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Los puertorriqueños y los cubanos fuman más

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolTal parece que el consumo del tabaco, esa planta típica de Latinoamérica, podría estar tan arraigado en nuestra cultura hispana como la necesidad de comerse un buen mofongo o un plato de arroz con frijoles. Según un estudio del Albert Einstein College of Medicine publicado esta semana, son los hombres caribeños quienes llevan la delantera por fumadores, entre la comunidad de hispanos que reside en Estados Unidos, tanto por el número de personas como por la intensidad de su hábito …

Retro Night at the Grammys

Posted on 01/27/2014 by | Who's News | Comments

EntertainmentThe 2014 Grammy Awards had a distinctly throwback feel, as some of the classic performers from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s joined current hit-makers onstage. Here are some of the highlights: Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers. The 63-year-old Wonder joined the French pop duo Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on “Get Lucky.” The R&B legend, who’s won 22 Grammy awards himself,  played keyboards and grabbed a few vocal lines, showing that he’s still got that incomparable set of pipes. Rodgers, 63, …

Say Happy Birthday to Two ‘Nonagenarian’ Chimps

Posted on 06/28/2013 by | In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodayAs a kid growing up in Indianapolis, nothing excited me more than the thought of piling into the family station wagon for a trip to the big city: Chicago. Our favorite destination in the Windy City, hands down, was the Lincoln Park Zoo. There I would gaze in absolute wonderment at Bushman, the world-famous, fierce-visaged gorilla, who stood 6 foot 2 and weighed in at 550 pounds. Before his sudden death in 1951 at the tender age of 22, Bushman …

Oscar Night: Grownups Get to Stay Up Late

Posted on 02/21/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentRemember when the movie musical was dead? Well, Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast will be a resounding reminder that, in the immortal words of Dr. Frankenstein, “It’s ALIVE!!” Most important for grownup movie lovers, this year’s Oscar production numbers will recognize that for the past decade musicals have aimed themselves squarely at us: Les Miserables, Chicago, Hairspray, and Mama Mia! were all a far cry from the kid-centric days of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Barney’s Great Adventure. Not all …

Our *Yet Unprinted* Response To The Chicago Tribune’s ComEd Fable…

Posted on 12/21/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

PoliticsA couple of days ago the Chicago Tribune ran an editorial that was supposed to make us all feel sorry for ComEd and their oh-so-difficult-struggles to implement a so-called smart grid. It went on to explain how each time ComEd has tried to raise their rates unchecked or how when ComEd refused to refund consumers’ money that was rightfully theirs, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) got in the way. WOW, what was the ICC thinking…*sarcasm*  As many of you know, AARP Illinois (and thousands of our members), …

Former NFL Players Give the Gift of Fitness and Fun

Posted on 09/13/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringOf all the things that we get to do as former players in giving back to the community, in my opinion, the most fun is  giving time to the local community children. Last weekend, the NFLPA former players, as part of the NFLPA One Team One Community initiative, visited Monroe Elementary School in Oak Brook Illinois  for a day of fitness, fun, and football. The mission of the One Team One Community initiative is to improve the quality of life …