12 Scent-sational Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCoco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it’s a great excuse to start spritzing: Every 50-plus woman I know has a to-do list at least a decade long. And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, now seems the perfect time to rejuvenate the senses of any marvelous moms in your life (including yourself!) with the gift of a new fragrance. Here are my picks of the best …

Moms Spread the Word: Sign Up for Health Care

Posted on 07/3/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMother knows best. And backers of the new health care law want young adults to start listening when their moms say they need to have health insurance. Obama: Health Law ‘Working the Way It’s Supposed to’ The idea of having a major illness or accident without health insurance is a nightmare for parents but a fantasy for many young adults. That’s why health care experts have dubbed newly minted grownups, many of whom think they can do without insurance, as “young …

Dad’s Value Is Rising (But He’s Still Worth Less Than Mom)

Posted on 06/12/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Home & FamilyHow valuable is dad? We’re happy to report that he’s more valuable this year than he was last year. For all that dad does around the house — plumbing, BBQ grilling, mowing the lawn and other chores — he’s now worth $23,344. That’s up from $20,248 last year, thanks to average wage increases for household jobs that dads typically do, according to’s annual Father’s Day Index. (The index is based on wage data from the U.S. Department of Labor). …

Women: The Warriors of the Holiday Season

Posted on 12/6/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeSome things get better with time. The holidays to me fall into that category. We seem to linger with friends a little longer, recognize the true meaning of the season, really enjoy watching all the wonderful classic holiday movies, converse over special ornaments as we hang them on the tree, and on and on….It is only the first of December and I have already watched “Miracle on 34th Street” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Do you remember in “It’s a …

Twilight Mania: A Guide For The Mature Movie Goer

Posted on 11/18/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentToday, on this most excellent Twilight Day, we present to you the 5 stages of mature “Twilight” fandom:

10 Steps To Giving Your Mom The Best Mother’s Day Gift Of All

Posted on 05/7/2011 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringIn honor of Mother’s Day we have a guest post from Jessica Kirkwood, Vice President, Interactive Strategy for Points of Light Instutute. Jessica is a good friend of AARP and can be found on Twitter at @heyjk. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I find myself thinking about my role as a mother. Picking out a card for my own mother, now a mother myself, I have a deeper appreciation for the work of motherhood, the endless nose wiping, lunch packing, …