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4 Scams That Prey on Your Patriotism

Posted on 07/2/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & Savings | Relationships | TechnologyHappy birthday, America! Time for fireworks, barbecues and flag-waving. But know that fraudsters also have their own reason to celebrate: On July 4 (and every other day), your patriotism helps them in some of the nation’s biggest scams — especially but not exclusively when targeting those of retirement age. “Despite the stereotype, there is not a lot of data to indicate that seniors are any more trusting than anyone else,” says Stacey Wood, a neuropsychologist at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., …

7 Reasons Older Men Love Older Women

Posted on 02/21/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

RelationshipsBy James Stafford I’ve grown immune to the use of sex to sell products. I can’t tell you who the starlet of the week is. I’m immune to beer commercials and other “buy this product and have sex with hot hard bodies” advertisements. What I find attractive has aged along with me. I have no more interest in 20-year-olds than they have in me. Flirty young waitresses just embarrass me, but you wouldn’t know that from commercials, movies and television. …

What’s Your Sign, Valentine?

Posted on 02/12/2014 by |Online Executive Producer | Comments

Money & Savings | RelationshipsStumped for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie? Maybe the answer is in the stars. A recent survey by the website suggests that a person’s astrological sign might give some guidance for what gift might make your honey swoon. For example, if you are buying for a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo, consider the classic Valentine’s Day gifts like flowers and jewelry. If you are shopping for an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, you could be a hit with …

Marriage Therapy for the Price of a Movie Ticket

Posted on 02/12/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | RelationshipsBy Susan Hagen, University of Rochester A new study finds that watching and discussing movies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive early marriage counseling programs. Discussing five movies about relationships over a month could cut the three-year divorce rate for newlyweds in half, researchers report. The study, involving 174 couples, is the first long-term investigation to compare different types of early marriage intervention programs. The findings show that an inexpensive, fun, and relatively …

Tell Us Your Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Posted on 01/30/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

RelationshipsAre you still crazy in love after all these years? Will you tell us your secret? If you’re a happily married boomer, we’d love to know what makes your long-term relationship a success. Here’s how you can help: Use your camera or smartphone to take a short (15- to 30-second) video of you – and your partner – telling us your secret to a happy marriage. Get right to the point: Say, for example, “We’re Sue and Sam. We’ve been …

What’s the Secret to a Happy, Long-Term Marriage?

Posted on 01/27/2014 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsWhat does it take to keep a marriage happy, vibrant and enduring? I’m asked that question all the time. And while I think couples all have their own unique recipes for success, I’ve noticed that most include these five essential ingredients: 1. The ability to apologize  Every person in every marriage makes mistakes. Some big, some small, but always some you wish you could un-do. That’s only human, but happy couples admit to their mistakes — and apologize. Just as important is …