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Alejandra Owens

Biography: Alejandra is the Managing Editor of the AARP Blog and blogs weekly on a variety of hot news topics.

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Allan Roth

Biography: Allan Roth is the founder of Wealth Logic, an hourly-based financial planning firm in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has taught investing and finance at universities and written for Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and others. His contributions aren’t meant to convey specific investment advice.

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Home & Family blogger

Patti Shea

Biography: Love baseball, beagles and Mel Brooks movies. Grew up in LA. Learned the lessons in DC. Now caring for parents in Florida. Also a social media manager for AARP.

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Álvaro Valderrama

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Beth Carpenter

Biography: Beth manages social media for a whole host of fun topics at AARP, including travel, technology, entertainment, and sports.

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Celeste Rodas de Juarez

Biography: En sus más de 20 años de experiencia, esta periodista guatemalteca ha entrevistado a las principales personalidades del mundo del entretenimiento para publicaciones como Vanidades, Harper’s Bazaar y People en Español. Ha trabajado también como productora para Univision y NBC Telemundo. En el 2000, fundó la Asociación Latina de Periodistas de Entretenimiento de EE.UU. (ALPE). Actualmente escribe sobre entretenimiento, estilo de vida y viajes para Vogue, MSN.com, Avianca la Revista y El Nuevo Herald.

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Deb Silverberg

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Ernesto Lechner

Biography: Ernesto Lechner escribe sobre música, cine y cultura latinoamericana. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, Vibe, Interview, Billboard y muchas otras publicaciones. Es autor del libro "Rock En Español: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion" (Chicago Review Press, 2006) y contribuyó a "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide" (Fireside, 2004). Conduce el programa radial "The Latin Alternative," que se emite a través de los Estados Unidos por la cadena NPR.

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Politics

Election 2012

Biography: Veteran journalists Mary Hickey, Bill Hogan, Kim Keister, Patrick J. Kiger, Susan Milligan, and Bernard Ohanian write about this year's campaign.

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General News

Futurity

Biography: The nonprofit site, which launched in 2009, features the latest discoveries important to older Americans by scientists at top research universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Futurity is supported solely by its university partners.

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Gabriel Lerner

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In Other News . . .

Bill Hogan

Biography: Bill Hogan has been covering Washington for longer than he can remember — or longer, at least, than he'd like to remember. He is the author of three books, including, most recently, "Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?—How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs" (with Dr. Armon B. Neel, Jr.).

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All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50.

AARP Illinois

Biography: All the news that matters to Illinoisans over 50! Gerardo Cardenas, Jennifer Baier, and Heather Heppner blogging about all things related to the health, financial security, and well-being of Illinoisans over 50.

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Josie Castrodad

Biography: Josie Castrodad es una periodista puertorriqueña, radicada en la República Dominicana. Fue la escritora principal en Nueva York de People en Español y escribió artículos sobre famosas estrellas del entretenimiento. Sus áreas de especialidad incluyen salud, belleza, cultura e interés humano.

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Volunteering

Jen Martin

Biography: AARP Social Media Manager for Create The Good, the AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger. Passions: Cheesy 80s music, food, my dog and the Baltimore Ravens

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Parenting 2.0

Mary W. Quigley

Biography: Mary W. Quigley, a journalist and author, has written two books about motherhood and work. An NYU journalism professor, she is the mother of three adult children, and blogs at www.mothering21.com

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Caregiving

Sally Abrahms

Biography: I’m a long-time contributor to AARP with both a personal and professional interest in caregiving. For the last twelve years, I have cared for my father, then my mother and now my 94-year-old mother-in-law. I cover aging and boomers and have written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Times, USA Today and the Huffington Post, among others.

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Travel

Samantha Brown

Biography: Globetrotter Samantha Brown has visited 49 countries and 30 of the United states so far, and she aims to share the joy of seeing the world. She's an expert on the "must do's" of a destination, but her true passion is to focus on the people, their culture and the privilege of spending time in their everyday lives.

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Tammy Gordon

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AARP CEO

A. Barry Rand

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Ann Jackson

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Celebrity quotes and insight

Alex Fischetti

Biography: I'm an autistic Italian American celebrity buff.

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Allan Fallow

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Latino Life

Al Martinez

Biography: Al Martinez, Pultizer Prize-winning journalist, author and recently
annointed "Bard of L.A.," brings humor, wisdom and a sometimes quirky, perspective on life to his weekly AARP blog. The former Los Angeles Times columnist riffs about aging, current events, who he is, who we are and everything else. At 82, he's got more than a few things to say.

