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The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.<p>Located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay, the Wave Organ was built in 1986. In collaboration with …

Vacation Planner, Travel Planning, Tips Savings

AARP.org<p>close navigation<p>Travel since 1958<p>Destination Guides Articles & Tips Local Getaways Trip Finder Back to Trip Finder Results AARP Member …

Retirement

3 Beautiful Ways To Tie A Bow With Ribbon

When it comes to gift giving, I think choosing the gift wrap is sometimes just as fun as picking out the gift itself. In order to simplify the …

Sewing

The 11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know (But May Be Doing Wrong)

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine" and you wondered what the heck you were doing?<p>Yeah, we're here to help.<p>Yoga doesn't need to be shrouded in mystery. This week, we caught up with …

Orcas Island Cabin

Please visit our news section for newly available prepared plans based on this cabin. The site for this 400 sf cabin fronts the East Sound of Orcas …

Whales

Incredibly Small Apartment in Paris Reduces Functions to Minimum

Can you imagine an 8 square meter apartment? You might think this compact space can probably fit your wardrobe. Yet this apartment design relies on …

Two Apartments In Modern Minimalist Japanese Style (Includes Floor Plans)

Architect: Sinato Photographer: Toshiyuki Yano <br>The first apartment is a renovation, done by the team at Sinato Architects. The house is known as …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Waxing

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Thaw Steak In 10 Minutes With This Bizarre Hack

Sure, you could take frozen meat out of the freezer and leave it in the fridge to thaw for 24 hours, but that requires almost a superhuman-level of foresight.<p>For faster results, some people prefer to defrost with cold water in a bowl. Others say that hot water is the way to go. Still others argue …

29 Of The Most Powerful And Wisest Quotes Of All Time

Let me guess…<p>You often drag yourself to work and feel like everyday is the same.<p>Perhaps it feels like your life is on autopilot.<p>At moments you might …

Motivation

Everything You Need to Do in San Francisco This Spring

Hell yeah, spring: the birds sing, the flowers bloom, the sun shines. There’s something about spring that literally puts a spring in your step and …

Best things to do in San Francisco for locals and tourists—Time Out

There's tons of fun things to do in San Francisco, but we took on the seemingly impossible task of narrowing the city's endless offerings down to a …

San Francisco

Blueberry Margarita

This quick and easy margarita recipe is made with muddled blueberries and bitters. <b>Slideshow:</b> More Margaritas

Bitters

frozen coconut limeade

I understand this to be mostly a Northern Colombian drink, though I’d be happy to go investigate this in person if it is necessary to maintain the …

Walk now to walk through arthritis later

Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They've got a new drug for that that and it's completely free: walking.<p>Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden years.<p>While it may seem counterintuitive to move more when …

Osteoarthritis

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better

1Share<p>ShareEmailComments<p>These 24 thought provoking questions I am sharing with you today have no right or wrong answers. Asking them is the answer. …

15 Fresh, Simple Cocktails for Spring

It's springtime, the air is fresh, the sun is out. Time to sit out on the balcony (or patio, or fire escape...) with a glass of something cold in …

Downton Abbey

Q&A: How much do you need to save for retirement?

Q: Is there a rule of thumb for how much I'll need for retirement?<p>A: Yes — several, in fact, which tells you something about the dangers of rules of thumb.<p>One rule of thumb is that you'll need about eight times your final year's pay when you retire. So if you're making $50,000 a year, you'll need …

This Eye-Catching Wedding Dress Has Your "Something Blue" Built Right In

Want your wedding dress with a shot of color? Check out this fit-to-flare number from Casablanca Bridal, which features a smattering of blue flowers amid silver embroidery:<p><b>Would you wear this wedding dress as your "something blue"? Or do you have something else in mind?</b><p>I had a blue ribbon woven …