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Get Into Your Groove With a Salsa Dance Class

Fun video featuring one of the top Latin choreographers can help you feel more joy—shake it and smile!

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Singer Macy Gray Reveals Her Hidden Talents

We caught up with the Grammy-winning artist before she heads out on ‘The Reset’ tour

Gird Your Loins for This Talk on Meals of Medieval Times

Hear the stories behind the food and feasts, and get recipes for medieval Tuscan soup and lavender jelly

Wayne Brady: ‘I Love the Fact That I’m Getting Older’

Host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ talks comic inspirations, Broadway plans, curiosity and shifting priorities



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A child plays with bubbles from a street performer at the Old Port of Marseille, France.


A child plays with bubbles from a street performer Sept. 9 at the Old Port of Marseille, France.

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Try This Chair Pilates Class to Feel Revitalized

In this invigorating seated practice in Karen Sanzo's exercise series, you’ll engage every part of your body

Cedric The Entertainer Writes 1940s-Era Crime Novel

One of “The Original Kings of Comedy” adds author to his resume, with his first book ‘Flipping Boxcars’

My Town: Max Weinberg on Cortona, Italy’s Top Spots

E Street Band drummer picks places to stay, savor a meal or macchiato, catch a concert and explore


The Importance of Finding the Time to Rhyme

Push yourself to try a new artistic activity. no matter your age — you just might surprise yourself

Plan a Low-Drama Group Trip With Our New Smart Guide

Whether it’s a multi-generational family affair or a friends getaway, here are tips for stress-free travel

25 Great Ways to Make Life Easier Now and in the Future

From decluttering your devices to using trackers, we present practical tips and invite you to share your own



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The World’s Most Exotic and Expensive Foods

Watch Francine Segan's fascinating, funny talk and you'll be the star storyteller at your dinner table


Get Yourself Moving With a Merengue Dance Class

Learn easy-to-follow, low-impact moves that can help improve balance and cardiovascular strength

Enjoy a Virtual Summer Tour of Longwood Gardens

Feast your eyes on the beauty of this historic place while getting the scoop on some of its top spots

Imagine Having the Name Linda Slutsky or James Bond

Watch ‘The Strange Name Movie’ and meet ordinary people with funny, provocative or famous names


Documentary Uncovers Epic Story of Incredible Invention

‘Beyond the Bolex’ follows Alyssa Bolsey as she discovers great-grandfather Jacques Bolsey's legacy

Stretching and Self-Massage to Refresh Body and Mind

Discover ways to relieve aches and pains in this gentle Daybreaker class led by Sun Katayama

Take Better Photos With Your Smartphone Camera

The creative tips in this virtual class will help you take print-worthy pics that make people go “wow!”




Celebrate the End of Summer With Five Fresh Salad Recipes

Colorful and flavorful, these dishes take advantage of the best your garden or grocer has to offer

Get a Sneak Preview of James Patterson’s Thriller ‘23½ Lies’

AARP members can read chapters 1 & 2 online before the book’s release and watch the author’s video intro

Read Free Online: James Patterson’s Thriller ‘The Trial’

From the popular Women’s Murder Club series, this fast read is available in its entirety for AARP members

Free Books Online for Your Reading Pleasure

Gripping mysteries and other novels by popular authors available in their entirety for AARP members


Delia Owens Talks About ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’

Her best-selling debut novel was turned into a major motion picture released this summer

Authors of ‘The Whole Body Reset’ Explain Protein Timing

AARP book dispels myths surrounding aging, nutrition and metabolism

Learn Some Secrets to Building a Best-Selling Novel

Brad Meltzer's ‘The Lightning Rod’ follows ‘The Escape Artist’ and brings back Zig and Nola


Renowned Pitmaster Celebrates Whole-Hog BBQ

Chef shares secrets in ‘Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque;’ try his legendary ribs and other hit dishes

These Five Grilling Recipes Are Great Anytime

We handpicked easy and inventive meals from must-read cookbooks for you to try

Miranda Lambert Releases Cookbook ‘Y’all Eat Yet?’

Singer serves up her family’s down-home recipes, including hummingbird cake and ‘The Loaf’

Ina Garten's ‘Go-To Dinners’ Is All About Easy Meals

And we share three of her recipes, including orange marmalade-glazed ham and one-pot oven risotto



Pop Culture Quizzes

Are You Ready for Some Football Trivia?

Do you know an audible from a lateral, or who won the first Super Bowl? See how you score on our quiz

‘Arf’ You Ready for Our Dogs Quiz?

Sit, stay, then test how well you know beloved famous pooches from books, TV and movies

Are You Book Smart Enough to Pass Our Test?

We have great expectations that you’ll score high on our novel trivia quiz

Rock and Roll With a ‘Happy Days’ Quiz

See how well you remember this classic sitcom, which premiered nearly 50 years ago


Crack This Quiz on Classic Detectives

Don't blame the butler if you don't know Miss Marple from Jessica Fletcher

Test Your Knowledge of Classic Cartoons

Get animated over our nostalgic big-kids quiz, and remember the Saturday mornings of your childhood

How Well Do You Know Barbie?

