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How To Beat the Winter Blahs and Start Exercising

Posted on 11/21/2011 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act. If you’re anything like me, it’s nearly impossible to get motivated to exercise in the winter. In the morning, the mental fight between getting up early to engage in strenuous activity versus getting an additional half hour of sleep is often a losing battle. In the evening, it’s dark and everything in your soul is telling you to curl up with a blanket, a …

One Give A Day

Posted on 02/25/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringHere’s an inspiring and fascinating twist on charitable giving: A man who doesn’t have a lot decided to give a little bit to a different charity every day for a year, and he set up a Web site to encourage others to give to his featured charities. Who is he? Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, a Chicago-based actor who decided to launch his mission – Living Philanthropic – after ruminating on what it would take to give to charity every day. He …

Good Business: Helping Raise Self Esteem

Posted on 12/16/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringPeople with low self esteem tend to behave badly and are less likely to realize their potential. We can all help change that through our everyday actions.

Drive to End Hunger – Unveiling of Jeff Gordon’s New Car!

Posted on 12/6/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s been an exciting morning for the Drive to End Hunger and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon: the new No. 24 car has been unveiled! Check it out below: What do you think? Gordon will drive the Drive to End Hunger Chevy for 22 races annually over the next three years. The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness of and help solve the growing problem of hunger among older Americans. Of the nearly 51 million …

Drive to End Hunger – Unveiling of Jeff Gordon's New Car!

Posted on 12/6/2010 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s been an exciting morning for the Drive to End Hunger and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon: the new No. 24 car has been unveiled! Check it out below: What do you think? Gordon will drive the Drive to End Hunger Chevy for 22 races annually over the next three years. The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness of and help solve the growing problem of hunger among older Americans. Of the nearly 51 million …

A Little Bit of Dignity

Posted on 10/28/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringGiving a homeless person what you can afford puts a little bit of dignity in their pocket.