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Be Intentional When You Celebrate

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

When you celebrate a wedding or a holiday like Valentine's Day, do you ever stop to think about doing it differently? Or even more importantly, do you think about the deeper meaning? Let's think about it in a little depth.

The Best Kick-Ass Anniversary Present Ever

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.21.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I remember when my dad turned 80 and his children and grandchildren chipped in and bought him a very expensive leather briefcase, embossed with his three initials. We didn't really think about it, other than that his old one was tattered and stained. My dad, on the other hand, was ecstatic.

Memorial Day DIY -- G.I. Cap Napkin Fold

Kim Cox | Posted 05.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Kim Cox

Take your Memorial Day celebration up a notch with this impressive napkin fold. You will feel guilty accepting all the compliments knowing how easy it was to create. You get a lot of bang for your buck (effort) with this one. Go ahead, pull out a napkin and try it!

Why I want presents for Mother's Day

Natalie Romero | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Natalie Romero

Yes, you heard right. I want presents! Now before everyone throws their arms up in the air and gives me their best mummy judging frowns let me explai...

What Will We Do Without Our People?

Natalie Romero | Posted 04.23.2017 | Parents
Natalie Romero

Relationships require effort. They require care and feeding. When you don't nurture you run the risk of having those relationships fall apart.

Secrets of Fabulous Wedding Photography

Anne Naylor | Posted 02.05.2017 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

With all of us snapping with our smart phones, posting Instagrams, why would you engage a professional photographer for your wedding?

So THAT'S Why You Shouldn't Wear A Green Hat In China

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.26.2017 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Colors play an important role in our lives. They can remind us of a place, a time of year, or our favorite traditions, and can also shape the way we f...

How a Blessing of Light Enriches Your Marriage

Anne Naylor | Posted 01.07.2017 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

Performing a wedding ceremony is a blessing for me. I love the weddings I officiate, and the couples I meet for them.

These Photos Show The Beauty Of Celebrating Our Dead

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices

The Day of the Dead is more than just sugar skull make-up and colorful getups; it's a day of remembrance. The Mexican holiday, celebrated on the firs...

Without Family Around, Holidays Really Suck

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.15.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

For over 14 years, my nest has been empty. My kids are scattered and the grandchildren live far away. Tumultuous family gatherings have not materialized, nor have impromptu dinners, brunches, or barbecues. And I am sad.

The Wonder of Electricity

Sarah Weatherwax | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Sarah Weatherwax

The Library Company of Philadelphia's founder Benjamin Franklin, as many of you probably know, conducted electrical experiments in mid-18th century Ph...

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Boomer Season's Greetings and Fond Memories!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.

Over The Hill And Loving It

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Yes, I am looking forward to the other side of the hill, to being over it and seeing just what is waiting for me on the other side

5 Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month

Debra Carpenter | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

November is designated as National Entrepreneurship Month (NEM), a time to celebrate the men and women who have the courage to take smart risks in business, enriching and innovating our lives with the results of their efforts.

Celebrate 5000

John Willey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
John Willey

Let's face it, we all want a reason to party, and not something stupid like announcing the gender of your child. That is NOT a thing. What I am prop...

Trending: 7 Key Traits Found in Millennial Generation Weddings

Anne Naylor | Posted 12.13.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

If you were born between 1980 and 2000, you are one of the Millennial Generation. It is likely that you will not want the traditional white wedding, but you will want to create your own special marriage celebration.

How to Appreciate Everyday Moments by Creating a Personal Ritual

Sharon Glassman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Lisa Hunter creates custom ceremonies in Boulder, Colorado. Her goal: help folks acknowledge life's Big Milestones - weddings, baby namings, housew...

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Zoukis

Prison is an odd place to be celebrating LGBT issues. To us non-LGBT prisoners, it can feel as if this celebration causes more problems than it solves. But if we look within ourselves and focus on the real issue then I think that we can come to the agreement that celebrating LGBT month in prison really wasn't a bad idea at all.

Celebratory Travels

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Looking back on my life, I realize I have been lucky to have taken a number of memorable celebratory trips.

6 Festivals for Throwing Shit Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Toss tunas, chuck oranges, and drench strangers with Rioja in the name of celebration!

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.

LungLeavin' Day: How We Turned Something Tragic Into Something Good

Heather Von St. James | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

A sense of humor can help get you through the scariest of times; poking fun at something takes the fear away. Humor is the way that my husband Cameron and I handled one of the most terrifying and trying times in our lives.

New Year Traditions Around the World

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

In America, most of us celebrate a new year on January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar. But some parts of the world have different traditions.