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Tyler Perry Delivers A Christmas Present

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentTyler Perry has known Madea for fifteen years now, but he confesses that she still can surprise him. “There are moments when her jokes come up, and I find myself laughing as I hear them,” says Perry, who created the outspoken southern matriarch in a 1999 play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. He has since played Madea (pronounded Muh-DEE-uh) in nine plays and seven films—including his newest, A Madea Christmas. Madea is foul-mouthed and ill-tempered—and unrepentant about both. …

Are We Winning Key Public Health Battles?

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Mile Stobbe, Medical Writer, The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement. The seven “winnable battles” singled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set goals for 2015, such as cutting adult smoking to 17 percent and pushing childhood obesity down to about 15 percent. >> Sign up for the AARP …

Life@50+ Is a Sure Winner

Posted on 06/3/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsI’ve never been a gambler, but I just returned from Las Vegas where a $25 bet netted people a big-time jackpot. No, I didn’t temporarily lose my miserly mind in the heat of the Nevada desert and roll the dice in some swanky Vegas casino. I’m way too cheap to tell people to throw away good money like that. I’m talking about a mere $25 for the cost of admission to the three-day AARP Life @50+ National Event held at …