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The NFL kicks off on Sept. 10, bringing to an end weeks of preseason training for the teams. But the players weren’t the only people learning a new game book. Teams from San Francisco to New York have brought in consultants to teach boomer coaches how to better interact with millennial players.
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This summer, AARP Foundation Experience Corps and PBS KIDS are collaborating to help prevent learning loss.
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One of my greatest joys over the past couple of years has been engaging in conversations with authors as host of AARP’s Black Community Book Club. From Nikki Giovanni to Terri McMillan to Russell Simmons to Leonard Pitts Jr., it’s been like conversing with living history.
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I lived in Stockholm for two years after college and doggedly learned Swedish, even though most Swedes speak beautiful English. Not only could I communicate better with then-tiny (now giant) Swedish nephews, turns out it was a good move for my brain. Learning a second language - even as an adult - helps protect the brain from aging,  says a new study published in the Annals of Neurology.
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You can call Terrell Danley Sr. a techie. At 81, the Washington, D.C., resident is fluent in the language of the Internet: downloading, Google Hangouts, social networks, apps, Web surfing, you name it. And he's committed to plugging his contemporaries into the online world.
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Hi, everyone!  AARP Illinois communications staff member Heather Heppner here to share with you a new video series on Alzheimer's disease that features Dr. William Klein from Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.).
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My elementary school kids desperately want to please their teacher.  So much so, they frequently let their emotions get the better of them.  Actually it's daily.  And here's how I know: Each and every day that I'm in the classroom I hear the "gasp"!
Hey blog readers! Jenn here from the AARP Communications team - sharing the story of one of our volunteers Zig Sokolnicki. He gave the commencement speech this past weekend in Chicago to a group of students at Wilbur Wright College. Eleven Gerontology students completed the Basic Gerontology Certification. As Zig's speech proves - you're always young enough to learn something new!
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FOOD FIGHT, CHEF-STYLE. Is the woman in the photo "the worst, most dangerous person to America" because of the high-fat Southern food she champions?
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My friend, knowing that I work for AARP, sent me a link to a story of a man who learned how to read at the tender age of 84. I watched the trailer (which I included below) and honestly, I can't wait to see this film. It opens next week. It truly is a story of overcoming challenges and fulfilling dreams.
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