Help For All Those With Kitchen Envy

I’ll admit it: I have kitchen envy. Each time I’m at a friend’s house I take mental pictures of their kitchen — or sometimes I ask if I can snap a couple — because I love everyone else’s kitchen but mine. (I have friends with excellent taste, it seems.)  I pour through DIY sites and am always pinning photos onto to “My Dream Kitchen” board in Pinterest. While aesthetics are OK to hassle over, safety, to me, is far more …

Take Advantage of Medicare’s Preventive Benefits – Webinar

The following is a guest post from Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health, AARP Education & Outreach Staying Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard Take Advantage of Medicare’s Preventive Benefits By Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health, AARP Education & Outreach “Stay away from sugar and salt.” “Get moving.” “Do this, don’t do that.” Ever feel bombarded by all of the health tips out there? I know I have sometimes. But taking care of your health does not need to be complicated. One …

First-time Homebuyer: Where Do I Start With Improvements?

I just bought a house … where do I start? That’s the question I’m going to ask Tom Kraeutler, one half of the fab duo of The Money Pit, who is hosting a webinar on home improvements on a budget. I’m clueless on where to start. We had to fix up a bathroom thanks to a 1980s sink but other than that, I dont’ know if I should replace the floors first or paint or fix up the yard/driveway or …

When Family Members Disagree About How to Care for Mom

I’m pretty lucky. As a full-time caregiver for my parents, me and my siblings have a great relationship. I keep them informed of the parentals’ latest appointments and procedures, and when I need a break, they’re here. Without question. However, I get that most families aren’t as harmonious. It’s a tragedy, really, when that happens. But I won’t wax philosophical about another’s family politics. What I will tell you is that we here at AARP know this is an issue and …