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'American Beauty' Star Talks Drug Use And Heath Ledger's Death

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment

Wes Bentley, best known for his role as Ricky Fitts in 1999's "American Beauty," opened up about his history of drug use and his close bond ...

I Love My Chocolate Chip Cookies. Here's Why.

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 09.01.2015 | Taste
Rachel Levy Lesser

I love that when someone I love is feeling sad or just not 100 percent, that I can bring them the cookies and just for a minute they can feel a tiny bit better or at least feel distracted by the crispiness on the outside and the chewiness on the inside of the homemade treats.

How to Survive an Election Year Without Losing Social Media Friends

Aimee L. Baror | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Aimee L. Baror

With social media being a part of most everyone's day, the attack memes and Repubs vs. Demos and vice versa has started en force. I've already had three or four friends threaten to un-friend or un-follow anyone who posts hate-filled political stuff.

5 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With Tryouts

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since many of your kids are in the thick of this, we need to have a good conversation about it sooner rather than later. I'm talking about one of the most stressful aspects of going back to or starting high school. So let's all say it out loud once and for all -- #TRYOUTS.

6 Tips to Avoid Hurt Feelings When Your Friends Divorce

Barry Gold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Divorce
Barry Gold

If one party in the divorce has been wronged, then that wronged spouse is going to see neutrality as acceptance of the ex's actions. And that spouse will consider any embrace of the bad actor a statement that you don't care about the hurt he or she endured.

How I'm Learning To Live Alone

Nancy Lang | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Lang

Today I had a day off with nothing planned, which actually made me feel a little uncomfortable. I generally like to have a list to check off in order to feel productive, but nothing I had to do was screaming out as urgent. Thus, I felt no urge to do any of it, so I didn't.

To My Non-Posting Friends on Facebook

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Technology
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

The truth is I wish you posted more on Facebook. It's a fact that I feel closer to my friends who post regularly on Facebook than I do to those who rely only on phone calls or visits for sharing their lives with me.

Taylor Swift Sings 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow And It's Glorious

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment

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Isn't 'Bad Friend' Just Another Oxymoron?

Jessica Denis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

If someone is constantly telling you how wrong you are or your actions are wrong let them go. Let them be in their own misery without you. Your life will be so much happier without the drama of a "bad friend."

Zac Efron Just Broke 'High School Musical' Fans' Hearts Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment

Zac Efron's musical memory was put to the test while doing press for his new movie "We Are Your Friends." Efron, his co-star Emily Rata...

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

Two Davids and a Portia - TV Originals

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

This is comedy satire at its best and it works because show creator Victor Fresco has the ability to make the absurd sound perfectly reasonable.

How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women in the Otherhood, the term I introduced in my book of the same name for those who aren't part of the expected social norm of marriage and motherhood, whether by choice, or like me, by circumstance, our friendships are key.

This Was Not the Blog I Planned to Write...

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

The other night, my friend Renata and I got into a bit of a rhetorical discussion that was born from an old episode of Friends. The basic gist was, does anyone ever really do anything for someone from a truly altruistic perspective?

'Friends' Deleted Scenes Reveal Bomb Joke That Never Made It On Air

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment

"Friends" fans, this one's for you. The show's been off the air for 11 years, but an old video of deleted scenes is making its way 'round the int...

Top 10 - 6 of 10 : Do You Have Too Many Friends?

Richard Koch | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

We under-cultivate what is most important. And nowhere is this more so than with regard to our friends.

How Do You Know If Your Child Is Emotionally Strong?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do we measure emotional well-being? It's what we all want for our children. As parents what should we look for to help us know our children feel secure and have positive self-images? What can we do to help them grow emotionally strong?

How To Know When To Forgive and When To Forget

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Paola Angeline. In this life, you will encounter people who will make you feel like you're meant to find each ot...

Field Trip

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Stanley Ely

Our quartet is made up of two men and two ladies, ages ranging from early fifties to early eighties. No one really young, nobody senile (as far as one can tell). I am one of the two male members and the oldest of the band (no novelty).

Jennifer Aniston Didn't Invite Half The Cast Of 'Friends' To Her Wedding

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment

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10 Tips to Make Switching Schools Easier

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing schools sounds simple, but it almost never is. Parents should carefully consider whether or not switching schools is the most appropriate option. Sometimes it may be best for parents to sacrifice or delay their own new opportunities in order to ensure stability for teens or adolescents, but that's not always possible or realistic.

Would You Rather Hook Up With: Ross Or Joey From 'Friends'

Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go | James Nichols | Posted 08.09.2015 | Gay Voices

Life often presents us with tough choices, but we’re here to help work them out. Each week, we discuss two attractive men, weigh the pros and co...

How Embracing My Inner Nerd Led Me to Find My Divine Self

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

Most of my friends don't believe this, but my childhood friends know. Growing up, I was a nerd. I was shy, teacher's pet, valedictorian in elementary school, terrified of boys; and I was most comfortable when I had my nose in a book.

15 Little Ways To Deepen Your Relationship With Anyone

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

Pay attention to the little things. Notice what they're often most bothered by, what their favorite flavor of ice cream is. Know their Taco Bell order so you can surprise them with it.

Who Are Your Gatekeepers?

James Altucher | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Dear Josie and Mollie (my daughters), Everyone hates you. I mean, I don't hate you. Most of the time. But teachers hate you. Your future boss hat...