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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 …

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 …

A New America: Who Says We Can’t Do It?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeWho says we can’t make it? Who says that this nation of muscle and dreams, of imagination and strength, can’t last through the next millennium? Who says differences will tear us apart and pettiness will drive holes in our moral structures? Who says that different peoples with different voices will crack the melting pot we have created when their voices rise as individuals in a mass culture? Who says that men who love men and women who love women will …

AIDS Activist Mary Fisher’s Newest Good Deed

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeWho knew that counting beads could help change the world? Mary Fisher had a notion it would. The AIDS activist and author immediately saw the power of connecting beads to good deeds after meeting a filmmaker who told her about a game he played with his children to track their anonymous acts of kindness. “I was fascinated by this,” says Fisher, 65, from her home in Sedona, Ariz. “The minute he said beads I thought I had to do a …