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Celebrating Sixty!

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.28.2015 | Fifty
Linnie Frank Bailey

In addition to enjoying my 60th birthday on November 28th, I'm going to celebrate the entire year by getting to know 60 people a whole lot better.

Keep Adding Birthdays

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

The guidelines for healthy living do not change as you age, but your tolerance to food or desire to eat does. You've made it to this age, now keep at it and add to those birthdays by doing the following:

Birthdays! Why Do We Celebrate?

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Eleni Makedonas

Yesterday my eldest daughter turned 8! WOW...where has the time gone? It was a fun day. She was able to set the menu for the entire day, (waffles fo...

What It's Really Like To Turn 83

Stanley Ely | Posted 11.22.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Exactly three years ago, my uncle Morris passed away in Dallas at age 103 plus a few months. He never expected to live that long -- does anyone? But he did, and was alert until his very final days. This happened just as I was giving myself an 80th birthday party in New York.

A Meditation On Aging At 25

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Emily Tess Katz

How can I be confident that I'm navigating this unstructured free-for-all period correctly when I've been on this earth for less time than the movie Hoosiers? And where can I find some sort of validation for how I'm living that doesn't include Instagram likes?

The 'L' Word: When a Friend Lies to Your Daughter

Vanessa Schenck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Schenck

As I picked up my daughter recently from a playdate, she got in the car and proceeded to tell me one of her friends had lied to her that day. This was my cue to turn off the radio. "Lied to you? Are you sure?" I proceeded to ask. Yes, quite sure.

40 Things I Know For Sure at 40

Ry Black | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Ry Black

There is never enough time. Repeat that. Two seconds just went by you'll never see again.

What Grieving My Mother's Death Taught Me About Gratitude

Mary Novaria | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

I'm currently mortified because I didn't send thank you notes after my birthday this year. The flowers have long since drooped and died, but other pre...

Happy Birthday, Emma Stone! Quotes That Make Us Love Her

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Emma Stone turns 27 on November 6. The actress not only has a talent for playing rich and interesting roles, she can also impart some wise words. At ...

Divorce and Birthdays, an Emotional Mix

Lisa Thomson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

There was nothing more painful than the kid's birthdays during divorce. Will they be with mom or dad, what do they want to do and who do they want to invite? If you're in the wrong week according to the custody schedule, you may not get to see them on their special day.

What This Kid Decided to Do With His LEGOs Will Make You Smile....

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Camden Murch is building a lifetime of kindness act by act, and lego by lego. A generous 9 year old from Madison, Alabama is always finding ways to do something nice for others. He's been doing kind and generous things for most of his nine years.

Timeless... at 103...

Debbie Davis | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Debbie Davis

With a little self-indulgence, I write a salute to Dad, who would be 103 today, Oct. 16, 2015, had he lived past age 82.

My Big Beautiful Birthday Party

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Phyllis Chesler

My son, Ariel, and my daughter-in-law Shannon organized a very beautiful and a very meaningful birthday party for me.

How To Keep Your Sanity During Your Kid's Birthday Party

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on what point did kid birthday parties become bacchanals of sugary treats and synthetic pop music, requir...

How I'm Still Feeling Contractions After Four Years

Jennifer Legra | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

Of course, at the time I didn't know I was in labor. My doctor had mentioned that if the contractions lasted longer than an hour I could assume it was the real deal but I didn't know what contractions should feel like.

Reflecting On 30 Days Of Kindness

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

I am also reminded that it takes extra effort to cross the intersection and meet those I don't encounter everyday as a function of my position and my privilege. But now the crosswalk is there, connecting me to the world, and making the intersections newly ripe places for collaboration and action.

A Very Funny Jew Looks At Turning 50

Bryan Behar | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Bryan Behar

I have a solemn confession to make. In a couple months, I am turning 50. Even as I type this I'm imagining anyone affiliated with my career making a frantic dash for my computer. 'You work in television, you can't admit that! Quick, say that you're turning 8. Or that you haven't been born yet.' Please.

The Truth About Turning 40

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Kristen Hewitt

For the past few months I've been dreading my birthday. Not because I don't like to celebrate... I'm actually the total the opposite. I love any excuse to whip up a cake and feel special for the day! But this year it's different. This year it's getting real.

Facebook Down

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 09.30.2015 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Facebook recently crept over 1.23 billion monthly active users, while over the past few days the social media giant's site has crashed, leading to multiple catastrophes across this great land.

Through the Feelings, Toward Light

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

Today's my birthday and for the record, please note that I am not the celebrating type when it comes to this day. I prefer quiet, reflective, spontane...

Three Things You ACTUALLY Have to Do Before 30. Or, Y'know, Whatever Age.

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News
Abby Rosmarin

Here are three things you actually have to do before 30. Or 20. Or 40. Or 50. Really, before whatever age. Before next week. Before tomorrow. I'm choosing 30 because I just turned 29, so my egocentric heart is picking the big 3-0.

I've Only Forgiven Twice in My Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I realize how often I've held onto pains that other people inflicted on me for days, weeks, even years. It was partly because I did not know any other way, and partly because I felt justified in my anger. But it was also because forgiveness does not always come as easily as it did in this one instance.

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 Real Reason I Dread Turning 70

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.10.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I have been really anxious about turning the 'Big 7-0' this week. Getting excited about this milestone has been challenging, to say the least.

To My Daughter on Her First Birthday

Noelle Newby | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Noelle Newby

The realization hit like an epidural. I felt a joyous ache, both comforted and terrified in the knowing our relationship had and would continue to forever change. As I held you once more, I was reminded of the poem, "On Children", by ultimate truth-teller Kahlil Gibran.