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Rocky Carroll Shares His 60th Birthday Plans

The ‘NCIS’ actor-director talks fishing, golfing, boxing and working with Mark Harmon

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Today’s Celebrity Birthday: Actor Chazz Palminteri Is 71

He’s touring his one-man smash hit ‘A Bronx Tale’ all across the country through the fall

Today in History: Mickey Mouse Debut (1928)

In the six-minute short “Plane Crazy,” Mickey decided to build a plane to take Minnie for a ride

Pilates Anytime: Mat Magic

Build on the basics with innovative variations to strengthen and condition your body



Photos of the Day

a gathering of about a dozen american flamingos, with slideshow overlay

Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images

American flamingos are seen May 8 at the Crimson Wetlands aviary during the soft opening of the new wildlife park, Bird Paradise at Mandai Wildlife Reserve in Singapore. The new bird park is home to 3,500 birds from more than 400 species.

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Kathy Bates Reflects on Her 50 Years in Show Business

Actress talks admiration for author Judy Blume, a nude scene with Jack Nicholson, medical advocacy

Watch the Poignant Story of an American POW in World War II

75 years later, filmmaker retraces his grandfather's steps across 500 miles in ‘Dear Sirs’ documentary

Take a Virtual Trip to the Big Apple With a Food Historian

Get the scoop on some of the city's favorite dishes and destinations from a native New Yorker


The Mother Lode of Trivia

Test your knowledge of Carol Brady, Marge Simpson and other film and TV moms in our quiz

Bob Costas Remembers First Major League Game

In a column for AARP, sportscaster looks back on special visit to Yankee Stadium with his father in 1959

James Brolin Has No Regrets

Actor shares song he’d like wife Barbra Streisand to record and background on new project, ‘Sweet Tooth’



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Experience the Power of Tai Chi

Class teaches how to use slow movements of gentle practice for meditation and stretching


‘Jay Myself’ Explores Life of Famed NYC Photographer

Film shows how the six-story Manhattan building known as ‘The Bank’ became Jay Maisel’s art haven

Turn Flowers Into a Work of Art

A Longwood Gardens floral designer demonstrates how to make beautiful arrangements for your home

How to Declutter Your Home Using the KonMari Method

Patty Morrissey, Thu Huynh and Tidy Godmother share tips and tricks for getting organized


Watch a Beautifully Intimate Portrait of Loss and Love

‘The Book Keepers’ documentary follows journey of husband who keeps wife’s dream alive after her death

Film Features Immersive Footage, Gripping Action

‘Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission’ highlights efforts to save the lives of nine downed airmen

A 68-Year-Old's Endeavor to Summit Mount Everest

Film follows Jim Geiger as he attempts to become the oldest American to accomplish the feat



Keeping Relationship Peace, One Zone at a Time

Sometimes in a marriage, it pays to know your place (and that's why there's an armadillo in the living room)

A Heartfelt ‘Howdy, Y’All!’ From the Australian Outback

How a travel writer learned to embrace her accent and truly speak her mind

Perks of Traveling With a Pup

How Daisy the dog became a widow’s wanderlust companion on the road of life





Try Delicious Dishes From New ‘Milk Street Noodles’ Cookbook

Christopher Kimball offers recipes for lasagna bolognese, miso-walnut soba and rigatoni with pesto

‘Trejo’s Cantina’ Celebrates Los Angeles Mexican Cuisine

Actor Danny Trejo’s second cookbook is an ode to festive gatherings with good friends

Jamie Oliver's ‘One: Simple One-Pan Wonders’ Makes Life Easier

Try his irresistible recipes for smoked salmon pasta, rosemary roast chicken and lemon cheesecake

Ina Garten's ‘Go-To Dinners’ 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


‘All About Cookies’ Features Unique and Daring Recipes

Milk Bar maven Christina Tosi treats readers to a wonderland of taste and textures

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

Recipes From ‘Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse’ Cookbook

Chef Brian Noyes serves up his famous peanut pie, worth-the-wait mushroom lasagne and more

Puerto Rican Cookbook Blends History, Diversity

Illyanna Maisonet’s ‘Diasporican’ showcases adaptability of territory’s cooking — on and off island



