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10 Important Money Lessons I Learned by My 29th Birthday

Casey Bond | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

I've been writing about personal finance for the better part of my adult life, but that's not to say all this money wisdom didn't come without some serious trial and error.

Surprise! Technology Can Be an Unwelcome Party Guest

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Like any kid growing up, I relished receiving birthday invitations. A 3-by-5 card would arrive in the mail, festooned with images of cowboys, spaceships, sports equipment or whatever theme the birthday recipient had chosen.

A Birthday Letter to My Tween Son

Amy Heinz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

I realize it's your birthday and you get to make the wish, but tonight, as you blow out your candles, I will be hoping with all my might that your tween years are filled with kindness.

A Birthday Letter to My Almost 12-Year-old Daughter

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Amy Arndt

You don't need a significant other to be significant. I wish I'd spent less time as a teenager thinking I "needed" a boyfriend. Enjoy friendships. They usually last longer, anyway.

Bringing Meaning to Your Birthday

Tim McDonald | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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...

What Superheroes and Parents Can't Do

Larry Bernstein | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Larry Bernstein

d like to fly like Superman did in the movie, but rather than go back in time, I would slow it down. I would make the years longer -- say 500 days instead of 365. Pretty awesome, right?

This Woman's Just Turned 92, And Is Still Doing Headstands

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I honestly never think about the number of years I have been on this planet. But I do think about the millions of miles my divine, wonderful and dependable feet have travelled, and it never ceases to amaze me.

The Totally Unexpected Way I Spent My 18th Birthday

Julia Schemmer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

Being 17 was a year of finding myself and what made me happy. Being 18, I decided, will be the year of continuing what I love, inspiring others and valuing the relationships that I have.

Why I Am Quitting Social Media

Tim McDonald | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Today, I am taking back control of my life and leaving social media behind. Today is the day I am publically quitting social media.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

Making It Personal

Beth Whitley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

I have enough close friends with children whose milestones have, like Hannah's, not been reached, to know that I am not the only one who finds birthdays hard.

Destination Birthday: Turning Sixty in Sayulita

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Jeb Harrison

Never mind destination weddings. When you're celebrating your sixth decade on the planet, like many baby boomers will this year, you deserve a destination birthday.

On Turning 39

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

I'm not sad about being closer to 40, because 40 excites me. I'm sad because it feels like the end of something and the beginning of something else.

What I Learned About Life, Death and Brian Williams on February 16th, 2015

Ebong Eka | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

I've been fortunate throughout my life to minimize the amount of problems in my life while learning from the mistakes and successes of others.

World's Oldest Woman Misao Okawa Says Turning 117 Is No Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty

The oldest woman in the world, Japan's Misao Okawa, celebrated her birthday today (it's actually March 5), and though she's also one of the oldest peo...

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Second Birthday

Becky Tountas | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

May you always be so proud of your body -- pointing out your beautiful belly and happy to see your reflection in the mirror. You only get one body, so continue to love it.

8 Pieces of Advice For My Sister As I Turn 40

Kendra Alvey | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
Kendra Alvey

Before you decide to date someone, ask yourself if you'd let me date them. Is he good enough for your sister? Fine, then, go ahead. If not, onto the next one. I mean, people fall in love with you in line at the grocery store. I think it's safe to say there will always be fish in the sea, little sister.

Birthday Wishlist: 10 Things I'll Look for When I'm Lost

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I'm celebrating my birthday, and everyone's invited! I have no pointed wisdom, but I'll share with you anyway. Don't you feel loved? I hate to-do list...

The Birthday Eulogy

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

Anne Hathaway Shakespeare planned a great party for her husband William's 52nd birthday on April 23, 1616. She invited a bunch of his friends: Ben J...

The Perfect Party (Without the Stress)

Jessica Shaool | Posted 04.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jessica Shaool

The most important element of any party, in my opinion, is the theme. Having a theme directs the party and makes planning and decorating for the event significantly easier. There are so so many fun, cute and unique themes out there -- a theme doesn't have to be traditional either.

Deputies Save Boy's Birthday Party After None Of His Friends Show Up

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.20.2015 | Good News

"To serve (birthday cake) and protect" is not the motto for the Osceola County Sheriff's Office in Florida. But after their heroic rescue of a birthda...

Birthday Party Planning for the Recovering Perfectionist

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

"Oh, so this for you, then?" That's what my neighbor said when I told him a) I was thinking about a Lorax themed birthday party for my almost-3-year-old, and b) she'd probably be happy if the only decor were the three big, white balloons she'd chosen herself that morning.

Advice As I Turn 30

Abby Draper | Posted 04.18.2015 | Women
Abby Draper

Since it feels so big and important, I asked friends of mine who have survived their thirtieth year to give me one piece of advice that they felt would be of value when I hit the big milestone.

The 25 Best Gifts You Could Give Yourself

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

Give yourself the gift of following your dreams, your heart and your mind. Give your desires the merit they deserve and go after them wholeheartedly and unbiasedly. Who cares what other people think?

Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

One beautiful afternoon in Central Park, my husband and I sat and discussed having a child. Today, that child turned five. Though I'm not quite sure how that happened.