hechos, por lo menos generan dudas. El presidente de Estados Unidos tuvo un año complicado. Si bien comenzó en enero fortalecido por su reelección, terminó el año con el índice de aprobación más bajo de sus cinco años de presidencia, según encuestas nacionales. ¿Por qué cada …

Is ‘Knockout Game’ a Hate Crime?

Posted on 12/31/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayIt’s all the “rage” — or is it?  The “knockout game” — not really a game, but rather a violent form of assault — has made headlines across the nation over the past several months. It involves knocking out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch. Some news organizations have reported that the “game,” in which people of color, often older, are randomly attacked by young “players,” has become an epidemic. Others, while acknowledging that the game exists, brand the so-called trend …

New Year’s Resolutions? How About Two Easy Ones

Posted on 12/31/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhat are your New Year’s resolutions for 2014? You don’t have any? Join the club. Turns out, according to a new CBS News poll, most Americans are giving up on making resolutions. Some 68 percent of Americans are skipping the annual tradition, and of those who do make resolutions, about half don’t keep them. It does depend on your age, however. Nearly half of those under 30 — those idealistic little darlings — still like to make resolutions, while those …

Investing in Bitcoins and Other 2014 Predictions

Posted on 12/30/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1 … That science fiction author and futurist Isaac Asimov got it right 50 years ago when he wrote: “Communication will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone.” (Learn more at Buzzfeed) 2 … That about half of us think 2014 will be a better year overall than 2013. (Learn more at USA Today) 3 … That some things will be more expensive in 2014, including beef, bread, …

In 2014 I Will…Embrace Positive Aging!

Posted on 12/30/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWith the holidays in the rear-view mirror, many of us are scribbling lists of ways to improve ourselves in the New Year: Lose weight. Change jobs. Spend less. Save more. But why not try something completely different this year? Rather than resolving to change yourself, how about embracing  yourself? It starts with your age: Once you’ve embraced your age, work your way toward embracing and loving your shape…your looks…everything about the way you are now. That’s the essence of positive …

The Congressman Who Broke All the Rules

Posted on 12/30/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyThese days we’re rarely shocked when we learn that a politician has enjoyed lavish benefits at public expense or found some way to exploit public office for personal gain. That makes all the more remarkable the story of former U.S. Rep. Andrew “Andy” Jacobs Jr. (D-Ind.), who during his three decades in Congress declined to accept the monthly disability payments to which he was entitled for his injuries in combat as a Marine during the Korean War. “He didn’t think …