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Antidopaje, pasaporte biológico de la FIFA

Posted on 07/11/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeLa gran fiesta futbolera del Mundial en Brasil ha acaparado la atención de los fanáticos del fútbol en todo el mundo que han disfrutado de grandes encuentros, sorpresas, goleadas y como es habitual también han criticado a los árbitros. Sin embargo, detrás de bastidores una de las labores de mayor escrutinio y monitoreo por parte de la Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Fútbol o FIFA, ha sido el control antidopaje de los jugadores. La FIFA se ha destacado en este …

How It Feels to Walk Again After 4 Months

Posted on 07/2/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI took the first step of my new life today. It was only kind of a baby shuffle, but, by God, to me it was the dawn of a new morning. It had freedom written all over it. I was at last feeling able to dump the walker that had helped me amble around the house and I was ready to walk, really walk, as any reasonably mature Homo sapiens should. That first step was accomplished just a few mornings …

A Guide for Seekers: ‘Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up

Posted on 07/1/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeBy the time we reach 50, most Americans realize that the pursuit of happiness isn’t quite the same thing as attaining it. Yes, many if not most folks in the U.S. live lives rich with friends, family, careers, pets, hobbies, book clubs, not to mention technology’s 21st-century bounty: cars, computers, cellphones, AC, GPS, TV, 24/7 streaming entertainment. But what about those 3 a.m.-Peggy Lee-“Is That All There Is?” bleak moments? No matter how many marathons you run or antioxidant smoothies you …

Soccer: The Gift From a Younger Generation

Posted on 07/1/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Your LifeA crowd of several hundred people has gathered in a town square between a church and a school in the colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador, where our family is vacationing. The World Cup has brought them together to follow the fate of their national team, competing in Brazil. Ecuador scores to even the game, and the crowd goes wild. I turn to look at my daughter, who’s the reason I know anything at all about this great sport. She was just …

Grace Lee Boggs: Still a Revolutionary at Age 99

Posted on 06/27/2014 by |Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeAt 99, Grace Lee Boggs is rather matter-of-fact when you ask her about aging:  “It’s like preparing for disability,” she deadpans. “You have a lot of time to think and a lot to think about. I have reflected more on particular episodes of my life than I ever thought I would.” Boggs has had quite a life to reflect on. The story of the erudite daughter of Chinese immigrants who morphed into a civil rights and black power activist in …

Stay or Roll: When to Put a 401(k) Into an IRA

Posted on 06/26/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Savings | Your LifeBloomberg News recently wrote about brokers profiting by advising retirees to roll their 401(k) accounts into IRAs. Many of the retirees interviewed said they lost a lot of their savings from investments subsequently recommended to them. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider transferring your 401(k) money into an individual retirement account (IRA). Here’s how to decide: First, a little background. A 401(k) account is an employer-sponsored plan that allows the employee to save and invest, typically receiving a tax benefit when the contribution is …