summer

Your New Fat-Free Summer Look!

Posted on 06/18/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen the craving for white jeans hits and our lifelong fear of “looking fat” kicks in, we cave and stick to dark denim or black capris because they’re “thinning.”  This is irrational, as Christie Brinkley 59, Elle Macpherson, 49, and Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, clearly prove. Forget low-fat frozen yogurt. All you need are the right white jeans – the ones that flatter 50+ bodies regardless of size, shape and age. They’ll brighten every cloudy day and take 10 years …

Look Before You Lock: Children and Pets in Hot Cars

Posted on 07/23/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Personal HealthOn June 29, we broke a record in Washington, D.C.: 104 degrees Fahrenheit—3 degrees warmer than the high set almost 80 years ago. In fact, the first six months in 2012 have been the hottest in the mainland U.S. since temperature records began in 1895. While extreme heat can contribute to a variety of health issues for people of all ages, for children and pets, the danger is amplified in cars. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle related …

A Cruel, Cool Summer

Posted on 07/5/2012 by | General News | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post from Deb Whitman, AARP’s Executive Vice President of Policy As we watch the thermometer creep up to temperatures that make us perspire just thinking about them, this summer could end up as a particularly cruel, burdensome one for seniors and others who have trouble when it comes to paying for cooling and other energy costs. According to a new report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, average residential electricity costs have increased by more than 42 …

Staying Cool During Deadly Heat

Posted on 07/2/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe current weather map says it all: Two-thirds of the country is colored fiery orange and red, reflecting the dangerously hot weather making life miserable for millions of Americans. Combine that with the power outages affecting some 2 million people and you have a recipe for an increased risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke can occur quickly in seniors and those with chronic illness, as well as  in children and pets. And with the Fourth of July holiday …

Heat in Triple Digits? Keep Caregiver Cool

Posted on 06/28/2012 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingAs I write this post, the thermometer on our back porch here in Phoenix hits a sizzling 110 degrees. But it’s a dry heat, you say?! Indeed. Nevertheless, I just fried my toes walking to the mailbox and I think the cactus in my yard is about to pull up roots and head for a dunk in the pool! I shudder to think what it’s like in humid areas of the country as temps rise. No doubt about it: it’s oppressive. …

5 Ways to Survive a Road Trip with the Grandkids

Posted on 06/22/2012 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyIt’s that time of year again: School’s out, the pools are in full use, the heat is on and so it’s time for the annual traveling with grandkids blog! So get out the suitcases, sunscreen, ear plugs and patience … and let’s hit the road. This summer, researchers are finding that the majority of travelers are planning to drive to their vacation destinations. While saving some cash is great, it may mean longer transport time … also known as more …