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The Takeaway: Donations Pour In For Bus Monitor Bullied By Middle-Schoolers

Posted on 06/22/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe video is disturbing. Shot on a cell phone, the 10-minute clip shows a team of 12- and 13-year-old boys harassing their 68-year-old school bus monitor, Karen Klein, with insults, profanity and threats. But since kids from the Greece, New York, school bus uploaded the bullying video to YouTube, Klein has received an international outpouring of sympathy–and cash.

The Takeaway: 3 Grandmothers Review 50 Shades of Grey

Posted on 06/20/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThree California sisters who became Internet Famous earlier this year for discussing Kim Kardashian’s sex tape on YouTube are back with a review of steamy/silly bestseller 50 Shades of Grey. The verdict? Neither Mary Bartnicki, 81, nor her 72-year-old twin sisters–all working hairdressers–would recommend it.

Bruce Springsteen: “Mom, Will You Dance With Me?”

Posted on 04/3/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“Not too bad for almost 90!” – The Boss, about his mom. This makes my entire week.

The Takeaway: Grandparents Go Viral, Hospitals Getting Better

Posted on 09/15/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today  Grandparents Go Viral: Not since ‘The OGs’ hit YouTube have a pair of grandparents made such a viral video splash. Bruce and Esther Huffman, a retired Oregon couple with a new laptop, just wanted to take a picture. As Esther tried to get the computer’s camera to work, Bruce made monkey faces, sang showtunes and flirted with his wife. Of course, unbeknownst to the Huffmans, the computer was recording video the whole time. Their granddaughter uploaded the video to …

Reminder: AARP Networks Socially!

Posted on 07/27/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyWe know that everyone is using social networks these days – and that boomers are social networking more and more. A recent AARP study on the matter showed that more than a quarter of Americans age 50+ are on social networking sites. You are already on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube right? And you love to keep up with the great things that AARP is doing, and see what kinds of interesting tidbits AARP has to share, right? This is your …