At 96, Fred Stobaugh and His Love Song Are a Huge Hit

Posted on 09/11/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

EntertainmentA 96-year-old widower’s sweet song about his late wife not only has brought him national attention, he’s also achieved a new record: The oldest artist to have a song on Billboard‘s top 100 — beating out 85-year-old Tony Bennett, no less. Fred Stobaugh of Peoria, Ill., made the iTunes top 10 last month, alongside megastars like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Stobaugh lost his wife, Lorraine, in April. They met in 1938 at an A&W Root Beer stand where she …

Justin Timberlake Video Honors Grandparents — How Do You Honor Yours?

Posted on 04/3/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyJustin Timberlake’s video for the Mirrors track of his recently released new album, 20/20 Experience, is a moving tribute to his late grandfather, William, his grandmother, Sadie, and their 63-year marriage. William passed on just last December, and the video symbolizes his grandmother looking through a box of old belongings and remembering their six decades of life together. The video takes us from their meeting and dancing as teens to their wedding to what appear to be marital challenges (the woman …

Sports and Feminism in an Artful Mix from Nike

Posted on 08/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe message? Never listen to those who say “you can’t” and never give up. Nike recently released a quick shot of inspiration that creatively and movingly illustrates the opportunities open to new generations of women and the strength of previous generations that continue to simply not give up. With just one statement from former gold medal winning Olympian, Joan Benoit Samuelson, the message hits home: “I’m 55 years old and I run close to 70 miles a week.” If London …

Lessons from the Bullying Video That Went Viral

Posted on 06/22/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe following is a guest post from Bill Hogan, a writer and editor on the AARP Media News team. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” How many of us had to say that in “repeat-after-me” drills when we were growing up? I don’t know about you, but I never really believed it. Words can hurt. Millions of us could see that in the video-gone-viral of Karen Huff Klein, a 68-year-old school bus monitor …

How Would You Feel About Being Woken up by This Every Morning?

Posted on 04/17/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

EntertainmentThis is how Boo wakes his owner each morning. At 5:00am.

Stiller and Meara at the Oscars

Posted on 02/21/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

EntertainmentI want Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller to hit the red carpet and interview stars at this year’s Oscars. I think they are fabulous and frankly, I don’t know why they are not already a go-to team for this sort of thing. They are Hollywood icons.  They are hilarious. And they produced one of the best things going in show business: Ben Stiller. This would be a great way to make up for last year’s Oscar invite snub (see the …