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A Top Hair Stylist Reveals What’s Wright for You

Posted on 06/9/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe beauty equivalent of the power suit was born the day Robin Wright cut her hair to play Claire Underwood on House of Cards. Now short, sexy crops — think Kris Jenner, Halle Berry or the newly shorn Sharon Stone — are on every woman’s mind. Fed up with “high-maintenance hair,” many of my 50+ girlfriends are also thinking about getting a major chop this summer. But is it a good idea? To answer that question, I turned to top …

Bridget Jones Is 51: Older, But Any Wiser?

Posted on 10/14/2013 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentBridget Jones, our favorite bumbling thirty something singleton is back, though now she’s 51 and a widowed mother of two.  Helen Fielding’s third Bridget novel, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, is out tomorrow, 17 years after the first, Bridget Jones’s Diary, became the chick-lit blockbuster of 1996.  Back then Bridget was preoccupied with finding a boyfriend, losing weight, quitting smoking and hopelessly striving to develop “inner poise,” in the way of Tina Brown (“though not, obviously, quite so hardworking” she wrote in her …

A Night in the Life of a Volunteer EMT

Posted on 03/21/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of “Life Reimagined TODAY” with Jane Pauley on NBC’s TODAY show. On a rainy, cold, wintry night, Jane Pauley’s email popped up on my Blackberry with the words “be careful.”  Her cautionary message arrived just I was trying to securely strap myself into the back of an ambulance, all on behalf of our upcoming segment for NBC’s TODAY show in our series “Life Reimagined Today.”  We were profiling a guy named Jerry Leener, …

A Nutrition Bar That Gives Back

Posted on 11/12/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Jane Pauley and I along with AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” TV production crew arrived in San Francisco by being unexpectedly welcomed by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the world renowned flying aerobatic team. They were in the “‘City by the Bay” for their annual October air show! The stunts performed are amazing spectacles to behold – the roar of these …

Modeling After 50, Pacemaker And All

Posted on 10/9/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Earlier this year, both Jane Pauley and our colleagues at TODAY suggested we profile a 50+ model as part of our series. It sounded like an interesting idea to me. However, we could never seem to find someone who had reinvented their life to become a professional model and who also had a substantive story. That was, until we discovered Dawn …

Jane Pauley On Par with Michael Allen – Part 3

Posted on 09/10/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s Your Life Calling TODAY with Jane Pauley. Champions Tour Golfer Michael Allen’s story is our 26th segment of AARP’s “Your Life Calling” TODAY show series with Jane Pauley airing Sept. 17.  Along the way, we’ve experienced great moments of providential intervention during our work together. Things sometimes occur on our shoots that could never be scripted. Jane brought her golf clubs along so we could shoot b-roll of …