Pop Culture Quizzes

Crazy For Candy

Calling all sweet tooths: There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s — or to test your knowledge of classic sweets

Classic Video Games

Bring It on like Donkey Kong: see if you can post a high score on the game board

Test Your Fast Food IQ

Burgers and chicken and fries, oh my, take our finger-lickin’ quiz about your favorite chains

TV Show Spin-Offs

Take our quiz on the hits that spawned memorable series like ‘Frasier, ‘The Jeffersons,’ ‘Better Call Saul’



Do you know where Danny and Sandy first met? Quiz me more … quiz me more … about the 1978 film

Game Shows

Who hosted 'The Newlywed Game?' How much is a vowel on 'Wheel of Fortune?' Show what you know!

‘Star Wars’

Use the force to test your knowledge of Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, Baby Yoda and more



Learn Something New

Make a Healthy Tuscan-Style Vegetable Soup

In this easy-to-follow cooking class, April Dodd’s recipe blends peas, asparagus, artichokes, scallions

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Discover tried and true ways of producing produce in virtual talk from a Longwood Gardens’ planting professional

Create an Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Kitchen

Reduce waste — and wasted money — with these strategies to efficiently plan meals and store food better

See How Shakespeare May Have Celebrated His Birthday

Learn fascinating tidbits about Elizabethan dinner parties and get recipes to try (courage tarts, anyone?)

Art Tutorial: Watercolor Basics for Journaling

Stan Fellows covers materials and techniques, and demonstrates how to paint a mini masterpiece


Hand Lettering for Beginners With Molly Jacques

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

You Don't Have to Be Afraid of Growing Orchids

Learn tips from Longwood Gardens horticulturist responsible for over 5,000 of these amazing plants

Interval Training: Build Strength, Energy

The first video in this workout series with David Drew focuses on squats, step-ups, planks and lunges

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



Quick Questions — Celebrity Q&As See all Celebrity Interviews

David Arquette

Actor shares advice from sisters Patrica and Rosanna, talks about role as a magician in new series 'Mrs. Davis'

Melora Hardin

Multitalented actress-artist-director gives an update on ‘Monk’ movie and talks ‘The Office’ reunion, wallpaper art, child acting and embracing her 50s

Andrew McCarthy

Actor talks about his new travel memoir, ‘Walking With Sam,’ his bucket-list destination, '80s Brat Pack status and turning 60

Vivica A. Fox

Entertainer talks about ‘Skilled,’ the new docuseries that showcases the truth about trades, ‘Soul Train,’ sports and her plan to be sizzling at 70


Padma Lakshmi

‘Taste the Nation, ‘Top Chef’ host/judge talks food tasting, James Beard award, shifting priorities in her 50s and a lesson for her daughter

Nancy Travis

Riding high in her new Hallmark series, actress talks ‘Ride’ role, horses, reconnecting with ‘Three Men and a Baby’ costars and living a full life

Deborah Roberts

Journalist's new essay collection, ‘Lessons Learned and Cherished,’ honors influential teachers with stories from Oprah, Spike Lee and others

Kathleen Turner

Esteemed actress talks about role as potty-mouthed Dita Beard in ‘White House Plumbers,’ her plans for a perfect day, and handling adversity



Health & Fitness





My Town: Donny Osmond Dishes on Provo, Utah

Award-winning entertainer recommends best places to eat, hike, shop and play in his hometown

Get in Gear With These Outdoor Accessories

Today’s equipment is technology-driven to help keep you active longer

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

The Secret to Successful Skiing Adventures

Take a lesson, find the trails less traveled and savor the après-ski fun

In Praise of Meaningful Steps on a Walking Holiday

Exploring England and Ireland by foot rewards travelers with a true experience of the land



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Take a look back at the beloved show that brought us 11 seasons of laughs, losses and hijinks

Picks for the 12 Best Movies of 2022

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

Sam Waterston Reflects on the Past and the Planet

Actor talks climate change, Robert Redford and why being lucky is the best talent of all

Tune In to the 12 Best TV Shows of 2022

From 'Abbott Elementary’ to ‘Yellowstone,’ can’t-miss television selected by AARP critics


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

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

‘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

‘Closing the Savings Gap’ Series With Jean Chatzky

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



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