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Aging, Home & Family Expert

Amy Goyer

Biography: As an expert in aging and families, specializing in family caregiving and multigenerational issues, I am a consultant, speaker and writer. I've worked for more than 30 years with older adults, children with special needs and their families.

As AARP's Home & Family Expert, I provide expertise on a variety of issues, including family caregiving and aging in place, livable communities, grandparenting, parenting and other family relationships, multigenerational living and family history.

Right now the most important role I'm playing in life is that of primary caregiver for my parents who are 86 and 89. In 2009 I moved to Arizona to be close to my parents and I return to Washington, DC frequently for business. It's a crazy life but I'm grateful to be able to support my parents and do the work I love at the same time!

My Take Care blog posts are about caregiving for Mom and Dad, and you'll also hear about my partner in caregiving: the adorable Jackson, their service dog, who is a Schnoodle. My All in the Family blog posts are about a variety of family, friendship and other relationship issues. I also write a column on AARP.org, act as a media spokesperson and am a regular guest on AARP radio. Author of "Things to do now you're a Grandparent." Winner of 2012 ALTY Best Blog Award in Caregiving category and Finalist in Seniorhomes.com Social Media Rockstar Award.

My new book, "Juggling Work and Caregiving" will be released in fall of 2013.

Follow me on Twitter @amygoyer and Pinterest! Connect on Facebook www.facebook.com/amygoyer1, LinkedIn or I'm agoyer here in the AARP Online Community.

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Associated Press

Biography: The world's largest and oldest news-gathering organization delivers important breaking stories, analysis and features for older Americans.

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Alison Shelton

Biography: Alison Shelton, a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute Economics Team, has written and spoken on Social Security and retirement security for over a decade. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers on the Social Security program and proposals for reform.

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Television and Entertainment

Austin O'Connor

Biography: Austin O'Connor covers television, film, gaming, gadgets and all kinds of entertainment for AARP.org. Follow him on twitter: @austinjoconnor

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Best of Everything After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Biography: I wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" because I wanted to be the best I could be after 50. I've had the good fortune to become a front-page columnist for Huffington Post, Chief Pundit for FOF (FabOverFifty), and Positive Living editor for GLOW Beauty Magazine, in addition to one of AARP's newest columnists. AARP just launched "The Best of Everything" video series on its AARP YouTube Channel.

A frequent guest on national television, including the Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Good Morning America and Dr. Oz, I love to yak it up on radio shows around the country whenever I'm invited. Because of my focus on healthy and positive aging, the National Osteoporosis Foundation recently honored me with the Generations of Strength Award and named me Ambassador for Bone Health. Yay!

Last bit of info: I live in NYC with my husband, two daughters (one of whom is in college!), and rescued dog, Gunther, a frequent running companion. Oh, and I'm hard at work on my next book! I'm fearless after fifty and ready for what's next. Join me . . .

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Becky Gillan

Biography: I'm Senior Vice President of AARP's Research Center, and am focused on fostering understanding of the interests and concerns of people age 50+ and their families. Before coming to AARP, I served as the Vice President of Global Market Research & Guest Satisfaction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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Bethanne Patrick

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Elizabeth Agnvall

Biography: Betsy Agnvall worked for a decade in Washington, D.C. as a freelance writer for The Washington Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Safety and Health magazine and other publications. She is currently a features editor for health at AARP Media. She recently launched a blog that reports on the latest science about protecting and improving brain health. She's fascinated by the latest research that helps us understand how to live our lives to the fullest--keeping mind and body strong and sharp.

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Best Life

Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Biography: I'm a features editor for AARP Media who spotlights everyday people doing exceptional things in a blog called Best Life. You may not see these folks in the national news but they deserve a shout-out anyway. I'm also a proud product of the great Midwest and love pop culture—especially food, fashion, television and R&B music. Family, friends and spirituality also play important roles in my life. And traffic, unfortunately.

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Caregiving experts & bloggers

AARP Caregiving Team

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Money and Work

Carole Fleck

Biography: As a senior editor for AARP Media, I cover personal finance issues, the economy, older worker issues, retirement planning and other news affecting people 50-plus.

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Christopher Baker

Biography: Christopher Baker is a senior strategic policy adviser for the AARP Public Policy Institute. He works on issues that affect the availability, affordability and use of essential telecommunications and home energy services.

