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Those Free Dinner Seminars May Give You Heartburn

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Savings | Your LifeEver get those invitations for a free financial seminar at a restaurant? “Nothing will be sold — we only want to educate you on your financial future,” is the typical pitch. Most specify that “financial professionals may not attend.” However, I recently received one that didn’t exclude me, and decided to see what I might learn about my financial future. Here’s my experience and what you need to know. First, this wasn’t just some seminar at a local restaurant; this …

Pack Thank You Notes

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | Travel | Comments

Travel | Your LifeOnce when I was in Switzerland, I met a local woman who went out of her way to show me around the resort town of St. Moritz. She refused payment — and even my attempt to pay for lunch. When I finally had time to pick up a gift for her, it was Sunday, and all the shops were closed. Except, of course, the touristy one. So I bought her a box of chocolates. I gave a Swiss woman a …

El renacer de Salvador Cabañas

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeSalvador Cabañas, nombrado como el mejor jugador de América en el año 2007, añora regresar al fútbol a sus 33 años. Su deseo es retomar el deporte que lo convirtió en una estrella en su natal Paraguay y posteriormente en México, donde brilló con los clubes Jaguares y Águilas del América. El paraguayo, quien en el 2010 estuvo al filo de la muerte luego que fuera baleado en la cabeza en un centro nocturno de la Ciudad de México, vive …

Boston Marathon’s ‘Fallen Man’ Still Running

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your Life[Editor's Note: In the men's division of the 2014 Boston Marathon, run April 21, American Meb Keflezighi, 39, won with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. He was the oldest winner since at least 1930. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her women’s title, with a course record of 2:18:57.] As Boston transforms its annual marathon into an affirmation of strength, renewal and healing this year, I can’t help remembering last year’s “Fallen Man” who wouldn’t stay down. Blown …

Arms and the Woman: 3 Cool Ways to Cover Yours When It’s Hot

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Your LifeIf you haven’t quite achieved Michelle Obama’s super-toned arms, is there a way to veil yours with style and confidence? That’s one of the most frustrating beauty challenges for women of any age. Even if you’re at your ideal weight, your arms may be, uh — let’s just call them “less than buff,” leaving you reluctant to show them off as the weather warms up. What to do? Here are three easy ways to look cool and stylish, no matter …

Working Out to Help His Brain Stay Sharp

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeT Michael Harty, 59, works out every day. But he doesn’t use elliptical trainers, weight machines or stationary bicycles. His workout regimen: brain exercises. The Shippensburg, Pa., man keeps his mind in fighting form by spending at least a half hour a day memorizing random cards, number sequences and words.  On March 29, he’ll put his skills to the test when he comes up against more than 70 other mental athletes at the USA Memory Championship in New York. Participants …