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George Takei: In Orbit at SXSW

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyGeorge Takei understands the evolution of his popularity. As Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, he made fans of his own generation and they “raised their kids right” to form the next generation of Trekkies. Now, having made himself something of a social media rock star, Takei reaches all demographics. Speaking to a capacity crowd at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on March 11, Takei admitted that he took up social media to raise …

Women 50+: What to Wear to Get the Job

Posted on 09/19/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe economy is tough. The job market — especially for those of us over 50 — is even tougher. But if you want to rejoin the workforce or land a new opportunity, the tips below can help you put your best foot forward. It’s been said that it takes all of seven seconds for a stranger to size you up. So make the best first impression you can by sporting an interview outfit that will knock their socks off. Jacqui …

Though Partially Blind, Hal Lasko Paints Up a Storm of Pixels

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeFor Hal Lasko, a computer is a tool for painting. Not for email. Not for surfing the web. Not for Facebook or YouTube. Just painting. What’s amazing about Lasko, 97, is that he can paint at all. He’s legally blind after a condition called wet macular degeneration slowly eroded his vision. Yet he spends about 10 hours a day in front of his computer working on six or so paintings at a time. It takes him two days to a …

Who’s the ‘Grandma Drummer’? Mystery Solved

Posted on 07/22/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentYou may have seen her in the past few days: the gray-haired, bespectacled woman in a pink shirt and jeans who stars in a video uploaded to YouTube by a drum shop in La Crosse, Wis. She walked into the store, sat down at a drum set and began rocking out. It’s not just the drumming that caught people’s attention. Watch what she does with those sticks! When the store uploaded the video, they gave it the title: Grandma Drummer, and …

Ground Control to Commander Chris Hadfield: ‘Hallo Spaceboy’

Posted on 05/14/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyHe’s an astronaut, and a rock star. As Commander Chris Hadfield, 53, heads back home from the International Space Station, his video of David Bowie’s Space Oddity is trending on YouTube and approaching 2 million views exceeding 10 million views in just a couple of days. It’s being called the first music video recorded in space. Bowie himself is tickled pink, tweeting ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ to the astronaut in honor of another celestial Bowie tune. Hadfield is using his new status as a …

Is ‘Oz’ Really So Wonderful? We’ll Tell You!

Posted on 03/8/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  We’re inching closer to the big spring movie season, and the first entry comes this weekend: Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, which became an annual viewing experience in the homes of many a boomer during their growing up years. We’ve got a review of the new movie here and you can see clips from it on my new YouTube Movies for Grownups Show: The weekend’s sleeper selection is Emperor, starring Tommy …