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Can Age Discrimination Kill You?

Posted on 05/12/2014 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAge discrimination can be hazardous to your health, a new study by researchers at Florida State University’s College of Medicine has found. What’s more, people who see themselves as targets of age discrimination are likelier to be in poor health than victims of race or sex discrimination, according to the study. “What we found was unexpected and striking,” said the study’s lead author, Angelina Sutin, assistant professor of behavioral sciences and social medicine. >> Sign up for the AARP Health …

Opera’s Jessye Norman Finds Her Voice in ‘Stand Up Straight and Sing!’

Posted on 05/9/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentJessye Norman’s once-in-a-century voice has carried her from 1960s segregated Augusta, Ga., to the opera houses and recital halls of Europe, Asia and America. Norman tells her extraordinary story in a just-published memoir, Stand Up Straight and Sing! Despite racism, Norman describes a happy childhood. She grew up in Augusta surrounded by a large, loving family and a warm community of neighbors and teachers. At the center stood their church. Her parents and older siblings were active in the civil rights …

Sterling? To Boomers, Athletes’ Protests Are Nothing New

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayYounger sports fans may have been shocked to see players from the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat wearing their warmup jerseys inside-out in silent protest against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after a recording surfaced of a telephone call in which Sterling allegedly told his then-girlfriend not to bring African-American guests to the team’s games. Sterling subsequently was banned for life by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. To boomers, though, the demonstrations may have seemed tepid compared with the defiant …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch in Hot Water

Posted on 12/20/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Entertainment[View the story "'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch in Hot Water" on Storify] Image credit: Jeff Reidel/GQ   Also of Interest Susan Boyle’s Stunning Revelation Why Long-Married Couples Split Get free assistance with tax-return preparation from Tax-Aide Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being   See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more.

When the Conversation Turns to Hatred

Posted on 12/19/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeParties aren’t always fun, even during the Christmas season. Sometimes late in the evening, when only a few remain, the conversation can become both serious and revealing. It was that way for us last Saturday night. Among the few who remained, one was an African American woman whom I will call Miriam whose academic credits in the field of education are legendary. Articulate and profound in many ways, she could converse with wit and knowledge, but was quieter this night …

Paula Deen’s Teachable Moment: Can We Change Our Attitudes?

Posted on 06/28/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | RelationshipsTo nutritionists, the list of Paula Deen’s sins may still be topped by overuse of mayonnaise and a predilection for frying. But the celebrity chef’s empire is in free fall because of allegations that she used hurtful, racist language. Does Dean, 66, need to adjust some of her core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors? Can she, or for that matter, can any of us? And if so, how? Discussion: Is Paula Deen a Racist? Is Dr. Laura? There’s good news and bad …