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General News

Christina Ianzito

Biography: Christina is a writer for AARP Media, which includes AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin, and AARP.org. She writes on a variety of subjects, from the latest health news to personality profiles.

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Technology

Mike Lee

Biography: Mike is developing AARP's digital presence outside of its web site on mobile phones, tablets and internet-enabled appliances. He is a groupie of the MIT Media Lab and an avid digital photographer.

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David Certner

Biography: David Certner is the Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director for Government Affairs at AARP, serving as counsel for the Association’s legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts at the federal and state level, as well as for litigation opportunities before the courts.

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Fashion

Dian Holton

Biography: Publication art director with a passion for art, design, and fashion.

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David John

Biography: David C. John is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute focusing on pension and retirement savings issues. John also serves as the deputy director of the Retirement Security Project at the Brookings Institution.

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Don Redfoot

Biography: Donald L. Redfoot, Ph.D., has been a strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute for 18 years, conducting and supervising policy research on: financing options for long-term services and supports; trends in disability, institutional care, and family caregiving; and international comparisons of long-term care systems.

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Public Policy

Debra Whitman

Biography: Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process. As AARP’s executive vice president for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, she leads policy development in retirement security, health care, consumer protections and other issues.

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Senior Editor, Money Team

Eileen Ambrose

Biography: Eileen Ambrose is a senior editor and writer for the Money Team. She previously was a personal finance columnist with the Baltimore Sun.

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Betsy Costle

Biography: Elizabeth Rowe Costle is director of the Consumer and State Affairs Team for the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her staff conducts research and policy analysis in financial services, energy, telecommunications and legal and personal rights. She is also a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board.

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Enid Kassner

Biography: Enid Kassner directs the Livable Communities/Long-Term Services and Supports team at the AARP Public Policy Institute. The research and policy development focuses on expanding consumer access and choice to affordable long-term services and supports options, with an emphasis on improving home- and community-based services, supporting family caregivers and making communities more livable.

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Elaine Ryan

Biography: Elaine Ryan is the vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) in AARP's Government Affairs group. She leads a team of dedicated legislative staff who work with AARP state offices to advance advocacy with Governors and state legislators, helping people 50+ attain and maintain their long-term financial security and health.

Follow Elaine on Twitter: @RoamTheDomes.

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Rick Levinson

Biography: Rick Levinson is Money Team editor for AARP Media.

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Gary Koenig

Biography: Gary Koenig directs the economic security team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. His own work focuses on Social Security, private pension reform, retirement savings and income adequacy in retirement. Follow him on Twitter @gary_koenig

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Gonzalo Baeza

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Gilberto Companioni

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AARP Education & Outreach

The Livable Communities Team

Biography: What makes a community a great place — for people of all ages? Find innovative ideas from people across the country who are making homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and states age-friendly places to live! Learn more at AARP.org/livable.

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Geraldine Smolka

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Guest Blogger

Biography: AARP Blog's guest bloggers represent a variety of backgrounds, expertise and experiences.

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Personal Health and Well-being

Candy Sagon

Biography: Candy Sagon writes about health topics for AARP. She previously was a reporter with the Washington Post and has written numerous articles on food, health and nutrition for national magazines.

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Harriet Komisar

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Jana Lynott

Biography: Jana Lynott is a senior strategic policy adviser with the AARP Public Policy Institute, where she manages the AARP transportation research agenda. As a land use and transportation planner, she brings practical expertise to the research field.

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The Ultimate Cheapskate

Jeff Yeager

Biography: Jeff Yeager is AARP's resident Savings Expert and host of the AARP Savings Challenge. He spent 24 years managing national nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., before launching his current career as a freelance writer, public speaker, and media personality in 2004. Jeff is the author of, "Don't Throw That Away!", "The Cheapskate Next Door" and "The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches." His website is www.UltimateCheapskate.com, and you can connect with Jeff Yeager on Facebook and Twitter.

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AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer

Jen Reeves

Biography: I'm the social media trainer at AARP. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge to others!

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AARP Media Relations Team

Josh Rosenblum

Biography: Josh Rosenblum works in Media Relations for AARP. He has served on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) and as Communications Director to two former members of Congress from Texas and Ohio.

He has worked on political campaigns throughout the country including on Congressional races from field organizer to campaign manager, as a state house caucus director, and at a national political committee.

He has also worked for a nonprofit focused on Social Security policy.

