Writers, Glue Your Butt to That Chair!

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentOprah Winfrey wants to hear what Dani Shapiro has to say about writing. That’s why “the Big O” has invited the 51-year-old novelist and memoir writer (left) to appear on her “Soul Sunday” show on October 20 [editor's note: The date of the show has changed from October 27 to October 20]. If you’re an aspiring writer of any kind, you may want to tune in as well: Shapiro’s points on the value of writing — even when you aren’t getting published …

Would Oprah Turn Her Back on Women Over 50?

Posted on 11/29/2012 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAn article in the New York Times about Oprah Winfrey and the declining readership of  O, The Oprah Magazine, her 12-year old publication, stopped me in my tracks.  Here’s the paragraph that leapt off the page and gave me my own “Aha!” (but not in a good way) moment: Ms. Winfrey wants that audience for the magazine, but she wants its readers to be younger. The median age for O readers is 49, according to data tracked by the audience …

The Takeaway: E. coli; Vaccines; Heat Wave; Poorer Than Our Parents?

Posted on 06/8/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayGermany expecting more E.coli deaths: The E. coli outbreak that has killed 24 people continues to mystify health experts – and the source has yet to be pinned down.