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Learn the secret of using mantras to form healthy habits, from life balance to controlling your temper.

Use Power Words to Build Healthy Habits

Learn the secret of using mantras to form healthy habits, from life balance to controlling your temper.

by Sarah Mahoney

Here’s how much exercise you need to counter the risks of being sedentary.

Don’t Fall Prey to Couch Potato Syndrome

Here’s how much exercise you need to counter the risks of being sedentary.

by Susan Mahoney

You’re a great catch, but nobody has reeled you in? Check the brag factor of your dating profile. Humble sells better.

The Fatal Mistake Smart People Make on Their Online Dating Profiles

You’re a great catch, but nobody has reeled you in? Check the brag factor of your dating profile. Humble sells better.

by Janice Holly Booth

A daily walking program can improve your health, boost your social life and even increase creativity.

Walk Your Way to a Better Life

A daily walking program can improve your health, boost your social life and even increase creativity.

by Jay Walljasper

Amid all the changing advice, think moderation, Mediterranean

Good Fats, Bad Fats?

Amid all the changing advice, think moderation, Mediterranean

by Austin O’Connor

Healthy eating, mindfulness, “me time”—five easy steps to bring your out-of-whack world back to center.

Find Better Life Balance by Friday

Healthy eating, mindfulness, “me time”—five easy steps to bring your out-of-whack world back to center.

by Sarah Mahoney

Three approaches to downsizing your emotional clutter once and for all

Think Decluttering Your Home Is Hard? Try Organizing Your Emotions

Three approaches to downsizing your emotional clutter once and for all

by Janice Holly Booth

Little shifts, like eating more fruit or starting an exercise plan, can yield big results.

Two Small Changes That Will Make You Much Happier

Little shifts, like eating more fruit or starting an exercise plan, can yield big results.

by Sarah Mahoney

How a 30-minute exercise routine can slow down the aging process.

Stretch Your Body, Stretch Your Lifespan

How a 30-minute exercise routine can slow down the aging process.

by Fred Cohn

If you change your relationship with water using one simple rule, you can improve your health and possibly lose weight.

How Much Water Should You Drink?

If you change your relationship with water using one simple rule, you can improve your health and possibly lose weight.

by Sarah Mahoney

Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Life

How to Get Fit Without Joining the Gym

Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Life

by AARP

Check out these 5 things to do, and 7 things to stop doing.

How To Make Your Brain Healthier

Check out these 5 things to do, and 7 things to stop doing.

by Elizabeth Agnvall , AARP

Think you know all about CDs? Bet you don’t know about this one.

Make Your Cash Grow on Hand

Think you know all about CDs? Bet you don’t know about this one.

by Allan Roth

Changing little by little—no big, scary leap—is the best way to live life to the fullest.

Act: Start Living Your Life With Purpose and Joy

Changing little by little—no big, scary leap—is the best way to live life to the fullest.

by Rich Feller

And just as important—what not to say.

What To Say When Your Friend Loses a Job

And just as important—what not to say.

by Aaron Crowe, AARP

Owing money isn’t always a mistake; do it right to max out your credit rating.

Put Debt To Work for You

Owing money isn’t always a mistake; do it right to max out your credit rating.

by Jane Bryant Quinn, AARP Bulletin

As you work toward achieving your goals, you have to give something to get something, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a loss.

Repack: How Changing Habits Leads You to a Better Life

As you work toward achieving your goals, you have to give something to get something, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a loss.

by Rich Feller

Follow these seven guidelines to reduce your odds of dying from colon cancer by more than 50 percent.

Here’s How To Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Follow these seven guidelines to reduce your odds of dying from colon cancer by more than 50 percent.

by Candy Sagon , AARP

Used smartly, this tax-free tool won’t just pay for medical bills—it can supplement your retirement.

How a Health Savings Account Can Fatten Your Nest Egg

Used smartly, this tax-free tool won’t just pay for medical bills—it can supplement your retirement.

by Jean Chatzky

How Diagnosing Yourself Online Can Hurt Your Health

Are You a Cyberchondriac?

How Diagnosing Yourself Online Can Hurt Your Health

by Sara Altshul

Try these communication secrets from the experts on romance.

3 Ways To Get Closer To Your Partner

Try these communication secrets from the experts on romance.

by Dr Pepper Schwartz

Scan this list to be sure you’re not making yourself a target for hacking.

Are You Using One of the 25 Worst Passwords of all Time?

Scan this list to be sure you’re not making yourself a target for hacking.

by Eileen Ambrose, AARP

Learn from three midlifers who got resourceful to deal with arthritis, back pain, digestive disorders—even overweight.

Yes, You Can Reimagine Your Health

Learn from three midlifers who got resourceful to deal with arthritis, back pain, digestive disorders—even overweight.

by Sarah Mahoney, AARP Bulletin

Reduce the risk of falling victim to fraud.