Rosenblum graduated from the University of Albany.

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JFK Memories

Biography: We'll feature notable posts from our JFK Memories Tumblr and encourage our web visitors to add their own reminiscences at http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com

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Julia Lobaco

Biography: Desde niña me ha fascinado el poder de la palabra escrita. Me ha entretenido, hecho llorar, cantar y bailar al oír el sonido encantador de palabras suaves y fuertes jugar al formar oraciones. La vida me ha bendecido con una familia unida y con el apoyo de muchos que siguen haciendo posible que yo sea periodista. Ahora, como editora ejecutiva de AARP en español, espero que disfruten de este blog y que no solo encuentren perspectivas interesantes sobre una variedad de temas, sino que también compartan las suyas.

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Jeff Davis

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Social Security

Jonathan Peterson

Biography: Jonathan Peterson, a former national and financial correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is author of "Social Security for Dummies" and a director of executive communications at AARP.

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Travel

K.C. Summers

Biography: K.C. Summers, the former travel editor of the Washington Post, loves sidewalk cafes, quirky museums and retro roadside attractions. She has never had a bad trip.

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Health

Kaiser Health News

Biography: The editorially independent news organization delivers important coverage of health care policy and politics for older Americans.

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News

Kim Keister

Biography: I'm the News Editor of AARP Media. I've been a journalist for decades, including eight years at AARP Bulletin and AARP.org.

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Keith Lind

Biography: Keith Lind is a senior policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute, where he covers issues related to Medicare and chronic care. He has a JD and BSN from the University of Michigan and an MS in health policy and management from Harvard.

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Volunteering

Laura Hahn

Biography: Laura Hahn writes about intergenerational friendship on her blog, Arthur & Bernie. Arthur is her friend. Bernie was her grandfather, Pop Pop. Laura’s work has appeared in People, Good Housekeeping and more. Follow her on Twitter @arthurandbernie

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Leigh Purvis

Biography: Leigh Purvis is a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on a variety of prescription drug and mental health-related issues, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs and Medicare Part D. She also co-authors the Public Policy Institute's Rx Price Watch reports.

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Lina Walker

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Legal Grounds

Lisa McElroy

Biography: Lisa T. McElroy is a law professor at the Drexel University School of Law. She regularly comments on legal issues on CBS Radio and several NPR affiliates, as well as in newspapers, journals, and blogs like the New York Times, the National Law Journal and the Huffington Post.

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Beauty

Lois Joy Johnson

Biography: Lois Joy Johnson is an award-winning beauty and style editor known for her down to earth accessible reporting and advice for women 50 +. Lois was one of the founding editors of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1997 to 2008. Her best-selling beauty book THE MAKEUP WAKEUP launched in 2011 and the fashion sequel THE WARDROBE WAKEUP launches December 2012. Lois lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and is the mother of two daughters and a Yorkie-Poo Louie.

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Lori Trawinski

Biography: Lori Trawinski is a senior strategic policy advisor on the Consumer and State Affairs Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analyses of policy issues relating to mortgage lending, reverse mortgages, housing finance reform, foreclosures, financial services, consumer debt and banking.

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Lorrie Lynch

Biography: Lorrie Lynch is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for AARP Media. She is a veteran celeb writer who has been covering entertainers for longer than she cares to admit. Among her favorite interviews were those she conducted (separately) with George Clooney, John Travolta, Harrison Ford and Oprah Winfrey. Follow her on Twitter @lorrlelynch.

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Lynda Flowers

Biography: Lynda Flowers is an AARP Public Policy Institute expert on Medicaid, health disparities and prevention/public health.

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Lynn Feinberg

Biography: Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW, is a senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has conducted policy analysis and applied research on family caregiving and long-term services and supports for more than 30 years.

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General News

Mary C. Hickey

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Myrna Blyth

Biography: I am the Editorial Director of AARP Media. I am the former editor-in-chief and publishing director of Ladies' Home Journal, founding editor and publishing director of More magazine, and Director of Magazine Development for the Meredith Corporation.

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West Coast Editor, AARP The Magazine

Meg Grant

Biography: AAARP The Magazine’s West Coast Editor Meg Grant has worked in magazine journalism for more than 25 years, writing and editing content about ordinary and extraordinary people for TIME, PEOPLE, Reader’s Digest and AARP The Magazine. She has interviewed and profiled dozens of celebrities and notable figures including Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, Natalie Cole, Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Carter and Betty Ford. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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News, Culture, Sights and Sounds

Steve Mencher

Biography: Steve writes about culture, politics, the news, and other subjects for AARP. He's also a jazz musician with the Willis Gidney Quintet. He has worked for Carnegie Hall, NPR and the Library of Congress as an audio, video and multimedia producer.

