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5 Small Changes For Successful ‘Adulting’

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Kimberly Petrosino

As an early 30-something, I often find myself comparing my current life status to that of my mom when she was my age. She already had a house, a husba...

The true measure of our nation's heart -- how it treats its kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

In a speech in which she leveled Donald Trump for boasting of a history of encounters that arguably amount to an admission serial sexual assault, it ...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

I Am Not a Jerk Whisperer

Toni Williams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Toni Williams

I will give more chances based on your relationship to me, just because. Yes, my children will have more chances, because they are my children. Everything we do is a teaching moment. Adults on the other hand, will not be given the same considerations, so don't even ask.

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.31.2017 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

Self-Esteem and Night Bicycling

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.23.2017 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

It's a new strange truth of contemporary life. There are those among us who are immune to accident: safe from slipping on soap, or getting plastered by a passing bus.

Eight Essential Skills Every 18-Year-Old Should Have

Quora | Posted 03.19.2017 | Parents
Quora

What are the skills every 18 year old needs? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

Mommy, Why Do Politicians Act This Way?

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 03.18.2017 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

When it comes to this year's nasty presidential election, we need to give it to kids straight. Because they can tell when we aren't. Saying one thing when we really mean another does not fool these little guys. They're not just cute... They're smart absorbent sponges and it makes sense to tell them the truth as we see it.

The Best Resorts Where No Kids Are Allowed

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.15.2017 | Travel
SmarterTravel

If you just put up with uninterrupted "quality time" with the kids during their seemingly endless school vacation, you might feel like you've earned a...

More Than 500,000 Adults Expected To Lose SNAP Benefits In 2016

Ed Bolen | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Ed Bolen

More than half a million of the poorest Americans will lose a critical tool to help keep food on the table this year. That's because a three-month limit on SNAP (food stamps) for jobless adults aged 18-49 who aren't disabled or raising minor children is returning in 23 states for the first time since the Great Recession.

9 Things We Never Learned In School But Should Have

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.28.2015 | Fifty

You spend your adolescent years lugging around back-breaking textbooks full of complicated math concepts, everything from the periodic table to calcul...

Holiday Heartaches? Focus on Kids!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

In our multicultural world, families look forward to many different holidays in the winter months. With varied family structures, parents struggle to meet the needs of everyone's traditions and faiths. Sometimes, competing interests of parents become the focus instead of the pleasure of the seasons.

The 4 Awkward Stages Of Making Adult Friends

Thrillist | Posted 10.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist Before adulthood, new friends came easily. Every classroom from kindergarten to Psych 401 was ripe wi...

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.14.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

How To Turn Chicken Tenders Into Adult Food

Food52 | Posted 10.09.2016 | Taste
Food52

There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds -- ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort -- the sort that I hope they will recall and crave long after they've left the house.

Study Says THIS Is The Age Where We Finally Feel Like Adults

YourTango | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
YourTango

By Christine Schoenwald When asked how we stayed so young, most people would say "immaturity." When I was younger, it wasn't that I had some secret f...

Godzilla and Grandma: Where the Night Winds Take You

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Taking a walk late at night has a wonderful effect on me -- on my sleep, my dreams, and my creativity. A couple of weeks ago, I walked home from our l...

There's No Such Thing as an Adult and No One Has Their Shit Together

Nicole Martin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicole Martin

We think that there is a certain age that you turn where suddenly things just make sense and you have all the knowledge to make the right choices. Then you grow up and realize that there's no such thing as an adult.

Super Cool Hip Teen Slang Updated For Boring Adults Like Yourself

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy

You do want to be a cool adult, right? Being an adult is hard. You're mostly working, paying bills, and you're not really considered cool anymore. But...

Hair and Boobs: What I Know for Sure at 39

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Zsofi McMullin

On the morning of my 39th birthday, I was grateful for two things: my hair and my boobs. There were other things too, of course -- the way my son bur...

21 Things You Can Do If You Want Because YOU'RE AN ADULT, DAMMIT

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy

You choose what "grown-up things" are!

31 Things You're Not Allowed To Have At Home After You Turn 30

Supercompressor | Posted 06.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

You can get away with living the grimy college life for a few years after graduation, but once the big 3-0 rolls around, it's time to get serious about ditching that duct tape-patched Papasan and beer bong. If you're confused about what exactly needs to be retired, no worries! We assembled the definitive list of items you're not allowed to have in your apartment after your 30th birthday.

Be 'Ageful' Not Ageless!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

What would it be like to be genuinely ageless? Would this give us the capacity to ward off permanently the encroaching years? Would we remain just as ...

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

Emotional Constipation: An Adult Disease?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

As adults do we just become emotionally constipated, is it an age-related characteristic? Do we lock up our insecurities and joys because we fear what people will think? Aside from all the other physical changes that we deal with, do we become more protective of our feelings?