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Hugh Delehanty

Hugh Delehanty, the host of “Five Weeks to a New Life,” is the editor in chief of AARP Media Properties.  A former award-winning editor at Sports Illustrated, People and Utne Reader, he is the co-author of the bestseller Sacred Hoops (with legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson) and appears regularly on the Today show, Good Morning America and other major programs.

Xavier Amador

Xavier Amador, Ph.D., a psychologist and regular contributor to the Today show, shares his expertise on male sexuality and body image. A professor at New York's Columbia University, he is author of eight books and numerous articles, as well as a consultant to private companies and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.

Lisa Birnbach

Lisa Birnbach, the best-selling author of The Official Preppy Handbook, has written for the New Yorker, Parade, New York, the New York Times and other publications. She is a frequent television guest on the Today show and Late Night with David Letterman. Birnbach also co-authored 1003 Great Things About Getting Older.

Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., dubbed the "marriage whisperer" by Oprah Winfrey, is a leading authority on couples' communication.  He has developed innovative tools to help people express their feelings and to listen to their partners. A clinical pastoral counselor, Hendrix is the author of nine books, including the best-selling Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples.

Richard Leider

Richard J. Leider, widely regarded as one of the top executive coaches in the world, specializes in helping people identify their life goals and discover their true calling. Leider, who leads workshops around the country, is the author of eight books, including three best sellers. His most recent book is The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better.

Jayne B. Quinn

Jane Bryant Quinn, a journalist and well-known commentator on personal finance, specializes in helping people manage their money and make sound financial decisions . She has written articles for Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other publications and is the best-selling author of six books, including her most recent, Making the Most of Your Money – Now!

Pepper Schwartz

Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., an AARP Ambassador who has written 14 books and numerous magazine articles on sex and intimacy, shares her insights on how to improve romantic relationships. A professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle, she is a regular television commentator and a columnist for aarp.org.

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