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Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori!

Bobby George | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Bobby George

As we looked at the calendar, and started to plan the week, we wanted to make a special note of Maria Montessori's birthday. We found ourselves wanting to celebrate, to wish her good tidings and spread her joy of learning through a birthday card.

Japan Has So Many People Turning 100, It Can't Afford To Give Them All Gifts

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty

Next month, Japan will observe its annual Respect For The Aged Day -- but the government will be paying its respects in a more frugal fashion, so...

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

The Best Way To Celebrate Turning 30

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

Instead of a narcissistic entry into this new decade, I am choosing one of reflection, gratitude and service. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than by reflecting on blessings and confronting unearned privileges and finding ways to promote awareness and kindness in others.

Happy Birthday, Bill Clinton! Celebrate With His Greatest Quotes Over the Years

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Jeryl Brunner

On August 19, William Jefferson Clinton turns 69. The nation's 42nd president is known as an eloquent and skilled communicator, writer and storyteller.

What I Really Want for My Birthday, and Why You Might Want the Same Thing

Eric Friedman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Eric Friedman

It seems like a good strategy to design my birthday wish to help others. A simple way to do this might be for me to buy presents for other people. But I'd prefer an approach that doesn't just help others, but helps them as much as possible.

Julia Child's Birthday

ADST | Posted 08.15.2015 | World
ADST

Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday on August 15, 2012, was a pioneer in bringing French cuisine to Americans at a time when most people were content with white bread and TV dinners.

21 Restaurant Rewards Programs You Wish You Knew About Sooner

Spoon University | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

One of the best things in the world for a poor college student is free food. Everyone knows about the Starbucks app, but did you know there are tons of restaurants that offer lesser known customer rewards programs?

When Connecting Means Everything

Davina Klatsky | Posted 08.05.2015 | New York
Davina Klatsky

Birthdays are a happy time and should be celebrated and never taken for granted no matter what age we are turning. Thinking about past mistakes made over the year or years, is both futile and has no place on one's birthday or any other day

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Office Birthday Celebrations

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Depending on the size of your team, you could easily find yourself being offered a slice of birthday cake nearly every afternoon if your company doesn't have a policy in place.

Norman Lear Fulfills Bucket List Dream As He Turns 93

Norman Lear | Posted 07.25.2015 | Fifty
Norman Lear

My friend, actor, singer-guitarist and composer, Paul Hipp, wrote the happy birthday song when he turned fifty. I loved it and asked if I could perform it as I turn ninety-three. Here is the result, and I don't care what you say, I love it.

Life Is Measured in Memories. Take Time to Make Some

Farsh Askari | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

So now, instead of futile reluctance to acknowledge that life is racing by or being regretful of the many, many days spent doing routine things I don't remember because they're mundane and not spiritually exalting, I plan things that will lift me up emotionally.

How To Feel Younger Each Year Without A Facelift

Greg White | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty
Greg White

Some people think I'm younger than I really am. Maybe because I have a full head of hair. But at my age, I didn't expect to still have any hair. So I celebrate it by blow drying it every morning. Get it huge. Then it deflates through the day in direct proportion to my life's disappointments.

Here Are 9 Unforgettable Richard Branson Quotes

The Huffington Post | Hannah Paridis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business

Richard Branson is turning 65 on Saturday. A high school dropout, the Virgin Group founder began in 1973 with Virgin Records, which became the big...

39 Things I Learned in My 30s

Michele Corvi | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Corvi

My mother always referred to her 30s as her "sophisticated years." I wish I could say the same. Instead of feeling worldly, knowledgeable and experienced, my 30s represented a decade of child rearing, career building, an abundance of blessings and a heart full of love with too many bumps and bruises to count.

Another Candle

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Gift

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Dear Nicest Dad Ever: A Thank You From the Mom of a Nut-Allergic Son

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

After we RSVP-ed to your little girl's party, you called my husband on the phone, and told him how excited you were that my son was coming to your party. That you planned to hire someone to clean the house for nuts before the event, and that you wanted to know where you could buy a nut-free cake. Seriously? Who are you? The greatest person on earth?

Traditions Gone Wild

Leah Ariniello | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Leah Ariniello

Would it make sense to pack a foil balloon in a suitcase for use two days later? Was there any precious packing room left for it to actually fit without popping?

Jessica Simpson's Son Ace Knute Turns 2, Is Absolutely Adorable

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment

He doesn't look a day over 23 months! Jessica Simpson's son Ace Knute celebrated his second birthday on June 30, and the singer marked the occasion...

Top 10 Reasons I Won't Lie About My Age

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

After almost 50 years on this planet, I will be damned if I'm going to deny even one minute of my hard-earned wisdom.

Beyoncé Celebrates Solange's Birthday With An Adorable Throwback Photo

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment

Sisterly love! Beyoncé shared a sweet throwback photo on Wednesday in honor of younger sister Solange's 29th birthday. The singer posted a gold gl...

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.

The Netherlands In A Hundred Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

When award-winning artist Ilvy Njiokiktjien was appointed as the Netherlands' "Photographer of the Nation" in 2013, she turned to the one event that e...