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AARP's 2014 Almanac

by Aarp

AARP's Almanac is packed with facts, figures and fun stuff relevant to people 50+. With a newly revised format, this treasure trove features-- Ways to save money this year, including places to get free stuff (from good-for-you yoga classes to decadent doughnuts) as well as scams to avoid and seasonal best buysMilestone birthdays for celebrities, politicians and thought leaders, along with tidbits you may not know about them (such as who was inspired to become a lawyer by Perry Mason episodes?)A monthly guide to good health, seasonal power foods and delicious--and, yes, healthy--recipesGreat vacation spots, film festivals, book fairs and food festivals nationwideLandmark 50th anniversaries to be celebrated in 2014, from the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to the Beatles' debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show"Tips for reimagining your lifeSupreme Courts cases that could affect you and your familyABOUT AARPAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AARP's 5 Secrets to Brain Health

by Aarp

Worried about memory loss? You're not alone. But many experts now believe you can prevent or at least delay that decline--even if you have a genetic predisposition to dementia. AARP's 5 Secrets to Brain Health offers the prescription:Eating smartBeing fitWorking your mindSocializingStressing lessIn this book, you'll find quick tips, research findings, resources, and expert advice to help you stay sharp. And the best news? It's not hard to do or time consuming. And it's not too late to begin.ABOUT THE AUTHORAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AARP's Drive Smart

by Aarp

Driving isn't what it used to be. Today you're facing new rules of the road, distracted drivers, and updated technologies--entertainment and GPS navigation systems, ringing cell phones and beeping texts--that demand you take your eyes from the road, despite the hazards.That's why AARP Driver Safety--the program that offers the nation's first and largest driver improvement course for drivers age 50 and older--offers Drive Smart: How to Stay Safe--and Save Money.This e-book provides expert advice on today's traffic rules, driving conditions, vehicle technologies, and the dangers presented by other drivers. You'll find--More than 125 tips to refresh your knowledge of the rules of the roadRecommendations to help you save money on auto insurance, fuel, and other driving-related expensesStrategies to help you avoid distractions, drive safely in inclement weather and recognize when it may be time for a loved one to stop drivingDrive Smart: How to Stay Safe--and Save Money provides valuable information to help you keep safe behind the wheel. And if you suspect your loved ones' driving skills could use a tune-up, then pass this e-book to them, too. ABOUT THE AUTHORAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www. aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies

by Kerry Hannon Aarp

Learn to: * Showcase the value you have to offer a potential employer * Perfect your resume and interview skills * Negotiate for what you want * Snag your dream job in the age of social media * Launch a whole new career or business Your guide to navigating today's workplace and snagging that perfect job Whether you're searching for a new job by choice or necessity, consider this book your life raft. You'll find all the resources you need to job-hunt from building an online presence and revitalizing your resume to negotiating a salary and landing that job! *The power of people harness the power of the people you know friends and family, former colleagues, social media contacts, and more to network your way to your next job *Mirror, mirror on the wall rehab your resume and cover letter, build a positive online presence, acquire social media street smarts, and market yourself on LinkedIn *Hang your own shingle join the growing ranks of the self-employed with advice on launching your own business, working as a freelancer, turning a hobby into a profit, and cashing in on your natural gifts *Scope it out discover which jobs are in demand and expected to grow, what they pay, and whether you're qualified Open the book and find: * Ways to identify and market your most valuable skills * How to use Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter in your job search * How to clear the application hurdle * Tips for prepping for an interview * The top jobs for 50+ workers * Ten steps for career changers

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