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AARP Cheat Sheet: Friday, January 7

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Your Life(Portrait of Dardanelle, Sheraton Hotel, Satire Room(?), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946) Have we stopped using “dear” as a salutation? Someone get on that investigation. Have you heard this man’s voice yet? Quite a few people have – enough that it’s “gone viral,” and now this man will be employed doing voiceover work for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was reunited with his mother on the Today Show this morning. Awwww. Because it’s Friday: these are some very cool pictures …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Thursday, January 6

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Your Life(From the editor: “Pixar’s films have always been very important in my life. I was 6 years old when I watched Toy Story the first time, and his films made my childhood more happy. So this video is a personal tribute for, in my opinion, the best animation studio of all time.”) Life after overdraft fees: same fees, different reasons. Bank of America is trying out new accounts with services that reward behavior: “Bank of America starts trials of the …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Wednesday, January 5

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Bulletin Today | Your Life(London’s Tower Bridge at dawn. London, now preparing for the 2012 Olympics, is set to capitalize on its increased attention; named in this list of 2011 trends (slide 38), it’s developing a Silicon Valley-style tech village in its East End to attract entrepreneurs. ) Good morning. Today in the capitol city, a new Congress is sworn in; a new Speaker takes the gavel; and, of course, this means a change in Twitter handles. (Yes, this is the world we live …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Monday, January 3… 2011

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Bulletin Today | Your Life(Sheila Poole, Ms. Senior DC. “One of the funniest things about the pageant is that my maiden name is Queen. Would you believe it? As a child, I used to just hate it. When they called roll in school, our teacher always used to call us by our last names first. I was Queen Sheila. I used to be so embarrassed and just wanted her to get through the roll as quickly as possible. Kids don’t want to stand out …

Best-of: AARP in 2010

Posted on 12/30/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Entertainment(One of our favorite moments this year: AARP members gather for a drum circle outside the convention hall. September 30, 2010.) Quite the year, wasn’t it? We publish an immense amount of material here at AARP HQ; you’re probably familiar with AARP the Magazine, or AARP Bulletin, or the many, many articles we publish solely on our website. We’re guessing we published something on the order of three thousand articles over the last year. That’s a lot of website, y’all. …

AARP Cheat Sheet: Thursday, December 30

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Bulletin Today | Your Life“Geraldine Doyle, 86, who as a 17-year-old factory worker became the inspiration for a popular World War II recruitment poster that evoked female power and independence under the slogan “We Can Do It!,” died Dec. 26 at a hospice in Lansing, Mich….In 1984, Mrs. Doyle and her family came across an article in Modern Maturity magazine, a former AARP publication, that connected her UPI photo with Miller’s wartime poster.” “Coming soon to a grocery store near you: nutrition labels, like …