Paris

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 06/11/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun 1. Brits are reviving an unusual hobby — stuffing mice and arranging them in human-like poses. (Learn more at NY Times) 2. Men’s faces evolved in a way that maximizes protection during fistfights. (Learn more at Washington Post) 3. A wool fitness mat with embedded sensors and LED lights can help you perfect yoga poses and record progress. (Learn more at Wired) >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. 4. Bulletproof blankets have been developed to …

Food Talks

Posted on 05/6/2014 by |Travel | Comments

TravelAh, the language barrier. No matter how much you’re looking forward to your trip abroad, you can’t ignore that nagging worry about interacting with people who speak a different language — and potential situations ranging from difficult to ego-crushing. Rest assured, however, that no one expects you to speak in full sentences or be able to conjugate verbs. What you should know, even before you even arrive in another country, is how to be polite. “Hello,” “please” and “thank you” …

Las 10 ciudades más caras y las 10 más baratas del mundo

Posted on 03/18/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolLa unidad de Inteligencia de The Economist (EIU, en inglés) dio a conocer su más reciente encuesta sobre las ciudades más y menos costosas del mundo y en la que Singapur destronó a Tokio como la urbe más cara del planeta en 2014. En el ranking titulado Costo de vida mundial 2014 aparecen 131 ciudades internacionales, entre las que sobresale Caracas, la capital venezolana, por su deshonrosa sexta posición entre las más caras, junto a la capital japonesa. El informe, …

City of Light Reading

Posted on 07/11/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWhy is the publishing industry so vulnerable to trends? I don’t really care — I’m having too much fun pointing them out! To capture the recent explosion of books with Paris in their title, for example, I concocted this Mad-Lib: If you go to 1) Paris because someone told you 2) Paris Was the Place, you might see 3) The Woman from Paris standing in the 4) Paris Twilight. Unless you’ve had some 5) Lessons in French, however, you may …