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Memories Aren’t What They Seem in ‘The Mountains Wild'

In this exclusive serialization just for AARP members, mystery writer Sarah Stewart Taylor brings readers a gripping new series and new set of characters

WATCH: Behind the Most Magical Movies Ever Made

In this One Day University lecture, Yale University professor Marc Lapadula will have you appreciating four must-see American films like never before

Sheila E. on the Power of Music to Bring People Together

The dynamic self-taught percussionist’s curated playlist conveys a timely message of hope, universal love, and social harmony

View Spectacularly Unreal Documentary for Free Here

For Conrad Anker and fellow mountain climbers, is it a dream to climb Meru, or a deadly obsession?

Tutorial: Learn How to Journal with Watercolors

Illustrator Stan Fellows shows how journaling through art can enrich your life — no art experience needed

22 Habits That Result in Big Health Changes

Making simple, healthy choices every day can help you lose weight, gain energy, ward off disease and take better care of your heart

Health & Self

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Covers the Fascinating Capabilities of Our Brain

In this free chapter from "Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age," renowned neurosurgeon discusses how to better understand the workings of our minds

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

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

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

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

Pre-Retirement Body Check

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

Entertainment & People

Marc Broussard Credits Dad For Successful Music Career

Louisiana musician shares exclusive video of guitar session with Ted Broussard while cruising the bayou

The Authentic Sound of Trumpeter Herb Alpert

Playlist dives into early influences and how their own unique sounds helped musician find his distinct voice

101 of the Most Inspirational Celebrity Quotes

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

Bootsy Collins Keeps the Funk Alive During Tough Times

Music legend talks about new album and shares song favorites from the Beatles, James Brown and more

New Documentary Looks Back at Herb Alpert’s Achievements

While most know him as the trumpeter who headed up Tijuana Brass, he's also gained accolades for philanthropy and art

José Feliciano on 50th Anniversary of 'Feliz Navidad'

Find out how's he's celebrating and check out his exclusive playlist of holiday songs

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

Tales of Patriotism

In this gripping 44-minute feature, veterans recount personal stories from the front lines

Randy Travis Feeling the Music

Years after life-changing stroke, the country star is still making history

Money & Work

Thinking About Buying Fractional Shares? Read This First

Owning slivers of a company is enticing, but might not be the best stock market investment for you

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

Adjust Your Spending & Saving To Thrive In Today’s Economy

Rethink how you view your cash flow, housing, retirement and priorities to make the best decisions going forward

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

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+"

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

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

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

Ask Yourself What You Want From Your Money

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

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

Do You Know How to Protect Yourself From Fraud?

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

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

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.

18 Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

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

25 Ways to Save On Trips

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

A Better Vacation for Less

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


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