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Aging Playfully: Four Days on the Central California Coast

Opportunities for adventure abound in this oft-overlooked section of the Golden State

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Today’s Celebrity Birthday: Comedian Tina Fey Is 52

The popular actress is working on the film version of the musical adaptation of ‘Mean Girls'

Today in Your History: Johnson Throws Perfect Game (2004)

At age 40, ‘The Big Unit’ added another impressive superlative to his future Hall of Fame resume

NEW: The May Issue of AARP Bulletin Is Available Online

Beat the System: Your insider guide to choosing the best doctor, lawyer, home remodeler and more



Photo of the Day

A view of Sumela Monestry after it was reopened to visitors in Macka district of Trabzon, Turkiye on May 1, 2022.

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Clouds rise next to Sümela Monastery in Trabzon, Turkey. The monastery, also known as the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary, reopened to visitors May 1 following restoration and slope-improvement projects. It’s believed to have been founded by two monks in the late fourth century.

Life's a Journey: Searching for Answers in Spain

Something mystical about the trail to Santiago de Compostela lures pilgrims from around the world

Sheryl Lee Ralph Answers 12 Quick Questions

From Broadway to prime-time television, the Tony-nominated actress is a singular talent

April/May Issue of AARP The Magazine Is Here

Liam Neeson talks about his lead role in ‘Memory,’ and Michael Strahan reveals his secret for relaxing


Pilates Anytime: Shoulder and Spine Mobility

Join instructor Amy Havens for Class 3 of her Spine Health series as she teaches strengthening exercises

Bountiful Bulbs and Charismatic Cherries

Take a virtual tour of the famed Longwood Gardens and get an insider’s look at its vibrant spring displays

AARP Celebrates You! Videos on Demand for AARP Members

Learn, grow and, best of all, play — all under one virtual roof — online now through May 25



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Grumpy Becomes Genuine in ‘A Man Called Ove’

Dark and tender Swedish film is based on Fredrik Backman’s 2012 New York Times best seller

Unlikely Figure Finds Himself in the Eye of the Storm

‘Hesburgh’ documentary offers a unique look at Reverend Theodore Hesburgh’s civil rights work

'Chloe & Theo' Follows Odyssey to Save the World

Movie starring Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino and Theo Ikummaq brings climate change plea from Arctic to New York City

Documentary ‘A Song for Cesar’ Inspires and Educates

Music-filled tribute to Cesar Chavez and farmworkers features Carlos Santana, Maya Angelou and others


‘Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art’ Documentary

The artist has remained an enigma, and little is known about the circumstances of his life and work

Pro Organizers Share How to Use the KonMari Method

Virtual panel discussion from Daybreaker details ways to declutter and make your living space more joyful

‘Eddy’s World,’ a Documentary About Toys, Ideas and Aging

The man behind America’s best-known toys is 100 and still inventing; check out the film and our Q&A



What You Can Learn By Stepping Back in Time

A writer traces her great grandfather’s roots in rural Kentucky towns, including Big Bone and Rabbit Hash

The Joys of Traveling With a Grandchild

A road trip out west provides precious memories and lots of time for intergenerational bonding

A Lighter Agenda for Injured Traveler in Paris Proved Best

Surgery almost upended the trip, but a more planned course correction delighted just the same





Chef Asma Khan Honors Her Ammu With New Cookbook

Restaurateur and author shares three recipes for you to try out and enjoy some comforting Indian flavors

Free Excerpt From 'Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff'

New AARP book by Matt Paxton offers steps to help you declutter and live more simply

Enjoy Reading a Selection of Books Free Online

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


Author Shares Secrets to Building a Best Seller

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

Authors of ‘The Whole Body Reset’ Discuss Protein Timing

AARP book dispels myths surrounding aging, nutrition and metabolism






Professor of Rock Interviews Artists from 'Top Gun'

Adam Reader speaks with Kenny Loggins, Berlin’s Terri Nunn and Loverboy’s Mike Reno

Documentary on Influential Rock Band, The Ventures

The story of the world’s most famous instrumental rock and roll band from those who know them

Stylish and Soulful Vocal Jazz Group Moore By Four

Watch them perform popular classics and complex harmonies; plus Q&A with singer Ginger Commodore


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

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

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

Art Tutorial: Introduction to Hand Lettering

Follow along with illustrator Molly Jacques to make a beautiful "Home Sweet Home" sign

Exploring the Importance of Finding Joy With Daybreaker

Radha Agrawal and Dacher Keltner share tips on how to naturally activate your "happy hormones"

Francine Segan's Talk on America's Cereals

Hear the fun backstories about the rivalries and historic advertisements of our favorite brands

Journal With Watercolors — and Find Inner Calm

In this popular video, illustrator Stan Fellows shows how journaling through art can enrich your life



Quick Questions

11 Quick Questions for Fundraiser Lisa Swayze

Patrick's widow is taking action against pancreatic cancer to honor his fight against the deadly disease

10 Quick Questions for Pfizer Chairman-CEO Albert Bourla

The son of Holocaust survivors, the executive sheds light on his rise to pharmaceutical prominence

7 Quick Facts for Veteran TV Actress Lisa Whelchel

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have her ‘Facts of Life’

8 Quick Questions for the Versatile Russell Hornsby

The ‘Black Mafia Family’ star speaks about preparing for his next role as boxing promoter Don King

9 Quick Questions for FX's Actress Pamela Adlon

It’s a wrap for ‘Better Things,’ but the creative force behind the show is just getting started

11 Quick Questions for Author and Actress Sharon Gless

The "Cagney & Lacey" star tells candid stories while revealing the Hollywood of the ’80s in her memoir


10 Quick Questions for Award-Winning Actor Tony Shalhoub

He fills us in on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," shares his latest TV binge, and doles out fatherly advice

10 Quick Questions for Guru of Fashion Tim Gunn

'Making the Cut' star talks teaching, athleisurewear, Heidi Klum and the next big thing in fashion — or not



Health & Fitness





A Food Historian's Virtual Tour of the Berkshires

Francine Segan shares her picks — from museums and markets to unique local products and recipes

Get Ready to Embark on Summer Air Travel

Before you book your ticket, learn how to make the journey almost as good as the arrival, thanks to these tips from frequent fliers


33 Tips for Travel During and After COVID

Whether plotting a casual trip, or ready to brainstorm the adventure of a lifetime, you’re in luck

Have More Fun While Spending Less on Vacation

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



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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

Trisha Yearwood's Favorite Comfort Foods

The country singer dishes on her cookbook, 'Trisha's Kitchen,' and shares some recipes for you to try

Atari’s Pong Is Back and the Retro Game Still Delights

AARP Members can play classic games that also include Centipede and Asteroids



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