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Optimistic film exploring the vital connection between humans and animals shares hope for our planet

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Sue the T. Rex skeleton discovered; ‘South Park’ debuts; U.S. Embassy in Havana officially reopens

Martha Plimpton Answers 10 Quick Questions

The Emmy-award-winning actress adds a new role to her résumé and finds freedom in turning 50

     

 


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Environmentalist Argenis Pantoja holds a loggerhead turtle hatchling before it is released in the ocean in La Sabana, Venezuela, on July 29.

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Environmentalist Argenis Pantoja holds a loggerhead turtle hatchling before it is released in the ocean in La Sabana, Venezuela, on July 29.


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Grab your mat for the third class in our Functional Health series with instructor Joy Puleo

‘Closing the Savings Gap’ Series With Jean Chatzky

Seven women are matched with financial planners to overcome roadblocks as they prepare to retire

   

Check Out Our New AARP Smart Guide to Sun Protection

SPF is just one important factor — here are 34 tips that can help in preventing damage from harmful rays

Video: A Beginner’s Introduction to Going Vegan

A popular social media food influencer shares his tips on how to follow a plant-based diet

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

     

 


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Jonathan Scott Asks, Why Isn’t Solar Energy Available for All?

Documentary illuminates the obstacles and opportunities that exist for those seeking clean, renewable source

   

2022 Film Documents Life of Longest-Ruling Monarch

‘Queen Elizabeth II: Her Glorious Reign’ shows how a princess became Queen to the people of the world

‘Radium Girls’ Portrays Real-Life Plight of Factory Workers

Unaware of the danger of luminous paint, many women developed devastating illnesses

Join Our Food Historian for a Fun Look at Fair Food

Francine Segan shares the stories of county, state and world fair delicacies, and serves up tasty recipes

   

Stretching and Self-Massage Integrate Mind, Body and Spirit

This gentle exercise class from Daybreaker can help relieve aches and pains and make you feel refreshed

Delectable Film Features Cecilia Chiang

‘Soul of a Banquet’ follows restaurant icon who introduced America to authentic Chinese food

‘Prince Philip: The Man Behind the Throne’

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

Master Class on Grilling and BBQ Is Perfect for Summer

Award-winning chef Andy Husbands teaches how to make a great barbecue sauce, burger and more

     

 


Tackling the Challenges of Finding Love Later in Life

In this Life's a Journey essay, the author discovers the right approach — and mentality — is necessary

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

   

     

 


Books

Delia Owens Talks About ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’

Writer discusses her best-selling debut novel being turned into a major motion picture coming out this month

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

   

Paul Hollywood Wants You to Fall in Love With Baking

‘The Great British Bake Off’ judge shares tips and three favorite recipes from his new cookbook, 'Bake'

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

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

Free Excerpt From ‘Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff’

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

     

 


Music

  

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

     

 


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Create Happier Places in Your Home by Applying Feng Shui

Video shows how the ancient Chinese practice can bring harmony to your living space

Visit Far-flung Places to Learn About Extraordinary Flora

Longwood Gardens' expert Peter Zale gives virtual talk 'Global Plant Exploration and Conservation'

Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling With Stan Fellows

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

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

   

See How to Make Moroccan Ginger-Lemon Chicken

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

Art Tutorial From Molly Jacques: Custom Place Cards

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

Golf From Home With PGA Pro Jeff Wibben

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

     

 


11 Quick Questions for Popular Novelist Jennifer Weiner

Summer’s reigning storyteller shares her inspirations, aspirations and thoughts on the 'beach read' label

Author Elin Hilderbrand Answers 12 Quick Questions

As ‘The Hotel Nantucket’ tops best-seller lists, the ‘queen of beach reads’ rules summer, again

12 Quick Questions for Comedian Cheech Marin

A serious collector of Chicano art, the actor has landed a permanent home to display prized works

   

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 Singer and Actress Gloria Estefan

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

Singer Gloria Gaynor Answers 10 Quick Questions

The ‘I Will Survive’ legend celebrated 'A Capitol Fourth' before continuing her international tour

10 Quick Questions for Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise

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Travel

Aging Playfully: Paddle Your Way Across Canada

Pristine waters, gorgeous mountains, fresh air and exercise — what’s not to like?

A Food Historian Explores Italy’s Savory and Sweet Treats

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

Aging Playfully: Gardens You Should Visit in North America

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

   

Aging Playfully: Four Days on the Central California Coast

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

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

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

25 Ways to Practice the Self-Care You Need and Deserve

These easy and affordable strategies can have a lasting positive impact on your mood and health

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

   

Ye Olde Wealth Wisdom That Remains Both Good and True

These 16 tips on saving, spending, borrowing and lending published a century ago still hold great value

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

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

Trisha Yearwood’s Favorite Comfort Foods

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

     

 


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