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From floor to roof, these upgrades can offer a great return on your investment — both now and in the future

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This Weekend's Birthdays:

Director Steven Soderbergh (59); Actress Regina King (51); Singer Sade (63); Michelle Obama (58)

This Weekend in Your History:

Dolphins big win (1973); miracle on Hudson (2009); 'Bonanza’ ends (1973); Clinton-Lewinsky story (1998)

Read Our Latest Irresistible (and Free) Mystery

‘The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man’ by W. Bruce Cameron is a whodunnit that makes you laugh

  


   


Romance After Divorce: A Mutual Passion for the Slopes

Suddenly single in his 50s, an avid skier wasn't looking for love, but he just may have found it

A Trip That Changed My Life: Skydiving in Australia

Sometimes you’ve got to let go to conquer your fears — even if it means putting your trust in a parachute

NEW: January/February Issue of AARP Bulletin Is Here

Latest issues of AARP Bulletin and AARP The Magazine are now available online for members

   

     

 


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Film & Video

Delicious Food History with Francine Segan

Her talks on coffee, spices, chocolate and more are chock-full of fascinating details—and they will surely make your mouth water 


Tutorial: How to Journal with Watercolors

In one of our most popular videos, Stan Fellows shows how journaling through art can enrich your life and help you find inner calm — no experience needed

   

     

 


Books

Trisha Yearwood’s Favorite Comfort Foods (Garth’s Too!)

Try three yummy recipes from her latest cookbook to kick off a year of inspirational cooking

Bruce Cameron Talks About His Love for Dogs

Famous for books about canine companions, author appears with his own BFF

     

 


Music

  

Ani DiFranco Shares Her Favorite Folk Songs

The indie musician talks about her career path and the incredible artists she met along the way

Joni Mitchell’s Genius Connects a Mom and Daughter

In this 'Life's a Journey' essay, a mother reflects on how the poetic songwriter bridges generations

Charmin Michelle Does Etta James, Ray Charles and More

Singer puts her personal spin on the classics at Minnesota Jazz Fest Live

     

 


     

 


Health

     

 


Travel

33 Tips for Travel During, After the Pandemic

New AARP Smart Guide covers trip planning, health, street smarts and more

A Better Vacation for Less Cash

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

     

 


More Features

The Legendary Danny DeVito Answers 9 Quick Questions

Learn some fun facts about him in our exclusive Q&A

Ye Olde Wealth Wisdom That Remains Good and True

These tips published a century ago on saving and spending are still valuable

'Making The Cut' Star Tim Gunn Is More Than Fashionable

Stylish celebrity answers 9 quick questions on what works now

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

Members can play classic video games including Centipede and Asteroids

     

 


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