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The Gift I Didn’t Know I Needed

Posted on 12/26/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeBefore my Pop Pop died, we had a conversation about our conversations. “I miss our talks,” I said one night, sitting by his bed. It was August and, though the doctors said he was in good health, he was miserable. During the day, the pain consumed him and I wondered where my grandfather went, but for an hour or so at bedtime, the Pop Pop I knew came back. “I know you’re hurting, and it’s hard to think about anything …

Making Life Better With Friends

Posted on 10/11/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeWho is that special person in your life who you call a friend? Do you have one? Do you wish you had one? Do you know how to be one? How many times has someone asked you what you look for in a friend? Did you know how to answer? Friendships seldom happen in a hurry. Statistics show that people with friends are less likely to develop physical impairments and as a bonus are likely to lead a more joyful, …

Segunda Seeking Advice (and You Can Too!)

Posted on 06/22/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeAfter a date that went nowhere fast with the jet setter, Segunda has called in reinforcements to help her decide who’s next in the Divorcée’s Dating Game. The tall Cuban architect? The German “Mr. Clean”?  Turns out the architect is a foodie with three young daughters. Will his promise of the best-ever Baja-style fish taco outweigh Segunda’s concerns that they’re at different stages in their lives? The German “Mr. Clean,” she’s learned, is a tri-athlete, perfect gentleman, and father of …

The Gratitude Guide

Posted on 03/25/2011 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeYou’d think that it would be easy to express gratitude — after all, giving thanks should come naturally, right? But the fact of the matter is that people can often have a hard time committing an act that requires such a revelation of true feelings. Which is why Walter Green put together a guide for gratitude, which also identifies things that prohibit us from giving thanks. His first couple of tokens of wisdom: It Doesn’t Really Matter: Most people don’t …

“The Recipe for Longevity…”

Posted on 07/28/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyI came across this article in Time this morning and found it so interesting – check it out! Ever wonder the ingredients to living longer? Sure there is the typical advice: eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke… but have you ever considered that having lots of friends might actually be beneficial to your health and longevity? According to this article and researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of North Carolina, who pooled data from 148 studies on the topic, …