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AARP’s 10 Favorite Films of 2023

‘Past Lives,’ ‘Nyad,’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ are three of the flicks that made our list

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AARP’s 10 Favorite Television Shows of 2023

Here are the series that captured the attention of critic Tim Appelo this year; tell us which ones you love

Learn How to Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath

Award-winning floral designer from famed Longwood Gardens shows you how

Read the December Issue of AARP Bulletin Online Now

Your health questions answered, how to navigate contracts and the risks of medical credit cards



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Tourists  walk across a bridge to enjoy the wetland scenery at Qingxi Country Park in Shanghai.

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Tourists  walk across a bridge to enjoy the wetland scenery at Qingxi Country Park in Shanghai on Nov. 25.  

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Film Explores Rise and Fall of the ‘Father of Claymation’

Watch ‘Claydream’s portrait of Will Vinton — creator of the California Raisins — here for free


How Comic Book Characters Became Cinema Stars

Fun documentary ‘Rise of the Superheroes’ follows films from ‘Batman’ to ‘X-Men;’ watch it for free online

Learn Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping

Unique practice blends modern psychology and Chinese medicine to help lower anxiety

The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Cookbooks

Virtual talk looks at America's history through the lens of recipes; plus, try buttermilk biscuits and more

Orca Film on the Plight of Captive Creatures

‘Long Gone Wild’ picks up where ‘Blackfish’ left off while telling uniquely different story


Cooking Class: Make Savory Sweet Potato Gratin

Chef April Dodd returns to show you how to whip up this tasty addition to your dinner menu

See the ‘Battle of Dunkirk’

Film highlights veterans' stories of bravery in a battle that changed the course of World War II

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‘Keeper of Time’ captures the brilliance and art of watchmaking and contemplates notions of time itself




Read or Listen to ‘The Raging Storm’ by Ann Cleeves Here

The third novel in best-selling author's Two Rivers series is available free online for AARP members

Try These Recipes Great for Gatherings From New Cookbooks

Wow your dinner guests with Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Pumpkin Bundt with Maple Cream and more

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

José Andrés’ New Cookbook Features Famous Friends

Mission-driven chef shares the backstory on recipes from Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama and others


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

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Chef dishes on cooking for loved ones; try her recipes for fun house baked potatoes and baby back ribs

Bring the World to Your Table With Global Dishes

Try artichoke carpaccio, matcha ice cream pie and other delicious recipes with international flair

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

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Test your skills and see how many fa-la-la facts you remember about the season’s staple songs

Take Our Mighty Marvel Movies Quiz

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How much do you remember about Cabbage Patch Kids, Pound Puppies and Teddy Ruxpin?

‘A Christmas Story’ Movie Trivia

Take our quiz on this iconic 1983 film following the bespectacled, apple-cheeked Ralphie Parker


Good Grief! Don't Fumble Our ‘Peanuts’ Quiz

Test your knowledge of the iconic comic strip featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole gang

Our Rom-Coms Quiz Will Make You Swoon

There's only one way to ace this test on the genre we love to watch — listen to your heart

How Well Do You Know the Rolling Stones?

It's only rock 'n' roll, but you'll like this trivia quiz about the legendary band



Learn Something New

Enjoy a Perfectly Prepared Presentation on Pasta

Food historian Francine Segan will bowl you over with delicious stories, recipes and guide to pasta shapes

Get Into Your Groove With a Salsa Dance Class

This fun video featuring one of the top Latin choreographers can help you feel more joy

Be Awed by Autumn In This Tour of Longwood Gardens

Feast your eyes on fiery foliage, 800-pound pumpkins, a festival of chrysanthemums and more

Learn to Use Meditation in Your Daily Life

Class covers the basics and benefits, including enhanced feelings of purpose, joy, creativity and levity

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Hand Lettering for Beginners With Molly Jacques

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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



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David Baldacci

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Engelbert Humperdinck

Legendary singer discusses new documentary about his life, his late wife's Alzheimer’s, changing his name and admiration for Lady Gaga

Joy Harjo

Former U.S. Poet Laureate and narrator of PBS series ‘Native America’ talks writing, healing and learning, and reminds us that we're all connected

John Stamos

Actor discusses new memoir, late-in-life fatherhood, touring with The Beach Boys, loss of friend Bob Saget, and the moment he ‘just let loose and let go’


Marie Osmond

Entertainer talks tackling her bucket list, ‘having a blast,’ her role in ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ advice from Betty White and self-care

Ken Follett

Best-selling novelist dishes on state dinner at Versailles and talks billionaires, wine, his ideal party guests and an author who never disappoints

Patti LaBelle

Still selling out shows, R&B legend talks about touring, her successful food brand and cleaning, and says she feels like ‘an O.G. — an original gangster’

Mario Lopez

TV host tells if he’s in touch with ‘Saved by the Bell’ costars and whether he’ll be joining AARP, and admits he always wanted to be the Latin Dick Clark



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

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)

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

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