Beach-Bound? How to Pack a Cooler So Food Stays Safe

Posted on 07/22/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthPacking up the car for a beach or lake vacation? Keep food safe by making sure  your cooler stays cold enough during the drive. The key is keeping food below 40 degrees F. so that bacteria can’t grow, say the food safety experts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Follow their handy cooler checklist and you’ll truly be able to chill out: Use plenty of ice or frozen gel packs; have one insulated cooler for raw meat, poultry and seafood, …

Is That Skin Cancer on My Chest?!

Posted on 04/30/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWant to hear something scary ? The sun is getting brighter, there is less protective ozone and we’re spending more time outdoors exposed to UV rays due to global climate changes (spring now starts earlier and fall begins later!). And if that isn’t enough to send you running to your dermatologist:  UV exposure increases 33 % for every 20 % of ozone layer loss, resulting in a 33 % increase in the rate of skin cancer. Who says? Top research …

Behind the Scenes: “Your Life Calling” Meets A Sand Sculptor

Posted on 07/11/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of Your Life Calling TODAY. Santa Cruz, California is quite a place! Even Jane admitted that after all these years, she doesn’t take her job for granted. Who can complain when you’re sent to to such a beautiful location and spend the day working on the beach? The first night we arrived, the most glorious full moon rose over the Pacific Ocean. I sat on my hotel room balcony …

Checklist For A Safe And Healthy Summer

Posted on 06/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations.  June is ‘Great Outdoors Month’ and each region of the country offers its unique way in which we welcome the summer. One of my favorite summer memories …

Does Hawaii Live Up To the Tourism Brochures?

Posted on 03/14/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelA dream vacation to the Hawaiian Islands is on the bucket list of nearly every baby boomer. As we contemplate such a trip, the dream bubble that pops up above our head contains beautiful white sand beaches, hula dancers, a Hawaiian Luau, pineapples, tiki-torches, lush, green tropical mountains, volcanoes, moonlit walks on the beach, the sound of a strumming ukulele, and a lot of romance.  Right? However, the real question is this: Can a visit to the Hawaiian Islands live up …

Foodie Friday: Cucumber Lemonade Gin Punch

Posted on 07/22/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeThe perfect adult beverage on a hot summer day. (We think today qualifies.)