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Best-selling author talks friendships, perseverance, rescue animals and her simple view of romance in our Q&A

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Today’s Celebrity Birthday: Novelist John Grisham Is 68

His latest book, ‘The Boys From Biloxi,’ is a ‘New York Times’ best-seller

Today in Economic History: Nasdaq Trading (1971)

Nasdaq began operations as the world’s first electronic stock market

The Practicalities and Perks of Traveling With a Pup

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



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A woman gathers a bundle of grass for drying Jan. 28 to be used to make brooms at Zirikindeng village in northeast India.

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Mat class from Pilates Anytime teaches how to strengthen your obliques and hips

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Country singer talks grieving, facing your fears and full-time farming


Take Our ‘Groundhog Day’ Quiz and Relive the Comedy

In honor of Punxsutawney Phil, see how well you remember the film and its cast of characters

AARP Smart Guide to a Healthy Smile

These tips for teeth, gums and mouth can help preserve your pearly whites and your overall wellness

Read for Free Online: ‘Midnight at the Blackbird Café’

Heather Webber's best-selling novel is available in its entirety here exclusively for AARP members



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Learn How to Increase Mobility and Decompress

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Film Highlights Life of Renowned Black Artist

‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’ is a thoughtful portrait of talented New York painter

Documentary Confronts Maximalist Lifestyle

'Do I Need This?' unravels the highly emotional attachment to all the stuff we acquire


Dr. Sanjay Gupta Shares Tips for Improving Brain Health

His new ‘12 Weeks to a Sharper You’ workbook is a practical guide for creating lasting positive effects

Does Your Favorite Stack Up?

Virtual talk unwraps the history of America's sandwiches — from the most famous to the weirdest

Laughter Is the Best Medicine (Even When It's Fake!)

Learn five strategies to chortle, chuckle and guffaw more often — and why it's good for your wellbeing



Keeping Afloat by Going Under

A scuba diver learns to breathe through the depths of life's challenges

For the Love of Canada

A childhood camping trip ignited a passion for our northern neighbor's outdoor and urban adventures

New Year’s Eve to Remember

A surprise visit and the kindness of a stranger make for a memorable night





Our Picks for the 10 Best Books of 2022

‘To Paradise,’ ‘The Lemon’ and ‘Demon Copperhead’ among our book editor’s selections

Puerto Rican Cookbook Blends History, Diversity

Illyanna Maisonet’s ‘Diasporican’ showcases adaptability of territory’s cooking — on and off island

‘All About Cookies’ Features Unique and Daring Recipes

Milk Bar maven Christina Tosi treats readers to a wonderland of taste and textures

Ina Garten's New Cookbook Is All About Easy Meals

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


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





Belt It Out Loud and Proud: Take Our Quiz on Karaoke

See how much you know about this singing sensation and the lyrics to some of its top tunes

Check Out the 12 Best Albums of the Year

2022 was a great year for new music from veterans and newcomers alike; see who made our list

Listen to Old Standbys, Discover New Favorites

AARP Spotify playlists curated by legendary musicians, including Bruce Hornsby, Melissa Etheridge and others

How Much Do You Know About Dolly Parton?

Test your knowledge of the country music icon with our trivia quiz


‘Sammy Hagar’s Cocktail Hits’ Shares Recipes and Tidbits

Try the Red Rocker’s Pomegranate Mojito, Pineapple Piña Colada and Guava Martini from his book

Salsa del Soul Performance Will Get You On Your Feet

Nine-piece orchestra lights up the stage with Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban dance music

Charmin Michelle Sings Etta James, Ray Charles and More

Vocalist puts her personal spin on the classics onstage at The Dakota; plus check out our Q&A

Singer Maud Hixson Featured in Minnesota Jazz Fest Live

She'll serenade you with tunes from the Great American Songbook and her cool and light style



Learn Something New

Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling

Easy-to-follow class from Stan Fellows covers materials and techniques, and demonstrates how to paint a mini masterpiece

Refresh Body and Mind With Restorative Yoga

Exploring this practice can help you release tension and cultivate courage and compassion

The Only Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

Chef April Dodd shares how to make this quick, easy and very flavorful dessert

Prue Leith’s ‘Bliss on Toast’ Raises Bread to a New Level

‘The Great British Bake Off’ chef turns the easy into the extraordinary with cookbook's delicious pairings

Lift Yourself Up With Our Latest Interval Training Video

Final class in David Drew's workout series includes PVC clean, front squats, back squats and plank holds


Hand Lettering for Beginners With Molly Jacques

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

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

Recipes From ‘Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse’ Cookbook

Chef Brian Noyes serves up his famous peanut pie, worth-the-wait mushroom lasagne and more



Quick Questions — Celebrity Q&As See all Celebrity Interviews

Dolly Parton

Singing icon shares her new line of baking mixes with a side of her signature sunny outlook

Debra Jo Rupp

TV mom shares favorite hairdos, decades and inspiration from Dr. Ruth

Hope Davis

The ‘Your Honor’ star talks baking, binge watching and being a Jersey girl

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The host of the popular ‘Finding Your Roots’ series talks rum, ratings and revelations


Christopher Knight

'Peter Brady' reveals his favorite episodes, memorable guest stars and most-asked fan question

Roselyn Sánchez

The multitalented actress talks ‘Fantasy Island,’ family and a big 50th fiesta

Giancarlo Esposito

Versatile actor talks heroes and villains, and reflects on his new series, 'Kaleidoscope'

LeVar Burton

‘Reading Rainbow’ host talks Kwanzaa traditions, ‘Star Trek’ memories and mindful meditation



Health & Fitness





The Secret to Successful Skiing Adventures

Take a lesson, find the trails less traveled and savor the après-ski fun

A North Carolina Visit Invites Discovery In College Towns

Gorgeous gardens and great barbecue are among the highlights in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham

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


Gardens You Should Visit in North America

It's easy to lose yourself in these greenbelts ideal for walks, runs and never-ending wandering

In Praise of Meaningful Steps on a Walking Holiday

Exploring England and Ireland by foot rewards travelers with a true experience of the land

E-Biking Around New York’s Finger Lakes in Fall

Miles of trails, charming towns, waterfalls and wineries are just some of the features you’ll find



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Picks for the 12 Best Movies of 2022

Our watchlist of winners includes 'Avatar,' 'The Whale' and 'The Woman King'

Challenge Yourself on The One With the ‘Friends’ Quiz

How you doin'? See how well you know Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe

Most Heartwarming Grownup Celebrity Moments of 2022

Walk down memory lane with these 10 feel-good Hollywood happenings

Fall in Love Again With ‘When Harry Met Sally’

Say yes, yes, yes to the film and three recipes it inspired that even the pickiest of diners will enjoy


How Well Do You Remember ‘The Brady Bunch?’

Take this groovy trivia quiz and find out if the answer is always Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

Tune In to the 12 Best TV Shows of 2022

From 'Abbott Elementary’ to ‘Yellowstone,’ can’t-miss television selected by AARP critics

‘Closing the Savings Gap’ Series With Jean Chatzky

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

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



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