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Planning for the Lifestyle You Want As You Age

Posted on 09/19/2013 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesWhere we choose to live — our communities and our own homes — can have an enormous impact on our happiness, well-being and fulfillment. Through the stages of our lives, many factors affect our decisions about where we live and the kind of homes we live in. Living on your own for the first time, you might have chosen an affordable apartment near your college town or first job. Later, you may have selected a community near your job and …

Meet the Hospital of the Future (No Double Rooms!)

Posted on 11/26/2012 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Russ Mitchell for Kaiser Health News This story was produced in collaboration with Fast Company. Rarely is nurse Cindy Steckel possessed by fantasies of unspeakable revenge. Toilet design, however, does provoke her fury. Whoever is responsible for the slim-doored, cramped configuration of patient bathrooms in most American hospitals draws her scorn. “I don’t know if there wasn’t such a thing as a walker back then,” she says. “But if I could get my hands on the guy who designed …

Yoko Ono collection channels Lennon’s “Hot Bod”

Posted on 11/23/2012 by |Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionYoko Ono, the widow of musician and Beatles icon John Lennon, has embarked on a new career after 79 years of making her mark in art, music, filmmaking and publishing. Ono has entered the world of fashion by launching a menswear collection. She decided to turn her 1969 sketches titled “Fashions for Men,” which had been a wedding gift to Lennon, into a book and collection with retail partner Opening Ceremony. The drawings, loosely annotated in the book, were inspired …