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Eddie Palmieri, un música fenomenal

Posted on 08/20/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolCuando descubrí la música de Eddie Palmieri, allá por los años 90, me encontré con un problema:  conseguir sus discos era casi imposible. Algunos lanzamientos recientes de jazz latino existían en CD, y mi novia me había prestado un cassette con la canción Azúcar en nuestra primera cita, introduciéndome así al embrujo de la música tropical. Pero la gran mayoría de clásicos que Palmieri grabó durante la década del 60 con la legendaria trombanga La Perfecta eran inconseguibles en Los …

Wake Up and Go to Sleep

Posted on 08/20/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Personal Health | Your LifeI have just returned from an all-night study of my sleep habits that should have been called an all-night study of my awake habits, because all during the study there’s no getting any sleep. You lie there as tense as death, hooked up to 17 electrodes that in turn are hooked up to electronic devices that study exactly how your body and your inner organs are doing while you are struggling to go to sleep, a struggle that keeps you …

It’s August, So It Must Be Make-a-Will Month

Posted on 08/20/2014 by |Money and Work | Comments

Money & SavingsSo August is National Make-a-Will Month. Who knew? Getting a will isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, and consequently, too few people do it. A recent survey of more than 2,000 people by the online legal service Rocket Lawyer found that 64 percent don’t have wills. The biggest reason cited by folks: They just never got around to it. Some said they didn’t want to think about death. You might believe that only wealthier families need a will. You’d be …

Don Pardo: The Man with the Big Voice

Posted on 08/19/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyAs a staff announcer at NBC for 60 years, Don Pardo was a robust, velvety virtuoso of enunciation, whose baritone resonated like the aftertaste of a full-bodied fine wine. His trademark gig was performing the introductions at the beginning of each episode of Saturday Night Live, which he did for all but one season between the show’s debut in October 1975 and its most recent season finale in May.   Pardo, who died on Aug. 18 at age 96 in …

Tips for Empty Nesters on Selling the Family Home

Posted on 08/19/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyLast spring Cathy and Gary Chester put their ranch home in Morris County, N.J., on the market. Come August, the house is unsold and Cathy admits that she’s enjoying another summer in the home that the couple built 21 years ago. What saddens her is the prospect of closing a chapter in her life. “This is where — young, married, pregnant with my son — I started a new part of my life that ends when I sell the house,” …

Los pacientes de Parkinson también padecen conductas compulsivas

Posted on 08/19/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español¡Qué sorpresa tan lamentable fue para muchos la muerte del actor y comediante Robin Williams la semana pasada! Yo creo que nadie se lo esperaba. Aunque eran conocidas varias de sus condiciones de salud, como su operación de corazón abierto y su adicción a las drogas y el alcohol por las que había buscado ayuda en centros de rehabilitación, lo profundo de la depresión que lo llevó a quitarse la vida era un aspecto de sus dolencias mucho menos evidente. …