WASHINGTON—The June/July 2023 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) reminds readers that age is evolution – from Hip-Hop celebrating its 50th year as a cultural movement to your favorite celebrities reflecting on the wisdom they’ve gained over the years.
Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Ann-Margret shares why she doesn’t like talking about her relationship with Elvis and how she reacted to being spoofed on Saturday Night Live. New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand reveals that she is coming to the end of her beloved 22-book series of Nantucket summer novels and is about to start new adventures. And 50 years after a back-to-school party in the Bronx became a cultural phenomenon, we celebrate the lasting impact and incredible legacy of Hip-Hop music and the culture it created.
Plus, how to perform a comprehensive self-exam just by looking in the mirror; how stress affects older bodies differently than in your 20s or 30s; the secret escapes of several prominent Americans; and a look into how the death of a patient led to the discovery of health insurance fraud that investigators said totaled some $80 million being stolen from insurers and Medicare.
In this issue of AARP The Magazine:
What I Know Now - Ann-Margret
Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Ann-Margret talks about keeping her relationship with Elvis under wraps and how she doesn’t mind being called a sex symbol. She also discusses singing “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” to John F. Kennedy and her 50-year relationship with her husband and manager Roger Smith.
The A List – Elin Hilderbrand
New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand shares seven life lessons she has learned throughout her life and career, from knowing when to put down the pen and retire to nurturing her passion for reading by taking on the new role of becoming a book influencer.
50 Years of Hip-Hop!
A far cry from its humble beginnings at a house party in the Bronx, Hip-Hop has taken over the world 50 years later. A certified cultural movement, it has embedded itself into all aspects of life from music to TV, fashion, and more. Check out all the ways Hip-Hop has impacted the world with its far-reaching influence that prevails today.
Your Bathroom Mirror Self-Exam
You can find out a lot about your health just by looking in the mirror! From your eyes to your toes, learn what signs and symptoms to look for and how to look for them, as well as who to call if you find anything out of the ordinary.
Stress and the 50-Plus Body
Important news: The chemical reactions that make up a stressful moment have a much different effect on the human body as we age. But as we get older, we also grow new defenses against stress attacks. Discover the fascinating ways age affects stress and discover the most effective tools to cope with life’s challenges as you pass through your 50s, 60s and 70s.
How to Predict the Future
Sure, we mostly get how inflation, interest and employment rates affect the economy’s future. But economic indicators come in all shapes and forms. Discover how researchers use garbage, hairstyles, cardboard boxes and other obscure info to determine your financial future.
My Happy Place
What is your favorite place in America, the location you go to feel the greatest peace and joy? We asked that of Gayle King, David Sedaris, former astronaut Ellen Ochoa and several other prominent Americans. Their answers not only will surprise you but also motivate you to get on the road again and reconnect with America.
The $80 Million Health Care Fraud
One day a patient entered a doctor’s office in a town along the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of New York City, to receive treatment for a stiff neck and she wound up dead. Months later, investigations into her death would lead to the uncovering of a massive healthcare fraud scheme out of this clinic that cost Medicare and insurers an estimated $80 million. From double billing, unnecessary treatments, and lethal malpractice, find out how insurance fraud not only affects the U.S. economy every year, but affects your everyday life as well.
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