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My Husband, the Scam Victim

Posted on 08/15/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Savings | Your LifeBy Sally Hurme From schemes and scams to frauds and cons, when it comes to the latest tricks used to steal money and information, you name it and I’ve probably touched it or talked about it. For the past two decades, I’ve helped do consumer and financial education at AARP — covering everything from telemarketing fraud to identity theft. That’s why I was so surprised the day I came home to discover that my own husband, Art, had been a victim …

Fire and Rain: Beauty and Good Health From the Ashes

Posted on 08/13/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeMy wife and I took a nature walk on the southern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains shortly after a brush fire had ravaged the earth and turned the blackened branches of the laurel sumac trees into hands that clawed at the darkening sky. It was a scene right out of Dante’s Inferno, tempered by the life that lay on the other side of the hill. On that “other side,” stretched out before us were acres of lavender blossoms belonging …

At 90+, They Did What?!

Posted on 08/12/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeWhen it comes to seeking thrills, there’s apparently no age limit. Consider the case of 95-year-old Margit Tall of Helsinki, Finland, who on Aug. 7 may have become the oldest woman ever to complete a bungee jump. Tall, who walks with a cane, approached the staff of Sky Breakers, the firm that operates the highest bungee jump in Finland from a crane near her home, with no small measure of determination. “When she came to buy a ticket, she asked …

10 Finalists Announced in the AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest

Posted on 08/12/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeBy Rita Wilson We are pleased to announce the 10 finalists in our AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest. We received thousands of wonderful entries. For those who did not make the cut, we hope to reach out to at least some of you in the coming months to see how we might be able to help tell your stories as well. These 10 finalists have until Dec. 15 to complete their memoirs. Soon after, a winner will be announced. Good …

The Weather Watcher Who Has Seen It All

Posted on 08/8/2014 by |Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeAt 101, Richard G. Hendrickson is no weather wimp. He’s been reporting temperatures and conditions to the National Weather Service from his family farm on Long Island in Bridgehampton, N.Y., for 84 years — rain, shine, sleet or snow. For his faithful service, the National Weather Service recently honored Hendrickson as the nation’s longest-serving volunteer weather observer. A new 80-year service award has been named in his honor. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  “I don’t think I …

Fight Is on for Voter Registration

Posted on 08/7/2014 by |Vice President, Multicultural Markets | Comments

Your LifeThey called it Freedom Summer – 10 weeks in 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local activists in a historic effort to end the vestiges of racial oppression across the South, including what PBS described as “one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.” That state was Mississippi. And before it was over, three men — James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner — were viciously beaten and killed by the …