7 Ways To Scamproof Yourself

Reduce the risk of falling victim to fraud.

by Sid Kirchheimer , AARP

Go ahead, get in touch with your sensual side, and have more fun in bed.

6 Ways To Improve Your Sex Life

Go ahead, get in touch with your sensual side, and have more fun in bed.

by Dr Pepper Schwartz

Choice is the building block of self-confidence and mental toughness; once you have it, you’re invincible.

Put Choice in Your Corner, and You’ll Never Hate Making Decisions Again

Choice is the building block of self-confidence and mental toughness; once you have it, you’re invincible.

by Janice Holly Booth

Yes, even faking a power pose can give you decision-making super powers.

Afraid To Make a Choice? Time To Don Your Superhero Cape

Yes, even faking a power pose can give you decision-making super powers.

by Janice Holly Booth

Eight out of 10 positions are filled through networking; there’s never been a better time to brush up your people skills

How To Land Great Jobs That Are Never Advertised

Eight out of 10 positions are filled through networking; there’s never been a better time to brush up your people skills

by AARP Foundation

Some games are running fraudulent background programs. Here’s how to beware

Don’t Fall Prey To Mobile Phone Hijacking

Some games are running fraudulent background programs. Here’s how to beware

by Sid Kirchheimer

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

How To Take a Social Media Time-Out To Get Your Creative Groove Back

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

by Kara Baskin

Gratitude is linked to better marriages, so try a little kindness.

Two Little Words That Can Make A Happy Marriage

Gratitude is linked to better marriages, so try a little kindness.

by Janice Holly Booth

 If you’re experiencing forgetfulness or confusion, check your medicine cabinet.

Caution! These 10 Drugs Can Cause Memory Loss

If you’re experiencing forgetfulness or confusion, check your medicine cabinet.

by Dr. Armon B. Neel, Jr.

Here are four ideas to keep treasured mementos close to your heart and still de-clutter.

The One Thing Never To Throw Away When You’re Downsizing

Here are four ideas to keep treasured mementos close to your heart and still de-clutter.

by Janice Holly Booth

New storage tools, new sites make it easier to finally, happily simplify your life.

New Sharing Services Let You Downsize Without Pain

New storage tools, new sites make it easier to finally, happily simplify your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Here’s how to add creativity, passion and enthusiasm without turning your work life upside down.

Yes, You Can Balance a Creative Life With a Job That Pays the Bills

Here’s how to add creativity, passion and enthusiasm without turning your work life upside down.

by Kara Baskin

Benefit yourself and others by volunteering outside. If you remember these 6 things, you’ll find the right place to spend your time in service in the great outdoors.

To Get the Health Benefits of Being Outdoors, Volunteer

Benefit yourself and others by volunteering outside. If you remember these 6 things, you’ll find the right place to spend your time in service in the great outdoors.

by Kara Baskin

Experts are arguing about the latest dietary guidelines; understanding the issues can make you healthier

The Only Things You Need To Know About the New Dietary Guidelines

Experts are arguing about the latest dietary guidelines; understanding the issues can make you healthier

by Sarah Mahoney

Consider these sources of funding to make your hometown a better place to live

Livable Communities Are Attracting Foundation Grants

Consider these sources of funding to make your hometown a better place to live

by Nancy LeaMond

How to Be Happy

by Logan Ward

Amid the chaos of life, carving out a peaceful, contemplative place and creating quiet time will calm you down and bring up inner peace.

Why Silence Is Good For You

Amid the chaos of life, carving out a peaceful, contemplative place and creating quiet time will calm you down and bring up inner peace.

by Janice Holly Booth

How to spice up a long-term marriage.

Have More Fun in Bed

How to spice up a long-term marriage.

by Pamela Redmond Satran

Get your skills up-to-date with temp work, part-time work or by volunteering or going back to school.

4 Ways To Shorten Your Job Search

Get your skills up-to-date with temp work, part-time work or by volunteering or going back to school.

by AARP Foundation

If you’ve been putting it off, here’s what to know about the effectiveness of this season’s inoculation.

Flu Shot: Better Late Than Never!

If you’ve been putting it off, here’s what to know about the effectiveness of this season’s inoculation.

by Candy Sagon,

Coffee’s bad for you. No, it’s good! How to stay well in the face of seesawing health advice.

When Health Advice Flip-Flops

Coffee’s bad for you. No, it’s good! How to stay well in the face of seesawing health advice.

by Sarah Mahoney

Seeing doctors via technology can keep you healthy while saving you money.

Make TeleHealth Technology Work For You

Seeing doctors via technology can keep you healthy while saving you money.

by Sarah Mahoney

Smart ways to sleep better, just for couples.

For Better or Worse. Also For Sleep

Smart ways to sleep better, just for couples.

by Kara Baskin

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? If you’re open to new experiences, you may be more musical than you think.

