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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.

25 Things Every Woman Should Be Able To Do By Age 25

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women

I turned 25 early this summer, and for the most part I have no idea what the f**k I'm doing. I'm three years out of college and pretty firmly ensconc...

How to Give and Awesome Toast

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

I'm at that wonderful time in a person's life where wedding invitations roll in on a weekly basis, friends land awesome new jobs and baby bumps are announced regularly. This means that I sit through a lot of toasts...

5 Ways Kids' Birthday Parties Are Like Slow Torture

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I used to have a social life. I used to leave my house after the sun went down and stay out until it rose again. I partied.

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

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.