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2014-06-16 16:21:24

Association Calls on Senate Majority Coalition Leader Skelos & His Conference to Back Independent Utility Consumer Advocate NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "The fact that New York's utility consumers may have been overcharged by up to $250 million over the last five years is disturbing but not surprising, since New York remains one of the few states - and by far the largest - to deny its...

2014-06-13 12:23:46

Powered by AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE!, Contest Will Search for Undiscovered Baby Boomers with Star Quality and Amazing Voices WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America's next big singing sensation! AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person's dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by AMERICAN IDOL(®) LIVE!, AARP's Boomer Superstar contest is open to anyone born between 1946 and 1964...

2014-06-12 08:22:22

53,000 Consumers Disconnected So Far in '14 and Many More Worried - But Utility Industry Lobbying in Albany to Kill Bill to Change the Game NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fallout from the long winter is far from over, as more than 53,000 New Yorkers across the state have seen their utilities shut off because of not being able to afford their sky-high energy bills. It's a harsh reality that's settling in with more and more households across the state, according...

2014-06-09 16:25:45

Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind Body and Soul in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP Pennsylvania joined organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, "Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul." The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57's Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for...

2014-06-03 12:41:38

70% Don't Think Elected Officials Doing Enough About Utility Bill Increases; 72% Say Consumers' Interests Not Represented in Rate Cases ALBANY, N.Y., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, New Yorkers are fed up with paying the highest average residential electric rates in the continental U.S. and are telling their state senators to take action before the end of the 2014 state legislative session this month. A new statewide AARP...

2014-06-02 12:26:48

See The Greatest and His Wife Pose for the Cover of AARP Bulletin's June Issue; Exclusive New Video and Photos of the Ali Family in their Home Available at www.aarp.org/bulletin WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ali caregiving story is about love, companionship and devotion. It is the story of a brave spiritual couple joining hands and going the distance in a difficult fight against an insidious disease, Parkinson's. But perhaps most importantly, it is the story...

2014-05-29 12:24:49

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Down-to-earth, sassy, self-deprecating and devilishly opinionated to the core, Oscar® winner Helen Mirren is every bit the wise and witty Dame she appears to be. And while at 68, Mirren can fool people into thinking she's the picture of British reserve, the acclaimed actress is ready to reveal her irrepressible spirit in the June/July issue of AARP The Magazine. Discussing everything from high tea at her Italian villa to her...

2014-05-20 16:22:19

Association Calls on Senate Majority Coalition Leader Skelos & His Conference to Back Independent Utility Consumer Advocate ALBANY, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today's State Assembly passage of A.6239B: "Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Dinowitz and the Assembly took a giant step for New Yorkers today by passing legislation to create an independent utility consumer advocate office with the power...

2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-15 12:30:37

~ Takei's Take Hits over 100,000 subscribers and Honored with Webby Award WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP will launch season two of its award winning original web series, Takei's Take, on June 5, 2014 on YouTube, where it has already amassed a following of over 100,000 subscribers. Hosted by the ever-popular social media phenomenon, George Takei, the second season of Takei's Take steps outside of the studio with Takei traveling the world and meeting leading...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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