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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


The Gift

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


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...

10 Birthday Reflections From a Sober 30-Year-Old

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

So much happened in my 20s -- lost relationships, lost friendships, my alcoholism peaked, I got sober, moved countries, started my writing career, and found the love of my life. The lows were low and the highs were high. I am embracing the pain of letting go of the last decade of my life.

A Letter To My Daughter On Her 4th Birthday

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

On the eve of your birthday, I hugged you goodnight and whispered, "Happy birthday, Jane. I can't believe you'll be 4 tomorrow." You looked up, and with the utmost innocence, you said, "But, I'll always be your baby. Even when I die, right?"

BOLD Living at 49

Nancy Sharp | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

I celebrated on May 7 and as a gift to myself -- and you -- I offer insights and strategies about BOLD Living at 49. Why BOLD Living? Well, why not? Life's richer when you write the story you want to live.

Here's When You Should Forget About Counting Calories

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Last weekend at a baseball game, I went straight for the pretzels and hot dogs because -- hello! -- I was at a baseball game. So I was pretty taken ab...

102-Year-Old Grandma Blows Out Teeth While Blowing Out Birthday Candles

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

It's no easy feat living to 102, so it should come as no surprise that Nonnie was a little extra excited to blow out the candles on her cake. So excit...

Birthday Wishes in the Facebook Era

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariel Gros-Werter

I recently celebrated another birthday... thank you for your well-wishes. In the week since my birthday, I've received over a hundred "happy birthday" messages, many of them from people I haven't spoken to in years.

On Planning My Own

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

This year I am turning 40 and this year there is no dad around to whisper reminders in the kid's ears. The triviality of all of this is not lost on me, but I am who I am and these occasions are important to me. To me they matter.

For 2015 Science-Themed Birthday Parties Are the New 'Frozen'

Anne Chertoff | Posted 05.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Anne Chertoff

Think you want to plan a scientific party for your birthday boy or girl? Here are some crafty and creative ideas you can do at home.

5 Reasons To Stop Whining About Your Age

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My friend is moaning and groaning about turning 50. I finally got tired of her complaints and told her to pull up her control-top, big-girl panties and get over it. When she continued to bemoan the fact that her gumption had no function, I asked if she would prefer to drop dead at age 49.

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.