Take our quiz on the popular plastic fashionista, whose live-action movie debut is all the rage



Learn Something New

Follow Buddhist Nun in a Guided, Gentle Meditation

Achieve and maintain a peaceful mind to help you cope with busy days and life's challenges

Cool Off With Botanically Inspired Craft Cocktails

Learn to make a faux-jito, tequila sour and mixarita with mint, basil and other herbs from your garden

Virtual Tour of Beautiful Blooms at Longwood Gardens

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the floral pros work their magic, and pick up great growing tips

Hand Lettering for Beginners With Molly Jacques

In this class, you'll learn easy techniques to make an attractive "Home Sweet Home" sign


Interval Training: Build Strength, Energy

The first video in this workout series with David Drew focuses on squats, step-ups, planks and lunges

Art Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling

Stan Fellows covers materials and techniques, and demonstrates how to paint a mini masterpiece

Need a New Hobby? Find Peace in Trimming Bonsai

Following in Mr. Miyagi’s footsteps, a fan of 'The Karate Kid' centers himself by working with little trees



Quick Questions — Celebrity Q&As See all Celebrity Interviews

Aaron Neville

‘I wanted to be the one to tell my story’ says the musician, who writes about overcoming poverty, addiction, incarceration in revealing memoir

Rick Springfield

Rocker shares video for the title track from his new album ‘Automatic’ with AARP members, and reflects on his time on ‘General Hospital’

Mark Consuelos

Actor shares secret to long marriage to Kelly Ripa and talks cohosting their morning show, empty-nesting, his soap opera days and Broadway dreams

Tamron Hall

Journalist-turned-talk show host shares what to expect in Season 5, finding freedom in her 50s, and her life advice: "ride it until the wheels fall off"


Jason Alexander

‘Seinfeld’ actor and new Broadway director talks aging, pottery making and what he thinks George Costanza would be up to today

Maria Bamford

Comedian discusses mental health and her brutally honest memoir, ‘Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult,’ her favorite book and connecting through humor

BD Wong

The voice of Buddha in Netflix’s ‘The Monkey King’ talks food, fatherhood and whether he’s in touch with his ‘Law & Order: SVU’ costars

Chuck Sams

First tribal citizen to lead the National Park Service shares his love of the land, a recent bear encounter and two truths and lie



Keeping Relationship Peace, One Zone at a Time

Sometimes in a marriage, it pays to know your place (and that's why there's an armadillo in the living room)

A Heartfelt ‘Howdy, Y’All!’ From the Australian Outback

How a travel writer learned to embrace her accent and truly speak her mind

Perks of Traveling With a Pup

How Daisy the dog became a widow’s wanderlust companion on the road of life




Health & Fitness





My Town: Kristin Chenoweth’s Nashville Favorites

From music hot spots (not just country!) to local shops and eateries, the entertainer shares her picks

My Town: Ken Jennings' Favorite Spots in Seattle

‘Jeopardy!’ champ and host recommends winning places to eat, play, browse and enjoy the views

My Town: Geezer Butler Shares Picks for Birmingham, UK

Black Sabbath bassist offers places to grab a pint, catch a concert and enjoy local culture

My Town: What Ernie Hudson Loves About Benton Harbor

‘Ghostbusters’ star recommends favorite places to eat, explore and relax in his Michigan hometown


My Town: Donny Osmond Dishes on Provo, Utah

Award-winning entertainer recommends best places to have a bite, hike, shop and play

Travel Confidently — On Your Own

Our AARP Smart Guide to Solo Travel shares 23 tips on making a successful trip by yourself

Get in Gear With These Outdoor Accessories

Today’s equipment is technology-driven to help keep you active longer

Let Our AARP Smart Guide to Air Travel Lead the Way

Before you book that plane ticket, learn how to make the trip almost as good as the arrival



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Celebrity Milestone Birthdays in September

George R.R. Martin, Cheryl Strayed, Joan Jett, Bryant Gumbel and other stars are celebrating this month

Stacey Mei Yan Fong on New Cookbook ‘50 Pies, 50 States’

So much pie, oh my! And we bring you three recipes to try: a sweet, a savory, and one for a perfect crust

Nia Vardalos on Success, Resilience, Grief and More

Actress stars in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3;’ we caught up with her and bring you an exclusive video

AARP's Favorite Books From the First Half of 2023

10 of our top picks, plus three honorable mentions

AARP's Best Movie Picks From the First Half of 2023

Add these to your watch list: 12 of our favorite films, including ‘Air’ and ‘Mending the Line’

‘The Sandlot’ Leaves Us Wanting S’more Summer

We bring you a nostalgic essay on this coming-of-age film and s'mores recipes to satisfy any sweet tooth

Learn How to Increase the Value of Your Home

From flooring to roofing, upgrades can offer a great return on your investment — now and in the future

Ann-Margret, 82, Doesn't Mind Being Called a Sex Symbol

Icon shares stories and wisdom on lasting love and friendship, singing for JFK and being parodied on SNL


Best Albums From the First Half of 2023

Half-way through the year we present AARP's top 10 albums, from Paul Simon to Bettye LaVette

Bob Costas Remembers First Major League Game

Sportscaster looks back on special visit to Yankee Stadium with his father in 1959

Sam Waterston Reflects on the Past and the Planet

Actor talks climate change, Robert Redford and why being lucky is the best talent of all

‘Closing the Savings Gap’ Series With Jean Chatzky

Seven women are matched with financial planners to overcome roadblocks as they prepare to retire



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