Alejandra Owens

Alejandra Owens is a senior advisor in AARP Social Media.
Barbara and Gunther June 2009
If you've been reading AARP Blog, you've likely come across one of our most popular columnists, Barbara Hannah Grufferman. She literally wrote the book on living your best life after 50. A few years ago she published her first book, " The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More," which quickly became a best seller. She's a recognized champion of positive aging, writing the weekly "Life After 50" column for Huffington Post, and is the Ambassador for Bone Health for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
The following is a guest post by David Certner, AARP legislative policy director.
"Rules. A life without rules is exhausting and emotionally fraught."
2012-09-20 11.12.11
"What do you do to get the kids to like stuff like kale? Or radishes?" I asked. Ms. Denise immediately begins shaking her head in protest, with a huge grin on her face. "If they take the seed and plant it. If they grow it. If they see it every day while they're out on the playground. If they walk by and smell it. They will love eating it," she said.
This is a guest post by California-based writer Betsy Towner is a regular contributor to AARP Bulletin.
Cooling PPI
This is a guest post from Deb Whitman, AARP's Executive Vice President of Policy
Old Technology Versus New Technology
This is a guest post from Mary C. Hickey from the AARP Media Content Team.
Dana Jackson, 100, on her wedding day
This is a guest post from Mary C. Hickey from the AARP Media Content Team.
Betty White
When a friend told me she had a spare ticket to see Betty White here in DC, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to go with her. I figured an interview with Betty would be funny, insightful and heartwarming, but it exceeded my expectations in every sense.
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on, a Washington, DC news site that covers several popular neighborhoods in the city. Full disclosure, I contribute to Borderstan myself as a food writer and editor. When I saw this post from fellow contributor Scott Thompson, 29, it warmed my heart and just had to share it with you. I hope you love it as much as we did here! Thanks to Matt Rhoades and Luis Gomez, co-founders of the site, for granting us permission to republish excerpts. 
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