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Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

Young Soccer Player Learns The Hard Way That Life Is Pain

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.25.2016 | Sports

Life is pain, and sports is life, so sports is pain, too. If you have any doubt, consider the kid in red, who straight-up quit the sport of so...

Cooking, R.I.P.?

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Marian Salzman

It wasn't all that long ago that Havas PR's annual trends report barely touched on the topic of food. Our trends for 2010 included a forecast of "incr...

My View For Today

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

I want to fast-forward; then I want to rewind. I don't know what the hell I want.

Let's Help Everyone in 2016 'Metaphorically Skip' With Every Interaction

Ted Rubin | Posted 01.17.2016 | Business
Ted Rubin

Need to lower the stress from a frustrating workday or find a way to put yourself in that "happy" place? Learn from children and skip. I'm not kidding...

What's Happened In The Years Since I Was Hit By A Car As A Child

Marcia Meier | Posted 01.16.2016 | Fifty
Marcia Meier

Roscoe braked and the car came to a halt about halfway down the block. People were running toward them, surrounding the car. Muriel didn't understand what had happened. 'You've hit a child!' they yelled. Muriel looked at her husband of 40 years. His face was the color of fresh Michigan snow.

How Greek Parents Discipline Their Children

Penny Phillips | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents
Penny Phillips

It is neither the threat of the police nor being baked in a convection oven that evokes the most fear in Greek children; it is not the wooden spoon or sandal either. It's the death stare of a Greek mother -- or what I like to call, the Voldemort of punishments.

The Brilliance of Her Growing Up

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Childhood is fragile. It's here, and then -- in a rush -- it's gone. It's shiny and new, curious and inventive -- and then it's faded, and worn, and from long ago.

Recalling Old Cars; Life From The Driver's Seat

Joan Stommen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

My next Birthday will mark fifty years I've been driving....keep reading to see why I was a late starter! Of the eight cars I called mine, two hold a ...

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

What 'Harry Potter' Taught Me About Trauma

The Establishment | Posted 01.09.2016 | Books
The Establishment

I not only didn't have to follow a template or measurement of my brain's responses in comparison to the people (Muggles) around me, I also got to satisfy the child-like part of myself that was raised to believe that parentless people (or kids with serious PTSD) could be heroic.

Would You Go Back in Time?

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 01.08.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Have you ever had one of those days where everything is just so confused, so screwed up, so emotional, and the weight is so heavy on your shoulders th...

The Day My Daughter Became a Woman

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Beverly Willett

I had an actual "aha" moment with my youngest. It had nothing to do with her having reached a physical milestone. But at the moment it occurred I suddenly felt certain that I'd just witnessed her crossing over into womanhood.

This Is What It's Like To Be The Only Black Kid In Class

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices

Poet S.C. Says stood out among the white peers he grew up with. He admitted how much this bothered him in a spoken word piece he per...

You Made Me A Mama

Wendy Wisner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

I will always be your mama. I will always love you fiercely. I will always feel startled by the depth of this love. I will always be in awe of your raw, honest beauty.

Why I Still Love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Paul Kraly | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Kraly

I must have been about two or three years old. I remember sitting under a Christmas tree, opening a present, and it was night-time, and I'd just manag...

There Went Santa Claus

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

As is the tradition in this merry little town we now call home, Santa Claus comes to us. In a little red sled, on a big brown trailer, pulled by a grey pickup truck. And flanked by a police escort.

17 Times You Wish You Could Be A Kid Instead Of An Adult Woman

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women

As a kid, it seemed like adults (or older siblings) often said, "You'll understand when you're older." And while age does help usher in a lot of wisdo...

5 Lessons From My 'Star Wars' Childhood

Stephanie Harper | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Stephanie Harper

It's hard to believe that we've hit the final stretch before the much anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And, as I eagerly (and admittedly a little nervously) await this next installment, I've had the opportunity to reflect on what the Star Wars franchise has meant to me over the years.

10 Steps to Reclaiming Your Childlike Wonder This Christmas

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

Let's figure out how to steer our holiday actions down a lane paved with opportunities to evoke the childlike-holiday-wonder that fizzled out around the time our teenage hormones bubbled up.

Santa Claus Gave Me The Sex Talk

Wes Janisen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Janisen

It was a crisp, clear day in December 1998, and I'd just been released from my 5th grade classroom for Winter Break. It had been a spectacular day, fi...

Sometimes It's Okay to Bend the Rules

Beverly Willett | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Beverly Willett

While there was plenty of educational purpose to our trip, weren't we also supposed to have fun? Bond, eat junk food and hide under the covers? Wouldn't it be okay to bend the rules a little bit and turn a blind eye if the kids stuffed harmless contraband in my bag?

In Defense of Head Lice

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

We have it again. Not all of us this time. Not even most. But enough. The tiny combs are unsheathed. The bedding has been bagged. The house smells of coconut oil and eucalyptus. Also frustration.

A Boy and His Blanket

Lori Ferraro | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I was never a kid who had a special stuffed animal, a blankie, a "lovey" or a teddy bear that made me feel secure -- something that I loved until it e...

Are Stories from Your Childhood Holding You Back?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

What I've noticed (and experienced myself) is that when our lives aren't going as well as we'd like, we forget about all we've accomplished. Instead, we fixate everything that's wrong in the present.