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Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, author of …

Mindfulness

The Best Moon Milk Recipe? To Drink Something Else.

Turmeric milk has been co-opted by beauty bloggers and celebrities—and the phenomenon is baffling to the people who have grown up with the drink. My …

Turmeric

The Best Desktop Computers of 2018

Packing more power and flexibility than laptops, and more stylish designs than in the past, desktops are still an appealing option. Here are some of …

Computer Hardware

10 Beauty and Style Tips Every Woman Should Know

Then keep your legs together and swing them in before scooting over a bit. To get out, keep your legs together and swing them out. Then grab the door …

Retirement

14 Ways to Squeeze More Joy Out of Every Day

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME's special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Sometime this morning, during …

Birds

Stuffed Peppers With Salmon

Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

20 Yoga Poses For The Winter Solstice That'll Cleanse Your Mind & Body

This Thursday, Dec. 21, is the winter solstice, which of course, marks the beginning of the winter season. This magical changing of seasons has been …

Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention

Great lives often begin amid tumult and suffering. Seventy years ago, long before Bernd Heinrich became one of history’s fastest ultramarathoners, and ages before his scientific studies on ravens made him a leading naturalist, he was a skinny, impoverished kid living in a hut in the forest of …

The Winter Solstice Is Today. Here Are 4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

The start of December means winter is coming, and soon.<p>This year, the winter solstice will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 for the Northern …

Astronomy

Tardigrades are the toughest animals on Earth. What would it take to kill them all?

A lot.<p>In the end, there will be tardigrades.<p>If a cataclysm wipes out most of life on the planet — including humans — it’s likely that tardigrades will survive. These oddly cute microscopic animals are among the toughest creatures on Earth.<p>Some can withstand the shock of boiling water and …

The only supermoon we'll see in 2017 is coming this weekend — here's how to see it

This Sunday is your chance to get up close and personal with the moon.<p>The year's only visible supermoon (or perigee-syzygy, if you prefer the technical term) happens on December 3, meaning the moon, which traces an elliptical orbit around the Earth, will come as close to us as it gets. At that …

Supermoon

Millions of Patients Face Pain and Withdrawal as Opioid Prescriptions Plummet

Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. …

Prosthetics

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, self-confessed ‘word geek’ Paul Anthony Jones reveals obscure yet delightful terms that also need to be saved from falling into disuse.<p>He sits next to a bookcase, flicking through titles long out of print. Like a …

Language

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

Here's How to Fix This Major Glitch On Your Updated iPhone

If you’re trying to type the letter “i” to a friend on your iPhone and instead get the letter “a” and some weird symbol, don’t worry. You are not …

Get a Stronger Back With Denise Austin

Get a Stronger Back With Denise Austin - AARP<p>1:38<p>Denise Austin shares three exercises to build up your back and core muscles.

Retirement

Navigating the Medicare maze

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older and those younger than 65 with a disability,<br>The definition of …

Health Care

The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events

Follow our timeline of events on the Trump administration's ties to Russia.<p>Four Trump campaign officials have now been charged or entered guilty pleas as a result of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Moscow, at the behest of Russian President Vladimir …

Donald Trump

JFK’s Grandson: The JFK Assassination Files Release Contributed to Our Era of Distraction

The reaction to the declassification of the remaining files about President Kennedy’s assassination demonstrates how easily our focus can shift away …

BMI Calculator: Body Mass Index, Healthy Weight Results

En español | Congratulations! Your body mass index (BMI) suggests you are a healthy weight.<p>While your results look good, keep in mind that it’s wise …

Nutrition

Choosing the Best Medicare Plan - Reviewing Your Options

Oct 20, 2017 ... Weigh Your Medicare Coverage Options. Pros and cons to consider when deciding your insurance mix. by Dena Bunis, AARP Bulletin, …

Health Care

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

The ins and outs of applying for Social Security benefits

Pundits spend a good deal of time advising Americans about the best age to claim Social Security – at age 62, at full retirement age, at age 70 and the like.<p>But they hardly ever discuss the nuts and bolts of applying for Social Security benefits. They should.<p>You see, the seemingly simple act of …

Tongue and Mouth Problems to Talk to Your Doctor About - AARP

Aug 15, 2017 ... When doctors stick that annoying tongue depressor in your mouth, it isn't just an unintentional attempt to make you choke. In …

Retirement