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‘The Human Trial’ Follows the Urgent Battle to Cure Diabetes

Could a clinical test using stem cells at least provide adequate treatment for a deadly disease?

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This Weekend’s Birthdays

Actress Pamela Anderson (55); actor Larry David (75); actor Tom Cruise (60); actor Andrew Zimmern (61)

This Weekend in Your History

US marks bicentennial; Hong Kong reverts to Chinese rule; Civil Rights Act of 1964; Jim Morrison dies

Gloria Gaynor to Sing During ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Concert

The ‘I Will Survive’ legend is ready to ignite America’s Independence Day celebration Monday night on PBS



Photo of the Day

Aerial view of the Humble Administrator's Garden or Zhuozheng Garden

Wang Jianzhong/VCG via Getty Images

An aerial view of pavilions, trees, paths and koi ponds of the Humble Administrator's Garden is seen June 21 in Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu Province. The area, also called the Zhuozheng Garden, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates to the beginning of the 16th century.

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A Food Historian Explores Italy’s Savory and Sweet Treats

Francine Segan takes viewers on a delicious, antipasti journey through this cuisine-rich country

Pilates Anytime: Stand Strong and Build Strength

Grab your hand weights and join instructor Amy Havens for the final class in her Spine Health series

Dinner and a Movie Series Features 'The Big Chill'

Read our nostalgic essay about the 1983 film, then try the recipe for skillet roast chicken it inspired


Aging Playfully: Gardens You Should Visit in North America

In his new column, Crai S. Bower shares greenbelts ideal for walks, runs and never-ending discovery

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

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

Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling With Stan Fellows

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



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‘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


‘No Ordinary Man: The Life and Death of Billy Tipton’

Documentary delves into the jazz musician and trans culture icon’s extraordinary legacy

Picture Perfect: Smartphone Photography Class

These helpful tools and techniques can help improve image quality and take your skills to the next level

‘Prince Philip: The Man Behind the Throne’ Details Royal’s Life

Fascinating documentary on the Duke of Edinburgh, who shaped and modernized the British monarchy


Get a Full-Body Workout With This Rigorous Barre Class

Regimen blends elements of different forms of exercise, including ballet, Pilates and yoga

‘An Engineer Imagines’ Documentary on Peter Rice

The Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre, and Lloyd's of London are among his achievements

Grumpy Becomes Genuine in ‘A Man Called Ove’

Dark, tender Swedish film based on Fredrik Backman best seller is available free to AARP members



A Writer's Lesson: Don’t Wrestle With Words

Sometimes the most poignant condolence notes are imperfect expressions of what's in your heart

A Golfing Novice Finds Some Serenity in Letting Go

Scotland’s magnificent natural setting brings a newfound inner calm to a perfectionist

Searching for Life's Answers on the Camino in Spain

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





Author Shares Secrets to Building a Best Seller

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

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


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

Authors of ‘The Whole Body Reset’ Discuss Protein Timing

AARP book dispels myths surrounding aging, nutrition and metabolism






Listen to Old Standbys, Discover New Favorites

AARP Spotify playlists curated by legendary musicians including Melissa Etheridge, Clint Black, Ani DiFranco, Herb Alpert and others

Soulful Vocal Jazz Group Moore By Four

Watch them perform popular classics and complex harmonies; plus read our 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

See How to Easily Make Moroccan Ginger-Lemon Chicken

Combining ingredients such as cumin, coriander and black pepper elevate this recipe to a spicy and bold experience

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

Art Tutorial From Molly Jacques: Custom Place Cards

Follow along to create something special with hand lettering for your dinner party guests

Explore California Wine Country With a Food Historian

Raise a glass to the rich history of Napa and Sonoma valleys in this virtual talk from Francine Segan


An Introduction to Meditation From Daybreaker

Learning to take time out of your day to pause can help you reduce stress

Cooking Class: African Spices and Somali Chicken Soup

Follow along with chef April Dodd to create an authentic dish and blend with lots of flavor

Golf From Home With PGA Pro Jeff Wibben

This funny and educational lesson uses toilet paper, sticky notes and other common household items



Quick Questions

10 Quick Questions for Singer and Actress Gloria Estefan

The musical superstar lands her first starring role in fun ‘Father of the Bride’ movie reboot

8 Quick Questions for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

The husband-and-wife comedy collaborators return with new Netflix series ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’

10 Quick Questions for Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna

The beloved performers cohosted the National Memorial Day Concert for the 16th time


12 Quick Questions for 'Abbott Elementary's Sheryl Lee Ralph

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

11 Quick Questions for Fundraiser Lisa Swayze

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

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




Health & Fitness





Aging Playfully: Four Days on the Central California Coast

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

Smart Guide to Train Travel (Plus a Bucket List of Trips!)

Few modes of transit blend relaxation, efficiency and scenery like riding the rails


A Food Historian’s Virtual Tour of the Berkshires

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

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



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Relive the 1989 tearjerker with a nostalgic essay, then try a sumptuous Southern recipe inspired by the film

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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