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Virtual tour highlights the many seasonal wonders of this magical place

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This Weekend’s Birthdays

Actress Maura Tierney (58); boxer Oscar De La Hoya (50); actor Michael Sheen (54)

This Weekend in Your History

First Black attorney general (2009); Prince performs at Super Bowl (2007); Kelly Ripa named cohost (2001)

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

     

 


Photos of the Day

a man standing on a snow-covered street with high snowbanks flings boiling water that turns into ice in midair around him in an arc lit by the sun

Photo by Shi Xiaokun/VCG via Getty Images

A man flings boiling water that immediately turns into ice in midair Jan. 18 in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.


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Wynonna Judd Is Honoring Her Mother’s Legacy

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

Challenge Yourself on The One With the ‘Friends’ Quiz

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

AARP Smart Guide to a Healthy Smile

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

   

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

Singing Icon Dolly Parton Is Sweeter Than Ever

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

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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Documentary Highlights Life of Renowned Black Artist

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

   

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 health

Does Your Favorite Stack Up?

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

Stretch Your Hips and Sides

Grab your mat and join the latest class in our 30-Minute Pilates series

   

Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling

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

Documentary Confronts Maximalist Lifestyle

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

Refresh Body and Mind With Restorative Yoga

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

     

 


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

   

     

 


Books

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

     

 


Music

  

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

Hand Lettering for Beginners With Molly Jacques

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

Stretching and Self-Massage Can Help Relieve Aches, Pains

Gentle 45-minute practice led by Sun Katayama also promotes greater awareness of your body

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

   

The Only Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

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

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

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

Ryan Seacrest

The busy media personality talks coffee, culinary school and keeping warm

     

 


Health & Fitness

   

     

 


Travel

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

     

 


More Features and Quizzes

   

Picks for the 12 Best Movies of 2022

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

How Well Do You Remember ‘The Brady Bunch?’

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

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

   

Quiz: 2022's Biggest Pop Culture Moments

Test yourself on how much you remember about books, billionaires, Bennifer and more

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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