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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.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Why Life Is Beautiful

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

I write for anyone wondering and asking why am I here, why should I keep on going, what about this life is so beautiful that I should want to smile in my day?

Get Your Safety Freak On

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone thinks their parents grew up in the Stone Age but most kids today would be shocked if they knew the details of how their parents were raised. It's amazing any of us survived childhood after drinking water out of the kitchen faucet, the garden hose and the local pond.

All we Have is Time: Celebrating 90 Years of Life

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Aubrie Przybysz

At 21-years-old, I have recognized that the most valuable thing I have in this world is time. And if you are like me, you do not like that time to be wasted. I am only on the precipice of my life, especially when I look at my Grandpa Joe.

The Bucket Stops Here

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

Not long ago I was helping my father with a job at his house, and a five gallon bucket of water had to be carried outside. I grabbed the handle t...

Aging Gracefully: 10 Anti-Aging Strategies

Margaret Marshall | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Aging is a luxury. One you should embrace and enjoy. Beginning these anti-aging strategies at a young age will yield a greater benefit for you, but it is never too late to start.

To My Daughter, At Halftime

Whitney Fleming | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

Although other moms have warned me that the second half is hard -- perhaps the hardest -- part of having a daughter, I think we're ready to tackle it. Like any good coach, I've got a game plan, and I know what worked in the first half probably won't work in the next.

To My Daughter, Who Turns 5 Today

Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

I saw it happen this fall. You turned from a toddler into a little girl right before my eyes.

The Importance Of Being 7

Devon Corneal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Today you are 7 and I am amazed. You don't know this, but every night I check on you before I go to sleep, and last night, I stared at you for an hour because I cannot believe how big you are. Of all of the things in my life, you are the thing of which I am most proud.

How We're Celebrating Our Twins' Third Birthday When One of Our Birthday Boys Is No Longer Here

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

I own the heartache of Micah. I celebrate Micah, speak his name, and share his story in ways that bring me peace. I love that I can now confidently and calmly say: It is Micah and Zachary's birthday.

"Cupcake Amnesty:" Childhood Obesity and the Political Divide

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

No cupcake-related "rules or guidelines" were in fact "abolished" by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees our state's child nutrition programs, but Miller likely cares little about the specifics.

On The Occasion Of My Son's Birthday, A Toast

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

Today, I'll raise a glass to Louie Hevizy, the doctor who broke the rules and brought my wonderful, hard-working and loving son into this world.

This Is What Birthdays Are Like When You're A 43-Year-Old Single Mom (Hint: They're Great)

Terri Linton | Posted 03.01.2015 | Divorce
Terri Linton

I could be crazy in love, or at least deeply in like, with a fantastic man. I could be 10 pounds slimmer. I could have more money than I'd know what to do with. I could not be a divorced single mom. But at 43, with all of its twists and turns, life has been good to me.

What I Learned This Year

Ari Andersen | Posted 02.28.2015 | Good News
Ari Andersen

There's a weird phenomenon that exists, and I think this year was the first time I've begun to recognize it: The more you learn, the more you realize that the number of things you know divided by the number of things you don't know is an infinitesimally small figure.