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Education and Learning

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The Science of Sleep and Stress

A fascinating look at how pressure-packed days and sleepless nights affect creativity, focus and memory

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What Historians Still Don’t Understand

Learn what Cleopatra really looked like and whether George Washington spoke with a British accent

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One Day University Expands Horizons, One Video at a Time

Online streaming powerhouse features dynamic professors who share their most popular talks

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The Science of Pleasure

Eye-opening discoveries, such as why we think expensive wine tastes better, and why you probably aren’t happier today than you were decades ago

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Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Rivalry That Shaped America

Discover more about the conflict that took shape in the 1790s between America’s first political parties

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What We Know About The Brain (And What We Don’t)

Professor Jessica Payne reveals the startling and exciting findings of cutting-edge neuroscience

Entertainment & People

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Randy Travis Still Feels the Music

Years after life-changing stroke, the country star is still making history. Check out his curated playlist for AARP listeners

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Lucinda Williams' True Grit Shines Through

Singer-songwriter revisits familiar themes and influences in "Good Souls, Better Angels," and shares music playlist made just for AARP

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101 of the Most Inspirational Celebrity Quotes

Free downloadable collection encompasses how we feel about aging, working, relationships and more

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Our Top Picks for Movies, TV Shows, Concerts and more

Not sure what to do inside over the weekend? Let AARP be your guide

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Tales of Patriotism

In this gripping 44-minute feature developed by AARP, veterans share personal stories from the front that are forever burned into their memories

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The Endless Joy of Rita Moreno

The beloved Oscar-winning actress from ‘West Side Story’ has never been happier

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Shania Still Shines

How the country music star stopped worrying about self-image

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5 Inspiring People: The Cooks

Profiles of older Americans who are disrupting aging and fulfilling their passions

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Smokey Robinson Looks Back

Listen to AARP’s special behind-the-scenes conversation with the Miracles founder and front man

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Carlos Santana Plays the Blues

Grammy-winning musician reflects on the influence of legendary blues guitarists

Money & Work

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Expert Advice on Retirement, Loans and More

Download this special ebook that includes 12 columns from AARP’s financial expert, plus a bonus column on financial resiliency in uncertain times

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99 Great Ways to Save, Premium Edition

Our most popular franchise with 41 bonus tips! New and effective ways to trim costs and keep more of your cash in your pocket

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Suze Orman on Making the Most of Your Working Years

Listen to the financial expert detail guidelines from her book, "The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+"

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19 Surprisingly Smart Money Moves You Can Make Today

Finding bargains, building up your savings and living well for less can be a fun game you can win

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How You Can Pay Less for Just About Everything!

In this audio exclusive, frugality expert Lisa Lee Freeman shows how to save thousands each year

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Ask Yourself What You Want From Your Money

Read a free chapter of “Women With Money” by financial editor Jean Chatzky

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Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Life After Work

Read a free chapter of "How to Make Your Money Last" by financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn

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Do You Know How to Protect Yourself From Fraud?

Frank Abagnale shares tales and advice from over 40 years of scam fighting

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How You Can Build a Bigger Nest Egg for Retirement

Listen to renowned personal finance columnist Jean Chatzky explain how AARP members can make their financial future more secure in this exclusive interview

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Everything You Need to Know on Securing Your Retirement

Our 13-page retirement guide shares expert advice for planning your future. Download this exclusive PDF to learn how to leverage your assets and savings

Health & Self

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22 Easy and Affordable Beauty Tips For Everyone

Your routine doesn’t require countless hours in front of the mirror or products that cost hundreds of dollars. Test a few that apply to you, and if you like the results, try turning them into habits

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Navigating Complicated Extended Family Issues

In this AARP book excerpt from “Love and Meaning After 50,” husband-and-wife team of psychologists, Julia Mayer and Barry Jacobs, discuss the best way to welcome an adult child back into the home

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22 Habits That Result in Big Health Changes

Improve your well-being by making simple, healthy choices each day. In time, living healthfully will reveal itself in lost weight, better heart measures, more energy and fewer struggles with disease

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Midlife Checkup Guide

Dive into this downloadable PDF to learn about surprising tests, tips and lessons about how you’re doing and how to be healthier tomorrow

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How to Live Better Every Day

In this 45-minute interview, prominent health researcher Dean Ornish explains how one set of lifestyle changes can help block many health ailments

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Pre-Retirement Body Check

Our downloadable guide discusses your top health worries, lifestyle tweaks and body changes as you enter your 60s

Travel & Adventure

Coronavirus Update: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised older adults and people who have serious medical conditions to avoid cruises and nonessential air travel. For more information, visit the CDC website.

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18 Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

Year-round ways to easily add more adventure to your trips

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25 Ways to Save On Trips

Here's how to be savvy when booking your transportation, lodging and more

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A Better Vacation for Less

Frugal Travel expert Seth Kugel on the secrets of terrific low-cost adventures

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