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Bringing Meaning to Your Birthday

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.13.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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!

Proof Taylor Swift Had The 'Best Birthday Ever'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift can definitely show you some incredible things. The "Blank Space" singer turned 25 years old on Saturday and celebrated by taking a pi...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

Birthday Wishes From Your Dentist

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 02.08.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Sweeney

Today is my birthday and I received this email from a dentist I went to once: There are so many things wrong with this greeting. Granted, yes, it i...

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

Never Forget Your Mom's Birthday, Especially if She's Deceased

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My mom, Anne Anderson, would have turned 80 years old today, except that she died 27 years ago at the tender age of 53. So it's up to me, and my six...

35 Lessons Learned So Far on This Journey Called Life

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Brett Stringer

One thing is for sure, if you're lucky, with age comes wisdom, confidence and empowerment.

This Inspiring Film Reminds Us Of The Value Of A Kind Gesture

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News

Even the simplest act of kindness can motivate others to pay it forward. In the short film above from Viddsee, entitled, "Ripple," a little girl p...

This is 11

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

You're 11 now. Things are going to change for you, but for now, 11 is still a magic number. For you and for me.

A Working Mom's Cheat Sheet to Awesome Kid Parties

Janice Windt | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

The Birthday Cheat Sheet I present here relies heavily on Pinterest (a free and magnificent source of ideas) and your own ingenuity to leverage the small amount of time you do have available to make the most wonderful, special and fun-filled kiddies parties you can imagine!

Gay, Black and Aging

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

For me, getting older has always been a welcomed process -- a pattern that allows me to gauge how I'm evolving, but at the same time it's a process that allows me to mature emotionally, psychologically, and professionally.

The Best Birthday Gift You'll Ever Receive: Self-Compassion

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

One thing is for sure -- charting your own destiny can be extremely liberating providing you first lighten up -- on yourself! Have some self-compassion.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

Back On Track After the Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The first crisp hint of a chill in the air always shakes me out of my summer lethargy, wakes me, makes me more alert. It focuses and concentrates my attention. I can smell the possibilities of a fresh start in the air.

A Vintage Monkey Returns... Again

Amy Barr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

Jocko is a white ape. Some say he's a chimp, others describe him as a monkey. It makes no difference to me for I love the little guy regardless of his specie. Jocko stands about six inches tall, which was the perfect size to fit into my 6-year-old palm in 1966.

Candlelit Transfusion

Sarah Amento | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

I met a man 16 years ago. 14 years ago, he made me his wife. Like everyone, our marriage has had struggles. Now, after all the battles in which we have triumphed, we are facing our greatest one yet.

How to Throw a Trendy Kid's Birthday Party With Ease

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Marilyn Oliveira

If a sense of rising panic tinged with imminent doom accompanies the thought of planning your child's next birthday party, you are not alone.