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Why I Decided To Propose To My Boyfriend

Rosie Noesi | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Rosie Noesi

I did it! I popped the question to my boyfriend. Why, you may ask? I had a really intimate conversation with Tashera Simmons, DMX's ex-wife. Who!? DMX, the rapper. Yes, the rapper.

The Birds And The Bees, Version 2.0

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Ido Bendet-Taicher

There is a saying: It takes a village. Well, for our family it is literally a true statement. My husband, Eli, and I have two beautiful daughters. Milo is five years old and Demi is 19 months old. To have them, we needed to go through two surrogacy journeys with the help and support of a wonderful egg donor, two amazing gestational carriers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, attorneys and our close family, of course. Both Milo and Demi share the same egg donor and have a different biological dad; one girl is biologically Eli's and one is biologically mine.

Why In My Family, I'm Both The Mom And Dad

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

My husband and I knew we wanted to be parents even before we got married. One problem: we are two men.

Keeping That Sizzle Long After First Sight

Rosie Noesi | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weddings
Rosie Noesi

We all have different ways we need to be loved. A note on your lover's car before they go to work can go a long way. In the book "The 5 Love Languages," the author tell us about how to show your partner love by speaking their love language. There are five: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, touch, and acts of service.

How My Birth Plan Ended Up Being Thrown Out The Window

Nina Ferrer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Nina Ferrer

There were two things I was sure of when I got pregnant: I did not want to know the sex of the baby until delivery and I did not want an epidural. I wanted to go natural. Once I hit hour 24 of contractions, I had different feelings about going natural.

For This Father, NYC Schools Are Worth The Planning & Work

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.08.2015 | New York
Ido Bendet-Taicher

Although demanding and time consuming, the school selection process has been a remarkably enjoyable and inspiring experience for our family. We became familiar with truly wonderful schools. We were impressed by their admirable programs and by their inspiring educators and leaders. Nonetheless, with every school visit, it became clearer and clearer which school is our first choice school -- our perfect match.

Our American Dream. Or, Why The Hell Did We Move To The United States?

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

In the early summer of 2007, I got a call from my husband, Ido, about a New York City relocation opportunity at his company. I don't know why, but I...

How Not To Act When A Man Gives You A Ring

Rosie Noesi | Posted 05.01.2015 | Divorce
Rosie Noesi

If a person goes into their backyard and sees a huge bear three feet away from them, a few things may happen. Either they will be frozen in fear or run back into the house, or they will attempt to fight off the ferocious animal. This traumatizing event now becomes a part of the person's life and stays with them for years to come.

Living With The In-Laws And Tearing Down Walls

Nina Ferrer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Nina Ferrer

It has been said that living through construction can break a relationship apart. Why my husband Stefano and I thought it to be a great idea to start a gut renovation, move in with his family and plan a baby shower while six months pregnant just shows the type of go getters we are. We are never afraid of a challenge therefore we always find ourselves in challenging situations.

Welcome To The Working Parents Club

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Ido Bendet-Taicher

As most couples do, my husband Eli and I have come up with our own way of sharing responsibilities and defining roles. Part of it was naturally developed throughout the years, whereas for the rest of it, well, we simply sat down and split the load based on preferences, strengths, and for the undesired chores such as laundry... we just flipped a coin.

Religion & Sex - Or How To Instantly Alienate Nearly Everyone

Jonathan Bricklin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Bricklin

Recently, when my relationship ended (and not before, as it may appear) I embarked on an expedition, of sorts, to discover what a tailor fitted romance might look like on me. Deconstructing a traditional relationship by eliminating rules felt like a good place to start. I've never had established rules of conduct with any of my friends or family, just trust that we would behave and interact respectfully, which should be a prerequisite for any relationship.

Father Shares How His Family Came Together After Gutting Loss

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Eli Bendet-Taicher

When we opened the real-life memory box sent by the hospital team who took care of Isli during the last days of her short life, Ido and I finally had the chance to grieve together. Even though we knew what would be in there, and the box lived in a closet that we opened daily, we still couldn't go through with opening it for more than a year.

The Death of Fake Reality Television, The Birth of 'Connected'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Oshry | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

To celebrate the premiere of "Connected," a new docu-series premiering this week on AOL, some of the biggest reality television stars from the last de...

Chasing Glances

Bryan Reimer | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Bryan Reimer

Today's connected world is bound to become even more complex, as devices with screens become even more pervasive. Brands and advertisers will need to work harder to grab your attention -- and legible type is key.

Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

What Is The Real Price Of Technology?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ekaterina Walter

Why is it so hard to switch off? Is it because it's addictive? Is it because we don't want to miss out on anything? Is it because we use social networks as a place to stroke our own egos? Whatever the reason is, there are repercussions to be aware of. Smartphone and computer use can cause a number of psychological issues:

3 Awesome Tech Gadgets You Need Now

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm a tech geek and nothing gets me as excited as stumbling upon a new gadget. I'm interested in just about anything cool that has an on/off switch, d...

Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

Put down the phone. Be present and be in the moment for just one day. Enjoy the conversation of those that are physically with you, those who have chosen to take time out of their lives and spend it with you. Watch an entire movie without checking your phone. Disconnect for just a moment.

Burnt Out at 28?

Shane Dolan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Shane Dolan

We live in a society where getting ahead is too often in direct proportion to the speed at which we operate. Yes, fast-paced is sometimes necessary. There will always be a deadline quickly approaching or an urgent matter that was completely unplanned for -- that's part of life.

Marketing in the Connected Consumer Age Is Outside-in

Jacqueline Corbelli | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Corbelli

The stakes have never been higher for embracing the changes required of marketers and the industry at large to meet the new expectations of consumers and remake the connections between media, content and advertising.

The New Space Race

Thomas Fisher | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Thomas Fisher

Nearly 60 years ago, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. started a race to see which country would dominate outer space, leading to extensive investment not only in scientific and technological research, but also in educating American students in the STEM fields.

The Art of Now

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

The connection to the earth, or the world around us, is essential to connecting with The Now and grounding us in what is in right in front of us. It is the raw moments of life that water our roots and feed our souls. So be, and be Now.

(VIDEO) Morgan Spurlock To Produce Long-Form Series for AOL

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has teamed up with Israeli producer Ram Landes to create a long-form series for AOL, in a partnership introduc...

Death and Technology in the Millennial Age

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.10.2014 | Technology
Teresa Lee

Everywhere I looked was her face. Every one of her friends who messaged me was another picture of her that I had to look at over and over again.

Technology or Teachers?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 04.21.2014 | Education
Kathy Kemper

There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.