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The 6 Injustices of Cancer

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Remission does not mean recovery. The medical community pronounces patients "done" once their final treatments of chemo, radiation or surgery are over. However, for most people with cancer this is where the real challenges begin.

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

Why Turning 65 Is A Process Best Shared With Close Friends

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am turning 65, a birthday pinnacle that, without question, sounds astonishing even to me. And to mark the occasion, I staged my own version of Coachella: I called a summit of my Wolf Pack.

Being Friendly

Stanley Ely | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Maybe New Yorkers have gotten a bad rap. In fact, the folks in my building, not 40 stories, but a more humane 10, are pretty friendly. In the hallway or elevator, neighbors say, "Good morning," or "Have a good day."

7 New Clubs to Start With Your Friends

PureWow | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living

We get that a book club is a great excuse to see your friends and helps you become a more well-rounded human, but lately it feels like everyone we kno...

16 Ways Women Succeed in Sisterhood and Society

Geneva Fonda | Posted 01.27.2015 | Women
Geneva Fonda

So whether we are entrepreneurs, employees, stay-at-home mothers, students, relatives, friends, or business associates, as women, our genuine affinity to one another need not be the exception. It should serve as the inspiration everyone else uses to reset their beautiful circles.

A Bully? My Kid? Impossible!

Annie Fox | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

This is about understanding your child. Be compassionately curious about his friendships and he's likely to open up.

Why You Should Try Not To Worry Alone

Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl The best way to prevent yourself from becoming paralyzed with worry, writes psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowel...

5 Reasons Why College Girlfriends Rock

MiddleSexy | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women

There is something so special and irreplaceable about the friends that you make in those truly transforming college years. I wouldn't want to repeat them but man, those years were something else. Here are five reasons why girlfriends from your college years are special...

The Crucial Ways Our Friends Make Us Happier

Happify | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Monica Geller and Rachel Green. Ernie and Bert. Best friends just go together and you know you can count on your pal...

Why 'Bullying' Is the New 'Little Boy Who Cried Wolf'

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Education
Signe Whitson

It is important to distinguish between rude, mean and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, police, youth workers, parents and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to intervene. As we have heard too often in the news, a child's life may depend on a non-jaded adult's ability to discern between rudeness at the bus stop and life-altering bullying.

Friendship Categories and Classifications: What's Your Friend's Type?

S. L. Young | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

Anyone who reviews this information will hopefully not have to examine it closely to determine the categories which describe their friendships. If so, then there might be a need to review the classifications carefully as a guide to reevaluate a relationship.

The 9 Most Feminist Things About 'Friends'

Bustle | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

Even though Friends was pretty PG show most of the time, it had a secret, beautiful feminist core that really came through sometimes. Here, we take a look at the nine most feminist things about Friends -- which was actually, as it turns out, way more progressive than you probably realized.

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.16.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Have you ever asked a stranger for something as basic as food or shelter? I have. It's the most humiliating and humbling experience you can ever have.

Friendship: The Nourishment Comes in Many Forms

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The four of us did what we do best: We laughed. I'm not sure if we are actually as clever as we believe ourselves to be. But it doesn't really matter. We laughed through our days until we exhausted ourselves.

Istanbul Led Me Back to Cairo

Mona Shadia | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
Mona Shadia

I realized I'd never explored my hometown the way I'd explored Istanbul. I'd never given it the chances I'd gave to Istanbul. Though I greatly admire it, I'd never been open to its possibilities. Every magnificent spot in Istanbul reminded me of something about Cairo. So this is where I'm going next.

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Jessica Rosenberg

My friends? My true friends? I miss them. I think that these superficial conversations and check-ins which give me that false feeling of having connected with people are the reason I feel lonely and dissatisfied as I sit here at my desk.

A Gift From the Sea: A Treasure

Honey Good | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

Immersed within these fifty years have been extraordinary women from all walks of life, who have shared their lives with me. I would not be who I am if I had not met them. We are all unique, dancing to our own drummer, and yet we are all alike because we belong to the same sorority... womanhood.

Goin' Down to Bitsyland

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Marshall P. Duke

There are ways to deal with the post-holiday doldrums, but they require our active participation. First of all, we must realize that "downs" are natural aspects of life. Everyone experiences them. But there are ways to ease them.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

Interfaith Friendship Is the Boldest Way to Defy Extremists

Charlotte Dando | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Charlotte Dando

Given the news headlines week-in, week-out, interfaith and intercultural relations ought surely to be a priority. Yet we struggle to find funding and support.

Three New Mantras: Talk to Strangers, Say Yes, and Give Back to Others

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

While this is my blueprint for a Year of Awesome and yours may vary, I recommend the backbone of talking to strangers, saying yes, and giving back to others. Think about places to volunteer, new places to visit, or people you want to meet. You never know who or what you might find.

Straight Women, Gay Men Are Friends, Not Accessories

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

This was not the first time I'd been accosted by a straight woman wanting me to be her shopping pal, nor was it the first time I'd been told how oh-so-fabulous I, as a gay man, would make a straight woman's life.

No Pain, No Gain: Losing the Weight of One-Sided Friendships In 2015

Unwritten | Posted 01.08.2015 | College

With the start of a new year comes a long list of resolutions that we plan to uphold in order to better ourselves. Eat less carbs. Drink less soda.

When Will Cooler Heads Prevail?

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

Man just kills another man Saying God had told him so Is he following God's plan Or those really in the know? Those who orchestrate events And use...