The 25 Worst Passwords: Is Yours on the List?

If you recently changed your password to “starwars” in honor of the blockbuster movie, congratulations. Your new password is among the world’s worst — or rather, one of the most hackable. That’s according to SplashData, a password management company, which studies millions of breaches to come up with an annual list of the most common and easily exploitable passwords. No. 1 on the list for two years in a row is “123456.” Again in second place: “password.” Other perennials on …

4 escenarios para vivir de primera mano la última película de Star Wars

Si hay un tema del que se esté hablando en todos los rincones del planeta es el estreno del séptimo episodio de la saga La guerra de las galaxias (o Star Wars), El despertar de la fuerza (The Force Awakens). Luego de diez años de la última película, hay quienes recuentan los episodios anteriores, mientras aparecen nuevos y más jóvenes seguidores de esta historia concebida por George Lucas. Fotos: Películas emblemáticas de los boomers Star Wars se ha caracterizado no …

Can You Name These Classic Movie Goodbyes?

As the “Movies for Grownups” Radio Show signs off after 12 years, here’s our farewell mashup of unforgettable celluloid so-longs. Also of Interest: Movie Reviews: ‘Pixel’ is game over. ‘Southpaw’ surprises 9 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore Quiz: Do you know how to prepare for a disaster? Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being   See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more.

Retirees Recreate Iconic Scenes for Calendar Shoot

Inspired by a German retirement community’s viral success earlier this year with what one website lauded as “probably the best calendar ever,” residents of nine senior living communities across the United States have tweaked the concept to produce a homegrown calendar in which they recreate some iconic pop-culture scenes. Proceeds from sales of the 18-month calendar (August 2014 – January 2016) will go to local charities chosen by each of the nine retirement communities. The residents designed costumes and searched …

This Week in Boomer History: LBJ Won’t Run … Beatles on Top … MLK Killed

Notable events from our shared experience. RCA Victor introduces the world’s first 45 rpm record on March 31, 1949. Country music star Eddy Arnold’s “Texarkana Baby” is on the A side; his “Bouquet of Roses” is on the flip side. The 45 soon becomes the medium of choice for listening to and sharing music among teens. On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson tells the nation he won’t run for reelection. (“I shall not seek, and I will not accept …

The Jar Jar Binks Murder Mystery

If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn Sideshow Mel was trying to escape. For years, he’s stood there on my office book shelf, next to his cannon, stoically guarding the way to my desk. It’s a distinguished position for Mel, who as every Simpsons fan knows, has for the better part of two decades served as the loyal, silent sidekick to Krusty the Clown. But as of late, strange things have been happening in my office. Every morning …