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What A Dad Facing Death Put At The Top Of His Bucket List

Jay Smith | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Jay Smith

Two years ago, at age 35, I was running my own company, traveling the world and enjoying my family. Now, I can only move a few fingers, can't take a step unassisted, and spend my days in a wheelchair with my family feeding me like a baby -- or a king, depending on how you look at it.

Why I Don't Have a Bucket List

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Every so often, words or phrases seem to implant themselves in my mind and not let go. Over the ...

13 Recipes That Should Be On Your Summer Bucket List

Food52 | Posted 07.01.2015 | Taste

Has summer started so quickly for you that you've not yet gotten around to even thinking about a bucket list?

Oprah Is About To Cross A Rather Unusual Item Off Her Bucket List

OWN | Posted 09.19.2014 | OWN

When you're Oprah Winfrey, you've had a lot of incredible life experiences to be grateful for. In her 60 years, Oprah has sat down with current and fo...

The Bucket List Trip That Changed My Life Forever

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I wrote my first bucket list when I was in my 20s. And it was really more of a wish list. I wanted to visit all 50 states. All seven continents. All seven Wonders of the World.

Why I've Been Consumed By Wanderlust Since Turning 50

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

While I don't yet have the freedom to spend several months a year writing in Belize or exploring the hill towns of Sicily, my goal is to make it happen within the next six to eight years.

Bucket List Trips in Your Own Backyard

Karen Schaler | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Trying to plan something special for my mom is a real challenge. We're opposite in so many ways. I travel around the world for a living doing my Trave...

9 Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

In honor of the Huffington Post's 9th birthday today, we're looking at "9 Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die." Almost everyo...

This Boy Is Going Blind, So He's Not Wasting A Single Moment

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents

Ben Pierce was born prematurely and only weighed one pound and six ounces. According to USA Today, his eyelids were fused shut at birth, which has cau...

25 Things You Absolutely Positively Must Do Before You Die

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

Everyone has a bucket list. Whether it's wacky, wild, fearless or frivolous, most people have compiled a list of things they want to do or places they...

The Ultimate Bucket List

Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel

Everyone has a bucket list. From the most mundane to the craziest to the budget and age-specific , creating and editing the places you want (nay, n...

25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25

Mary Schmidt | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Mary Schmidt

1. Most of the time, you don't know anything about anything. That was true when you were 15 and that will be true when you are 65. You do, however, know how to be a good person and you know how to follow your heart. Keep doing that and you'll be just fine.

9 Things Midlifers Never Want To Do Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty

Sure, we've all heard of bucket lists -- the things we want to do or see before we die. But what about an un-bucket list: Things that we've done and h...

Why You Should Have An Anti-Bucket List

Rachel Weight | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Rachel Weight

I'm all for adventure, going out of my comfort zone, and pushing limits, but I also feel freedom in declaring things I don't want to do and will not be pressured into doing.

14 Inspiring Post-Divorce Bucket Lists

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

There's nothing like divorce to inspire you to reevaluate your life goals. Just ask HuffPost Divorce readers. This week they shared the life goals...

10 Things To Do Before You Die (If You Have Really Low Standards)

Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy

1. Try gum - Don't let the specter of death engulf you before you've tried gum. Any flavor will do. 2. Finally find out how a stapler works - Wha...

New Moms Don't Make Bucket Lists

Amy Wruble | Posted 08.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Amy Wruble

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen one has recently experienced the miracle of life, the thought of closing that circle in death is unacceptable.

Living With a Sense of Urgency

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Stephenie Zamora

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf more people took the time to think about the fact that one day we all die, they'd be living completely different lives.

Bucket List? No Thanks.

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Sue Nathan

Maybe not having a list of dreams makes me a cynic. Maybe saying I only ever wanted to be a mother and an author makes me simple. But maybe what it really means is that I know myself well and feel completely content with who I am, and where I am, today.

The Parenting Myth That Drives Me Crazy | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents

Motherhood didn't end my growth or goals. It didn't water down my identity or stop me from traveling. My suitcase is heavier, as are my responsibilities, but nothing feels impossible.

Don't Be Afraid To Be Fearless

Katherine Davey | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Katherine Davey

We all have goals and we all have fears about achieving them, but it's how we handle those fears that determine whether or not -- and how quickly -- we get there.

Top 10 Must-See Destinations | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

There's an entire awe-inspiring world out there to see and experience. Rather than stay home and dream of what might have been, unearth that pas...

PHOTOS: The World's Best Breakfasts

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Whatever time zone you wake up in, the best breakfasts will brighten your mood, fortify you for the day, and give you a taste of daily life in that destination.

The Silver Lining To My Daughter's Traumatic First Year

Amanda Orr | Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents
Amanda Orr

When our daughter was born, she was beautiful and she screamed. A lot. We brought her home, she kept screaming, and we told ourselves it was normal. But then it wasn't normal.

Why Every College Needs a 'Before I Die...' Wall

Stephanie Beach | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Stephanie Beach

Bucket lists allow you to prioritize what is most significant in your life. College students spend so much time being college students that sometimes it seems as though that is the sole factor that defines you.