lessons

Multi-generational family kissing
“What can the very young and the very old offer each other, if given the chance?”
Stock market plunge word cloud
Just about two months ago, on Oct. 15, the headlines read “ Market Freak Out” as the Dow Jones Industrial Average “ plunged.” Headlines warned “ Why the selling is just getting started.” Fear had returned to the market.
father's day
When it comes to gift-giving, Father's Day ranks in last place among holidays, generating $7 billion less in spending than Mother's Day. Of the average $113.80 spent on gifts, much will be for boring stuff from ties to lawn trimmers. Try giving Mom a gift like that for her day!
superfake
There's a Facebook post you may have seen again and again over the past week. It's a post your friends are copying and pasting from each other without checking to see if it's true. It looks something like this:
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As the AARP's new social media trainer, I am always keeping an eye out on trends and "teachable moments" online. Hurricane Sandy has offered a very big lesson: Don't believe everything you see.
Ruth and Bernie
Editor's note: This is first in a two part series.
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