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Celebrating Missy Elliott's 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Flyest Videos

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Not too many musicians can reach the sonically creative, innovative and unprecedented heights Missy Elliott has managed. Although younger generations ...

The Real Reason I Didn't Wish My Wife a Happy Anniversary on Facebook

David Lesser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
David Lesser

The real reason I didn't wish my wife a happy anniversary on Facebook is simple, BECAUSE I F*CKING SAID IT IN PERSON!!! My wife and I are not in a ...

Hair and Boobs: What I Know for Sure at 39

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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...

The 11 Realest Solange Knowles Quotes

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

What's not to love about Solange Knowles? She's a talented tastemaker, has phenomenal style, and makes amazing music. Once compared to her equally fly...

Getting Back to Happy Birthdays

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Adina Ciment

Last year, I spent my birthday recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. On a scale of 1-10, I would place that birthday squarely in the 1 category.

The One Thing You Should Have Figured Out By the Time You Turn 26

Madeline Wahl | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Growing up, I didn't really understand what it meant to take the road less traveled. I used to be so trapped in who I was that I didn't bother to look around me. But everything came to a sudden halt when my grandmother passed away. For the first time in my life, I really questioned what the purpose of everything was.

Our Salute to 41 at 91

Tracy Hoover | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Twenty-five years ago President George H. W. Bush, Points of Light's founder, created the Daily Point of Light Award to celebrate individuals who were making a difference in their communities - and their world - through volunteer service.

10 Birthday Reflections From a Sober 30-Year-Old

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

So much happened in my 20s -- lost relationships, lost friendships, my alcoholism peaked, I got sober, moved countries, started my writing career, and found the love of my life. The lows were low and the highs were high. I am embracing the pain of letting go of the last decade of my life.

Kim K Shares Two Adorable Photos For Kanye's Birthday

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

What do you get for a god (or at least a self-proclaimed one) on his special day? On Monday, bona fide selfie queen Kim Kardashian gifted hubby Kan...

For My Daughter, on Her 18th Birthday

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

I've written recommendations for hundreds of students and helped them write their essays for college. I've helped them apply for jobs, internships, and summer programs. But ask me to come up with a few words about my own kid, and I'm drawing a blank.

40 Years Worth Of Lessons From This Journey Called Life

Walter Punsapy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter Punsapy

After celebrating 40 years of existence, I thought I'd share some tidbits of what I've learned. Change is the only constant in life. It moves forward regardless of how hard you resist. You are just a speck of sh*t in the grandness of the Universe. You are going to die. But that means you're alive.

Devoted Friend Brings the Personal Touch Back to Birthdays

HooplaHa | Posted 05.20.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Do you rely primarily on social media to deliver birthday wishes? Jeremy Epstein, a successful marketing professional, likes to distribute his birthday wishes with a personal touch we so infrequently see in today's media age.

Thinking Of My Mom -- And My Birth Mother -- On Mother's Day

April Dinwoodie | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
April Dinwoodie

All that I do and all that I am is wrapped up in two women. I simply would not exist without one and can't imagine life without the other. All that I know and all that I am still discovering reflect both of my families, most profoundly in my commitment to children and families.

Woman Celebrates 21st Birthday By Performing 21 Kind Acts For Strangers

The Associated Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman celebrated her 21st birthday by performing 21 acts of kindness to people she had never met across the city o...

You CAN Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

Mathy Wasserman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Mathy Wasserman

When my son was young, he thought the idiom was "You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!" How optimistic, sweet and naive... especially as his "old dog" mom was heading towards 50. Turns out he may have been right.

Welcome to Cancer Land

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

Cancer has changed my life in every conceivable way. What I had considered important became not so much. Other things -- family, friends, long summer afternoons, laughter -- suddenly became extremely important.

Bringing Meaning to Your Birthday

Tim McDonald | Posted 06.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim McDonald

Today, I turn 47. It has been a very different life than I ever imagined. The vision I had when I was 16 of what my life would be like included one fa...

90-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Turns Up For Birthday Bash At The Golden Arches

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

A nonagenarian just celebrated his birthday, and he was clearly "lovin' it." Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in Wales, recently turned 90, and to c...

5 Things I Learned From Steve McQueen

Rick Penn-Kraus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Penn-Kraus

This Tuesday would have been actor Steve McQueen's 85th birthday. I met McQueen in 1979 as a high school student in Los Angeles, and learned some valuable lessons that day.

Stop Telling Me I'm Old

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My wonder and excited anticipation of the unexpected have not diminished one iota since the days of waiting for my prom date to arrive, or for the impending birth of each of my children.

President Washington's Birthday Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Presidential chocolate was part of each breakfast at the Mt. Vernon home of George and Martha Washington, where Martha sat at the head of ...

This Is What 64 Looks Like

Nancy Roman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I started blogging at 60. And each year on my birthday, I have posted a new photo. There's two reasons why I share my selfie every year:

This Is 18

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

I was once the mother of babies who squirmed to be out of my arms and let down, who then grew into children who would wiggle free of my hands impatient to run in the park, and then zoomed into teens who began taking phones into their rooms to talk privately.

10 Reasons To Be Proud Of Your Father

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.20.2015 | Fifty
Marco Cáceres

When you're a child or a teenager, the tendency is to look at your father as a bit of a pain in the neck. But as you grow up, have a career, get married and have a family of your own and face the daily pressures of life as a father, you quickly realize that your father was much smarter, much wiser and much greater than you used to give him credit for.

Son, These Are The 10 Ways You Amaze Me

Samantha McGarry | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

You cried when we had some trees removed because you were worried the birds would lose their homes. You want to pet every dog you meet. Maybe you were a golden retriever in another life. It would explain a lot!