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Happy Birthday to my Father and my Biggest Fan

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 10.08.2015 | Good News
Jenn Sutkowski

I tell him it makes me heart ache that I don't visit that much. And he says he understands and my heart shouldn't feel bad. He says he'll call more when he thinks of me (but not every time he thinks of me because he thinks of me so often and that would be a "Daddy bore").

The Best Leap of My Life Could be Yours, Too

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Traci Evison UCF Forum columnist I recently gave myself a tandem skydiving jump to celebrate my 40th birthday. Jumping out of an airplane is much ...

10 Will Smith Jams We'll Always Adore, In Honor Of His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices

Will Smith, the rapper and Academy Award-nominated actor, turns 47 on Friday September 25! Although many of us were introduced to him as Cousin Will o...

Netflix And The Other Things I'm Truly Thankful For In Middle Age

Amy Koko | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Let's be honest, 55 is sort of getting up there. As happens anytime I hit a milestone birthday, I decide to take stock of where I am and give thanks for all the wonderful things life has brought me in the last few years. Here's how it shapes up.

When Your Child Becomes A Party Animal

Amber Sabathia | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

When throwing my kids a party I always ask them what they want. I'm not saying that I give them exactly what they ask for, but they have a better imagination and ideas for a fun and entertaining party.

My Birthday Wish

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Barbi Appelquist

Yesterday was my 39th birthday, a day I never thought I would see. I am grateful for every moment. And for my birthday wish, I wish that you will go after whatever you want in this world.

18th Birthday of WWO and the Tragedy of 9/11

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

9/11 is a reminder that with tragedy, there is resiliency and lessons learned. We go on and life is renewed and we are hopeful. I am inspired by all those who suffered losses on that day and will always honor this day for its historical significance and the reminder that Worldwide Orphans has a birthday on that day.

28 Things I Now Know About Life, Work and Relationships at 28

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jaimee Ratliff

Although I'm no longer as confused as my naïve, 21-year old self, I can now confidently sift through what I'm certain I don't want, while being realistic about the things I'm just not ready for yet, despite my age.

The Seven Deadly Sins, Birthday Edition

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

For this year's birthday, I intend to find ways to exchange the seven deadly sins for seven lively good deeds. I'll trade lust for gratitude, gluttony for self-control, greed for compassion, sloth for efficiency, wrath for joy, envy for love, and pride for humility.

Confessions Of A (Former) Female Car Hater

Tova Laiter | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

I don't care about cars -- there I said it. When people ask me what car my husband drives, I answer honestly -- I don't know ... but it's orange! (Actually more like the burnt umber color of my last year's lipstick ... but try telling that to a man.)

Why I (Barely) Survived My Daughter's Birthday Party

Quiet Revolution | Monica Bielanko | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Sweat trickles down my back as I nod and force my dry lips to peel back from my teeth in some semblance of a smile. She’s talking. I’m not really ...

30 Lessons I've Learned In 30 Years

Nadia Felsch | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Nadia Felsch

My healthy observations over the past 30 years of life. About your body, eating, work and living your dreams. Some I practice daily and others I've only recently discovered. I'm certainly no saint, though I've learned a thing or two...

Why Turning 40 Is Better Than Christmas Morning

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

Instead of having a mid-life crisis, I'm having a MID-LIFE CELEBRATION. I have totally arrived. I feel empowered by 40. I mean, what do those 30 year olds really know? Not much, I can tell you having been one for the past 10 years. But, that was yesterday. Literally, YESTERDAY.

Why This Birthday Is Special

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Every birthday is special; however, this birthday is extra special to me. I have embraced life at another level and have discovered a level of freedom that I never knew was possible before. I'm obsessed with mastering this thing called life.

Meatless Monday: Bon Appetit -- Julia Child, Dan and Annie Shannon and "Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking"

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Unlike Julia who didn't start cooking till her thirties, Annie, from a food-focused Italian family, started as a kid. She gives props to Julia's seminal book and television show, but it's the '80s-era Julia she relates to, the boisterous hostess of "Dinner With Julia," who invited friends and celebs to her table for a meal.

A 225-year Legacy of Service

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 08.04.2015 | DC
Adm. Paul Zukunft

On this 225th birthday, as we celebrate all America's Coast Guard has accomplished, we remain rooted to our oath; an oath of selfless service, underwritten by the courage of our forbearers and worthy of the public trust.

11 'Friends' Goofs To Celebrate The Birthday Of The Goofiest Friend Of All

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

Lisa Kudrow is a national treasure of the highest order. Her portrayal of Phoebe on "Friends" is iconic. She doles out invaluable advice on "Web ...

Expanding Medicare System For All Would Eliminate Health Care Rationing

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Robert Weissman

The people who shed crocodile tears about health care rationing five years ago don't talk about the rationing that we have now (and had then), but they were right to be outraged. We should all be outraged that, in the richest country on the planet, people are denied needed care on the basis of wealth and income.

The Musical That Will Change The Way You Feel About Growing Older

Tim Ranney | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Ranney

Coming upon your 50th birthday is a great reason to see the new off-Broadway show 'Happy 50ish!' now playing in New York through August 30. I sat down with Lynn Shore, who created the book, music and lyrics, for a quick chat on what inspired him to create a show about reaching this special day.

A Retrospective Of Jennifer Lopez's Love For Velour Track Suits

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style

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Gustav Klimt Painted Much More Than 'The Woman In Gold'

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Every year, at least one of the fine art masters is raised up in popular consciousness with a film, and this year’s pick was Gustav Klimt. &ldq...

7 Reasons Why We Love Patrick Stewart, On His 75th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment

Sir Patrick Stewart turns 75 on July 13, and the "Star Trek" and "X-Men" actor surely has plenty of reasons to celebrate. (Namely, that he is a s...

TL;DR: Marcel Proust's 'In Search Of Lost Time'

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

July 10th is the bookworm’s Day of Atonement: a holy time that honors the birth of Marcel Proust, gathering avid readers to bemoan the sins -- ...

Kim Kardashian Shares Photos Of Cute Cousins North West And Penelope Disick

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment

North West and Penelope Disick can confirm: cousins are the greatest. West's mom, Kim Kardashian, shared several cute photos of the toddler ...

Putting the Dalai Lama's Lessons to the Test

Leon Stuparich | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Leon Stuparich

Overwhelmingly, people say they love the Dalai Lama because of his integrity. But what does that mean? And how can we live in the same way? How can we concretely learn from his teachings?