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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.

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.