How much do you know about Goodwill? That it's a good organization to give your gently-used items? Yes. That's true. That Goodwill stores offer bargains, value, quality and great service? Again, that's true. But have you ever wondered why Goodwill needs your donations? The answer is simple. Jobs and training programs. That's what Goodwill does. Watch for yourself.
Are you looking to downsize? Professional organizer Colette Robicheau shares the best tips for downsizing your home, going through a home room by room and pointing out what can be let go so you can fit into a smaller living space.
For more information, visit www.organizeanything.com.
Whip up a batch of these sinfully delicious sweets for someone you love. It's easier than you think.
To complete this How-To you will need:
8 oz. good-quality, semisweet chocolate
A sharp knife
½ c. heavy cream
2 tbsp. vanilla extract
½ c. unsweetened cocoa
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
Shredded coconut (optional)
Unsalted pistachios and hazelnuts, finely chopped (optional)
Step 1: Chop the chocolate
Chop the chocolate into small pieces with a sharp knife and put them in a medium-sized, heat-safe bowl.
Tip: Use semisweet chocolate chips if you don't want to bother chopping chocolate.
Step 2: Boil the cream
Put the cream into a heavy saucepan and bring it to a slow boil.
Step 3: Combine cream and chocolate
Pour the boiled cream over the chocolate and stir it gently until smooth, about five minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Tip: You can substitute cognac for the vanilla extract.
Step 4: Refrigerate
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.
Step 5: Sift cocoa
Sift cocoa into a medium-sized bowl; then wash your hands.
Step 6: Make chocolate balls
Roll teaspoon-sized amounts of the chilled chocolate mixture into balls and gently roll them in cocoa with your hands. Work quickly so the heat from your hands doesn't melt the chocolate.
Tip: Coat some of the truffles in coconut, or finely chopped pistachios or hazelnuts.
Step 7: Chill
Chill on a baking sheet lined with wax paper until firm, about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Just how much sleep do you need as you age? Is it more or less? How can you get better sleep? These questions and more are answered by sleep specialist Irina Dalbec of Beaumont Hospitals in this restful episode of "Graceful Aging."
The iPad has been getting a lot of attention since its release, but does Apple's latest offering appeal to every generation?
AARP Bulletin Today visited the Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., to see what residents there think of the iPad.
Entrepreneurship has long been popular with older adults. Already, 15 percent of workers ages 50 to 64 are self-employed—and that rises to 25 percent for workers 65 or older, according to the Pew Research Center.
Trina Beaulier's Freeport, Maine, online and retail business, Simply Divine Brownies, is successful by any standard. Her frosted, hand-decorated brownies are tucked into Oscar party gift bags, handed out at corporate product launches, and passed around at celebrity weddings.
Her advice for would-be entrepreneurs: Have sufficient capital to start with, because it may be a long time before the business is profitable.
John Mangano (Home Lifestyle Expert) shows you how to make a Christmas centerpiece with a few simple ideas. Try to create your own Christmas Decorations this year and make you own elegant Christmas centerpiece with these centerpiece ideas.
Baby Boomers are working so hard to stay fit that they may be putting too much strain on their bodies. Katie Couric reflects on how to find balance while avoiding the mistakes of earlier generations. (CBSNews.com)
Stephanie Jaworski of Joyofbaking.com demonstrates how to make Apple Cake. An Apple Cake is the perfect Fall dessert, with its chunks of apples, nuts, and raisins, all wrapped in a cinnamon-laced batter. This cake is best served warm from the oven with a dollop of softly whipped cream, a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, or with a little heavy cream poured over the top.