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Sugar As Face Scrub? Yes! Plus More Kitchen Beauty Tips

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionDid you know there are products just sitting on your kitchen shelves and waiting to be used for more than sweetening your tea or making lemonade? I went nosing around in my kitchen recently to see what I could use for better health and beauty. Here are a few of my favorite homemade health and beauty aids. None has artificial ingredients or chemicals. They’re good for you and good for the environment. 1. Facial and Body Scrub: Exfoliating is one …

An Old Dog Scratching at the Door

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI feel like an old dog who has been wandering aimlessly through the streets of Los Angeles, and finally, worn and hungry, has decided to come home again, scratching at the door to get in. Well, I may be that weary old hound in some ways, but it has not been a joyful, or even relaxing, drift down the avenues and up the alleys. For almost three months I have been hospitalized with pneumonia, internal bleeding, a severe diabetic attack, …

Let’s Give Caregivers the Support They Deserve

Posted on 03/27/2014 by |Public Policy | Comments

CaregivingYou get up, get dressed, cook breakfast, make bag lunches for the kids, drop the kids off at school, rush to work, prepare for a big meeting, call to check in on your mom during lunch, go to your meeting, schedule your mom’s next doctor’s appointment, race to the pharmacy after work, drop off mom’s meds on your way home, cook dinner, help the kids with their homework, check in on mom again, and – finally – go to bed. …

How Does Life Get Better After 50? You Tell Us!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeThe year I turned 50, I notched my fastest time ever in the Sea Gull Century — a yearly 100-mile bike ride on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that I had tackled for more than a decade. Was I a lean, mean cycling machine that year? Far from it! (See team jersey, right.) Rather, I think it took me that long to develop the mental toughness not to let the ride’s length intimidate me. “Hmm,” I thought, admiring my total time — …

How to Get ‘UnStuck’ As You Face 50+

Posted on 10/17/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMany men and women 50 and older have spent decades being organized. We have been managing households, families, and lives. But, life after 50 is filled with all kinds of change — some planned, some not — that can make even the most organized of us feel like we’re glued to the floor. When you add in all the stuff we’ve accumulated over the years we can feel as if we’ll never get “unstuck” from where we are and move on. …

Living Long and Loving it in America

Posted on 10/2/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeIf you are wondering why I am standing on a chair raising my fist and shouting “Right on!” it’s because someone has finally come up with a formula for human longevity that makes sense. If you want to live longer, part of the formula goes, eat out alone at a different posh restaurant every night—and that doesn’t mean a Burger King. The advice was contained in a story from The New York Times that carried an interview with a 103-year-old …