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Michelle Obama at 50: Botox and Other Real Issues

Posted on 01/15/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayFirst Lady Michelle Obama, who once said she looks forward to being “this really fly 80-, 90-year-old,” turns 50 on Friday and is getting a lot of media attention because her new interview in People magazine leaves the door open to using Botox. Oh my! Like many Hollywood actresses of a certain age — and lots of us regular women, too — Obama said she’s not ruling out the use of such anti-aging treatments as Botox or fillers. (The F …

Prince Charles to Claim $175-a-Week Government Pension

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy Gregory Katz of The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles plans to claim the government pension he qualifies for when he turns 65 on Thursday, but he still hasn’t started the job he was born to do. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II has been heir to the throne since his mother became monarch in 1952, when he was 3. He is the longest-waiting heir apparent in Britain’s history, overtaking Queen Victoria’s son, Edward VII, two years …

Happy 110th Birthday Bob Hope!

Posted on 05/29/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFor most of us, Bob Hope was that kinda creaky guy who did awkward old-timey standup comedy while people like Steve Martin and Richard Pryor were changing the world. But Bob Hope was, in his prime, a master of timing and the fastest ad-libber in the West. He would have been 110 on May 29 — of course who could complain, since he lived to be 100. To celebrate his life I’ve dug up two vintage episodes of my Movies …

Marc Jacobs Turns 50!

Posted on 04/9/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt’s official: Marc Jacobs, the iconic American design darling who helms three fashion brands –  Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton  – can become an AARP member as of today. Jacobs, who made Time magazine’s “Time 100″ list in 2010, continues to add notable lines to his resume. In addition to elevating his gift of forecasting and conceptualizing trends for his clothing collections, he’s also assumed the role of Creative Director for Diet Coke (he appears topless in some …

Celebrating My 50th Birthday Cancer-Free

Posted on 09/18/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post by Jerry Bembry, journalism professor at Morgan State University. I turned 49 a year ago today. At the time, I considered all the exciting things I wanted to do leading up to my 50th birthday. “Fifty to Fifty,” was what I called my plan, and I began writing down the 50 things I wanted to do before hitting the half-century mark: “Take a cross-country drive, visit the six remaining states that I’ve never been …

Happy Anniversary, Medicare!

Posted on 07/30/2012 by | Chief Volunteer | Comments

Personal HealthPresident Johnson didn’t hold back when he signed Medicare into law 47 years ago. He said: No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings that they have so carefully put away over a lifetime so that they might enjoy dignity in their later years. Everywhere I go as chief volunteer spokesperson for AARP, I run into people who tell me how important Medicare is in real …