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Mikki Waid

Biography: Mikki D. Waid, Ph.D. is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor on the Economic Security Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analyses of policy issues relating to Social Security and retirement security. Dr. Waid is also an expert on the differences in wealth and economic security by race.

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Technology

Suzie Mitchell

Biography: I’m a mom and boomer who writes about technology for my generation. I love discovering apps and websites that make life easier. Through my musings I hope I can make enough noise so the young app and website developers hear our Boomer voices and give us apps we can actually use. I lobby for larger point size, easy to read fonts, and simple instructions. I also train 50+ people on how to use mobile apps to better manage their healthcare. Follow me at @SUZIEMITCHELL on Twitter or through my www.clearwritingsolutions.com.

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Megan Multack

Biography: Megan Multack is a policy research senior analyst with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on a variety of health disparities, insurance market reform, delivery system reform, public health, prevention and Medicare issues.

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Malena Perdomo

Biography: Malena es nutricionista, dietista y educadora certificada de la diabetes. Le encanta cocinar comidas latinas y enseñar que comer saludable no tiene que ser complicado. Es una de las autoras del libro de cocina "Maya's Secrets" cookbook publicado por la Sociedad Americana contra el Cáncer y es profesora de nutrición en Metropolitan State University of Denver. Vive en Denver, Colorado con su familia. En su tiempo libre escribe para AARP en Español.

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Mattie Snider

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Michael Wichita

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AARP Executive Vice President

Nancy A. LeaMond

Biography: Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP's State and National Group, leads government relations, advocacy and public education for AARP's social change agenda. LeaMond also has responsibility for AARP's state operation, which includes offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Movies & TV

Bill Newcott

Biography: Bill Newcott is host of AARP's Movies for Grownups. He blogs about movies, television and all things entertainment.

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Neal Walters

Biography: Neal Walters conducts policy research and analysis on issues that affect the financial security of older persons. He has written a variety of reports on matters relating to financial information privacy, identity theft, affordable home utilities, prepaid cards, credit reporting and the subprime mortgage market.

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Who's News

Patrick Kiger

Biography: Journalist Patrick J. Kiger tells the stories of people who make their mark in ways big and small.

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Sex & Relationships

Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Biography: I'm AARP's sex and relationship expert, where I strive to improve the lives of aging boomers and the age-50 audience by enhancing their relationships and offering counsel on everything from sex and health issues to communication and dating in midlife and beyond.

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Patricia Guadalupe

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Ian Cunningham

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Grassroots Advocacy

Reshma Mehta

Biography: Reshma has spent over 8 years in the government and non-profit arena, advocating on issues such as health care reform, Medicare, Social Security, consumer protection, housing and mobility, and more. She loves trying new restaurants, watching Bollywood movies, playing skeeball, cheering for the Cubs, and getting lost all around the world.

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Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Rodney Harrell

Biography: Rodney Harrell, PhD, is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute and is responsible for AARP’s housing research agenda. His expertise includes housing affordability and accessibility, transit-oriented development, community redevelopment and sustainable community initiatives.

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Chief Volunteer

Rob Romasco

Biography: New AARP President, former corporate executive specializing in marketing, brand development and organizational change. A member of AARP’s all-volunteer Board of Directors since 2006.

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Washington D.C.

Robert Hodder

Biography: Robert Hodder is currently working with Experience Corps in Washington D.C. to help K-3rd graders with their reading skills. Previous volunteer experiences include assisting the homeless and the hungry. He oversees Executive Communications for AARP and enjoys tennis, hiking and is a stained glass craftsman with over thirty years experience .

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AARP Blog Author

Sara Rix

Biography: Sara E. Rix, Ph.D., is a senior strategic policy adviser with the economics team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has written and spoken extensively about older workers, an aging society and aging issues for more than 30 years.

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Sid Kirchheimer

Biography: Sid Kirchheimer, author of "Scam-Proof Your Life" and more than a dozen other books, covers consumer and health issues for AARP Media.

