Exclusives From AARP The Magazine: Terry Bradshaw on Faith Fueling His Fight Against Cancer, Nia Vardalos on Being Mentored by Rita Wilson, and Tiny Homes Taking the Country by Storm
Plus: Marchers at the March on Washington Reflect Six Decades Later; A Tech Guide to Make Your Life Easier; and What Your Body Wants to Tell You about Your Health
WASHINGTON—The August/September issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) gives readers a closer look into the lives of intriguing celebrities while revealing some of the biggest trends of 2023.
Four-time Super Bowl champion and former football star Terry Bradshaw shares that he wasn’t always a good athlete and discusses how his faith got him through his fight against cancer. Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, writer, and director Nia Vardalos thanks “fairy god-sister” Rita Wilson for believing in her screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding and shares that the loss of her father and actor Michael Constantine inspired her to write My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. Eight families reveal the process and amazing benefits of growing their homes so mom, dad, grown children and others could move in as part of the intergenerational housing trend sweeping America.
Plus, participants of the 1963 March on Washington reflect on the historic march 60 years later; a special tech guide with tips and tricks to getting the most out of your gadgets; and a guide to vacation “firsts” that every American should consider.
In this issue of AARP The Magazine:
What I Know Now – Terry Bradshaw
Four-time Super Bowl winning former football star Terry Bradshaw talks about the hard work that brought him success with the Pittsburgh Steelers and his transition to sports broadcasting. He also discusses surviving skin and bladder cancer and his love for making his fans feel at home.
The A List – Nia Vardalos
Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated actress, writer, and director Nia Vardalos shares six life lessons she has learned from her life and career, from knowing when to take greater control of your life to channeling your emotions into your work. She also discusses the value of a mentor and thanks Rita Wilson for advocating for her and bringing My Big Fat Greek Wedding to life.
How to Grow Your Home (with Tiny Homes)
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are more popular than ever as people welcome their aging parents (or often, grown children) into their homes by building smaller houses or spaces for them on their property. ATM sat down with eight families to share how they expanded their homes for the better. Also: Go to YouTube.com/AARP to see how these families accomplished their home goals with the new “Going Tiny with AARP” YouTube series.
The March That Made History
Sixty years after the March on Washington, marchers recollect their memories of that historic day and reflect on how the past has affected the present in the fight for civil rights.
Make Tech Work For You
Avoid the headache and make your computer, phone, and all your other tech actually work for you! Read tips and tricks from experts to make your tech products more efficient and easier to use.
Hello? It’s Your Liver
What would your body parts tell you if they had a chance? In an article as funny as it is useful, our intrepid reporter has “conversations” with six different organs to find out what stresses them, makes them feel healthy and what they want each of us to do on their behalf.
What is it like the first time you rent an RV, vacation by yourself, try scuba diving or take an extended multi-week trip? Here are the inspiring tales and useful tips of a wide range of travelers who took on new adventures. Which of these new adventures will you be willing to try on your next vacation?
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