Moment of Truth for Comet ISON

Posted on 11/27/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Technology[View the story "'Comet ISON Will Either Fry or Shatter' - AP" on Storify]   Also of Interest Home DNA Tests: Are They Safe? 10 Great Small Cities for Retirement Please give to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund to maximize donations for those in need. Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being   See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more  

Simple Solutions for Vision Changes: Lighting Design Ideas

Posted on 11/21/2013 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesAt some point, many of us will find that the house that once fit us so perfectly no longer does. Maybe it’s the stairs or the bathtub or the carpet or the lighting. But, given that most of us would prefer to remain in our homes rather than move, it makes sense to change our homes to accommodate these changing needs. The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence has ideas to help you create a living space that works well …

Enhance Your Living Space: Modern Design Ideas

Posted on 10/24/2013 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesWhen we think about whether we fit our homes, often what comes to mind is whether our things — such as furniture, hobbies and stuff — will fit into the home. But we can also consider whether our home fits us — our needs, our desire to live comfortably, our ability to move around the space conveniently, and our capacity to accommodate any temporary limitations we may experience. Ask yourself: Is my home comfortable, convenient and safe for all members …

Scott Carpenter: The Luckiest Astronaut

Posted on 10/11/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIn May 1962, Scott Carpenter became the second American astronaut, after John Glenn, to orbit the Earth — and the first to survive  a series of mishaps that might have ended in catastrophe. After orbiting the Earth three times in his Mercury capsule, the Aurora 7, and reaching a height of 164 miles, Carpenter prepared for re-entry. But then, according to an account on his website, things started to go wrong. The automatic system that stabilized and controlled the retro rockets …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 10/2/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Put on a new heart-healthy diet, gorillas Mokolo and Bebac each dropped 65 pounds. (Learn more at Case Western Reserve University) 2. Every dollar of Social Security benefits doubles in the economy. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Earth will be too hot to sustain life as we know it in 1.7 billion years. (Learn more at Discovery) 4. Just now entering the job market? Women and men won’t earn equal pay until you’re ready to …