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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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This Weekend’s Birthdays

Singer Carly Simon (77); musician Jeff Beck (78); retired baseball player Derek Jeter (48)

This Weekend in Your History

Longest professional tennis match; Michael Jackson dies; Elvis Presley makes his final public performance

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

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



Photo of the Day

Behind a field of yellow flowering mustard plants, red corn poppies and blue cornflowers shine in a still green cornfield.

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Layers of flowers — yellow flowering mustard plants, red corn poppies and blue cornflowers — shine June 14 in Brandenburg, Trebus, Germany.

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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

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

Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling With Stan Fellows

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


‘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

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

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



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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 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

The Joys of Traveling With a Grandchild

A road trip out west provides precious memories and lots of time for intergenerational bonding





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

Art Tutorial From Molly Jacques: Custom Place Cards

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

An Introduction to Meditation From Daybreaker

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

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

Energize Yourself With a Festive Salsa Class

40-minute Daybreaker video features one of the world's top Latin choreographers


Bountiful Bulbs and Charismatic Cherries

Take a virtual tour of the famed Longwood Gardens and get an insider’s look at its vibrant spring displays

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

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

10 Quick Questions for Pfizer Chairman-CEO Albert Bourla

The son of Holocaust survivors, the executive sheds light on his rise to pharmaceutical prominence


7 Quick Facts for Veteran TV Actress Lisa Whelchel

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have her ‘Facts of Life’

9 Quick Questions for FX's Actress Pamela Adlon

It’s a wrap for ‘Better Things,’ but the creative force behind the show is just getting started



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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Dinner and a Movie Series Features 'Steel Magnolias'

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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