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5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

More than just the networking, though, the friends and students I have met in my FIRST robotics experience have been some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

An Open Letter to 'Cool' Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

"I think we're not in Kansas..." leaps to mind during the descent into Adelaide, South Australia -- having left San Francisco more than 22 hours ago...

5 Surprising Ways Your Friends Influence You (According To Science)

Amy Morin | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

The company you keep says a lot about you. Friends have a big influence over how you feel, think, and behave. Here are five reasons you should be careful who you surround yourself with.

Don't Let Mom Jeans Happen to You!

Mara Menachem | Posted 06.13.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

It was only until I stood on the sidelines of a Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Are You the Walking Dead?

Tenille Livingston | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tenille Livingston

There are many among us that are aimlessly searching for things without substance. They are merely living, but existing and settling for the crumbs of...

12 Great Relationships That Never Happened

Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

Remember the time that C.J. and Toby finally realized they were madly in love and began a romantic relationship that went down in favorite-TV-couples ...

Please Help Me Achieve My Goal of Writing an Essay That Gets One Million "Likes" On Facebook

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.29.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

To like or not like a Facebook post contradicts normal human biology. In real life, by not acknowledging something is to express your like. You like that you were able to make it out of bed this morning. But you don't actually say it.

An Open Letter to My Ex-Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.30.2015 | Good News
Jennifer Twardowski

This is likely a letter that you have never in a million years expected to see. We haven't been friends in so many years that you probably thought I had never thought about you anymore. Clearly, based on the fact that I'm even writing this letter, that's not true.

An Open Letter to Conversation Stealers

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Greenberg

You will be doing a service to both yourselves and your partners in dialogue if you share the conversation. Your relationships will likely improve in quality and last longer if you tweak your communication skills.

Sunflowers for Merrie: Choosing an Afterlife Avatar

TueNight | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

It was Merrie's birthday last week, her 56th, if she had lived to celebrate it. Merrie was ... oh it's impossible to say who Merrie was to me: one of my oldest and closest friends doesn't quite do it.

Confirmation Emails, Or It Didn't Happen

Alex Lawrence | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lawrence

I often make plans with friends for a night in the future, and then as the day approaches, if there's been radio silence on the event, you start to wonder, is it still a date? Or you make what you thought were very "soft" plans with someone, only to be thrown off when they text "Where you are? We're here." You think, "But... I never got a confirmation! I didn't know it was actually happening."

What a Skirt Taught Me About Social Media and Life

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Our interactions with family and friends are often social media-dependent. If grandma and mom aren't privy to a party or event, oh well. We'll tell them about it a week later. Our Instagram and Facebook friends see pictures of an event before family even knows there was one in the first place.

'Harry Potter' Reimagined As 'Friends' Is The TV Show We Didn't Know We Needed

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment

YouTube user Jeremiah Rivera, describing himself as "just a person who got bored," posted a mashup this week of two pop culture sensations -- "Harry P...

Say Goodbye to Your Guilty Pleasure

Brianna Susnak | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Brianna Susnak

While I realize world peace is a long shot, acknowledging others' guilty pleasures as genuine and valid interests -- and not something to feel embarrassed about -- may be a good starting place when it comes to improving relationships with our family and friends.

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Introverted Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Introverted teens require less social stimulation and appear to be more comfortable than their more outgoing extroverted peers with being alone. I say let's celebrate both personality types and stop making the assumption that introverts are at a distinct disadvantage.

Only Fair Weather

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Destressing 101

Betty Revah | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Watching really bad TV shows/movies: I have a confession to make. Of this, I am an expert. Think something bad, something so, so bad, it's actually good. The Bachelor is a great example of this, and the finale this Monday (which I totally didn't see), an even better one.

In Case You Forgot What Your Best Friends Are For, Here's Your Reminder

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy

What are friends for, if not to give it to you straight? Comedian Michael Henry perfectly encompasses the meaning of friendship in his sketch "Bes...

Friends Give Your Life Meaning

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 05.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Gisonni

Your circle of friends can come from normal or unexpected circumstances. Sometimes a complete stranger comes into your life and becomes your friend.

Technology: Embrace It, Fear It, Live It

Janelle Lopez | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Janelle Lopez

As a tech-savvy millennial, I've noticed how detrimental technology can be to living in the moment. Fellow millennials are attached to free Wi-Fi, rather than freedom. I think it's time to realize how lucky some of us are to live a life of freedom and to cherish moments of bliss.

Matthew Perry -- Nothing 'Odd' About This Guy!

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

I sat down to chat with him to find out how long he can go with dishes piled up in his sink before he loads them into the dishwasher, what's a deal breaker for him in a relationship and other eye-opening domestic questions that address (almost) everything you've ever wanted to know about the 45-year-old bachelor but were afraid to ask.

6 Signs It May Be Time to Break Up With Your Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Our friendships are a reflection of who we are. As we are growing and evolving as human beings, we may realize that some aspect of ourselves is no longer serving us. As a result, we may find ourselves needing to let friends go as well.