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6: Not Just Blossom's Friend. In Her Opinionation, The Sun Is Gonna Surely Shine!

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

Last year on my daughter's fifth birthday I wrote "Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young". On her sixth birthday I think how this year is so dif...

55 Restaurants That Give You Free Food On Your Birthday

Thrillist | Posted 02.02.2016 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Sarah Anderson Credit: Lili Sams/Thrillist Waking up on your birthday to well wishes and good vibes from all the people who remembered is ...

Why I'd Rather Be 50 Than 25 (And Maybe Even 30)

Ken Budd | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Two weeks ago I turned 50. I wondered if I would wake up suddenly wiser, or with osteoporosis, but 50 felt no different than 49 -- which is true of most milestone birthdays. Do you remember turning 10? Of course not. (Though no one made senior citizen jokes when I turned 10.)

Finding Forty

Monica Cox | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Monica Cox

So maybe I am over the hill like those old decorations taunted my own father. But I can't wait to see what's on the hill behind this one. And the one after that. If the first forty is any indication, it promises to be quite the journey.

Minsky Stripper Turns 100 (the Last Living Star of Burlesque)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On January 23, 1916, Betty Jane Rowland was born in Columbus, Ohio. On the day of her 100th birthday I spent the afternoon with the still flame-haired...

Getting Older Does Not Suck

Amy Selwyn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Up until recently, I have f*cking dreaded the aging process. But I am alive. And it's going to be my birthday. I am going to eat some cake and I'm going to blow out some candles. This is a plan. It's an awesome one.

My Other Birthday

Joel Peterson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Joel Peterson

As I celebrate this other birthday, I can't help but reflect on what it means, not just to me, but to the woman who adopted me. And to the one that let me go to a life that she could not imagine.

33 Lessons As I Turn 33

Sarah Warman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Sarah Warman

Be kind to everyone. You never know where or when they will show up in your life again.

16 Celebrities Turning 50 In 2016

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

Fifty has never looked better, what with sexy celebs from Brad Pitt to Johnny Depp to Elle Macpherson joining the post-50 club in the last year. But j...

The Art of Giving Gifts

Taurra SunEagle | Posted 12.09.2015 | Comedy
Taurra SunEagle

We should all aspire to be Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec: the greatest gift giver in the history of the world. Her gifts were always thoughtful, creative, and well-planned.

My Birthday Letter

Noelle Newby | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Noelle Newby

You learned the bare minimum hours of sleep you can get and still be a somewhat-functioning human being, the number of times a day a toddler can ask why, and that you will never again laugh without peeing a little.

When I Blow Out My Candles

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 12.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nika C. Beamon

On Dec. 17, when I go to blow out my candles again I will again re-examine my master to do list, which contains all the things I want to accomplish in this life before I go. I know I'll be able to check off a few more things.

What I Know To Be True On My 59th Birthday

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Today is my birthday. I'm officially 59, and these are my last 12 months before the 60s begin. As some of you will agree, by this age birthdays are more about reflection than celebration, good company than pricey presents.

The Lake Havasu Mystery

Sandy Thomas | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

So I wake up in the night and my brain says this: Lake Havisu. Weird. Not only have I never been to Lake Havisu, I'm not even sure where it is. Is it by the Hoover Dam? Near Las Vegas? It's 4 A.M. and before I can stop it, my brain is flitting from one enigmatic thing to the next.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.