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Sondra Forsyth

Biography: Sondra Forsyth, co-editor-in-chief of ThirdAge.com, is a National Magazine Award winner and the author or co-author of 11 books. She was executive editor at Ladies’ Home Journal, features editor at Cosmopolitan and articles editor at Bride’s. A former ballerina, she is the founder and artistic director of Ballet Ambassadors, an arts-in-education company in New York City. Forsyth rode out Superstorm Sandy in her Manahattan apartment.

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Susan Reinhard

Biography: Susan Reinhard, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, is a senior vice president at AARP, directing its Public Policy Institute, the focal point for AARP’s public policy research and analysis. She also serves as the chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a resource center to ensure the nation has the nurses it needs.

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Stacy Jenel Smith

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Suzanne Braun Levine

Biography: Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor and nationally recognized authority on women, families, media and changing gender roles. She was the first editor of Ms.magazine (1972-1988), and the first woman editor of the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review.

Her most recent published work is an e-book "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-fifty Posse is Good for Your Health" (Open Road Media, 2013)) It continues the conversation with women in the new stage of life she celebrated in three previous popular books, "How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy After Fifty," "50 Is the New Fifty: 10 Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood" and "Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood."

She is a regular blogger for Huff/Post50, AARP.org and contributes to Encore.org, TheTransitionNetwork.org, VibrantNation.com. She is a Contributing Editor at More Magazine and reports on the ongoing changes in women's lives on her website SuzanneBraunLevine.com.

Her pioneering book on how men are changing the role of fatherhood, "Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First" was published in 2000. In 2007, she co-authored (with Mary Thom) a widely acclaimed oral history of New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug. While at Ms. she developed and produced the Peabody Award-winning HBO special "She's Nobody's Baby: American Women in the 20th Century" and edited the book based on the documentary. She also conceived and co-edited "A Decade of Women: A Ms. History of the Seventies in Words and Pictures."

She is on the board of Encore.Org, the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, and on the Advisory Board for the Women's Media Center and The Transition Network.

Levine began her magazine journalism career as an editor and reporter for Seattle, Mademoiselle, McCall's and Sexual Behavior magazines after graduating with honors from Harvard University. She has received numerous honors and taught journalism at several universities.

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Alanna Nash

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Washington Watch

Tamara Lytle

Biography: Tammy Lytle has covered the White House, Congress, politics and breaking news in the nation’s capital for 23 years. She is the former Washington bureau chief of the Orlando Sentinel and her work has appeared in newspapers magazines and websites.

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Money

Tara Finnegan Coates

Biography: Tara Finnegan Coates is part of AARP Media's Content Creation Team. She blogs regularly on a variety of financial topics.

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Before I Forget

Trish Vradenburg

Biography: I'm a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer’s disease advocate. My husband George and I founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020. I post here on the AARP blog every other Thursday.

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Virginia Cueto

Biography: Soy escritora, periodista, editora, traductora y ahora, ¡bloguera! También lidero el equipo editorial de AARP en español. No soy nada ni nadie sin mi familia, mis amigos, mis colegas, mis libros, mi música cubana —¡mi comida cubana! En este blog comparto mi perspectiva de la vida como la llevamos aquí —en Estados Unidos— tantos inmigrantes latinos. Y quiero saber cómo les va a ustedes. Cuéntenme. Los espero.

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The Roads Scholar

Dan Burden

Biography: I’m a street doctor – I help towns get “back on their feet” by fixing their streets and public spaces. In my 68 years, I’ve worked with more than 3,500 communities throughout North America and the world to help them become places that are healthy and connected and that support active living. I’ve seen some incredible success stories and I look forward to many, many more.

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Wendy Fox-Grage

Biography: Wendy Fox-Grage is a senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute. She works on state long-term care issues, including Medicaid and home and community-based services.

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Philanthropy & Fundraising

David Whitehead

Biography: I am the senior vice president and chief development officer for AARP and AARP Foundation. I lead all fundraising efforts, including efforts to support charitable, advocacy and social impact programs. I've been in the non-profit world for nearly 25 years and have helped a number of national and international organizations become more effective through strategic investments and revenue growth. I live in Fairfax Virginia with my wife and four children. You can follow me on Twitter @Whitehead_Dave.

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Co-Director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America

Winifred Quinn

Biography: Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, is co-director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She oversees the translation of CCNA nursing policy research into public policy recommendations and works with the AARP Government Affairs division for progressive policy changes.

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Zulay Ortiz

Biography: Editora para AARP en español de los canales de Salud y Cocina.

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