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One Small Voice of Change

Posted on 10/17/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized  Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. So bright-eyed and passionate, Malala. Her small voice may hopefully become the ammunition that helps defeat the Taliban’s ban on a girl’s right to be educated. Is she too small, too alone and too wounded to effect change?  Apparently not! On October 9, …

Boomer Boozing Costs UK 10 Times More Than In Younger Set

Posted on 10/12/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA new report from the UK finds that when it comes to treating alcohol-related ailments, middle-aged patients cost England’s National Health Service 10 times more than younger adults.

U.N. Report: 1 Billion Will Be 60+ by 2020; Global Action Needed to Protect Aged

Posted on 10/1/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe global population of over-60-year-olds will reach one billion within the decade, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In a new report, the organization warns that discrimination, abuse and violence against older adults — and especially older women — are still common, even in wealthy industrialized nations.

The Takeaway: Retirement Pessimism Goes Global

Posted on 06/7/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA new survey conducted by Dutch insurance company AEGON shows retirement pessimism extends far beyond American borders. Participants from eight European countries and the United States showed similarly dismal views on their ability to save and plan for retirement securely. Only 15 percent of workers said they are confident they’re on the right track with retirement savings; 71 percent believe future generations will be worse-off in retirement than current retirees.

New To Know: What Money Can Buy You

Posted on 10/17/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthA new WHO study shows that a huge gap exists in the life expectancy of the world’s richest and poorest people.