New Test Reveals Your Untapped Musical Talent

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? If you’re open to new experiences, you may be more musical than you think.

by Janice Holly Booth

Want to do a lot of good, not just a little? Ask yourself these key questions.

Effective Altruism: Philanthropy’s New Frontier

Want to do a lot of good, not just a little? Ask yourself these key questions.

by Kara Baskin

 No need to exercise long and hard; just 15 minutes a day can lengthen your life.

The 15 Minutes A Day Plan For a Longer Life

No need to exercise long and hard; just 15 minutes a day can lengthen your life.

by Candy Sagon

In just 15 seconds, you can reset your mood and salvage your big bad day.

Press Pause on Stress To Smooth Out a Monster Day

In just 15 seconds, you can reset your mood and salvage your big bad day.

by Kara Baskin

Social-media buddies inspire us to exercise long and strong.

Need New Motivation To Exercise? It’s a Click Away

Social-media buddies inspire us to exercise long and strong.

by Sarah Mahoney

A new program from the Surgeon General will make American communities more walker-friendly

How Walkable Is Your City?

A new program from the Surgeon General will make American communities more walker-friendly

by Jay Walljasper

No drama, no big commitment—and you still boost your health and lengthen your life.

Hide 30 Minutes of Walking in Your Busy Day

No drama, no big commitment—and you still boost your health and lengthen your life.

by Sarah Mahoney

From Netflix to Hulu Plus, the online and mobile options for streaming video are multiplying

Do You Really Need a TV?

From Netflix to Hulu Plus, the online and mobile options for streaming video are multiplying

by Austin O’Connor

Will Going Back to School Pay Off for You?

by Sarah Mahoney

Blood pressure is too high for nearly one in three Americans, and new technology shows damage this can cause in the brain.

Do You Know Your Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is too high for nearly one in three Americans, and new technology shows damage this can cause in the brain.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Looking for the courage to change your life? Read on.

My Trans-Atlantic Leap of Faith

Looking for the courage to change your life? Read on.

by Kara Baskin

 Want to make a difference? Maybe it’s time to run for public office.

On This Year’s Ballot: You

Want to make a difference? Maybe it’s time to run for public office.

by Sarah Mahoney

Why do we let success make us more risk averse?

A Smarter Way To Fail

Why do we let success make us more risk averse?

by Sarah Mahoney

Losing both of his legs couldn’t stop Warren MacDonald from moving forward, once he recognized his purpose in life

Purpose Turns a Double Amputee Into a Mountain Climber

Losing both of his legs couldn’t stop Warren MacDonald from moving forward, once he recognized his purpose in life

by Janice Holly Booth

From doing the books to keeping your mind in the game, these web-based services can help you run your career.

7 Great Online Tools for Freelancers

From doing the books to keeping your mind in the game, these web-based services can help you run your career.

by Kara Baskin

Behavior expert B.J. Fogg says the secret to create healthy habits is to think very, very small.

The Best Way To Build Healthy Habits

Behavior expert B.J. Fogg says the secret to create healthy habits is to think very, very small.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Change is uncomfortable. Here’s how to push past defeatist feelings and follow through to achieve what you really want

The Life-Affirming Power of “Yes, and…”

Change is uncomfortable. Here’s how to push past defeatist feelings and follow through to achieve what you really want

by Patricia Moreno

What culling my library taught me about literature and life

Giving Away My Books: A Lesson in Unpacking

What culling my library taught me about literature and life

by Sarah Mahoney

Best-selling author Ben Michaelis reveals how to transform your work attitude.

Write Down Your Values and Live By 3 Lists

Best-selling author Ben Michaelis reveals how to transform your work attitude.

by Kara Baskin

  These changes in exercise and diet could help bring your numbers down.

What You Can Do To Lower Your Blood Pressure

These changes in exercise and diet could help bring your numbers down.

by Candy Sagon

To be effective—and sustainable—diet rules have to mesh with your life.

Weight-Loss Guidelines That Really Work

To be effective—and sustainable—diet rules have to mesh with your life.

by John Whyte, M.D.,

The NBA star reveals his top 7 health tips

Dominique Wilkins: “ How I Stay Healthy With Diabetes.”

The NBA star reveals his top 7 health tips

by Mike Zimmerman

How waiting for the “right moment” can make you lose out on an important life change.

Is Perfect Timing A Big Fat Myth?

How waiting for the “right moment” can make you lose out on an important life change.

by Sarah Mahoney

Use a new study’s scary news as a springboard to make these 4 positive changes.

Why Age 45 Is a Magic Moment for Your Health

Use a new study’s scary news as a springboard to make these 4 positive changes.

by Sarah Mahoney

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Coach

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

by Janice Holly Booth

 New programmable pals and pets can help ease loneliness and keep us all better connected.

What To Do When Your Parents Are Lonely

New programmable pals and pets can help ease loneliness and keep us all better connected.

by Janice Holly Booth